Drew Nolan is a loud-and-proud mystery writer with a brutal case of writer’s block. He needs practical experience with the Baltimore police beat to get his latest manuscript to his publisher on time. When he wins a ride-along at a writer’s conference, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot… until he meets his partner.
Closeted cop Josh de Oliveira lost his family, his partner, and the respect of his unit—all for doing the right thing. Recently busted back down to patrol, he’s relieved to get a cushy assignment at the Author’s Police Institute where he’ll take one lucky writer on a ride-along. Unfortunately, his author looks like he belongs in the backseat of Josh’s squad car—long, ginger dreadlocks, piercings, and an “I would bottom you so hard” T-shirt. But there’s something about Drew Josh is having a hard time resisting.
It’s going to be a long night and one hell of a ride as opposites attract and realize they share a lot in common beneath the surface. As animosity becomes desire, they realize they can help each other out—in more ways than one.
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Ride Along by Meghan Maslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was looking for a light and fun read when I open this book, and I had what I wanted.
This is a lust/love at first sight, I didn't mind at all. Because Drew and Josh are both enjoyable.
With a little baggage from the past, fast pace, loving family (Drew's), nosy friend and some jerk who's threatened Josh for what he did in the past, this one was quite a catch for me.
I liked Laura, Drew's new BFF. If not for her, probably these guys will never made it to the end. Just saying. So yeah, Laura is kinda important.
I liked the sexual tension between Josh and Drew, not that they held it for long for that one.
This is an instant lust, right? There's no couple problem between them, but they had to solved all their baggage with work, friends, and family before they're really can say they're together.
I liked Ian, Drew's brother. I think he's got crush on Josh a little bit. I hope he's gay too, he's an amazing guy. I want his own story in the future (hints).
I really enjoyed this book. Recommended!
*ARC provided by Dreamspinner Press for Lelyana's Book Blog to review.*
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