Author: Sarah Hadley Brook
Release Date: 13 January 2018 Price: £1.49 US$2.02
Reviewed by: Felices
Cover Art: Shows a guy sitting sideways on a motorbike, helmet slung over the handlebars. He is wearing jacket and jeans with the laces on his boots untied. He is unshaven with short cropped hair and wearing sunglasses. He fits in with the story.
Synopsis: Sets the scene perfectly for this short story.
Plot: When a good-looking guy turns up for motorcycle training lessons but refuses to take part in the practical section. The trainer takes it upon himself to see if he can find out why?
Main Characters: Ben Makowski owns a motorcycle shop and runs training courses for new riders. Angus Winters is an author whose publisher wants him to learn about motorcycles as research for his new book.
Secondary Characters: Amelia is Ben’s sister and Candy her daughter. They both help him in the shop and with the training course. This feels to me like it could be developed into a longer story as I personally don’t think anyone would open up to a stranger about their feelings in such a short space of time, but for a quickie read it was okay.
Flow/Continuity: There is a lot packed into this short story of 41 pages. It covers one specific course covering three days and slips seamlessly between scenes.
Conflict & Climax: The only conflict is Angus’ refusal to take part in riding the motorcycle during the practical part of the course and the climax is when we find out why.
Writing Style: Written in the third person, Sarah has an easy flowing style.
Editing/Formatting: Very tidy with even margins, no superfluous whitespace and no spelling errors that I could find.
Price: At £1.49 this is hardly going to break the bank.
Conclusion: You can do worse than pick this up for a couple of hours’ reading on a cold, wet and wintry evening.
I think I am going to give this one 8 out of 10 stars.