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.
What I liked: I know what I'm going to get when I read a contemporary romance by Julie Garwood. A bit of mystery, a wonderful love story and a story to take me away for a while. That's exactly what Fast Track did for me. Was it on the edge of my seat thrilling? No, but it was enough to keep me entertained for a couple of days. After the last book in this series, I had some hesitance about continuing but my problem with the last book was I listened to the audio. It was a huge disappointment. Unless I know the narrator or vet the narrator before buying, I won't listen to one of my favorite authors on audio again.
You can expect many things from a Julie Garwood novel but one of my favorite things is the humor that's always present. Also, an alpha male that constantly underestimates the heroine hits my good book buttons. Cordelia has always been one of my favorites in this series and I'm so very glad she and Aiden get their happy ever after.
What I didn't like: Yes, Aiden is a bit overbearing but Ms Garwood almost always portrays her heroes this way. I'm used to it at this point. I got exactly what I expected from Fast Track.
Overall, a good read for Ms Garwood's fans. I would love it if she wrote another historical romance. I love her heroines in all of her historicals. Don't start with Fast Track is my only advice. Begin with the first in the series, Heartbreaker. If price is a consideration, check it out of the library.