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Tikka Chance on Me

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He’s the bad-boy biker. She’s the good girl working in her family’s Indian restaurant. On the surface, nothing about Trucker Carrigan and Pinky Grover’s instant, incendiary, attraction makes sense. But when they peel away the layers and the assumptions—and their clothes—everything falls into place. The need. The want. The light. The laughter. They have more in common than ...more
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Published November 13th 2018 by Suleikha Snyder (first published November 3rd 2018)
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Talia Hibbert
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was literally amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who likes putting words in their eyeballs-slash-ears.

Pinky and..... her Mr. T have a love story that manages to be dramatic, light-hearted, sexy, achingly romantic and extremely funny. It is like a comic book or a film in its boldness and the effortless way it weaves multiple tones together, which is funny because it also references comic books and films a lot. Everything is great and perfect, is what I’m saying here.

Now have s
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Hollis
Probably one of the shorter romance novellas I've read and oh boy could I have read so much more about these two.

Sharp, witty, with a dash of intensity, chockfull of pop-culture banter, emotion, and swoons. This was a bite of pure deliciousness. It was also my first read by Snyder but won't be my last.
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***2.5 Stars***

I really loved Suleikha Snyder's Bollywood and the Beast so I was excited to read this...especially when the blurb mentioned a bad boy biker. Add in the fact that most of my friends loved this book and I was doubley, tripley (is that a word?) excited to jump in....but alas, I find myself in the minority. The book completely fell flat for me.

My two biggest issues were:

(1) there was absolutely no tension between Pinky and Trucker or development of any chemistry between them. They
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Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳


SO. A bearded Captain America doppelgänger—the Chris Evans kind ( this guy ), motorcycle enforcer, falls for this witty good girl working at her parent's Indian restaurant. (spoiler alert, behind the good daughter's facade, she's a sex driven kitten daydreaming about the hero's bedroom superpowers—in great details ^—^ )

This short story was packed with banter, NERDY REFERENCES, steam and so much spice.
Endearingly sexy and sweet at the same time, I truly enjoyed the fantasy for a little while!

S
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Kayla Brunson
The premise for the novella sounded really good. However, it just didn’t really work for me. While the sex scenes here were done well, that’s all I can really say about it. Was I supposed to think that these two could really have a HEA or fell in love? There wasn’t really a buildup to anything. No sexual tension or actual feelings. They fell into a sexual relationship and stayed there.

I think that the main reason it didn't work for me was because of the synopsis. Now I love to read short erotic
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K.J. Charles
An exuberant novella featuring a desi woman dragged back to her miserable small town by family obligation, and the bad-boy-made-worse in a motorcycle gang. Only he's (view spoiler) not a racist thug, because screw motorcycle gangs. This is breezily done, with the concentration very much on the thoroughly enjoyable romance which manages to be low angst despite the set up thanks to the hero's cinnamon-rolldom and the heroine's tremendous self possession and ...more
Hilda
His full lips spread in a wolfish smile, and he mouthed one word: “Soon.” Soon. It was a promise. Possibly a threat. Of what, I still hadn’t quite figured out.

In this story we meet Pinky, a Desi protagonist, who goes away to college. Who returns home to help her sick mother. Who loves her family and traditions but also embraces her American roots. I absolutely loved her. Then we meet Ty, and spoilers, so I’ll just repeat Pinky’s words.

Oh, but he was adorable. A sweetheart in wolf’s clothing.

An
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Skye Kilaen
"He's the bad-boy biker. She’s the good girl working in her family's Indian restaurant." Trucker Carrigan and Pinky Grover should NOT even be attracted to each other, let alone get involved. But who can resist Marvel Cinematic Universe related banter? Or a blond, bearded dude in a Captain America t-shirt? Not these two. Now if only they could sort out the whole "life of crime" thing Trucker's got going on.

Lovely little novella with SO much packed into it - sparks, real affection, serious and bel
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Lauren (The Novel Lush)
It started out really cool and then just swan dived for me somewhere around the first encounter between the two MCs. There was little to no tension between them the entire story, but ESPECIALLY in that first encounter. They met up and fell into bed together, well excuse me, in the back of his pickup in the walmart parking lot, and it had this air of "eh, why not?" which is all well and good for the characters but it did nothing to get the readers emotionally invested.

