četvrtak, 21. srpnja 2016.

Review/recenzija: Erin McCarthy: Fast Track series



I'm so happy to find the Fast Track series! I just spent the last two weeks enjoying these 8 books and having so much fun! I read a positive review of one of my Goodreads friends who wrote about the novels, and made a smart (thank you very much!) decision to read it myself.

Here we meet a bunch of people who start as mere acquaintances and live to become a real family. It's a story that shows us that family is more than just blood and people can always change to the better.
These 8 novels in front of you will give you a dose of love ache and heartbreaking moments, will offer you so many opportunities to laugh and cry and let you meet so many different, yet interesting people, that you will not feel the wish to put any of them down.

After reading numerous historical romance novels lately, this contemporary romance series was exactly what I needed. 

There are 8 novels in this series: Flat-Out Sexy, Hard and Fast, Hot Finish, The Chase, Slow Ride, Jacked Up, Full Throttle and Final Lap (published 2008-2014). 




The story, and the first installment of this series, begins when one of the Monroe brothers, Elec, meets Tamara Briggs, the wife of his late NASCAR rider colleague. Elec can't resist Tamara or her two children even though there's some bad blood between his father and her father-in-law. During their love adventure, we meet other members of Monroe family and crew, hot race car drivers and some really amazing members of their team.
One by one, our characters find themselves faced with a big decision: is it worth taking risks for love?
We get to follow their individual stories in the rest of the funny and dynamic novels. I will not give you the detailed plot description, because you can find it here, but you already know you can expect some hot romance and a dangerous ride. 




My favorite characters were Suzanne and Ryder, and that's just because I find their problem so similar to the one human relationships all around me are often having- the lack of communication or the deliberate avoidance of it can cause much more harm than a honest confrontation.
Oh, and she's super funny! :P

What I liked the most about Fast Track series was its diversity of characters and personalities. By my opinion they were nicely defined, three dimensional and pretty easy to identify with. 
The novels don't engage us in some complicated or mysterious plots, there are no cliffhangers or explicit scenes that could cause anyone to feel uncomfortable and what makes me very happy, there are no rich guy and shy broke girl relationships problems present.
The humor is there and making me feel a very happy reader indeed. :D

If your goal is to find yet another happily ever after but you would prefer some relaxed way to get to it, then hop in with our boys (and girls, do not forget the girls!), because they sure can show you how to ride!

Tell us what you think!

Rose :*





Dva tjedan koja su iza mene provela sam uz fantastičan serijal Fast Track, autorice Erin McCarthy. Za njega sam saznala sasvim slučajno (kao i obično :D) pročitavši recenziju jedne od Goodreads frendica i donijela pametnu odluku da i sama pročitam knjige. Serijal nažalost nije preveden na hrvatski, tako da će u njemu uživati samo oni koji spikaju ingliš.

U njemu susrećemo likove koje na početku veže obično ili čak vrlo površno poznanstvo, dok se na kraju njihovi odnosi ne pretvore u neraskidive i obiteljske, dokazujući da je ljubav sposobna čovjeka usmjeriti prema promjenama na bolje.

Nakon svih onih povijesnih romansi o kojima sam pisala (i koje već natrag spremam) ove suvremene ljubavne priče zaista su me vratile kroz vrijeme i ugodno smjestile na tribinu 21.stoljeća.

Serijal se sastoji od 8 romana: Flat-Out Sexy, Hard and Fast, Hot Finish, The Chase, Slow Ride, Jacked Up, Full Throttle and Final Lap, koji su objavljivani od 2008. do 2014.godine.


Prvi roman iz serijala uvodi nas u krug poznanika koje upoznajemo slijedeći ljubavnu avanturu Eleca MOnroea i Tamare Briggs. Elec je član znamenite obitelji Monroe, a udovica Tamara i njezine dvoje djece očarali su ga na prvu, čak iako je ona više od pet godina starija od njega. Čak iako je njezin svekar dugogodišnji neprijatelj njegova oca. Prateći zaplet njihove priče, polako upoznajemo ostatak likova, zanimljive vozače (i vozačice!) automobilskih utrka te članove njihovih obitelji i tima, od kojih će neki i sami zaraditi naslov junaka u narednim romanima. 
Jedan po jedan, naši likovi će se susreti s ponajvećom životnom dilemom: je li ljubav zaista vrijedna rizika?
Čitajući roman za romanom uranjamo u njihove pojedinačne zabavne i inspirirajuće priče.
Više od toga o knjigama vam neću otkriti jer to možete otkriti ovdje, ali možete očekivati da će dečki dobro nagaziti na papučicu gasa i povesti vas na ugodnu vožnju.


Iako sam najavila mnoštvo raznovrsnih likova, moram reći da su moji favoriti definitivno Suzanne and Ryder i to baš zato jer njihovoj sreći na putu stoji problem s kojim se ljudi oko mene redovito susreću- manjak komunikacije u vezama ili njezino svjesno izbjegavanje često ima posljedice kobnije od kratke povrijeđenosti koju bi donio pokoji iskreni sukob.
To, a i Suzanne je presmiješna. :P

Ono što mi se u serijalu Fast Track najviše svidjelo je različitost likova i njihovih osobnosti. Smatram ih lijepo definiranima, trodimezionalnima, a pomaže i to što se s njima lako poistovjetiti. 
S ovim romanima nećete zaglibiti u neku kompliciranu ili misterioznu fabulu, neće vas primorati da od nervoze pojedete sve nokte i vas natjerati da se zacrvenite usred neke eksplicitne ili neugodne scene. Dodatno me usrećuje i to što ovdje nema one tipične problematike zgodnog bogatuna i sramežljive sirotice.

Uz to, humor je na zadovoljavajućoj razini (već sam spomenula Suzanne), što me jaaaako usrećilo i pripomoglo još pozitivnijem dojmu.

Ako ciljate na pokoji sretan završetak, ali raspoloženi ste za prilično miran i civiliziran način da do njega dođete, preporučujem da kupite karte za ovu utrku i prepustite se u ruke profesionalcima koji do cilja uvijek stižu zadovoljni i prvi.

Sretno čitanje i obavezno nam javite svoje dojmove.

Rose :*



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