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Racer by Katy Evans

A brand new sizzling standalone contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.

I don't think his parents expected him to live up to his name--Racer Tate--but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He's the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep...
but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He's secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss....

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I'm supposed to watch him--make sure he doesn't get into trouble. But it's an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation...or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I'm the One. But he also thinks he'll break my heart, one piece at a time until it's gone.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158558054
Publication date: 09/28/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,499
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Katy Evans is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wallstreet Journal bestselling author of the Real series, the Manwhore series, the White House series, and numerous other standalone new adult and contemporary romances. To find more about her, her works in progress, and other related book news, visit her website at www.katyevans.net

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Racer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
JWright57 18 days ago
Racer is book 7 in the Real Series but it really can be read as a standalone because this is Racer's story who happens to be Remy and Brooke's son and what a story it is, set in the world of F1 motor racing it's exciting, romantic, hot and at times sad. Racer like his father needs a strong woman to win his heart and that's where Lana comes in. Lana is not only strong she believes in fighting for her family, her F1 team and now the love of her life Racer. This book consumed me, I couldn't put it down because I needed to know if Lana was strong enough to help Racer through the highs and lows that consume his life. Once again Katy Evans has given a book that is beautifully written, it covers living with someone who is manic depressive but please don't think you are reading Remy's story again because Racer couldn't be more different. I was blown away by this book and I'm sure you will be too, so on that note all I'm going to say is you need to "one click this book" because it's a brilliant read.
Anonymous 23 days ago
This is a must read! In the beginning she threw a curve ball but I couldn’t help but smile. This is a story about love, loving who you are, being determined and most importantly anything is possible. Thank you for this Katy
Anonymous 5 days ago
Love this series, I want another book to this series!!
Anonymous 13 days ago
I love how Remy and Brookes story was drawn out of in a series of books, each more intense than the last. Racer's was a great read and did not disappoint. It ended too soon. Love Katy Evans books
Anonymous 13 days ago
I love this book.
Anonymous 15 days ago
I loved Racer! Great read
Rina_S 18 days ago
Sep 29, 2017 · edit 5 stars plus Heart stolen!!!!! Racer Tate’s book!! Son of Remy, and what an incredible sizzling hot story this is. Street racer turned F1 driver with speed galore!!! Riveting indeed!!! Racer gives off a vibe as you read, seriously I was hooked on him just as Lana was! If you are a fan of the Real series, Racers book will be right up your alley. So much so you cannot help but love him so much more! I was so hooked on Racers story that I had trouble putting it down! There is also the underlying issue of Racers condition, which for Lana, may solidify a bond between them or does it push them further apart? My heart was beating so fast at certain moments and I have to say I would read it again in a heartbeat! This is without a doubt one of the best reads of this year!
joyce_merces 18 days ago
I have many #bookboyfriends, but Remington Tate is my one and only #bookhusband. So you can imagine how eager I was to read Remy's son book! Racer was what I was expecting: cocky, handsome, possessive and panty-melting! He reminded me a LOT of his father and I was beyond happy the whole time! I cried with some revelations, I loved that Remy was present in the story in all his DILF glory, and I'm happy that Racer found his other half. I just wish the book had more details... I wish some parts didn't feel so rushed... I wish the ending was more epic. But despite all that, this is Racer and he is PERFECT and I loved it!
