Saturday, September 30, 2017

Blog Tour+Review: Racer by Katy Evans

Racer, an all-new standalone in the Real series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is LIVE!!!

Here is a little bit about Racer
Publication Date: September 28, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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.

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I’m still reeling. While people approach him, he cuts a path straight to me, his gaze penetrating and target-like; making me want to bolt.

His lips do that little upward tilt they do that seems so sexy, and for a second, I feel like I’m lightheaded.

I gulp, and then feel mad at myself for acting like some idiot as fucking devil-Racer Tate reaches me, throws himself into a seat next to me, and turns to look at me expectantly with the most gorgeous grin on his face.

I don’t know what to say.

This guy has left me sort of speechless.

“So … ” I say, staring in the distance at his beat-up mustang, then at him.

“So … ” he says too, in his deep voice, his smile a little more wicked than it was two seconds ago. He glances at my mouth.

Oh god.

Why am I licking my lips?

It only made his eyes narrow and darken.

I open my mouth to speak, failing to find words. He smells like sweat and soap and shampoo, and I feel my traitorous nipples push up to my top again. Why do they do that when he’s around?

“This is illegal,” I state.

His voice is husky from exertion, and his eyes glint with laughter. “That’s why it’s fun.”

I look away from his eyes, trying to focus and clear my head. He leans over and peers into my face, his face shadowed by the moonlight and his jaw now carrying a little scruff. “Are we in agreement?” he presses.

“No.” I glare and shake my head, meeting his cocky gaze. “You’re reckless, Racer.”

“So are you, Alana.”

“It’s just … Lana.”

His brows fly up in surprise. “And a bit of a liar too.”

I purse my lips, still glaring as my gaze goes back to his car. Girls are rubbing against it as if it were him, and I find it disgusting. Why are women always acting so slutty around race car drivers and bad boys?

“You crashed your car,” I say flippantly.

“You crashed my car,” he contradicts, amused.

I laugh, then scowl in his direction. “You crashed it more. I can’t believe you were making such a fuss about me crashing into you when it was just a little kiss—”

He leans in to peck my lips—fast but firmly. “That’s a kiss.”

I lose my breath.

My eyes wide.

He eases back, lips smiling as he comes to his feet and stretches his hand out to take me by the elbow and help me to my feet.

“Let’s get out of here.” He starts walking, leading the way.

“And go where?”

“Anywhere I can get my hands on you.”

Read from: September 26 to September 28, 2017
Read on: eARC


Since I have been in and out of my reading slumps for the past few weeks, I wasn't sure if I was going to get into Racer, but let me tell you that once I started it, I couldn't stop reading it. It was addicting from the start.

I liked Lana, but I wasn't in love with her character. I felt like we were always stuck in the same round of thoughts for most of the book, but as the book progressed though, we started to see more of Lana, the person, than Lana the sister or daughter or manager. We could see her finally allowing herself to want something for herself too. She was a really dedicated person and she obviously loved her family very much, but she often seemed to forget that she could want something different.

Racer is quite an intense character which I love in books. He knows what he wants and he isn't afraid to go and get it. Whether it's to win a race or to win a girl's heart, he will not give up without a fight. He is very protective and he isn't afraid to confront anyone who could hurt anyone he cares about. Racer isn't an easy person to deal with and he knows it, but you just fall for his character. He has something that will just hook you in.

Racer's feelings for Lana were clear from the moment he met, but she didn't just let her herself fall into his arms easily. I liked that she was torn between her attraction to him and trying to keep things professional between them. It felt more like how many people struggle to listen to their heart instead of their head.

If the story is quite fast paced, it's still interesting that you don't realize just how much time has passed from the moment they met until you finish the book. They talk days, weeks, months have passed from time to time and yet, you feel like everything is happening so fast when actually months have passed since the beginning.

Once again, I really enjoyed Katy Evans' writing and can't wait for the opportunity to read more from her and hopefully, she will continue to add more to this series in a near future ;)

I was giving an advanced copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

About Katy Evans

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers.

Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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