Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Racing to Love by Amy Gregory

 Racing to Love - Carter's Treasure

Title: Racing to Love
Author: Amy Gregory
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing


From the outside, Molly West had everything, beauty, brains, and a career she’d retired from not once, but twice. Being in the limelight and in a sport that was male driven, she was often surrounded by men. She ignored first the boys, and as she got older, the men. Her cold shoulder and patented not a chance in hell look were usually enough to get her point across. Molly had no plans in changing what was a perfectly good system. That is until she walked into the pits.

Carter Sterling had traveled the racing circuit since he was a boy. He’d heard all the old standbys, She’s out there somewhere, love comes along when you least expect it. Good things come to those that… Yeah, he’d heard them all. The last place he expected to meet the love of his life was on a pro track. All she did was smile, and he knew, looking into her sapphire blue eyes, Molly West was his. Forever.

If it was only that easy. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he had a gripping feeling in him. An overwhelming need to protect her—a girl he’d just met. Carter had learned a long time ago that gut feelings are almost never wrong. Molly now held his heart in her hands, but it was going to take a lot more than just love to protect her from the past she thought she’d buried a long time ago.

Here is an excerpt to tempt you even more:

They continued to walk back toward the pits, but he stopped when they were in the darkened hallway, just before they would have rounded the corner and been seen.

Molly’s heart sped.

He was still holding her hand, but turned to face her as he placed his other hand on her waist. She sucked in a breath when he stepped forward. Her first instinct was to be anxious, to cower back, but something in those ice blue eyes told her she didn’t have to be afraid.

When he had leaned in to kiss her when they were sitting on the track, she’d panicked. And then when he had started to move away, she’d panicked again—for a different reason entirely.

Those flip-flopping emotions were about to drive her crazy.

Now, in the dimmed corridor, Molly closed her eyes to catch her breath and to search for a decision. He’d been rubbing his thumb on her waist, but his movements stopped when her eyes dropped closed. The soothing strokes didn’t continue until she finally reopened her eyes and dragged her attention up his chest and past his Adam’s apple. She continued up until she locked her gaze with his. When she offered him a hesitant smile, he began stroking her again with a warm smile on his lips.

Staring down at her, he let go of her hand and skimmed the back of his over her cheek. She felt her heart thundering, her pulse racing when she ran her hands up his chest, feeling each and every rippled muscle. She’d never purposely touched a man like this before. Sure, she’d felt Brody’s muscles when she’d smacked him for one reason or another. Or when trying to push him off of her after he’d wrestled her to the ground being an ornery brother and all. But this? This was foreign.

Her eyes were back on her own fingers, taking everything in. She stopped at his heart and could feel it pounding hard beneath the soft cotton t-shirt.

“Just so you know…” he started in his slow, sexy voice.

She could tell he was waiting for eye contact again before continuing. “Yeah?” she whispered.

“I’m going to fall in love with you.”

Here's my review:

This was a great start to a new series. It was a romance that had some mystery and action too.

Molly West knows how to handle a bike. Guys not so much. She's had a rough life and guys make her nervous. That is until Carter Sterling enters the picture. From the beginning they are drawn to each other.

Carter knows almost instantly that this is "THE ONE". He will do whatever he has to to prove himself to not only her but her overbearing brother as well.

Things are looking good for Molly and Carter when things get scary. I don't want to give things away by saying what happens. There were many underlying issues in this story and that keep the story flowing and keeps you rooting for Molly to get a Happily Ever After.

I really thought Carter was wonderful. He was so understanding and sweet.

I especially liked the part with Molly and Erin in the hotel near the end of the book. It was cute!

I received a copy of Racing to Love in exchange for my honest review.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copyof this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

You can purchase Racing to Love from Amazon here! 

Author Bio
Amy Gregory leads an incredibly active lifestyle in Kansas City with her husband and their three fantastic kids who keep them running in three very different directions. When she’s not rushing her oldest daughter to tumbling, her youngest daughter to music lessons, or sitting track-side watching her son practice motocross, she’s taking the few minutes in between to scribble the next pages in her Racing to Love series.

When asked, “When do you have time to write?” Amy Gregory giggles. “In bits and pieces,” she says.

Amy is known for her snarky, off the cuff sense of humor, which you’ll find shining through in the characters she’s created. Her debut novel is Racing to Love, Carter’s Treasure,

I’ve spent my whole life trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and now I’ve finally found it. – Amy Gregory

You can connect with Amy Gregory here: 
 Amy's Blog or Twitter

Her Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing

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Here's the tour schedule.

July 23 - TE Garden of Books - Review/Giveaway/Interview

July 24- Insomnia of Books - Review/Guest Post
July 25 - Abbey Ann's Bookland - Review
July 26 -Always YA at Heart - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt

July 27 -Rea's Reading and Reviews - Review/Excerpt
July 27 - Musings of a Bookworm - Review/Giveaway
July 30 - What's on the Bookshelf - Review/Excerpt
July 31 - Crazy Four Books - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
August 1 - Taking it One Page at a Time - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt
August 5 - A Case of Reading Insomnia - Review/Giveaway
August 5 - Words I Write Crazy - Review/Giveaway
August 6 - Reading a Little Bit of Everything - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
August 6 - Tana Rae Reads - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post/Excerpt
August 7 - Beth Art From the Heart - Review/Excerpt
August 8 - The Story of a Girl - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
August 8 - Black Hippie Chick - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
August 9 - Journey With Books - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
August 10 - A Date with a Book - Review
August 12 - My Reading Addiction - Review/Excerpt/giveaway
August 13 - In Between - Review/Giveaway
August 14 - Paulette's Papers - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
August 15 - My Devotional Thoughts - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
August 16 - My Cozie Corner - Review/Giveaway
August 17 - Sweeping the USA - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt


  1. Thank you so much for hosting my book and for your support! I truly appreciate your kind words about my work.

    1. Thank you. I really enjoyed Racing to Love and I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. I can't wait to see who the main character will be!

      I was able to host two awesome stories back to back. I can't ask for more. :D

    2. Well I can ease the suspense for you my dear! :) Jesse's Soul releases 1/3/13 and Eli follows a few months later!!!! I'm so glad you liked it and that makes me soooo happy!! <3

    3. Awesome! I'm marking it on my calendar now. That way I can get them as soon as they are out! Thank you.

    4. :) no, THANK YOU friend!!!

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt. The book sounds good.

    1. It was! I am eagerly waiting for the next book! :D