Then came Ty's job which ju
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Bookphenomena (Micky)
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Bookphenomena (Micky) by: Hollis
Holy novella in a complete package alert. This was a delicious read and hit some unusual buttons for me. This is a read that feminists will enjoy and it had a subtle political side to it that I devoured. For example, phrases like 'home-grown and domestic terrorists', we don't see this reality represented enough. It wasn't jarring in your face mentions but appropriate.

Anyway, the main reason for my enjoyment were the two main characters Pink and Ty. Don't let those names deceive you, these were t
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Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suleikha-snyder, 2019
The author delivered a good short read that I absolutely adored. The h and H are not what you expect and that endeared me more to the story.

"It's too soon to love you, isn't it?"
Ashley
For the first half of this book, I was so charmed I was a hair-trigger away from giving this novella five stars. It lessened in its charm in the second half, but overall I still really liked it.

The set-up here is really fun, and the tone of it reflects that fun. Pinky works at her parent's Indian restaurant, and she has been enjoying lusting from afar one of her customers, Trucker, who is unfortunately part of a biker gang. Trucker is also lusting after her, but like in a cute way where he also
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Fadwa (Word Wonders)
CW: mention of parent having cancer, gang activities, police raid

I feel very...meh about this book. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, it was short and sweet. But that's the thing, it was too short in my opinion and tried doing too many things the limited page space didn't allow for.

My main issue is the insta-love, and I really mean insta-love and not insta-lust, so insta-lovey that even the main characters admit it is. Okay, I will admit that I am way too grayro to like or comprehend insta-love
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Jess Michaels
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
This book is amazing! It was the perfect way to end 2018. Fun, funny, super sexy and just...PERFECT.
nick
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it

A quick steamy read! The characters were so good I wish I got to spend more time with them!
Jess
One of my biggest stumbling blocks with romances, particularly those in novella length, is the compressed time frame that's often a feature. So I will admit, I was a little apprehensive about that aspect of this particular novella going into it. And I think it worked? I'm not sure I can actually see a long term future for these two (is Pinky never going to go visit her parents again and aren't they going to wonder who her partner is and/or if she never has a partner, I have questions) but I real ...more
Teresa
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
I saw this novella described as a "master class", and that's exact what it was for me. Novellas can be so tricky, but this one managed to pack a punch of emotion and realness to it. I was thoroughly engrossed and read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down.
Laura
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Got Fiction?

Pinky Grover came home from grad school to help her family out while her mom was sick. But it’s been a couple of years and the cancer is in remission, and Pinky is in a rut.

Trucker Carrigan, notorious bad boy, is back, and he’s now the enforcer for the Eagles motorcycle club. They terrorize the town, but they leave her parents alone, and other than coming in to the restaurant and eating, Pinky and Trucker have no reason to see each other. But whenever they do see eac
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Sarah Louise
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Returned home to help with her family’s Indian restaurant, Pinky can’t avoid the lingering attraction seated at the reserved table of six: Trucker Carrigan, member of the notorious, local motorcycle gang.

Despite having little buildup, I was immediately sold on the chemistry between Pinky and Trucker. Their banter was filled with nerdy, pop-culture references and the the steam continually set the pages on fire.

Pinky was a sexually confident woman that wasn’t afraid to admit her beauty. I adored h
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Richelle Robinson
Pinky came back to her family’s restaurant/bar to help out when her mom gets sick. The local motorcycle club comes there a lot for the food. They are pretty much jerks expect for one member, Trucker.

I have to say this was an unexpected surprise. I’ve been in a book hangover and nothing was holding my attention until I started this book. I loved the banter with Trucker and Pinky. Their back and forth and the sexy times were off the charts. Plus, some parts of the story pulled at my heart strings
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N.G.Peltier N.G.Peltier
quick, steamy read! Suleikha packed so much in this novella. really enjoyed it. A+ banter and nerdiness and did i mention steamy??? Cuz this book was on fiiiiire. i was wondering how everything would be resolved and it was done perfectly. The very last word was just so perfect, and well, if you read it you'll get the meaning :)
Emma
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5/5 Stars

I know it’s a novella so I won’t even tell you that it all happens quickly, this was not an issue for me because I knew what to expect when I started this book.

