THRILL OF THE CHASE by Christina Crooks

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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THRILL OF THE CHASE by Christina CrooksThrill of the Chase by Christina Crooks
Published by Self Published on 2007
Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Miranda

Sarah Matell isn't a run-of-the-mill romance heroine. She works as a technician in her father's California automotive speed shop, dresses and acts like a guy, and lives for drag racing. Anything female, from makeup to chick flicks, is an anathema to her. Sarah's one concession is her years-long crush on a fellow race-car driver, Craig Keller. Although they are only good friends, she fantasizes that one day she'll outrace him and he'll magically look at her as the love of his life.
Sara only has two things on her mind: becoming a drag race star and Craig, her crush and competition. While she’s obsessed with racing, her father has decided to find someone to run their custom auto shop. Sara is not pleased by the new guy’s arrival or his obnoxious new rules. Gordon Devine has an eye for business and skills building state of the art parts for race cars. He is more than qualified to run this shop if he can get some cooperation. There is this hot-headed woman who keeps standing in his way. If only he could take her over his knee. 

Fast cars and strong emotions clash as Sara and Gordon come head to head in Thrill of the Chase. Is there more than meets the eye? Could there problems have more to do with sexual attraction than anger?

If you are a fan of race themed stories then Thrill of the Chase is for you. I usually love stories with fast cars and fast couples but this one left me feeling aggravated. I believe this is due to the fact that I could never fully get on Sara’s side. She comes across as such a self-centered person it is hard to feel compassion for her and her situation. There were too many scenes that centered on Sara and her feelings for Craig and not enough of Sara and Gordon. Sara definitely has chemistry with Gordon but the scenes are filled with too much animosity and not enough exciting passion for me.

 

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