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Wednesday, April 3, 2013




Author: Erin McCarthy
Narrator: Emily Durante
Format: Audible Audio Edition
Audible Price: $17.99
Listening Length: 8 hours and 17 minute
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: November 11, 2012
Buy JACKED UP from Tantor

My Ratings
Plot:  5/5
Setting:  4.5/5
Writing:  4.5/5
Originality of Plot:  5/5
Characters Development:  5/5
Ending:  4.5/5
Narration:  5/5
Cover Art:  4/5
Likelihood to Recommend:  5/5

Overall:  42.5/45 = 94%


She's holding tight. He's hanging loose.

Eve Monroe is a stock-car PR pro who puts her career first--until an on-track wardrobe malfunction reveals more than the sexy smile of jackman Nolan Ford. The video's become an internet sensation, and it's Eve's job to calm the sponsors and put a spin on the unexpected exposure.

And they both have the same drive.

It may be a public relations job, but now that Eve's seen what's under Nolan's crew suit, it's gotten personal. After a few dates she has Nolan pretty revved up. If only she'd learn to relax and enjoy it. Nolan's sure that the spontaneous birthday bash he's throwing for Eve in Las Vegas should loosen her up. Somewhere between cocktails and a smoking-hot motel-room derby, it does more than that. Now Eve's wrestling with feelings she never expected, as everything about her personal jackman gets harder than she ever imagined.


Motorsports PR guru Eve Monroe has put her dreams on hold to help further her brothers NASCAR careers.  She has a career that most people would die for, a perfect condo, and wonderful family.  She thought she had everything that she needed.  That was until, sexy NASCAR jackman Nolan Ford decided to ask her out.  They are complete opposites.  Where she is an ice queen, he is the jokester.  He's light hearted, and she tightly wound.  Her job requires her to be on-call 24-7, and he's able to leave his job on the track. These two seem to have nothing in common, except for an uncontrollable sexual attraction.

This was probably my favorite book in the series so far.  I was able to really connect with the story.  I've been in and out of Motorsports PR over the last 10 years.  Some people might find Eve as cold and snarky, but that's what it takes for a women to survive in a male dominated sport like racing.  I had respect for her and her attitude.

My favorite part of this book is the relationship between Eve and Nolan.  They have an amazing connection and this super steamy sexual chemistry.  They make each other better people. It's like they weren't a complete person, until they found the other.  Also there aren't that many men that would put up with Eve's snarky nature and give it back to her two fold. 

One of my favorite parts of this series is discovering Emily Durante's amazing narration style.  She is able to convey this books humor, passion, and grief.  Her smooth reading style and tone really make this book for me.  She has created distinct voices for each of the characters, so much that I tend to forget she is reading all of the parts.  I will absolutely pick up books narrated by her in the future!

I devoured this series in the matter of a couple weeks.  I just couldn't put it down!  And JACKED UP is the best book Erin McCarthy's Fast Track series has to offer.  If you're looking for a fast paces, sexy romance this series is for you!  I'd also recommend that you picking it up on audiobook, because Emily Durante's narration make this story jump off the page. I can not wait for the next book to come out! 

Fast Track Series


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