Title: Racing for the Sun
Author: Amy Lane
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
“I’ll do anything.”
Staff Sergeant Jasper “Ace” Atchison takes one look at Private Sonny Daye and knows that every word on paper about him is pure, unadulterated bullshit. But Sonny is desperate, and although Ace isn’t going to take him up on his offer of “anything,” that doesn’t mean he isn’t tempted.
Instead, Ace takes Sonny under his wing, protecting him when they’re in the service and making plans with him when they get out. Together, they’re going to own a garage and build race cars and make their fortune hurtling faster than light across the desert. Together, they’re going to rewrite the past, make Sonny Daye a whole and happy person, and put the ghosts in Ace’s heart to rest.
But not even Sonny can build a car fast enough to escape the ghosts of the past. When Sonny’s ghosts drive them down and run their plans off the road, Ace finds out exactly what he’s made of. Maybe Sonny was the one to promise Ace anything, but there is nothing under the sun Ace won’t do to keep Sonny safe from harm.
My View – Story:
Racing for the Sun by Amy Lane was a well written tale of life’s hardships. Ms. Lane wrote very compelling characters whose experiences tugged at my heartstrings. The story was done in such a way that I could feel these men’s emotions and wanted nothing more than for them to have their HEA. I was connected to them and their outcome.
However, this story made me very uncomfortable from time to time. It took me out of my comfort zone. I have little experience with obsessive type relationships, of seeing people need someone so badly that they cannot function alone. Needing to be owned like a possession. This one creeped me out in the fact that I know this exists in the world and I am not used to seeing it. I am not sure how I feel about this. The story was well done and I understand that it represents reality, but this is something new for me and it will take a bit for me to come to terms with this subject matter.
Racing for the Sun is the type of story that sticks with you and leaves you emotionally drained.
My View – Narration:
This is my first experience with Nick J. Russo’s work. I think he has a great recorded voice and did a good job representing the emotions in this story. His voices were clear, distinct, and easy to listen to. I will be happy to listen to more of his works.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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