Sunday, January 20, 2013
Review for Shey Stahl's Trading Paint and Giveaway!!!!
Firstly, I just want to be honest with all of you. When I made the choice to do this blog tour I had no clue what this series was. I had the first book (Happy Hour) in my Kindle, I have an obsession with that damn 1 click button (it will be the death of me and my bank account!) and you know what......
I am like most bookies, I think, I will eventually get to that book.
Blub of Trading Paint:
Step into the magic where the clay met rubber and desire defined greatness. Trading Paint takes you inside the hasty driver’s mind to what led him to a decision that changed the path of two souls.
Jameson Riley, a dirt track racer from the pacified Northwest attempts to step from the shadows of his legendary World of Outlaw father, Jimi.
Struggling to make his own identity, his best friend becomes a distraction he didn’t see coming. When you’re touted as the next legendary sprint car racer to someone whose mystique alone is intimidating, you tend to lose sight and wonder who you are at times.
He has something to prove and something to learn. Can he surpass greatness?
OMFG! I am seriously happy that I am doing this blog tour. I read the first book Happy Hour like if I was on crack. I must have looked like this to my family
I found my new book boyfriend JAMESON RILEY!!!
This series is about NASCAR driver Jameson Riley, Ok I know most women are like really NASCAR! Trust me I totes know that feeling. I was like yeah this is going to be boring, I mean what's so great about NASCAR?
Well slap me upside my head and call me stupid, after reading the first book I had to eat those words.
Happy Hour was just unexpected I was not ready for all that awesomness spilling forth from the pages.
I was seriously
then...I was like
What just happened!
Needless to say I finished the first book in 1 day...can you say sleep deprived and so worth it!
There are 5 books in this series. Trading Paint is technically the 3rd book but after reading the first book Happy Hour, this has to be read 2nd. It just takes you a bit further into Jameson's world.
I have read many books and I love books that can just suck me in and make me believe everything coming out of it. This book did just that. I am not a NASCAR follower or even a watcher, I thought I was going to have a problem reading this book because I knew nothing of that world. Shey Stahl has written a series that grabs you and she holds your hand to lead you through all the jargon of what is NASCAR. I never felt lost. I understood and my imagination was crystal clear. I fell deeply for Jameson and the whole Riley family for that matter. He is oozing sexiness and in love with his long time best friend Sway (Omg don't you just love her name). Since he was little he has been at race tracks watching his father Jimi compete. Racing has always been in his blood. Jameson met Sway when they were both 11, both of them love the sport, she is one of his biggest supporters. Jameson just didn't know how to handle wanting his best friend and being with her while having a crazy schedule that would not allow for him to spend the quality time he thought she deserved. As, you read you begin to understand that internal struggle and the vulnerability in him that is lovable and captivating.
"For the first time in my life, I wanted to tell someone I loved them, and she was my best friend. I didn’t love her as a best friend either, no; it was so much more than that. It was the kind of love that you felt in your bones; deep blinding love"
Awwww how cute is that?
In this book you get an better look into Jameson and how he got to where he is now. The stuggles he endured and the friendships he created, especially his true feelings for Sway. I was enthralled from book one and just could not get enough of him or his family. Another reason I fell so hard for Jameson that he is a big prankster. He does things that would make a parent cringe but a kid laugh hysterically. (I think, I am a kid because I laughed hysterically).
Sway is a character that I instantly loved not only is she confident but she is pretty badass
“Listen asshole,” I began reproachfully pointing my finger at his caterpillars. “I don’t give a shit who you think is the best NASCAR driver,” I air quoted, “but you carping on Jameson and my home town...I’m going to rip those caterpillars off your face before they become butterflies!”
and funny as heck.
"Everything Jameson did turned me on. He breathed and I wanted to jump on top of him. He laughed and I wanted to hump his leg, he smiled and I nearly died. But it wasn’t that I was horny. Everything he did was enduring"
another character that made me laugh so hard was Jameson's older brother Spencer.
“Yes, oh, yes!” the taller fry groaned. “Sway, God you’re so greasy for me. Mmmm...I wanna lick all the salt off you...Oh, shit I’m gonna...I’m gonna...Oh...Ooooh!"
Imagine sitting in a restaurant and hearing this
This series has definitely become one of my favorites. Jameson Riley is absolutely worthy of being on the Book Boyfriend List!!!
I rate this book
Official reading order:
1. Happy Hour
2. Black Flag
3. Trading Paint
4. The Champion
5. The Legend
Recommended Reading Order (as per the author and other readers):
1. Happy Hour
2. Trading Paint
3. Black Flag
4. The Champion
5. The Legend
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