I've read several other books by Pamela Britton that were not NASCAR-related, so I gave this a try although I am not into race car driving. The story was well-written, with some character development and emotional rollercoaster, although there was also a lot of NASCAR info/details - almost like reading an Elizabeth Lowell book that goes into a ton of info on gems and jewelry, or a black-ops book that goes into politics/ranger work. So expect lots of car and race details, with an overall NASCAR theme such as chapter headings, sports columnist viewpoints on the hero for the outsider point of view etc. Think this is worth a try, and you might look at the races differently after picking up the book. Hope that Pamela also continues to write some other fiction, as she is a solid overall writer of historical and contemporary romance.
Indi Wilcox has a bad track record with race car drivers_ and the skid marks on her heart to prove it. So when she's forced to team up with Todd Peters, NASCAR's number one bad boy,to grant the wish of a terminally ill child,she vows to keep things professional.
Todd isn't sure what he thinks about the new Miracles caseworker. Except that she's gorgeous... and steaming mad. Not that he blames her. He accidently let down one of her kids. Determined to prove to Indi that he's not just another spoiled NASCAR star, Todd sets out to make things right. With every combustible moment they share, deeper feelings take over. Giving up total control might be the scariest-or the best-risk they ever take.
The book is very good. They do have sex. It's just glossed over. It's not the main focuse.
Total Control by Pamela Britton
NASCAR Series Book 5
Indi Wilcox is ticked off with a capital T. Another egotistical sports figure has blown off meeting with a young fan who may have very little time left. Young Benjamin is dying and his wish was to meet the man he considers a hero, a NASCAR driver. Shes not going to put up with it and takes it onto herself to do something about it.
Todd Peters has made life about himself and winning, hes not always a team player either. He has been pegged with the reputation of being the bad boy. When the pretty woman comes and tells him what hes done to the young boy, he sets out to fix it. Todd also loves a good challenge, but could Indi be even too big a challenge for him?
The reader is introduced to Todd in passing in the first books, in book four we get to know him somewhat better after Mathew Knight buys the team he races on. This fifth book is different, it has some very real life issues in it as Indi works with very ill children. Another excellent story in this seven book series.