Hard to Break (Alpha’s Heart #2) by Bella Jewel

Hard to BreakQuinn 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?

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Quinn has grown up fixing cars. Something her and her father did together when she was a kid. But, he became better acquainted with a bottle of liquor than his job after Quinn’s mother died of cancer. Left alone to run the garage, she is shocked when the well-known car builder, Tazen, comes along offering to buy the garage.  Her father in in debt to over $220,000 and she has 30 days to come up with the money or lose the one thing she has always loved.

Tazen doesn’t trust anyone but his own men to work on his beloved cars. So, he finds it hard to believe that the tiny angel of a woman is the owner of the Pixie Garage he is looking to buy. That doesn’t stop him from trying to woo the sexy owner along with convincing her to sell him the space so he can open another franchise of his shop. Quinn thinks he is a pompous ass. He thinks she is just a pretty girl mixed up in a man’s world. Talk about two strong personalities coming together!

This story is nothing like I imaged it to be. I’m not sure what I thought when I read the blurb, but even though Quinn has lived in such gut wrenching conditions, she is still a kickass woman running her own (via her drunken father) auto garage, in charge of a bunch of guys who are her family, and fighting to keep her head above water. Doing a little research I found out that this series features women in jobs normally dominated by men and doing a kick ass job at them. LOVE THAT!! So, it was a very pleasant surprise at how much I enjoyed this storyline! Were there parts that I didn’t enjoy? Yes. Tazen annoyed the heck out of me. I really, really, liked Jace – a LOT! Quinn was strong outside of her house, but at home she was a doormat to her alcoholic father.

The push/pull relationship between Quinn and Tazen was combustible! I enjoyed their banter and how fierce Tazen was about getting to Quinn. I equally loved how she tried to push him away. But, as things go in romance books, they end up together.

This is the first book I have read of this author’s, but it certainly won’t be the last!

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