ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE by Marie Harte: Review

Posted September 23, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE by Marie Harte: ReviewRoadside Assistance by Marie Harte
Series: Body Shop Bad Boys #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: September 6th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

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?

 

Review

I enjoyed Test Drive a lot but Roadside Assistance is an absolute delight. It’s funny, it’s endearing, the characters are charming and refreshing and it’s also very steamy. 

Foley Sanders is proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover. A tatted grease monkey who is an absolute sweetheart and easygoing once you get to know him, Foley enjoys the little pleasures life offers, enjoys his friendship with his colleagues at his job and adores his mom. All it takes for him to want more is one encounter with Cynthia ‘Cyn’ Nichols and even though she has expressed a desire to only be friends, Foley is willing to hold out for more.

Cyn has attained success in business but the same has eluded her in her personal life. A plus-sized beauty, Cyn has battled with self-image issues all her life and covers the hurt from criticisms about her body with a larger-than-life attitude, and after her last relationship went kaput she is not looking to dive back into the dating pool. Foley is a distraction she can’t afford but everything she wants in a man, if only she can trust her own judgement.

I adored Cyn and Foley. Foley is the sweetest guy and so very mellow about everything, very much the opposite of the fiery Cyn and he’s just the guy to handle her intensity. I liked that in spite of her accomplishments, Cyn was very down to earth and did not see Foley and his crew as beneath her. Of course their friends and family add to the drama surrounding them but my favorite thing is that they were adults about their relationship and kept the communication lines open. 

There is a tenderness to this book that caught me off guard, in a good way and there was something about these characters that struck a chord within me. With Foley, it was his simplicity and the fact that he had his priorities in order. He enjoyed his family, friends and job and he wasn’t trying to be the next big thing or make the next million. With Cyn, it’s that she had success, but her life wasn’t really full because of her issues with her mom. They weren’t perfect but they were just right for each other.

I have read a few of Ms. Harte’s books and I can say with certainty that Roadside Assistance is my favorite. I’m looking forward to Sam and Lou’s stories and hope they will be as good as this one.

 

 

 

About Marie Harte

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author MARIE HARTE is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking or biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. She lives in in Central Oregon.


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