Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic, #0.5) by Molly Harper

Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic, #0.5)

Carl and Marianne were high school sweethearts, loving the way only teenagers can—with no thought to logic or pride, just a bone-headed, optimistic frenzy of unicorns and hormones. That was all they needed. Or so Carl thought.Scared of being stuck in Lake Sackett, Georgia, like so many of her friends—without a real shot at a future or achieving her own dreams—Marianne panicked and bolted to college after stomping Carl’s heart into the hig...

Details Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic, #0.5)

TitleSave a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic, #0.5)
Release DateOct 16th, 2017
PublisherPocket Star
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Novella, Audiobook

Reviews Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic, #0.5)

  • Berit☀️✨
    >4 absolutely adorable stars!!!The biggest problem with this book is it was just too darn short! Molly Harper sure knows how to create fabulous characters.... this was a sweet second chance love story about Marianne and Carl, I really adore both of these characters (although I would’ve liked more!)...This book was also an introduction to all these characters in this small Southern town... I am looking forward to reading this series and getting ...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I didn't want this story to end! I was really excited to get my hands on this prequel novella to Molly Harper's Southern Eclectic series. The fact that I won this title in a Goodreads giveaway made it even a little nicer. I listened to the audiobook of another of Molly Harper's books earlier this year and really enjoyed it so I was really eager to give this new series a try. This turn...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    What a sweet ol read. I love her! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Molly Harper just knows how to write fun, feel good stories. Whether you are devouring one of her quirky paranormal romance stories or a sweet contemporary romance, you know you are going to be entertained!This new offering is a quick story that offers up a classic second chance romance. There is nothing like your first love, especially if it was the one that was supposed to be. But knowing...
  • Ian
    (After reading Sweet Tea and Sympathy I've come to the conclusion that this prequel novella would be best read after reading that)A short and sweet Contemporary Romance about a woman returning home for the first time in a few years. It's kind of perfect. It has Molly Harper's trademark snark, it's entertaining and it's G Rated so you could give this book to your grandma without worrying too much.
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    3 Hitch a Ride Stars Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck is a novella and is a standalone. I would suggest reading the first book in the series first or plan to read it right after this one, only because you get more insight of the characters. Since this is a novella, I didn’t get a lot of character development and a lot of secondary characters were thrown at my face. It’s a little hard to follow, but there is a family tree at the beginning of book ...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Our story begins with Marianne McCready returning for the summer before starting law school in the fall. She isn't exactly excited about returning home but she is also having doubts about her life plan. An unexpected accident shares a brief encounter with her high school sweetheart, Carl. As feeling stir and Marianne deals with doubts about her career choice, we spend time with the McCready family as they handle the family businesses and celebra...
  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    Just sheer perfection. Yes, it was short and I wanted a hell of a lot more. But honestly, I got all the feels in this book. In a short time, I was totally invested in these characters. Molly has a way of writing that is simply effortless and shows a talent many can only dream of. I can’t wait for the next book. I do hope though that we get more of this couple. I want to know where life takes them.
  • Stacee
    I had read some of Molly’s other books a while ago and this synopsis + her name had me eager to read this. I liked Marianne and Carl well enough. They’re both good people with an interesting past. There are a lot a lot a lot of characters and it seemed like we got the backstory on every single person who was mentioned. I especially liked Frankie and Duffy. Plot wise, it felt like a lot of tell and not show. I didn’t really see the chemistry...
  • Jennifer
    3.5 stars Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck was the hush puppy to the big catfish buffet that's about to happen when the rest of Molly Harper's new contemporary series, Southern Eclectic hits the bookshelves. This novella did what all starters for new series should. It set up the town and the people in it. Wither Harper is writing about vampires, naked werewolves or other plain Jane humans in some of her other contemporary romances the flavor is the...
  • Shannon
    Save A Truck, Ride a Redneck Southern Eclectic, Book .5 I Picked Up This Book Because: I’m a fan of Molly Harper’s writing. The Characters: Marianne McCready: Carl Dawson: Pretty much all of Lake Sackett The Story: This book serves as our introduction to Lake Sackett, a small town in Georgia. Marianne is heading back for the summer after basically fleeing small town life and all its trappings for a pre-law degree. The main trapping bei...
  • Robin Reynolds / October Woman
    This is my first time reading Molly Harper, but I've seen her name here and there. Browsing Netgalley one day the title caught my eye, and when I saw the author's name I decided it was time to try her out so I requested it, and a big thank you to the publisher for accepting my request! This is a sweet second chance romance. Marianne is interesting and self-deprecating. She hightailed it out of her small town to go to college, and Carl was left be...
  • Cyndi
