Learning to Ride

  • Author Erin Kinghtley
  • Release Date July 5, 2016
  • Publisher James Patterson's Bookshots Flames
  • ISBN/ASIN 9780316276344
  • Our Rating
  • Reviewed by Jo

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Our Review

LEARNING TO RIDE is part of James Patterson’s Bookshots line and is the second one I’ve read having previously read THE MCCULLAGH INN IN MAINE.  They are books that are written with the intention to be read in only a few hours and this book at one hundred and forty four pages fits the bill.  It was a quick and fast paced read but I didn’t feel there was enough character or plot development.  

Madeline and Tanner have immediate chemistry when their eyes meet across a bar in Texas. She’s currently working on an assignment in a small town in Texas for her New York City company which is where she’s from.  She looks at life much differently than Tanner but believes she’s always right and ends up apologizing a lot.  They take one step forward and at least one back each time they meet but Tanner keeps trying to show her a simpler way of life and also how a man treats a woman.  Their interactions are steamy and the attraction is there but can they overcome their differences?

There are family and friends, work, jobs, focus, anger, apologies, new things to learn, sadness, grief, sorrow, horses, the ranch, pride, some twists and turns, loving and love. There is an unexpected happily ever after in the offing and some closure but an epilogue would have been nice.  

Knightley also writes regency romances and I’ll be adding them to my TBR pile since historical romances are one of my favorite genres.

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