Dirty Deeds: A Mechanics of Love Novel

Dirty Deeds: A Mechanics of Love Novel

by Megan Erickson

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ISBN-13: 9780062407771
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Mechanics of Love , #6
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 215,704
File size: 631 KB

About the Author

Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators, and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

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Dirty Deeds: A Mechanics of Love Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great book
ReesesSH More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of Dirty Deeds for an honest review. I was super excited for the chance to read Dirty Deeds after reading Dirty Thoughts and Dirty Talk the first two books in this series. When I found out Ivy’s sister Alex was going to be getting a book I couldn’t have been happier. Alex more than anything deserved a happy ending. Alex Dawn is working late one night since she didn’t want to go home to an empty house now that he sister is gone when a British man named Spencer comes rolling in with car troubles. At first he’s kind of a jerk, but offers to take Alex to dinner and then they get frisky. They both thought it was for one night but now Spencer is sent back to work in Tory to build a hotel. The two meet up again, sparks fly and they put a two-week expiration date on it. They both start to get feelings, work and New York get in the way and they think it’s over when Spencer’s best friends husband ruins everything between them (he’s a douche). I seriously enjoyed Dirty Deeds. Alex and Spencer grew so much throughout this book and they were so perfect together. Alex was previously in an abusive relationship. She got out but doesn’t know how to trust herself around men anymore. While Spencer shows her that she is good enough to be loved, she makes the realization on her own and grows a lot from their relationship and time apart. Spencer wants to get away from his past but everything about Alex and her family scream out that he bellows with her and to not shed his past completely. He grows from kind of an awkward snob to a strong independent dude who takes what he wants and doesn’t just follow what he thinks he wants. Overall fantastic story with lots of romance and character growth.
Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Avon for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review. I am a huge fan of Megan Erickson. I will read anything she writes. I've enjoyed each and every book she's put out so far. I especially have been in love with this particular series. There's just something so raw and intense about it that draws me right in. So given the chance to read this book for a blog tour, I jumped at it. And I was in now way disappointed. As a matter of fact, this turned out to be my favorite in the series so far. We met Alex in the second book of the Mechanics of Love series. She was introduced as a tough as nails mechanic who would go to any length to protect herself and her family. So it's no shocker that she continues to be that same sassy, no bones girl we met in Dirty Thoughts. Of course Alex has her past that haunts her. A past that causes her to be a bit distrusting of people, especially men. She lets very few people get close to her. Enter Spencer. He's an English business man who happens to need a mechanic while traveling for his job. What he doesn't expect when walking into Payton and Sons is to find a woman who knows just how to handle a car, and herself He's instantly drawn to her. But Spencer has a past he hies as much as Alex. One where he was a different person. One he's been trying to make sure stays buried as he pushes his way up the corporate ladder. And, like Alex, Spencer isn't looking for anything complicated, so given the chance to be casual with Alex, he takes it. The two share one hot night together, agreeing to be done with just that. But neither can seem to get the other off their mind. Alex has quit men and doesn't want the feelings attached to what they can bring out in her, but she can't seem to shake Spencer from her blood. And Spencer wants his job, but Alex has gotten under his skin. There's no denying the chemistry between these two. And while I'm not usually a fan of instal-love, that's not really what you get here. You get a slow burn on the feelings end, but a hot run on attraction side! Of course there's some stuff that might just tear them apart. Spencer hasn't been totally honest with Alex about what his company intends to do in Tory, MD. He lets his job blind him to the fact that Alex is just what he needs. I love the cast of supporting characters in these books. They form an incredible family who support each other and watch out for each other. The best part of watching this cast of characters and their stories lines is seeing how much Erickson has grown as a writer. I really enjoyed her Bowler series, so when she said spin-off I said YES! And with each book she wrote, her story telling grew stronger and stronger. There is no doubt I will keep coming back to Megan's stories in the future. If you're a fan of contemporary romance with a bit of angst topped off with a sexy female mechanics and a swoon worthy Brit, you'll not be disappointed in this book. It can certainly be read as a stand alone, since the cast of characters is explained well enough. But that shouldn't stop you from wanting to go and see what the other couples have to offer!
