Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Book Review: DIRTY WORK Anthology by Amanda Heger, Harper St. George & Tara Wyatt



Blurb

Nothing can keep a Hennessy from what he wants, even if it means getting dirty... And these men are good with their hands. 

“Uprooted” by Amanda Heger

When an inheritance forces Natalie Green back to her hometown, she finds herself knee-deep in family heirlooms and unwanted memories. And some of those memories involve landscaper Chris Hennessy—the guy whose virginity she took all those years ago. As the two begin rekindling an old flame, Natalie realizes her entire life is about to be UPROOTED. 

"Revved" by Harper St. George

When lawyer Rachel Cambridge's life falls apart, she should be heartbroken. So why can't she drag her thoughts from the bad boy she walked away from years earlier? Sexy mechanic Sage Hennessy isn’t interested in forgiveness, but he won’t say no to a night in his bed. Will it be enough, or will Rachel get back the one man who's ever REVVED her engine?

"Nailed" by Tara Wyatt

Cynical sports journalist Charlie Grant isn't looking for love, especially not with smartass carpenter Adam Hennessy. But when Charlie hires Adam to rebuild her deck, she can't seem to keep her hands to herself. When smoking hot sex turns into something more, she's worried she might get NAILED.

Follow the rough-around-the-edges Hennessys and the women who snag their hearts in DIRTY WORK, a contemporary romance anthology with novellas by Amanda Heger, Harper St. George, and Tara Wyatt.


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Carra's Review

Uprooted

A sweet second chance romance that is also about forgiveness and moving on.  After the pain Natalie went through following the death of her best friend after a party night gone wrong, she left behind her hometown and Chris without a word of explanation.

Ten years later, we get to see them rediscover each other-and nothing has cooled down with them at all.  The way they so easily pick up virtually right where they left off shows just how comfortable and matched they really are.

We get to see Natalie work through the pain from a decade ago which she never really let go of, and finally forgive herself.  I loved Chris, he was there for Natalie, supporting her and loving her no matter what.

4 stars for Uprooted, Chris really stood out for me in this one.

Revved

Another second chance romance, again with the idea of forgiveness.  I have to say, I really liked Sage-he's a hard working, strong and sexy man.  Rachel though, what she said to him when she left the first time around...I was not happy about that at all.  I am not a fan of people (whether they are characters in a book or a person in real life) who let others dictate their choices and who can't stand up for themselves and what they want...which is exactly what Rachel was like.  She may have changed things around later-hence the shot at a second chance-but for me what happened the first time just ticked me off.

It's purely because of Sage that I give this 3.5 stars.  Him?  He's worth a lot more ;-)

Nailed

It's a common theme with the Hennessy cousins...someone runs the first time around, then we get to enjoy their second chance.  This time it was Adam who ran and Charlie who needs to forgive him.  And with the sparks that fly between them, it's a good thing Charlie can move past Adam's faux pas.  

I loved Charlie's tough, independent personality.  She was easy to identify with and like, and aside from her housecleaning habits (the non-existent habits that is), she's a good, strong character with a lot going for her.  She guards her heart closely thanks to her ex-fianc√© but thankfully learns to push past what he did to her.  Good thing, too--because I loved Adam's character and really wanted to see him get his HEA...even after his jerk move the first time around.

I'm a little in-between on the rating for Nailed, so 3.75 stars it is.  

Overall

All three stories will satisfy your second chance romance wants, and all three are meant for readers 18+ due to adult language and sexual content.  My overall rating for the anthology is 4 stars, and Uprooted is definitely my favorite story of the bunch.  In all three the Hennessy guys shine, these men are my favorite part of each story.




About the Authors


Amanda Heger

Amanda Heger is a writer, attorney, and bookworm. She lives in the Midwest with her unruly rescue dogs and a husband who encourages her delusions of grandeur. She strongly believes Amy Poehler is her soul mate, and one of her life goals is to adopt a pig and name it Ron Swineson.

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Harper St. George

Harper St. George was raised in the rural backwoods of Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days that instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the historical romance novel which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since. 

She lives on Florida's emerald coast with her family. She would love to hear from you. Please visit her website at www.harperstgeorge.com and connect with her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/harperstgeorge.



Tara Wyatt

Tara Wyatt is a romance author who’s been making up love stories ever since she fell head over heels for the Backstreet Boys and Hanson almost twenty years ago. Not content with merely daydreaming about Nick Carter and Taylor Hanson, she grabbed a notebook and wrote countless fan fiction stories. 

After outgrowing her boy band obsession and obtaining an Honours B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from McMaster University, her love of books and reading led her to pursue a Masters’ degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario. Currently, she works for a large public library system, where she has the arduous task of selecting books for children and young adults for the library’s collection. 

​Before it was published, Tara’s manuscript, Necessary Risk, won the 2014 Unpublished Winter Rose contest, and the 2014 Linda Howard Award of Excellence. Her second manuscript, Primal Instinct, won the Utah RWA's Heart of the West contest, also before it was published. 

Tara is a member of the Toronto RWA chapter. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with the cutest dog in the world and a husband who makes all of her heroes look like chumps.

Visit her online at www.tara-wyatt.com, or find her on Twitter @taradwyatt

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