    Marianne is called home by her mother. She has tried to avoid the handsome boy she left whenever she came home over the years. But she knows she will have to face him on this trip. Its a cute little love story that works through one romance while setting up others for later books.
  • Mandi Schreiner
    Romance is super rushed and falls flat. Otherwise I loved the heroine and the small town.Review to come
  • Sascha
    It's been years since I read a book by Molly Harper. But the names of authors who make me laugh OUT LOUD always stick with me so when I saw a new title with her name attached to it, I was on it.Save a Truck Ride a Redneck has all of the quirk I expect from a Molly Harper novel and eccentric characters, but it also has a love for the small town lifestyle and the idiosyncrasies that go with it.Marianne's family who runs a funeral home/bait shop (y...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    I really like this author. I made the mistake of reading Sweet Tea and Sympathy first. This book was like a delicious appetizer preceding an incredible meal. I love this family and I can tell that there are more stories to tell.Marianne has left her little town to go to college. She leaves behind her true love, Carl, but she breaks up with him before her departure because she is under the impression that he wants a commitment of marriage which wi...
  • Amanda
    Almost didn’t add this one because I was too embarrassed by the name, but was classic Molly Harper humor wrapped comfort reading.
  • Jane Stewart
    4 stars for the series. A nice escape - being in a small town for a while.This review is for all four books.I’ve read two Molly Harper books in the past and was not wowed enough to buy more. They were both told in 1st person. But when I saw this new series being told in 3rd person I thought I’d try it. And yes, I really enjoyed it. Why is it that I feel like I can relax and enjoy a 3rd person book, but 1st person seems stressful?The setting ...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I read this out of order as this is meant to be the prequel to the series, but it was totally fine.  This novella is packed full of southern charm and Ms. Harper's fun writing style.  For some reason, in contemporary romance it works for me.SAVE A TRUCK, RIDE A REDNECK is a second chance love story about high school sweethearts.  Marianne didn't want to get stuck in her small town after high school so she dumped Carl and went off to the big ci...
  • Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
    It's cute, short, not raunchy at all, which by the title, I totally thought there would be something... so it's safe to pass it off to your mom or friend and not feel like a dirty person. Now, it's very short, so you can read it all in one sitting. Which I liked! I got the whole story at once and I didn't have to drive myself crazy wondering what would happen next while I was at work.Marianne is s sweet character, I would've loved for more charac...
  • Michele
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comMolly Harper can get me giggling like no one else and that’s exactly what happened with Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck. From the hilarious title to the sweet cover to the wonderful people we met along the way, this novella kicked off the Southern Eclectic series in style.It goes without saying that Molly Harper’s newest release is funny, snarky, and filled with a lot of heart. So even though this didn...
  • Pandora Black
    le titre est merveilleux mais n'a rien à voir avec la choucroute, cela étant, c'est mignon je lirai la suite ;)
  • Amy
    4.5 stars! I loved getting to know Marianne and her big, crazy family. Great storyline, great characters, and great narration. Can't wait to read more from this author :)
  • Malinda
    4-4.5 starsThis was a really enjoyable story. I liked both Carl and Marianne and was happy to see them work things out.Marianne is a law student who has finished with pre-law and is planning to go on to law school. Marianne came from a small town and has been determined to escape it but lately has been thinking her future plans aren't as great as she always thought.Carl is a mechanic and owner of the local garage. Carl came from a horrible family...
  • Kate
    Proving that rednecks can be just as sexy as vampires and werewolves.
  • Sophia
    After encountering the McCready family of Lake Sackett, Georgie in Frankie's novella, Peachy Freaking Keen, I wanted to go back and read the earlier stories about Margot and Marianne. Imagine my delight when I got the opportunity to 'borrow' a book through Simon and Schuster's XOXO After Dark page and the prequel novella with Marianne's story was on offer.Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck is the first installment of the Southern Eclectic series. It's ...
  • Kellison
    3.5 Stars.Very cute story, and I would have gladly continued on just following them living their lives once Marianne got her head on straight again. It was rushed, due to the novella length, which lost it some star-age. I would have enjoyed some more angst and a more thorough resolution to the issues between the characters, and given that the next book in the series takes place years down the road I feel like I could definitely have had more time...
  • Ines
    Carl and Marianne were high school sweethearts, but Marianne breaks Carl's heart when she moves away to be a lawyer. After a few years she comes back to realise maybe she misses home more than she initially thought. This is a short nice read, possibly perfect for a commute.
  • Llaph | No Frill | No Shill
    Ah this book was so cute I can’t wait for the first full novel in this seriesHarper always seems to straddle the line for me when it comes to funny and too funny. Her descriptions and imagery for the characters are always spot on.I find that I really want to learn more about this weird little clan and their interesting businesses
  • Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
    Cute novella to start off this series.
  • Sarah
    4.5 StarsChallenges:♥ Pass the Parcel Round 10: Week #10 - Read a shorter book with 100-200 pages