Elemental Ride by Mell Eight
Series: Roughhouse Raiders Collection
Published by Less Than Three Press
Publication Date: November 8th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Rawley isn't the type to crush hard and fast on anyone, but he's somehow helpless when it comes to the new mailman. Even his bikes and his job as enforcer for a local motorcycle gang, the center of his world, don't compare to his interest in Reign. Unfortunately, Reign doesn't seem to be as interested—but secrets and magic have a way of turning everything upside down.
Rawley has a thing for his new mailman, Reign, but he’s not quite sure what to make of him. The first time he sees him his nametag says Reign and he had blue eyes. The next day his nametag said Leif and he has green eyes. Weird. Rawley figures, after talking to the president of his MC that Reign probably has Sprite poisoning and that’s why his eyes turn color.
Rawley, unfortunately, can’t spend all of his time thinking about Reign/Leif. His MC needs to find a new neighborhood to live in that they can all afford and still stay centrally located to each other. The place they live currently is one step up from a shithole and they’re sick of it. On top of that one of his customers is dead and there’s a weird preppy dude walking around asking questions and something’s just not right. Luckily he has Reign/Leif to make him smile.
The world that Rawley lives in is a strange one. The humans have sprites living in their bodies and these sprites give the humans powers. The sprites can’t live on their own until they mature so they’re injected into those who purchase them and keep them for ten years. It certainly was an interesting twist to an otherwise pretty normal world. I would have liked to have gotten into that a little more but hopefully we’ll get more info in future books.
Reign/Leif was an interesting character. I’m not going to tell you about him too much because reading about him is half the fun of the book. I really liked him, though, and was enjoying seeing him and Rawley starting on their first steps to a relationship.
The book was good but I just needed more. Fifty-six pages was just not long enough for me. I was just starting to really get into things and…it was over. Hopefully Mell Eight will write more in this world and more about Rawley and Reign/Leif. If she does I’ll cross my fingers that the next story will be longer. 🙂
Rating: 3 out of 5