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The Perfect Lap by Sedona Hutton - Book Tour + Giveaway

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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.



“You’re too hard on yourself, darlin’,” he said. 
“You’re the most focused, persistent woman I’ve ever met.” 
He lifted her chin and gazed into her eyes. 
His eyes were a deep, soulful blue and as he intimately held her gaze, 
it reminded her of their first meeting and their instant, almost spiritual connection. 
“You’re kind, compassionate, caring.” 
His voice was so low that it was more like a whisper fluttering against her cheek. 
“The kids need that.”

She’d barely processed his sweet words when he leaned in.

He was going to kiss her! Holding her breath, she told herself to step back. 
It wasn’t appropriate—they were working together, he wasn’t her type, she was on a man-ban. 
The reasons to stop him were endless.

But as he continued to move toward her, she couldn’t. 
He grazed his lips overs hers in a tortoise-like motion as if testing the waters. 
His lips were warm and moist and her body pulsed and sparked as they generated heat hotter than
hell and half of Georgia.

He drew back and held her gaze, presumably giving her one last chance to move away.

But she couldn’t. His consoling words had comforted her, his embraced had warmed her,
and his kiss had left her wanting so much more.

As she acquiesced, the world around them transformed into a magical wonderland. 
The moon’s light softened and the stars appeared so close that she could reach out and touch them. 
Light glittered across the dark water like pixie dust and her belly fluttered as if it had been brushed 
by fairy wings. 

Author Interview

What are four things you can’t live without?
Nature, yoga, my laptop (for writing,) and my stuffed Alf. Alf was a gift I’d given to my grandmother because Alf was her favorite TV show. After my grandma passed, Alf was given to me. He’s been with me for years, and even survived a devastating house fire. My stuffed Alf made it through the fire unscathed except for a single burn mark on his nose, despite the fact that we lost all other material belongings in the fire. I believe my grandmother’s loving presence was with us during that difficult time, and I’m grateful to still have Alf (and my beloved grandma) in my life today.
What is your favorite television show?
The Big Bang Theory…I love the humor and the eccentric characters. Sadly, this is the show’s last season!
If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
I would be the narrator in Ishmael, who learns about humanity and civilization from the gorilla, Ishmael.
What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?
I’m working on CC’s story, the third and final book in my Racing Hearts in Serenity series. Restart in Bristol is another standalone novel in this series, but readers of the first two stories will recognize CC. He was briefly introduced in Nora’s Promise and he played a larger role in The Perfect Lap. Like with my other novels, there are plenty of new age, spiritual themes in Restart in Bristol, including using intentions to fulfill your desires and the idea that things happen for a reason.
What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
In the romance genre, Nora Roberts and Jill Shalvis. I love the way Robert’s stories flow effortlessly, and Shalvis’ humor and quirky characters.
I also enjoy reading spiritually uplifting non-fiction books. My favorite authors are Deepak Chopra (not surprising considering I studied at the Chopra Center and became a Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor,) David Simon (co-founder of the Chopra Center,) and Eckhart Tolle.


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, 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.



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Book purchase links:

Amazon Purchase Link for Cloud Whispers:
Amazon Purchase Link for Nora’s Promise:



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  1. A big thanks to Jazzy Book Reviews for hosting this tour! Sedona

  2. Good morning! My question today is if you have a personal favorite out of the books that you've written so far?

    1. Hi Bea - Thanks for your question. The Perfect Lap is my current favorite, mostly because I adore AJ Ryan! With this said, each new story I write seems to become my favorite so if you ask me in a few months, it'll probably be my WIP, Restart in Bristol, which is CC's story. It doesn't hurt that AJ is a part of my new novel, since he and CC are close friends. Thanks for stopping by the tour. Hope you have a great evening - :) Sedona

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    1. Hi Rita - I appreciate the compliment! Thanks for stopping by the tour - Sedona

  4. How do you come up for the names of the characters in your book?

    1. Hi Bernie - Well...I'd like to share a dazzling process, but to be honest I follow more of a "see what fits" strategy. When I start brainstorming story ideas, I pick names as placeholders. As I further develop story ideas and characterization, I decide if the name fits. Usually it doesn't and I change character's names several times until I feel like the name fits with the character and the story line. Thanks for the great question! :) Sedona

  5. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

    1. Hi James - Thanks so much for stopping by the tour. I hope you have a wonderful evening - :) Sedona

  6. Great excerpt and interview, I enjoyed reading them both!

    1. Hi Victoria - Thanks for reading about The Perfect Lap, and I appreciate the compliments. I hope you're having a great start to your week! :) Sedona


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