Saturday, March 23, 2019

Trucker (The Good Guys #1) by Jamie Schlosser ~ Review

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Trucker (The Good Guys #1) by Jamie Schlosser

I know what you're whispering in the car as you pass me by.
When you see me walking along the side of the road with my thumb out, you'll probably keep driving without giving me a second glance. You probably think I'm foolish. Naïve.
You might assume I've made some bad decisions.
You might think I'm too young to be on my own.
You might be right.

I love my job, but driving an eighteen-wheeler comes with a certain stereotype. When you hear I’m a trucker, a specific image might come to mind. Uneducated. Dirty. Perverted. Rough around the edges and a little bit dangerous.
But the truth is, I’m not any of those things. In fact, I’m pretty far from it.
You’d be surprised to find out I’m one of the good guys.

After reading Storm & Fury and A Curse So Dark & Lonely, two books that are now on my favorites list and will definitely end up as two of the best books I read in 2019, I wanted to read something light. No pressure. Romantic. So I checked out some recs on Facebook and came across Jamie Schlosser's Good Guys series--obviously I ended up giving Trucker a try. And it didn't turn out to be a favorite or anything, but I did like it.

The shining star of this book is Travis. He is, in fact, actually a good guy. He's kind. Protective. Caring. Thoughtful. All the good things. He's understanding of Angel and her situation, even though she didn't make the best decisions. And he was very straightforward about his intentions, which was very much appreciated--yay communication!

Another high point of this one, for me, at least, was the low stress romance. Once they meet, both of the characters are together. Obviously the nature of the relationship shifts and grows, but there's not a wonder of whether or not they'll work out. The question is just how. And they are honestly so freaking cute together.

A couple of things that weren't so great about this one, however, were Angel and the...plot. Angel, as I mentioned, doesn't make the best decisions. She's naive. Too trusting. In general, these aren't terrible qualities...but when they lead to Angel hitch-hiking and believing things she should question, it could get kind of grating. She wasn't the worst, though. She was a sweet girl. Just needs to put more thought into her choices. And the was just pretty weak. Which I get because the focus is the relationship, but there has to be something substantial driving the story forward and sometimes I didn't feel that.

Overall, Trucker is a light, sweet read with a male mc who was genuinely a great guy. This didn't end up as a favorite, but I did like it and am glad I stumbled upon it. I'll more than likely pick up book 2 when I'm in another mood like this and I have no doubt I'll like that one too.

3 stars - A sweet romance!

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