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Full Throttle Paperback – June 3, 2013
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All NASCAR driver Rex Henderson wanted was to own and drive his own car. To own his own car was going to cost him a lot of money. He knew from all the mistakes that occurred last season he was going to have to win all the races and stay away from all the pretty girls. Rex never dreamed that his new head mechanic (Gail "Jimmy" James) would turn out to be a girl.
Not only does Jimmy have a hard time being accepted by Rex but her pit crew has a hard time accepting her as a mechanic. When things start happening to car #14 everyone thinks that it is all just a rookie mistake. Jimmy knows she is being blamed because she is a female. But when Jimmy gets a threatening note they begin thinking that maybe it is not a rookie mistake that it may be sabotage. Someone is trying to get Rex out of NASCAR for good or they just want Jimmy gone. NASCAR and a woman in the crew pit doesn't mix, racing is a man's game. Jimmy is determined to find out who is sabotaging car #14 to save her job and Rex.
I have to say that I have never been much of sports fan. I do on occasion watch sports on tv. But I do have a NASCAR driver though and was very excited to read Full Throttle. I honestly didn't think that I would like it very well. But guess what I loved it. I liked the suspense, the romance but what I really liked about it was the mechanical parts. I liked reading and learning about the restrictor plates and Jimmy taking the drive shaft out and putting it back in during a pit stop. I also loved finding out that they could read the temperature of the tires during the race.Read more ›
Gail "Jimmy" James, an engine specialist, recently hired by Howard Motors is the first female head mechanic in NASCAR history. Working in a male dominated industry, Jimmy needs to keep her wits about her as the guys on her team play jokes on her. Jimmy's reaction to these practical jokes is realistic, drawing me to her character instantly. When bad things start happening to the racecar, Jimmy is blamed because she is a rookie and a woman. But with a singular focus, Jimmy does everything in her power to figure out what is wrong with the car and concludes that it is sabotage. While trying to figure who would want to tamper with the car, Jimmy feels torn by her growing feelings for Rex Henderson, the driver of the car. Jimmy works to keep her feelings in check because it would be very bad for her career to be involved with a driver. Rex, a sexy southerner with an accent to match, has been attracted to Jimmy since he first saw her under the hood of his car. Since he was burned by a girl the year before, Rex is surprised by his feelings for Jimmy. When Gail is threatened, Rex goes into all-out protective mode, which makes him a perfect leading man. The sexual tension between them sizzles even when their romance takes a back seat to the search for the saboteur.
Vivid details, well-researched, and well-executed racing scenes provide edge-of-your-seat action, adding depth to this story. Having watched few NASCAR races on television, I did not feel overwhelmed or lost by the technical jargon used by the characters in the story.Read more ›
Gail "Jimmy" James, being the best qualified mechanic Winston (team owner) could find after the dead of his head mechanic and a female at that, has a hard time being accepted by her team mates. Then strange things started to happened and her experience is called into question. But when a threatening note appears on her tool box that is when things go from "rookie mistake" to serious matters.
Rex Henderson, driver of No. 14 and resident hunk, is attracted to Jimmy from the beginning but his racing comes first as his only desire is to owe his own team. But when problems start to come to the surface where they point to mechanical in nature he is put to the test on the faith he has for Gail. Also it comes to the light (at least to HIS light) how he truly feels for her.
I really liked this book and that even when it was a romantic book not all was focused on the romance.
The only thing I was disappointed on was that I guessed who was behind all fairly quick. But overall I loved the story. It was something new, different and refreshing.
TC Archer gives you a fast paced book about a very sexy race car driver, who is trying to make up for what happened last season in the races. TC Archer also gives you a very strong lead female character, who is trying to prove to the NASCAR world that women can do what men can do and even better.
Gail James, aka Jimmy, is definitely my favorite character of the story. I adore her the minute she was introduced due to her spunk and her strong-willed nature. She literally put Rex and a few other men in their place. Do not mess with a woman, especially when she has to learn how to handle herself because she has older brothers. I LOVED her!
Rex was a pain in the butt in the story at times due to his over-protective nature, but he had moments where I adored him. He definitely had it bad for Jimmy the minute he saw her. I think he realized after awhile that Jimmy was definitely someone, he could be with. He should have never mentioned his ex-lover or even acknowledged her because Jimmy was way better than she was.
The only dilemma I had with Full Throttle was going back and forth with Rex's brother's dilemma and what was happening to Jimmy.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love that saying "when opposites attract" its even more great when you add that to Tc's Full Throttle. Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by Krissy Malott
I really like Gail's character; she made a great female lead. How could I not like a woman with her skills? Read morePublished on May 26, 2013 by BBMoreB
I absolutely love this book. Very good story and very passionate. Definitely a story that you can read over and over again. Can't get enough from this wonderful author.Published on May 25, 2013 by Veronica Vasquez
I dont like to give nasty reviews, but I just could not like this book. I could not finish the book. I found it very boring!!!!Published on February 24, 2013 by Pam P
Such a nice easy read. I really liked the characters. Rex with his sexy southern drawl and Gail "Jimmy" James was a credit to women everywhere. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Red Headed Book Worm
It took me a lot longer then I first thought to get through this story. Not from lack of interest but there were a lot a technical terms I did not understand and basically I know... Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by vamp lover
This book is a very light read, even with the mystery and suspense thrown in, I found it very easy to read and got through it fairly quickly. Whew. Read morePublished on September 19, 2012 by Ana♥
I loved how this book started out and I loved how the book ended. This book starts out strong with a fierce dislike between Rex and his mechanic. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Suzie - Bunny's Review