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Sep 28

Racer by Katy Evans Review

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Synopsis

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.

Review

If you are a fan of Real, or any of the subsequent books in the series, than this is a book you have been eager for. That is me. I love this series and have since I first discovered Remy ad Brooke back in 2013. Racer can definitely be read as a standalone but for us long time fans and new readers who have devoured all of Katy’s words you will get glimpses of the lives of many of your favorite characters.

‘This is the girl. The one I’m going to marry. The one whose life I’m going to completely ruin.’

I am personally torn between saying you saying if this would be more enjoyable as part of the Real series or as a standalone. On one hand if you read it with the series I feel like you will have a better understanding of the struggles Racer is facing, after all these are similar in struggle to what his dad faced in his three books. But, that is also why I say reading it as a standalone might be even better. For me this was a very similar story to Real if you changed out fighters for racers. Personally, being as it has been a few years since my last re-read of Real, I didn’t mind. But had I read t more recently I’m not sure I would have felt the same. I will say that while parts of the plot felt similar to me the actual characters felt very new. Racer and Remy are definitely not the same. Each has their own ticks and react very differently. I found Racer to be a kind and sweet version while still reading like the alpha man I expected him to be,

‘I’m trapped – helplessly and totally – in Race Tate’s irresistible fire.’

I was so reminiscent the whole way through this book. I missed this family of characters. Katy always has a way to transport me to a world so different than the one I am in and I love it. I got lost in this book and when it was over all I wanted was more. For me, I am so happy she gave us Racer’s story, now I just want to go back and read the whole series all over again.

~miranda

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