The Finish Line (Arkadia Fast #1)

New Adult

Raelynn Casey has grown up around cars and street racing her entire life. When her brother’s best friend and love of her life, Jordan Slater, tells her that he cannot have a relationship with her, she leaves town broken hearted. Returning home a couple years later, she discovers that her feelings for Jordan have not dissipated at all. Jordan has known her since she was a young girl and can sense that something is not right in her world. As friends, they face her trauma, become closer, and deal with new adversity. They both want to make a relationship work but with troubled pasts, tragedy, and guilt standing in their way it may not come to fruition. 

“The Finish Line” is a fast-paced, energetic romance novel not for the faint of heart. This book makes mention of abuse, both physical and mental, but it does so in a way that is not overly descriptive. The chemistry between the two characters is sizzling hot, yet mostly held on the back-burner. Readers will take an emotional ride through the pages of this story while falling in love with not only the main characters, but the secondary characters as well. The entire novel focuses around the life of street car racers and their family atmosphere. Readers may be reluctant to choose this story if not interested in a racing storyline, but rest assured, it is well worth the time! The writing style as well as the pacing throughout the book makes this one incredible page-turner. The next book in the series will be released this summer. 

Tina Donovan