Published by Entangled, Bliss on September 5, 2016
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Under the Hood
When Alice Starr mistakenly believes attorney Mark Jameson needs her help, he discovers he likes being rescued for a change. Smitten by her confidence, he hides his expertise so he has an excuse to see her again. Alice doesn't have time for a man. But with one kiss, she and Mark have advanced into water so deep she's in danger of drowning...
Racing the Hunter’s Moon
Feisty Betty Smith should have only one thing on her mind—catching the conman who swindled her mother. Not the sexy stranger who kissed her then completely disappeared. Undercover FBI agent Joe Carter needs to focus on the bad guy who got away, not the gorgeous headstrong brunette who watches too many cop shows and keeps interfering in his case. And while entering the vintage car rally as a couple seemed like a good idea at the time, faking feelings for each other turns out to be the easiest part.
Love for Beginners
Melody Swan is looking for a man who can share her hopes and dreams, but she swore she would never lose herself to passion. When sexy Heath Starr agrees to temporarily sub in the Under the Hood garage for his sister, Mel sees the perfect opportunity to enjoy being with a man without becoming attached. Heath came to Meadowsweet to photograph nature, not find a hookup, especially since his last relationship ended in disaster. When the two find themselves isolated in a rustic cabin, they could both break their promises if they aren’t careful...
Today I have my review of the first book in the Under the Hood trilogy, but the trilogy has just been released in a box set and is on sale for $0.99 so be sure to grab a copy for yourself!
Under the Hood is the first book in the Under The Hood trilogy by Sally Clements. The Under the Hood trilogy is an adult contemporary romance series that follows a group of female mechanics working at an all female garage. Each of the books can be read as standalones, but they are set in the same world. And right now, you can grab a box set of all of the books for 99 cents!(it’s such a steal, btw!)
I love the idea behind the Under the Hood garage. It is set up to cater towards female clients, who might feel intimidated or taken advantage of at garages with male mechanics because they may not know the questions to ask. And what I loved even more is that they offer workshops for women to learn about cars and how to take care of them. I think Under the Hood is a great idea for real life. (but I digress…)
Under the Hood is the story of mechanic Alice Starr and divorce attorney (and secret car enthusiast) Mark Jameson. Alice has been burned before by a lying guy and Mark sees scumbags in all shapes and forms all day with his job. As a side note, I did kind of dislike that all of Mark’s lying and cheating clients were men, because trust me, women can lie cheat and steal on their husbands as well. So when he meets Alice and is so taken with her that what was really a moment of stunned silence was taken as clueless-ness for how to jump start his car, Alice thinks he is a guy that doesn’t know anything about cars. And he lets her think that. As you can see, we are setting up the lying guy scenario here, but I felt for Mark. I really liked the chemistry him and Alice had from the start, and even though I knew where the book was going and that it was going to be an issue, it didn’t seem like that big of a deal to me. I thought it was kind of cute that he was so awestruck by Alice that he came off looking like an airhead. It was cute really.
Even though I thought the lying aspect of the story was a little forced (I totally sided with Mark) I really enjoyed the romance in Under the Hood. I thought Alice and Mark were a fun loving couple that made me smile. I can’t wait to read the next two books in this series.