Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Perfect Lap by Sedona Hutton

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions.  Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card.


GENRE:  Contemporary Romance


Book Description


The Perfect Lap coverHis 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.


Interview with Author Sedona Hutton


What are your favorite TV shows?

For comedies, I love The Big Bang Theory and The Middle. For inspiration I watch Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday.


What is your favorite meal?

I love food so it’s hard to choose. A special dinner would be Chilean Sea Bass with cheese risotto and broccolini. I also love pizza and Italian food.


If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?

I’m currently writing a series centering around three NASCAR drivers, Davey Johnson, AJ Ryan, and CC Clark. After I finish the last book in this series (CC’s story, Restart in Bristol,) I will likely start another series. I’m still contemplating what the new series will be about, but regardless, it will include plenty of romance, family drama, and new age spirituality.


Is there a writer you idolize? If so who?

Nora Roberts. While I’m excited to be working on my fourth novel, Nora has written a staggering 225 books! Even more impressive, every Nora Robert’s book I’ve read has been amazing!


How did you come up for the title of this book?

I wanted a title that alluded to NASCAR and represented a theme in my story. I found both with the title, The Perfect Lap. In this story, there is an underlying theme around perfection. Ella’s parents demanded excellence and at the beginning of the story, Ella is a perfectionist. After fostering three kids whose lives are far from perfect and spending quality time with AJ, Ella comes to understand that perfection is overrated. There is also a touching scene where the kids ask AJ how he achieves perfection to win races. AJ teaches Ella and the kids that you don’t need to be perfect to be successful, you need to consistently do your best.



“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 Bio and Links


Sedona HuttonAuthor 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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  • Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish)
    September 5, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Sedona Hutton
    September 5, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Hi everyone! I’m reaching out to share that Nora’s Promise, the first standalone novel in my Racing Hearts in Serenity series, is available for FREE on Kindle, today (9/5) through end of day.

    Praise for Nora’s Promise: “Chemistry that just sizzled off the pages…Amazing and lovable characters…A wonderful story of love and spiritual journeys.”

    If you’re interested, here’s the link: Have a happy week! Sedona

  • Victoria Alexander
    September 5, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Great post – sounds like a book I’ll enjoy reading!

    • Sedona Hutton
      September 5, 2019 at 11:56 am

      Hi Victoria – thanks so much. If you’re interested in Nora’s Promise (the first book in the Racing Hearts in Serenity series), it’s free through eod today on Kindle: Have a great day! 🙂 Sedona

  • Rita Wray
    September 5, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Sounds like a great read.

    • Sedona Hutton
      September 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks Rita. I appreciate you stopping by the tour. 🙂 Sedona

  • bernie wallace
    September 5, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    This book sounds very interesting. I hope that it is a success.

    • Sedona Hutton
      September 5, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Bernie – Thank you for the well wishes. I hope you’re having an amazing week – 🙂 Sedona

  • Rosie
    September 5, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    This sounds good, and I can relate to the cover, too!

    • Sedona Hutton
      September 5, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Hi Rosie – Thanks so much and I love the cover too. It was created by Hell Yes Design and I think they did an amazing job! 🙂 Sedona

  • Marisela Zuniga
    September 5, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    I still have never read a book by Nora Roberts but I did recently buy one of her books

    • Sedona Hutton
      September 5, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      Hi Marisela – I hope you enjoy the Nora Robert’s book. She’s one of my favorite authors…I’ve never read a book of hers that I didn’t love. Have a great evening – Sedona

  • bernie wallace
    September 6, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks for hosting. I love the cover.

    • Sedona Hutton
      September 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Bernie! I hope you have a great weekend – Sedona

  • gemiinii90
    September 8, 2019 at 10:42 am

    This book sounds amazing! I can’t wait to read it.

    – Betul

    • Sedona Hutton
      September 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      Betul – Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by the tour! 🙂 Sedona