Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fast Track by Julia Garwood

Book Description:

A corrupt congressman, a mother’s secrets, and a sizzling romance ignite passion and suspense in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood. 

Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy’s girl—her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother.

Cordelia can’t suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them.

Hotel magnate Aiden Madison is Cordelia’s best friend’s older brother. He’s oblivious to the fact that she’s had a crush on him for years. When he gets railroaded into taking her along to Sydney on his company jet, he unknowingly puts her life at risk. He’s recently angered a powerful congressman by refusing to purchase overvalued land. Congressman Chambers is not a man to let such an offense slide, and he has the resources to get even and to get what he wants.

In Australia sparks are flying between Cordelia and Aiden, but multiple attempts on Aiden’s life are made while Cordelia is with him, and he realizes he must put a stop to the madness before he loses the thing he values most.

My Thoughts:
Great book.  Cordelia has always had a crush on Aiden, but has decided that it is time to move on.  Her father raised her after her mother 'died' in a car accident.  Now, her father, on his deathbed, tells her the truth about her mother.  Aiden has always taken care of Cordelia, along with the rest of his family.  She has always just been his little sister's best friend.  Now that she has decided to move on, she doesn't call him for her needs and that frustrates him beyond belief.  He takes her with him to Australia, where he is opening a new hotel and where her birth mother lives.  With an angry senator after him, his attraction to Cordelia isn't well timed, but he must keep her safe.
I liked coming back to these characters.  I have loved this series and grown to love all the characters.  Aiden has always been such a strong 'take charge' guy with a wonderful heart.  Cordelia is gorgeous but always wanted Aiden, who didn't think of her that way at all, and now is determined to move past it.  The romance, especially with a 'third wheel' added in was great.  The suspense was superbly written.  This author has done a wonderful job with this series of books and I cannot wait to read more from her.
5/5.  Great suspense and romance!

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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