Sunday, May 10, 2009

Review: Speed Dating by Nancy Warren

Title: Speed Dating
Author: Nancy Warren

Read copy: eBook
Published: Fabruary 1, 2007
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426830734
ISBN-13: 9781426830730

One minute I'm locked out of my hotel room, and the next...

Dylan Hargreave thinks I'm an actress paid to pose as his girlfriend at a North Carolina society wedding. How did this happen to me, of all people? Kendall Clarke, award-winning actuary, the veritable shining star of number crunchers who, just hours ago, learned her responsible fiancé (sorry, ex-fiancé) called off our wedding because he'd gotten one of my colleagues pregnant. What are the odds? Don't tell me you've never heard of Dylan Hargreave. Celebrity NASCAR driver? People magazine's Sexiest Man of the Year? Those eyes. That smile... Forget sensible! I've assessed the risk...and I'm taking it! I usually keep the brakes on, but as of now I'm taking a vacation. From me.

My rating:

Not so much of a romance than a NASCAR tribute, but still a lovely and entertaining read. Made me want to clobber the hero over the head a few times, but I loved the heroine. Her gradual change from shy mouse to feisty lioness determined to fight for what she wants was almost bitter-sweet and slow enough to make it believable.

I’ve never been to a NASCAR race but this book made me want to give it a try. I could almost hear the roar of the engines and see the colorful cars fly along the track.

I have a question, though? How does a rebel yell sound? I first started wondering with the Billy Idol song, but Mr. Dylan “Dy (which is apparently short for dysfunctional)” Hargreave made me curious once more.


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