Review: Hot Ride by Kelly Jamieson

Filed in 3 Stars , featured , Kelly Jamieson , Review , The Coffee Lover Posted on February 1, 2013 @ 7:00 am 4 comments

Format Read:e-book purchased by reviewer
Number of Pages:335 pages
Release Date:September 11th 2012
Publisher:Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Formats Available: e-book, Kindle Edition, Paperback
Purchasing Info: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)

Book Blurb:

Courage is feeling the fear…then pouring on the throttle.

Abandoned or betrayed by everyone she ever loved, Sera Manning’s life spiraled out of control until a near-death experience left her with a mission. Now a DEA agent, her sole focus—and her first undercover assignment—is to take down a drug cartel that’s manufacturing seductive, deadly angel sugar.

To do it, she needs access to Operation Black Abyss to establish a connection between the cartel and the Death Angels outlaw motorcycle gang. Which means she must pose as a couple with another agent who’s already deep undercover.

ATF agent Ryan Thomas desperately needs a female agent to maintain his cover in the gang, but the last thing he wants is a rookie agent jeopardizing his op. Especially one who is a sexy reminder why it’s a bad idea to get involved while on a case.

Living together, surrounded by crime, pretending their sizzling sexual tension is just for show is getting harder by the day. But as the mission comes to a head, the two fiercely independent warriors must decide which fear is worse. Losing their quarry…or losing each other.

Product Warnings
Features a badass biker hero and kickass heroine who go at it undercover—and under the covers.

My Thoughts:
Hot Ride is my first book written by Kelly Jamieson, and even though I had some problems with this book, let me tell you that it won’t be the last story I read by this author! The level of hotness, was simply so high that I can’t possibly pass the chance of seeing what other this author can manage.

But let’s talk about Hot Ride. Have you read that premise? Seriously, the premise alone made me drool all over the place! It’s not a secret that I have a thing for agents, FBI, CIA, you name it, I don’t care! I love agents and if they are undercover and they fall in love while being undercover on a mission ,then the better for me! So, as you can guess, the story of Hot Ride was right up my alley, and something I was pretty certain that I would enjoy. And although I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy this book, I had some major problems with it, or rather with the execution of the story, that I’m afraid reflect in my rating of this book.

My main problem with Hot Ride was that it was flat. Even if the story was something I could highly enjoy, it still felt flat. I couldn’t really connect with either of the main heroes. The sexual tension at the beginning of the book was so good that I couldn’t put the book down, but soon after Sera and Ryan hooked up, it felt that there simply wasn’t anything else left to be said. Nothing. So even if the sexual tension department was given in an amazing way, from the result, it seems that there wasn’t much else in Hot Ride to make it move forward as a story.

There were repetitions, if I read one more time how others spoke about Sera as if she wasn’t present or how Ryan was unable to type, I think I might scream. The character development, both for the main as well as the secondary characters, wasn’t enough. I mean, Jamieson did a great job introducing some of the gang members and their wives, only to never fully explore the potential and the dynamics that their development as characters would add to this story. Because if there’s one thing in abundance in Hot Ride, that is potential. Potential for a mind blowing story. Only everything was just focused on the sex scenes and how sexier a couple could Sera and Ryan be. And even if that was a good department, it can’t make up for the lack of everything else I’m afraid. Because even if the romance was sexy, in the end of day you just get two characters for whom you never really cared about  because they don’t have enough background. Jamieson did provide a background for both her main characters but it just wasn’t enough. It was done in haste as in haste wrapped up the whole story in the end.

All in all, Hot Ride was surely hot, but not a really smooth going ride. It had up and downs and although I did enjoy it as a book, it could easily have been so much better! I will try this author again though, that’s for sure!

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I give Hot Ride 3 stars

About Anna

Anna is a psychologist from Greece.You can almost always find her with a book stuck under her nose,so it's no wonder that all her friends make a joke of her.Apart from reading she dreams of the day she'll be able to travel around the world!Anna also blogs at Books to Brighten your Mood.

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  • aurian February 1, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I am glad you liked parts of it Anna, but that cover is too much. Her boob is just falling out!

  • Lily B February 1, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Oh gosh I didn’t even notice the boob almost falling out on first glance, that is kinda..amusing. Sorry that the book fell flat, I hate when that happens.

  • Anna February 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Oh well ,the boobs thing should have been warning enough for me. The cover is very consistent of the content. It screams sex 😛

  • anna@herding cats & burning soup February 4, 2013 at 12:29 am

    LOL it really does scream sex. Bummer it didn’t follow through except in the heat department. Especially the secondary characters. I’m big on them. I don’t mind books where they aren’t used but if they’re going to be in the story they really need to catch my attention and make me want to know more otherwise they’re just filler and that drives me nuts. But darn if now I don’t want to read it to see how steamy it is. ::snort::

    herding cats & burning soup

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