Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Long, Hard Ride-Alison Kent

A Long, Hard Ride
Alison Kent
Harlequin Blaze, Mar 2009, $4.99
ISBN: 9780373794577

Racing car pit crew chief Trey Davis takes a leave of absence to deal with his late father’s affairs. He plans to sell his dad’s Tennessee home amongst other assets, but has one overarching goal: to learn why his father attacked a highly regarded person.

The man attacked is the patriarch of the Worth racing family. He refuses to discuss the fight he had with the late Davis; not to his family or Davis’ son. His granddaughter Cardin sees the incident dividing her beloved family especially her parents. She fakes an engagement to Trey knowing her parents will unite in opposition to her marrying a racing car employer. She did not expect to want her sham engagement to turn real after meeting Trey for the first time in years as she still is attracted to him.

This is car racing’s modern day equivalent of the family feud as the Davis and Worth broods are more than rivals; they detest each other. In that environs, Trey and Cardin fall in love, but will their relationship survive their families or go the way of the Montagues and Capulets? Fans will enjoy tuning up their engines; as racing cars Romeo and Juliet deal with love and feuding families.

Harriet Klausner

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