I just think the author put a lot on her plate and some things were just messy. I didn’t really see the point in giving Trucker a subplot like that, it just put the focus elsewhere in what was already a short story that I personally think should only have been focused on their relationship which started pretty abruptly and cou
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Malin
This novella was exactly what I needed in the stressful weeks starting the new year, when I'm massively behind on my work (thanks, ill-timed Christmas illness), still fighting a horrible cough and cold (at this stage, I'm not entirely sure I'm not suffering from a new cold that I caught on the heels of the first one). I have so many mediocre English essays left to grade, with the deadline of the 12th of January (when all the grades for term 1 have to be in) fast approaching. So, of course I'm pr ...more
Ellie
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This has been a pure awesomeness in a bite size. My first by this author and it won't be my last for sure.
It's a very sexy and intense story with a cinnamon roll hero in disguise and an active, adventurous Asian heroine

This novella is all about the choices we make, obligation, loyalty and following your dreams, taking chances at being happy, loved. Both MCs felt like real - messy, making mistakes but ultimately good people.

Lots of sexy times where consent is central, never implied but alwasy e
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Jazmen
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
(Excuse any grammatical errors)
I first tried Tikka Chance on Me, months ago, but found that I couldn’t get into the story. At the time I thought it was a mood thing; maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for it. But now that I’ve completed the story, I know why I couldn't finish the book. I don’t like it.

Let’s cover the backstory. Pinky works for her parent’s restaurant/bar. She busts tables for her parents and it’s there she meets, Trucker. Trucker’s name is splayed across the stalls of the bathroom
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Genesee Rickel
I had a lot of fun with this one! It’s exactly as advertised, a good quick read.

But. I almost put it down. Early on there is description of graffiti and a bit of commentary on it that suggests the male lead can “turn” lesbians. I read that sentence and was FURIOUS! 1) That history (and present, cuz this shit still happens) is one full of violence for so many people, WHY would you even hint at that shit, especially in a story that isn’t set up to address it?! 2) Classic biphobia at play, there a
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Bree Hill
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“The words were echoing through my brain, sizzling beneath my skin, pulsing in my veins. Making me feel alive. I’d known him for years, but only known him for weeks. How could it be so serious so fast? How could I be so desperate to hold onto something-someone- I’d never really had?”

This is Pinky and Trucker’s romance. Trucker is “in a biker gang” in Eastern Indiana and he and his gang frequent the Indian diner owned by Pinky’s parents.

In a matter of 70ish pages, the author made me laugh with th
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Adele Buck
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun, unexpected (and hot!) novella. Highly recommended as a low-angst, high-heat escape.
Rachel Kramer Bussel
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this contemporary romance by Suleikha Snyder and highly recommend it. Pinky is back home, working at her family's Indian restaurant after her mother's illness, having put aside her graduate school studies. Trucker is part of the motorcycle club the Eagles, the bad boys in town, who do bad things...except he's undercover, but Pinky doesn't know that. She knows that the sparks fly whenever he comes to the restaurant, and when they bump into each other, and then do much more. The chemistry ...more
Leigh Kramer
This contemporary romance novella was absolute perfection! Suleikha Snyder has become my go-to when it comes to the short form. No one else comes close to what she can do with a novella or short story. The characters crackle on the page and the tight plot keeps me turning pages, marveling over how she can do so much with so little. I adored Trucker and Pinky together. Such an unexpected combination on the surface but their respective nerdery makes them an amazing couple. The odds were very much ...more
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Editor, writer, American desi and lifelong geek Suleikha Snyder is an author of contemporary and erotic romance. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusivity in publishing, Suleikha is frequently ranting when she should really be adding to her body of work.

Suleikha lives in Chicago, finding inspiration in genre fiction, daytime and primetime soaps, and anything that involves chocolate or ba
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