Monday, March 9, 2015

Start Me Up - Nicole Michaels

Start Me Up
Nicole Michaels
St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mar 3 2015, $7.99
ISBN: 9781250058157

When his frantic sister Erin calls asking for her latest favor, auto mechanic Mike Everett knows he never says no.  He ends his efforts to pick up the blond at the dive near his shop to drive his six years old niece Bailey to her friend Claire’s birthday party.  His plan is to flee ASAP. 

However, when he meets the guest of honor’s single mom Anne Edmond, he revives his scheme to escape.  Though he finds Anne’s lifestyle of motherhood and crafts foreign, Mike wants her.  He even becomes a fan of her “My Perfect Little Life” blog though she hides from her suitor how successful her business has become; because that drove away her husband.

Although falling in uncontrollable heat at first sight seems unlikely even for a womanizer who leads with his lower head; the first blogger romance is a delightful contemporary due to the protagonists’ struggle with their growing intensity relationship that frightens yet astonishes them.  The solid secondary characters enhance the tender humorous plot as love blindsides the mechanic and the mom.

Harriet Klausner

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