by Bella Jewel
Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad's garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He's the one man she can't stand...even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in top gear.
Tazen has no use for Quinn, at least not professionally, and he's making sure she knows it. But there's a spark between them that she's finding hard to ignore. She's determined to prove her talent is as impressive as her sassy mouth. When she finds out Tazen is hiding a secret that could bring down his career and everyone involved in it, she wonders: is falling for him is going to be work the risk?
**Hard To Break is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of St. Martin's Press via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part of a series but also a standalone
My Hard to Break Review . . .
My favorite thing about this series is it's focused on STRONG females. Yeah! As I get so tired of the weak, whiny females we find in many other books.
Quinn, has had a bit of a tougher life. But she also creates some of her problems to be worse then they already are.
The one thing that means the most is the garage that is part of her family and legacy. One day her idol walks in and changes her world, but to start with not for the better.
"Well," he says, his voice a low, thick husk, "you going to help me, angel, or are you going to stand there and give yourself wet panties checking me out."
Tazen Watts has the world at his feet, but it hasn't always been that way. Right now he wants to expand and the only thing in his way is a feisty, pixie sized mechanic.
"Ouch, for someone so little you really know how to pull out the insults."
Quinn, gives a good ol' college try on not giving into Tazen.
"You're even cuter when you're mad, angel."
"Put me down, you jackass!"
But she can't, and now she's turning the tables so she can at least be at the place she loved even though it's not hers anymore.
"It would be easier to poke my own eyeballs out than it would be to get rid of her."
Their chemistry is great. Their back stories are good. Quinn was strong, and feisty, while Tazen was hunky and adoring.
He growls. "Don't growl at me,"
Tazen, the player, whom has a past and secrets get steam rolled by wanting real and finally finding it. They both didn't know what they wanted for the future until they met each other. At first it may have been on the wrong circumstances but ended up being the right ones in the end.
"Then it's something we'll explore, but right now I just want you to give me a chance. I've had a crazy life, I've had a lot of girls, I've had a successful career but fuck, angel, I've never had you."
Did I like this story? Yes, but at times it was a bit too clean and tidy. Which makes it not quite as believable as it could be. I liked Quinn, even though she was quite the enabler. Thankfully, she meets Tazen whom helps her break her ways. Did I like them as a couple? Yes, very much. They had great chemistry, even with their mutual annoyance with one another. Favorite part? Tazen.
Can't wait to read more from Bella and this series.
3.5 Angel Loving Thumbs up!
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