From the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of FULL PACKAGE and BIG ROCK, comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy…
Let’s be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood...for the best joy ride of your life.
I’m at your service. Ready to go all night long.
But then a wildly sexy brunette appears in my life and throws a wrench in all my plans. She’s fiery, she’s talented, she’s gorgeous, and I’d really like to know what makes her engine hum.
Henley also happens to be my biggest rival, and now we’re forced to work together every day on the most important custom car build of my career. The trouble is I can’t quite figure out if she wants to kick me in the lug nuts or beg me to give her a good, hard fuel injection. Until one night that question is answered on the hood of a sports car when she calls out my name three times. And we can’t seem to put on the brakes.
If sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea, how much more dangerous would it be to fall in love with her?
Lauren Blakey has done it again. Made me fall for Max, laugh out loud in parts and still have some really hot love scenes. These two people are so gone for each other and yet it takes them years to get together. Neither one had been in love before so it is really a journey they go through. Also love how Lauren weaves characters from her other books into this story. It's like visiting old friends. You will also go crazy for the cars too. I hate when these stories end!
5 Roaring Stars!
Lauren Blakely should have been a man! I LOVE her male POV books so hard and Joy Ride is certainly no different. I love a great muscle car and this book made me drool over the cars as much as I did Max. Max and Henley positively sizzle. Great characters, great read.
A copy of this book was received for an honest review and has no bearing on my review.
Hot and Sexy!
Holy Hotness!! One of my favorite tropes is enemies to Lovers and Lauren really got my heart pumping with this one! Max is vying for the top spot in my heart right now, he may just be one of my favorite Blakely men!
Sexy Car builder, intense fiery passion, hot hate/angry sex on the hood of a sleek and sexy sports car?
Check. Check. And CHECK!
Henley used to be Max's apprentice several years ago in his shop, she was hot headed but good. Max admired the way she handled herself in a 'mans field' restoring cars to their finest. She had fire, drive and that's what attracted her to him. He was attracted t her from the first day he met her, but would never cross that line since he was her boss, it was his job to teach her. She got under his skin, even then. Until she made a mistake and he fired her. Now, five years later, she's back in town.
***Henley Rose and a hot car go together like peaches and cream, like fine Scotch and a long, dirty night. Which means working with her was like walking into the Garden of Eden every single day. It was a test of willpower because the woman could craft a car as if it were an erotic dance.
Not a striptease.
Not an in-your-face pelvis thrust.
But a beautiful f**king ballet of a woman seducing a machine. Those hands, the way she wielded tools, the intensity in her focus—it was sensual, and it was sinful, and it was this man’s fantasy made flesh.
Henley is back, but she works for Max's biggest rival. When a client insists that the two of them work together to build a car, limits are tested. Tempers are raised and the intense attraction he felt for her back then has reached new heights the more time he spends with her. He still wants her, she still seems to hate him, and all that pent up intensity is about to explode.
Max is famous for one night stands. That's his guilty pleasure. What Henley doesn't know (but will soon find out) is that SHE is also his guilty pleasure.
****She makes me lose focus.
She makes me want to be with her.
She makes me f**king feel.
And that’s the problem. I feel something for her.
Gah! I loved this book so much! The chemistry between these two are so far off the charts it can't even be recorded! The slow burn of the wanting and the hating is almost too much. Max and Henley are now some of my favorite Blakely characters, I loved everything about them, their passion, their drive, their history, their hate/love relationship, their witty banter and sexual innuendos, just everything!
The story was so well written that I was glued to the pages, anticipating that blissful moment when all that heat, all that rage, all that wanting finally exploded and they gave into their attraction to each other. Definitely recommend this book to everyone who loves fast cars, sexy men and HOT sexy times! Blakey writes men's POV like no other and I bet you'll fall in love with Max and Henley just like I did!