(Under the Hood #2)
Published on 27 May 2014
Genre: Adult Romance
Page Count: 157
Mechanic 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. He vowed he’d never break another woman’s heart, and in turn, protect his own. Still, when Mel offers to serve as his outdoor guide, he can’t refuse.
Mel may say she’s only looking for right now, but her body is speaking a whole different language. And Heath’s viewfinder is drawn to her time and again. When the two find themselves isolated in a rustic cabin, they could both break their promises if they aren’t careful…
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Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed reading about Mel, her troubles with finding the one and how her past influenced the way she makes her decision. She has always known not to trust man because of the mistake her mother made in the past but finding for the one isn't easy and she learned it the hard way through her failed two relationships. When she met Heath again after a few years, she is sorely tempted.
It is also amusing to read how Heath teases Mel when he meets her and how Mel warns Heath that she is not interested in him and all. However, I find it a little weird that Mel would tell how she really feel to Heath, whom she isn't really close to--Betty and Alice (close friends) maybe but definitely not Heath. I have to applaud for Heath's remarkable self-restrain in the book. He is a likeable character who is honest and respectful. I was constantly rooting for him.
The ending was satisfactory even though it could be better--it felt a little rushed. I would really love it if we could read more about Mel's family and a glimpse of what happened to Mel and Heath after that surprise that was made. I'm glad this book cam be read as a standalone. I didn't feel that I missed out a lot while reading this book but it definitely piqued my interest on Alice and Mark.
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