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Kimberly Montague lives in North Carolina with her husband, three dogs, and their over-sized cat. During the summer, she often spends weekends at short tracks helping her husband race in a local series. In addition to racing and writing, she enjoys constantly reading, spending time with her family, and antagonizing her pets.
Melissa at 1000 Plus
on Sep. 07, 2011 :
Alexis has been in love with Seth ever since she could remember. Their parents were best friends and Alexis older brother Desmond is Seth's best friend. They've all grown up together. After the death of Alexis and Desmond's parents, Seth's dad becomes legal guardian of Alexis. Alexis falls into a deep depression and Seth is the only one who can reach her.
Seth was her everything her first love. On the night of her Prom it is Seth's arms she falls into and not her dates. As emotions run high they spend the night together. Upon awakening she finds Seth to no longer be there. He's disappeared preparing for his next race and Alexis is heartbroken all over again.
Alexis throws her self into school, moves to California and try's to forget her love and the heartache. Until Seth calls, 4 years later, to tell her he's getting married. She returns from college and the flames between her and Seth are undeniable. Will he really get married or will his love for Alexis change everything?
Lets Talk About It:
This book had everything! A super sad love story, hope, devotion, soul mates, drama, humor.
Lexie, Seth, Desmond, Gene, Wyatt and Chelsea are amazing characters. Some of the most down to earth, real writing and background that I have ever seen come together in a story. I adored each and every one of the main characters and loved the interaction between them all. The realness of the racing industry and other details only added fuel to the already burning fire of reality in this book.
I sat back and rooted for Seth and Lexie and cried during Lexie's heartbreak and laughed during her amazing strength of character and amazingly deep soulful love of Seth.
I'm not usually a big fan of romance books but this one captured my heart. I'd LOVE to see this book be turned into a movie and can hardly wait to read the next addition in the Love Story at 190 mph series. I understand there to be a total of four books and next one is Lexie's brother Desmonds story!!!
Great job, Kimberly Montague. I can't wait to read more from you!
Reviewer for 1000plusbookstoread.com
(reviewed long after purchase)
on April 28, 2011 :
This was a very good read and i enjoyed it a lot. Hope to see more books from this author.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on March 24, 2011 :
Kimberly Montague’s first novel, Racing Outside the Line: A Love Story at 190mph is a romance centered around the racing world and focussing on central character Alexis’ love for Seth, whose father has been her and her brother’s guardian since her parents died. The novel focuses on not just the beginning of the relationship but what follows and covers an extended period of time in order to fully establish the characters and their connections These family relationships and their impact on Alexis and Seth’s romance are a focus of the novel, as is the scrutiny and judgment of others, and it is this broad range of interconnected themes which, for me, makes this novel more interesting than a conventional romance.
Alexis, who narrates the novel, is not perfect; she is at times selfish, manipulative and childish, and it is often these flaws which cause her many of the problems she has to overcome. It is these flaws though which make Alexis an interesting and appealing character and which got me involved in the plot of the novel. Montague’s writing engaged me in her character’s emotions, which are well described and believable, although the dialogue is at times less so. As with many first novels any flaws in the beginning are far overshadowed by the end of the novel, where Montague’s writing becomes natural, original and enjoyable.
Montague’s husband races and her familiarity with this world allows her to explain the interesting parts in just enough detail that it doesn’t bore those with little knowledge of or interest in racing like myself. This focus also adds interest to the novel as Alexis must reacquaint herself with the racing world, and those for whom it is a living, if her romance with Seth is to have any hope. Romance is not a genre I usually read but the engaging characters, interesting focus and broader focus on relationships outside of the main couple’s romance helped me to really enjoy Racing Outside the Line: A Love Story at 190mph.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)