Anonymous 18 days ago
You see, I’m a big fan of the author and the last book I read about her set the score for me in the romance genre: Ladies’ Man. And oh boy what a ride. First, let me tell you, it took me a while to get into the book. Why? As I said before, Tahoe set the example in romance for me, and without meaning to I went into this book waiting to find him, which was kind of a mistake because this is Racer Tate we are talking about. But once I managed to get Tahoe out of my head (it was hard, he is just too perfect) the rest of the book ran out smoothly. Racer captivated me just as Remy did at his moment, and I couldn’t help but be more excited every time he and Brooke appeared, and Iris? Dear lord, I was so happy to see them all. What managed to get my attention was… well, were two things. First one: F1. Seriously. I have been fan of F1 for my whole life; I used to eat breakfast every weekend seeing the races next to my brother and father. I had my favorite team, favorite racer, favorite everything. And second, the fact that Racer was truly scared about being accepted, even when he had a father that had the same condition as him and even when his family showed him all their support. It felt real to me, that fear. I had seen Remy go through this struggle and to see Racer do the same was glorious. Lana was such a character I could relate on, because she is basically not living her own dream, she sacrifices everything for her family and that struck so close home. I could relate what she was going through, and I kind of get what her brothers were going through, too. I LOVED how Katy treated the meds part. In most books with MI, authors tend to dismiss the great help that are the meds with the “they make me feel like a zombie/dead”, and specifically in romance books they tend to add the “my love is the only med I need”. Here on the other hand, if it’s true that Racer starts the book believing that, he then recognizes how good his meds are for him and how good they make him feel. That’s HUGE. That is a destigmatization of the use of meds for MI. The only thing that didn’t work for me was the sibling relationships. Look, I’m a sucker for sibling relationships, when I saw Iris and Racer together I expected… different. I wished for more, and I know that is not Iris story and that she is a secondary character and all, but I seriously think that she should have had appeared more, that their relationship should have been more developed. The writing style was good as always, the good stuff you expect from Katy, and the book had the same pace as Ladies’ Man, which I very much liked. It didn’t feel rushed at all, and the plot was not overly dramatic, Katy kept it simple and real and that made the book much more enjoyable. Zero weird drama. E basta. I really recommend this to everyone who loves a good romance novel.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Really enjoy Katy's stories and racer was no exception!
Anonymous 22 days ago
Loved the real series. This didn't disappoint at all!!! ?
Anonymous 23 days ago
I really enjoyed this story and thank you to the author for giving us a little more Remy
PamLCT 23 days ago
This is the kind of book that makes me fall in love with reading all over again! I would give it 6 stars if it were possible. Racer Tate is off the charts hot, sexy and one intense man. The authors writing pulls you in and makes you feel his intensity on and off the race track. I don't think I've ever read a race car romance. Racer was written with so much emotion, I don't know that another racing story will ever compare to this one for me. Racer's chemistry with Lana is fraught with obstacles that they both seem to skirt around magnificently. I felt the heat, lust, attraction, restraint, intense emotions and feelings they have for each other constantly while reading this story. After meeting Lana for the first time, Racer knows his feelings for her beyond a doubt. "This is the girl. The one I'm going to marry. The one whose life I'm going to completely ruin." There are some seriously passionate scenes in this book. Because Racer is such an strong and dominant character, everything was more vivid in color for me while reading this entire story and that included their very sexy times. That racing trailer scene rocked the wheels off that camper for me! But there were many other scenes that just made me squeeze my thighs together and fan myself. Seriously, whew hot! This book also brings another important topic to the forefront. Often mis-diagnosed or ignored, Bipolar disorder is a very serious condition for some and this story highlighted the illness well. Racer is literally racing for his life. This is what keeps him grounded and stable, for the most part. He needs the power, the speed, the intensity to keep his life balanced. But what I loved is how Lana handled the situation once finally discovered. Love and devotion between two people is what I see in this story, but the action that fills the books with the racing and the attraction is what kept me on edge the entire story. I felt the excitement of the crowd cheering or being on the headset talking Racer throughout the race. I felt the power of the win afterwards. All of these feelings are real to the reader while in the story. And his love for Lana was just as over the top. If you believe in soulmates, this was definitely an example. "Can you love someone so hard that every part of your being feels it? Yes, my heart whispers." We get a glimpse of a previous books character again that a think a lot of readers will be happy about. Now I wonder if there will be another book for Iris? Whatever you do, do NOT miss this exhilarating story. This is one of the authors best, in my opinion. *ARC provided for review
VeraMachado 24 days ago
