Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What's Behind the Red Door?

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 Drive Me Crazy (Going the Distance Series ~ Book 1) 

a new contemporary romance by Marquita Valentine

He's going the distance...for love.

NASCAR racer, Carter Ambrose, has finally decided to take his doctor’s advice and find a new occupation before another wreck on the track kills him. Only his doctor hadn’t counted on his little sister’s best friend, Melanie Ann Smith, crashing his weeks of solitude with her short skirts and platform heels. And that’s not the least of his problems. His mother has decided that she wants grandchildren and the only woman that's good enough for the job-his ex-fiance.

Twenty-four year old Troublemaker Extraordinaire, Melanie Ann Smith, isn’t asking for much out of life: a house without wheels, to travel further than her home state and her best friend’s older brother, Carter Ambrose. Only three things stand in her way: juggling all of her odd jobs, keeping her daddy from gambling away all of their money and getting Carter to see her as a woman.

Soon Melanie and Carter agree to a temporary relationship. One with benefits that is mutually satisfying in every way, or so each believes. And just when they are ready admit their feelings, family secrets are exposed, threatening Melanie and Carter's fragile relationship.

Will Carter risk it all for love, or will Melanie be left holding the trophy for second place?


  1. Ooh, it sounds snappy and fun! Will the rest of the series feature drivers too, Marquita?

    1. Thank you, Deb. :)Melanie and Carter were so much fun to write.

      Yes, they will and I'm super excited about them:

      Drove All Night (book #2)~ Spring 2013
      Drive By Love (book #3)~ Summer 2013

      The teacher in me loves the verb conjugation happening. ;)

  2. I loved this book and can't wait for the others to come out. Loved Melanie and Carter! I started reading it at 9:00 at night and didn't stop until I finished.