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Publisher's Summary

A rough childhood branded Jasper Storm trouble. A bad boy. Not worth a damn. His love of cars was the only thing that could battle his delinquency. With the need for speed in his blood, he overcame his wayward ways. Mostly. Now that he's all grown up, the broken city of Detroit hails him as its shining star. And the man behind a new cutting-edge automobile is ready to turn this bankrupt town around.

Everything he does in life is fast. He talks fast, f*cks fast, and drives fast. But when one reckless turn brings him face to face with the childhood he has tried very hard to forget, he finds himself on the edge of wondering if he shouldn't slow down.

Charlotte Lane was the tomboy who lived next door. She was his best friend. He was her protector. Then tragedy struck, and she disappeared forever - or so he thought.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Kim Karr (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"What a ride! There is so much adrenaline in this book, so much heat; no emotion was left untouched! Loved every second!" (Katy Evans, author of Legend)

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  • Michelle1017
  • 10-04-2016

OMG MF'ng Cliffhanger!!!

Can I just say I wish someone would post it's a cliffhanger and a cliffhanger that doesn't have the sequel finished yet!!! Ugh! Love the story and of course SEBASTIAN YORK, but please change the female narrator for the next book! U can't go from SY voice to her imitation of a male narrator...ugh awful! Andi Ardnt or Veronica Muench plz 🙏🙏🙏

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  • June
  • 23-08-2016

Cliffhanger

Pretty good book but there is a sequel that has not been published yet. I'm really tired of having to buy 2 or 3 books to get a story that could be just 1 long book. Also would like to be notified before I purchase the book that you have to buy additional books to get the entire story.

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  • JKN SC
  • 06-07-2016

Cliffhanger!!!

Would you listen to Set the Pace again? Why?

Yes...great story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Set the Pace?

When Jake and Charlotte get together as a couple.

Have you listened to any of CJ Bloom and Sebastian York ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes - As usual Sebastian York hits it out of the ballpark. CJ's voice is very grating on the nerves when she tries to do annoyed.....Uh!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

As they remember childhood memories and how Jasper always took care of her.

Any additional comments?

ABSOLUTELY HATE CLIFFHANGERS LIKE THIS WHEN THE NEXT BOOK HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED!!!! READ THIS AUTHORS, IT IS ABOUT ENJOYMENT NOT FRUSTRATION!!!

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  • BIGmama
  • 18-04-2016

Motor City Love

The book has everything hope, mystery, murder, romance, hot sex, speed & a whopping cliffhanger. I am so disappointed that book 2 is not yet available on Audible but I will be the first to pre order when the time comes. this was the first book I read by this author and I'm impressed with the depth of a book I thought would only be about the sex & love. As usual Sebastian York kills it as Jasper Storm. CJ was good but not my fav lady narrator.
hope you enjoy the book as much as I did#

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  • pbhrn
  • 15-05-2016

So entertaining to listen to.

I wanted to reread Set the Pace before the next book comes out. I decided to get the audio book . I am so glad I did. The voices of Jasper and Charlie were perfect. I really enjoyed listening to it. Love this book and loved the audio version as well. I hope the same people narrate the next book.

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  • Will I AM!
  • 18-04-2016

Sebastian rocks Jasper but CJs a forget me not!

Unfortunately I found the female delivery long breathy paragraphs one dimensionally provided the same emotions regardless of the circumstances happening, the characterization/delivery was flat with redundant inflections. The book is going on well but it is a cliffhanger so get ready to hang.

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  • Linda
  • 20-10-2018

Good suspenseful story

Enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Both narrators were perfect for these characters. I didn’t like the cliffhanger ending but it was worth listening to anyway.

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  • Adirondack Reads Romance
  • 31-08-2018

Mixed feelings

3.25 STARS

I have mixed feelings on this one.
I listened to the audio book version. The Narration was well done as I anticipated with two Narrators that I like. It was told in alternating male/female point of view, which is also something I tend to gravitate toward.
However, the unabridged audio was super long! (12 hours according to the description). I listen at 1.75 speed so it may have been a lot less.
The story line had a tinge of mystery and animosity as childhood friends Jasper and Charlotte meet again but under more strenuous circumstances. Their reunion was not of the "Oh my gosh! It's so great to see you" kind. Yet their "getting to know you" feelings do unfold more as the story moves forward, injecting some murder and a bit of drama into it.

I should have suspected that the ending leaves you on a cliff - this is a duet after all. I just didn't feel I was that invested in their characters to continue to find out more; more about the murders, more about the mystery, or more about how their relationship evolves. Jasper and Charlotte had already reached a point where they acknowledged their relationship, and for me the most interesting and fun part of the story is the anticipation of getting together.

I think I may listen to the first few chapters of the sequel for a bit of resolution.
Overall, this was just an okay listen for me. It was not the most spectacular, but the story did hold my attention.

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  • it socks
  • 27-07-2018

Good story but a bit drawn out

I agree with other reviewers that CJ Bloom is overly dramatic and a bit grating. The storyline is good but I think it could be better edited to condense. Overall I would recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-05-2018

Good story.....but

Story was good, female narrator not so good. I really had to force myself to finish. I as much as I hate to be critical, S.York was the only thing that got me past the female narrated parts.