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
If you have been reading the Mechanics of Love series and have fallen in love with it like me, then you have been anxiously awaiting Alex's story. Oh, how I love this girl! She’s feisty, tough, and yep, a mechanic. But there's another side of Alex: insecure, low self-esteem, and a brokenness that her abusive ex-boyfriend caused. And the abuse left Alex feeling unworthy and undeserving of being loved by any man. Now that her sister, Ivy, has found the love her life, Brent, and moved in with him, Alex is really feeling lost and lonely being by herself. That is until a gorgeous Posh Brit, Spencer, wanders into the Payton's garage needing his car fixed. What was supposed to be a quick fix, a one-night stand for Alex and the gorgeous Brit, turns out to mean more for the both of them. Alex was okay with one night, until Spencer made her feel worthy of being loved again. And Spencer was just fine with a one-nighter, until Alex made him return to his roots—roots that Spencer had tossed aside carelessly when he was younger, desperate to run from England to New York. Except being with Alex, he's longing for those roots that he now sees he never really hated. Alex and Spencer are both broken and lonely and both never realized what they were missing until they found each other. Now that they are falling for each other, is the deceit about Spencer's company going to leave Alex's heart broken and untrusting all men again? Thinking that Spencer is just like her ex-boyfriend, a lying jerk. Dirty Deeds is Alex's time to find love. It's a deed that Alex has long been deserving and the gorgeous Brit, Spencer has found his lost roots at home in the beautiful, feisty mechanic girl, Alex's love and Alex also found that's she worthy to be loved by her gorgeous Posh Brit. I highly recommend Dirty Deeds, Alex and Spencer's love story, as a must read as well as all the Mechanics of Love series. These Mechanics has the right tools for love.
Marcy99 More than 1 year ago
I adored this story! Alex and Spencer were wonderful main characters and I loved seeing all Alex's extended family, too.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for Alex's book since learning more about her during Dirty Talk. I loved her character. She was sassy and spunky and different from a majority of the women you read about in romance books. I loved that she's a mechanic. There aren't nearly enough books out there with blue collar characters, which is a shame because I love reading about them. I adored her relationship with the Paytons and, with her bad relationship in the past, I couldn't wait to see her get her chance at a happily ever after. The pairing of Alex with Spencer was great. Despite the fact that part of the reason Spencer was in town was to possibly try to buy the Paytons' land and tear the shop down to build a hotel, I couldn't help but like the guy. He had a good heart. He had his own challenges with relationships in the past. The chemistry between Alex and Spencer was hot. I liked how he began knocking down her walls. Things were pretty intense between them, considering it was supposed to be no strings attached fun. Of course, this is a problem because their time together has an expiration date. What's a girl to do? Dirty Deeds was a great, quick read. Not only was Alex and Spencer's story excellent, but you know I loved seeing the other Paytons again. These characters are just wonderful. It's impossible NOT to fall for them. I got some pretty nice feels from this one and ended it with a big ol' grin on my face. I loved Megan's Mechanics of Love series. Each of the characters have a special place in my heart and, as sad as I am to see it end, I know they're there for a reread anytime I want. And I just can't wait to see what she gives us next! I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good story.
TheLustyLiterate More than 1 year ago
You know when you dive into a new romance and suddenly your casual escape swiftly turns into an all-night, blissful, binge-reading frenzy of downloading and devouring an entire series? That’s what happened when I fatefully and joyously discovered Megan Erickson’s searingly seductive, wildly addictive and uncommonly satisfying Mechanics of Love trilogy. Unquestionably one of the finest, most enjoyable and delightfully unexpected contemporary romance series of the year, each swoon-inducing installment was better than the last, creating a freight train of momentum and high anticipation for this week’s celebrated release of Alex and Spencer’s story in DIRTY DEEDS. And, Ladies and Gents, does their book deliver! Provocative, passionate and perfectly naughty, DIRTY DEEDS gifts fervent fans and new readers alike a marvelously entertaining and white-hot HEA that you’ll be savoring for days. From the instant Alex Dawn arrived at Payton’s Garage at the end of DIRTY THOUGHTS, book one in the series, I knew I’d adore her. That pint-sized, peppery, outspoken, steeled and fiery hurricane of a heroine promised to be something special. As the series progressed, I got to know her beyond her hilariously prickly scene-stealing ways and fell in love with her as an affectionate and protective aunt and sister, a sharp and hard-working asset to the garage, a loyal friend and trusted ally to the Payton family, and, most importantly, as a scarred but resilient fighter and survivor of a turbulent and traumatic past. Honestly, no one deserved a happy, forever and always ever after more than Alex. And—*cheering loudly*—in DIRTY DEEDS she gets just that and so much more! Book three’s Alex is still well-armored, but now, anchored and supported by her new friends, she’s happier, more confident, even brassier, positively sparkling and ready to indulge in a strings-free night of impulsive and uninhibited passion with one singularly stunning and irresistible Brit named Spencer. Oh Spencer… My goodness gracious! That beautiful and sexy-as-sin man is this series' most endearing, surprising and world-class erotic fantasy-inspiring hero to date. