Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Mechanics of Love #2
Published by: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Brent Payton works hard, plays hard, and has earned his ladies' man reputation. But he's more than just a good time, even though no one seems to see it. Until a gorgeous brunette with knockout curves and big, thoughtful eyes walks into his family's garage and makes Brent want more.
Ivy Dawn and her sister are done with men, all of them. They've uprooted their lives too many times on account of the opposite sex, but that's over now. The plan seems easy until a sexy, dirty-talking mechanic bursts in Ivy's life and shakes everything up.
Brent can't resist the one person who sees past his devil-may-care façade, and Ivy finds it harder and harder to deny how happy he makes her. But she has secrets of her own and when the truth comes out, she must decide if she'll run again or if she'll take a chance on forever.
Give me some Dirty Talk, baby! I was so freaking eager to read this book after meeting Brent in Dirty Thoughts. I’m a total sucker for a great sense of humor, and Brent has a whole lot of it. I’m thrilled to say Dirty Talk was a fun, quick read that hit all the right feels.
Ah, Mr. Brent Payton is quite a jokester and one of those completely lovable asshole types that’s always messing around with people. Honestly, I was a little worried he’d lose some of that in his own book and become too serious. Which is kind of funny, because that was actually an issue he had. People saw him as the silly guy that doesn’t take things serious, so they never really took him seriously. The author actually did a great job, because he didn’t do a 180 and become a completely different character. Brent was still the same funny guy, except we saw a deeper, more serious part of him. It only made me love him more! Don’t even get me started on how freaking adorable he was with Violet, Ivy’s six year old daughter, because my ovaries might explode.
Ivy … thought she was going to be all timid and flighty and just more on the annoying pain in the ass side. Nope, not the case. She actually surprised me. Yes, she had some hesitation about going out with Brent, but their dates were always a good time. I love that we got to see them having fun and growing closer without being weighed down with a bunch of angst. There were actually some incredibly sweet moments that totally had me smiling.
“At first, she kept her hand flat on the seat where it’d been. Then, slowly, so slowly, she curled her fingers around his. He glanced at her out of the corner of his eye, and her gaze was on their hands, a small smile on her face. He stared at the road and grinned.”
That doesn’t mean he didn’t drive her crazy at times. It was always in an entertaining way, though, because even when she wanted to smack him, she wanted to kiss him at the same time. I especially love that she was the aggressor at times when making moves too. The chemistry between them is fantastic, that’s for sure.
I adore the secondary characters too, both old and new. Big ole gruff papa Payton even warmed my heart at one point. And Alex, oh I love this tough girl and look forward to her getting a HEA..
So yeah, the author totally made me a happy girl and did right by Brent in Dirty Talk. If you haven’t met the Payton family yet, it’s time to do so!