Riding Home by Vicki Lewis Thompson – Review


Reviewed by Zara B.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Finishing up her recent Sons of Chance trilogy, Vicki Lewis Thompson gives us Jeannette Trenton’s story. Some of you may recall Jeannette from the last two books, Riding High and Riding Hard. She was engaged to Reagan, and then slept with his best friend and business partner, Drake.

Needless to say I was skeptical if I’d even finish this book—and am sad to say it took a lot for me to do it. I know the main reason is that I have strong feelings about unfaithfulness…even for a ‘decent’ reason. Though I believe in second chances, I’m wondering how realistic this situation could be and if the people involved would really forgive and move on.

Ultimately, I was torn. I found the ‘cheater’ heroine sad because the hero Zach Powell is pretty much fabulous, and he certainly deserves more because while I felt the heat and chemistry I had issues believing their would really be a forever after. Seriously, could Jeannette ever really be trusted not to have cold feet or feel trapped? Or would she learn from her past and do the right thing and leave the other person before committing such a betrayal again?

Since I adore Vicki Lewis Thompson, I finally finished this story. As I mentioned I liked Zach a lot. And I enjoyed Jeannette when I could forget she’d hurt Reagan. But as with Riding Hard I found it hard to not feel as though the entire story was a bit contrived in order to add a story to the set. Does that mean I won’t read the next Chance story…no. In fact, I already have! I reviewed A Last Chance Christmas and found it awesome! So if you’re ready for a good VLT you may want to grab that one!

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About the book…

Perfect is good.

Imperfect is even better…

City-slicker lawyer Jeannette Trenton is about as welcome at the Last Chance Ranch as a rattlesnake at a square dance. She’s there to atone for one major mistake. But Jeannette’s pretty sure righting her big wrong does not include thinking lustful thoughts about the ranch’s new cowhand….

Zach Powell knows Jeannette’s type—a wound-up-tight perfectionist with one eye on her email at all times. Heck, that used to be him. She needs to shake it loose, face her imperfections and allow herself to make mistakes. There’s definitely no mistake about the wickedly sexy vibe between them. This gal is gonna have to "cowboy up"…or miss the ride of her life!