Saturday, November 21, 2009

Review: Redline Lover by Charlene Teglia

Title: Redline Lover
Series: Take Me, Lover
Author: Charlene Teglia
Read copy: eBook
Published: November 10, 2009
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 1605048275
ISBN-13: 9781605048277

Riding the edge...

When it comes to cars, former race driver Adam Richards knows how to maximize performance. Love? It doesn't come with a maintenance manual, and it's just as well. The secrets he's hiding behind his partnership in a racing garage don't lend themselves to lasting relationships. Now that Maggie Parker is back in town, though, he's got a few ideas to make her purr like a finely tuned engine.

Life taught Maggie that men don't stay. Leaving Adam before he got bored was supposed to protect her from heartbreak...only it didn't work. If helping her sister was the only reason for coming home, she might have got away unscathed. But the story she's been assigned to write is going to bring her within scorching distance of her old flame. Adam is as irresistible as ever-and just as stubborn.

He won't give her a story, but his offer of a no-strings fling is one she can't refuse. Passion pushes them to the limit, sparking Maggie's belief that loving Adam is worth the risk. Until she digs deeper and discovers some things just don't add up... Warning: Cornea-blistering sex scenes that use ALL the words, a hero to eat your heart out over and True Romance. Plus fast cars.

My rating:

Yowzers! Hot and sweaty, yet with an incredible amount of plot involved for a short story.

Great characters, loved them despite the emotional baggage. Nice pacing. Set-the-sheets-on-fire scenes, rather tame for what I'm used to from Samhain, but I ain't complaining.

I only wish it was longer. And the "secret" wasn't shocking at all, which I hoped for, and was resolved rather quickly without any further explanation as to how and why etc.

Everything considered, I was pleasantly surprised and entertained for three quarters of an hour. Quick-read, rather feel-good, light-weight of a romance with just perfect amount of steam. 4 stars


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