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 holiday 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 finds his heart captured by beauty of a far different kind.
How far will Liv go to make the motorbike hers, and is the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, long enough for Owen to convince Liv he’s interested in more than just a holiday fling?
Thoughts On The Book
This reader got completely swept up in The Goodbye Ride by Lily Malone, and the wonderfully portrayed, comical and vibrant characters that it contained were just mesmerising. Heart wrenching, life altering moments faced by both leading characters in this poignant read, completely draws the reader in. A lot of the dialogue you could just hear the characters saying. Many laugh out loud lines.
Olivia’s character was sweet and strong alongside Owen’s rugged studliness, both with a heart of gold, and Ben was just flat out funny. Real, hilarious and pivotal. A story that this reader wanted not to end.
*E-book received from the author
About The Author
Lily Malone is a journalist and freelance writer who discovered, after years of writing facts for a living, that writing romance is much more fun. She wrote His Brand of Beautiful after the birth of her second son, taking inspiration from the once-in-a-century-floods that filled Lake Eyre in outback South Australia in the summer of 2010-11. Lily juggles writing with the needs of a young family, and when she isn’t writing, she likes gardening, walking, wine, and walking in gardens (sometimes with wine).