‘If you won a gorgeous purple motorbike, and your domineering husband said you were too fat for leathers and should sell it, would you do as you were told or learn to ride it in secret?
Artist and café owner Lucy Daumier intends to do just that – but learning to ride is far from easy, especially under the critical eye of prickly motorcycle instructor, Ash Connor.
But gradually Lucy gets the hang of it, and in the process re-discovers the girl she used to be. So starts an exciting summer of new friendships and fun – as well as a realisation that there is more to Ash than meets the eye when she is introduced to his seven-year-old daughter, Daisy.
But can Lucy’s new found happiness last when a spiteful family member wants to see her fail?’
If you’re looking for a feel good, uplifting book to read, then this is it!
The setting for this story, paints a perfect scene of a place that I imagine to be of picturesque peace and tranquility; especially where the Art Café is, that the main character, Lucy, owns with her business partner and friend.
Lucy is a character that many women will be able to relate to and empathise with. Her story takes her on a journey of realisation, finding strength in difficult times and growth to become a new person with the roots of who she used to be.
What made this story even more enjoyable for me, was that it is centred around motorbikes. Although, you don’t have to like motorbikes to enjoy this book! The bike is actually a catalyst for Lucy’s journey to finding herself and happiness again. However, if you do like motorbikes like me, then bonus!
There is a lovely theme of friendship and community. It reminds you that there are people there to help you and support you, in many different ways. It can be people that you’ve known for years, family that you don’t always see very often and new people that you can connect with.
This is a story that makes you smile as you read it. You can feel the happiness and excitement of the characters and you are willing for things to go well for them. There are also some comical moments that made me laugh out loud.
Throughout this book, you’re reminded that in life you can get knocked down and have set backs, but that you can get back up again and move forward.
I would definitely recommend this book!
I’m also looking forward to reading the next two books in the Choc Lit, Art Café series: ‘Meet Me At The Art Café and ‘Escape To The Art Café’.
Give them a try 🙂