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The Goodbye Ride is a novella and "the romance takes place over 5
Days So It Sso it s and beautiful Olivia has had a "romance takes place over 5 days so it s uick and beautiful Olivia has had a few years but has plans for the June long weekend to be the turning point towards a better future except she was planning a small change however life serves her up major changes all lumped together Owen is a hero with muscles caveman muscles shown off by few clothes but he s incredibly sweet A perfect hero combinationLily Malone has some fantastic lines in this novella my particular favourites were one about a penguin another About Firemen The Writing Is firemen The writing is full of the beauty of the South Australian wine growing region a joy to readIf you re looking for a sweet romance where you can laugh and maybe shed a tear then this is a great one It must have been fate that I picked this up to read over The ueen s Birthday long weekend because it was set over The ueen s Birthday long weekend I enjoyed being taken back to the uaint German themed town of Handorf in the Adelaide Hills where I went on a family holiday last year in September June was too cold for usJust like a Ducati this romance novella went from sweet to raunchy in under three seconds It handled the ups and downs of the Adelaide Hills perfectly and pulled up to a perfect ending It was a fun day trip and I look forward to going for a longer ride with Lily Malone soon I think that s enough motorbike similes for one reviewI received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I loved this book I would normally never start a review with that however that is how I feel about talented Australian writer Lily Malone s The Goodbye Ride It s a novella based in South Australia so if this is a place you thought you would like to visit Malone s beautiful descriptive prose might further entice you Not only are the environs picturesue in The Goodbye Ride but the narrative is eually rich in passion and depth of storyline What it lacks in length it makes up in intensity Owen and Liv s story was a wonderful one to read There were many warm and humorous moments completely captivating my attention throughout There was the reuisite moment of tension and angst followed by the desired HEA After all that is what we love about romance stories is it notGrab this book if you enjoy a light sexy and fun read with entertaining wit and delightful visuals Olivia Murphy has her heart set on buying back her brother s Ducati motorbike She has been saving up for uite some time and is looking forward to getting the bike back as it means a lot to her Dean Lang is owner of it and is selling it as he needs the money for a holiday Once Liv arrives at Deans house it seems she is faced with competition Owen Carson has returned from working in Antarctica and he to wants to buy the motorbike and is willing to pay than Liv can afford She tries to talk Dean around as he nows how much the bike means to her But unfortunately Dean will sell it to the person who is willing to pay the higher price and sadly that s not Liv So Liv leaves without her brothers bike as she can t afford to pay a higher priceOwen is curious to Izmeklētājs. Būris know why the bike means so much to Liv So he ends up seeing her again and asks her why the bike means so much to her Liv tells him that the bike belonged to her brother who is no longer here as he wasilled in a car accident Before the accident their father made her brother sell the bike Liv remembers the fun times her brother and his friend Ben use to have on the bikeShe thought if she bought the bike back that she and Ben could take a ride up to the river as their way of saying goodbye to LukeOwen needs a hand at his aunts vineyard doing some pruning so he and Liv agree that if Liv helps with the pruning that in return Owen will sell her the bike at the agreed price that she could afford Over the next few days Owen and Liv will become closer to one another and begin to have feelings for each other But there is something that Owen is hiding which he is not ready to share with LivWhen the time comes for Owen to hand over the bike he is no where to be seen Liv waits for him where they have arranged to meet but he doesn t show up So has Owen left town and taken the bike with him nowing how much the bike and the ride with Ben means to LivThis is a beautifully written romance which I really enjoyed This novella is based around South Australia a place I have visited a few times so I could really connect with the story A delightful light read which I HIGHLY recommend Looking forward to reading by this fabulous Aussie author The Goodbye Ride is one of my favourite reads Some novellas can leave me feeling a little short changed in relation to the depth of the characters and execution of the plot It s harder for an author to captur. Olivia Murphy is a woman on a mission The Ducati motorbike that once belonged to her brother has come up for re sale Liv wants to buy the precious bike and she wants the ink dry on the paperwork before the approaching holid.
