The Perfect Lap

by Sedona Hutton


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



His job is to drive fast. Hers is to put the brakes on him. When sparks fly, will love cross the finish line?

AJ Ryan is a publicity nightmare. After a questionable photo surfaces and his biggest sponsor threatens to pull out, the NASCAR champion admits it might be time to hit the brakes. Thankfully, his new no-nonsense image consultant knows just where to start… too bad she revs his engine so loudly he can barely think straight.

Ella Fisher’s career is a welcome distraction from her poor taste in men. Fresh off another easily avoidable heartbreak, rehabbing AJ’s career is just the diversion she needs. But when the pulse-pounding client actually listens to her advice, Ella wonders if there’s more to the man behind the hot mess.

When Ella is granted guardianship of three boisterous children under the misconception that she and AJ are a couple, AJ surprises her by going along with the charade. Before long they find themselves in a make-shift family that feels more real than pretend.

As their professional relationship takes a hard turn for the personal, a single overheard conversation could make it all go up in flames. Will Ella and AJ’s romance hit the wall, or will love take the checkered flag?

The Perfect Lap is the second standalone novel in the Racing Hearts of Serenity romance series. If you like bad boys with a heart of gold, strong women, and love stories with a new age twist, then you’ll adore Sedona Hutton’s fun, sexy tale.




I bet you have a beautiful smile,” he drawled, then lowered his mouth to hers.

She should have pulled away—she didn’t know this man from Adam. But everything inside her protested. After gazing into each other’s eyes, she felt like she knew him intimately.

His lips were warm and tingly, his kiss pure perfection…and he drew back way too quickly. He blinked those deep blue eyes and gave her a lazy grin. “I knew it.” He rubbed the pad of his thumb over her lower lip. “Beautiful.”

That’s when she realized she was smiling.

He rose, and she gave him a quick once over, taking in the sexy stubble on his face, the taut muscles of his chest, his lean physique. As good old-fashioned lust rolled through her like a quick-moving thunderstorm, she silently bemoaned her situation. This was a hell of a time to have a newly implemented man-ban.

Keep smiling.” Stuffing his hands in his pockets, he winked at her. “It suits you,” he added in that low, sexy drawl. Then he sauntered off.

Her breath caught as she spun around to gape at him. He’d just kissed her and now he was leaving? She contemplated calling him back, then reconsidered. She had other fish to fry.

Even so, she couldn’t stop herself from tracking his every move as he swaggered toward the party, his backside looking every bit as fine as the rest of him. Pressing a hand to her chest, she let out a slow exhale. Even though she was one-hundred percent committed to her man-ban, she could admit—at least to herself—that the sexy, charming stranger had intrigued her.


AUTHOR Bio and Links


Author Sedona Hutton finds inspiration in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and curly-coated retriever. In addition to writing, she’s a Reiki Master and a certified Chopra Center Meditation instructor. She enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, and experiencing the great outdoors on boats, motorcycles, and Jeeps. Sedona pens a “Peace, Love, & Joy” blog on her website. Visit her at http://www.SedonaHutton.com, Twitter @SedonaHutton, Facebook @SedonaHuttonAuthor, and Instagram @SedonaHutton.

Sedona’s debut novel, Cloud Whispers, was a Finalist in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Contest, an Official Selection in the 2018 Summer eBook Awards for New Apple Literary, and Shortlisted for the Books Go Social Best Book of 2018.


Website: https://www.sedonahutton.com/

Blog: https://www.sedonahutton.com/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SedonaHutton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SedonaHuttonAuthor/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sedonahutton/

Amazon page: www.amazon.com/author/sedonahutton

Goodreads Author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17837575.Sedona_Hutton

Short link to Goodreads Author page: https://bit.ly/2GxDDQ7

Book purchase links:

Amazon Purchase Link for Cloud Whispers: https://goo.gl/N9aC38

Amazon Purchase Link for Nora’s Promise: https://tinyurl.com/y7vqz3t9

Amazon Purchase Link for The Perfect Lap: https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Lap-Racing-Serenity-Romance-ebook/dp/B07R92KSFX



One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.



INTERVIEW – Sedona Hutton

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Coconut or banana. I also like Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey and Chubby Hubby, in part because the names amuse me!

Which mythological creature are you most like?

That’s a tough question for a mere mortal! I strive to be like Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace.

First book you remember making an indelible impression on you.

Judy Blume’s, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. I loved this young adult novel with its open and honest discussions on topics near and dear to all pre-teenage girls, like periods, body changes, and boys. Blume’s coming of age story showed me that I could find empathy, excitement, and new worlds through the written page.

How do you develop your plot and characters?

I start with developing my characters. If I complete deep characterization for my main characters, the rest of the process flows from that. I’m a combination plotter and pantser. I like to have a general outline of where I’m headed, but when I sit down to write, I’m open to all possibilities. What I end up writing is almost always different from what I initially outlined.

Describe your writing space.

I have a separate space dedicated to my writing. My writing room has a large desk with plenty of open space to stimulate creativity, walls covered with inspirational pictures and quotes, and a gorgeous mountain view.

Posted on June 27, 2019, in Book Tour, Guest Authors and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Hi Marisela – Thanks for stopping by the tour. I hope you enjoy reading The Perfect Lap! 🙂 Sedona


  2. I need to read this, it sounds very good


  3. Hi Bernie – Great question! AJ and Ella, the two main characters in The Perfect Lap both went through significant change. AJ matured and learned that at times he needed to be more serious, while Ella learned how to lighten up and not expect perfection. I love how AJ and Ella learned not only from each other, but also from the three kids they co-fostered.

    In addition, AJ and Ella both learned the concept of non-judgment. AJ’s grandfather taught him that “everyone’s doing the best they can from where they are.” AJ didn’t understand what that meant until he and Ella met the kids’ mother, Clare. On the surface, Clare appeared to be a bad mom. She drank way too much and left her young children home alone for days on end. Like everyone, Clare had a story. After AJ and Ella got to know her and learn her story, they realized she’d made the best choices she could based on the options that were available to her.

    Compassion arises when we take the time to walk a mile in someone’s shoes and learn their story. I won’t give away a spoiler in The Perfect Lap, however, I will note that this understanding inspires AJ and Ella to help.

    Thanks for stopping by the tour. I hope you’re having a fantastic week! Sedona


  4. bernie wallace

    How did the characters in your book change from the initial draft to the final draft?


  5. Hi Beatrice – Thanks for your question. I’m always writing and reading over the weekend. My writing goal (which will likely carry into next week) is to finish my WIP novel, Restart in Bristol. This is CC’s story and the last book in my Racing Hearts in Serenity series.

    For pleasure, I just picked up Jill Shalvis’ The Lemon Sisters and can’t wait to start reading it!

    Thanks for stopping by the tour, and I hope you’re having a weekend filled with whatever brings you pleasure! 🙂 Sedona


  6. Beatrice LaRocca

    Happy Friday! Do you have any specific reading or writing plans for the weekend?


  7. Thanks, Victoria. I hope you enjoy it! Happy Friday – 🙂 Sedona


  8. Great excerpt, I’ll definitely be reading this one!


  9. Thanks for stopping by the tour, James. I hope you’re having a great week! 🙂 Sedona


  10. Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so much.


  11. Thanks so much Rita, and thanks for stopping by the tour! 🙂 Sedona


  12. Sounds like a good read.


  13. Thank you for hosting this tour! 🙂 Sedona


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