SHADES OF LOVE
SHADES OF LOVE (4.5) by Dorien Kelly & Barbara Dunlop: In Kelly’s “Winner Takes All,” retired NASCAR driver Derek Garner challenges teacher Claire Sablan to be more flexible about the education of a student who wants to attend his summer youth program. Derek chips away at her armor of control and is bewitched by Claire’s beauty and intelligence. “From the Outside,” by Dunlop, has Caleb Gentry helping professor Olivia Eason with her thesis on NASCAR teamwork. Olivia is a fish out of water in the racing world, but if anyone can tempt her out of her comfort zone, it’s Caleb. Kelly draws readers in with witty dialogue and genuine chemistry whereas Dunlop delights as she proves opposites really do attract.