Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review: Killer Curves by Roxanne St. Claire

Title: Killer Curves
Author: Roxanne St. Claire

Read copy: eBook
Published: January 15, 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing
ISBN: 1416506683
ISBN-13: 9781416506683

He's fast. She's furious. They're in for the ride of their lives.

Rising star Roxanne St. Claire puts the pedal to the metal in a story of intrigue and passion that will get your heart racing!

When sexy NASCAR racer Beau Lansing tracks down high society debutante Celeste Bennett, it's a matter of life or death. Stunned at the secret Beau reveals, Celeste is forced to make a life-altering decision. But with her love life on the skids and her family life in a tailspin, escaping incognito into Beau's world is just what she needs — especially if she can get answers about her past.

Beau needs Celeste to save a man's life — he never expected a high-octane attraction that could wreck his well-protected heart. And when Celeste's life is threatened by someone who clearly knows her real identity, Beau has to risk everything — including his own life — to save her. With menacing forces in the driver's seat and time ticking too fast, the two must win the biggest race of all...the race for their lives and their love.

My rating:

First thought: It wasn’t bad, but it could’ve been better.

Well-written and well-paced with a plethora of interesting and different characters, smokin’ hot, exciting in its race-track imagery...But there was something off. First of all, the initial premise was ruined by the heroine and her rather self-centered offer of possible help for a dying man. Second, and biggest problem of all, the suspense somehow didn’t work. Okay, it did work, until the real motive was revealed. It just caused a great dissonance with the rest of the story. It was flimsy, rather unbelievable, and seemed quickly (too quickly) put together.

The rest was absolutely great. Once the heroine decided to embrace her true self and grew up, the hero, the racing, the romance, the sex, the second-chances storyline. Pity it didn’t have a more solid suspense sub-plot. It could’ve worked out so much better.


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