Lily Malone ✓ 2 SummaryOwen was than happy to pay the asking price than Liv could manage she found herself without the papers saying she was the new owner She was devastated and rushed off not wanted the two men to see her tearsLiv s Mum and Dad had gone away for this four day long weekend in June and she was going to enjoy the house empty uiet and peaceful without her mum s pedantic presence and her dad s bitterness The past had been hard on the family and this weekend Liv and Ben had wanted to ride their motorbikes to Mannum for their goodbye ride Liv s beloved "brother lukewith liv s dreams and her "LukeWith Liv s dreams shattered and her in turmoil over the deliciously handsome Owen she was tentatively optimistic when he asked to see her that night Would Liv be able to fulfil her promise to herself and go on the goodbye ride And would Owen leave town in a matter of daysI really enjoyed this novella by WA writer Lily Malone The characters were warm and endearing and I loved Liv She had such strength of character and was determined to turn her life around get rid of the baggage once and for all Some of the areas mentioned Hahndorf Adelaide Mannum and Mount Gambier are all places I now so I travelled with the characters all the way through the story Highly recommended A beloved motorcycle the Ducati Pantah 650 is the centrepiece of Lily Malone s The Goodbye RideThe story is set in the luscious grape growing region of South Australia the location of Lily s debut His Brand of Beautiful released earlier this yearThe story tells of young viticulturist Liv s opportunity to say one last goodbye to her brother Arnhem 1944 killed three years previously in a traffic accident not involving the bike As a fitting tribute she intends to buy back her brother s bike and go on a ride with her late brother s boyfriendAll good until some thong wearing black T shirt sporting Neanderthal driving the hated symbol of Australian redneckery a ute with RM Williams stickers marue left undescibed but I m betting it was a Holden has bought the Duke right from out of Liv s noseBut Owen is not a homophobic 35 starsOlivia only wanted to buy back his brother s Ducati motorbike to say a proper goodbye to him The day she was able to shelve enough money to get the bike was the day she fell on Owen Carson s feet and lost the bike to him Astounded by Liv s carefree and wild attitude Owen offered to sell back the bike at a lower price if she could help him prune his Aunt s grape vines There s something about her that mystified him that only the cold wind of Antarctica could defrost Shocked by the turn of events Liv decided to take the offer and take the chance Only for the winter But what if something else evolved and grew would she able to take it if he leave her after their winter tryst For a man shenew nothing of could Owen Carson be trusted once and for allThis was indeed beautifully written romantically set and boosted with funny characters He worked in the cold Antarctica but Owen decided to go back to Adelaide Hills His timing couldn t be perfect for Olivia who was on her farewell tribute to her late brother Luke A gay brother who died with a broken heart after his own father disowned him This last trip with his Ducati was her only thread to their past but it seemed like fate wasn t agreeing with her I cried for Luke for the unfairness and discrimination he suffered when he was alive I cried for Olivia for her family s misery I cried for Owen for his past for his grandfather who died in the hands of reckless people But I also laughed at Liv s blithe and nonchalant attitude for loving her brother unconditionally and for all her memories with Owen in the rain and in the grape vine I laughed at Owen s aunt and cousin who were something else comical and amusin The Goodbye Ride is about saying goodbye and moving on after a loved one dies Olivia Murphy saw in the local paper her brother s Bike a Ducati Pantah 650 However when Olivia got there with the money the bike was sold to Owen Carson The loss of the motorcycle was devastating to Olivia Murphy The readers of The Goodbye Ride will continue to follow Owen Carson and Olivia Murphy to see what happens to the bikeThe Goodbye Ride is a lovely sweet romance and I enjoyed reading it I like the way Lily Malone portrays her characters The way Lily Malone describes her settings allows her readers to feel like they are living in Adelaide Hills The Goodbye Ride highlights the importance of always respecting and supporting your children Readers of Goodbye Ride will start to think about how you treat and think about friends and family in same sex relationships Also readers of Goodbye Ride will learn about pruning wine grape bushes Reading the Goodbye Ride you will learn about vintage motorbikes and guitarsI recommend this book. Nds his heart captured by beauty of a far different indHow far will Liv go to make the motorbike hers and is the ueen's Birthday Long Weekend long enough for Owen to convince Liv he's interested in than just a holiday flin. E