Guest Review: The Chase by Erin McCarthy

Posted August 12, 2011 by Tracy in Reviews | 5 Comments

Tracy’s review of The Chase (Fast Track #4) by Erin McCarthy

When racing for the checkered flag…

Kendall Holbrook is determined to make it to the top, even with the challenge of being a woman on the male-dominated racing circuit. She doesn’t have time for romance–especially not with racing rival Evan Monroe, the man who nearly crushed her dreams years ago. Forced into meeting up with him, Kendall is experiencing all those old feelings again–and she can’t deny that they still have more than enough chemistry to set fire to the track.

…expect a few speed bumps.

After getting dropped by his biggest sponsor, Evan is watching his racing season go up in flames. Now, the only replacement available is completely humiliating: a co-sponsorship for his-and-her deodorant with Kendall Holbrook–the girl who once broke his heart. Acting like Kendall doesn’t still get him all hot and bothered is bad enough, but the biggest challenge awaits him on the track- where Evan has to decide if a second chance at love is more important than making it to the finish line…

Ten years ago Kendall Holbrook and Evan Monroe were an item. Ok, they were only 18 and 19, respectively, but they were in love. Then Kendall gave Evan the silent treatment one day and never looked back. Evan tried to get Kendall to talk to him but he’s spent the last 10 years wondering what the hell happened to turn her from him, especially since he was about to propose marriage.

Now Kendall is a rookie driver and has a bit of a chip on her shoulder because she’s the only woman driver and her and Evan just don’t get along. Until Kendall’s friend Tuesday does what she does best, gets to the heart of the matter. Next thing you know Kendall and Evan are hot and heavy again and loving every minute of it. But not everyone is happy with their relationship and though they try to keep it on the down low. But what happens when all of the insecurities that Kendall has come smacking her in the face? How will Evan deal with everything that is now in their lives and how will Kendall handle all of the pressure that comes with Evan’s problems?

This was a great story. It was fun, and straight forward with just a bit of angst to make it interesting. I loved Kendall and Evan together once it actually happened (and don’t worry, you don’t have to wait long) and just wanted them to be happy and carefree.

Kendall had some self-esteem issues and frankly I can understand where she got them. Her family loved her but they didn’t understand her one freaking bit. Evan was great for her in that way because he loved everything about her supported her in everything.

I have to say I would have loved an epilogue on this book, as there were a few things that were left unknown, but I’m hoping we get more info on the pair in the next book that comes out in October, Slow Ride.

Overall a fun read and one I’d recommend.

Rating: 4 out of 5

The Series:

Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track)Hard and Fast (Fast Track)Hot Finish (Fast Track)The Chase (Fast Track)

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5 responses to “Guest Review: The Chase by Erin McCarthy

  1. I think this is the only contemporary series that I have been reading over the past several years. I don’t fancy contemps, but I have loved Erin McCarthy’s writing style since she debuted. She’s one of the authors that helped me keep my sanity when I needed the distraction the most.

    Looking forward to read this one.


  2. Mireya – I hope you like this one as much as you liked the others. There are some great contemporary reads out there. 🙂

    Alex – Kendall could be a bit annoying but I thought the couple was great together. I loved Evan! 🙂

  3. I aboslutely loved “Flat-out Sexy” but didn’t care for “Hot Finish” that much – I kept thinking they really ought to find new love interests. I was looking forward to “The Chase” (bought it already) but I may wait until “Slow Ride” is out so there would be no unanswered questions.

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