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved every single keeper-shelf Payton man including baby brother Max from Erickson’s popular New Adult Bowler University series. However Spencer is a cut above the rest. That delicious man shifts and stirs something deep down in your very soul. He’s just that yummy. Now, having finished this extraordinary must-read series, as reluctant as I am to say farewell, I am ecstatic to add Megan Erickson to my shortlist of auto-buy authors! I simply can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next! Bottom Line: A steal at under two dollars an e-book, this extraordinary trilogy is worth every single penny. And, although each book can stand alone, I highly suggest for maximum euphoric effect that you read the series from the beginning. You’re going to LOVE it! Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
DIRTY DEEDS is the third installment in Megan Erickson’s contemporary, adult MECHANICS OF LOVE erotic romance series focusing on the men and women of Payton and Sons Automotive-a spin off from Megan’s ‘Bowler University’ series. This is mechanic Alex Dawn, and hotel acquisitions agent L.M. Spencer’s storyline. Alex was first introduced to the reader in Dirty Talk (Book 2)-she is Ivy’s sister and the reason she, Ivy and Violet are now calling Tory, Maryland home. Told from alternating third person perspectives (Alex and Spencer) DIRTY DEEDS follows Alex as she slowly begins to open her heart to the possibility of love and a happily ever after. Alex’s last relationship found our heroine on the run from an emotionally abusive ex, and in order to protect the people that she loves, Alex and her sister Ivy moved to Tory, Maryland to start a new life and a new future. One year later, Alex finds herself falling for British ex-pat L.M. Spencer-a man who is in town only for a few days. What ensues is a one night stand that turns into something more when Spencer returns to Tory in the hopes of securing some land for his company’s hotels. The relationship between Alex and Spencer is one of immediate attraction; their sexual chemistry is explosive and hot but Alex has been hurt in the past and is unable to let go of the emotional damage caused by her controlling ex. Unwilling to commit to a future, Alex is willing to say goodbye rather than face an uncertain future or another possible controlling man. A lie of omission by Spencer finds Alex back in the same dark and broken place, and she isn’t willing to lose her heart to another man. A good portion of Alex’s backstory was revealed in the previous installment wherein the Dawn family was on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of Alex’s past. The $ex scenes are intense, erotic and often spontaneous-anywhere, anytime. Most of the previous storyline characters play secondary and supporting roles including Alex’s sister Ivy and her boyfriend Brent Payton, as well as Cal Payton and Jenna, and Jenna’s best friend Delilah. The Payton patriarch Jack makes a cameo appearance, along with Payton half-brother Asher. Wounded fire-fighter Davis is absent but by way of mention is brought into the storyline through Delilah-who may or may not have feelings for the now wheel-chair bound hero. I am looking forward to Delilah and Davis’s story. DIRTY DEEDS focuses on family and friendships; romance and love; moving forward and letting go. Alex and Spencer must face their pasts before they are able to move towards a future-apart or together. The small town familiarity of Tory, Maryland brings with it the love and support not otherwise found in big city living. The premise is entertaining and heartwarming; the characters are loving, animated and protective; the happily ever after takes time to come to fruition but is worth the wait-in the end.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson Book Three of the Mechanics of Love series Publisher: Avon Impulse Publication Date: December 8, 2015 Rating: 3 stars Source: eARC from Edelweiss ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Summary (from Goodreads): Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, a man shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams. L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company's hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes. They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart. What I Liked: I was slightly nervous about this book before starting it - I LOVED Dirty Thoughts, but didn't quite love Dirty Talk as much as I'd hoped. It was still good (a three-star read), but I worried that Dirty Deeds would follow the decline. Thankfully, it didn't really slump, and I enjoyed Spencer and Alex's story (for the most part)! Spencer is in Tory, Maryland, doing his job - investigating the town to see if Royalty Suites should build a hotel there. He enjoys his job, his position, and his money. But when he meets Alex Dawn in Tory, he begins to think that maybe she was missing in his life. Alex is moving on from past life with her ex-boyfriend, and she knows better than to form attachments. But there is something about L.M. Spencer that she can't shake - if fact, he's all she can see. But he'll be leaving for New York and never coming back, and neither of them are willing to give up their current lives. Or will they? Spencer is the new character in this series - he wasn't in Dirty Thoughts or Dirty Talk. He's a tall, broad, handsome, posh British guy with a wicked accent that