At that moment, Gabe knew he had fallen for her. The first time he laid eyes on Sofy he knew that she was for him and he was hers. However, she was already taken by a dangerous man. A man that would kill before letting her go. But Gabe was willing to put his life in harm’s way to be with the woman he was in love with.
This suspenseful and sexy short story is full of excitement. It gives joy to the imagination and makes the heart beat a little faster.
This short novella transpires over just a couple of days and is the story of a cab driver and a woman whom he picks up on a call. Immediately there is an intense physical and emotional attraction between the two, but there’s also a nagging grandmother tagging along that keeps getting in the way of any serious conversation. After dropping the woman off, the driver realizes he literally let the woman of his dreams get away.
Although an interesting premise, this story just didn’t quite do it for me. For the first half of the story, I wasn’t sure if the cab driver was a man or a woman and we don’t learn their names, Gabe and Sofy, until nearly the end. It’s told completely from Gabe’s POV, which lets us understand him a little better, but his actions are at times creepy and stalkerish and at others, passive and wishy-washy. I don’t think hero’s have to be all alpha all the time, but sitting back and watching the woman you think you might love get beat and not do anything about it, was a downer for me. I would have liked for Gabe to have had a bit more backbone. It was also hard to make a connection with or grasp how Sofy felt, since we don’t get many of her thoughts.
Good writing and interesting plot with a lot of potential, it just didn’t come through for me. 2/5