Nice Girls Don't Ride by Roni Loren
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: April 21st 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary
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Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has.Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn’t be messing with a girl from the uppity private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the help. But he’s having trouble resisting the redhead with the smart mouth and the killer legs. So when Natalie’s night goes from bad to worse, there’s no way he’s letting her spend her birthday alone. He makes her a deal—he’ll take her home but not until the sun comes up.Ten hours, one motorcycle, and the city of Austin at their fingertips…things are about to take a major detour. And soon, there may be no U-turn in sight.
Natalie is having a crappy 21st birthday and it only goes downhill after her car breaks down. Luckily she’s saved by a good Samaritan tow truck driver, Monroe, who happens along. He takes her back to the auto shop to try to fix her car while she tries to get in touch with her boyfriend so he can pick her up.
When she finally get in touch with Caleb he lets her know that he’s working and won’t be able to get away but she soon finds out that’s all a lie. Not only is he free but he’s using the reservation he had for HER birthday to take another girl out. Natalie figures this out soon after and goes to confront him with a little help from Monroe – who had offered to drive her home.
Natalie gives her bastard boyfriend the what-for but then just wants to wallow in her pity. Monroe makes her see that Caleb isn’t worth crying about and he proposes another idea – stay up all night and have the kind of fun she couldn’t have with her uptight ex. Natalie decides to take Monroe up on his offer and it’s soon obvious that it’s going to be the best night of either of their lives.
This was such a cute novella. I loved almost every minute of reading it – even if parts were a little unlikely. I thought that Monroe and Natalie were just so adorable together and so perfectly matched.
The blurb makes you think that Monroe is all bad boy biker but he’s got more to him than meets the eye and a soft spot in his heart for family. He really was wonderful and pretty perfect – despite that love of eighties metal. lol
What Natalie went through on her birthday really sucked but she was smart enough to realize that Caleb was a jerk. There wasn’t any hoping they’d get back together, etc. and I admired Natalie’s intelligence in that matter.
I was happy that things turned out for both Natalie and Monroe in the end. I smiled a lot throughout the book but the last part gave me an “awww” moment and had me grinning from ear to ear. Yes, yes, I am a sap. 🙂
Rating: 4.5 out of 5