Laura Lascarso strives to craft stories that are honest and real with characters who must overcome great odds. Her debut novel Counting Backwards (Atheneum 2012) won the Florida Book Award gold medal for YA literature. RACING HEARTS is Laura’s first e-series with Leap Books. She lives in North Florida with her darling husband, two children and a menagerie of animals.
Watch for Laura’s series with Shine which follows a pair of star-crossed lovers. He wants to honor his father’s legacy; she wants to prove her father wrong in this modern-day Romeo & Juliet set in the world of competitive car racing. (ETA. Fall 2015)
Racing Hearts Series
18-year-old Jesse is still grieving from the loss of his father to cancer when he learns his mother has lost her job. All too soon, Jesse, his little sister, and his mother might be put out on the streets. When Jesse hears of a local car race, sponsored by his father’s nemesis, Shep Bradley. The prize money might be enough to keep Jesse’s family from losing their home – if he can win it. When Shep’s own daughter Brooke asks Jesse to build her a racecar against her father’s wishes, Jesse accepts. After all, he needs the money.
Jesse tells himself his relationship with Brooke is strictly business, but it isn’t long before their mutual affection veers out of the Friend Zone and into something much more passionate. But what will happen come race day, when Jesse has to go head-to-head with the girl he loves—the one person who has the power to save him or destroy him?___
Racing Hearts: Book One Laura Lascarso ISBN10: 1616030275 ISBN13: 9781616030278
See you at the finish line…
With the big race weeks away, eighteen-year-old Jesse Copeland struggles to keep his head in the game and his hands off his smoking hot competition. But when Brooke reveals a secret that could destroy Jesse’s family, it sends him into a tailspin of self-doubt.
Jesse must pull himself together if he hopes to have a shot at the prize money, save his home, and win the heart of the girl he loves.
Can these two competitors overcome the sins of their fathers or will a shadowed history destroy their dreams forever?
Racing Hearts: Book Two Laura Lascarso ISBN13: 9781616030445