I have never read any of the NASCAR themed titles before, so when I saw this one being offered for free, I thought I'd give it a try. Perhaps there are NASCAR titles that are entertaining, but this is not one of them. There is no discernable plot, the characters are one dimensional, the dialogue is weak, and there is no conflict to speak of. There are a few mentions of the heros family not approving of his chosen career and his strained relationship with his parents....so what? The reader is supposed to believe the hero is a charismatic, intelligent man who is passionate about his career. Unfortunately, his actions toward his ex-wife negate that entire premise. The actions he takes where his ex-wife is concerned make him seem like a spineless, wishy-washy idiot. As a reader, I enjoy a lot of different traits in the male leads of romantic stories. There is nothing appealing about stupidity.
As to this story being classified as a NASCAR story....I don't see how. Other than a few mentions of being at races, there aren't many qualities in the hero or any of his supposed NASCAR friends that make them any different than any other regular Joe on the street. The author makes mention of people asking for the hero's autograph, mentions pit crews a couple of times, and how he likes to give his trademark war whoop. This guy could have worked at Jiffy Lube for all the excitement of his personality. There was no strength in his character that would lead the reader he would have a strong competitive spirit in tiddley-winks, let alone NASCAR.
And the heroine? Although her career was in a transition phase, I found nothing admirable about her. She goes from being an educated career woman to a NASCAR bleacher bunny? As a reader, I'm supposed to empathize with someone who is content to be a hanger on? She goes from having self confidence issues to essentially having no identity of her own. What is there to admire about that? I know I may sound unduly harsh, but I am very happy this title was free. Other people enjoyed it and I'm happy for them, but I did not. Free or not, it was not worth the hour and half it took me to read it.