12 thoughts on “Harlequin NASCAR romance novels

  1. India

    You can download one for free at eHarlequin.com. You know y’all want to.

    Speed Dating
    by Nancy Warren

    Dylan Hargreave thinks I’m an actress paid to pose as his girlfriend at a North Carolina society wedding. How did this happen to me, of all people? Kendall Clarke, award-winning actuary, the veritable shining star of number crunchers who, just hours ago, learned her responsible fiancé (sorry, ex-fiancé) called off our wedding because he’d gotten one of my colleagues pregnant. What are the odds?

    Don’t tell me you’ve never heard of Dylan Hargreave. Celebrity NASCAR driver? People magazine’s Sexiest Man of the Year? Those eyes. That smile…

    Forget sensible! I’ve assessed the risk…and I’m taking it! I usually keep the brakes on, but as of now I’m taking a vacation. From me.

    Did I mention that I took a course on romance novels, as part of my Women’s Studies minor in college?

  2. Sheila Ryan

    I betcha I can find a place within five miles of where I am right now where I can buy me one I can hold and everything.

    I dunno if they have a book section at the Rural King, but I’m gonna look.

    I love the Rural King. Seriously.

    Every man a king at the Rural King.

  3. walt

    …worse: Harlequin is a Canadian company, here in my hometown of Toronto.

    I feel dirty and ashamed. Sorry, America.

  4. India

    From the Times article:

    Speed dating is actually a misnomer for what happens in the Nascar novels, where the course of love is bumpy, and it typically takes an entire Nextel Cup season for a couple to commit to each other. In these books there is also a good deal more engine-revving, so to speak, than actual clutch-popping or rubber-burning. “Nascar is a family sport,” said Ms. Warren, the author of “Speed Dating,” and so the writers have to abide by certain rules: no crashes, no drugs or alcohol, no sex.

  5. Sheila Ryan

    No drugs or alcohol. That’s good, considering the origins of NASCAR in bootleg liquor-running up in the mountains.

  6. India

    And no sex is good, considering the origins of absolutely everyone in their parents’ getting it on.

    Shouldn’t they be encouraging sex, as a way to increase their fan base?

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