the essence of a story and its characters "WITHIN WORD LIMIT OF A NOVELLA BUT LILY "the word of a novella but Lily has nailed this well and trulyLily creates real people in her books not just characters This is my second Lily Malone book Fairway to Heaven being my first and I have to say that with both of them I felt as though I had spent time with old friends instead of fictional people She is able to bring the reader right into the emotion and depth of the story Her style is honest authentic but without being contrived She writes of real people in real situations but without making it glossy or overly dramatic Lovable characters beautiful location descriptions and a heart warming story that had me turning the page The Goodbye Ride was a pleasure to read One I will certainly return to again I was offered the chance to review The Goodbye Ride early and despite author Lily Malone s nail biting wait for a thumbs up she need not have worried I enjoyed it Blue Eyes and I married in a vineyard so a romance set in one of Australia s best nown wine growing regions the lovely Barossa Valley had immediate appeal Short sweet and a little bit spicy The Goodbye Ride is a novella that takes place over a few days The two protagonists Olivia and Owen meet at the start and sparks fly For Olivia it s because Owen has just out bid her on a motorbike she s been saving hard to buy it was her late brother s and holds great sentimental value Owen just sees a collector s bike and cashed up after a stint in Antarctica he can afford to pay the asking price And he sees a pretty cute chick The conflict is introduced smoothly and believably you get Olivia s frustration and sadness which you realise comes from a deeper place than not getting what she wants As it turns out Owen s a perceptive guy willing to give up what to him is a toy for someone who needs it how can a reader not like that Olivia of course takes a while to get this she s suspicious of his motivesThere s a nice little pride and prejudice element in there that I liked No The Goodbye Ride is not trying to emulate the classic but the typical girl judges boy theme is strong Olivia sees Owen driving a ute and judges him rather harshly he must be the same as the other ute driving guys who mocked her brother for being gay Right The pride and prejudice mostly comes from her she s got her walls up Owen remorseful about an incident in his own life seems open However despite Olivia s tendency to jump to conclusions I liked her and I understood where she was coming from Unlike her wipe it clean mother and controlling father Olivia is still able to show her emotions Owen well he was a dream of a man insightful sensitive and manly he didn t feel the cold much after being in Antarctica so he wore rather less clothes than Olivia was comfortable with Both of the characters were a good fit and I hoped they d jump all the hurdles in their way and end up together And when they did Just the right amount of sizzle A sign of good writing If you can t imagine the characters together what s the pointUntil fairly recently I ve tended not to read romance novels but since I ve set up my review site I ve been re introduced to them when they re written well they make a light satisfying read just right for balancing out some of the heavier thought provoking books I often favour The Goodbye Ride was well written and fun the conflicts and sexual tension resolved well in a short word count and the storyline and attraction was believable Reading it tells me that Lily Malone has a good future in writing fiction You can tell she s having fun when she writes interspersing I m guessing bits of herself and her life here and there and that she s dedicated to her craft Sometimes it s hard to put the journalist away and let creativity rule I m a journo I now how suashed it gets but I don t read Lily s work and think journoIf you re looking for a short read in which the spice enhances the romantic and dramatic elements rather than overpowers it you won t go wrong with The Goodbye Ride Olivia Murphy was heading over to a house in her suburb of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills with the deposit she had saved to buy the classic Ducati motorbike which had once belonged to her brother Luke She was given first option on it when it went up for sale and she was determined to have it But as she was arriving at the house a hot ute with an even hotter driver was also pulling upin her haste to get there first she fell ending up on her backside with the contents of her handbag strewn around her including the money in its plastic bagOwen Carson helped Liv to her feet and even though his touch sent shivers through her it was winter after all she shrugged him off and headed up the path to the front door money in hand But when. Ay weekend when visitors with fat wallets will descend on her tourist mecca hometown Only one person stands in her way Owen Carson likes rare and beautiful things and he has the Ducati in his sights Then he meets Liv and fi.