Series: The Bang Shift #2
Author: Mandy Harbin
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publish Date: March 24, 2015
After finally getting out of her disastrous relationship, Maya Carmichael has sworn off all bad boys. Sure they’re hot. The attitude? No thanks. But when her car is vandalized while on a night out with her roommate, she realizes her ex is truly sadistic. Her friend insists they lay low for a few days while the cops do their thing. Unfortunately her temporary haven will throw her in the path of another bad boy. Oh, she’s heard stories about her roommate’s brother, Hunter, and he’s just the type she wants to avoid. Until she sees him … and all good intentions fly out of her busted windshield.
Hunter Anderson might be the easygoing jokester within the Bang Shift crew—the small Arkansas town’s mechanics and the government’s secret mercenaries—but underneath his lighthearted exterior lurks demons of a past he’d love nothing more than to forget. Working on cars and taking the occasional contracted mission help, but he fears nothing will stop his past from coming back to haunt him. No one has tried penetrating the façade to get to the real person below. No one, until Maya.
The attraction is undeniable, but there’s more to Hunter than he can ever let on, and for Maya, this hot distraction makes it easy to forget the real danger she’s in. It has nothing to do with losing her heart to him.
When really it has everything to do with just that.
“’I feel you everywhere,’ he whispered, and she knew he didn’t mean physically.”
Hunter is the second offering of the Bang Shift series – which involves a tough group of mercenaries that work as mechanics by day but are often hired by the government as a different type of “mechanic.” They are a gruff pack of good-looking, dick-swinging, arrogant a-holes, that don’t even like each other. But I have a hunch each one is waiting for just the right woman to peel back the hard outer shell to reveal the soft gooey center hidden inside. Hunter’s right woman happens to be a naïve and over-protected college girl, also known as his younger sister’s roommate. The story was interesting with twists and turns and enough intrigue to keep me occupied and curious, and enough steam to keep me from putting my kindle down when I should be doing other things. While Hunter’s story is not up to the same standard as the first book in the series, Brody, which I absolutely adored and lusted after, I was still entertained and am look forward to uncovering the deets on the next hunk that is to be offered up.
About the Author
Mandy Harbin is an award-winning, bestselling author of several books across multiple romance genres ranging from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. She is also the number one bestselling author in teen romance under the pen name M.W. Muse with her popular Goddess Series. She is a Superstar Award recipient, Reader’s Crown and RWA Passionate Plume finalist, and has received Night Owl Reviews Top Pick distinction many times. She studied writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, earned several degrees, and even pursued an MBA until she realized becoming an author did not have to remain an unfulfilled dream. Mandy is a PAN member of the RWA and lives in a small Arkansas town with her non-traditional family, and although she is a direct descendant of British royalty, they refuse to call her princess. When she’s not penning her latest book, you can find her hanging out online where she loves to connect with fellow readers or stalking Mickey Mouse at Disney World.
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