Welcome to my tour stop of “Dirty Talk” by Megan Erickson hosted by Avon Impulse.
Author: Megan Erickson
Tittle: Dirty Talk
Series: Mechanics of Love, book 2 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Page count and format: 320 pages, Ebook
Published: September 15th 2015 by Avon Impulse
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss as a part of this book tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.
I really enjoyed reading Dirty Talk, it was a really nice book with a good plot and awsome characters. The romance was sizzling hot and there was never a dull moment, this book was throughly entertaining. I really wanted to read the first book in this series and when I got a chance to read an ARC of the 2nd book, I snatched the opportunity. After reading this book I’ll definitely buy the 1st one in this series, I have no doubt that it will be entertaining like this one.
Ivy with her daughter Violet and her sister Alex have moved for the 3rd time for a fresh start ina small city named Tory after Alex got severely mentally abused by her boyfriend. Before that Ivy got dumped by his boyfriend after she became pregnant and he refused to acknowledge the baby as his own. After these incidents, the two sisters have sworn off men, until Brent comes crashing into Ivy’s life. He’s a mechanic, technically Alex’s boss and from the moment they meet their chemistry is undeniable. But Ivy doesn’t want to get involved in a serious relationship but she can’t help herself from falling for him either when he shows her a totally different side of him.
The plot is a bit clichéd although I am a sucker for this storyline, it’s the whole good girl fall for the bad boy thing. But I honestly loved how everything was executed here. There was perfect amount of chemistry between the two characters and I loved that it was not rushed. The romance build up slowly between the characters, letting them build the trust upon each other before they finally gave into the temptation. I absolutely loved the romance between them. I also loved the family and friends aspect which played an important role in this book.
I definitely liked all the characters in this book. Ivy was a strong woman who loved her family very much, she was caring and passionate. She was ready to do anything for her daughter and she always stood beside her sister. She tried her best to resist Brent but he has a way of crawling into your skin. Brent really did surprise me. He didn’t date, he always went for casual but after meeting Ivy and her daughter, he wanted to be serious, he wanted to matter to her. And seriously, he transformed into a full-on gentleman and charmed Ivy. He was indeed a genuinely good guy, I liked how he understood her and cared for her.
I loved the other characters in this book as well. Alex was a possessive sister, she wanted to protect her family at all cost, although she did take a few rash decisions buy I’m glad everything finally worked out at the end. And I definitely loved Violet, she was a bundle of joy, she was really cute and absolutely like a princess with a tiara, literally. I liked the brothers of Brent, they were really nice and supportive.
I enjoyed the writing in this book, it was simple and smooth. I easily breezed through the book and completed it in one sitting. The pace was even throughout the book, it was neither too fast nor too slow. I loved how everything flowed out and how things were executed.
Dirty Talk was a book I really enjoyed. Although the plot was clichéd, I loved how things were executed. The characters were great, they had their fair share of faults which made them realistic. The writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I was never bored for a second. This was the first book I read by this author and I’m really looking forward to read the other books by this author.
She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.