Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Review - Hard and Fast

Title: Hard and Fast
Author: Erin McCarthy
Publishing Date: May 2009
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: A
Sensuality: Hot

Imogen Wilson is struggling to develop a research project for her PHD thesis in Sociology. Taking a break she finds herself spending time with her good friend Tamara, who is married to a race car driver. Readers first met Imogen in Flat-Out Sexy, the first book in the Fast Track Series. Imogen made quite an impression on one of the other drivers Ty and he could never understand her name and from then on repeatedly referred to her as "Emma Jean". They meet up again at a party Tamara is throwing and Ty acts on his attraction to Imogen. Imogen who had been secretly harboring her own crush on him, takes him up on it.

I had a few reservations going into this book. I felt that Ty was kind of an ass in Flat-Out Sexy and I wasn't sure how that would relate to Hard and Fast. But....I freaking loved this book!!!! I think Erin out did herself with this one. Imogen and Ty are a riot! By page 90 I had laughed out load so many times my husband and daughter were wanting to know what in the world was so darn funny. Well, my daughter is only seven and I couldn't very well explain the adult humor that I was finding so hilarious. As for my husband, I have dared him to read it. At least the first few chapters. After that I am sure he would be sufficiently hooked and will want to finish it.

Imogen is such a refreshing character. She is completely open and honest about everything. At first Ty is intimidated by her. She seems so out of his league, classy and intelligent. Ty by nature is a risk taker and immediately acts on his attraction to Imogen. He has enough confidence to engage her in conversations and what a hoot they turn out to be! I was completely swept away by Imogen and Ty's courting process. They have the most lively, entertaining conversations and the sex, whoa baby, was off the charts! *Fans self*

I highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance, opposites attract, great dialogue and romantic comedies. Don't miss out!!

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Christine said...

Wow! What a stellar review, Jill. I'm going to add it to my list for sure, now. Thanks!

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

I love how Erin wrote Ty in a way you think he is an ass but he is very intelligent and an overall good guy.

And the first sex scene between him and "Imagine" has to be one of the hottest I have read in years.

Jill D. said...

Christine, It was wonderful and I hope you enjoy it!!

Katie, Yes, Erin did a fantastic job with Ty. I loved that even though Imogen intimidated him, he still had the confidence to approach her, where as a lot of men wouldn't. He was definitely a good guy.

OMG! The sex was off the charts!!

nath said...

Just finished this book this week :) Ames and I are working on our review, but you definitively liked it better than we did :) I liked Ty and Imogen :) However, the story... hmmm....