Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad's garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He's the one man she can't stand...even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in top gear.
Tazen has no use for Quinn, at least not professionally, and he's making sure she knows it. But there's a spark between them that she's finding hard to ignore. She's determined to prove her talent is as impressive as her sassy mouth. When she finds out Tazen is hiding a secret that could bring down his career and everyone involved in it, she wonders: is falling for him is going to be work the risk?
Hard to Break by Bella Jewel
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Quinn has had a serious passion for fixing cars since she was a young girl. She worked along her father in his auto shop Pixie Wheels, and then after her mother passed away and her father became an alcoholic shell of himself she kept the shop running. Despite her best efforts, she is struggling to keep up with all of he father's financial obligations. Tazen Watts, famed custom car builder comes to town and purchases the shop from her father. Quinn is devastated at the loss of her family's shop, but more than that she needs to prove to Tazen that she is just the mechanic he needs working for him. They are attracted to one another, but Tazen doesn't need Quinn working for him and is very clear with her about that. Quinn is determined to prove to him that she is exactly what he needs.
Quinn is an easy character to sympathize with. She has had a rough time taking care of her very alcoholic father and has been working hard in practically every area of her life. Quinn is a talented mechanic, and I was really hoping that she would find the success she deserved in a field that she belongs in. Tazen was not as easy for me to like for quite a while. I found him pretty condescending, and it wasn't until later that I started to start cheering him on as well. Both Quinn and Tazen went about their interactions with one another in ways that I wasn't happy with. Quinn was definitely tenacious, but I wanted her to stop acting bratty and just communicate or demonstrate her true skill which could have spoken for itself much sooner. There was no denying the chemistry between Quinn and Tazen, and once both characters began to be real with one another, it was clear that they were a great match for one another. As the story continued, I was really hoping that both characters would find the happiness they deserved. I have loved other books by this author, and I liked this one as well, but not quite as much as some of her others. I will definitely continue with this series, as well as with reading other new books by this author.
This is the second book in the series, but could very easily be read as a stand-alone novel.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review