First In A New Series from Marie Harte!
Series: Body Shop Bad Boys #1
Author: Marie Harte
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Red's Rating: 5 Sultry Stars
The moment Lara Valley waltzes into Johnny Devlin's view he's instantly smitten with her, and left with an insatiable urge to gain her attention and a convince her to go on a date... but she's has no intention of landing herself in the famed players bed, so she turns him down flat. So, while he tries to figure out a way to win her over he decides to try the friendship approach in an attempt to get on her good side and possibly warm her up to the idea of a date. What he doesn't expect though is for his "friendship approach" to turn into a long four year obsession without the reward of a date. He knows that they have chemistry, every time he is near her he can feel it surging between them, so, he just can't fathom why she wouldn't want to explore it and give him a shot to prove to her that he is more than the reputation that precedes him. But she stands her ground, and is quite adamant about not letting herself fall under Johnny's charming spell... that is until he comes to her aid and saves her from being manhandled by her sisters's dirtball ex-husband. The minute he sees her in trouble, he becomes enraged and possessive and she sees a side of him that she has never seen before, and it has her reconsidering her no dating policy...
The minute Lara Valley met Johnny Devlin she knew he was going to be hard to resist, there was just something about him that continued to pull her in every time he was near, but she decided early on that she would never date someone who frequented the bar...which meant Johnny was off limits. No matter how many times he asks her for a date she always turns him down, he has a playboy reputation that's a mile long and she isn't about to join that less than prestigious list, not to mention the fact that she doesn't have time to date anyone. Between caring for her family, working and taking nursing classes her schedule is pretty much filled up, and she likes it that way, then she doesn't have to worry about putting her heart at risk or making time to date anyone. But after Johnny comes to her rescue, and she gets a glimpse at the man underneath the reputation she begins to see she may have judgde him totally wrong, and with her sister's encouragement she decides to give the playboy what he has been asking for the last four years... a date!
To say that I have been dying to read this book is a complete understatement, since first learning that Ms. Harte was planning to expand on the McCauley Brother's series and bring readers the Body Shop Bad Boys I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of their stories!!!! Meeting the McCauley brothers was complete literary heaven for me, and so I knew that if the Body Shop Boys were anything like them I would absolutely love them too...AND I DID!! The minute Johnny waltzed onto the page he had me hook, line and sinker, and he kept me at his mercy until the last page was turned. There is just something about him that could not be denied, I was instantly sold on his confident swagger, sexy one liners, and unwavering devotion to provide complete satisfaction! He will DEFINITELY be joining each of the McCauley brothers amongst my elite list of favorite alphas, and I am quite certain his co-workers will be joining that list very soon as well!! LOVED every minute of this story and I look forward to getting up close and personal with more of the men from the Body Shop Bad Boys in the very near future!
If you like an alpha who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty and is dedicated to providing complete satisfaction then I suggest you wander into the Webster garage and get yourself acquainted with the able bodied mechanics of the Body Shop Bad Boys series!! The aim to please, and are sure to leave you with a smile!!
ARC requested through NetGalley and kindly provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.