In Review: Dirty Thoughts (Mechanics of Love #1) by Megan Erickson

Posted June 17, 2015 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Dirty Thoughts (Mechanics of Love #1) by Megan EricksonDirty Thoughts by Megan Erickson
Series: Mechanics of Love #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 16, 2015
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Format: eARC, 304 pages
How I got it: Edelweiss
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

Some things are sexier the second time around.

Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art...all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna MacMillan-his biggest mistake---walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts.

Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she'd once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever... and this Cal is all man.

Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she's always been his light, and it's getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone or if it's exactly what they need for the future of their dreams.


in review my thoughts

I can’t even tell you just how excited I was to learn that Megan was writing this series. I loved the look we got at Max’s brothers during his book, Make it Right, so heck yes I was thrilled to find out they would be getting books of their own.

Dirty Thoughts pushed all my buttons – but in a great way! I’m a second chance romance fan, so I couldn’t wait to see what happened when Cal and his first love, Jenna, were face-t0-face again. And hot, sweaty, dirty mechanics? Yes, please. I’ve been to several garages in my time, but I’ve never found a man like Cal working in any of them. Sadly enough. I guess I’ll just have to keep looking.

I really liked Cal and Jenna both. I loved the dynamic between them. Their banter was witty and their chemistry leapt off the pages. It was obvious that, despite their years apart, neither of them ever truly moved on. I loved reading along as these two characters found a way to navigate past the bumpy parts of their history and embrace the idea of a future together.

If you’re looking for your next favorite adult contemporary romance, look no further. Not only was Dirty Thoughts a great start to what I’m sure will be another fantastic series by Megan Erickson, but it had all the romance, humor and emotion I love so much in this genre. It also had a fair dose of dirty, and we all know I enjoy that, too. 😉

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.


About Megan Erickson

Megan Erickson worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she’s probably listening to the characters in her head who won’t stop talking.


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