NASCAR driver Finn Delaney has cultivated a bad boy image and rakish charm that has served him well on the track and with the media. But now sidelined by a wreck that may have ended his career, Finn feels lost and vulnerable. A quick hook up with sexy military hero Lancey Maverick seems like a perfect opportunity to press his reset button and regain his mojo.
Finn lights more than a spark with his sexy smile and arrogant confidence, but Lancey’s had her fill of boy-men who don’t take life or their responsibilities seriously. She’s only in town to settle her brother’s affairs. A hook up with Finn, no matter how hot, is ill-advised. But Lancey’s never played it safe.
Both Finn and Lancey are at a career and life crossroads. A summer fling looks like it could lead to something more, but can Finn learn to stay when life gets hard, and can Lancey learn to trust and accept the feelings of a man who lives in the fast lane?
(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series. (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town. A listing of the connecting series and their stories can be found on our Last Stand, Texas page)
Title: Full Texas Throttle
Series: The Dangerous Delaneys #2 (Last Stand, Texas connection)
Author: Katherine Garbera
Genre: Modern Western Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published: August 26, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
There are authors who make me see their characters as real people with true issues, heartbreak, and eventual recovery, Katherine Garbera is one of them (and frankly many of those authors write for Tule Publishing). My heart broke for so many characters when we started the connecting set of series that make up the Last Stand, Texas line. Now we’re beginning to see how some of the family members have been affected by that tragedy.
FULL TEXAS THROTTLE brings us two unique people who are both suffering a loss, are at loose ends because of that and other events in their lives. Nothing happens in a vacuum, so to see Lancey and Finn have to deal with far more than the loss of their sibling brings in the heartache factor. Neither is looking for that happy ever after that they do not believe in. But for the moment the sizzling attraction between them and one sweet little one is enough – but can they make that feeling last for a lifetime? That will take work, risk, trust, and love – finding that is the challenge. The attraction is the easy part, changing attitudes is the hard part.
I cried happy and sad tears throughout this story. Got annoyed a few times as well. But that’s what makes a really good story, one that makes me feel, allows me into a world that is realistic in every sense. I had a blast with FULL TEXAS THROTTLE and would not hesitate to recommend it or any story or series that is part of the overall Last Stand, Texas unique world. Your emotions will be fully engaged – and that my reading friend is a good thing.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
Available for the Kindle