Grease monkey love

Inside Track by Tracie Delaney (Full Velocity #3)

The Tracie Delaney hallmarks of crisp writing, defined characters and easy dialogue are yet again in evidence. But what stands out (and has with this whole series) is her phenomenal research and knowledge of the subject matter. The research is so good that you don’t need to know a thing about F1. This time round it’s not about racers. I thought it was brave to move away from the glamorous drivers into the world of the grease monkeys.

But what a grease monkey! I’ll hold my hand up and say that my heart (and other bits) are still with Tate (book 2). I’m not sensing that’s going to change anytime soon. But back to Devon and his story. Simply put, he is one of the most interesting characters I’ve come across recently, and his story really pulls those heart strings.

It’s fascinating to understand what this kind of scenario would do to someone. His relationship with Charlotte has so many layers and a fragile history to it. Ms Delaney certainly didn’t take the easy or obvious route. Inside Track is quite a good deal more than a normal romance. In fact the romance and the F1 setting are just added bonuses.

Talking of settings Ms Delaney nails the globe trotting nature of F1 with wonderful descriptive text. She’ll have you dreaming of destinations, so make sure your passport is up to date! Young Greta will not be pleased.

As for Reilley, she’s super smart, successful and has an energy about her. She is such a likeable heroine and a great match for our grease monkey.

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