Rider's Kiss

I jumped at this book because it had a lot of my favorite keywords in the description. I love me a good makeover, hot guy from a girl's past, and a victorious nerd emerging into her own. And the story provided all of that. Unfortunately I just didn't feel a lot of chemistry between Rider and Victoria, and after Victoria overheard Rider's comments about her I didn't particularly anticipate being able to get past that. The author managed to slide past that major faux pas but the dark cloud hung with me, unfortunately. Rider was an ass.

Victoria, on the other hand, was very likable and her best friend, Rider's sister, was also a hoot. Friendship forged in the crucible of high school allows privileges and Reena wields hers expertly. The book was totally entertaining and I was compelled to find out how these two would rectify all that had gone on before that was damaging to a possible future together. I was a little disappointed in Victoria's reaction to her makeover; why do it if she was torn at Rider's reaction to it? Wasn't that the whole point? The final drama threw me a little bit and I didn't really see the need. All said and done enjoyed the story and would love a story about Reena.

Book Blurb for Rider's Kiss

Nerdy girls can be sexy. All it takes is the right mix of sugar and spice…

In high school, Victoria was every guy’s buddy. And ever since, she’s been stuck in the friend zone. Sex appeal? She doesn’t have enough of that to fill her smallest measuring spoon. Thankfully, her catering business keeps her too busy to think about her personal life—or lack thereof.

When her old high school crush strolls back into town, heating up feelings she thought she’d shoved to the back of her emotional freezer, she feels compelled to take up her best friend’s offer to do a makeover. Maybe it’s time she play the siren, not the sidekick.

Back in Summit Green to open a new branch of his auto repair service, Rider James barely recognizes the alluring brunette as the clumsy, introverted girl from high school. He always liked her, but back then she was too innocent to mess with. Now she’s all grown up…and turning him on.

Yet Victoria can’t help wondering if Rider will ever look past the sinful pout and stiletto heels—and love the vulnerable woman who still hides beneath.

Warning: Features a slightly nerdy caterer, a man determined to do more than kiss the cook, a generous portion of steaming-hot sex, and a dash of bondage.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2014 3.00