She trusts animals more than men. He runs through women like tires. Will an orphaned child force them to change gears?

With her sister’s death, Nora’s life changed in an instant. Forced to raise her orphaned nephew, the animal rescuer doesn’t expect to be dumped and fired by her kid-hating boyfriend/boss. After her own close call and a message from beyond, Nora introduces the little boy to his handsome, fast-living absentee father.

Davey Johnson is a hot-shot NASCAR driver who never wanted to be slowed down by fatherhood. But when he finds out he has a nine-year-old son, he vows to be a better father than his old man. When his first efforts fail in a big way, he enlists Nora’s parenting help. But what starts as a chore transforms into something way hotter than a final lap.

When Davey’s sponsors clash with Nora’s vegan ways, he’s forced to choose between his passion for racing and his love of Nora. Will they be able to blend their lives or will their romance run right off the track?

Titles in the Racing Hearts of Serenity series include — Nora’s Promise – The Perfect Lap

Title:  Nora’s Promise
Series:  Racing Hearts of Serenity #1
Author:  Sedona Hutton
Genre:  Romance
Published:  May 10, 2018
Publisher:  BooksGoSocial
My Rating:  4 stars

NORA’S PROMISE is the type of romance that will not only entertain you but have you doing some deeper thinking about how you view life and the ways that decisions often lead to promises for the future that we never saw heading our way.

Nora’s life takes an unexpected turn when her sister dies and she becomes the guardian for her 9-year-old nephew, Ben.  While she is grieving her own loss she also needs to guide a young boy through the many changes that are happening in his life as well.  Unfortunately, the blows just keep coming as Nora’s not so child-friendly boyfriend (who is also her boss) not only dumps her but leaves her jobless on top of that insult.  The most important person in Nora’s life now is Ben, and she will do everything in her power to protect and care for him.  And that includes taking advice from a truly unusual source and perhaps trusting in fate as well.

Davy lives in the fast lane and never looked for or wanted anything to tie him down.  Not relationships, not children.  This NASCAR driver has one focus and that doesn’t include a son he never knew existed or his beautiful aunt.  To his credit, Davy steps up and tries to become the father he wished he’d had… but it’s not going to be easy and there is a rough road ahead for everyone involved.  It’s going to take patience, a change in attitude and love to bring these strangers into the future they deserve.

I enjoyed NORA’S PROMISE, it presents a story that is so much more than a romance between two people with sizzling chemistry but a relationship between three people working to blend together, understand each other and build a future.  Davy and Nora have issues that make them very human and believable.  There are a few twists that make this one interesting, and overall you’ll find a story full of life lessons and making choices that were never explored.  If you enjoy a Romance with a touch more, one that goes a bit deeper into the heart and soul of people, then you’d enjoy this one.

*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.*

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