Miss Mechanic

Miss Mechanic
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12/13/2017

Review: About That Fling

About That Fling About That Fling by Tawna Fenske
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wonderful chaos

Jenna’s one night stand turns out to be so much more than that. Her working private relationships will all be affected.

Note that I alternately read and listened to this book and the audible was very good.

I love this book so much because of the realism in it, this could happen in real life. As a person familiar with the consequences of a divorce I could relate to the story.

The writing style is easygoing and filled with dialogues and there’s no unnecessary descriptions of surroundings. I laughed at Adam and Jenna’s dialogues, they seemed so connected and carefree at the first meeting.

I felt like I got to know the characters very good and could easily have read more of them.

If you like fun and realistic romance that are well written I will recommend this one highly. It’s high on my my list of good reads this year!

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12/12/2017

Release day, excerpt and Review: Miss Mechanic

MISS MECHANIC
By Emma Hart
Release Day: Dec 12, 2017



Two mechanics. One rivalry.
She’ll prove she’s as good as she says she is.
He’ll prove her place isn’t under the hood.
It’s over it.

“Don’t let the bastards get you down.”
For twenty-six years, I lived by my daddy’s motto. Which is why “Mechanic Wanted” is all it takes for me to apply for the job at the garage we once owned. 
And I meet the biggest bastard of them all.
Dexter Ryne. Hotter than Hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car. 
Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal.
I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don’t, I’m on telephone duty.
If I do, he’ll accept defeat and make my job permanent. 
Now, all I have to do is fight my attraction to the cocky little… beep.
Problem is, an engine isn’t the only thing he knows how to make purr…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

EXCERPT 
“Can I help you?” I asked. 
He blinked and met my eyes.
“What the hell are you doing over there?” I pushed to stand up straight.
“Right now?” He capped his water bottle. “Well, honestly… I’m just thinking you’d look better over the hood of that car than under it.”
I unhooked the hood and slammed it down, spinning on the balls of my feet.
Our eyes met properly. I didn’t like what I saw in his—desire, attraction, need. Which was obviously why a shiver ran down my spine.
I cocked a hip, putting my hand on it. “The only time you will ever get me over a hood of a car is if a wiper blade needs changing. So, unless you’re a wiper blade...”
Dex pulled his phone from his pocket and started tapping the screen.
I blinked. “What are you doing?”
He peered up at me through his unfairly thick eyelashes. “Seeing if I can get a wiper blade costume 
for Halloween.”
“I don’t even know how to respond to that.”
“You can buy wiper blade glasses.”
“What?”
He raised his eyebrows. “And a lady here on eBay will hand-make any costume. There’s my Halloween sorted.”
I stared at him. “You’re not getting me over anything, Dex. Definitely not a car hood. No matter what you think.”
He clutched his chest dramatically. “You wound me.”
“Unfortunately not fatally,” I muttered.
“You also underestimate me.”
“There’s a lot of that going around in this garage.” I put the bottle of coolant away.
“Touché.”
“Thank you.”
“Can I ask you something?”
I sighed and turned to face him again. “What?”
Earnestly, he asked, “Can you stop wearing those tiny shorts? Or yoga pants that make me want to touch your ass every five minutes?”
I looked down at the ripped shorts of my dungarees. “Can you keep your thoughts to yourself? Control yourself, maybe? Not look at me and see someone worth screwing?”

My review 

Miss Mechanic Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I was gifted this ARC and freely give my review of it*

I liked this book but the storyline was a little weak, Dex and his negativity towards women in his garage seemed a little forced and I found Jamie’s sassy attitude a tiny bit to much. But the author has a hilarious writing style with lots of fun dialogues and descriptions of the characters moods.

The characters are well written but not the best from this author. No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings and lots of dialogues saves this story for me.

The love scenes are hot but again not some of the best deliveries.

I feel like I only says negative things about this book but I have to say I was disappointed because I’ve read some good stories from this author and this one just didn’t do it for me. That said, I did enjoy reading it even if it’s barely a 4 star ⭐️ from me.

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12/11/2017

Review: Just One Kiss

Just One Kiss Just One Kiss by B.B. McNeil
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I was gifted this ARC from the author and freely give my review*

Leah and Matthew have a obvious attraction but they also have some obstacles to overcome before being together.

This book had some serious hot scenes and for that I give it credit but there are some other things I didn’t like in this book; to much unnecessary descriptions of surroundings and a storyline that was to much back and forth.

The story has a lot of potential but I don’t enjoy when it’s to many misunderstandings and in addition I don’t feel as if they have cleared it up at the end even if it’s a HEA. The lack of communication between the characters was for me mostly irritating.

