What to Do with a Bad Boy
Praise for The Troublemaker Next Door:
A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Romance for Spring
"Filled with strong-willed characters. The love scenes...will make readers sweat."-RT Book Reviews, 4.5 stars, Top Pick! Gold
WHAT IS WITH MIKE McCAULEY?
Every time Delilah Webster runs into Mike McCauley, he practically bites her head off. The rough-and-tumble contractor clearly has
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First off, I'm not usually a fan of 'my sainted wife is dead therefore I refuse to love again' type of scenarios in my romance books. But this one won me over.
Mike is a widower who lost his wife giving birth to their son, Colin. Six years after her death, he still couldn't move on and start another relationship. Delilah or Del as she was affectionately called, is a tattooed, brash mechanic who caught his eye. She's the total opposite of his dead wife but Mike is attracted to her and ...more
Sooo... it was with some trepidation that I started this one. 4th book in a series? How I hate to read out of order! But since I won this book in a Goodreads contest, my conscience wouldn't let me dilly-dally until I had read the previous three. I was going to do the right thing--read it, then review it. For about the first couple chapters, I was regretting that decision. Who were these ...more
Why is it everyone always thinks they know what is best for us... They try to hook you up with the guy or gal you have no interest in... with the resounding phrase of... but they are perfect for you... we know what is best...
Mike keeps hearing this from his Mom and siblings and he does his best to stay clear of it all. He has no interest in being set up for a long term, maybe this is the one relationship. He had his true love and she gave him the most amazing ...more
I hate the dead spouse trope and generally avoid books with it and I don't know why I thought this book would somehow change my mind. Because it didn't. It just reminded me again just how much I hate it.
I don't find it romantic at all how Del was compared to Lea (Mike's dead wife) and how he would go on about how much he loves Lea and how she was his "true love." Because of that I couldn't enjoy Mike and Del's growing relationship because Lea was always in the back of my mind. And how ...more
The Good, The Bad and Everything In Between
-Good writing: Ms. Harte has a talent for creating a romance that is grounded in well-drawn characters and believable situations. There are no far out overly dramatic plot points, but real character driven angst that comes from two people meeting and overcoming their own foibles to reach ...more
Mike McCauley has been features in all the book as the lonely widower with the amazing son. WHAT TO DO WITH A BAD BOY has to be my most anticipated book in the series, especially with the lead up that occurred with Del in the last book.
Mike turned out to be different than I expected. Better. Hotter. Bigger. Hes the fun and charming father that loves spending time with his family, but hes also the guy who loves filthy sex as well. And rightly so because hes a demon in the sack!
Harte covers all ...more
This is one of the grittiest of the books in the series with some pretty graphic sex scenes. Both Mike and Del have baggage that they need to get rid of ...more
Great heroine - tough on the outside, a little more vulnerable on the inside. Loved the hero - big, stubborn, growly.
Great chemistry. Need to read more from this author.
Although this could be read as a standalone, it works much better as part of the series. Mike and Del, the hero and heroine, have been dancing for several books now so a lot of anticipation of their story ...more
This book is not for those who love candle lit dinners and sweet romance. Neither of these characters are sweet, with the ...more
Besides being a drop dead gorgeous hunk, Mike McCauley is also a wonderful father to his son and looks out for his parents and brothers. Mike has been widowed for six years. His wife ...more
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Okay so I love my single parent romances and this was no exception! Even though Brody's book is still my favorite, I did really enjoy this one. I felt like Mike and Del's relationship was quite explosive and fun. Mike has never really worked through the pain of ...more
I loved Mike and Del. Their relationship was explosive, but so much fun to watch. Del is pretty tough on the outside, but inside she is really soft and longing for love. I have been rooting for this couple since Del first showed up earlier in the series. I loved how she was with ...more
I am never, ever, judging a fictional guy from the way he acts around his brothers. Or, at the very least, I'm not judging Mike McCauley from his quiet and gruff appearance again - we all know it'll wear off in a few days, but let me pretend for a little while, ok?
So, the last of the books for the McCauley brothers was focused on Mike, ...more
Since I started this series I just couldn't wait to read this one, I'm into some tough-guy/girl it's really cute when they try to act cool when all they wanna do was to go all lovey dovey XD
- Loved Colin since book one, he was one cute kid, and I liked how he was the biggest fan of the main couple hooking up.
- Loved the family support from both sides, how they ganged up and had communication to hook them up, it was so cute with the operation naming and spying stuff XD
I was pulled right into this story. Love all the alpha males in the McCauley family. This story will pull you in and make you laugh through the entire story. You will also want to smack Mike a few times..
If you have not read the below in this series I would advise reading that book first.
The Troublemaker Next Door (The McCauley Brothers, #1)
How to Handle a Heartbreaker (The McCauley Brothers #2)
Ruining Mr. Perfect (The McCauley Brothers, #3)
This is Mike and Dels story. Delilah is mechanic ...more
I was excited about the premise of this book. Female mechanic with an enemies to lovers theme sounded like it would be right up my alley. It quickly became apparent that this wasnt the book for me. Some thoughts while reading:
1. The heroine was supposed to be this bad girl with tattoos and piercings but it feels forced. She just never gave off this vibe. Every time she tried to be tough it made me cringe.
2. The chemistry was nonexistent. There was no tension and no ...more
Its been six years since Mike McCauley lost his soulmate, but every now and again the pain still manages to leave him breathless. She may have left him too soon, but from her, he got the greatest gift he could have ever asked for. His son, Colin. His life isnt perfect, but hes content. Then his brothers start falling in love and settling down. He may not have a raging social life, but ...more
Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. Shes a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, ...more
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