New Release + Review: Test Drive by Marie Harte – Body Shop Bad Boys – Book 1


Test Drive

Body Shop Bad Boys – Book 1

By Marie Harte

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Rough and tumble bad boy mechanics.
Living fast-loving hard.

Johnny Devlin’s a charmer with a checkered past. He has had his eye on scorching-hot bartender Lara Valley for ages, but she’s rejected him more than once. That doesn’t mean he won’t come to her aid when some dirtbag mauls her. When she asks him on a date as a no-strings-attached thank you, he can’t say no. ;And then he’s saying nothing but hell, yes.

Body Shop Bad Boys:
Test Drive (Book 1)
Roadside Assistance (Book 2)
Zero to Sixty (Coming Soon)


4 Star

Michel’s Review

Holy Moly… I need a Websters Garage in my town.  Marie Harte’s new sizzling hot series, Body Shop Bad Boys is guaranteed to rev your motor.

The mechanics at Websters Garage are more than grease monkeys.  They are a close knit group of friends that live life in the fast lane and put a good chunk of quarters in the cuss jar.  Johnny Devlin is the ladies man.  He’s a known player but is starting to feel like the game is getting old.  He’s found a girl he would like to have some one on one time with and see where it can go.  The problem is that this girl knows Johnny’s moves and wants nothing to do with him.  He’s a great guy but not the guy for her.  She’s too busy trying to get her nursing degree while working at Ray’s Bar.

Johnny grew up watching women come and go in his father’s life.  He’s never had a positive role model where relationships are concerned.  He’s learned a lot about women but nothing about relationships.  Although he seems light hearted there are multiple layers to his personality.  He has issues but he also has promising potential.  It will be up to Lara to take a chance on that potential.  Once she opens her eyes and looks beneath the surface she’s going to be in for a great surprise.  It’s time to take Johnny Devlin for a test drive.

Test Drive was a very good book.  It may seem a bit slow in the beginning but stick with it. Marie Harte builds a sexy, romantic story with a slow burn.  She gives her characters depth and makes the relationship realistic.  It’s not insta love which to me was very refreshing.

Not only did Test Drive build a enchanting romance, it also opens the doors for this new series.  The guys from the garage, Foley and Sam, are interesting characters.  The humor and repore between the guys is downright fun.  I am looking forward to watching these grease monkeys fall head over heels.