even little Violet is obsessed with. Spencer is very refined and polished... and yet he's as dirty-talking and alpha as they come. Alex totally misjudges him, and she's surprised by the instant and unwavering chemistry between them. But what's more, Spencer is a thoughtful and sweet guy. He apologizes when he's wrong, he wants things to be clear, he likes to talk things out. Such a perfect guy, right? Alex, on the other hand, doesn't like talking about feelings or anything deep. She doesn't want to get emotionally entangled with Spencer (but she does, her bad). Alex is a difficult girl with a sad past, and it's Spencer who indirectly lifts her to her feet, and she finds her way in this book. I love how tough Alex is, but I also love that she lets her walls down. For Spencer. I love how Alex and Spencer's relationship unfolds; you'd think it'd be difficult to pull off, with Spencer in town for days at a time. He comes, leaves for New York, comes back, stays for a little longer than the first time. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars! Dirty Deeds is the third book in the Mechanics of Love series, but can totally be read as a standalone. As a fan of Megan Erickson’s books, I am so sad that this series has come to an end. Dirty Deeds has given me everything that I have been looking for in a great contemporary romance and more. From the moment Alex’s character was introduced, I was dying to know more about her. I wanted to know why she hated relationships and stopped believing in love. So, when Spencer enters the picture, right away, I knew I was on to something good. Spencer challenged Alex and woke up a part of her that has been asleep for quiet some time. What was supposed to be one night of fun between these two, was quickly turning into something more. Now, it all will be up to Alex. Is she ready to take the leap and fall in love? Or will Spencer be just like every man in Alex’s life and find a way to disappoint her? Dirty Deeds was a fabulous read from start to finish. The story is captivating and told from dual points of view. I absolutely adored Alex and Spencer. The two of them had amazing chemistry and I loved watching their relationship build. The side characters were amazing as always. I love spending time with my old friends from the previous stories. I really loved the roll that the Payton family played in this story. I loved how they took Alex in and gave her the family that she always needed. They were fiercely protective over her and just accepted her for who she was. Dirty Deeds was a quick and enjoyable read for me. It was well written and entertaining. Not only did this book make me laugh, but it also made me swoon and fall in love. Megan Erickson has once again given me an amazing read with fun characters and a completely heartwarming story-line. There is so much to love about this book, but don’t just take my word for it. Grab this book and see just how awesome this book truly is. I hope that you will read this book and fall in love with these characters as much as I have! *I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
What a fun and sexy story! Having been introduced to Alex in the first story in the series (Dirty Thoughts) I was excited to see who she would end up with, and this match works out perfectly! From their first meeting, the sparks are flying between them and both Spencer and Alex are clear that it’s one night to scratch the itch they’ve got for each other, and easy to leave it at that. Neither expects Spencer to end up back in town again, and when he does, they can’t keep their hands off each other. Spencer comes across as a mostly conservative Brit, definitely well off, and with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He’s the opposite of Alex in temperament and background – well, at least he’s tried to overcome his working class upbringing. He’s remade himself into a wealthy man of business. But he’s got a gentle and fun side too, and when they’re not having sex, the things they share deepen their feelings for each other pretty quickly. Alex is finally feeling like she’s regaining her sense of self, with her semi-adopted Payton family, a job she loves, and a safe place for her and her sister. Having been in an emotionally abusive relationship, and on the run, Tory is now her home. And she’s going to protect that home come hell or high water. It was great to see her change from the first time we were introduced to her as a character in Dirty Thoughts to the woman she is now. This doesn’t mean that she’s not without her faults, or that she doesn’t hide behind a bold face when necessary, but she’s definitely coming into her own. I really like how the author is able to take characters and make them multidimensional, with layers revealed as the story is told. And as always, I’m delighted when a story is told from both points of view so we get the male and female perspective on the romance. The Payton family plays an important role (particularly since Alex’s sister Ivy is with Brent Payton, a relationship that was delightfully told in book 2 of the series, Dirty Talk). The camaraderie of the family and their acceptance and protection of Alex and Ivy make for lots of fun scenes and serious ones too. Caring friends and the small town atmosphere give the story a heartwarming touch. Combine that with a super sexy romance (Alex and Spencer have no qualms about showing each other who’s boss in the bedroom!) with strong and personable main characters, and you get a wonderful story that is definitely in my top reads of 2015! 5 stars. P.S. Loved the nicknames they had for each other!
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to learn Alex was getting her own book! She's a great blend of beauty, brains and ballsyness,(