Thursday, April 16, 2015

Novella Review: Nice Girls Don't Ride by Roni Loren

Nice Girls Don't Ride by Roni Loren
Publication Date: April 21st 2015 by Penguin Intermix
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the book:

In this erotically charged novella by the New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me, Nothing Between Us, and Not Until You two strangers take an asphalt-burning ride into the wildest night of their lives...

Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she's left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has.

Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn't be messing with a girl from the uppity private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the help. But he's having trouble resisting the redhead with the smart mouth and the killer legs. So when Natalie's night goes from bad to worse, there's no way he's letting her spend her birthday alone. He makes her a deal--he'll take her home but not until the sun comes up.

Ten hours, one motorcycle, and the city of Austin at their fingertips...things are about to take a major detour. And soon, there may be no U-turn in sight.

Includes a preview of Roni Loren's Call on Me

My Thoughts:
Natalie is geared up for a special birthday night with her boyfriend, Caleb, and you just know things are going to go wrong when she’s broken down on the side of the road and Caleb doesn’t have the time to come and help her; the reason why got my blood running hot with anger! Monroe works for his brother’s tow truck company and stops to help her.  Natalie took one look at Monroe and thought: “Sons of Anarchy” hot, but trouble, and Monroe quickly thought: spoiled sorority princess.  Both were wrong with their assessments, but it didn’t stop the immediate attraction simmering between them:

That Miss Priss vibe she’s got going on kind of does it for me. It makes me want to get her dirty. Really, really dirty.

Monroe is there to help, her knight-in-shining-armor while her boyfriend is strangely MIA; the reason why frees Natalie to pursue more interesting things with Monroe.  When Monroe finds out Natalie’s boyfriend ditched her on her birthday, he’s ticked for her and offers to take her out for the night, and for once in a long time Natalie wants to ditch her careful reserve and have fun.

Monroe and Natalie spend a fun night out getting to know each other all the while their attraction builds to combustible levels!  Roni Loren expertly built up steam between them in a short amount of time.

Nice Girls Don’t Ride had me hooked from page one.  It was a cleverly crafted a romance in a short amount of pages where “I love you” and a HEA was plausible without insta-love, something that’s not easily accomplished with a novella.  A total recommend!

 4.5 Suns

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1 comment:

  1. Oh this sounds good! Great review Rachel! Definitely adding to my TBR