Hard and Fast (Fast Track Series)

Hard and Fast (Fast Track Series)

by Erin McCarthy

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ISBN-13: 9780425228470
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Series: Fast Track Series , #2
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Erin McCarthy, the author of A Date with the Other Side, Bad Boys Online, Smart Mouth, Houston, We Have a Problem, and Mouth to Mouth.

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Hard and Fast (Fast Track Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 140 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Imogen Wilson grew up in New York where she attended the best schools the city offered. Ty McCordle suffers from dyslexia so school meant nothing to him as he always fell behind in his class work. Whereas she enjoys studying, he enjoys driving race cars.------------- In Charlotte, North Carolina they meet when Imogen's friend Professor Tamara Briggs-Monroe (see FLAT OUT SEXY) escorts her to the racing track. Yet in spite of their obvious differences they are attracted to one another. Her feelings for him and noticing a woman at the track whose only goal is to marry one of drivers gives Imogen an idea for her graduate thesis: the courting rituals of stock car racing drivers. However, her hands on field research cause all sorts of problems and sticky situations especially between her and Ty.-------------- This is an amusing contemporary romance starring two seemingly opposites who have more in common than either realizes. The cast makes the tale fun as their reactions to Imogen's field research are priceless. Fans will enjoy riding the track with Ty as he drives HARD AND FAST to win the love of the grad student driving him crazy.----------- Harriet Klausner
wolf-lover More than 1 year ago
2nd book in the series and just as good as the first. I had a little trouble getting into it at first because Imogen is a strange character, but I soon learned to love her. She is Tamara's friend and meets Ty in the First Book Flat Out Sexy. Ty is also a driver and Imogen is a graduate student. Imogen decides to right her thesis on race car drivers. She starts to consider to date them, but soon only has eyes for Ty. Ty is a gorgeous guy who has women falling all over him, Imogen is simple. Ty dumps his bimbo girl friend easily for Imogen. They share a hot steamy relationship. Ty has a disability that was touching to read about. He hides it from the world and Imogen. When Imogen finds out the story becomes heart wrenching. The story takes many twist and turns and it was a easy fast read that I read in one day. However, once again I feel like I was cheated with their story as there was more to tell. These books are easy to read because it does not "go into" the racing life and lingo so those of us who do not follow racing can still read it and know what is happening and feel comfortable. I am hoping the other characters in these two books get their chance for their stories to be told.
mischif More than 1 year ago
Ty is a great guy that has been filling his time with too much air--like in Nikki's head, but he wants a woman of substance and along comes Emma Jean, or Engine, or actually Imogen. Ty can't quite get her name right, but he likes her. Imogen is a hoity toity, New York city girl going for her degree in sociology, and is friends with Tamara, who marries Elec, who drives in stock car racing with Ty, and that's how they hook up. Imogen's honest curiosity, intrigues Ty and he wants to get to know her better, and after being caught in the rain at a dinner party, he really wants to know her inside and out. I really love this book, and can't wait for the next one. The books are fast paced, and I honestly couldn't put it down. I read this book in a matter of hours, and couldn't wait to do it again. Really a great read.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Hard And Fast by Erin McCarthy is a pedal to the floor all out funny and sexy book. Imogen Wilson a sociology grad student stumbles across a great idea for her thesis. A track groupie shows her a book on how to land a race car drive. Imogen decides that if she follows these rules it will give her insight into the mating games at the race track. Before she barely starts her work her attraction to driver Ty McCordle revs up. Ty McCordle is a major player in the race car dating scene. He just broke up with his latest air-head groupie and is surprised how attracted he is to brainy Imogen. Imogen is so different then any woman he has ever dated. Besides being smart she is delightfully fun and sexy. But Ty has a secret that he is afraid will make Imogen will think less of him. Ty has coped with his dyslexia all his life and has done a fairly good job of keeping it hidden. Ty and Imogen's is one of the best written relationships I have read in a while. Sure its hot and sexy but what really made it special for me is that Ty and Imogen really talked. They both listened to each other openness and caring. I deeply enjoyed their conversations, they made me laugh out loud and sigh so many times. Any Erin McCarthy book is a delight.
BOOKADIK on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Hard and Fast was as good as the first book in the series! I laughed out loud several times. Erin writes with great knowledge of the character backgrounds and delivers lots of steam along with the story. I loved this book, I only hope she is going to write another one so that Ryder and Suzanne get back together!
