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I Belong

Review: Final Lap by Erin McCarthy

51U0e2TtScLTitle: Final Lap

Author: Erin McCarthy

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Fast Track (Book #8)

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

Format: Paperback, 304 Pages

ISBN-10: 0425261751 (Berkley/Penguin)

ISBN-13: 978-0425261750 (Berkley/Penguin)

Reviewed by: Roxanne


Switching into high gear……

At a friend’s lavish wedding, Harley McLain and her twin sister, Charity, meet sexy stock-car driver Cooper Brickman. The more reserved Harley is immediately smitten—until he hits on her twin. But Harley has had enough of being the “nice” girl, and after trading dresses with Charity, she seduces Cooper for a night of wild sex.

……ready for a hot lap.

What was supposed to be a one-night fling gets complicated when Cooper needs a nanny to look after his kid sister—and is convinced sweet, dependable Harley would be perfect for the job. She can’t resist the money—or Cooper’s hot bod. But when her deception is revealed, will it destroy her dependable image—or will he finally realize how sexy sweet can be?

Quick & Dirty: A wild race car driver and reserved nanny, can they find love when he thinks he has been with her twin?

Opening Sentence: Harley McLain felt like Cinderella at the ball.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Harley is so flattered when she meets Cooper at a friend’s wedding. She has had a massive crush on the race car driver for years, so when he begins to talk to her about his sister and their problems, Harley eats it up. Until she notices that Cooper is instantly attracted to her twin Charity. Feeling shell shocked she wanders away, and when Charity suggests they swap dresses and play each other Harley is all for it. When it leads to a hook up with Cooper she keeps her sister in the dark, and doesn’t come clean to Cooper either.

After she loses her nanny job Harley is forced to return Cooper’s calls about a position taking care of his sister. Once she is inside the house she does her best to forget that one night stand. Whereas Cooper is obsessing with Charity and soon finds himself thinking of Harley all the time as well. When he realizes that he wants a relationship with her, he confesses that he slept with Charity, but it was horrible. Harley is so embarrassed that she can’t make herself confess to him that it was her.

After too much drinking and a lot of jealousy, Charity and Harley decide to swap again. This time though it appears that Cooper and Jeff are on to them. Will they get their happy ever after? Or when Cooper’s mom sweeps back on the scene will Harley lose Cooper and MJ?

I have not read the other books in the series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing too much. I am sure I would know who some of the other characters were and some references that were made, but overall, I didn’t miss out on too much. I had some issues with Cooper, but in the end, I thought Harley, Cooper, and MJ had the sweetest relationship and it was so cute to see it grow and become so much more.

I thought the twin swap was hilarious and it did definitely cause them problems as Harley didn’t tell Charity everything she did while she was pretending to be her. It was a little cutesy, but it worked and added the needed drama. This is was a fun and quick read, and I am going to be checking out other books in this series after reading this one.

Notable Scene:

No one else would have been able to get him to go, but Harley had a certain gift. Her brilliance with MJ only increased his attraction to her. Which was just a kick in the nuts. He didn’t like having carnal thoughts about a woman he could not touch. Yet knowing she was under his roof, and was Charity’s twin, made him realize that he had to end things with Holly because she was one woman too many to have occupying his thoughts. He already had a set of sexy twins stuck in his head.

Fast Track Series:

1. Flat-out Sexy

2. Hard and Fast

3. Hot Finish

4. The Chase

5. Slow Ride

6. Jacked Up

7. Full Throttle

8. Final Lap


FTC Advisory: Berkley/Penguin provided me with a copy of Final Lap. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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