Racing to You, Robin Lovett’s debut romance, is the story of a young bookworm and an ambitious competitive cyclist who meet in France at a stressful point in both their lives. Aurelia is intent on immersing herself in French culture. Terrence is working his way up to the Tour de France. Their worlds almost literally collide when Terrence’s cycling team makes a stop at Aurelia’s favourite cafe.
I’m just going to put this out there – I’m a good twenty years older than our heroine, and I had to keep asking myself “was I like this at that age?” I’m not sure that my two years of college in Toronto really compares to Aurelia’s working visit to France. For that reason, I’m not sure that I’m this book’s demographic. I think my 20-something niece might get a little more out of it than I did.
That said, the book is written in such a way as to allow you to directly experience the main character’s life, which made a huge difference for me. I blasted through the book in a very comfortable two days (for me, that indicates a solid engagement in what I’m reading). I relate to stories about shy bookworms. My spouse is a cyclist and has a tendency to collect bicycles if you leave him unattended for too long. If I didn’t find the book fun and entertaining, I’d have to have my head examined.
Best of all, I’m glad to find out that this adventure is only the beginning. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next!
(this review was also posted to Goodreads.)
TL;DR Books and bikes and falling in love in France. A fun New Adult romance.
Racing To You (Racing Love #1) by Robin Lovett
Genres: Romance, New Adult
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