Sunday, December 2, 2012

Black Flag (Racing on the Edge #2) Review

Black Flag by Shey Stahl

Book description...
When the taste you thought you never needed becomes a thirst you cannot quench, then what? Jameson Riley, a NASCAR rookie driver, and Sway Reins, his pregnant girlfriend, are put to the test. They have love; they have lust, and a bond that proves to be vital. But do they have what it takes to make it through his lifestyle. When tested, it’s either fight, or give in. Two things Jameson has a hard time drawing a line between. Desperate for the series title in his rookie season, Jameson becomes engrossed in the battle between himself and rival driver Darrin Torres. After a horrific crash in Pocono, Darrin attempts to even the score when his warnings do nothing to deter Jameson and his diligent focus on his dream and his family. Between the blurred lines of love and racing, and the weight of the world on his shoulders, can this racing prodigy achieve what he was born to do?

When I finished the first book in the Racing on the Edge Series Happy Hour I knew it wouldn't be long before I was craving more of Jameson and Sway's life... funny thing is, I think I actually lasted about 2 weeks before caving and downloading Black Flag.  It wasn't only Jameson and Sway I wanted... I wanted everything this series has to offer... The love, the family, the friends, the humor, the suspense, all of it... And I got it all, plus more!

Jameson and Sway have got this sweet and passionate love for each other that sung to my heart.  It was clear they were meant to be together and would do just about anything for each other but unfortunately there were also those that would do anything to take that away from them.

Enter the suspense -

Happy Hour ended with Jameson's horrific crash and Black Flag begins with him in the hospital... it wasn't a pretty sight but it definitely showed how solid the relationship between Jameson and Sway really is.  He already knew that Sway was his and he would do anything for her but he finds out some special news that makes him realize he needs to fight that much harder to recover and get back on the track as soon as he can!

What these two go through seriously broke my heart.. but seeing how they handled themselves and everything that happened in the aftermath made me love them that much more. 

Then comes their love for one another... it's become very rare that you find a heroine who is actually secure in her relationship and love with the hero.  So when Sway shows no signs of jealousy with all the pit lizards, garage groupies, flirty reporters, and even strippers I can't help but admire her... I'm not a jealous person so I was able to connect with Sway on that "confident in her man" level.  It was refreshing because it's not something you see very often!

I'm definitely looking forward to more of this series... I'm already struggling with wanting to dive right into the next book and find out what happens next for Jameson and Sway!

Happy Reading!

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