Dad taught her how to handle everything inside a racing carexcept the world outside of one Racing in her second season of Formula One, eighteen year old Samantha Sutton wants to prove she s a future world champion But her new teammate Emilio Ronaldo stands in her way He said girls like her don t belong inside a race car Samantha doesn t want to beat him She wants to humiliate him Manny Wolert and Samantha fell in love over winter break But when she becomes a self absorbed racing star, can Manny save Samantha from destroying herself and them A story of two teens, struggling with a new reality Fans of Maggie Stiefvater s THE SCORPIO RACES and Enid Bagnold s NATIONAL VELVET should find RIVALS exciting and emotionally compelling Fans of Ally Carter s HEIST SOCIETY series will enjoy the international settings and lifestyleThis book is the second part of the SKID young adult racing series filled with teen drama, bite your nails racing action, international locations, a girl you care so much about that you want to yell at her, and above all elsea story about racing for people who don t care about racing


10 thoughts on “Rivals

  1. Jess Mountifield Jess Mountifield says:

    I was gifted a copy of this ebook in return for my review.The book picked up a little while after the previous Skid story, following our darling heroine Samantha and her boyfriend Manny I must admit the very beginning threw me a little Samantha was driving fast and recklessly on a normal road, something I felt was a little out of character given her past and what happened to her father This happened again later in the book and made me feel a little frustrated.I loved the chapters from Manny s I was gifted a copy of this ebook in return for my review.The book picked up a little while after the previous Skid story, following our darling heroine Samantha and her boyfriend Manny I must admit the very beginning threw me a little Samantha was driving fast and recklessly on a normal road, something I felt was a little out of character given her past and what happened to her father This happened again later in the book and made me feel a little frustrated.I loved the chapters from Manny s point of view and having Paige on the scene Samantha s younger sister I also liked the general plot of the book and the extra elements added by Manny s ex The books was also written well in terms of pacing, and the balance of action and character dialogue and down scenes.But despite my desire to love this book as much as I did the first I just couldn t While some of how Samantha reacted felt realistic and understandable given the pressure she was under, she came across a little too immature for a girl her age She whined a shed load, which was heavy slogging to read and although some of the things she did wrong were understandable I don t know a single girl above the age of about 13 14 that still gives someone the silent treatment when angry.I also have mixed feelings about where the book ended, half way through a season and the story s plot While I can understand the author s desire not to publish a sequel that s way longer than the first one, I personally would have prefered a longer book that had a little less of the immaturity and whining and had a complete plot.The last few percent redeemed the book a little so I ll definitely read the next one but unfortunately this isn t as good as the first


  2. Doug Solter Doug Solter says:

    I wrote it.


  3. Maya Maya says:

    I enjoyed this book It had action, racing, plenty of romance, a touch of humor, and a lot of drama However, I have given it a 3 star rating for two reasons Firstly, because Samantha just rubbed me the wrong way Her ego is huge, and she just doesn t give a thought to how others think, unless it directly affects her And I know this is one of her character flaws, but it left me shaking my head at times as I read She was really annoying Secondly, I didn t really like the ending I was expecti I enjoyed this book It had action, racing, plenty of romance, a touch of humor, and a lot of drama However, I have given it a 3 star rating for two reasons Firstly, because Samantha just rubbed me the wrong way Her ego is huge, and she just doesn t give a thought to how others think, unless it directly affects her And I know this is one of her character flaws, but it left me shaking my head at times as I read She was really annoying Secondly, I didn t really like the ending I was expecting something exciting, but it sort of just fizzled out, with a promise of something exciting in the next book Not memorable at all.Now don t get me wrong, this book has plenty going for it Very clear writing, well developed characters, a sturdy plot it was well written But I m not really one who likes a book to be mostly about the romance, unless I m really behind the characters together And with Samantha and Manny, well, I m not quite This wasn t really my cup of tea, but it was still a good book, and I think there are people out there who would enjoy it very much


  4. Nathan Boxall Nathan Boxall says:

    Unfortunately this sequel wasn t as good as the first one Samantha became a whiny little girl, as if she unlearned everything she learned in the first book In the last 5% of the book , it finally became obvious what it was building up to, but it did take a long time to get there Then the book finished and I saw the note from the author explaining that the story had become too long to make into a single book I was expecting to see a complete f1 season per book it annoyed me that it was in tw Unfortunately this sequel wasn t as good as the first one Samantha became a whiny little girl, as if she unlearned everything she learned in the first book In the last 5% of the book , it finally became obvious what it was building up to, but it did take a long time to get there Then the book finished and I saw the note from the author explaining that the story had become too long to make into a single book I was expecting to see a complete f1 season per book it annoyed me that it was in two It would have been useful to have the note at the start of the book rather than the end That being said, the author knows how to write and has a good story to tell I just hope there isracing and less girly whining from Samantha in the next book I definitely want to readfrom this author andabout Samantha I look forward to the next instalment