Slick’s Review – Collision Course (Body Shop Bad Boys #4) by Marie Harte

Filled with ups and downs, a whole lot of body shop ribbing, good friends, intrusive but well meaning family, and two people who made each other better, I loved Collision Course! ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures 

Blurb:
Ace mechanic Lou Cortez has always had a way with the ladies, so he can’t understand why lovely florist Josephine -Joey- Reeves won’t give him the time of day.

Joey knows all about mistakes. After getting pregnant at fifteen, she’s spent the past nine years building a life for her and her son. This sexy mechanic is one misstep she’s not going to make. But the more time she spends with Lou, the hotter things get. Soon Joey’s left with a choice: keep things casual, or reveal all to Lou and hope he accepts her-and her son-for who they are.

Body Shop Bad Boys Series:
Test Drive (Book 1)
Roadside Assistance (Book 2)
Zero to Sixty (Book 3)
Collision Course (Book 4)

Ever since the first book in Marie Harte’s Body Shop Bad Boys series I’ve been waiting for this hero’s story; he’s intrigued me with his voice of wisdom, his knowledge of women (given he’s got about 30 female relatives), and the way he sees the good in everyone. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this story and I was hoping I hadn’t built him up so much that I would be disappointed in his book and I’m proud to report that wasn’t the case. Collision Course was compelling, entertaining, and utterly sexy but most of all I loved that this big, burly man was taken down by a woman who made him realize the rules he’d made for himself didn’t matter when love hits you over the head.

Lou Cortez, the Latin lover, the calm in the storm, Mr. Large and in charge, and one hell of a mechanic and an even better custom paint guy can’t get florist Josephine “Joey” Reeves out of his head since he spoke to her several months ago when she came to the garage to meet with his boss about her wedding flowers. Months later she’s still in there and Lou decides it is time to take manners into his hands and hopefully get his hands on her.

I loved watching Lou get thrown for a loop by Joey mainly because he has always been so smooth and had such fantastic advice for his friends when they hit a rough patch with their girlfriends. I kind of liked they had a fundamental difference although Lou didn’t know it and it was interesting to watch him come to terms with it. I admired Joey for working hard to make a better life for herself and her son especially given how young she was when she had him and while she had some assistance from her parents it came with a price that had taken its toll on her self-worth, so I appreciated seeing that change during this book.

Normally I don’t say a whole lot about the sexy times in a book, but I’m going to make an exception for this one. Holy hotness this book was scorching hot, this couple could not get enough of one another and given they had limited time together they made the most of it every damn time. Ms. Harte never disappoints in this area and even she took it up a notch in this book.

Both Lou and Joey have some hang ups and some baggage that hinders them at times, but that’s what makes these books feel so real and it is something I appreciate greatly about this author. Their relationship was far from easy, but that made the reward of getting it right that much sweeter.

Filled with ups and downs, a whole lot of body shop ribbing, good friends, intrusive but well meaning family, and two people who made each other better, I loved Collision Course!

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