Serrated Edge by Mercedes Lackey
Another big hit for Misty. This series is a must if you love fast cars, Elves and romance/love. I normally do not read any fantasy novels that are set in this time but I came across this series and decided to give it a try. It does cover child abuse in various modes and some of it can be disturbing but I think that this actually adds to the stories and makes you understand that in real life not everything is rosie and nice.
Definitely try at least one of these series.