Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Review- Zero to Sixty by Marie Harte


Bad boy Sam + Good girl Ivy + Stray puppy = Damaged hearts learning to love again

After her last relationship bombed, Ivy Stephens is doing her best to put her life back together. She's enjoying her job, her apartment-and the cute little puppy she's seen hanging around. When she goes looking for him, she finds the stray in the arms of a big, burly, devastatingly handsome man.

Sam Hamilton is lonelier than he's ever been after his best friend's engagement. To give himself a sense of purpose, he takes in a puppy that keeps showing up around the garage where he works. The puppy has another suitor though-one who happens to be blond and beautiful.

Release date: February 7th, 2017
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Page numbers: 384


I have been following Marie Harte's Body Shop Bad Boys series quite sincerely. That is why I was looking forward to reading Zero to Sixty which is Sam Hamilton's book. I like the tone of this series. It focuses on hard working men and their bonds of friendship and family. Overall, Zero to Sixty was a good read but it definitely did not blow me away or anything. It was enjoyable enough for me.

Okay, so let's start with Sam. Sam Hamilton is best friends with Foley Sanders who was the hero of the previous book, Roadside Assistance. Now that Foley is completely head over heels in love with his girlfriend Cynthia, Sam has been feeling left out. It doesn't help that he has a horribly abusive mother who always brings forth all of Sam's insecurities about people who love him leaving him. I liked Sam as a person. He had issues to deal with but he was a good guy.

Then we have Ivy. Ivy is a massage therapist. She is a good girl through and through. Ivy likes working and is quite happy with her life. Except for the part where she gets lonely at times. I really liked Ivy. She was open with Sam about her feelings. The way Sam and Ivy meet was really cute.

Zero to Sixty is a classic example of opposites attract. Sam is very much rough around the edges who doesn't think very highly of himself. Whereas Ivy is the more sorted one. But Ivy does have her own issues and insecurities to deal with. Ivy and Sam start off unsure about each other but they do get comfortable soon. I liked the way the romance progressed.

Marie Harte's writing is easy and engaging so it was easy to follow along Sam and Ivy's journey. I can't say that there was anything new or unique about either of them though. We also get to meet the remaining gang and it is always fun to catch up with everybody. We get hints of Lou in this book so I am very much excited for his book next. This was a good read.

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

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