Title: Under the Hood
Release Date: March 1, 2013
Author: Juanita Kees
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Spoilers: No way! Y’all get your own copy.
Note: This book contains mentions of drug use, foul language, and some sex scenes. I do not place an age limit on readers, but if you are offended by any of these things Under the Hood may not be suitable for you.
TJ is a kickass mechanic who has set up an apprentice program at an auto repair shop for teens in need of help. Now that a new owner has purchased the shop, TJ is afraid her program is in jeopardy. Little does she know, Scott is not running from his problems on the east coast . . . he is searching for a challenge in his new home on the west coast.
After firing and re-hiring TJ, Scott becomes involved in getting the program up and running. Attraction is inevitable in this cute, yet oddly tragic contemporary romance. But will that be enough when the past makes an unwelcome appearance?
The story was fairly short, but it packed lots of goodness. TJ is feisty, feminine, and ready to risk everything for kids who have nothing. It is difficult to give my opinion without mentioning spoilers, but I will say I gave this book 4 stars up until about that last 70-80 pages. The ending was left open and unresolved. With that said, I am really hoping there is second book in this series. I’m not sure where the author would go with the main characters (which is exactly why I will be reading the second book if there is one!), but maybe there will be someone for Marty. Marty! Marty! Marty!
Actually, maybe Detective Mark Johnson deserves his own story. Hmm. Yes. Yes, he will do quite nicely.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.