Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad's garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He's the one man she can't stand...even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in top gear.
Tazen has no use for Quinn, at least not professionally, and he's making sure she knows it. But there's a spark between them that she's finding hard to ignore. She's determined to prove her talent is as impressive as her sassy mouth. When she finds out Tazen is hiding a secret that could bring down his career and everyone involved in it, she wonders: is falling for him is going to be work the risk?
**Hard To Break is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**
Overall Rating: 4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★
Grease, wrenches and coveralls make this girl's heart go pitter patter! In Bella Jewel’s second book An Alpha’s Heart, she introduces us to a tomboy mechanic that would rather be under a car than getting gussied up for a night on the town. Hard to Break is a story of hardship, addictions and how love can overcome it all! This is a novel that is filled with characters that ooze humanity, while showing that no one is perfect. Quinn and Tazen are characters, created by a master’s hand and emulate the best and sometimes the worst in each of us.
Give her a motor to overhaul or a car in need of service and Quinn is a happy woman. Her world revolves around her father’s garage, a place where she learned her craft at her father’s side. Everything changed in her life, however when cancer took her mother from their family. Now Quinn faces losing everything that means anything to her! Tazen Watts has always been her hero and role model until the day he walks into her garage and says he wants to buy it! Tempers flare and words fly, but under it all an intense attraction simmers.
He is a man on a mission, buy Quinn’s family’s garage and open up another shop there for his business. The only thing is he did not expect the woman he came face to face with and his reaction to her. Tazen needs the garage. It is a perfect location for the expansion of his business. But does he stand to lose more than he gains? There are things in his past that haunt him, things that he is trying to leave behind. Will he succeed or will they catch up with him?
Each character is unique and enhances the storyline in this extraordinary novel. Ms. Jewel is a master of her craft and as the story unfolds, the reader will find they are unable to put it down until the end. I cannot wait for the next in this series by this phenomenal writer. This is an outstanding addition to my library!
Hero: Tazen Watts 4.25 stars
Heroine: Quinn 4.25 stars
Steam: 4.25 stars
Plot: 4.25 stars
***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***