In The Groove (NASCAR, #2)

ISBN: 0373770987
ISBN 13: 9780373770984
By: Pamela Britton

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Contemporary Contemporary Romance Fiction Harlequin Nascar Pamela Britton Romance Sports Sports Romance To Read

About this book

She wouldn't know a NASCAR star if he hit her with his car-and he just did.Sarah was a kindergarten teacher until a sleazy ex-boyfriend got her fired. Now the only job she can find is driving the motor coach for racing star Lance Cooper...whoever that is. Sarah doesn't know a thing about NASCAR—she just needs a job, and she’s off to a rocky start when she doesn't even recognize her ultra-famous boss.Lance can't help but notice Sarah’s sweet smile—and how seriously unimpressed she is with his fame. It's a reaction that piques his interest--that is, until things get a little too friendly on the bus. But Sarah has no interest in Lance's jet-setting life; she'd rather deal with spit balls than one super sexy race car driver.But when things begin to heat up on the track, Sarah begins to wonder if life in the fast lane might be a detour worth taking—and if maybe, just maybe, she might be able to take a famous race car driver down a rocky road to find love.The high-speed thrill of NASCAR racing meets the high-stakes game of love in this whirlwind romance from the author of Dangerous Curves!

Reader's Thoughts


Likeable enough, and oddly technical when it comes to NASCAR

Isis FG

** spoiler alert ** Though it's trite to say, this was a cute book. I tend to usually enjoy sports romances, and I mostly liked this one. I'd read Britton's last NASCAR romance and liked it, so that's why I gave this one a try.In The Groove is pure romance. There's pretty much no suspense with it.Overall, the book was an easy read. I wasn't bored or annoyed with parts. I think you have to be a NASCAR fan to enjoy the book. It definitely helps with understanding the different dynamics. Like I said, there's a nice cuteness factor to the book. Sort of a true-blue romance. The characters are interesting and likable. They seem to work well together.Britton does, though, skip out entirely on the physical aspects of the romance, ie sex. Lance and Sarah share some kisses, but the rest is implied. We don't even get any groping. That's a bit disappointing, and unusual. It does take a little bit away from the romance, but whatever.Anyway, decent book, but I'd recommend her other NASCAR romance, Dangerous Curves, over this one.


I love it. Pamela is one of the best writers out there and all of her books are worth a shot.


Read this back in 2005. It was very typical romance novel-ish with a Nascar twist. The characters in this one weren't particularly likable.


Agggh! I finished the previous book and immediately found this one, so excited when I realized it was Lance's story. And then he's paired up with this... door mat of a woman. No back bone. No chutzpa. No nerve. No confidence. She constantly found fault in herself. Allowed others to use and hurt her without batting an eye. "Oh no, pretty girls are saying I'm ugly, I can't handle this!" Fucking GROW UP.That bitch refused to bake Lance cookies even though she knew he couldn't win the race without them. I DID NOT LIKE HER.Obviously, I liked Lance. I thought he should have pushed her harder when she refused to give their relationship a chance. Otherwise, he was great. But this story focused on Sarah and how little self-confidence she had, how cowardly she was, and how ridiculous little she knew about racing.Spending less time rehashing Sarah's insecurities and more time focusing on Lance turning his season around would have benefited this book immensely. Sarah was why he turned his season around. That needed to be made clear.


This book started out pretty good, but in the end it was full of missed moments of intimacy and incomplete romantic tension. And I'm not just talking about the door-in-the-face sex scene, because the biggest problem with that was that the door slammed hours in advance of the scene, leaving me to wonder what even got them to that level of intimacy in the first place. (Let alone how a reportedly insecure woman handled the moment itself.) I put the book down shortly afterward because I felt disconnected from both characters, and her insecurities started to grate on my nerves. I wanted to have fun with the whole normal-girl-meets-famous-guy thing but it started to remind me too much of a movie. (As strange as it might be to say it, since I read a lot of romance, I don't like romantic movies in the least.)


So far it's a nice fluffy story. It's easy to read on the train. Not so engrossing that I miss my stop but good enough to make the time pass quickly.

Tracy Lea

I started getting into NASCAR to have something in common with the men in my life, and then I saw this book...It was a fun read.


I liked this book. The beginning was "eh" but it progressed. Lance and Sarah were really cute together. 3.5/5 stars.


Another great NASCAR book and once again she goes to my area (San Jose State University) this time.

Heather Blythe

Loved the book. could not put it down..


Pam is an awesome author. She really sinks you into her books, you just can't put them down. I just love this girl! OK, she happens to be my BFF too, so I'm a little partial, but still, her books rock.


LOVED THE BOOK! I actually read this in 2 days! I didn't want to put it down! I laughed, I cried all the while trying to read as fast as I could to see how it ended! What a wonderful book! I will definately read more by this author.


It was really confusing this book.At some places it was perfect, just right, then at some too fast, then too...something. I like the humor and Lance was just a cookie.You'd think that a hottie like Lance should get a mind-blowing story,But alas It was not.

Deborah Vespo

I recently discovered Pamela's books and I really like them. They are clean and I could easily share them with my daughter and not blush about it. I found them for sale at the library and bought the whole bunch of them!

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