Monday, July 14, 2014

Fast Track

Fast Track (Buchanan-Renard, #12)

A corrupt congressman, a mother’s secrets, and a sizzling romance ignite passion and suspense in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.
Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy’s girl—her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother.
Cordelia can’t suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them.
Hotel magnate Aiden Madison is Cordelia’s best friend’s older brother. He’s oblivious to the fact that she’s had a crush on him for years. When he gets railroaded into taking her along to Sydney on his company jet, he unknowingly puts her life at risk. He’s recently angered a powerful congressman by refusing to purchase overvalued land. Congressman Chambers is not a man to let such an offense slide, and he has the resources to get even and to get what he wants.
In Australia sparks are flying between Cordelia and Aiden, but multiple attempts on Aiden’s life are made while Cordelia is with him, and he realizes he must put a stop to the madness before he loses the thing he values most.

****PENGUIN GROUP Dutton via NetGalley provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review****
Cordelia was raised by her single father the two of them being really close since her mother died when Cordie was just a baby, but when he has a heart attack and secrets come about her mother she has to find out what really happened. With a new outlook on life, she is also ready to get over her lifelong crush on Aiden. Aiden has always seen Cordelia as one of his little sisters friends, he's helped her and protected her like a sister never knowing that she secretly loved him now he's taking her to Australia with him to help her. Something changes between the two of them while they are over there, with people willing to kill to keep their secrets will Aiden realize what Cordie really means to him? Can they figure out how outsmart and expose all of them? I am a huge fan of Julie Garwood and I have been waiting for this book for what seems like forever and that is probably why I was a little bit disappointed. I built the book up so much in mind that I was expecting something more from it than what I got. The writing itself was as always great, I loved seeing characters from her previous books in this one and I would like to read a book with one of the new characters she introduced, hint hint I would love me a Liam book. I liked Cordelia in this book was she knocked through a loop while she was numb for a bit there she still kept going and was trying to do positive things to move on with her life. Aiden was ok, I thought he didn't show a lot of emotion and when you weren't in his head it felt like he was just a blank wall that told people what to do. The mystery was well played as well as the way they solved both Cordelia and Aidens problems. The sex scenes were hot, because Aiden is polished and proper I didn't expect him to be a dirty talker so that was a nice surprise. The two of them had a great physical relationship, but I didn't see or feel that great emotional connection that I am used to from all of this authors other books. Beyond the physical attraction and long history I wasn't really buying the relationship between the two of them. The book was still a really good read, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I have her other ones. 

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