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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  165 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Nothing is sexier than a determined woman, qualities Katie Parker has in spades. Despite her father's lack of support, or maybe because of it, Katie manages just fine with Hard Ride, a mechanic shop where she is free to do the one thing that sets off her spark plugs: work on classic cars. What could be better than classic cars and a sexy mechanic?

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Kindle Edition, 108 pages
Published June 29th 2014
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Books Laid Bare
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Katie Parker took her grandfather’s company apart when she inherited it, and developed her own more streamlined business platform, encompassing her passion( amongst others) – Hard Ride – the place she has called her home and plied her trade as a mechanic for the last two years.
Houston Moore works with Katie at the garage for the last two years and while there has always been an undercurrent of attraction between the ex-Navy Intelligence officer and the hard working rich girl, Katie has always en
Melissa Christenson
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me for an honest review. Can I just say wow what an awesome book! I enjoyed it greatly let me tell you I've been in a book funk. This book had action, adventure, love, scandal and a few beatings. Katie and Houston will not leave you hanging! She's stubborn and he's an ex Navy Intelligence Officer so you know they are going to butt heads a time or two. It was an all around good book with a HEA, for the main character's of course. I'm glad I got the chance to read it and wou ...more
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love the Alpha male and kickass heroine. First by author. Did not like the length but it was a fun quick read.
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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I gave this book 5 stars.
This is Katie and Houston's book.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, it will keep you wanting more.
Katie is a hard nut to crack. She is dominant and feisty. A hard to tame girl that is not looking or love.
She is happy with her life just the way it is.
Houston is the gorgeous mechanic that works for her and he want's a taste of Katie.
Since the first day he has worked for his boss lady he has had his eye on her.
Watching her work on cars and
Kelly Hartigan
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
A hard ride in more ways than one!

Katie is the owner of a body shop, Hard Ride, specializing in muscle cars. She is very independent and determined, and she has to be – she is trying to make a name for herself and also prove that unlike her father, she can run an honest business. Katie believes she doesn’t need anyone in her life to help her, let alone a man, and she needs to prove she can do everything on her own. Ms. Pierce does a wonderful job showing how independent (and stubborn) Katie can
Kim Bishop
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
**Book provided by the author for an honest review**

Katie "Hellcat" Parker is the owner and head mechanic at Hard Ride. Katie loves restoring old vehicles, and also has a few other small businesses under her control. Katie has harbored a crush on her employee Houston Moore for two years, but has always kept her distance until now...

When the two come out from under the hood, Katie discovers some unauthorized invoices. While investigating the unexplained discrepancies, things between Katie and Hou
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love books that have strong heroines, throw in that she works in a traditionally male role restoring cars, and I knew I was just going to love Katie. Then add in the fact that she is a kick-ass business woman on top of everything else, and I am definitely a fan!

And as much as I loved Katie, Houston was everything you would want in a man – totally alpha, but secure enough to let a woman be in charge, protective and loyal, yet knows that his woman can take care of herself – yep, everything you w
Escape Reality with Books
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Diana.

Born into an outwardly perfect family with unlimited wealth and prestige, Katie Parker appears to have it all. At 25 Katie ends up with Parker Enterprises Inc, the company founded by her great grandfather and she causes national headlines when she dismantles and closes down the company for what appears to be no valid reason and in turn establishes her own smaller company encompassing small businesses including “Hard Ride”, where she works as a mechanic.

Enter ex-Navy Intelligenc
Rachael Orman
Jul 19, 2014 rated it liked it
3 Stars

*I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads*

I really wanted to love this story, but it didn't quite get there for me. I figured out who was behind the suspense way too early so the rest of the book for me was just waiting for it to be revealed.

Katie is a strong woman with multiple businesses (but we only hear about one really). She has a sexy as heck coworker, who she has lusted after for a while. He's also lusted after her. True to most romance books, they f
Samaris Creech
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Katie is the owner of a body shop and she has worked hard to ensure that her work is above par and honest. Nothing like her father’s old company which she personally dismantled a few years back. Katie is very trusting of her employees and wants only the best for them and her business. Houston has been working for Katie for the past few years and has a major crush on her. Some light flirting here and there eventually leads to more. When things start happening to Katie Houston goes into protective ...more
The Book Fairy Reviews
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Houston has been thinking about having Katie for about 2 years. Form the first time he saw her bend over the hood of a car. Katie has been lusting over the Housotn's hot body hidden underneath the jumpsuit for about the same amount of time. They do this nice dance of flirting until the flirting could not be held back as nothing any longer. And let me tell you the Alpha Male in him came out and pounded his mark into her.
Sexy and smoldering are not all that Trixie gives us in this book. We have Ka
Aղցela W.
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a short quick read that I liked. Katie is the owner of a body shop Hard Ride specializing in muscle cars. She is very independent and determined and she has to be she is trying to make a name for herself and also prove that unlike her father. Katie believes she doesn’t need anyone in her life to help her not even a man, and she has to prove she can do everything on her own. Houston is a hot, sexy, and dominant alpha male with a desire to protect and do everything he can to take care of ...more
Geneva Handleman
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Awesome heroine? With hot cars, hot men, and steamy sex, Hard Ride delivers what it promises! As an independent reviewer for Paranormal Books and Authors that Rock, I enjoyed this book on so many levels. As a car chick, having been raised around real cars and junkyards my entire childhood, her shop and the cars she owns and works on were as hot as the man she finally gives in and lets close to her.

