Crashing while racing turned out to be
the best thing that Cameron McBride could have ever done.
Running into Caitlin Lawrence, the ex-fiancée who left him
at the altar a broken man was the last thing he expected.
The meeting paled in comparison to looking into the eyes of
the son he never knew existed. Unwilling to let his son go,
Caitlin will have to come to terms quickly with how her life
will change forever because Cameron is in his son’s life to
Knowing first hand what the dangers of
racing are, Caitlin doesn’t want that life for herself or
her child. Taking the cowards way out and running wasn’t
done with malice but with the need to keep her heart safe.
Now that Cameron has found them both and refuses to be left
out anymore Caitlin will have to come to terms with her
fears or risk losing everything, winding up alone and
The beauty of the written word is an
author’s ability to manipulate reality and make it their
own. Nobody But You, is the story of an
African American NASCAR racer and his quest for racing
excellence as he tries to come to terms with a child he just
met. Cameron McBride is an adrenaline junkie with an
undeniable passion for driving fast and winning. The love of
his life and the mother of his child Caitlin Lawrence’s idea
of a good “career” is something safe. Caitlin’s horrific
fears about racing made for some interesting situations that
bordered on paranoia at times.
As always Francis Ray’s writing abilities are impeccable but
Caitlin’s mental weakness transferred to her son and really
made it hard for me to get behind her. The “I thought it was
better to keep your child away excuse” also resulted in some
lost brownie points as far as the heroine was concerned.
Cameron I actually loved, he was a man who loved his family,
life and his job with equal amounts of passion. Joshua the
son of Caitlin and Cameron and was precious and thoroughly
entertaining. The best part for me of Nobody But You
for me was how much research went into preserving the
integrity of NASCAR rules, history and the race experience.
The detailed descriptions of even the safety equipment made
me want to give NASCAR a look this summer. Now that I’ve
ready the third book in the Grayson Friend’s series I’m
interested in reading its predecessors to see if this series
is as engaging as the Grayson family saga.