Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on August 13, 2014
I met Jacie Floyd at RAGT in June 2015. She was such a delightful lady and I couldn’t wait to dive into the first book in her Good Riders series. Billed as a motorcycle riding hero with a comedic twist seemed like a fun story to read. I had her autograph the second book in the series because I had the first one on my Kindle.
Annabel Morgan has led a life following rules, being calm and pretty boring. She married an older man with a daughter. When her husband dies, she takes over being the stepmom of a wonderful kid. Now that kid is going off to college and Annabel is faced with what she wants to do with her life now that obligations to family aren’t going to slow her down. Then her daughter cons her into going on a talk show on which she is set up on a date with her career enemy.
Investigative Reporter Mad Max Williams comes across as a sleazy reporter, but in reality he goes deeper than anyone knows with his heart. He rides a motorcycle, has tattoos and does what needs to be done to get the story. Career dreams are starting to come together and he is conflicted on what he really wants when he really gets to know Annabel.
The two go on a horrible first date. I mean the kind where I would run away. Neither seemed to have much in common. And that is where I continued to have problems. Annabel can’t really seem to let go even as she starts to understand there is more to Max than what he lets on. Max keeps doing what he does best, but he takes Annabel out of her comfort zone thinking nothing longterm can happen.
They both have dreams and ideal careers. A big award is being given away and they are both up for it. There was just something I couldn’t put my finger on as to why I didn’t fell these two made a good couple. Everything seemed very formal even though Max was trying to loosen things up. While the story wasn’t bad, it didn’t draw me in and make me feel a part of this couples lives.
The story is set in the Cincinnati area, where the author once resided. There is good connections to real places that I got to experience. But in the end it all came back to Annabel just not being someone I would relate too even after Max loosens her up. So just an ok book. Not bad at all, but not great either.
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