From watercolours and cupcakes to leather jackets and freedom…
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?
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Fun story with great characters
Lucy winning a motorbike changed her life in so many ways. She had never ridden a motor bike before - me neither but by the end of the book I was tempted! From her bullying husband to the wild motorbike instructor and from the cutest kid to chickens in knitted jumpers, this book has everything! Beautifully written and with such a fun story (with the occasional laugh out loud) and interesting characters, this might be my favourite read of the year!
A delight to read and thoroughly recommended
Lucy only bought a raffle ticket because the proceeds were going to a good cause and was astonished to discover she'd won the first prize of a large shiny purple motorcycle. When her bullying husband tells her to sell it, Lucy decides, just for once, to do something for herself. She keeps the bike and enrols in a motorcycle riding training course. Arriving late for her first lesson, and in her haste to park her car, she knocks over a school bike right in front of her new driving instructor, Ash. Running her successful art cafe business, making new friends and learning to ride her bike, Lucy regains her confidence, becomes fitter and discovers that Ash is not as grumpy as she initially thought. This is incredibly well written, the author's storytelling ability kept me laughing and entertained to the very end.