All the unnecessary descriptions of surroundings made the enjoyment of the read not top notch. That’s just sad because this book has major potential. The characters are well written with lots of emotions and the connection between Leah and Matthew is described clearly from the beginning.

I give this book 4 star 🌟


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12/10/2017

Review: Ride Hard

Ride Hard Ride Hard by Laura Kaye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sucked in to the Raven Riders world

The story about Haven and Dare is in typical Kaye style; sweet, rough, exiting, hot and filled with hope. Hope of a better life for everyone involved and for the good to win over the bad. I’m so tired over reading the critical voices towards romance books and so happy I have the ability to disappear in to the world of romantic stories that gives me hope.

Kaye is one of the many authors that with her writing can make me forget the world around me, her writing style is easygoing and filled with dialogues so I can easily step in to the world of Raven Riders.
There is also no unnecessary descriptions of surroundings so I enjoyed this book very much. It’s all about the characters and their feelings and how they see and cope with their life.

The characters are well described with a lot of emotions and the connection between Haven and Dare is there from the first moment building to be stronger moving forward.

Dare has wounds from the past that has made him the man he is today. Haven is used to hide in the shadow and I love how Dare made her come out from there. They healed each other.

And now I’m sucked in to the world of Raven Riders, I can’t stop with this book even if it can be read as a standalone. I need to hear what happens to Mavrick.......and where does Cora end up❓


Quotes and highlights:

“I need you to try to judge me on my actions and my words, not on the actions and words of the people who came before me in your life.”

“Oh, Haven,” he said, “you have no idea what I’d be willing to do for you if you wanted me to.”

“You, Haven. Always you. I’m fucking starving for you. All the time. You think you’re not wanted? I want you. I want you so much I don’t know what I’m doing half the time. Every minute of every day, all I can think about is you.”

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12/09/2017

Review: The Rescuer

The Rescuer The Rescuer by Eric Huffbind
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*I was gifted this book from the author and freely give my review*

I really wanted to enjoy this book because the storyline is very good but the stilted writing and to much use of characters names made it not quite so enjoyable.

Descriptions of feelings are lacking in most of the story and I feel like it’s a naive writing style. When that’s said the story in itself is good and it was easy to read because it was so naive in the style.

Overuse of the characters name was one of my main reasons for not enjoying this book as much as I wanted to, it was so extreme I had to look it up:
➖725 times the name Jason is said in the book
➖905 times the name Chris is said in the book
I’ve never experienced that in a book before so it was weird.
I actually had to check other books in my library to see if I was mistaken about this. My discovery was that books of that same length or longer normally mention main characters name between 150-300 times.

What was very likeable in this story was the straight forward way any subjects was discussed with openness. At the end of the book some feelings came forward in the characters in a better way than in the beginning so at the ending of the book I felt more enjoyment reading. I felt like I knew the characters a little better in the end but it took awhile.

There is a lot of dialogues and no unnecessary descriptions of surroundings but I wish there were more internal dialogues where you get a better feeling of the characters emotions.

My conclusion is that this is a very romantic book and it’s the debut novel so if I’m objective this is a good first book. Strong 3 stars 🌟 and if this author continues to write I’m curious to how he will mature in the writing style.


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12/08/2017

Review: The Bad Boy's Baby

The Bad Boy's Baby The Bad Boy's Baby by Cindi Madsen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley and I'm freely giving my honest review.*

I love this story, it was so sweet and fun just as I expected it to be from this author. Every time I read one of her books I think; oh, I have to read more of her books.

Emma has a daughter she raises on her own but when Cam, Zoe’s father comes home again things happen.

The writing style is easygoing and filled with dialogues so I get lost in the story. There’s no unnecessary descriptions of surroundings which makes it even better.

Development of the characters is nice throughout the story, I feel like Emma and Cam grow stronger together and i get to know them very well by the end.

Both Emma and Cam had their childhood experiences that has shaped them in to the people they are now. Even so the author makes them mature more when facing the challenges of coparenting.

In the end I fell in love with Emma, Cam and Zoe, a sweet family to be, because this is a HEA.

This is a book in a series but can be read as a standalone, I haven’t read the first two books but I enjoyed this one very much. Some day when my schedule isn’t so tight I will read the other ones too.

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12/07/2017

Review and release blitz: Everest by S. L. Scott


My review is at the end of this post!


Title: Everest
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 7, 2017
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SYNOPSIS
From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes a ROMANTIC SUSPENSE STANDALONE that will have you on the edge of your seat and swooning over this ALPHA BILLIONAIRE.

