Author: Megan Erickson
Series: Mechanics of Love #3
Published by: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, a man shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.
L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company's hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes.
They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart.
Who else has AC/DC running through their head now? Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap …
Okay, I’ve professed my love for the previous two books in the Mechanics of Love series, and I expected it to peak with Dirty Talk since I was all about Brent. I mean, I’ve loved Alex since she stepped on the scene in the first book, but no way was I expecting Dirty Deeds to be my favorite of the three. I honestly thought I’d like this one the least. Bravo, Megan Erickson, for making me the fool. A very pleased, and happy fool.
Like I said, I loved Alex from the beginning, but being in her head and getting to see a whole other side of her kind of knocked me on my ass. She’s a rough around the edges, sassy mechanic, which is pretty hot. However, she still loves to be loved, and the woman is wicked sexy! Plus, she references A Clockwork Orange, so she’s a total keeper. And don’t let Spencer’s posh British exterior fool you, there’s a whole other side to him too. I’ll just say they have a lot in common.
Seriously, the author matched these two perfectly! Again, I got something different than what I expected, and it made me so damn happy. Spencer was so good for her and exactly what she needed after that crap she had been through. It was sexy as hell the way he’d let her dictate what would happen, because it was definitely something she needed. I’d say this was the steamiest of the series, but it’s done so incredibly well.
Something that I truly appreciate about these two is even though they’d hit a bump or have some kind of argument, they would calm down and talk about it, putting things in perspective. They were adult about it. Even better, there were a lot of great times between them with fun banter, and the playfulness and teasing induced many smiles.
“In case you haven’t noticed, I like to be difficult.”
He grinned at that. “Yes, well, call me a masochist, but that’s what I like so much about you.”
Ahh, and these Payton boys … yeah, I’d definitely want them to have my back. I love how close and supportive their family is, even the gruffest patriarch. Not only family either, friendships are a big factor too, and I loved that the girls had plenty of quality time together! Really though, friends are pretty much family with this group.
I just adored the hell out of Dirty Deeds. It’s a fairly quick read, but it’s without a doubt a strong ending to a fantastic series.