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Zero to Sixty

Zero to Sixty

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by Marie Harte

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After her last disaster of a relationship, Ivy Stephens is content being single. She has her job, her apartment-and the cute little puppy she's seen hanging around. When he escapes, she finds her search efforts aided by a big, burly, devastatingly handsome man. One who claims a prior



After her last disaster of a relationship, Ivy Stephens is content being single. She has her job, her apartment-and the cute little puppy she's seen hanging around. When he escapes, she finds her search efforts aided by a big, burly, devastatingly handsome man. One who claims a prior claim on her dog.

Sam Hamilton is at loose ends since his best friend fell in love. He finds a sense of purpose in rescuing strays. The puppy who's stolen his heart just happens to run into blond, beautiful Ivy. And Sam can't help hoping she'll take in one more stray-him-for good.

Body Shop Bad Boys Series:
Test Drive
Roadside Assistance
Zero to Sixty

Praise for Test Drive:
"Fresh and sexy." -Kirkus
"The chemistry sizzles from every page." -Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the third Body Shop Bad Boys contemporary (after Roadside Assistance), Harte once again unites a hunky, emotionally damaged garage jockey with a chill, capable woman. Seattle masseuse Ivy Stephens’s firm no-more-men rule is threatened when a stray dog she calls Cookie brings Sam Hamilton into her life. Sam is big, he’s tattooed from here to there, and he’s got serious mommy issues. Luckily he’s had other positive influences in life, so though he’s built like a pickup truck, on the inside he’s soft as Italian leather upholstery. Cookie brings his tender aspects to the fore, and Ivy all but swoons at Sam’s slightest touch. There’s a definite spark between the two and neither one tries to resist ignition. Their characters possess a few requisite and superficial complexities, and love eventually and unsurprisingly ensues. By far the most fascinating character is Sam’s elderly friend Willie, a foster “parent” of stray animals, whose salty language, naked figurines, and interesting bedroom gear steal the show. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"There is more than enough drama, amusing dialogue and personal epiphanies to keep readers flipping pages" - RT Book Reviews

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Publication date:
Body Shop Bad Boys , #3
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Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte writes erotic romance and has over ninety titles in print and digital format. A caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, Marie is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for Fortune 500 companies before becoming a full time writer. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she's constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.marieharte.com and fall in love.

