This is the latest installment of the Fast track series. Tuesday has recently lost her Father to cancer, his loss has left her emotionally wrecked. She initially meets Diesel Lange at her Father's funneral. The second meeting is at Evan and Kendall's belated wedding reception, there is an immediate attraction between the two of them. The following day Diesel agrees to go the post wedding reception brunch with Tuesday, providing she returns the favour and goes with him to a church fund raising the following Saturday,where his aunt and uncle have set him up with a woman who has set her sights on him. After that they start to see each other more regularly.
This book is so much more enjoyable than the last one, Tuesday writes a blog that centres on the gossip which surrounds the track. She is loud, opinionated and feisty, whereas Diesel is a more laid back character, he too has had things tough, an accident has ended his racing career, so now he restores vintage racing cars. Diesel and Tuesday at first look seem polar opposites, but there is truth in the old saying that opposites attract. Tuesday has problems and does not handle well any issues that crop up, in fact her way of reacting to any given situation is a big problem between them. But their relationship is also very passionate, the love scenes are hot.I really liked the way the reader gets to see their relationship grow. We also get welcome updates on characters from previous books in this series, especially Evan and Kendall, who eventually get the answer to a question that was left open at the end of their book. This story is a very good read and is a massive improvement on the last one IMO. It is well written and well paced as always the characters have real depth,and the story draws the reader in, this is a real page turner, I especially loved the first two chapters where our two leads meet at the wedding reception it was laugh out loud funny really great. A very satisfying read. I would recommend you read the other books in this series first.
I have liked Tuesday in previous books. In this book she is mourning the death of her father and not handling it very well, she turns to drink quite a lot. She meets Daniel "Diesel" Lange at her Fathers funeral where he offers her support. Diesel gave up racing due to an accident that nearly killed him. He walks with a limp and now restores old cars. He is very laid back. He has also suffered hurt in the death of his mother, brother and cousin.
Tuesday and Diesel are instantly attracted to one another and the love scenes are good, Diesel likes to dominate in the bedroom. They are both great characters and well suited.
It's a good story, I only wish it had been slightly longer, the whole thing takes place over a month. For those that were disappointed in the ending of the last book, it is resolved in this book, which I assumed it would be, so I don't really know what all the fuss was about over that ending. We catch up with the other riders and their wives.
Next up is Eve Monroe's story.
on 12 May 2014
Tuesday Jones is a gossip blogger for the stock car racing scene who meets retired stock car racer Diesel Lange. Neither want to commit to a relationship so plan on one or two dates. They are both surprised when they want more of a relationship. Slow Ride is a bit different from the previous Fast Track books in that this one doesn't take place at the track but is more about the relationship and personal demons of Tuesday and Diesel.
I loved this book for the third or so but then it became less interesting with Tuesday's depression and constant drinking when she was feeling down. I have read and liked all the Fast Track novels before this one and thought this was going to be just as good as the others but I must admit that I was disappointed in the last half of the book. There were a lot of sex scenes in this novel which were well done but seemed to take place instead of having a plot to the story.
McCarthy's writing is terrific and very descriptive. Unfortunately, I did't want to know quite so clearly how badly Tuesday behaved and felt when she was drinking, or when Diesel and Tuesday were having sex.