Meet Your Mate by Jacie Floyd #Review

Posted December 3, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 7 Comments

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Meet Your Mate by Jacie Floyd #Review
Meet Your Mate

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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on August 13, 2014
Pages: 189
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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.

About Jacie Floyd

From the first time I read a Nancy Drew mystery as a child, I’ve been an avid reader and occasional writer. After marrying the man of my dreams and giving birth to the world’s two best children, I spent many years as a wife and mother with an interesting variety of nine-to-five jobs. Eventually, the desire to create my own stories took over.

As a member of the Romance Writers of America and OVRWA, the local affiliated chapter, I took my time learning my craft, developing my skills, and laboring over every word, sentence, and paragraph of more than eight completed manuscripts. As an unpublished author, it was my great honor to be named a six-time Golden Heart™ Finalist and two-time Golden Heart™ winner by RWA.

Finally giving in to the desire to make my publishing dreams come true, I ditched the full-time job in order to self-publish the kind of stories I like to read and write. What kind is that? Fresh, flirty, and fun contemporaries about strong women who deal with relatable situations in familiar settings. I hope that’s the kind of story you like, too.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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What’s with all the mc books these days

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read

This isn’t a MC book. The guy rides a motorcycle, but he isn’t in a MC club. He does it for charity runs.

Sophia Rose

Hmmm, those middle of the road ones are hard to nail down as to the ‘why’ sometimes.

Very cool that you got to meet the author.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read

It was a sweet type of romance that just didn’t do it for me.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read

It was a sweet type of romance that just didn’t do it for me.

Braine TS

It happens, not connecting with the couple. Maybe it’s how they are to each other like there’s not much chemistry. Oh well, maybe your next romance is swoonier

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read

I needed something I couldn’t put my finger on in this one. It was a sweet romance with elements like motorcycles without the club type of business.