Thursday, October 7, 2010

Made the Grade: One in a Million by Abby Gaines & Marisa Carroll

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 261 KB | Release Date: October 2010 | Publisher: Harlequin NASCAR

"No Ordinary Man" [within One in a Million] by Abby Gaines

My Book Summary : Eli hasn't been having the best of luck lately when it comes to his racing career, but he never expected to have his sponsor and owner call a meeting with him to inform him that if he doesn't stop being partying at night or is doesn't start doing better on the track they both plan to drop him. So, when Jennifer (Jen) comes into his life, a girl completely different then the model types that usually surround him, he asks her to help him out by being his fake girl friend.

Soon though he finds that she brings him luck and asks her to help him out longer then originally planned. During that time they find that they have a connection but will Eli decide to change his ways for a real relationship or will he decide to drop Jen and move onto the next fling?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, it was sweet. Great chemistry between the characters. I love the NASCAR driver stories and this has turn into one that I might read again sometime.

Book Teaser :
Ten thousand dollars.
"It sounds like a bribe," she said.
"It's a job offer," he corrected. "A temporary job to help secure your future. Compared with what I stand to lose, ten thousand bucks is chicken feed. Literally, in this case."
Ten thousand dollars would bring the security she craved closer. But it would do more then that. The sooner she finished her degree, the sooner she could get a good-paying job and stop feeling as if she was missing out on life.
"Why didn't you mention the money earlier?" she asked. "Why pretend that you like me?" ~ within Chapter 8



"Daisy Chain" [within One in a Million] by Marisa Carroll [aka Carol Wagner and Marian Franz]

My Book Summary : Quinn has been dealing with a lot, but he never expected his younger stepbrother to die. He goes to his grave to pay his respects and finds a pregnant lady looking at him, to realize that it's his late brother's girlfriend.

Daisy didn't think she would be welcome at the funeral so she decided to visit the father of her baby's grave today to pay her respects. Once she gets there, however, she meets his older stepbrother, and even though he is very attractive, she is scared to see him so after a brief conversation she backs off and heads back to her vehicle. It's not that Quinn said anything wrong, it's just that her baby's father's family (meaning his parents) have been threatening to take parental control away from her once her baby is born and because of that she wants no relationship with anyone from that side of the family. But when her antics to get away from Quinn end up with her in a car accident and in labor, he is right there beside her making sure she’s okay.

After her baby is born, the baby’s grandparents show up asking (and threatening a bit) to have her move in with them, but Daisy decides not to agree since she doesn’t trust them at all, and Quinn is there to back her up and suggest that she move in with him for the time being. Daisy agrees to move in with Quinn after she sees that he won’t back down from what he’s stepfather demands, knowing that in her weak condition he will help stand up to them with her.

Over the time, the two get to know each other and fall into a relationship that neither really want to end. While they have yet to go on a date or even, kiss each other. However, with the threat of Daisy’s daughter being taken away will they be able to become a family or will Daisy leave as soon as she’s better without looking back?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. For as much drama, and unrealistic aspects that I didn't expect to happen, I did enjoy this story! ESPECIALLY with the two books "No Ordinary Man" & "Daisy Chain" playing off one another really made my interest in the second story increase even more!

Book Teaser :
"Hey, are you okay? You went a little blank on me there for a moment."
"What? No. I'm fine, just a little dizzy. I'm sorry, what did you say?" she stuttered, shocked to her core to realize that, yes, she was beginning to think of him as more than just a friend, a benefactor. She was beginning to think of him as a man, and a sexy desirable one at that. ~ within Chapter 8



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