With the HW Racing Team needing a new and talented F1 driver desperately, Lana Heyworth decides to be the one scouting for one, while her brothers and her father fix the F1 car the previous driver wrecked. What she didn't expect was finding the perfect driver in Racer Tate, a wreckless and fierce illegal street racer. As soon as they meet, Lana and Racer feel a connection they never thought they would feel in their lives. Lana knows how it feels when you love someone and then you lose that person. Racer is afraid Lana will not accept everything about it and will break his heart and soul. Will they surrender to their fears? Or will they conquer them? I LOVED Racer! This electrifying story hooked me from the first page and I couldn't stop reading. It's a sweet and sexy story, with the perfect combination of drama, laughter, steam, and action. I loved every second of Racer and Lana's story, especially how they met and the banter between them. The chemistry between them is off the charts! Lana Heyworth is a sweet, kind, selfless, funny, and smart twenty-two year old girl. Her father owns the HW Racing Team and she travels the world with him and her brothers for the competitions. She takes care of them and everything they need, trying to make the road their home. She once loved and lost, so now she's afraid of falling for Racer. I loved how she stood by his side, especially during his bad moments. Twenty-two year old Racer Tate uses illegal street racing as a way to keep his demons at bay. Like is father, he's an intense and confident alpha, protective, possessive, and fierce. But he's also very patient and sweet, showing his most vulnerable side when he's afraid to tell Lana the truth and how he feels that he disappointed his father. I really loved how he was never afraid of showing and telling Lana how he felt and how patient he was with her. I love the Real series and Katy Evans did not disappoint with Racer! Lana and Racer's story is a great addition to this wonderful series and will captivate the reader from the beginning. The story is beautifully written and the characters are easily relatable and lovable. I loved every page of Racer and I can't wait to read more from Katy Evans. I really hope we'll read more about the Heyworth brothers and Iris!
momof3infl 25 days ago
I call dibs on Racer Tate! I licked him, I get to keep him, right?!? So Remy has always been on the top of my book-boyfriend list, but I think he was just outdone by his son. Racer is determined, with the sexiest smirk that I can just see in my mind. While his father may have taken the world of fighting by storm, Racer completely dominates street racing. Then he meets Lana, a sassy girl in a family of boys, whose family owns a formula 1 team, and is looking for their redemption with a top driver. From the first glance, these two have sparks flying. I loved how it was both an insta-attraction, yet the relationship itself was a slow burn. It made the story that much sweeter. Will obstacles in their way keep them apart, or bring them closer together? Dive right in and find out in this delectable story. Ms. Evans writing was perfection personified, the characters felt like they were going to come out and talk with me. I absolutely loved this book!
gabby2846 26 days ago
Racer is one wild ride and an incredibly hot adrenaline rush. Holy cow! Never has a phrase "Like father. Like son" fit a character so perfectly then Racer Tate. This speed demon exudes all the male, hot, alpha, rawness that we’ve come to love with his father, Remington Tate, but then he takes it to another level on and off the track. It's sooo hot! I love when a male characters is so captivated and completely gone over his woman. And that's Racer. In an instant, he just knows Lana is going to completely change his world and his mindset. His situation has kept him from getting close to anyone but the need to have her and keep her was so strong. It’s easy to see how Racer could fall for Lana. She is one of my favorite parts of this book. Mostly because I can relate to so much of what she is going through. She so selfless. She caters to her family's needs over her own. Her determination to achieve her father's dream was awe inspiring. I have to say, I really like these two as a couple. I love how they balance each other out. When they get together, they're fire. Katy Evans has written another winner with Racer. If you've enjoyed her sexy and thrlling stories before, you won't be disappointed with this book. I read Racer in one sitting and I was savoring every word of it. Can be read as a standalone.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Great story and read. KE did it again! Waiting on the next one!!
MaryJoMI 26 days ago
Sigh. Racer has all the intensity and drive of his father Remy but his passion is fast cars. He has become the best illegal street racer as he fights to prove himself separate from his dad's success and expectations. Lana Heyworth is driven by her father's dream to have a race team. They are on their last legs, needing a miracle to find success while her father is battling cancer. She goes in search of a driver and stumbles upon Racer Tate. She takes the risk and brings him back to the team as their driver. I loved how Racer knew the first time he saw Lana that she is the one. This shows the same drive and passion that Remy has did truly pass down to the son. Lana isn't looking for a relationship, she is so focused on saving their families racing team. Racer is persistent. There is a fabulous slow burn to their relationship as Lana tries to resist and Racer continues with a full court press. There are a lot of ups and downs as they work to save the racing team and Racer fights to find his worth. Overall, this book grabbed me from their first encounter to the very end with this captivating and fun couple. Add in the interactions with the entire Real family gave me a book I didn't want to put down or end.
