It’s time for the monthly ReRead Friday post, and I’m heaving a sigh of relief. Whenever I join Facebook groups and they ask about your fave book to be allowed to join – between you and me, I hate that. How can anyone be expected to have one favourite?! Favourites depend on what I’m in the mood for that particular day. Anyway, my standard answer to all those groups or whenever else someone asks about my favourite book is Bone Rider by J. Fally.
And now when I reread it, I’m gonna keep on telling people that my favourite book is Bone Rider by J. Fally. I was afraid I wasn’t gonna love it as much when I read it this time, but I did.
Is the craftsmanship amazing? No. The writing isn’t what blows my mind – epithets, speech tags, and other things you know I’m not a fan of – but I love the characters. Sure the people working for the US military are a bit cardboardy and predictable, but I love the story.
Is it likely that a cowboy with commitment issues falls in love with a mobster hitman and is then possessed by an alien? No, but it’s a fricking good adventure.
A second chance love story with several people’s points of view, not just the main characters, and I don’t know if it counts as MM or MMM. Micha and Riley are a couple, though when Riley figures out Micha is a hitman, he runs. Along the way, he’s ‘possessed’ by McLean who is a sentient armour system. They’re integrated, living in symbiosis, but McLean has a mind of his own with thoughts, dreams and feelings. So… they are three, but only two bodies.
I usually steer clear of poly stories, it’s not my thing at all, but I love this. And I’m so freaking glad I love this since it means I haven’t been lying when I’ve answered Bone Rider everywhere 😆
It’s action-packed, it’s sweet, and it’s pretty hot at times. It’s not your usual sci-fi tale. There is only one armour system like McLean after the crash. There will be no invasion, and there won’t be any going back out into space. It all takes place on the ground, and the enemy is the US military, so yes, it’s sci-fi, and yes, there is an alien, but it’s inside Riley, part of Riley, so there is no shape of him.
It is awesome!
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.