I didn’t like it, personally. While I think this is well done in a lot of ways, I never clicked with the characters. There’s also a lot that felt outdated and somewhat toxic about the relationship, including the fact that the heroine – for the last few years – has watched the hero take home women “a few times a week.” So, he’s been lusting over the heroine in private, but has been sleeping with other women the whole time. Very romantic. She, of course, has remained celibate. We discover this scenario pretty early on, and, I’ve gotta say, it did not endear either character to me.
This is also billed as a standalone, and it’s definitely not. I often find that’s the case with MF’s work – I do like her writing style, but the books are SO interconnected that there’s a whole town of characters in each book. Fans of the series will certainly enjoy this a lot more than those who are reading this as a standalone.
And, I suppose, that’s why I’ll keep this review brief. Fans of the series will probably enjoy this. I never got emotionally invested in the story (it’s well written, so I tried), but I have to believe that those who have been following the series will already be excited for this couple. It’s technically well done, emotional, and the story is a little different than the norm. It just wasn’t for me. I appreciated receiving an early copy (and am voluntarily leaving a review), but I didn’t love it.
A funny, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. RUNNING ON DIESEL is the perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!
Desmond “Diesel” Black is a Nomad with the Dark Knights motorcycle club. He protects others with his life and always rides alone. Tracey Kline left the only family she had for a man who broke more than her spirit, leaving her untrusting and on her own. When a twist of fate reveals pieces of the other no one else sees, will they be able to help each other mend their past hurts and learn to trust the chemistry and connection that’s too strong to deny?
About the Author:
Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summers, Bayside Summers, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, Tru Blue and the Whiskeys, the Wickeds, and the Montgomerys. Melissa’s emotional journeys are always family oriented. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.
Melissa also writes sweet romance with no harsh language or explicit scenes under the pen name Addison Cole.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.
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