My mom loves mystery. She loves Perry Mason (she freaked when she found out the series is out now on DVD). She read Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys when she was a kid, and now she’s an avid reader of whodunits by female authors.

One such author is Janet Evanovich. Apparently Evanovich has written a couple books that feature a character that falls in love with a NASCAR driver. The first is Metro Girl, followed by the just released, Motor Mouth. My mom told me about Metro Girl when it came out but of course I forgot, which if you ask her is a normal occurrence.

At any rate, I’m intrigued and I may have to borrow her copies. Check out the first sentence from Metro Girl: “Just because I know how to change a guy’s oil doesn’t mean I want to spend the rest of my life on my back, staring up his undercarriage.”


Also out now is Pamela Britton’s latest NASCAR/Harlequin romance novel, On the Edge. In this story a NASCAR widow inherits her late husband’s racing team and falls for the unknown/unproven NASCAR driver she’s just hired.

Read an excerpt from On the Edge.