Trixie Pierce has created a heroine that can save herself, but decides to let a man be her much nee
Jen Wildner
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book for an up and coming author! Trixie is awesome for just releasing this book! I was sucked in from the beginning, once Katie hears that sexy voice I was hooked. Katie is just an average lady workin her butt off doing what she loves, who needs a man to take care of you when you are so strong? Houston is THE Alpha Male, once he gets a taste of sweet Katie there's no going back. A lot of things are thrown at them while they are just starting out. Katie would never believe w ...more
Johnnie-Marie Howard
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
Wow What an amazing short story!! It completely blew my mind it was loaded with lots of great things lot's of twist to the story and for the short amount of pages it covered a lot. The author did a great job with everything to deal with the story my only thing is how I wish their was more to it maybe longer but I can't complain to much I didn't get left on a cliffhanger but it did leave me wanting more. The story was great, the characters even better, the story line blew away my mind, so yes thi ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

Hot, hot, hot - the first scene just catapults you into the relationship that underpins the whole story, and sets the bar high! However, this is a proper story, with intrigue and injury as well as two smart, forthright people finding each other. For a short book, this packs a lot of punch, and I am adding Ms Pierce to my stalker list, as this was one hot ride.

Wicked Reads Review Team
Tabitha Jones
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy to read this book. Very well written with an amazing story-line. Who knew i would become a fan of muscle cars. Katie who owns multiple business including Hard Ride has been attracted to her employee Houston. Houston has had the hots for Katie as well. They both have a love of a nice revved up motor. Katie finds out that someone has been stealing from her business and it's an inside job. While trying to pinpoint what is going on she gets a little bumped and bruised a long the line. ...more
Tiffany Rains
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fast guy and hot cars oops I mean fast cars and hot guys...

Houston, the alpha male, makes my mouth water but I love how Katie is a strong woman that gives and takes what she wants. Houston's need and desire to protect Katie is definitely commendable. It's a good thing his previous background helps out because who knows where the two of them would have been with out it.

This was a fast read for me and was more than I was expecting. I'm looking forward to reading the next book to see what happens.

Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a really super debut novel.

Katie is a great fiesty character. She's a successful woman and she runs her own garage. It was great to read about a woman getting her hands dirty in more ways than one. Houston has been working for her for a few years. She is in all his thoughts. Katie would like a friends with benefits relationship with Houston. This is a great story of opening up and allowing people in. Loved the classic car aspect to it. Myself and my partner spend many weekends at classi
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, reviewed, owned
Houston is a total Alpha male when it comes to protecting Katie. Unfortunately Katie is very independent and has a hard time admitting her feelings for Houston and accepting his help. The opening scene is hot and sets the tone for their encounters. My only complaint is that I would have like the story to be longer to allow for more history of both the characters and what led them to be where they are now. Overall a good love story - looking forward to more from the author.

I received an eARC in e
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This as the author said is her first book and although it does show slightly it is an amazing story and very different. It tells the story of Katie a female mechanic who owns her own mechanic's business but in doing so has put herself in danger from her family. Her employee Houston is ex military and when her life and business is put in danger he pulls out all the stops to try and help her. Really enjoyed the story but think the plot needed a bit more depth to it x ...more
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sweet, sexy and sassy! Katie is the independent, take-no-crap, owner of Hard Ride, a very successful body shop. Houston is her very able-bodied employee who spends most of his time admiring Katie bent over her latest muscle car repair job. Things start to heat up until Katie finds herself under attack from her father's greedy and dangerous enemies. Now Katie and Houston are fighting for their lives and their romance may just have to wait! ...more
I didn't think I would like this one. But, I gave it a shot. I'm so glad I did. I enjoyed it so much. I love the car background. Having grown up with Judges, Chargers and other fast cars it was interesting to me. The steamy sex was very good too. I love the intrigue as Katie and Houston worked to find out what was going on in her company. I highly recommend it! ...more
Rylan Cole
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The one thing I can say about Hard Ride is that I want more! Houston and Katie were perfect. You get the independent heroine with a bit of reluctance from her past and also the Alpha male who learns to adjust to his hellcat of a woman. The sex was hot and having it around gorgeous cars, oil, and grease was even hotter.
Felicia Semmler
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
It started out pretty good but took a quick turn to a little more drama than I was expecting. The book was a quick read so it wasn't anytime lost. I would still read it again if I had time. The writing style was enjoyable just some of the elements were very dramatic and felt almost like watching a soap opera to me. ...more
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ONE I love a book with bad ass cars and sexy people! So this book hit on point with me. It had a great story line that had you wondering who was behind all the madness. I would love to read more about these HOtties .
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
*An ARC was provided in exchange of an honest review*

Not a bad read. I do wish there was a backstory before diving into the goods but all in all not bad. I did figure out what was coming a little too soon but I still wanted to finish it.
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Hard Ride is a 5 Alarm hot read and just when you think it is about them hooking up whenever and where ever they become so much more. It is a super fast read and for such a small book it holds a lot of story. Great ending.
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Enjoyed the book, it's a good story with a round plot, except for one main point. There's something unresolved, I can't tell since I don't want to spoil it to someone else, but I needed a reason.
Enjoyed the characters and how they grew through the story.
Rachelle Bishop
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
amazing. I loved it. Hotness all around from katie to Houston to the cars. it's a must read a great smooth enjoyable read. Can't wait for more ...more
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