SusiB on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Imogen Wilson is a graduate student who is thinking about choosing the dating habits of NASCAR drivers as the subject of her thesis. Being a rather intellectual sort of person, she's inexplicably attracted to Ty McCordle, one of the drivers. Equally inexplicable is Ty's attraction to Imogen, since he ususally prefers to hang out with bimbos. The two of them become lovers, but will Ty's secret destroy their relationship? This book wasn't as much fun as its prequel, but I read it in one evening, which means it's really entertaining. However, I wasn't too enthusiastic about some of the turns the book took towards the end, because the characters acted rashly and were shown to be quite immature.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Another hot hero from Erin McCarthy. "Hard and Fast" is book two in her series about stock car racing drivers and their rocky road (yes, I couldn't resist) to romance. Ms. McCarthy knows how to write heroes and heroines that readers can relate to and identify with. This time she's provided a bad boy driver and a cerebral graduate student in search of a thesis. Now there's two stereotypes you don't usually see together!Imogen is sure she's finally found something new and different for her sociology thesis. Visiting the racing track with her friend, she ran into a woman with a book titled "How to Marry a Race Car Driver in Six Easy Steps". Now all she'll have to do is follow the steps to see if they work...not that she intends to actually marry a driver, but she's pretty sure nobody else has ever done research on this social group. Ty is happy to be driving race cars and bedding pretty fans. Not too shabby for a man with dyslexia who had so much trouble in high school! Of course he's always careful to break it off with his flavor of the month before things get too serious since he's not ready to settle down. Is he? Well of course not. Otherwise he sure wouldn't be attracted to the brainy woman whose name he can't even pronounce correctly. She's not his type...right?Erin McCarthy delivers her romance with heat, humor, and scads of laughter. The interaction between the hero and heroine will have you sweating and fanning yourself, and then laughing out loud. The relationships between her characters build steadily and readers always get to figure it out before the hero or heroine...which leaves readers (well, me anyway) happily smug. There's always a barrier to overcome and character growth which leaves me smiling. And her secondary casts of characters provide humor, relief, and tantalizing hints for future heroes and heroines."Hard and Fast" was a fun read for me. After reading the first book in the series, "Flat-Out Sexy", I didn't think I would like the hero of this book. But Erin McCarthy came through (as usual) by providing a closer look at what lurks behind the social mask this hero wears...and I fell a little in love with Ty myself. There's no danger (well, other than being a race car driver), no mystery, no intrigue; just pure southern romance that'll leave you with a big ole grin.
Joey44 More than 1 year ago
Hard and Fast is the second book in Erin McCarthy's Fast Track series.  This is Ty and Imogen's story. Imogen is working on her thesis for her PhD in Sociology with a topic of testing the idea of “How to marry a race car drive in 6 easy steps” to see if it is true.  Ty is a race car driver who's life revolves round driving.  He has only dated women for sex but when he gets to know Imogen, he wants more of a relationship.  Imogen has been attracted to Ty for quite a while but has hidden her feelings for him so she is surprised and really happy when Ty shows he is interested in her. I have really liked the Fast Track series but in this book I thought Imogen was too controlled and thought everything out way too much. In the last book, Ty was shown as a man who slept around a lot but not so much in this book. I enjoyed this book but found it to be more of an erotic romance than I would have liked.  There were a lot of sex scene which I found unnecessary. The covers are fantastic but, honestly, I don't picture race car drivers to be that muscular.  In all of the books in this series, the only 'work out' the men get is when they are having sex and, I could be wrong, but I don't think sex gives muscles like the one on the covers. I think “Flat-Out Sexy” #1 in this series was a great book so it is hard for the rest to hold up to that one.
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Wonderful romance with fast cars
ssgsc More than 1 year ago
I normally read paranormal romance but this series is really good, you won't be disappointed!
JMWade More than 1 year ago
Get the all. Read in order. The biuld off each other. Love this series
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ForkliftMama More than 1 year ago
Loved Imogen's story!!! The Fast Track Series is AMAZING!!!!
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This was the second in the Fast Track Series. The book was definitely about two people who seemed to be totally wrong for each other and with nothing in common. We were introduced to both Ty and Imogen in the first book, Flat-Out Sexy, and Imogen knew Ty was totally wrong with her but could not help but be attracted to him. It was great seeing the interaction between the two and how they got to know each other and to see that Ty could change his behavior and how he helped Imogen come out of her shell some. It was also nice to see some of the other characters introduced in the first book continue in this one. I have now read all five of the books out and am looking forward to number six "Jacked Up" coming out in June. Erin McCarty is a terrific writer and their is plenty of heat in the sex scenes and she also brings her characters to life for you. There is also plenty to laugh about also.
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