Full Throttle by Erin McCarthy {Jenna’s Review}

Posted 4 November, 2013 by Jenna / 9 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Full Throttle by Erin McCarthy {Jenna’s Review}Full Throttle by Erin McCarthy
Series: Fast Track #7
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: Author

Easing into the turns…

As one of only two girls on the tween racing circuit, Shawn Hamby has always run with a fast crowd. But now at thirty-two, she doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. And she definitely doesn’t need a man bossing her around off of the track…

Putting the pedal to the metal…

But after a silly girls’ night at a fetish club, Shawn can’t get Rhett Ford out of her mind. He’s younger than her, and he’s her best friend’s brother-in-law, which should be red flags. Rhett is looking for someone to lead in bed, but he can’t imagine that Shawn would ever submit to him. Boldly surrendering is more her style. And with Rhett behind the wheel, it’s going to be one wild ride…

A quick, engaging and sexy read!

My Thoughts about Full Throttle

On the surface, I was skeptical of the premise of Full Throttle. In retrospect, I really shouldn’t have been. We are talking about a book by Erin McCarthy, after all. She’s a great storyteller and knows how to get a reader’s attention and buy-in.

Race tracker owner Shawn Hamby is skeptical, too. But her skepticism is a little . . . well, different than mine. She and her girlfriends are at a fetish bar, taking in the scene because Shawn doubted that such bars were actually open and patronized after reading about such a place in a book for book club. In stalks Rhett Ford and the plot lurches forward like a race car whose pedal has just been floored. Within a week, Rhett and Shawn are hitched, co-habitating, and falling in love.

Sounds corny? Cheesy? Far too unbelievable? Trust me, Erin McCarthy makes it work. Her characters are more than surface-deep, though, admittedly, there are a few characters sprinkled in who can be predictable. Regardless, even that predictability has a twist here and there. Rhett and Shawn initially seem mismatched; by the end of the book, they feel made for each other. (I know, I know. It’s a work of fiction. They were made for each other. But a lot of authors struggle to get the chemistry right. You’d be surprised.) Through a series of very steamy and sensuous bedroom scenes, Rhett and Shawn find that there’s more going on between them than a marriage of convenience and really good sex. Now it’s just a matter of figuring out what, exactly, that is and if both of them want and can keep it.

A quick, engaging, and sexy read for sure!

Girl with Book Lungs



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9 Responses to “Full Throttle by Erin McCarthy {Jenna’s Review}”

  1. When this cover first popped up, I thought he was leaning against that car nekkid. So disappointed to see that it’s that chick’s leg!! Oh, well. I do love cheese in my books so I probably should check this sucker out. Nice review!

  2. Ooooo yay! I requested this one because I adore Erin McCarthy (though I haven’t read the first 6 books in this series), I can’t wait to meet Shawn and Rhett. I love this line:

    “Sounds corny? Cheesy? Far too unbelievable? Trust me, Erin McCarthy makes it work.”

    Yes. I totally believe that if anyone can make a setup like that work, it’s Erin. So excited to give this a try Jenna, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    • Don’t worry – I haven’t read the first six in the series, either, and I really didn’t feel like I was missing any info. It’s a great read!

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