Series: Mechanics of Love #2
Author: Megan Erickson
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2015
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more
Related Books: Changing His Game, Playing for Her Heart, Dirty Deeds
About Dirty Talk:When the one you shouldn't want is the one you can't resist...
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-taking 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.
First of all, I cannot for the life of me figure out if I’ve read Dirty Thoughts and it’s driving. me. crazy. I thought I had, and that it was how I’d heard of this series. But then when I downloaded this I noticed there were no other Megan Erickson books in the alphabetical “Dirty” area of my Kindle (sidebar: I have a lot of books whose title start with the word ‘dirty’…). Hmmm. Maybe I hadn’t read it?
But then we start the book and Cal and Jenna feel really familiar and I even vividly remember a scene that a friend did confirm happened in that book. So it starts bugging me more because I get obsessive and so I dig into my BookLending and Amazon and Goodreads archives – still nothing!
So that’s completely pointless and unrelated but I’m driving myself cray cray with it.
Anyhoo, loved the book. That’s never not happened with one of Megan’s books for me, so color me shocked. 😛
Brent’s goofball with heart attitude is the kind I always fall for – in books and in real life. I love a class clown, but only when they do have a serious side like we see his reveal in this book. Everything about him – from his music preferences to his relationship with his dog and his neighbor and his family and omg Violet – gah! – was attractive to me.
Generally the kind of all-encompassing man-hating going on in Ivy’s household bugs the shit out of me, but then when you get to know Violet it’s a bit more admissible. I did really like Ivy, otherwise.
And her chemistry with with Brent was my favorite kind – when a simple conversation is as charged as any sex scene. I love when a book has hot scenes that aren’t just about sex, the characters just have that much heat between them.
Alex annoyed me a bit with certain things, but I still really like her and want her story. So I’ll wait for more books in the series and I guess read / re-read Dirty Thoughts to see if I’ve actually read it or not, because I cannot deal with this uncertainty!
About Megan Erickson:
Megan worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she’s probably listening to the characters in her head who won’t stop talking.