"I have to say that I absolutely loved that one of the main characters was so different than most. Red hair, lip ring, loud and proud. Drew was just awesome. Meanwhile, Officer Hot Stuff was super sexy (who doesn't love a cop that fills out his uniform?), but he is dealing wiht some very heavy stuff that really made me feel so bad for him."
"I dug this one for sure! A quick, enjoyable read that I would absolutely recommend."
"It's an enjoyable and sweet story about love and strength. About standing up for yourself and finding the person who will stand beside you."
"Ride Along enjoyed a well-paced, well-rounded plot and characters that worked well on the page."
"This was a low angst, sweet and fun book. I went in expecting something a bit different but am glad with the outcome. Drew and Josh just really complement each other and this was a fun read."
"The Story is funny, low angst and sweet. A good mix like sweet and salty. It's sort of on the quieter side and most of 'angst' is more internal and if not, family/work related. There were serious topics approached: community strife, homophobia, abusive relationships that didn't weigh down the tone of the book."
"The story has a good balance, some light conflict and it was everything my heart needed from a minimal angst, cute love story. Have fun."
"If you like out-and-proud writers trying to get along with deeply closeted cops, if you want to watch two men who seem to be polar opposites deal with their attraction and all the issues that follow, and if you're looking for a read that is entertaining and very hot, then you might like this novella."
"I couldn’t tell until I really got into this story that the author has to be either from or living in my area where the story is located. I mean how many people know Greenbelt that intimately? Hell, how many people have even heard of Greenbelt outside of here? And the places in Baltimore? She has it all right down to the food () and the traffic and . I often cringe when someone obviously not from here (and not having done their homework) writes about this region from the District, surrounding areas right to Baltimore and Northern Virginia. The mistakes are often howlers. But not here and I loved it!"
Indeed, I am living in the area and I tried to pull in all things Maryland! So glad it was appreciated. My only regret was not including a cup of Zeke's coffee somewhere in the mix. . . but no one's perfect.
Melanie M goes on to say, "Yes I can absolutely recommend for all you lovers of contemporary romance! Its a heartwarmer you’ll just adore! Plus maybe you’ll order some crabcakes or five!"
"Meghan Maslow is a new-to-me author and I’ll be looking for her again. . . If you want a moderately steamy, no-angst book, with equally well-characterized MC’s, and a low-key plot that still holds your attention, it’s hard to go wrong with this little gem."
"Ride Along has a lovely touch of humor in between of what I think to be a more important issues such as the bullying behavior towards Josh that comes from that "blue-blood" mentality or how family's love can still make you feel down. The ending was lovely and for a novella it felt pretty complete. All in all, I like Maslow's writing and I look foward to more books from her in the future."
"I really enjoyed this book. Recommended!"
"Told from closeted cop Joao “Josh” de Oliveira and writer Drew Nolan’s points of view this was a really enjoyable weekend read. Enough realistic moments that it didn’t require a whole lot of suspension of disbelief to get through, this had some humor as well as some heat."
"What a unique read this was! I found it to be to a smooth, and somewhat quick read, filled with seemingly low-angst which was interlaced with heart-breaking issues, along with a nerve-racking mysterious tone that had me constantly on the edge-of-my-seat."
Let me just say that I loved this second quote because my wheelhouse is really mystery/suspense and Ride Along was my first attempt at a sweeter, contemporary read. But it's good to know that my darker side comes through. ;)
"I loved Drew. He was sweet and funny and I'll be honest, when I saw Drew wore a "I would bottom you so hard" t-shirt when I read the blurb, I knew I had to meet him. Josh, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to punch or hug him. I guess a little of both."
"I liked snarky Drew and thought the interactions between him and Josh were really well done. Drew is funny and just seems to attract people wanting to befriend him."
"It was a sweet novella and a sweet love story between Drew and Josh. The writing was good, and all my reading was enjoyable."
Another great review for "A Cobra's Charm." This time from Multitasking Mommas.
"Reading a short story is a delight especially when it is well written, well thought out, intriguing, fast paced and leaves the reader smiling. This is what I like about A Cobra's Charm."
But my favorite part of her review is when she mentions that she hates snakes, but still loved the story. :)
"A Cobra's Charm is a lovely short story about two men who find love in captivity and find the courage to fight back against their captor. This is definitely a book to add to your collection."
A great review from The Blogger Girls for "A Cobra's Charm."
"This is a very well written short story. It tells a lot in a short amount of time, giving us a broken Jiri and a cocky Miksa who are so wrong for each other, they're right."
A great review from The Dark Arts for "A Cobra's Charm."
"Such a sweet and erotic story."