BOOK REVIEW — Racer (Real, #7) by Katy Evans

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A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He's the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep...
but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He's secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss....

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I'm supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn't get into trouble. But it's an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation...or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I'm the One. But he also thinks he'll break my heart, one piece at a time until it's gone.
 





Rating & Review

    
  




I'm done and the only thing I can say is WOW!

Given that he is a Tate, I knew Racer was going to steal my heart and he did a million times over! He is his father's son and he is haunted by the same demons as his father but I am so so so happy that he has his father's best qualities packed in SPADES! Loyal, loving, caring, passionate and of course, the blue eyes too!

My heart is full reading this story. *sigh*



descriptionSo, yeah you could say I’m relentless. You could say I’m the sort of guy who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid of anything, not the law, or the rules. I’m my father’s son. I like to go for what I want. Chase my ambitions. I want this girl beneath me and that’s that. I’m Racer Tate and this girl is mine.



Like father like son... I can't stop reiterating this statement again and again because it holds so much truth when it comes to Remington and Racer Tate. I can't, I just can't get it out of my head how similar Racer is to Remy.

I was just 10% into the book when Racer Tate met Alana Heyworth for the first time and boom! I was transported back to the beginning of Real and when Remy and Brooke locked eyes for the first time. I was sitting and highlighting all those parts that were absolutely reminiscent of that! (↓)


"Racer rakes a hand through his mussed-up, just-woke-up black hair, grinning, and then his eyes start to scan the crowd of people. I have an urge to hide—but somehow don’t act fast enough and before I know it, his blue eyes find me in the crowd. He just stares, his hands idle at his sides. He looks very interested to see me here, and as he stares at me, he narrows his eyes and his lips curve ever so slightly as if he’s pleased to see me here. They’re all saying his name. “Racer.”
The girls’ fingers are glorying over his chest and I clench my hands at my sides, not liking it and I don’t know why. I wonder what he’d do if I told him who I am.





descriptionOne day soon I’m going to take you out on a drive with me and you’ll never be the same.



After reading about a Tate I'm never left the same! Racer is one of those books you want to take your time with; read it slow, enjoy every word, let the story seep into your skin, have the words ingrained in your head but then the thirst to read more, know more, learn more is so high whenever reading about a Tate you just can't make yourself stop from turning the pages. It doesn't matter if you put the book down because you will be itching to pick it back up and continue reading. Simply put. It is addictive!




descriptionRacer, you had my heart from the moment you wrote on my page.”
“Come again,” he says, driving inside me.
“Racer Tate.”
“Again, Lana. I fucking want you to look at me when you say it.”
“You! You, RACER TATE!” I breathe, our eyes holding, and no one—ever—has ever looked at me with so much love, so much passion, has ever ignited me with those same emotions. I say, “I’m yours, Racer. I’m yours and you’re mine.”



Lana and Racer are just perfect for each other! One lost a love at a very early age and lost her faith in love and other is haunted by the same demons as his father and fights against it every single day to be the best he can.

Neither of them wanted to give love a chance but an unexpected encounter on the stands of an Indy Race gave these two something they never thought they wanted — each other and a love that lasts forever.

Reading their story was an experience of its own! It's about healing, about first and second chances at love and life, it's about family, it's about experiences, it about finding your forever-kind-of-love and holding onto it to infinity and beyond.


description I love you,” she says, gripping my jaw and looking deeply into my eyes, tears glistening in hers. “Thank you for coming into my life. Thank you for being you. For showing me how to love again, and how to love like this …”
“Crasher,”I rasp, stroking my knuckles down her cheeks, “you’re the one who showed me how to love. And I’m never going to love anything or anyone the way I love you.”



I finished it last night and I just can't wipe this grin off my face! Writing this review was so hard because one I was and still am fangirling so hard that I can't get my thoughts straight and two there were so many quotes and I just could choose the "perfect" ones to fit in this review! I just wanted them all here but alas that is just not possible.

There are SO many instances when you can't help but compare Remy and Racer and Brooke and Alana but at the same time the newness of the story is ever present and makes you focus on Racer. And Lana, of course. I HIGHLY recommend this book if you want to be swept away with a story that will surely not leave you after it's done!

I LOVED LOVED LOVED this story and I think this review does not do justice to what I am feeling right now writing this review and using these words so I'll just go starfish on my bed, take a deep breath, grin like a fool and swoon all over this story. Again.




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