Six foot three. Dynamic green eyes. Utterly irresistible.

Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after.

I might have fallen for his easy going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time.

Honey-colored hair. Cherry-kissed lips. Captivatingly gorgeous.

Singer Davis was the first, and only, woman to ever intimidate me. She spoke to my heart with her wit, seduced me with her eyes, and became the only thing that made sense in a world that made none.

I let her slip through my fingers once. I won’t make that mistake twice.

Secrets broke us apart. Can a second chance bring us back together?



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EXCERPT
Singer

Slipping off my shoes, I dim the lights on the wall panel. I take my clothes off and hang them on a hook near the door before returning to the tub.
    The tub, warm and inviting as I step in, eases my aching feet from my high heels and the tension in my shoulders. I pour some of the bubble suds and giggle. That was so cute and showed me a whole new side to Ethan—the at-home Texan who relates to his roots—instead of the strong, quieter, broodier man I see sometimes.
    While the suds foam and the tub fills, I look out the window. The sky is clear up here. The buildings are far enough apart to avoid spying on neighbors. It’s like floating in heaven.
    I hear his knock on the door, so I call, “Come in,” while making sure the bubbles cover all the important parts.
    Ethan walks in with two glasses of champagne in one hand and the bottle in the other.
    “You came prepared,” I note, leaning back on one side of the tub.
    “I thought I might join you.” He waggles his eyebrows.
    I giggle and reach for a glass. “Come on in,” I reply and wonder if he will really take me up on my dare.
    He sets the bottle and his glass down on the side of the tub. His tie was removed before he came in and I notice his shoes are long gone, along with his jacket. When he starts on the buttons of his shirt, I sit up, scooping suds over me. “Wait, for real?”
    “Yep. I think that tub’s big enough for the two of us.”
    “But you said you don’t take baths.”
    “I also said I’ve never used this one. Seems like an opportune time.”
    “But I’m naked,” I say, worried about everything—his body naked next to mine, not shaving my legs before I went out tonight. My mind flickers through my flaws. Ugh. No. Just no. Not like that. That stuff should be shared in the dark of a bedroom under the influence of alcohol and desperate sex. We’re too sober for this. I’m too sober for this. What does he possibly see in me when he has women like Nicolina waiting?
    He’s more than I’ve imagined, and in some senses, it scares me. He’s the sort of man women like Nicolina land. For once though, it was as if she saw me as competition. The feeling is exhilarating.
    “Like I said, seems like an opportune time.”
    His shirt is dropped, his undershirt following quickly behind. Good God Almighty. What does a guy who looks like that see in me? “I see you like to work out.” I clear my throat and want to bonk my head on the side of the tub for saying it out loud.
    Chuckling, he says, “I have a gym down the hall. It’s how I relieve stress.”
    “I thought that’s what sex was for.” I gasp and cover my mouth, wishing I could keep my crazy thoughts in my head where they belong instead of on my tongue. His eyes are heavy, a smirky smirk restraining a laugh. “God, you cannot let me talk when I’m nervous.”
“If this is what happens when you’re nervous, I’ll make you nervous more often.” His pants come down and my curiosity is answered. Tonight he’s in boxers. When he catches my eyes on his package, I’m thankful I’m wearing waterproof mascara because I immediately go underwater. Screw my makeup. It’s really the only way to keep my mouth in check at this point. I count to five and then pop back up. With my hands covering my boobs, I ask, “You’re really coming in?”
    “Yes, scoot over.”
    Good God Almighty









ABOUT S.L. SCOTT


Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro. 






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Title: Everest
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 7, 2017
Cover Design: RBA Designs
Cover Image: Scott Hoover Photography
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Everest Everest by S.L. Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*I was gifted this ARC from the author and freely give my review*

I like a story with some complications but not to much, this one was on the edge of being to much but it turned out to be very good.

A year after what could have been between Singer and Ethan they meet again and secrets will be revealed along the way.

Singer and Ethan’s connection is clear from the beginning, he has more of a craving for her then she for him but that’s because she is insecure about herself. She don’t see how wonderful she is both on the inside and outside. I love the way he makes her see it with a simple action.

The writing style is easygoing and filled with dialogues and there’s no unnecessary descriptions of surroundings.

Feelings is very present in this book and the author has a way of making me disappear in the story, I laughed and cried and worried with the characters.

The love scenes are sweet and I feel the connection between Singer and Ethan.

There was a twist in the second half of the story I didn’t expect so it took me completely by surprise.

It’s a 4,5 read from me.

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