This is another scorching-hot ride on the Fast Track series express. McCarthy again gives readers a very sensual read with true-to-life characters and sex scenes that propel the plot, rather than the other way around. She also brings us up to date on the other characters in the series.
Tuesday Jones first gets close to Diesel Lange at her father’s funeral when she ends up crying all over his shirt. The next time is when he drives her drunk self home from her best friend’s wedding reception a week later. Diesel isn’t an unknown of course; he was a hot driver before a crash left him with a bum knee and plenty of hardware in his body. He is a lovely hunk of man, but Tuesday is a bit conflicted about feeling the hots for him. Diesel thinks Tuesday is a gorgeous, vivacious woman, but he isn’t ready for anyone to get close. Nothing can slow the combustion between Diesel and Tuesday, and they soon end up in a very torrid affair. But hot sex is one thing, emotional sharing is another. Taking their relationship to the victory lap is by no means assured. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Oct., 304 pp., $7.99)