BAD BOY SAM + GOOD GIRL IVY =
LEARNING TO LOVE AGAIN
After her last disaster of a relationship, Ivy Stephens is content being single. She has her job, her apartment—and the cute little puppy she’s seen hanging around. When he escapes, she finds her search efforts aided by a big, burly, devastatingly handsome man. One who claims a prior claim on her dog.
Sam Hamilton is at loose ends since his best friend fell in love. He finds a sense of purpose in rescuing strays. The puppy who’s stolen his heart just happens to run into blond, beautiful Ivy. And Sam can’t help hoping she’ll take in one more stray—him—for good.
Body Shop Bad Boys Series:
Test Drive (Book 1)
Roadside Assistance (Book 2)
Zero to Sixty (Book 3)
Praise for Test Drive:
“Fresh and sexy.” —Kirkus
“The chemistry sizzles from every page.” —Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick!
In the third Body Shop Bad Boys contemporary (after Roadside Assistance), Harte once again unites a hunky, emotionally damaged garage jockey with a chill, capable woman. Seattle masseuse Ivy Stephens's firm no-more-men rule is threatened when a stray dog she calls Cookie brings Sam Hamilton into her life. Sam is big, he's tattooed from here to there, and he's got serious mommy issues. Luckily he's had other positive influences in life, so though he's built like a pickup truck, on the inside he's soft as Italian leather upholstery. Cookie brings his tender aspects to the fore, and Ivy all but swoons at Sam's slightest touch. There's a definite spark between the two and neither one tries to resist ignition. Their characters possess a few requisite and superficial complexities, and love eventually and unsurprisingly ensues. By far the most fascinating character is Sam's elderly friend Willie, a foster "parent" of stray animals, whose salty language, naked figurines, and interesting bedroom gear steal the show.