The Finish Line Book Cover The Finish Line
Leslie Scott
Contemporary Romance/Street Racing
The Wild Rose Press, Inc
December 11, 2017

Another night at the races is more than burnt rubber with a hit of nitrous. For one young woman, it's navigating trauma, love, and loss in the stifling Texas heat under the watchful gaze of her brother’s best friend and reigning King of the Streets, Jordan Slater. Home in Arkadia again, Raelynn Casey starts to heal from a terrible incident at college. She finds love in Jordan, a member of her brother’s circle of racing buddies. When another in the racing circle, the guy who took her to her high school prom, exposes his feelings for Raelynn, tragedy erupts like a tank of race fuel. Guilt, remorse, and pain must be overcome before Raelynn and Jordan can race to The Finish Line.

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

After being gone from home for almost two years Raelynn Casey has returned but she returned with a secret and filled with shame. A few semesters short of graduation she left college after something happened and it was home, family and friends that she ran back to.

Since she was a young girl Rae has been in love with one of her brother Aiden’s best friends, Jordan Slater and he was the one person she feared seeing again. She ran from Arkadia after Jordan the love of her life told her he didn’t love her or want her and now she has to face the one person who broke her heart over and over again.

Jordan is a street racer who also harbors a secret, one that involves the reason he sent Rae packing even though it was the last thing he wanted to do. In spite of the two dreading seeing each other there is no way to avoid it since Arkadia is a small town and Jordan’s friends are her friends and racing is in all their blood.

Although home Rae is not the same girl that first left and it is obvious to everyone who loves her. She suffers from panic attacks and what happened in college is something she can’t get out of her head.

Jordan and Rae do begin to get together but it is on, off, on, off and it became tiring after awhile. The second half of the book was much better than the first which seemed to drag on and on and since I am not a fan of racing or even cars the book did not hold an interest for me. If you, unlike me are interested in how street racing works and about cars then this would be the book for you. As I have said many times reviews are subjective it depends on the topic and since this topic was not my cup of tea doesn’t mean it won’t be yours.