UNDER THE HOOD
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published Date: December 30, 2013
Source: Received for an honest review from publisher
Book Description (from Entangled)
When sexy mechanic 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.
Starting their new all-female garage, Under the Hood, is keeping Alice and her friends busy. She 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. So why hasn’t he called?
Mark wants to tell Alice the truth so they can pursue a relationship. But he’s got even bigger problems at his office when his bitter aunt threatens Alice’s livelihood. He needs a plan, fast, or else Under the Hood and his chances with Alice could both be ruined.
Under the Hood by Sally Clements was a fun, sweet, and laugh out loud good read. What it lost in being short, it made up for with charm and wonderful characters, who pop from the page.
Alice is a crack mechanic and a car enthusiast and she is all woman. She and her fellow owners of Under the Hood (a garage for and by women) really are a fun bunch to get to know. She comes from a car-loving family but wants to forge her own path, not stay with the family business. A failed relationship in the past makes her less than willing to trust much. Mark is a divorce lawyer, and a good one. He’s also a car enthusiast himself.
From the first meeting, a dead battery, there is a palpable tension between them. But an innocent lie of omission looms large when Mark discovers how important trust is to Alice. When one of Mark’s clients goes after the garage, he has more problems than just a lie. The set up was realistic, even if some of the events were less likely. The bits of role reversal were a lot of fun.
This is a short, sweet story and a quick read. It was fun and bright.
Heat Rating: Sweet
REVIEWED BY: Monique Neaves
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