Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Review- Roadside Assistance by Marie Harte

Summary-

Underneath the axle grease and tats
He's a gentleman
Foley Sanders figured he'll always be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on for men, leaves him bewitched and intrigued-much to her annoyance.

Maybe Cynthia Nichols was a little hard on Foley, that muscular, tattooed, super-hot mechanic next door. But she's tired of feeling defensive about her size and has sworn off men. She's got a new job, new life, perfect plan. Foley has trouble written all over him-no way is she going to fall for his charms.

Foley might look like a bad idea, but underneath, he's all gentleman. Too bad Cyn's not buying it. What's a bad boy to do when the goddess of his dreams won't give him the time of day?


Release date: September 6th, 2016
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Page numbers: 384

Review-

This is not my first read by Marie Harte. I have, in fact read and enjoyed her McCauley Brothers series and that was the reason I decided to start with this series. Roadside Assistance is the second book in the Body Shop Bad Boys series but each book can be read as a standalone as each book is of a different couple. But the characters do overlap and you can read Test Drive before this for a richer experience. But getting back to Roadside Assistance, I quite enjoyed the book.

Let's start with our hero, Foley. Foley is one part of the 'Badass Bros' as everyone else in the garage likes to call them. He's a tattooed, muscular mechanic who is happy doing what he is. Foley looked out for his friends, especially Sam and his mother. I really liked Foley. He was an all around great guy who was pretty straight forward with his feelings. I thought it was super cute the way he was smitten with Cyn, our heroine. 

Cynthia or Cyn as everyone likes to call her is our heroine. She is a businesswoman and she'd just moved back into the small town to stay closer to her family. Cyn is plus sized and tall and amazonian, therefore she doesn't believe Foley when he says he's attracted to her. Cyn had a lot of insecurities and a part of the reason for this was her mother. Cyn was a sassy heroine, not afraid of Foley but her doubts made her real. She felt pressurized by her mother to marry and Cyn was an independent woman. 

I found it easy to relate to Cyn because I'm sure we all have had doubts about our body shape or size at a time or two. But Foley did help her overcome that. I loved the chemistry these two shared. Cyn did try hard to resist Foley but he was one determined man. Their relationship grows at a steady pace and so do their feelings.

What I liked even more about Roadside Assistance was that Foley also had to deal with a lot of other changes in his life. I think it was realistic in a way how Sam, Foley's best bud did not fully accept Cyn into the fold. That man has some horrible past and I can't wait for his book. I also adored the rest of Cyn's family barring her mother. They provided great comedic relief. We also get to meet the rest of the gang with glimpses of McCauleys. Roadside Assistance was a fun romance read.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.



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