ARC Review and Giveaway: DIRTY DEEDS (Mechanics of Love #3) by Megan Erickson

DIRTY DEEDS (Mechanics of Love #3)
by Megan Erickson
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
  • Pub. Date: December 8, 2015

About the book:
Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, one shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams. 

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company's hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes. 

They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart.

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Rating: 4 of 5 stars

First off, Dirty Deeds is my favorite Mechanics of Love book. How can it not be? Alex is a total badass heroine and Spencer with his sexy British accent is just yum!

I don't know what else to say. I don't think there's more to say. Dirty Deeds is everything I could ask for! 
The first time I met Alex I knew she's a badass. And reading this book proved exactly that. I don't think I've met a person more stubborn and fiercely determined that she is. I love her sass, independence, selflessness and unwavering strength. She's my favorite Dawn sister and now I have to say she's one of my favorite heroine. I love her confidence. But the best part about her? She doesn't apologize for who she is. 
I think the author did a great job in writing Alex's story. She's one of the most memorable characters from the previous books and now she just proved how great of a character she really is. 

But no matter how amazing of a character Alex is, Dirty Deeds wouldn't be half as good as it is without Spencer. I've always had a soft spot for guys with British accent (who isn't?) but Spencer is just... he's... *sigh* 
What is it with Megan Erickson and cocky, sexy guys who could make you fall in love with them at first glance? I'm not complaining (I would never!) but Spencer just set the bar pretty high and it'll be a lot harder to look for new book boyfriends after this.
I still love Cal and Brent but Spencer just has this genuineness and gentle nature that would pull you in. (Who wouldn't fall for a guy who always puts you first?)

I love how the romance unfolded between Alex and Spencer. Their chemistry was undeniable and crazy hot. They balance each other so perfectly I don't think Megan could have written this any other way.
There are also some great character additions. I wasn't a huge fan of Nick but Penny was amazing. And of course this book wouldn't be as fun if it weren't for the Payton brothers.

Dirty Deeds is a perfect flirty, steamy and funny read.  I'm definitely looking forward for more from the author!

I received an e-arc to read and review.

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Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf. 

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction. 

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

“A super sweet, extra sexy second chance romance that will have you laughing out loud and needing a minute to cool off. Dirty Thoughts is right!”
— Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author 

“Megan Erickson ratchets up the romance and sizzle in her sexy new series. The Mechanics of Love will rev readers’ hearts.” 
— Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author 

“Megan Erickson writes hot, hot, HOT stories packed with emotion and humor. You’re going to want to read everything she’s ever written!” 
— Sophie Jordan, USA Today bestselling author


ARC Review and Giveaway: THE REVOLUTION OF IVY (The Book of Ivy #2) by Amy Engel

**Spoilers if you haven't read book one** 

by Amy Engel 
Release Date: 11/03/15 
Entangled Teen 

Summary from Goodreads: 
Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty--forced marriages and murder plots--for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall's borders. 

But there is hope beyond the fence, as well. And when Bishop reappears in Ivy's life, she must decide if returning to Westfall to take a final stand for what she believes is right is worth losing everything she's fought for. Add it on Goodreads.

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Rating: 4 of 5 stars 

Can I have a third book for this series as an early Christmas present? Because although The Revolution of Ivy was a perfect conclusion for Ivy and Bishop's story, I'm not ready to let go of these two just yet. 

The Revolution of Ivy is everything I could ask for in a sequel. It's just as thrilling, romantic, exciting and fast-paced as the first book. Only now I'm a little bit more in love with Bishop and a lot more in awe of Ivy. I had a lot of "what the heck?!" moments and I just flew through the whole book in one sitting. 

I love Amy Engel's writing. It's direct, simple and fast-paced while still being wholly enthralling from start to finish. (Kinda reminds me a lot Ally Carter's writing too.) I love the twists and surprises thrown my way. Caleb and Ash are great character additions. They brought so much more flavor to the story. How I wish we already met them in book one. If Amy ever decides to write a book (books?) about them, I'd be the first one to grab it off the shelf. As for Mark Laird... yeah I'm not a big fan of his and I would have preferred he never showed up again. 

I am in love with this duology. Especially so with Ivy Westfall and Bishop Lattimer. I didn't think Ivy could get more selfless and badass but she did. And I didn't think it's possible to love Bishop more than I already do but it is. 
I love seeing Ivy go from the girl who was so used to doing what other people told her to do to being the kind of kickass heroine who's strong, selfless and independent. Honestly I was shocked at some of the things she did on this book. Those last few chapters? What she did? It surprised me a lot. It showed just how far her character has grown though. And I love her for being the kind of person who loves so wholly but knows when to let go and make a choice - no matter how hard and seemingly impossible the choice might be.
And Bishop? Oh that guy. I may have said this already for a hundred times for a hundred different fictional boyfriends but I have to say it again. I AM IN LOVE. Like Ivy, Bishop surprised me in this book. It showed a fiercer, bolder and stronger version of him while still being the same gentle, loving and caring Bishop we met in book one. One of the things I like most about him is that he's never pushy. He may disagree with Ivy in a lot of things but he never once dictated her actions. He lets Ivy be her own person but supports her every way he can. I just... I love him for being him. 

The Revolution of Ivy is made of AMAZINGness (I totally made that up). 
I hate that it has to end but I couldn't ask for a more fitting ending. This is a page-turner and I highly recommend it! 

I received an e-arc to read and review.

The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #1
by Amy Engel 
Release Date: 11/04/14 
Entangled Teen 

Summary from Goodreads: 
After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. 

This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power. 

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. 

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him… Add it on Goodreads.

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Amy Engel was born in Kansas and after a childhood spent bouncing between countries (Iran, Taiwan) and states (Kansas; California; Missouri; Washington, D.C.), she settled in Kansas City, Missouri, where she lives with her husband and two kids. 
Before devoting herself full-time to motherhood and writing, she was a criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting as it looks on TV. When she has a free moment, she can usually be found reading, running, or shoe shopping. 
The Book of Ivy is her debut YA novel. Find her online at or @aengelwrites.

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