Title: Bone Rider
Author: J. Fally
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 310 pages
Rating: A List
Blurb: Riley Cooper is on the run. Misha Tokarev, the love of his life, turned out to be an assassin for the Russian mob, and when it comes to character flaws, Riley draws the line at premeditated murder. Alien armor system McClane is also on the run, for reasons that include accidentally crashing a space ship into Earth and evading U.S. military custody. A failed prototype, McClane was scheduled for destruction. Sabotaging the ship put an end to that, but McClane is dubbed a bone rider for good reason—he can’t live without a host body. That’s why he first stows away in Riley’s truck and then in Riley himself. Their reluctant partnership soon evolves into something much more powerful—and personal—than either of them could have imagined.
Together, they embark on a road trip from hell, made all the more exciting by the government troops and mob enforcers hot on their trail. Misha is determined to win Riley back and willing to do whatever it takes to keep him safe. When hitman and alien join forces, they discover their impressive combined potential for death and destruction. It will take everything Riley has to steer them through the mess they create.
Review: Every once in a while I come across that book. The kind that has me laughing out loud, and getting some strange looks and questions. The kind that grabs me by the heart and won’t let go, making me get all teared up and feeling the love and heartbreak. The kind that takes me outside of myself and drags me into another world and leaves me sad and a little lost when I have to go back to my own life.
I loved every moment I got to spend with this crazy and diverse cast of characters. It was a wild ride full of aliens, the government and its scarily well armed and very human soldiers, Russian hit men and the mobsters they work for and one special cowboy and his awesome bone riding armor and weapons system.
Seriously, I gush. This is one of my favorite books in a long time. I wasn’t even done yet and I was searching for more books by this author. When I was done with the book I was bummed because it was over. 310 pages and I am wishing there were 300 more. I would love to see more set in this world. I am not done with these guys. And I mean all of them, there were so many great characters in this story. I am sitting here writing this and wondering if I should just read the book all over again right now.
Reviewed by Nina