Underneath the axle grease and tats
He’s a gentleman
Foley Sanders figured he’ll always be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on for men, leaves him bewitched and intrigued—much to her annoyance.
Maybe Cynthia Nichols was a little hard on Foley, that muscular, tattooed, super-hot mechanic next door. But she’s tired of feeling defensive about her size and has sworn off men. She’s got a new job, new life, perfect plan. Foley has trouble written all over him—no way is she going to fall for his charms.
Foley might look like a bad idea, but underneath, he’s all gentleman. Too bad Cyn’s not buying it. What’s a bad boy to do when the goddess of his dreams won’t give him the time of day?
Body Shop Bad Boys Series:
Zero to Sixty
Praise for Test Drive:
“High octane chemistry keeps the pages turning and your engine revving!”—Gina L. Maxwell, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Fighting for Love series
Harte continues her Seattle-based Body Shop Bad Boys series (after Test Drive) with a couple who look intimidating on the outside but have awkwardness, vulnerability, and a great love for their families within. Statuesque redhead Cynthia Nichols, a coffee-shop owner, turns down the initial advances of huge, muscular, tattooed Foley Sanders from Webster's Garage because she's taking a break from men but she gives in to pursuing a friendship that slides into sexual flirtation. Harte has a good feel for playful, outrageous banter as the Webster's Garage mechanics talk trash to one another and both Cyn and Foley get teased heavily by friends and family for the affection that's obvious under their pretense of casualness. However, Cyn's anxiety about her attractiveness compared to the thin models Foley usually dates and Cyn's mother's harangues about her daughter's weight take up too much space in the narrative, in a heavy-handed attempt to include a body-acceptance message.