I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte
Series: The McCauley Brothers #4
Published by Casablanca on November 4, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Mike McCauley had his soul mate for a precious time before she died giving birth to their son. She left him with the best boy a guy could want, so why is everyone playing matchmaker? He's sick of it . . . until he meets Delilah Webster.
For some reason, the foul-mouthed, tattooed mechanic sets his motor running. He sees the loving woman buried within. But the closer they get, the more the pain of past wounds throws a monkey wrench into a future he's not sure he can handle...
What I Thought…
• This is the final book in The McCauley Brothers series and that makes me sad. I love series that focus on families or friends that are close and this one is one of my favorites. They are sweet and sexy and fun and What to Do with a Bad Boy is no exception.
• Admittedly I was a wee bit nervous about this one. Del is quite a different girl from Abby, Vanessa and Maddie. She’s got tattoo’s, a fierce attitude and owns an auto body shop. She definitely has a sweet side, especially when it comes to Colin, Mike’s son. Del has a great, supportive dad, but her mom did a number on her when she was little, and that is Del’s biggest issue to get over.
• Mike is still brooding over the death of his wife, six years prior. His mom has decided that it’s been enough time and over the course of the first three books in the series and this one she has been throwing women at him left and right. I loved how Mike’s grief was dealt with. You can’t put a time limit on grief, nor can you tell someone it’s time to stop grieving and while his family thought that it was time for him to move on, he still worked through everything at his own pace, with Del’s help.
• Colin is one of the most adorable six year olds ever. His uncles have taught him to be mischievous and daring, much to Mike’s dismay, and he’s picked up a few other things from Del’s brother. We get his point of view a few times throughout What to Do with a Bad Boy and they were all so perfect. His quest for a brother was super cute.
• Del and Mike were such a great match. Not only did they have attraction, but Del was completely different from his wife, and he desperately needed that to bring him back from his grief. They knew how to push each others buttons and pull things out of each other that needed to be talked about.
Overall if you like contemporary romance I can’t recommend Marie Harte enough!
I’m excited to be able to present you with an excerpt of What to Do with a Bad Boy. I hope you check it out!
He leaned down, so that his nose was all but touching hers. “Sweetheart, you couldn’t handle what I’m really made of.”
Stupid Del wanted to drag his stubborn mouth closer for the kiss she could all but taste. From the look in his eyes, he wanted the same. Mike might not like her much, but the man wanted her. She could feel the chemistry between them, and it burned.
Self-preservation reared its head, and she ducked under him and hustled to the door leading to the hall. She opened it and waited. “Don’t let it hit you in the ass, Mike.”
He chuckled as he sauntered to join her. “You’ll watch what you say around Colin?”
“Yep. When I see him Wednesday night, I promise to call you a buttwipe instead of an asshole. Fair?”
He sighed. “Guess it’ll have to do. For now.” To her shock, he dragged a rough finger down her exposed neck. “Nice hair, by the way. I like the braids pulled back. Shows off your pretty neck. No tats here, sweetness?”
She didn’t know what to say, frozen by the combustible lust and confusion drowning her system.
He stared into her eyes again, gave a satisfied smile, then left.
She watched his fine ass leave the building, heard a few choice remarks from the guys in the garage who also watched him leave, and yelled at them to get back to work. Then she slammed into her office and plopped her butt in her chair, staring without seeing at the mess on her desk.
She rubbed her neck over the spot he’d touched and tried to be madder about what he’d done. What he’d called her.
Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit www.marieharte.com and fall in love.