Get Your Motor Running: MISS MECHANIC by Emma Hart, Review


Two mechanics. One rivalry. Let the motor games begin! When I saw this book come across my radar I knew that I had to read it because it totally fit my preferred reading style of  mayhem, fun and lots of smexy times.

I have not read Emma Hart before and I am kicking myself because she is wonderful at romantic comedy. MISS MECHANIC completely thrilled me as it drove itself right into my heart as it hit all my pistons for a great read. Now I am seriously one-clicking all MISS FIX-IT and looking to get entertained by her word magic all over again.

MISS MECHANIC is truly amazing as it kicks down gender roles and makes your lady bits tingle in romantic excitement. Dex and Jamie will are great together and they will make you laugh till it hurts both together and apart, which is seriously enjoyed. You will get all the feels and your heart will squeeze for these two like mad. Then, you get this supporting cast that just makes this whole story run like a fine tuned comedic engine and you will adore all their interactions. 

I highly recommend this book to those readers that enjoy a delightful rom-com because  Emma Hart has taken the wheel with this one and she will not steer you wrong. If you have read her previous works than YAY!!! and if not then I highly recommend seeking out her other novels and enjoying the fun ride that you will surely be set for.

Two mechanics. One rivalry. She’ll prove she’s as good as she says she is. He’ll prove her place isn’t under the hood. It’s over it.   “Don’t let the bastards get you down.” For twenty-six years, I lived by my daddy’s motto. Which is why “Mechanic Wanted” is all it takes for me to apply for the job at the garage we once owned. And I meet the biggest bastard of them all. Dexter Ryne. Hotter than Hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car. Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal. I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don’t, I’m on telephone duty. If I do, he’ll accept defeat and make my job permanent. Now, all I have to do is fight my attraction to the cocky little… beep. Problem is, an engine isn’t the only thing he knows how to make purr…  

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“Can I help you?” I asked. 
He blinked and met my eyes.
“What the hell are you doing over there?” I pushed to stand up straight.
“Right now?” He capped his water bottle. “Well, honestly… I’m just thinking you’d look better over the hood of that car than under it.”
I unhooked the hood and slammed it down, spinning on the balls of my feet. 
Our eyes met properly. I didn’t like what I saw in his—desire, attraction, need. Which was obviously why a shiver ran down my spine.
I cocked a hip, putting my hand on it. “The only time you will ever get me over a hood of a car is if a wiper blade needs changing. So, unless you’re a wiper blade...”
Dex pulled his phone from his pocket and started tapping the screen.
I blinked. “What are you doing?”
He peered up at me through his unfairly thick eyelashes. “Seeing if I can get a wiper blade costume for Halloween.”
“I don’t even know how to respond to that.”
“You can buy wiper blade glasses.”
He raised his eyebrows. “And a lady here on eBay will hand-make any costume. There’s my Halloween sorted.”
I stared at him. “You’re not getting me over anything, Dex. Definitely not a car hood. No matter what you think.”
He clutched his chest dramatically. “You wound me.”
“Unfortunately not fatally,” I muttered.
“You also underestimate me.”
“There’s a lot of that going around in this garage.” I put the bottle of coolant away.
“Thank you.”
“Can I ask you something?”
I sighed and turned to face him again. “What?”
Earnestly, he asked, “Can you stop wearing those tiny shorts? Or yoga pants that make me want to touch your ass every five minutes?”
I looked down at the ripped shorts of my dungarees. “Can you keep your thoughts to yourself? Control yourself, maybe? Not look at me and see someone worth screwing?”


By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books. Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love. She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.



Blog Tour: Poppies for Christmas by Stacy Renée Keywell, Excerpt & Giveaway

Hello and thank you for joining us today for our tour stop on the POPPIES FOR CHRISTMAS by Stacy Renée Keywell Blog Tour. It's that time of year when all things Christmas come to play and what's better than a romantic read on a cold wintery day. POPPIES FOR CHRISTMAS is that perfect read and today we are honored to have an excerpt to share with you to entice you even more. Make sure to enter they GIVEAWAY at the end of the this post and to check out the other stops on this tour.

