Scott Templeton is on top of his sport, and looking forward to winning his next 24-hour road race. That is until he gets an unexpected passenger – the ghost of Speed Cooper, a famous stock car driver. Having a ghost appear along side you in the middle of a race would disrupt anyone, and for Scott, the distraction has painful consequences.
With a broken wrist and ankle, Scott will be out of action for at least eight weeks. His team thinks he is crazy as a bedbug because of his last radio transmission, and his sponsor is not happy with this turn of events. Scott has his own doubts, especially since Speed is asking him to deliver a hemi engine to Speed’s mother in Missouri. Since bad things keep happening when Speed doesn’t get his way, Scott decides that a trip to the Midwest might be a nice vacation.
Author Jenna McKnight tries to evoke a race-day vibe in this contemporary romance. I am afraid that there are simply too many elements going on at one time. There is the haunting, the Cooper family dynamic, the search for a “lemon-drop ‘Cuda” and the budding romance between Scott and Maggie Cooper, Speed’s daughter.
Love in the Fast Lane is too loose in the turns and spins into the infield about halfway through the race, leaving readers dizzy and confused. The romance takes a backseat to the barns full of “junk” and left me feeling cheated.