Rhondaz 26 days ago
5 HOT RACER STARS!! Racer is in the lead for my heart, this hot, sexy, confident racecar driver has driven right in with the checked flag. I absolutely loved this book, Katy Evans has done it again. Racer and Lana story is emotional, tackles tough issues, and a beautiful journey to a love story. These two are neither looking for a relationship, but there chemistry is off the charts and gravity pulls them together. You will definitely want to read this book, it is so worth the money and time. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
WendyLeGrand 26 days ago
Like father, like son! RACER.F#CKING.TATE. The baby that Katy fans all fell in love with in Mine. The little boy that everyone wondered if he would grow up to be just like his daddy. I think almost as soon as that little boy was born, readers were clamoring to know more and more about him. And we had to wait a bit, while Katy wrote some other books in the meantime. And then we did get to see more of him, in Legend, as a three year old bundle of energy and inquisitiveness. And after that little taste of Racer, it ramped up the reader's want for more of his story even more. Well, Racer is all grown up now. And yes, he is a lot like his daddy. In looks, and temperament, and drive, just to name a few. But also of the mindset that he will never be able to find a girl that would be able to put up with him. So he's been living his life, doing what he loves, street racing. It's not what Remy wants him to be doing, which would be to follow in his fighting footsteps. But it is his passion, that is, until he crashes into Lana Heyworth, literally. Lana is trying to keep the family's facing team afloat. They desperately need a driver to get them out of the dismal slump they've been in the past few years. This year is their last ditch effort. And Lana takes it upon herself to find a driver for the team to keep her father's dream alive. What she finds is Racer Tate. The gorgeous, cocky, overconfident illegal street racer who tells her he's the best driver in the world. It's obvious there's instant chemistry between Lana and Racer, but this has to be a professional relationship. He works for her family's team, so in essence he works for her. Can they keep it professional? Who am I kidding, we're talking about Racer Tate here. This guy is like sex on legs!! And they are mighty nice legs, too. Katy takes the team on the F1 circuit, with Racer burning up the track daily, and burning up Lana along the way. As much as she fights it, she's having a hard time keeping her feelings at bay, keeping the personal feelings out of the work environment. But she's scared at the same time to let Racer in and let her feelings come to the surface. She's suffered the loss of a loved one in the past, how is she supposed to expose herself to the possibility of love, when it could be taken away so easily again? Racer is a lot like Remy in his singular determination to get what he wants. He's scared too though, of letting Lana in, of letting her see the real sides of him. How can he possibly ask her to take him on, to take on everything that comes with being Racer Tate? I loved how Remy was there for Racer all throughout the story, dropping everything when Racer needed him. And it was wonderful to see Brooke again and to see her and Remy still just as much in love 20+ years later. Having read all of the books in the series, I melted when we got to see all of the other couples in the series: Melanie and Greyson, Reese and Maverick, and Pandora and Kenna with their children. I think readers who have been waiting for Racer's story will be very pleased with it. He is everything I was hoping for and more!!
Teewee125 26 days ago
I have a new BFF and his name is Racer. Your heart will beat as fast as he goes around the track. You will fall in love with him from the first page. With every word Katy Evans writes you will want Racer for your very own. As soon as he writes his name on Lana's list he knows she is the one. He just has to get her to admit that he is the best driver, oh and the best kisser too. With each lap around the track in each new race you get pulled into his world. He was an illegal racer now he races around a track legally and in doing so helps Lana's family. Her family has been struggling; not winning in a long time and money running out because of it. Her dad is sick and she is trying to hold everyone together by taking care of everyone. But who takes care of her. She has not allowed herself to become involved with anyone since David died but Racer is different. She opens her heart and allows him in. Of course he has to get through her dad and her brothers. He is isn't worried and from the beginning he lets them know he will not be intimidated. Racer will have you glued from the first page until the last and will not disappoint. A 5 star story and a first place finish.
