Dirty Talk by Megan Erickson
When the one you shouldn't want is the one you can't resist...
Brent Payton works hard, plays hard, and has earned his ladies’ man reputation. But he’s more than just a good time, even though no one seems to see it. Until a gorgeous brunette with knockout curves and big, thoughtful eyes walks into his family’s garage and makes Brent want more.
Ivy Dawn and her sister are done with men, all of them. They’ve uprooted their lives too many times on account of the opposite sex, but that’s over now. The plan seems easy until a sexy, dirty-taking mechanic bursts in Ivy’s life and shakes everything up.
Brent can’t resist the one person who sees past his devil-may-care façade, and Ivy finds it harder and harder to deny how happy he makes her. But she has secrets of her own and when the truth comes out, she must decide if she’ll run again or if she’ll take a chance on forever.**
In the first of the Mechanics of Love book we got to see Cal's story, he's gruff and stoic but he loves his family and his girl Jenna. We also met the last brother and middle Peyton brother, Brent. He makes jokes and is the 'fun' brother. Max is a mixture of them both. I really loved Cal but I had no idea how much I was going to love Brent and seriously I did!!
Brent works hard, he's always doing what he's supposed to do when he's got to be serious, but no one takes him serious. People always want Cal to work on their cars. Little do they know that Cal can't do it all so a lot of the time Brent works on them, and he's damn good at his job. He enjoys working with his brother and dad and now Alex. Shes new and she's good at her job too, and he thinks of her like a sister. They bicker back and forth and it's fun for him. Then he meets Ivy, Alex's sister and he's instantly attracted to the petite woman. She turns him down flat though. Then he meets Violet, something goes funny in his stomach. Flip flops and his heart squeezes, this little girl turns his world on its axis. He wants to make her smile and her mama smile. Something in Violet's eyes is sad.
Moving to Tory was supposed to be their new start. She and Alex made a pact, No MEN. Their lives have been messed up too many times by the men that were supposed to love them. They had to think about making a life for Violet. After the last man that was in their lives, Violet is scared of men; terrified actually. When Ivy leaves Violet with Jenna to go on a job interview, she never expected to come back to Violet not only talking to Brent but working on a car with him. Her hearts melt watching them together. She can't get involved with him but it's really like forces are pushing them together. When Brent is there for Violet in a HUGE way, Ivy asked how she can repay him and all he asks for is a date. She can't tell her sister because she wants to be there for Alex like she'd be there for her. One date turns into another and before she knows it shes in deep.
I really enjoyed this story. I mean seriously I inhaled it in 3 hours. I loved how funny and lovable Brent was. He took to Violet like a duck to water and she took to him. Ivy and Alex were in awe of how close Violet got to Brent and how fast. He was so sweet with her and something about Ivy made him want to be gentle and settle down. Ivy is still a little gun shy but Alex is the worst about it. She's been hurt so its understandable but lord did I want to shake her. SO much went on in this book that I couldn't even begin to tell you all the amazing things going on in it. You will just have to read it and find out it all for yourself. Also if you haven't read at least Cal's story you probably should because there could be spoilers in this one. Do it I'm telling you its so worth it. When you get done, leave the author love in the form of a review.