Review: What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte

Review: What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie HarteWhat to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte
Series: McCauley Brothers #4
Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on November 4th 2014
ISBN: 9781402287435
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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WHAT IS WITH MIKE McCAULEY?

Every time Delilah Webster runs into Mike McCauley, he practically bites her head off. The rough-and-tumble contractor clearly has baggage. Del has her own emotional scars and knows she's better off keeping her distance, but Mike's temptation in jeans and a T-shirt and she's always been good with her hands...

There's something about the strong-willed mechanic that sets Mike's motor running-and scares the hell out of him. Mike has loved and lost and will never hurt like that again, even if that means walking away from a woman who makes him feel alive for the first time in years.

When a simple kiss turns hot and heavy, Mike discovers he can't stay away, no matter how certain he is they're destined to crash and burn...

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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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drey’s thoughts:

Hoo boy. Here’s a PSA for you: before picking up Marie Harte’s What to Do with a Bad Boy, make sure to have a nice, ice cold drink handy. Because this book is HOT.

Del Webster is a tough-talking, fiercely-independent, hands-on mechanic. She’s snarky and sassy, and isn’t afraid to say what she’s thinking. She tries to curb her colorful language around Mike’s impressionable son Colin, but there’s only so much you can do when little ears pick up everything. It’s almost too bad she can’t just avoid Mike entirely…

Baggage is an understatement when it comes to what Mike’s carrying around. Losing his wife in childbirth, having to stay strong for his infant child and his family, has left its mark on the eldest McCauley brother. His love is amazing to behold – love for his departed wife, for his rambunctious son, for his family. But if Mike hasn’t let his wife go yet, how can he make room for Del?

The emotions run deep in What to Do with a Bad Boy, and is reflected in the snappy dialogue and character angst. Mike and Del are so real, they flow off the pages. You want to smack Mike when he screws up, and you want to have a heart-to-heart with Del when she freaks out. The supporting characters aren’t half bad either, and provide the levity to balance this couple’s drama.

The sparks fly fast and hot, and combined with the character drama makes for a fabulously satisfying read. Pick this one up – and don’t forget to check out the other three McCauley Brothers books! 🙂

drey’s rating: Excellent!

Have you read What to do With a Bad Boy? What did you think?

About Marie Harte

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, 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.