Book Review – Who I Am with You

Posted May 12, 2015 by Kathy in 3 Stars, Book Review / 1 Comment

Book Review – Who I Am with YouWho I Am with You Series: Unexpected Heroes #2
by Melody Anne
Published by Pocket Star on April 27, 2015
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 100
Format: Ebook
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three-stars

A spinoff of Melody Anne’s New York Times bestselling Billionaire Bachelors series, this entrancing e-novella features motocross racer Taylor Winchester and little sister to Hawk, the hero of “Safe in His Arms” from the romance anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

As a motocross rider, Taylor Winchester has made a career out of throwing herself headfirst into danger, as fiercely as any of the guys racing against her. But after a brutal crash, she takes a little forced R&R while her injuries heal. Her mom wishes she’d settle down, find love, maybe have a baby or two…but all Taylor wants is to get back on her bike.

She heads to her brother Hawk’s cabin to get a little peace and quiet—but is shocked to discover she’s not the only inhabitant. Ex-military man Travis, her high school crush, has also borrowed the cabin, and the two of them are each too stubborn to let the other one win. Nothing left to do but share the cabin…which quickly leads to sharing a bed! As Taylor and Travis discover that the heat between them is far more than a fling, they both struggle with letting go of control. But if they learn to give a little, what they could win is worth more than any prize…

Purple My Review

Who I Am with You is a quick, second chance at romance with a small-town setting. This wasn’t perfect but it was a sweet love story.

Taylor is recovering from a devastating accident that might end her career as a motocross racer. Fearing the worse she needs to get away from her overprotective family and takes a break at her brother’s remote cabin. But to her surprise she isn’t the only one escaping to the cabin. Travis, her brother’s best friend and her first love, also needs a place to get away to. The moment they meet it isn’t a happy reunion for Taylor. She is reminded of the pain from their past and vows to not get hurt by Travis again. But they are different people now and Travis wants a second chance. With her mind set on her career can Taylor make room for Travis in her life? You have to read this to find out!

I thought it was unique to have Taylor be a motocross racer. It is a nice change to have the heroine competes in a male dominated sport. But it took me a while to actually like Taylor. She wants her family to take her seriously but I was annoyed with the pouting and the foot stomping when she didn’t get her way. This is a novella but I thought the romance between Taylor and Travis was too rushed. I felt they needed to deal with their past more. It seemed too fast for Taylor to forgive him for breaking her heart.

Despite the problems I had with the story I did enjoy this novella. This is part of a series but it can be read as a standalone. This is the second book I have read from author Melody Anne and I do like her writing style. The Unexpected Heroes series has a group of meddling matchmakers that I am curious to read more about. Who I Am with You is a perfect choice for when you want a quick romance.

I received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review. Visit XOXOAfterDark.com for the best in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction.

 

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Rating Report
Plot
three-stars
Characters
three-stars
Writing
three-stars
Pacing
three-stars
Overall: three-stars

About Melody Anne

NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author Melody Anne has written the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series; Midnight Fire, Midnight Moon and Midnight Storm - Rise of the Dark Angel.
As an aspiring author, she wrote for years, then published in 2011. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.
When Melody isn’t writing, she cultivates strong bonds with her family and relatives and enjoys time spent with them as well as her friends, and beloved pets. A country girl at heart, she loves the small town and strong community she lives in and is involved in many community projects.
She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. She looks forward to hearing from you and thanks you for your continued interest in her stories.

 

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