Book Reviews

Heart Racer by Marian Tee

Title: Heart Racer
Author: Marian Tee
Series: Heart Racer – #1
Publisher: Jaded Speck Publishing
Release Date: April 27th 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: E-book; 87 pages
Source: Purchased E-book

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With the elections coming up and his father wanting a seat in Parliament, Leandro Christopoulos needed to reinvent his public image from playboy underground motor racer to boring upright role model.

The Solution: Bobby Granger. Bobby, which was short for Roberta, supposedly the smartest girl in school, and recently voted as Young Philanthropist of the Year.

Unfortunately, she was not his type – snarky, old-fashioned, bookish and most importantly of all – the kind who needed to be in love before going to bed with a guy.

High maintenance was his first thought. Find another girl was what his initial instincts told him. But then accidentally Leandro saw her naked, and he knew he was just going to have to lie about falling in love with her. (From Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This was a good book, well novella, and I’m interested in seeing where Bobby and Leandro’s story goes. It was a tad short but action packed from the beginning. After reading it though I fear the synopsis is a bit off from my perspective.

There were a few things that I didn’t like, things that will hopefully be explained in other books (hopefully!!).

The synopsis of the book I felt made Leandro out to be a tad shallow when in the book he’s not really. I mean he comes off a bit like a pompous ass (pardon my language) in the beginning but that wears off and we really see how he is. I hope his story and background is told in a bit more detail and I have to admit I had the wrong impressions about him in the beginning but impressions change and mine definitely did.

I liked Bobby in the beginning though I feel by the end after the whole sex bit her personality changed completely, which correct me if I’m wrong does sex really change a person that much? Not as much as I felt it changed her.

A few characters I felt were thrown in there just for the hell of it; Leandros’ motorcross group. One chapter maybe two and thats it?

And what happened to his father’s pollitics? The novel cut off at the center of it all, it was all starting to come together when the novel felt she had to end the book. So now what? Hopefully all will be explained in the next one.

My Rating: 4/5

Favorite Passage

…he found himself at the front door of a red-brick building asking for Bobby.
“Are you Leandro Criss-Cross?” Leandro nearly choked at the way the older harried-looking woman butchard his family’s last name, which was one of the oldest and most illustrious in Greece. 
“I am Leandro Cristopoulos, yes.”… 

About The Author

Marian Tee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romantic comedies. She is Filipino-Chinese and lives in the Philippines. She is a frustrated mangaka, is addicted to horror movies, misses hip-hop dancing, and loves all things Japanese. Her best works include The Greek Billionaire Romance Serials, of which the first installment, The Art of Catching a Greek Billionaire, is available to download for free. (From the book)

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