Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

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?

She did it again. Lauren Blakely is my hero. I’ve missed her over the last few months but it was well worth the wait. As you all know by now, Lauren Blakely can do no wrong in my eyes. I have yet to read a book that she wrote that I haven’t absolutely adored. She could rewrite the phone book (they still have those, right??) and I’d love every single word. The level of romantic comedy, heart and yes, good ol’ dirty sex is absolute gold in Joy Ride!

Max Summers and Henley Marlowe are custom car builders and very talented ones at that. Five years back, Henley worked for Max until an unfortunate event happened and Max let her go. Now, Henley’s back and Max just isn’t sure what to do with her. She works with the competition and he owns his own business, Summers Custom Autos, so they are destined to be rivals. Right? Until they are both commissioned to work on a car, together, for a network TV show and spend more time together under the hood than they bargained for.

“I’m jealous of whoever it is that knows this woman better than I do. I want to know her. I want to understand her.”

The sexual tension was off the charts the minute Henley walked up to Max. They are both doing their best to avoid the inevitable until they are just about ready to combust (so was I!). Henley and Max are all types of perfect together, hell, they LOVE cars with such passion it is hard not to do the same. Yet, both of them have secrets that they are keeping from each other. And until they come clean with each other, their race to the HEA checkered flag will be red flagged.

I love how this story was told by Max, with Henley’s To Do lists thrown in occasionally. And by the way, all the To Do list should have said was DO MAX 😊 Honestly, I think I love Henley more than I love Lauren Blakely! Henley is one bad ass chick making her way in a man’s world yet has such a feminine side, she had now surpassed every single Blakely girl by a mile!!

The attention to detail alone, my god. Lauren definitely did her research on this one! Get ready for the Joy Ride of your life with Henley and Max!

I give Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely 5 stars!

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