Poppies for Christmas by Stacy Renée Keywell
Publication Date:  November 16, 2016
Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing, LLC

A celebration of love without labels. It’s easy to be brave with you by my side!

Popular DJ Dexx finds himself positively smitten by the precociously pristine Poppy Paris. Too bad she’s already taken by an older boy, Declan Davies, a beautiful model with a thriving career, and a perfect family. By a dreamful stroke of chance, Dexx finds himself invited to spend Christmas at the Davies home by a gorgeous girl, granting him the opportunity to pursue the precious Poppy. But in his quest to win her over, he unlocks a world of imperfection and insecurity, where people are picked on for their disabilities, speech, appearance, and eccentricities. For Poppy and her friends, love trumps labels, and everyone deserves a brave friend to stand by their side. What gifts will Dexx discover this Christmas? Will he ultimately find true love, or will he discover something even greater?

You are invited to read a powerful story about living with autism, but not letting it define you, about being bullied, but carrying on with determination and grit, and about having dreams, but not giving up in the face of adversity. Come celebrate something beautiful with Poppies for Christmas.

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“Dexx!” Denver ran across the floor to greet me. “You clean up nice.” She playfully punched me in the arm.

She looked even more stunning than before, as if that was possible for anyone outside the Davies family. She had changed into a black, silky blouse, and some tight, sequined black leggings. A simple diamond necklace replaced the pearls. Her freshly flat-ironed hair glistened, and hung long down her dainty back.
“Hey, beautiful,” I greeted her, throwing a bit of swagger her way, as my confidence slowly crept back in once the food charged up my system.
Denver jumped, a delicate finch, excited by my compliment.
“Follow me. We’re going to hang out in the family room, eat some appetizers before dinner, and the rest of the festivities.” Her eyes sparkled as she spoke. “Tonight it’s totes casual, just the few of us doing a little decorating, eating a bunch of goodies,” her voice sang out every word.
“Sounds fantastic.”
Denver gripped my hand. I let her guide me across the smooth floor. Dropping my fingers, she ran ahead to the entryway of the family room. I walked in and stood under the mistletoe. I took another bite of sausage when… I saw…her!
I inhaled deep. A flake from the pastry got caught in my throat. I let out a harsh cough. My eyes watered. The crust popped out, and dangled from my lip. Through my tears, I cast my eyes on my lovely muse, the magnificent Poppy.
Using my arm, I wiped the gooey dough off my lip, and brushed off the crumbs. How could I have forgotten about Poppy? With all of the excitement geared around Denver, my mind lapsed. It drifted away from my Poppy. But, as fast as a roller coaster screeches to a halt, my neck whiplashed. My brain bounced back to my main mission at the first sight of her.
Poppy wore a cream sweater accented with a red bow covered in red flowers. Her pouty lips matched the red ribbon. Her thick hair was tied back in a red band, and cascaded down her shoulder.
An extremely handsome boy gripped both of her small hands in his. He caressed her knuckles with his thumbs. As his head turned, his features dazzled. He looked like he had sprung off a polished poster. An unreal creature from a print ad which came to life in the middle of the room, an anomaly in an otherwise ordinary world. I recognized Declan right away. Flawless skin, dark hair, and a smolder that would knock most girls dead.
My heart thumped loudly in my ears. Denver grabbed some snacks. She exchanged words with her brother, but I didn’t understand anything they said. The blood pumped through my body, banging around with too much cacophony. Denver garbled something in my ear and laughed.
“What?” I asked.
Noise echoed around the room. I was still too shocked by Poppy’s presence to move or make sense of her words.
Poppy beamed at Declan. She patted his hand affectingly, and rose off a nearby chair. She moved toward me. My body stiffened. The world moved in slow motion. She crept closer and closer. She got a few steps away from me. Her smile melted into a pinched frown. Her eyes narrowed. She didn’t look as happy to see me as I was to see her. She finally reached me under the mistletoe, and whispered in my ear.
“What are you doing here?” She sounded pissed off, opposite of her normally chipper disposition.
“Why, I was invited, just like you,” I responded sweetly, ignoring her obvious annoyance with me.
“Are you following me or something? I don’t get it. Why did you come here for Christmas?”
“I thought it might be a nice surprise. So, are you surprised, Poppy? Are you surprised to see me?” I asked eagerly.