Christine_Miller 26 days ago
Racer Tate completely lives up to his name! Racer is a kick butt road racer who Lana finds to help get her family's name back on top in the K-1 racing industry. From the moment Racer sees Lana he claims her and will stop at nothing to prove his love for her and his loyalty to her family. This was a fast paced book and I loved how completely alpha Racer is. Lana never has a chance to not fall in love with this guy. He is everything our book boyfriends need to be. Very good read!
Sandy-thereadingcafe 26 days ago
4.25 stars--RACER is the seventh installment in Katy Evans’ contemporary, adult REAL erotic romance series. This is twenty two year old, rookie Formula One racecar driver Racer Tate, and twenty two year old, PR representative Lana Heyworth of the HW Racing Team story line. RACER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous installments is revealed where necessary. RACER is the son of Remington and Brooke Tate, and focuses on the next generation in the Real Series. NOTE: If you have not read the series, there may be some spoilers in my review. Told from dual first person perspectives ( Racer and Lana) RACER follows the building romance between former illegal street racer Racer Tate, and HW Racing Team member Lana Heyworth. The HW Heyworth owned Racing Team is struggling and on the verge of a professional collapse; without a driver, and the owner currently battling health issues, Lana Heyworth insists she is able to find a driver that is capable of taking the HW Racing Team all the way. Enter Racer Tate, illegal street racer, and the man with whom Lana will fall in love. What ensues is the back and forth, push and pull of a building relationship between Racer and Lana, and the potential fall out when Racer’s mental health is placed on the line. Like his father, Racer Tate struggles with issues of mental health. Always looking for a thrill, the excitement of racing keeps our hero floating just above the line of no return. Lana is the only daughter of the Heyworth Racing legacy, and with three over-protective brothers Lana struggles with new relationships as well as a heartbreaking loss from years before that keeps our heroine from moving forward. The relationship between Lana and Racer is one of mutual attraction but Lana is technically Racer’s boss, and our heroine continues to push away the man with whom she will fall in love. Racer’s attraction to Lana is one of insta-love/lust; he is determined to make Lana Heyworth his girlfriend and wife including the slow seduction of our story line heroine. Lana’s past is secreted in a loss so devastating that she is unable to let her heart free fearing another crushing heartbreak. As part of the HW Racing Team Racer risks his life every time he steps onto the track and it is these risks that continue to threaten Racer’s relationship with the woman he loves. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense. The back and forth banter between Racer and Lana should have been fun but Lana battles her attraction to the man who could save the HW Team. RACER is a story of struggle; of family and friendship; a come from behind tale of two people who place everything on the line in both their professional and personal lives. The premise is entertaining, edgy and heartwarming; the characters are colorful, intense and energetic; the romance is sensual, passionate and provocative. RACER is a wondrous and moving story line from the creative imagination of Katy Evans.
RedCheeksReads1 27 days ago
If you are a fan of Real, or any of the subsequent books in the series, than this is a book you have been eager for. That is me. I love this series and have since I first discovered Remy ad Brooke back in 2013. Racer can definitely be read as a standalone but for us long time fans and new readers who have devoured all of Katy's words you will get glimpses of the lives of many of your favorite characters. 'This is the girl. The one I'm going to marry. The one whose life I'm going to completely ruin.' I am personally torn between saying you saying if this would be more enjoyable as part of the Real series or as a standalone. On one hand if you read it with the series I feel like you will have a better understanding of the struggles Racer is facing, after all these are similar in struggle to what his dad faced in his three books. But, that is also why I say reading it as a standalone might be even better. For me this was a very similar story to Real if you changed out fighters for racers. Personally, being as it has been a few years since my last re-read of Real, I didn't mind. But had I read t more recently I'm not sure I would have felt the same. I will say that while parts of the plot felt similar to me the actual characters felt very new. Racer and Remy are definitely not the same. Each has their own ticks and react very differently. I found Racer to be a kind and sweet version while still reading like the alpha man I expected him to be. 'I'm trapped - helplessly and totally - in Race Tate's irresistible fire.' I was so reminiscent the whole way through this book. I missed this family of characters. Katy always has a way to transport me to a world so different than the one I am in and I love it. I got lost in this book and when it was over all I wanted was more. For me, I am so happy she gave us Racer's story, now I just want to go back and read the whole series all over again. 4.5 Smooches
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