The Race Girl serves up an action-packed adventure full of courtroom drama, rivalries, and fast driving.

4.5-STAR REVIEW: THE RACE GIRL by James Herbert Harrison

About The Book

The Moretti Racing Family Saga: Book 1
Publication Date: December 2, 2023

Third-generation racer Alex Moretti drives for his father, Andy, a motorsport legend and now expanding team owner. Moretti Motorsport had seemed to hit a grand slam when landing a lucrative multi-year sponsorship deal with Unibank, a major banking institution based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Just when Andy’s racing enterprise was advancing toward superteam status, the sponsorship relationship explodes when young Alex is involved in a serious car accident, injuring the bank CEO’s youngest teenage daughter, Amanda, who is suddenly unconscious in a Las Vegas hospital and aborting a six-to-seven week pregnancy.

Released from the team, Alex spends two years in motorsport exile while Amanda’s father is hellbent on destroying the Morettis, threatening Andy with a multi-million dollar lawsuit and pushing criminal charges against his son, who is forced to travel the world for any free-lance ride in a race car he could muster.

When Alex finally gets a chance to resurrect his career, Amanda is pressured to testify against him following new inculpatory evidence from their past relations. As both push back against their feuding fathers, their forbidden romance is forced to a climax while playing out in the courts, the press, and in the corporate suites and backstretch of the world’s greatest motor race.

The Review

Welcome to the world of motor racing, where the Moretti family is building a legacy. All it takes is one off-the-track accident to topple one of the world’s great legendary racing teams.

Author James Herbert Harrison weaves his knowledge of motor racing throughout The Race Girl. The focus is on Andy Moretti, the family patriarch, when his son, Alex, is involved in a car wreck with an important investor’s daughter.

In the aftermath, Alex must navigate statutory rape charges that threaten to destroy the young couple. Add in a greedy agent and a conniving sister for plenty of drama.

Although the story starts at a slow pace with a significant amount of background regarding the racing team, it picks up as the focus moves to Alex and Amanda.

The Race Girl serves up an action-packed adventure full of courtroom drama, rivalries, and fast driving.

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About The AuthorJames Herbert Harrison, a native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has lived and worked throughout the continental United States as a businessman and industrial equipment and software sales representative. He currently resides in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife, Maryna, and their thirteen-year-old son. James has an older son who remains in Cape Girardeau as well as two older step kids. The family are active and proud members of Lenexa Baptist Church in Lenexa, Kansas.
James’ pedigree as a writer began ten years earlier with the publishing of his first novel. Quest For Power, a political thriller soon to be re-released as The ProgrammerMiracle From Ukraine, a totally different departure in genre, was inspired by the real-life saga of James and Maryna, having experienced many of the actual events in the story. James is currently working on Escape From Ukraine, a dramatic and contemporary sequel.




Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


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The Race Girl serves up an action-packed adventure full of courtroom drama, rivalries, and fast driving.4.5-STAR REVIEW: THE RACE GIRL by James Herbert Harrison