Janey Watson has been in love with Len Thompson all her
life. As the big brother to her best friend Katy, she has
had almost unlimited access to Len, to stalk him and moon
over him. As for Len, he has always been aware of Janey's
crush on him, but has never acted on it. As ONE SEXY RIDE
begins, all that is about to change. Janey is a handywoman,
and is currently refurbishing the old family home to sell.
After that, it's off to the big city for her, to find
better job opportunities. She is simply not able to make a
go of it with her business in their small home town.
After saving Janey from a creep who has fed her drugs, Len
sees a new side to Janey. Now that he knows she will
shortly be leaving forever, he decides it would be a good
time to have a quick affair with her before she goes. It
seems quiet, stable Len has also had a thing for Janey over
the years. The couple begin dating; and although Janey has
been sexually active over the years, Len has never been
with a woman. Due to a long standing issue in his past, he
has never wanted to get too closely involved in a romantic
relationship. With Janey, he feels safe; and of course,
she's leaving soon. Once the pair become sexually active,
the restrained and discreet Len becomes quite the sexual
dominant; and Janey is more than happy to help him explore
The affair is progressing nicely, and Janey is coming
closer to finishing the work on her home before putting it
on the market. Then a local repairman competitor comes to
her with the idea to combine their businesses. This would
enable Janey to take on more and bigger jobs, and more
importantly, to not have to leave town. When Len discovers
that Janey is staying, he panics and suddenly breaks off
their romance. After enduring the recriminations of friends
and family over dumping Janey; Len begins to realize that
he wants more with hear. Unfortunately, it may very well be
too late to salvage their relationship.
ONE SEXY RIDE is the second book in author Vivian Arend's
new Thompson & Sons series; which takes place in the
setting as her entertaining Six Pack Ranch series. While
Janey is an enjoyable character with traits and a love of
life that make her a delight to read about, Len is harder
to get a handle on. While his reasons for being reticent in
falling in love is made clear in the story, it is not until
late in the book that this revelation appears. This makes
Len often appear to the reader to be a callous jerk,
especially when he breaks it off so suddenly with Janey.
Regardless, the storyline works around Len's insecurities
in a capable, deft manner until the big reveal.
RIDE is a charming, delightful story with the witty
characterizations which fans of Vivian Arend's work have
come to expect. There is mention of characters from other
books, but in no way that detracts ONE SEXY RIDE from being
a satisfying and pleasurable standalone read.
As the middle child in a big family, Len Thompson has found
it easy to slip under the radar. His relationships outside
the family-run garage tend to run a mile wide but only an
inch deep as he keeps his heart, body and soul protected.
But when the one woman he’s always wanted makes it known
she’ll soon be leaving town, he can't resist letting her
into his carefully constructed fortress.
Her gift is rocking his world
Chasing her best friend’s big brother has both entertained
and frustrated Janey for years. She’s not sure what
triggered his change of heart, but hell, yeah, she’ll accept
it. All of it. Every kiss, every touch, every bit of
body-shaking pleasure. Working to meet her renovation
deadline is suddenly not nearly as interesting as the
mind-blowing escapades she's enjoying with the big sexy
When old fears threaten, Len must finally choose—face his
past or let their future crumble.