Zero to Sixty

Zero to Sixty

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 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492630333
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: Body Shop Bad Boys , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 129,588
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marie Harte is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether biking around town, hiking, or hanging at the local tea shop, she's constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit and fall in love.

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Zero to Sixty 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Great read. I almost didn't read this because Sam was such a jerk in the last book. But I decided to give it a try. So glad I did. Sam was gruff but oh so sweet. He and Ivy had fantastic chemistry. There wasn't too much conflict between h/h. Mostly with others. I like that the author let these two have so much fun together.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Zero to Sixty" is a great romance- ignore the blurb on the back ("Bad Boy Sam + Good Girl Ivy = Learning to love again"). This book is so much more than that! Sam has spent a lot of his life feeling unlovable, mainly because of the way good mother has treated him. She blames him for everything that has gone wrong in her life and treats him terribly (those descriptions are hard to read). Luckily, he met Foley who brought him home and whose mother has become like a mother to him. Now, Sam and Foley are working together as mechanics. They seem a little rough around the edges because of time in prison, tattoos, and muscles (Sam is always ready for a fight). Sam helps an old woman, Willie, with the pets she fosters. One who keeps running away finds his way to Ivy, a massage therapist who has her own insecurities. Sam uses the dog to secure a date, and the rest is history! This was a really steamy book with a tension-filled build up, complete with the building of an actual relationship. I absolutely loved the way their interactions developed and evolved during the book. They are both great characters and I couldn't help but cheer for them both. This book was so much more than I expected, and I highly recommend it! I have read earlier books, but you don't need to in order to enjoy this one! This book also sets up for the next in the series, which was nice (but now I'll have to find the next one). Overall, this was a great romance- don't let the description deter you! Please note that I received this book from a giveaway. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sexy and emotionally driven! Loved these two!
Misty_W More than 1 year ago
After Ivy Stephens last relationship ended she is trying to put her life back together. She enjoys her job and the puppy that's been hanging around. She wants to take him home but isn't sure that the landlord will let her have him. When she goes looking for the puppy, he is the care of a big, burly, scary, handsome man. Sam Hamilton has had it rough most of his life. He had a mother who's always hated him, did something stupid and went to prison, and now his anger relief is illegal fighting. Sam however is none of those things, he's not a criminal and he has one of the biggest hearts out of all the men in the Body Shop Bad Boy Series. In his spare time he works with an older woman to adopt animals to homes where they know they will be taken care of and well loved, like the puppy. With the puppy though, he ends up in a deal with the blonde and beautiful Ivy, they split time and its an excuse for both of them to spend time together. Sam is feeling left out with his best friend, Foley, finding love. But all that changes with Ivy. I have not found a Marie Harte book that I didn't enjoy. The Body Shop Bad Boys and the Donnigans are my favorite. It's always hard to say which book of a series is your favorite, but I love how these two characters grew together and how they supported each other through everything. There were characteristics of Sam that I wasn't expecting like his sense of humor, he comes across as such a serious guy. Received ARC in exchange for honest voluntary review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Sam.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Sam was at Webster’s garage and all kinds of cars had come in today and he had been working all morning into early evening. Then Sam had gotten Tyrant an old cat of Willie’s from under a car and got scratched before getting Tyrant back to Willie as she would take care of where Tyrant hurt his ear. Sam only cared that Willie helped the animals that were strays and made life interesting as she definitely a character. Foley was Sam’s best friend but now Foley had Cyn who he loved even though she did include Sam in their life. Foley’s mom considered Sam her son also and loved him as Sam loved her as she had practically raised Sam as her biological mother only put Sam down and told him he was unlovable and a loser and no good for anything. But she always called Sam every so often and as long as he did what she wanted she left Sam alone for months at a time. Foley and his mother had stood up to Sam’s biological mother so she was afraid of them and didn’t try to mess with them. Now Foley’s mother was remarrying and she was totally psychotic with her wedding plans. Sam was a little lonely now that Foley was with Cyn a lot. Sam had helped in a dogfight and had taken the pit bull to Willie to take care of as Willie loved taking care of animals and Sam found he liked helping animals. Sam was a very big man and had tattoos and looked scary. Every since the pit bull Sam and Willie worked together helping strays in the city. Ivy co owned a massage clinic with Shelby who was the original owner of the clinic. Ivy was a licensed massage therapist Sam asked her if she had seen a puppy and described Scruffy which Willie and he called the puppy. Ivy told Sam she had taken him in but then he got away and she was going looking for him Sam went with her.Ivy had not been on a date with anyone in over a year and when she and Sam both went to pet Cookie as Ivy called him she instantly felt an attraction to Sam. Ivy wasn’t looking for a man she didn’t want to be hurt again. Sam wanted Ivy to meet him for a beer and to talk about Cookie.Sam usually noticed a girl’s chest and butt but with Ivy it was her beautiful eyes as well as a beautiful smile. Ivy seems to have implanted herself in Sam’s brain. Sam has lost his taste for easy sex that didn’t mean anything Sam took Cookie until Ivy got the okay from her landlord to have the dog. Then Sam and Ivy went to get Cookie who was at Willie’s.Sam also gave Ivy a ride home as her car needed to be repaired. Sam had offered to check the clutch on her car for her. Sam kissed Ivy and thought he had gone to far and quickly left Ivy’s home and ivy felt like she had jumped Sam and scared him away. But everything got ironed out between Sam and Ivy. Sam and Ivy were actually going on a date. The physical chemistry was so off the wall for both of them. Ivy wondered what it would be like to be in a relationship with Sam. Ivy wasn’t a casual kind of girl when she fell for a guy she fell hard. I absolutely loved this story, I didn’t want to put it down the plot was great. I loved how we seen Sam turn into a man who smiled and found some happiness. I hated his mother it wasn’t Sam’s fault for what happened and she had no help . Sam tried to earn her love but between the drugs and her mental issues he just couldn’t reach her. I loved that Ivy wouldn’t give up on Sam and she stood up to his mother for them. Such a beautiful story to see the change in Sam once he found Ivy. A great read I loved the characters and the in
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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.