He's fast. She's furious. They're in for the ride of their lives.
Rising star Roxanne St. Claire puts the pedal to the metal in a story of intrigue and passion that will get your heart racing!
When sexy NASCAR racer Beau Lansing tracks down high society debutante Celeste Bennett, it's a matter of life or death. Stunned at the secret Beau reveals, Celeste is forced to make a life-altering decision. But with her love life on the skids and her family life in a tailspin, escaping incognito into Beau's world is just what she needs -- especially if she can get answers about her past.
Beau needs Celeste to save a man's life -- he never expected a high-octane attraction that could wreck his well-protected heart. And when Celeste's life is threatened by someone who clearly knows her real identity, Beau has to risk everything -- including his own life -- to save her. With menacing forces in the driver's seat and time ticking too fast, the two must win the biggest race of all...the race for their lives and their love.
St. Claire (French Twist) sets a sleek, sexy and very American romantic suspense novel in the high-pressure world of auto racing. Decades after his brief affair with a socialite ends in pregnancy and heartbreak, NASCAR team owner Travis Chastaine is diagnosed with kidney failure. Desperate to save his beloved mentor, driver "Beau" Lansing travels to New York to beg the daughter Travis has never met to donate the kidney that will save him. Celeste Bennett has been raised amid riches by her uppercrust mom. Still, stung by romantic failures and the betrayals of her adoptive dad, she agrees to consider Beau's request if she can get to know Travis better before committing to surgery or even revealing herself as his daughter. Following Beau to Chastaine's Florida headquarters incognito, she takes a job that will put her close to Travis, only to find herself tangled in mysterious threats, racing curses and corporate crime. St. Claire grounds the plot's many dramas in solid emotional logic, developing the protagonists' romantic relationship with a compelling mix of sexuality and tenderness. While Celeste's NASCAR conversion is a bit abrupt, the vivid evocation of racing's colorful culture should win over even the least automotively inclined.