Author Stacy Renée Keywell lives a life of fabulous clichés. She enjoys asking rhetorical questions, and speaking redundantly. Stacy works hard at telling bad jokes, dancing oddly yet awesomely, and making up amazing new words in hopes that they will one day find their way into the dictionary. She strives to love without labels. She vows to bravely stand by the sides of those who need her, especially her two daughters. Stacy, her husband, and her children live in Michigan in a quaint house in the woods.

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Behold The Angel: ANGEL OF DEATH by Eamonn Hickson, Excerpt + Giveaway

Thank you for joining us today for the ANGEL OF DEATH Book Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. We are excited about this book and can't wait to share our excerpt with you. Make sure to follow the other blogs on this great tour and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

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Author: Eamonn Hickson
Pub. Date: December 4, 2017
Publisher: Eamonn Hickson
Pages: 338
Formats: Paperback, eBook
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Tormented by dreams and visions from an early age, Emily Dunhurst battled her way through childhood, missed the excitement of teenage years, yet still managed to arrive in her twenties with some shard of sanity. 

But, when the Angel of Death appears at her grandmother’s bedside, Emily’s world is remolded in pain and worry. Her ability to see otherworldly creatures is the only way to stop the Creator’s Servant—and save her family. 

However, Emily soon finds out that angels are hard to stop.

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"As a child, she assumed it was a curse. Angelic or demonic creatures ventured into her room and into her mind. The early decades of the twentieth century were unkind to disturbed children. But, where most people saw a lost cause, Kathleen found strength in her dreams. She learned to keep her the apparitions to herself, acting as if they all went away. They never went away. They became clearer, stronger, and more real.  
Kathleen lay in bed, sliding her fingers along a rosary bead, whispering in the dim light. Despite her son’s plea for her to use the bedside lamps, Kathleen much preferred to use two candles.
Each new creature that appeared was a blessing to Kathleen. While not all of them were easy to look upon, she felt a certain privilege when souls from other worlds manifested themselves for her viewing, the spirits were on show for her and no-one else. Years passed by and the visions kept coming, but Kathleen’s life meandered on without significance. Could her gift just be a freak accident? Did it mean anything? The wind gusted outside in time with Kathleen’s heaving chest as she quenched the candles on each side. Closing her eyes, the last bead slipped between her fingers and her whispering stopped.

A sloshing sound caught her ears, making Kathleen turn to the window, yet its unfamiliarity made her heart beat faster. Many times she had heard the stomping of other-worldly creatures as they crossed the divide between celestial planes—this was different, this was human. A faint voice echoed from downstairs. In an instant, Kathleen recognised the delicate cry: Emily?"

About Eamonn:

Eamonn Hickson is an Irish author. He released his first novel, The History Maker, in December 2012.

He has undertaken a number of creative writing, and writing for print courses recently.

His second novel, Angel of Death, was released in December 2013.

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1 winner will receive a finished copy of ANGEL OF DEATH, International.

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12/4/2017- Am Kinda Busy ReadingReview
12/4/2017- A Gingerly ReviewInterview

12/5/2017- Jena Brown WritesReview
12/5/2017- BookHoundsGuest Post

12/6/2017- BookaliciousReview
12/6/2017- Owl Always Be ReadingExcerpt

12/7/2017- Stuffed ShelvesReview
12/7/2017- Confessions of a YA ReaderGuest Post

12/8/2017- AbooktropolisReview
12/8/2017- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderExcerpt

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WOW! Has the year flown by or what? I can’t believe we’re ready for another fun filled week as we look back at some of the best of all things books in 2017 and what books we’re looking forward to in 2018. Last year was a blast co-hosting the event with some of my favorite fellow bloggers –Rachel from FiktshunBridget from Dark Faerie Tales, Jaime from Two Chicks On Books and we’ve added 2 new co-hosts! Fallon from Seeing Double in Neverland and the lovely ladies at Take Me Away To A Great Read! And this year we’re so excited to add an Instagram portion to the Top 10 of 2017 that will be headed up by  Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales! And always thanks goes out to our original co-hosts Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic!

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