“Gruff but funny mechanic burned by love? Check. Guy who takes in orphaned kittens? Check. Hot as can be when he reluctantly falls head-over-heels? Check. My new book boyfriend? All the checks. Drive Me Wild is your summer must-read!” — Julia Kent, New York Times bestselling author
Drive Me Wild, an all-new flirty and heartwarming, opposites-attract romance by USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!
“I’m so glad you were there that night, to catch me when I fell.”
“I’ll always be there to catch you.”
Melanie Harlow is quickly becoming my go-to author for small-town romances! I absolutely fell in love with Cloverleigh Farms in her last series and was sad that it ended. Fear not, though, because Bellamy Creek is shaping up to be equally as charming and I look forward to however many more books she’s got planned in this new series!
When Blair Beaufort quite literally crashes into Griffin’s live, wearing a tiara and white ball gown no less, he just knows things will aren’t going to be the same. He may be grumpy and closed off but he’s not about to let this damsel in distress fend for herself. What he didn’t expect was for her to be so down to earth and easy to get along with. He also didn’t expect her to drive him wild and make him want to break every rule he’s set for himself. But Blair’s stay in Bellamy Creek was always meant to be temporary so why does it hurt so bad for Griffin to picture her actually leaving?
If you’re looking for a grumpy hero who’s hiding a heart of gold, Griffin is your man. I just loved him so much! He was a hard worker, loyal, and protective and those traits instantly extended to Blair the moment they met. Blair may have seemed like a damsel in distress, and in some ways she was, but she proved to be quite capable and I loved her drive to go after what she wanted for her life. The chemistry between Griffin and Blair was effortless and super hot – fair warning, their “bedtime stories” will probably leave you hot and bothered! They both knew their arrangement probably wouldn’t last, after all, it was only ever meant to be temporary but with chemistry as strong as theirs it’s not surprising when real feelings began to develop. There was a teensy bit of angst when Griffin panics and messes everything up but the payoff at the end is well worth the bumps in the road.
As I mentioned at the start of the review, in addition to the absolutely feel-good romance, get ready to start falling in love with Bellamy Creek. There are many new, endearing characters you’ll meet and so many possibilities to explore in future books and I’m totally here for it! With all the craziness in the world right now, Drive Me Wild is the love story we all need right now. It’s the perfect distraction and I just loved being swept away in Griffin and Blair’s story!
About Drive Me Wild
When Blair Beaufort literally crashes into Bellamy Creek wearing a ball gown and a tiara, I should have towed her car, said goodnight, and sent her packing.
I’m a mechanic, not a hotel manager. I’ve got enough on my plate trying to keep my shop from going under, my overbearing mother off my back, and my baseball team in contention for the league championship. I don’t have time for a former debutante with zero street smarts and a cash flow problem, even if she is crazy beautiful.
Problem is, she’s stranded in my small town, and I’m hiding a protective streak underneath my grumpy exterior that runs deep. So I offer her a place to stay and keep my hands to myself.
For exactly one night.
If only she weren’t so gorgeous. So funny. So eager to please. She’s a disaster behind the wheel, but she drives me wild without even trying–at work, at home, in the back of my truck . . . I can’t get enough of the way she makes me feel.
But I know better than to think it can last. She wants a fairy tale, and I’m no prince.
So when it comes time for her to leave, there’s nothing I can do but let her go.
No matter how much it hurts to say goodbye.
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Switching off the lights, I followed her out onto the sidewalk, locking the door behind us. “I need a quick shower and change of clothes. Want to come up with me?”
I was following her up the stairs to my apartment, looking at her ass and wondering if she had sexual rules and how long it would take me to break them, when I realized she was still talking.
Shit, had she just asked me a question?
At the top of the stairs, she turned around and faced me. “So? Are you going to?”
I stood close. Ridiculously close. So close I could smell her—vanilla and lemon—and she could probably smell me—sweat and motor oil.
“Am I going to what?”I asked, looking at her lips.
She licked them. “Listen to me.”
“Oh. Yeah. I am.” But at that moment, I was pretty sure I was going to do something else to her too.
Suddenly she stepped back. “Good,”she said, her cheeks flushed pink. “On second thought, I think I’ll wait outside. I’m a little warm, and there’s a nice breeze.”
“Okay. I’ll be out in a few minutes.”
Nodding, she turned and descended the stairs so slowly, I wondered if she was dizzy. I watched her hand sliding along the wooden rail, thinking dirty thoughts.
On the landing, she pushed the door open and disappeared from view, but I still couldn’t breathe right.
What would she have done if I’d put my mouth on hers like I’d wanted to just now? Would she have kissed me back? Would she have welcomed my hands on her skin? Or would she have kneed me in the balls and told me to keep my filthy fingers to myself?
She wasn’t like any other girl I’d ever met, which was both the problem and the allure. I didn’t know how to read her.
But damn, I wanted her something fierce.
I took an ice cold shower, hoping it would help.
USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Schitt’s Creek, Homeland, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.
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