When Hana Fisher moves to the small town of Mixon, Texas to live with her dad, she dreads having to work at the boring pile of dirt he fondly calls a motocross track. But when she gets there, she finds the rinky-dink dirt bike track from her childhood has grown into the most respected racing track in the state.
Now popular by association, Hana endures the pain and sweat of working in the summer heat in order to fit in with a sport she’s growing to love. She gets a real family, a best friend and not just one, but two of the fastest racers trying to win her heart.
When Hana abuses her status as the track owner’s daughter to help the gorgeous Ryan Russo cheat in the biggest race of the year, she risks more than just losing her job. Every good thing in her life is at stake now- her friends, her dad’s trust, and Ash Carter- the kind-hearted racer who may not be as alluring as Ryan, but is proof that nice guys don’t always finish last.
I was a little nervous about reading this book. It was the first time I actually knew the author before reading the story; Cheyanne is a good friend of one of my friends- Seriously, what if I didn’t like the book? I am so glad I ended up loving Motocross Me! It’s a unique and realistic young love story. Perfect summer read! I think the premise would make a great plot for a TV show. I know, I would watch it for Ash alone.
Hana Fisher has had it up to here with her mom’s drama – so, she packs up and moves to her dad’s house. Hana hasn’t seen her dad in a few years and what she finds back in Mixon is not at all what she expected. Her father is making a name for himself – he is remarried, he has a very nice house and his old dirt pile is an up and coming motocross race track.
Hana takes a job at the track to make some spending money – it is there that she meets Ryan and Ash. She is instantly attracted to Ryan and Ryan seems to be into her as well. But then one minute he is flirting and the next he doesn’t call her for a week. Ash on the other hand is very down to earth and friends with her family. Ash has a twin sister, Shelby; she quickly becomes BFF’s with Hana. Hana enjoys spending time with Shelby and Ash…and it seems like there could be something more with Ash- but, just when they start getting close, he pushes her away.
Hana is torn between the two boys – she knows which one is the better choice, but the other one seems to want her. During a date with Ryan, Hana accidentally lets slip a secret about the big race – a secret that would let Ryan win. Hana tries to right her wrong, but Ash won’t listen. This secret could cost Hana everything she has come to love.
Motocross Me does have a few common indie published book issues – some wording that had me confused and some scenes that seem to drag on – but all in all it was a great book. I really loved the stepmom’s character. She seemed to really ground Hana and give her the “family” she needed. And then… there is Ash, he is basically the boy next door, loves his family. The perfect book boyfriend. If you are looking for a fun pool/beach read with a great book boyfriend- pick up Motocross Me.
Cheyanne is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, nail polish and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her daughter, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world. Cheyanne has a NA book coming out in the Fall titled Not Your Fault.