Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by Evil Eye Concepts
Released on April 24, 2018
Source: Free Book
I don’t think you will never catch me complaining about getting a new release in the Reapers MC series/world and even this standalone novella had me grinning and enjoying the story I got.
The Great Pick Up Line
Delighted Reader Edition
“Been a long time,” he said.
I shrugged, unsure what to say. I mean, yeah, we’d gone on a date. He’d kissed me and wow…Not that we’d gotten much past second base, but he’d scored a homerun in the lower part of my ballpark, know what I mean… “Yeah, well…” my voice fell off.
“No worries,” he replied.
p. 17 Rome’s Chance by Joanna Wylde, Randi and Rome
Rome’s Chance is the 6.6 installment in the series and the author set it 8 years after the events of Reaper’s Fire, the last novel-length in the series. As promised, the story can standalone, but long time fans do get a little page time with something of a follow up for the main characters of Reaper’s Fire.
In essence this is the story of a romance that was put on pause and gets the second chance to resume. Rome and Randi got to go on one date before a huge fire devastated the town and Randi’s family moved away. She got on with her life and he, his. Both have sweet memories of their one date and are left wondering if she/he was the one that got away. Randi comes back for her ten year class reunion and a chance to visit with her mom and youngest brother and sister who had moved back. It doesn’t go as planned. Her mom is still not stepping up any more than she did in the past so her younger siblings are barely getting by. And, there’s Rome. He’s hotter than ever and wearing an MC vest. She doesn’t know what to think about that side of his life or if it even matters since she’s not planning to touch that. But, the determine look in Rome’s eyes and his smile that makes her knee’s weak makes her forget why he’s a bad idea.
I enjoyed getting Randi and Rome’s stories. They are both good people and both tend to like it simple and uncomplicated even if Randi overthinks things. She’s had to step up and be the adult since she was a young teen because her mom’s been messed up for a while so it makes her wary of taking chances or letting herself have more than something temporary for herself.
Rome knows he has to convince her that he’s not temporary and he’s standing by her, family troubles and all, after their disastrous first date. He’s determined, but he leaves Randi the choice every time she starts to feel pressured. His patience with her was amazing because he wanted something more than to just be her good time with her which was what she kept trying to make him. He’s had his own past pain. He likes to have fun, but he’s settled with a career that fulfills and he loves, he has an extended family of brothers with his MC, and now he wants a relationship with Randi who was always the only woman who did it for him even if it was fleeting in the past.
Rome’s Chance could have been longer and I would not have complained one iota. I loved the wry down to earth tone, the spice, and the characters and relationship. This one is part of a biker romance series, but that part is minor and the relationship is front and center. It would make a great gateway book to the biker romances for newbies and is a fabulous choice for those who want a mild biker romance.
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