- Flat-Out Sexy. New York: Berkley Sensation, 2008.
- Hard and Fast. New York: Berkley Sensation, 2010.
- Hot Finish. New York: Berkley Sensation, 2010.
- The Chase. New York: Berkley Sensation, 2011.
- Slow Ride. New York: Berkley Sensation, 2011.
- Jacked Up. New York: Berkley Sensation, 2012.
The motorsports industry is reported to pump $4 billion into the economy of the Charlotte metro area–that means lots of jobs beyond just racers and their pit crews. That wider circle of racing is present in Erin McCarthy’s Fast Track series. The drivers—all hot, hot, hot—share their high-pressure world with journalists, PR consultants, team owners, sponsors, hangers-on, and even a few academics. Each book features two people who are clearly attracted to each other but whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated things such as professional jealousies, previous relationships, pride, and Mars/Venus misunderstandings. Snappy repartee and sexy scenes are standard elements of this series, but some of the novels include as plot elements serious subjects such as adult illiteracy and alcoholism. The novels are loosely connected in that some characters–especially the Monroe brothers–appear in several books, but each book can stand on its own–and each one is a wild, fun ride.