September 23, 2016

Review: Riding into Love by Nicki Knight

Review: Riding into Love by Nicki KnightRiding into Love by Nicki Knight
Published by Harlequin Kimani on September 20, 2016
Genres: African American, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback
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three-stars

Will he be the last Barrington bachelor left standing? 

Unlucky in love, Manhattan attorney Alana Thomas has to face the facts: Mr. Right doesn't exist. The only one who ever came close was Drew Barrington. Now the international motorcycle legend is back in town…and ready to fan some serious flames. Tempted as she is, Alana knows that breaking her no-dating rule with the sexy playboy rebel could also break her heart.

A family crisis brought Drew back to the United States. But hooking up with the woman he has always fantasized about could make this a homecoming to remember. From glittering city penthouses to a sprawling Long Island estate, Drew pursues Alana with a passion that gradually melts her defenses. Together, can they rewrite the laws of love?

Firstly, I must talk about my main 2 grievances with Riding into Love:

1. The description lists Alana’s last name as Thomas. Throughout the book, she is known as Alana Tate. The name of her business is Payne, Tate & Associates. Did no one catch that before printing?

2. At the beginning of the book, when Drew speaks of finding a new place in Manhattan to his parents, he references the fact that he’s renting a place in Brooklyn. However, on more than two occasions, he says that it’s his place. The book says that he bought the place with his first multi-million dollar contract. When he finds the place he wants in Manhattan, he lets Alana know that he plans on renting his Brooklyn space out. For someone as detail-oriented as me, we must stay consistent with the facts, people.

Ok, with that out of the way, let’s discuss the book.

Drew and Alana had a fling a couple years prior. It was a bit more serious for Alana than Drew. When he leaves her to go back to his ex, she’s devastated. The next relationship after him is a disaster and as a result, she’s decided to put her guards up completely. No more frogs for her! No more casual relationships and no more falling in love so quickly.

All of this proves to be a challenge though when Drew re-enters her life and decides that he wants another go – and this time, it’ll be real for them both. Drew has his work cut out for him but he’s more determined than ever and pulls out all of the stops to let Alana know that he’s serious.

Alana was so skeptical and against everything Drew was offering in the beginning that she almost lost out. Trust was a major factor in this book and at times, Alana upset me because I didn’t feel like she was properly giving Drew a chance. Granted, Drew needed to work hard especially with his reputation as a player but damn!

Riding into Love took us everywhere from Austin, Texas to a beautiful chateau in France. Drew and Alana had a whirlwind romance and in the end, another Barrington man bit the dust!

three-stars

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Natalya

Natalya is an Account Manager by day and an editor and author's assistant to passionate creatives by night. When she is not adding to her enormous book collection or stationery supply, she is catching up on her favorite television shows.

Natalya is the author of All The Things I Never Said, a soul-stirring collection of short stories, prose and love letters for the soulful wanderers, the brokenhearted and the hopeless romantics.

You can follow her rantings and occasional sparks of brilliance on Twitter @NatalyaMuncuff.
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