{Blog Tour} Review + Giveaway: Motocross Me by Cheyanne Young

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Today, on my stop at the Motocross Me blog tour, I have a review and the tour-wide giveaway! Not familiar with Motocross Me? Come on over and get to know it!

Motocross Me
Title: Motocross Me
Author: Cheyanne Young
Publisher: 336Love
Date of Publication: June 26, 2013

When Hana Fisher moves to the small town of Mixon, Texas to live with her dad, she dreads having to work at the boring pile of dirt he fondly calls a motocross track. But when she gets there, she finds the rinky-dink dirt bike track from her childhood has grown into the most respected racing track in the state.

Now popular by association, Hana endures the pain and sweat of working in the summer heat in order to fit in with a sport she’s growing to love. She gets a real family, a best friend and not just one, but two of the fastest racers trying to win her heart.

When Hana abuses her status as the track owner’s daughter to help the gorgeous Ryan Russo cheat in the biggest race of the year, she risks more than just losing her job. Every good thing in her life is at stake now- her friends, her dad’s trust, and Ash Carter- the kind-hearted racer who may not be as alluring as Ryan, but is proof that nice guys don’t always finish last.

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Review

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Thank you to Shane of Itching for Books Blog Tours and Cheyanne for the eARC! Of course, this in no way affected my opinions about the book and all I'll ever say here are my own honest opinions. So let's rev this review up!


I don't know if I just missed it or my dirty mind working (the title... never mind) or that because it's all I read recently but I thought this was a contemporary NA novel. So I was pretty shocked to know it's actually YA! What a breath of fresh air. And so, I gobbled this up continuously, only stopping to sleep. Sigh, YA is still my haven. So yes, this is a 100% clean YA romance and a cute and breezy one at that!


After a fight with her mom, Hana drives four hours to Mixon, Texas to stay with his father and his new family indefinitely. It is so refreshing to see a teenager with divorced parents who isn't rebelling or angsting over the divorce. Sure, Hana and her mom don't really go along well but it's so nice to see how Hana fits right in with her stepmom Molly and stepbrother Teig. How she has a family where you would expect her not to have one. Even though Hana is the daughter of the owner of the most popular motocross track in Texas, she doesn't have a clue about the sport. That changes as she works in Mixon Motocross Park, learning the ropes of managing races and the game terminology as well. There she meets two of the best racers in Mixon, the confident blonde Ryan Russo and the shy dreadlocked Ash Carter. Both boys like her and she likes them both. What's a girl gotta do? (What's a girl gotta do to be Hana and be surrounded by all these bike-racing guys?)


I enjoyed reading Motocross Me so much. Hana's voice was not overly hilarious but she's funny and witty in her own way. I also like how much of a teen she is. Sure, she's shallow at times and I just want to grab her and turn her around to intercept her bad decisions but hey, you're not a teenager if you don't screw up! Where some YA heroines sound too mature for their age, she's just so real and right. Who doesn't make the extra effort to dress up for a crush? Who doesn't hate waking up early? Even though Hana is privileged and is so clueless about motocross and a lot of stuff, you won't hate her. I do cringe whenever she thinks or does something wrong but it's part of her charm. She did grow in the span of the novel and I appreciate how much she wants to pay for her mistakes.


I love the family Hana has in Mixon. Her Dad is one of the most understanding people ever and is so passionate about motocross. He's also kind-hearted and the same is with her wife, Molly. Molly's a great cook and has been a better mother to Hana than her actual mom who spends most of her time with boyfriends half her age and marries off again and again. Teig, her stepbrother, is also so cute and sweet, even winning a race and giving his trophy to her. Hana never felt like an outsider to her dad's new family and I adore this fact a lot. Having read much of new adult recently where no family seems to work out, I just appreciate their family maybe more than I probably should.


Aside from meeting the two boys, Hana finds a best friend in Shelby, Ash's twin. Shelby is as passionate about motocross as her twin and she schools Hana. She's an admirable listener and she didn't drop Hana in the gutter when she (accidentally) helps Ryan cheat out of the biggest amateur race, the Nationals. And now, let's get to the boys.


Ryan, simply, is a royal jerk. She gives Hana the time of the day when he needs something from her, hence, her ending up helping him cheat at a race. Ash, simply, is a gentleman. He doesn't even dare kiss Hana because he's waiting for the "perfect time". He's also a Christian, a great brother and a great son. Pretty much what you won't expect if you're prejudiced to think that guys in dreadlocks sell drugs. Ryan is smooth but he's insincere. Ash is shy but he's a good person. Needless to say, I'm on Team Ash! I know I swoon a lot about fictional guys in books but hey, I'm a teenager! I'm a girl!


I think motocross in sports-themed YA isn't common so I like how Cheyanne delved into this world even though I'm not sure if there's a large market for it. So for all those doubting whether to read it or not because you don't know a thing about motocross, trust me, you don't need to have a clue! Hana doesn't have a clue and by the end, she's versed in motocross. Like me. I didn't really know much except that racers drive a bike and there are lots of dirt and that's it. But knowing nothing did not reduce my enjoyment of this novel. With an endearing heroine, a shy dreadlocked gentleman of a racer and a clean yet swoony romance, Motocross Me is a cute and breezy contemporary YA read perfect for summer reading. All sports YA fans, check this out! All contemporary YA fans, definitely check this out. I recommend Motocross Me for a fun and light read!

About Cheyanne Young

Cheyanne is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, Xbox and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her daughter, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world.


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4 comments:

  1. Great review. Glad you liked it :)

    Thanks for participating!

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    1. Thank you for hosting the tour and for the chance to join, Shane! Thanks for dropping by too! :D

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  2. I had the chance to beta read this book so long ago, and I loved it. It's still one of my favorites. :)

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    1. Nikki! It's so good! And hey, you played a large part in developing this novel! I read the acknowledgments and for that, thank you! I really enjoyed this. Thanks for dropping by! <3

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