Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren #Review

Nice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren #ReviewNice Girls Don’t Ride by Roni Loren

Genres: New Adult Romance
Published by Intermix on April 21, 2015
Pages: 98
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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four-stars  

This story was stunning in its simplicity relying mostly in the events of less than one day to power the plot. I have only read this author’s fantastic Loving on the Edge series so I was very curious what she would do with New Adult romance. Fun, sassy, and sizzling hot overlay stronger tones of good character and relationship development in this quickly read standalone novella.

Natalie Bourne’s perfectly planned birthday goes up in flames starting with the break down of her car and her boyfriend’s inability to come rescue her in time for their reservation at a posh upscale restaurant. The only one to see her in her killer dress, make up and hair is the scruffy, dirty mechanic who tows her car. The bad boy with the cocky, flirty ‘tude can forget about anything happening between them. He thinks he has her pegged, but Natalie has her reasons for sticking to the prescribed script of her life and bending over backwards to keep her boyfriend pleased with her.

Monroe knows exactly what the stuck up princess thinks about him and normally he wouldn’t tangle with one of the rich plastic girls from the expensive university, but there’s fire to Natalie and he likes it when a girl lets her wilder spirit fly. So instead of dumping her off when she needs a ride, he decides to show her a real celebration for her birthday night.

I had a good time with this pair though at first I was worried that Natalie was going to use Monroe because of what was going on with her boyfriend (and btw, Nat didn’t cheat with Monroe). The author nixed that fear early on. They think they have each other pegged and it was great seeing them come to the conclusion that they are both well and far off the mark with their assumptions. These two had nicely developed backstories and they really made sense together as a couple.

Scorching? Yeah, baby! But I loved that, as short as this piece is, the author took the time to work up to matters. Normally, I’m not one who likes a quicky story because I’m all about the development, but this was a complete story in every sense. The epilogue put a point to all that led up to it and was a perfect way to satisfy a reader like me who needs her romantic ending.

The weird Austin scene was awesome. I so want to go there now for the music, the caravan style eatery area, the fish tacos, the gourmet cupcakes and the cool ambiance.

To sum it up, loved this hot and sassy story that New Adult readers should definitely pick up especially if they want a fast read.

My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Romance Roundabout #147 NA

New to Me #77 Author writing new genre

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About Roni Loren

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • I got that one in a boxed set, never paid attention to it until the reviews came to show ! But now, it’s really giving me the eye ^^

    • Haha, yeah, those TBR pile books can really lay on the guilt trip thick.

  • Yay me too! I loved this one. And so wanted to be hanging out where they were. I wanted a cupcake something fierce. So glad to see you loved this too 🙂

    • I had to snack after reading this one and I just grabbed chips and salsa, but my mind was on the cupcake and fish taco.

  • I’ve read two other reviews that said it was really good too. That title gave me a naughty girl moment. lol

    • Oh yeah, I have no doubt that the title was meant to give all of us a naughty girl moment. I’m not surprised this one’s getting strong reviews. Anna and I already caught up and agreed that cupcakes need to be given out with this story.

  • I love those hot and sassy reads!!! And I would love to try it especially since I am reading more NA romance.

    • I’ve been exploring NA writers for about a year and even though this is my first by Roni, I think she’ll become a favorite in NA for me if she keeps writing them.

  • Oh, this one sounds like a real surprise ending. I was really excepting the MC to be a biker chick though because of the cover and title, lol.

    • I know, between the title and the cover art, I think many will assume that. Monroe looks the part of a bad boy biker, but he’s a delightful surprise.

      • Wonder why she went down that path of marketing then, how strange.

        • Well, he does have a motorcycle and they do spend a great deal of time riding. They bike is very appropriate b/c its is part of what makes her jump to conclusions about him. I think as long as people bother with the blurb they will see that its not an MC romance.

          • Read the blurb peeps, itll either deceive you or tell you the truth! 😉 Can’t trust those tricky covers.

            • Precisely!
              Although, I do know a few reviewers who love the spontaneity of choosing their books based on cover alone. I’ve tried that for fun, but I’m too curious so end up reading the blurb.

              • I’ve done that before and always get screwed over, lol.

                • Yeah, some covers just really don’t match up with the contents of the book. Then again, some blurbs don’t get across that either. So there remains letting someone else be the guinea pig and reading it first. 😉

  • Glad to see you liked this and hot and sassy is perfect for spring. Love the sound of the setting

    • It was a fun and fast read. The setting was great. I’m thinking that I need to check out this section of Austin if I’m ever down that way. I need one of those gourmet cupcakes.

  • dang it, I really need to try her books out…*sigh*, I feel like I’m being left behind with her books, lols 🙂

    • Ah, noes, you’re not left behind. They are so wonderful that they are worth the wait to when you have time.