Looking for a contemporary romance with strong female characters who don’t let anyone get them down? Look no further than Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart!
About ‘Miss Mechanic’ by Emma Hart:
Two mechanics. One rivalry.
She’ll prove she’s as good as she says she is.
He’ll prove her place isn’t under the hood.
It’s over it.
“Don’t let the bastards get you down.”
For twenty-six years, I lived by my daddy’s motto. Which is why “Mechanic Wanted” is all it takes for me to apply for the job at the garage we once owned.
And I meet the biggest bastard of them all.
Dexter Ryne. Hotter than Hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car.
Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal.
I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don’t, I’m on telephone duty.
If I do, he’ll accept defeat and make my job permanent.
Now, all I have to do is fight my attraction to the cocky little… beep.
Problem is, an engine isn’t the only thing he knows how to make purr…
‘Miss Mechanic’ by Emma Hart book review:
This is only my second time reading a book by Emma Hart and I’ve loved both of them dearly. For those that read Miss Fix-It, Miss Mechanic has a very similar feel. Although there’s no mistaking these books for romances, they have great feminist feels and both characters are fighting against sexism.
So it was really fun to read about these kick ass heroines who aren’t afraid to go after their dreams, despite what everyone around them thinks they should be doing instead. It’s not so serious that it will get readers in a funk, but definitely makes them want to fight the patriarchy too.
“But I figured that if I never got a response, I didn’t have to suffer the rejection I’d ultimately get because I was the proud owner of a vagina. Hell, at my last interview, I’d been informed they didn’t have a place on reception open and they were very sorry. I hadn’t even bothered.”
When Jamie first meets Dexter, she has him pegged for just another sexist asshole. Even though he’s been looking to hire a mechanic for weeks, he’s baffled when Jamie shows up to her interview instead of a guy like he was expecting. What she doesn’t know, is it isn’t that he’s against women working as mechanics, it’s just she’s so attractive he’s taken back and acts like a jerk.
With all of the bullshit Jamie’s had to deal with from guys, she makes a bet with Dexter. If she gives him three weeks to prove herself, she’ll work reception instead if for some reason she doesn’t meet his standards. It doesn’t take long for Jamie to prove that she knows plenty about cars, and more about the town residents than Dexter does.
“I swallowed when he lowered his mouth to the side of my face, lips almost ghosting over my skin until a breath of air separated his mouth and my ear. ‘That might be right,’ he said in a low, rough voice. ‘But you’ve never been in my world, Jamie. It’s not a man’s world I don’t think you can hack – it’s mine.’ He released my hair a pulled back from me.”
They also quickly learn that their annoyances with one another goes beyond their first meeting. There’s a lot that they don’t agree about, but they also have a lot in common, too. They’re just too busy arguing all the time to realize it. What they do realize though, is that they’re crazy attracted to one another. And all that heated banter easily translates to heat in the bedroom.
Miss Mechanic was an extremely enjoyable read, and I can’t wait to read Emma’s next novel The Upside to Being Single!