Review: Roadside Rescue by Caitlin Ricci

After her girlfriend leaves her for an ex, Kelly takes off with her mustang, Shoni, and as many of her things as she can pack into her truck. The flip of a coin has her going west along I-70 from her home in Missouri, sending her toward Colorado. While driving through Dove Creek, she gets a flat tire on her trailer. She has a spare, but in his panic, Shoni manages to jerk the trailer enough to damage the wheel.

Her salvation comes in the form of sexy mechanic, Brigid, who owns a shop nearby. With a few days to wait for the wheel, the two get to know each other. A bit of fun isn’t all Brigid wants from her, but Kelly isn’t ready to jump into anything new so soon after her break up, and when Brigid offers her a job, Kelly doesn’t want to tie her life to someone so completely again.

Kelly is in need of some stability, and that’s exactly what Brigid is offering her. If she’s willing to take a chance on letting another woman into her life again, Brigid might be just who she needs.

Such short stories are always a really tough sell for me. I always want more. More character growth, more depth, more sexytimes. While I did get that feeling here, Roadside Rescue was a solid and enjoyable story, especially for it's short 35 pages.

After Kelly's girlfriend (now ex) told her she was leaving her, Kelly hightailed it out of town. She didn't have a destination. It was an "anywhere but here" kind of thing. But she gets stuck in a small town after she blows a tire. Things start to look up for her when she sees how sexy the town mechanic is.

The mechanic, Bri, was just as into Kelly as Kelly was into her. They hit it off pretty quick and things move fast between them. There was a little bit of insta. Definitely some insta-lust, which quickly moved to a pretty big commitment. Again, the story was super short, but I would have been okay with a HFN that fit withe story. Just to make the ending a little more realistic with the time frame.

I liked that Kelly was able to find love again in an unexpected place. She was feeling down from being recently dumped and wasn't looking for anything resembling a relationship. But she found someone that made her happy and she went with it.

Yeah, it was fast and somewhat unbelievable. But it was sweet and romantic, which is exactly why I read this genre. So, all in all, it was a winner for me.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Bio

Caitlin was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading. She has always been a voracious reader, and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing. She comes from a military family, and the men and women of the armed forces are close to her heart. She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies where she calls home with her wonderful husband and their two dogs. Her belief that there is no one true path to happily ever after runs deeply through all of her stories.



They got out of the truck and started heading toward me. I remembered that I knew manners somewhere around the time that Brigid was five feet away from me. She had deeply tanned skin that was close to olive, so it had to be at least somewhat genetic instead of from years spent out in the sun. There were plenty of dirt and grease smears on her skin, which I could see a lot of because she had her jumpsuit wrapped around her waist, leaving her in just a black sports bra. Small, firm breasts, a great smile that was already half a smirk, dirty fingernails, and I was struggling not to sound like an idiot when she came up and stuck her hand out for me to shake.

“Hey, I’m Brigid.”

“Kelly.” I wanted to hang on to her hand, but she pulled it away and wiped it on her pant leg.

“Sorry. I was working on an old beater.”

I didn’t mind in the least.

“Looks like you could use a new wheel. I’ve got one that should work. If not, I can always order the part from Denver. Are you in a hurry?”

I quickly shook my head. I had no plans to be anywhere, and the way she smiled at me made me think I didn’t want to be anywhere else for a while either. It was nice to be smiled at like that again.

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