Series: Mechanics of Love, #1
Published by Avon Impulse on June 16th 2015
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Some things are sexier the second time around.
Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art...all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna MacMillan-his biggest mistake---walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts.
Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she'd once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever... and this Cal is all man.
Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she's always been his light, and it's getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone or if it's exactly what they need for the future of their dreams.
Cal Payton has forgotten how to live. Weighed down by the burden of bringing up his brothers and lost in the wake of a failed teenage relationship, this rough-hewn, blue-collar guy is well on his way to becoming the grumpy, chain-smoking loner in the mould of his own father.
Until the same blast from his past blows back into town. Jenna MacMillan is the unexpected jerk back to life that Cal needs but he isn’t going down (or up, in this case) without a fight of his own after ten years of digging deep into the only life he knows. Between them, there are issues to sort out, their blistering chemistry notwithstanding, especially when it becomes clear that Jenna is here to stay.
I thought this was a fantastic read, but it’s probably because the grumpy, solitary ones always get to me the hardest. Coupled with many moments of hilarity – Cal’s decision to stop smoking and Brent’s sarcastic wheedling for instance -, ‘Dirty Thoughts’ turned out to be perfect distraction of the day.