Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stick Shift - Lissa Matthews

Lily hasn’t taken a vacation in years. She an orchestra musician, a private music teacher, and a homebody. She’s full-figured, quiet and lives a fairly simple life. Aside from music, she has one big passion: stock car racing. She’s been a fan for as long as she can remember and makes the yearly pilgrimage to Daytona as often as she can. When she’s offered a chance to get away to North Carolina and attend two weeks of races, she jumps at it. Little does she know what chance has in store for her…

Cam Carter is one of the most successful young drivers in the top tier of the stock car racing circuit. Traveling all over the country, he’s well known to racing fans, loved by some, respected by a few, and hated by others. He’s arrogant, strong willed, and a consistent winner. What he doesn’t have is balance…until he meets a pretty, curvaceous, and unassuming fan named Lily.

Lily fears the difference in lifestyles, ages, and personalities while Cam in turn, embraces them. Can they find a way to cross the finish line and take the checkered flag together? Or will the obstacles push against them until they crash and burn?

This isn't your classic older woman meets younger man...this story is all about getting what you want no matter the obstacles!

Lily decides to go on vacation with a friend and watch the races. One day while shyly getting a autograph of her fav driver Cam Carter she stumbles upon the ride of her life! Cam is wildly attracted to Lily at first site. It doesnt bother him that she may be a bit older than him b/c this luscious yet shy woman in front of him is what he wants. And boy does he go after it! Knowing shes only in town for a month hesoon sets his sights on making her think 'forever'!

Obviously Lily is dumbfounded by Cam being interested in her and is shocked to find out that hes an entire 10 years younger than her. This immediately throws a flag in Lilys face and she tried to play everything off as an innocent game. BUT Cam isnt used to being told no to. Will he win her over before his time is up? Will Lily be able to get over her age issues and understand that age is but a number?

This entire book is a cat and mouse game that leaves you breathless till the very end! The bedroom action between Lily and Cam is red hot! The two fall into step pretty fast and form a bond quite nicely. Lily has a few issues to get over before shes ready to face the fact that what the two have is real. This is a story of first love is the hottest way possible!


Like I said this book is a bit naughty around the edges to get ready to sweat a little! ;) Heres a snippet for ya! =)

Oh God. She was really there, staring at him, and he -- bless his gorgeous face -- he looked happy to see her. Looking at his smile, she suddenly felt out of her element again and for some reason not quite up to the dress code in her denim knee-length skirt and brown hoodie. Her pink painted toes curled under as she shifted her weight nervously from one foot to the other in the cute, sparkly flip-flops Alli had talked her into wearing. But there wasn't a dress code, given that he was in faded, threadbare jeans with holes in the knees and one of the back pockets ripped at the seams. His T-shirt was black with a washed-out logo she couldn't make out, and his sneakers had seen much better days. Still, she felt uncertain about how she looked to him standing there while they stared at each other.

He stopped in front of her. "You're here."

"Yes. I-I hope it's okay that I just showed up like this without calling first."

"Yep. I'm glad you're here. I can stop checking my phone every thirty seconds now."

Checking his phone? Was he serious? Surely not. "I-I'm sure you have things to do. I just wanted to…" Lily hated that she was stumbling all over herself and couldn't seem to get a string of words to come out in some semblance of order and make sense. The man had her all tongue-tied and she wished she hadn't had that particular thought, because she would love to be tongue-tied, naked, and wrapped around him.

e had to stop looking at her like he wanted to devour her. "I have nothing else that I'm needed for until tomorrow, so that means I'm all yours tonight."

"Oh." She likely hadn't hidden the surprise at his choice of words, because he laughed. All hers? Yeah, right. In what universe was a man like Cam Carter ever going to be "all hers"?

"You like that idea."

"Well, yes, of course. How could I not?" She'd play along, though. How often did an average, ordinary music teacher and orchestra member get this kind of opportunity? "I'd be crazy to not want you all to myself."

"Great. Because that's how I want you." He stepped closer and lifted his hand, then traced the outline of her cheekbone, causing her breath to catch in her throat. "I want you all to myself."

He was going to kiss her. She knew it because he took off his sunglasses, because the pulse beat in his neck had kicked into high gear, because his lips actually brushed hers. Oh. My. God. He's too young. He's too young. He's too young.

Everything flew away in the breeze when she let herself get swept up in the softness of his lips, the insistent tip of his tongue, the feel of his hand sliding into her hair, holding her mouth to his.
It was a brief kiss, just a taste of him, but it was enough to whet her appetite for more. The little devil inside her head laughed. As if she needed her appetite whetted.

She had thought of little else in the last six days, and she'd never wrestled with anything more. Should she or shouldn't she? Should she call or just show up?
More than once, she'd picked up the phone and dialed his number but never let the call go through. What if he hadn't remembered her by just her name and voice alone? What if he put her off or changed his mind or hadn't meant for her to take the date and time on the picture seriously? She didn't know, but there was definitely something between them, some chemistry even she couldn't deny.

"Just as sweet as I knew you'd be."
Lily smiled, unsure what to say. You are just as hot as I remembered, and I want to see how hot you are naked in bed.

"What do you want to do? Dinner? A movie? A concert? A club? Whatever you want to do, we will do."

"A date?"

"Yes. What did you think this was?"

"I don't know. I didn't know you wanted to go out with me. On a date. In public."

Cam looked at her curiously, his smile faltering, his eyes hooded and unreadable. "Was I being presumptuous in thinking that you might like to?"

"I… No. No, not at all. "
The light returned to his face and it took her breath away. Again. Damn. The effect the man had on her… Cam Carter wanted her, wanted to spend time with her, go out on a date with her. She wasn't strong enough to deny him or herself. He was offering her a chance few women ever got. Why not make the most of it?

I give this books a total of...



Cecile said...

You rocked it sister!!! This is an awesome, hot, delicious book!! I am just glad that you enjoyed it... So, I beg to ask the question... did you blush, lol!!!
Hugs to you sugarcup!!!

May 19, 2010 at 9:29 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

How could I not blush? Lol This book was a fast hot read! Thanks for recommending it to me! ;)

May 20, 2010 at 3:28 AM
Nicole Mc said...

Do you have this in Paperback?? If so, get your little rump to the post office!!! Stat! lol

May 20, 2010 at 5:38 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

lol Sorry babe its not in paperback! =( BUT its super cheap!!! And well worth it!

May 20, 2010 at 6:13 AM
Cecile said...

Yeah, I wish it was in paperback version... but only online.... But like Monroe said... WELL WORTH IT!!!

May 20, 2010 at 7:24 AM