Title: Moved By You
Author: Ann Lister
Publisher: Rock Gods, Inc.
Release Date: March 8th, 2019
Page Count: 317
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Vance: He’s angry and bitter over the direction his father has chosen for him in the family business – and in his life. He may have been born into money, but Vance always saw his journey as something less grand. He’s desperate to follow his real passion which is metal sculpture, created with nothing more than scraps he pulls out of junk piles, a blow torch, and a sweat. But he lacks a critical element to make that happen: the spine to stand up to the man who moves him around like a pawn on a chessboard. He needs something – or someone to give him the motivational push to take back control of his life.
Kyle: He’s drifted through life with a massive chip on his shoulder. He doesn’t mind being a city bike messenger, but he knows his body won’t allow him to do that forever, and riding for a living isn’t his calling in life. But with no clear plan B in place, he needs to keep his day job – for now. The other problem? He loathes the privileged people he delivers to, despises what they stand for, and how they look down at him as if he was worthless. The only thing more prominent than the grudge he holds against them is his pride. Everything changes when a company owner’s son hits him with his car, which puts both rider and driver on entirely different paths in their lives.
But is this a path they can both take together, or will egos and societal privilege create too many obstacles to overcome?
There were a lot of really meaningful exchanges in this story that caught my attention and made me want to keep reading. I loved the overall feel to the story. Both MC’s were so different and so electric.
Vance works for his father’s architecture firm, but his real passion is his art. His metal sculptures provide him a steady income, but his life isn’t his own. His father is ever present, unyielding, and unhappy about his choices.
When Kyle, a bike messenger, literally crashes into his life, he gives him the strength Vance needs to finally make decisions in his life that will make him happy. But, it also leaves him wanting more. More from Kyle specifically.
I really enjoyed the anger-intense moments between Ky and Van that led to more meaningful interactions as they figured out what they each wanted. It was fun to read and kept me guessing, but I feel like there was so much time in between their meetings that the basis of the relationship was hard to believe. I wanted to see more of them together.
The epilogue had all of the things that I wanted to see in the story line, but it was condensed into such a small portion, it felt rushed. I would have liked more of their happiness and the overall blissed out newness of a relationship during the story.