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


If you're a NASCAR fan, you'll love this book. Another excellent one in the series, and I can't get enough of them. The characters are great, the author knows what she's talking about so the characters don't look like idiots. And awesome joyride!


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.


I'm not much of a Nascar fan but I really got into this book. It was a great read and quite fun to watch Sarah cooly disregard Lance's fame. Sarah is a totally lovable character as is Lance. A very fun and cute read.

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.


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.

Melissa Fletcher

this was a real cute story,especially with her baking him cookies and i liked that she wasnt like drop dead gorgeous it was cute and witty, and he was a real sweet person,overall good book!


I belong to a group of knitters who are also NASCAR fans and participated in a yarn swap based on our love of both. My swap partner sent this book to me because I'd mentioned I'd never read any of this series. What fun! For those who aren't fans of the sport, there's plenty to keep you interested and for those of us who are fans, well I certainly saw the personalities I'm used to seeing on race day in this book.Nothing heavy, just a good fun romp of a read.

Heather Blythe

Loved the book. could not put it down..


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.


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


Very cute funny beginning. Liking Sarah so far she seems like a character who is normal and down to earth and easy to relate to. Love the part where Sarah googles Lance's name and 900,000 results come up. She then googles her own name and 1 comes up for "Naked and naughty teachers". Hahah! Good stuff, the wonders of google. When Sarah and Lance hook-up, the reader doesn't get to read about it just the author telling us they did which is strange for this type of book, I also thought the hook-up was a bit premature. The hook-up happened kind of fast but with Chik-lit books that is usually the case and my beef with them. Oh and yeah I definitely consider this a Chik-lit book. Huh, funny how the author added in a restaurant called "Bimbos" where the waitresses are large breasted and wear tight, yellow, tops. Sounds familiar (Hooters) and interesting choice calling this restaurant "Bimbos" tell us how you really feel huh? A tad bit perfect; mom went from being Joan Crawford and "no more wire hangers" to June Cleaver and freshly baked muffins. Lance felt like a cardboard cut out character; didn't really know him. The only thing the reader knows about him is he is sexy and super nice. I just didn't connect with him at all. This was a super fast read and cotton candy, no real substance. Not to be mean or anything (I love this saying because you just know something bitchy is going to follow it) but this story read as if it could have been a highschooler who wrote it. I'm usually not one for overblown sex scenes (unless they involve Camaros, yeah still not over that one. Tara Janzen- Crazy Hot) but man the author only describes them kissing and then has Sarah wake up one morning and say "Oh we did it". This was a teen fiction story being sold as an adult romance book. I didn't quite give it a failing grade because it did have a lot of funny moments and any book that at least makes you smile or laugh should be given a passing grade.  C-

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


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.


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

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