Series: Mechanics of Love

Review: Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson

Posted December 17, 2015 by Rowena in Reviews | 4 Comments

Review: Dirty Deeds by Megan EricksonReviewer: Rowena
Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson
Series: Mechanics of Love #3
Also in this series: Dirty Talk
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: December 8th 2015
Pages: 304
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Series Rating: four-stars

Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, a man shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company's hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes.

They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart.

This is the third book in the Mechanics of Love series and it follows Alex Dawn to her happy ending. It was a short and sweet read that I ate right up.

We met Alex in the previous book and she’s the sister of the heroine in that book. She’s also a co-worker of the hero of that book and she’s a feisty little thang.

Alex Dawn is a lady mechanic who is a one night stand kind of gal. She’s not the relationship kind since her last relationship soured her on that whole business but when she meets British hottie L.M. Spencer, she keeps having one night stands with him. She can’t seem to stop herself and neither can he.

Spencer is from England (Manchester area) and is no stranger to a mechanics shop, having grown up in the one his father owns back in England. He wanted bigger and better things for himself so once he turned 18, he went to college in New York and made a life for himself in the big city. Now his job has taken him to the east coast small town of Tory, Maryland where he is scouting the area for a place to build a hotel resort.

They were supposed to go their separate ways after their one night stand but when Spencer gets sent back to Tory, they keep running into each other and after a while, they realize that they want to keep running into each other so a temporary relationship is formed between them. They’re only having fun until Spencer heads back to New York and they’re both okay with that but drama goes down before Spence leaves and their relationship is thrown for a loop.

I really enjoyed seeing Alex grow from beginning to end and for such a short story, I thought Erickson did a wonderful job of showing Alex’s vulnerability with relationships. I knew that Robby would be making an appearance in this book and I thought Alex came a long way from the last book. She was always strong and independent but you could see that there was still some hurt thrown up in the mix too. She didn’t trust men easily and I liked seeing her come into her own with Spencer.

I really liked Alex’s character but I also loved Spencer’s as well. I thought they were great people a part but a fantastic couple together. They were awkward and just so normal and I completely fell for their romance.

Megan Erickson wrote an engaging romance that swept me right up. The characters, the romance, the setting, it all just worked for me. It wasn’t one of those series that was bogged down with angst and emotional drama and I liked that. Just a straight up romance with likable characters. I recommend.

Grade: 4 out of 5


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Review: Dirty Talk by Megan Erickson

Posted September 30, 2015 by Rowena in Reviews | 5 Comments

Review: Dirty Talk by Megan EricksonDirty Talk by Megan Erickson
Series: Mechanics of Love #2
Also in this series: Dirty Deeds

Publication Date: September 15th 2015
Genres: New Adult
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Series Rating: four-stars

When the one you shouldn't want is the one you can't resist…

Brent Payton works hard, plays hard, and has earned his ladies' man reputation. But he's more than just a good time, even though no one seems to see it. Until a gorgeous brunette with knockout curves and big, thoughtful eyes walks into his family's garage and makes Brent want more.

Ivy Dawn and her sister are done with men, all of them. They've uprooted their lives too many times on account of the opposite sex, but that's over now. The plan seems easy until a sexy, dirty-talking mechanic bursts in Ivy's life and shakes everything up.

Brent can't resist the one person who sees past his devil-may-care façade, and Ivy finds it harder and harder to deny how happy he makes her. But she has secrets of her own and when the truth comes out, she must decide if she'll run again or if she'll take a chance on forever.

What a cute book this turned out to be. I have only read one book in the Bowler University series but I know who Max Payton is. I adored Max in the book that I read and was looking forward to reading his book and then I didn’t read it. I’m a winner, right? Anyway, when I heard that this series was going to feature Max’s brothers – I was in.

Dirty Talk follows Brent Payton, the fun-loving playboy brother and Ivy Dawn as they fall in love with each other. Ivy’s sister Alex works with Brent and the Dawn sisters moved to town not too long ago to build a new life for them and Ivy’s daughter, Violet. Men haven’t been good to the Dawn sisters and they’ve moved around a lot because of them so when they plant their roots down in this latest town, they don’t plan on moving again so both Violet and Alex agreed that…no men.

The no men rule came about because their choice in men have affected Ivy’s young daughter, Violet. Violet is scared of being around men. Alex’s ex-boyfriend was emotionally abusive and being in that environment wasn’t good for someone as young as Violet.

They’re in a new town and Alex found a job that she seems to enjoy and Violet is settling into school as best as can be and things are looking up for Ivy as well so the last thing she needs is the distraction of Brent Payton.

Brent Payton can’t explain why he wants to get to know Ivy so much, I mean sure she’s gorgeous but there are plenty of gorgeous women he could hook up with but there’s something about Ivy that keeps bringing him back to her so if he wanted her in his life, he had some work to do. He had to win Ivy over but he also had to win over both Alex (who thinks he’s a horn dog) and Violet (who is terrified of men).

Seeing these two find their way toward each other was too freaking cute. I really enjoyed getting to know both Brent and Ivy. I thought they were both strong characters a part from each other but they were pretty special together. I loved the bond that blossomed between Brent and Violet. I loved the relationship that Brent had with Alex. He really won that entire family over…until Alex gets a scare and Ivy has a choice to make.

Stay and fight or flee and miss out on what was becoming the most important relationship she’s ever had with a man.

I really enjoyed this one. I thought it was super cute and the characters were all pretty fantastic. I really loved Brent. He had a lot of my favorite qualities in a hero and the way that he just wormed his way into Ivy and Violet’s heart. I loved that they wormed their way into his heart as well and I loved the way he reacted when Ivy was forced to choose between him and their relationship and her family. It was a tough spot to be in and it hurt my heart to see Brent so distraught. Erickson did a fantastic job of telling this story and I’m looking forward to more from this series.

Grade: 4.25 out of 5

This book is available from Avon Impulse. You can purchase it here or here in e-format. This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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