by Sutton Fox
Sprint car driver Morgan Blade will do almost anything to save the life of her critically ill father. Against her better judgment, she would even go as far as becoming a contestant in a reality series. The only thing she won’t do is reveal the haunting secret surrounding her daughter’s death.
Tyler Dalton makes a living exposing people’s secrets. As the producer for a new racing reality show, he intends to cash in by exposing the sole female contestant who has captured the hearts of the viewers. When he begins to unveil what lies beneath Morgan’s fiery facade, his duty to his job wars with his desire for the woman who has become more than just another contestant.
When two raging souls collide, will the secrets of love heal, or be their ultimate demise?
In Lion Tamers by Sutton Fox, the agressive and amazing character of Miss Morgan Blade steals the show. The action--the world of racecar driving--fills nearly every scene, but intense and willful race car driver Morgan is always central.
Details of racing: the difference between 'hot laps' and being in full race mode, reveal quite the insider's look at the racing scene.
It becomes apparent very quickly that racing is a way of life to Morgan and her family. The family stresses that weigh on her are not her only motivation, but it is a delightful touch that part of her motivation is strictly compassionate. She struggles, partly (as she admits) for her Father's dream. Morgan's 'family' is inclusive; it includes not only her father and brother, but her team mates, friends, and crew, and even some competitors. And, one remarkable man: Tyler. It is his compassion, that will allow Morgan to find another side to herself.
This remarkable and well-written story offers the added bonus of a very perseptive look at the contemporary world of car racing. I can easily recommend this.
Rated: FOUR BOOKS
review by Snapdragon