Slow Ride (Road to Love #2) [arc review]
"You can't put the brakes on love..."
-Thank you Harlequin Publicity Team for the free book-
Ronnie Ashford needs a distraction. In the morning, she has to offer arrogant, conventional Jack Crews a job and convince him not to take it. She doesn’t need anyone’s help, thank you very much. But tonight is all about the tall, sexy stranger who just walked in the bar—and all the delicious trouble they could get into together. Too bad just as things are heating up between them, he whispers the three little words that destroy everything: “I’m Jack Crews.”
Jack is determined to connect with fiery Ronnie—in bed and out of it—but her terms are clear. If he takes the job, helping her acquire prized artifacts for her mysterious bosses, anything between them is strictly off-limits. Somehow he has to convince a woman who’s never felt like she belonged that she’s found her place—with him. And with the danger sparking hotter than the fire between them, it’s going to be one unforgettable trip…
The Review: 3.5 Stars
Let's start with the easy part: Jack and his family.
Jack was an amazing-loyal-strong-lovable character. There was nothing not to love about him. I adore his brother and I believe the rest of the family added a wonderful personal touch to the story. They were needed characters.
All in all I liked the story-line, I loved Jack and his family, and I loved Ronnie's eccentric employees... Did I like Ronnie though? I am not sure. She started of nasty and didn't entirely redeem herself. I understand there were reasons for her to be the way she is and I even felt for her character at times, but I think it was all a bit too much. She came across as a self-centered and arrogant person. There were also pages upon pages on her past and I found myself bored with it more times than I can count. I think more time could have been spent giving Jack's character a tad more complexity.
Not in any way a bad book though, I am glad I read it and I will read the next one for sure!