Title: Roadside Assistance by Marie Harte
Body Shop Bad Boys Series Book Two
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384 pages
Book Rating: B
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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?
Roadside Assistance is a scorching hot addition to Marie Harte’s marvelous Body Shop Bad Boys series. In this outing, tattooed bad boy mechanic Foley Sanders meets the woman of his dreams, Cynthia “Cyn” Nichols, when she storms into Webster’s Garage and lets him know in no uncertain terms that she is VERY unhappy about a parking issue.
Although he has a bit of a checkered past, Foley has not been in any type of trouble for years. He loves working at Webster’s Garage and he considers his boss and co-workers family. He is devoted to his mom, Eileen, and while he is a little over-protective of her, he wants her to be happy. Foley lives with his oldest and dearest friend, Sam Hamilton, whose troubling past is not as far behind him as the two men would like. Foley is straight-shooter with few social graces but he is refreshingly honest and refuses to play games. After the fiery first encounter with Cyn, Foley is smitten but she is not exactly in the market for a new relationship.
With a string of failed romances behind her, Cyn has sworn off men but she cannot help notice that Foley is incredibly hot. Despite her unexpected attraction, she has no intention of spending time with a man who could have any woman who crosses his path. She is a very astute and successful businesswoman and she is very independent. After years of degrading comments from her mother, Cyn is struggling with a slew of self-images issues due to her above average height and shapely curves. Despite her reservations about becoming involved with Foley, she does finally agree to dating him as long as they keep things between them casual.
Cyn and Foley’s relationship starts off with a bang as they quickly give in to their blazing hot desire. While there are always self-doubts at the back of her mind, Cyn’s does not allow them to dissuade her from fully participating in their sizzling encounters. Cyn’s self-confidence is fragile and because of her low self-esteem, she is always waiting for Foley to dump her when the “perfect” woman crosses his path. Foley sometimes has difficulty expressing himself and she misconstrues some of his comments due to her sensitivity about her size. Interference from outside sources and Cyn’s unresolved issues threaten to derail their burgeoning romance and Foley finally runs out of patience with her inability to trust him. Will Cyn allow her emotional baggage and insecurities to ruin their chance at happiness?
Roadside Assistance is another fun, flirty and incendiary installment in the Body Shop Bad Boys series. The novel is entertaining with a realistic storyline that provides a positive message about body image. Although insta-lust quickly turns to insta-love, the romance between Cyn and Foley is believable. Old and new fans of Marie Harte are going to love this delightfully sexy and witty love story between a rough and tumble mechanic and the curvaceous businesswoman who steals his heart.