Racing for the Sun [NOOK Book]

Overview

"I'll do anything."

Staff Sergeant Jasper "Ace" Atchison takes one look at Private Sonny Daye and knows that every word on paper about him is pure, unadulterated bullshit. But Sonny is desperate, and although Ace isn't going to take him up on his offer of "anything," that doesn't mean he isn't tempted.

Instead, Ace takes Sonny under his wing, protecting him when they're in the service and making plans with him when they get out. Together, ...
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Racing for the Sun

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Overview

"I'll do anything."

Staff Sergeant Jasper "Ace" Atchison takes one look at Private Sonny Daye and knows that every word on paper about him is pure, unadulterated bullshit. But Sonny is desperate, and although Ace isn't going to take him up on his offer of "anything," that doesn't mean he isn't tempted.

Instead, Ace takes Sonny under his wing, protecting him when they're in the service and making plans with him when they get out. Together, they're going to own a garage and build race cars and make their fortune hurtling faster than light across the desert. Together, they're going to rewrite the past, make Sonny Daye a whole and happy person, and put the ghosts in Ace's heart to rest.

But not even Sonny can build a car fast enough to escape the ghosts of the past. When Sonny's ghosts drive them down and run their plans off the road, Ace finds out exactly what he's made of. Maybe Sonny was the one to promise Ace anything, but there is nothing under the sun Ace won't do to keep Sonny safe from harm.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016610122
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
  • Publication date: 4/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 118,757
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Wow

    I don't even know where to start with this book. It's not the first I've read by Lane. I read the Johnnies series first and that was about porn, so it was messed up, sweet and heartbreaking all at once. I thought I knew what to expect from Lane's writing. Not. Even. Close.

    This was intense. It is in the first person, so everything is from Ace's pov, but you still feel like you know Sonny. The build up is slow and fast all at once. You know from the start that what these two men have is something different and special, but they are army buddies first, then roommates and business partners before they explode into becoming lovers.

    Their relationship borders on unhealthy, but is so simple and pure that you can't help but be drawn into it. Sonny is so damaged and Ace wants nothing more than to take care of him but he has his own demons to deal with, so things don't happen easy for them. But even with all of their problems, they make each other whole. What they have with each other works for them.

    Throughout everything, they somehow keep running into strays and taking in people who need them just as much as they need each other. This book was dark and intense, but really made you think about what really matters. Love, family, friendship, trust, loyalty. Doing everything in your power to make the life of the person you love better, safe and happy. This is definitely a worthy book to read. 500+ pgs.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

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    Reviewed by Christina Marie at The Morning After Romance: Beauti

    Reviewed by Christina Marie at The Morning After Romance: Beautifully written!

    It's official. Amy Lane gives good book. She draws me in every single time. This one left me feeling like I'd experienced every emotion under the sun. It was emotionally exhausting yet satisfying. By the end I felt completely wrung out.

    The story is told from the POV of Ace. While serving in Iraq, he meets new recruit Sonny. Ace wants to protect Sonny, take care of him, and help build his dreams. Sonny's dreams become Ace's. And when they leave the Army they end up friends, business partners, and roommates. Eventually they end up in love.

    I loved Sonny. He is fascinating, and so endearing. But, oh man he broke my heart. Again and again. He is so damaged. He expects so little from other people and life in general. He really resonated with me. I found it unbearably sad to see all the evidence of past trauma in his every day actions. Ah, my heart hurts.

    The writing in Racing for the Sun is beautiful. It's visceral. It's painful. Just amazing. Ace and Sonny have these beautifully sweet moments. Their love isn't complicated. It's pure, wonderful, and Sonny says things to Ace like:

    "You're not invisible," he whispered. "You're the only person I ever saw. And you said I was your dream."

    And

    "You went to all this work to get me a dream, Ace, but you're the only dream I ever wanted."

    Sigh.

    It's not perfect either. They are both so flawed. Their relationship is possessive. It's aggressive, and it's co-dependent. There is no softness between them. But somehow they still have these brief moments of sweetness that are just perfect. These moments are scarce and quick, but it doesn't matter because these men are hard. They are damaged. And it fits. It was just so good, and real, and raw. And they also managed to break my heart with some really painful moments.

    Still, the love that they have for each other isn't the source of pain. Their circumstances and pasts are. But they have each other. The love that they have is steady and strong, and I felt it. Amy Lane took me through a spectrum of different emotions. Racing for the Sun had me smiling one moment, and then it would wipe the smile clear off my face the next.

    This book is beautifully written. I cannot stress enough how beautiful the writing is. It is Dark. Somehow manages to be simultaneously heartwarming and heartwrenching. Oh wow was it intense. It left me feeling like I was bleeding from a chest wound. But it was so worth it.

    5 Stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Great read

    This book took me a few pages to get into - something about the writing just did not grab me right away but I am so glad I stuck it out. Lots of story and intriguing characters. Very entertaining.

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  • Posted September 19, 2013

    Yet another good read by Amy. Thanks and keep 'em coming.

    Yet another good read by Amy. Thanks and keep 'em coming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Classic Amy Lane style

    Classic Amy Lane style

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