DIRTY WORK: AN ANTHOLOGY by Amanda Heger, Harper St. George & Tara Wyatt: Review

Posted August 8, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments

DIRTY WORK: AN ANTHOLOGY by Amanda Heger, Harper St. George & Tara Wyatt: ReviewDirty Work: An Anthology by Amanda Heger, Harper St. George, Tara Wyatt
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: August 16th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 252
Source: Author
Format: eARC
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I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Nothing can keep a Hennessy from what he wants, even if it means getting dirty… And these men are good with their hands.

When an inheritance forces Natalie Green back to her hometown, she finds herself knee-deep in family heirlooms and unwanted memories. And some of those memories involve landscaper Chris Hennessy—the guy whose virginity she took all those years ago. As the two begin rekindling an old flame, Natalie realizes her entire life is about to be UPROOTED.

When lawyer Rachel Cambridge’s life falls apart, she should be heartbroken. So why can’t she drag her thoughts from the bad boy she walked away from years earlier? Sexy mechanic Sage Hennessy isn’t interested in forgiveness, but he won’t say no to a night in his bed. Will it be enough, or will Rachel get back the one man who’s ever REVVED her engine?

Cynical sports journalist Charlie Grant isn’t looking for love, especially not with smartass carpenter Adam Hennessy. But when Charlie hires Adam to rebuild her deck, she can’t seem to keep her hands to herself. When smoking hot sex turns into something more, she’s worried she might get NAILED.

Follow the rough-around-the-edges Hennessys and the women who snag their hearts in DIRTY WORK, an anthology with novellas by Amanda Heger, Harper St. George, and Tara Wyatt.

 

Review

DIRTY WORK is a very enjoyable collection of second chance romances, ranging from sweet to steamy, with charming everyday blue collar heroes, men who do good work with their hands (double entendre intended), strong and sassy heroines, each with a heartfelt story.

I usually avoid reviewing anthologies because of the length and number of books, but one of my favorite authors offered me a copy and I was unable to say no, which is a good thing because I have found a couple more authors whose work I’m interested in checking out. Every one of these books was a solid 4-star read for me and for someone who is not a fan of novellas I have no complaints because there was nothing left out. 

 

In Uprooted by Amanda Heger, Natalie Green gets a chance to face her painful past and heal from it with the support of her old flame and also gets a second chance with him. Natalie had no plans to return to her small town after the events that led to her leaving, and even though she broke his heart, Chris Hennessy is not letting her run away with his heart a second time. This particular story is a very sweet and heartwarming story of forgiveness, healing and finding home. Chris was a very adorable, supportive and caring guy and really was Natalie’s safe place. 

 

In Revved by Harper St. George, can a woman on a quest to live life on her terms get a do-over in her love life? Rachel Cambridge broke Sage Hennessy’s heart when she dumped him in order to please her parents, but she never forgot him in the eight years since then. After spending most of her life trying to fill the hole her sister’s death left in her parents’ life, it’s time to concede that she never will and live her life on her own terms. First up is reconnecting with the man she never stopped loving but can Sage forgive her? Revved is very steamy and the chemistry between Rachel and Sage was off the charts. Even their emotional connection felt so deep and I loved that Rachel was willing to risk rejection from Sage by putting herself out there and not giving up.

 

Nailed by Tara Wyatt stakes its claim to cute and rounds out the anthology nicely with humor and wit as two people who have been bruised by love have to decide if they are willing to take another chance on it. When his buddy needs his help fixing the damage to his neighbor’s property, the last person Adam Hennessy expects to come face to face with is the online date he stood up without explanation, but he’s definitely not going to pass up on the chance to make it up to her and pursue the attraction between them. Charlie Grant’s foray into love left her jilted on the eve of her wedding and since then, she has avoided it. Adam is a threat to her peace of mind because she knows she won’t recover if he breaks her heart, but will she let her fear rob her of the joy of loving him? This story has so much to love – a snarky heroine, a relentless hero, fun dialogue and very hot sex, all the things I need in my romance.

All in all, DIRTY WORK is very engaging and fun to read.

 

 

 

About Amanda Heger

Amanda Heger is a writer, attorney, and bookworm. She lives in the Midwest with two unruly rescue dogs and a husband who encourages her delusions of grandeur. She's also certain that Amy Poehler is her soulmate, and one of her life goals is to adopt a pig and name it Ron Swineson.

About Harper St. George

Harper St. George was raised in the rural backwoods of Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days that instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the historical romance novel which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since.

She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two young children. When not writing, she can be found devouring her husband’s amazing cooking and reading. She loves to hear from readers.

About Tara Wyatt

Tara Wyatt is a contemporary romance author who's been making up love stories ever since she fell head over heels for the Backstreet Boys almost twenty years ago. Not content with merely daydreaming about Nick Carter, she grabbed a notebook and wrote what she now realizes was Backstreet Boy fan fiction.

After outgrowing her boy band obsession and obtaining an Honours B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from McMaster University, her love of books and reading led her to pursue a Masters' degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario. Currently, she works for a large public library system, where she has the arduous task of selecting books for children and young adults for the library's collection.

Winner of the Unpublished Winter Rose Award, Linda Howard Award of Excellence and the Heart of the West Award, Tara lives in Hamilton, Ontario with the cutest dog in the world and a husband that makes all of her heroes look like chumps.


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