Title: Pole Position
Her best friend or her lover. How can she choose?
Jon’s glamorous life as a racecar driver is poles apart from Anita’s job in a bookshop, and he’s drawn to her in a way he never imagined. After one unfaithful, soon-to-be-ex-wife, and a revolving door of models and actresses, Jon finds Anita’s innocence and vulnerability a breath of fresh air.
Anita’s abusive ex-boyfriend left her running scared of any kind of relationship. Picking up the pieces of her life is hard, but her best friend since childhood, Danny Webster, is only too willing to help. And then she meets Jon. He completes her in a way Danny never could.
She doesn’t expect the men to hate each other on sight. Losing Anita isn’t an option for Jon or Danny, but only one man can take pole position for her heart.
Author: Sofia Grey
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wolf at the Door, Seeing The Love, Perfect Stranger
Published: February 12, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports Theme
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Racing is the only thing that had become important in Jon’s life. After struggling through a messy divorce he is not looking for a relationship or anyone for that matter. He just wants to crack the Formula F1 before retiring where he can help in his dad’s business. Anita is all about horses and finds her true calling in the stables. She is young and outgoing but cannot trust very easily. They collide, well almost anyway, into a whirlwind romance, that neither of them were prepared for.
I so wanted to love this book and even tried going in with an open mind. I have not come across many great novels about racing romances. Pole Position had great potential and was drawn to the characters due to the synopsis. However, I severely wanted to shake Anita to give her some common sense. She drove me insane. How could she not see the mess she was walking into with her best friends or how naive she could be about things that were right in front of her face? Then there was Jon, God love him because I am not sure many others will. Great guy inside and out; but hypocritical and childish in most aspects. The decisions, or drama I should say, that Jon, Anita, Danny, and even Colette made could easily have been avoidable but it seemed they were all stuck in their own little world and fantasies.
Even though these traits are not always shown there are some heartfelt moments in the book; moments you ride out with the characters even though you know it won’t end well. Celebrity romances as we know do not always result in a happily ever after. But if you want something bad enough you fight for it. And this book definitely proves that love is a hard fought battle. The car racing and horse racing was also fun to read about and the fact in was not so in depth was nice. It gave the reader just enough to keep the interested without disgracing the sport.
I was gifted a copy of this book from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. The opinions and ratings are my own and I was in no way compensated.