Series: Body Shop Bad Boys #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Underneath the axle grease and tatsHe's a gentlemanFoley 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?
Body Shop Bad Boys Series:Test DriveRoadside AssistanceZero to Sixty
Praise for Test Drive:"High octane chemistry keeps the pages turning and your engine revving!"-Gina L. Maxwell, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Fighting for Love series
Roadside Assistance was my first Maria Harte book! I hadn’t read the previous book in the series but it didn’t hamper my understanding of this book. Harte explains the characters and the setting so you can jump right in.
Cyn is a tall, curvy woman who has little trust in men. She feels they will all leave her for a skinnier woman. Foley is a big, muscular mechanic who works in the shop next to Cyn’s coffee shop. She is mistrusting of his intentions right away; she thinks he just wants to sleep with her and move on. Her sister in law tries to convince Cyn that isn’t the case, but Cyn is pretty cynical (ironic? I think not!) about the intentions of men.
Of course, Foley says something about her that she takes offense to, gets upset, etc. I liked Cyn because she was realistic-she puts on a good show of being self confident and okay with who she is, but she still deals with frustration and insecurity at times. You’d think I would love a character like this, but honestly, the constant talk about her being a ‘big girl’ was a bit over the top. I never like books that overly stress a characters appearance. I find it shallow regardless of whether or not the appearance is ‘super hot’ or otherwise. Overall, the story was good, but not great. Its fairly predictable, but the characters are likable enough. If you want a steamy read with a plus sized heroine, this is a good choice. I think it was a bit long and slow at times because I found it easy to put down occasionally.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Series/Standalone: standalone within a series
- Cliffhanger: no
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes « Hide Spoiler
Fool Me Once by Katee Robert, Going Down Easy by Carly Phillips, Her Survivor by Vonnie Davis…then you will probably like Roadside Assistance!