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Zero to Sixty 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anlenhart1 2 days ago
Reformed bad boy with a heart of gold meets a good girl who is his perfect match. Sam the mechanic has a soft spot for puppies and when his latest charge escapes he sets out to search for the little guy. Sam's search leads to Ivy a massage therapists who as taken Cookie under her wing. Ivy plans on adopting the dog and Sam is interested getting to know her better. As they get to know each other, they learn they have a lot in common. Ivy is intrigued by Sam's rough charm and she is patient as he realizes they are better together then apart. There are a lot of obstacles in their way, but Sam and Ivy find their happy ending in their own unique way. This book brought a smile to my face and I was happy to catch up with crew of the Body Shop Bad Boys and the McCauley's. If your a fan of hot contemporary romance this is the boo for you. I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 17 days ago
ZERO TO SIXTY is the third installment in Marie Harte’s contemporary, adult BODY SHOP BAD BOYS erotic, romance series focusing on the men and woman who work at Webster’s Garage. This is mechanic Sam Hamilton, and massage therapist Ivy Stephens’s story line. ZERO TO SIXTY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. BODY SHOP BAD BOYS is a spin off from Harte’s McCauley Brothers series but you do not have to have read the original series to follow the current time line. A number of the characters cross-over between the two series. Told from several third person perspectives including Sam and Ivy, ZERO TO SIXTY follows the building relationship between bad boy mechanic Sam Hamilton and massage therapist Ivy Stephens. Sam has a bit of a soft spot where orphaned animals are involved but the disappearance of a stray puppy finds our hero face to face with Ivy Stephens, a woman who hopes to keep the puppy for her own. What ensues is the slow building relationship between Sam and Ivy, and Sam’s struggle to keep secret his past. Sam Hamilton grew up in an abusive home to a single mother who all but ignored the son she should have loved but Sam found love and acceptance with his best friend Foley and his mother Eileen Sanders- a woman who took in the broken Sam as though he were one of her own. But Sam’s life has never been easy and when the demons begin to push, he is a man looking to fight his way out of the abyss. Ivy is an independent woman whose own family history is heartbreaking and emotional. She is a woman determined to show Sam that he is worthy of love including the love she offers. The relationship between Sam and Ivy is slow to develop. Sam is afraid to overwhelm Ivy if he moves too fast. Throughout most of the storyline our couple ‘play’ around one another without taking the next step in their growing love. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense. There are a large number of secondary and supporting characters including several from Harte’s McCauley Brothers series. Foley and Cyn (Roadside Assistance #2) Johnny and Lara ( Test Drive #1) as well as Mike and Delilah (What To Do With a Bad Boy) whose own relationship enters the next phase. There are plenty of lighthearted moments when the friends get together to tease one another about the lives and their loves. The world building continues to look at family and friendship, betrayal, romance and love. The strength of the friendships throughout both of the series is emotional and tight. Everyone protects one another’s backs; no one is left alone. ZERO TO SIXTY is an emotional story line about one man’s struggle to climb out of the depths of poverty and abuse; and one woman’s battle to prove that he is worthy of affection and love. The premise is realistic and moving; the characters are spirited and inspiring; the romance is seduction and emotional.
LynnB888 17 days ago
If you've been following Marie Harte's Body Shop Bad Boys series, you'll recognize Sam quickly. We have known that he carried a lot of baggage from his past from seeing him in Foley's book in particular, so it's not surprising that this book brings a good bit of sadness and anger to the surface. He's not easy to connect with, but you definitely want that happy ending for him. He's such a good guy at heart. Mechanic Sam Hamilton had a hard time adjusting when his best friend, who is also like a brother to him, found the love of his life and wasn't his sidekick anymore, but he's been doing some good with his extra time and helping stray animals get a safe place to stay and finding them forever homes. He's on a mission for one cute puppy in particular when he approaches Ivy Stephens. Ivy is a bit of a loner herself, so when she sees the adorable stray outside her massage clinic, she can't resist taking him home with her. When Sam shows up looking for him, he has recently gotten loose again, so Sam agrees to help her find him. Sam's an awkward guy, but she can't help but be attracted to him ... especially when he cares so much about this puppy! As they spend time together and agree they are both interested in the other, will blending their lives together work out? Will the secrets of their past and the scars they both carry from their childhood blow up in their faces before they even get started, or will they find a way to get past it all and start a life together?
Lashea677 17 days ago
Easy on the eyes, tough on the heart and detrimental to the hormones. Marie Harte is an author after my own heart. There is nothing more toxic to the hormonal chemistry than a man with a puppy (except maybe a single dad). The fact that Sam was a bad boy raised the hot level tenfold. More bark than bite, Ms. Harte made it hard for me to decide who I loved more Sam and his wounded bear act or the matchmaking puppy with the hidden agenda. Zero to Sixty is a savory romance that blends humor, heart and heat to delivery a top of the charts performance. It's love at first sight.
mamalovestoread22 18 days ago
When Sam Hamilton is around the guys he is as tough as they come, he has the burly, rough, bad boy thing going on, but the minute he comes into contact with devastatingly beautiful Ivy Stephens all that goes by the wayside, and his charming side makes an appearance. Ever since his buddy found the woman of his dreams and asked her to marry him, Sam has been feeling a little left out, he is a lone man lately and it sucks, he wants what his friends have, he just hasn't found the right girl... until now. Problem is she isn't in the market for a man, so Sam is going to have to kick his charm into high gear and prove to her she that she can count on him, that he can be the man she has been searching for all along...and having a cute little puppy to help him seal the deal helps too! Ivy Stephens isn't shopping for a man, she has been there, done that, and has the broken heart to prove it, but when she meets Sam Hamilton she begins to question her no relationships rule! He may look like a bad boy heart breaker, but clearly this is one time when she can't judge the man by his appearance, he is definitely a good man, with honorable intentions... and he totally throws her off her game. Every time he is near she can feel the sparks between them, and she wants to give into them, but then her broken heart and head try to talk her out of it... Once again Ms. Harte has penned a steamy read that grabs your attention from the first page, and renders you useless until the last page is turned. I loved reading Ivy and Sam's story, their relationship felt very real, their intentions were sincere, and the passion they shared was palpable, they had me feeling the flames that's for sure! The second Sam appeared on the page I knew it was just a matter of time before he'd have my heart in his hands... and between his unexpected softer side, and the minute he let loose with a few his purely sinful sexy one-liners he had me weak in the knees... and dying for more!! He will DEFINITELY be joining my elite list of favorites!! If you haven't had the pleasure of reading something from Ms. Harte yet, I highly encourage you to remedy that, not only are you missing out on some truly enjoyable literary escapes, but also the opportunity to meet some really special alphas that are certain to steal your heart!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.