When a NASCAR driver has a fatal accident, FBI agent Cecelia Blackwell is called to the case. Even though she has racecar expertise, as well as dynamite knowledge of explosives, she wants to refuse the assignment. Cece doesn't want to be anywhere near Blain Sanders, racecar team owner and her former high school nemesis.

After some initial speed bumps, Blain and Cece quickly realize that they are now very different people. But their attraction is challenged early on by Cece's reluctance to get romantically involved—because of her line of work and more violence committed by the still-at-large perpetrator.

Although Britton can be melodramatic at times, snappy dialogue, steamy interludes and some twists make this a fast-paced ride for romance and racing fans. (Feb., 384 pp. $6.50)

Editor's note: The heroine's nickname was changed from Lea to Cece after our Clubhouse profile on went to press.
Reviewed by: 
Samantha J. Gust