Thursday, August 15, 2013

Review ~ Bikers and Pearls by Vicki Wilkerson

Who said tempting a sweet Southern belle would be easy?

When rebel biker Bullworth Clayton gets tangled up with pastel-and-pearls-clad April Church, sparks fly. Sure, April would clearly rather work with anyone else, but if teaming up with Bull means a successful charity event for a sick little boy they both care about, then so be it.
       
April is baffled at how drawn she is to the leather-wearing, tattooed Bull—he just doesn’t fit with her simple, safe, country-club life. And as much as the handsomely rugged man tempts her, she still can’t shake the images of the tragic motorcycle accident from her past, which left her scarred and her father broken.
          
Bull tempts her to don a pair of leather pants and go for a ride with him, while April desperately tries to resist her attraction to the wild side and keep her exploits hidden from her small town. Will they be able to navigate their differences and find a middle road to love?

REVIEW

For a first time author, I think Vicki did a wonderful job of telling a story.  While I won’t say the book grabbed my attention and didn’t let go until the very end,  I will say that it kept me wondering what was going to happen.  Most of the Bliss books I’ve read have included “behind the door romance”.  Meaning the action is alluded to.  Bikers and Pearls is what I call a truly sweet romance.  The most you are going to get is kissing, which is fine.
 
Bikers and Pearls is a book about first impressions and realizing that impressions can generally be wrong.  What you see isn’t really what you get... That sometimes, you have to look within yourself to understand that the problem isn’t with the person in front of you, but with the person you see looking back at you in the mirror.
 
Bull Clayton is a biker through and through.  He dresses the part and acts the part.  But there’s more to Bull than meets the eye.  He is truly a person you can’t judge by outward appearances.  Bull has a past.  One he isn’t proud of, but has worked very hard to overcome.  April Church is a heroine in desperate need of evolving and stepping out of her comfort zone.  April desperately wants to be a part of “high society” i.e. the Ladies League, but she doesn’t have the pedigree to get in automatically and has to work for it.  Due to a tragic and traumatic event as a child, April likes to live her life in her own comfort zone.  She’s the Risk Assessment Manager for a local insurance company and assesses the risk in everything she does.  If it’s too risky, she doesn’t do it.
 
These two people from different backgrounds are brought together by one little boy.  Together the journey they each set out on will change their perceptions of each other and those around them.  Their chance meeting will also be the catalyst for their own self discovery and growth.  Their journey is truly an enjoyable read.
 
Rating: 3.5 (Liked it. It was enjoyable. You should give it a try for yourself.)
 
Release Date: August 12, 2013
Book Length: 238 pages
Source: Publisher, Entangled Bliss
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading Format: Available only in eBook


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2 comments:

  1. OOo yeah this is one on my tbr pile. It looked pretty good. I do tend to like my reads spicy but have enjoyed all of the Bliss books even with the closed door scenes.

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    1. Anna ~
      This one doesn't even have closed door scenes. It's just kissing. I don't even think it was a lot. The romance was more of discovery and being friends before anything else. I think I would have liked it better if I could have actually pictured Bull. I couldn't get an imagine of him in my head.

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