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Dirty Deeds

(Mechanics of Love #3)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  656 ratings  ·  109 reviews
Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, a man shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland,
ebook, 320 pages
Published December 8th 2015 by Avon Impulse
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Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars!!


“Dirty Deeds” is the third installment in Megan Erickson’s series entitled “Mechanics of Love” and like its predecessors it can be read as a standalone. This third book features Alex, the sexy mechanic, character we previously met in book2, “Dirty Talk”. Like the other two books in the series, this one was a sweet, fun and sexy contemporary romance with two endearing main characters, a bunch of entertaining supportive characters and a great storyline.

Alex moved to Tory, Maryland with
Nov 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson
Book Three of the Mechanics of Love series
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

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Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and
Al George
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 02-purchased-99
Vacation review. Solid. Fun story. Awesome heroine finding her own self and great hero who let's her do her thing. No wimps here. ...more
Megan Erickson
Nov 19, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books, adult-rom
I fell in love with Alex when she first showed up in Cal's office at Payton auto. And now she finally gets her HEA, with an uptight Brit who never saw it coming. I hope you like their story. :)

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Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Favorite Quote: “I was about to take off my dress.”

Spencer nearly swerved off the road. “In the car?”

“You said a bunch of amazing things that made me want to get naked, okay? Quit being nice and stuff and I’ll keep my clothes on.”

What a fun, sexy story. Book three in the Mechanics of Love series (they can all be read as stand alones) I’ve enjoyed the heck out of all of them. For those that have read the first two books, we’ve been waiting to see who Megan Erickson had planned for the tough, fema
Danielle (Love at First Page)
4-4.5 stars

It's no secret that I love Megan Erickson's writing, and I love her adult romances pretty much equally, but Dirty Deeds... this may be the the first of hers that made me laugh and cry. A new favorite? I think so! She had me at British hero anyway - and said hero is so, so wonderful - but this book came to mean so much more to me. Though I've never been in an abusive relationship, I identified so much with Alex and her struggles. Tough, fierce, and brave she may be, but doubts of self-
Jessica Alcazar
#FuckingFeelingsy ...
*sigh* I'm not sure this will make sense, but I wish Alex's story was bigger but yet it was also perfect the way it was ...Megan Erickson has proven time and time again that she can write the heck out of a story and Dirty Deeds was no different.

The story was phenomenally good in its simplicity. At the heart of Alex and Spencer's journey are some serious baggage obstacles they managed to hurdle without tearing the reader up from the inside out. That takes some serious ta
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Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh, you guys.


I was a tiny bit skeptical that Megan Erickson was going to be able to make this sexy mechanic thing live up to the near perfection that was Brent Payton. But this—this story—is so, so good. I mean there I was, not even halfway through the book, sniffling and trying to keep my tears out of the macaroni and cheese I was making for my kids, because all my feelings were running down my face. It was unexpectedly emotional, and just…so good!

Alex Dawn has built a nearly impenetra
Maria Rose
In this third story in the Mechanics of Love series, Alex has finally found a place where she feels safe. With her sister Ivy and niece Violet, they’ve carved a home for themselves in Tory, and she’s got a job she loves as a mechanic with Payton and Sons. Here she can be herself, not a timid woman on the run. If this means an overindulgence in bright lipsticks and clothes to knock a man’s socks off (when not in her overalls), so be it. Meeting Spencer, a sexy Brit who shows up at the garage one ...more
Dec 20, 2015 added it
Shelves: romance
(view spoiler) ...more
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

Megan Erickson knows how to write contemporary romance! The Mechanics of Love series is the first I’ve read by her, and it won’t be the last. I’ve enjoyed each one of the books in the series immensely – Dirty Talk is still my favorite, but Dirty Deeds, the third and latest book, is one that definitely lived up to my expectations. It’s a book full of heart and humor, with touching characters that can’t help but endear themselves to your heart.

I’d been so ex
Christy LoveOfBooks


Who else has AC/DC running through their head now? Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap …

Ahem, anyway.

Okay, I’ve professed my love for the previous two books in the Mechanics of Love series, and I expected it to peak with Dirty Talk since I was all about Brent. I mean, I’ve loved Alex since she stepped on the scene in the first book, but no way was I expecting Dirty Deeds to be my favorite of the three. I honestly thought I’d like this one the least. Bravo, Megan Erickson, for making me the fool. A
Jaime Arkin
Are you a fan of contemporary romance? Is Megan Erickson on your radar? She should be. I'm finding that I'm become a bigger fan with each and every book that I read of hers. This series revolves around a small town and a certain auto shop. The shop is run by The Payton's and let's just say I wish these guys were the local mechanics in my neighborhood.

While I enjoyed all three of these stories, the final book, Dirty Deeds, has to be my favorite. Erickson's story-telling and writing has only gotte
nick (the infinite limits of love)
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

OMG! MEGANPLEASELETMEHAVEYOURBOOKBOYSBABIES. Can I leave my review for Dirty Deeds like this? No? Too weird? Well, by now you should all probably know that Megan Erickson is my FAVORITE romance author and her books and the boys (ESPECIALLY THE BOYS) turn me into a complete swooning weirdo. I swear, her romances make me so light-headed and giddy with happiness!

I THINK I look like this when reading her books ...

But really I just look like this.

Having loved the first two books, I was real
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I want to thank Avon for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.

I am a huge fan of Megan Erickson. I will read anything she writes. I've enjoyed each and every book she's put out so far. I especially have been in love with this particular series. There's just something so raw and intense about it that draws me right in. So given the chance to read this book for a blog tour, I jumped at it. A
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-na-wishlist
I really do love this series and was delighted Dirty Deeds was Alex's story, she really does deserve to find love and happiness.

We already know a lot about Alex's background and the disastrous relationship that lead her to Payton and Sons in the first place. Alex's history of verbal abuse has taken her self-esteem and belief in herself to dangerously low levels, no longer trusting her own judgement she doesn't believe she is destined to find a loving, caring relationship. Devaluing herself in t
If you have been reading the Mechanics of Love series and have fallen in love with it like me, then you have been anxiously awaiting Alex's story. Oh, how I love this girl! She’s feisty, tough, and yep, a mechanic. But there's another side of Alex: insecure, low self-esteem, and a brokenness that her abusive ex-boyfriend caused. And the abuse left Alex feeling unworthy and undeserving of being loved by any man. Now that her sister, Ivy, has found the love her life, Brent, and moved in with him, ...more
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
I'm so sad this series is over! But it definitely ended on a high note.

More soon.
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it


So many of my friends and I love Megan Erickson's Mechanics of Love series to pieces!  Today I have an excerpt, my review, and a blog tour-wide giveaway for Megan's latest entry in the series, Dirty Deeds.

Heads up, this one comes out next Tuesday!!




Can I tell you a secret?  Okay, it won't be such a secret when all 7 of my readers know this but... When I was a little girl, I wanted to work at a gas station.  There was a gas station on the corner where I lived where a guy came out and f
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars!

Dirty Deeds is the third book in the Mechanics of Love series, but can totally be read as a standalone. As a fan of Megan Erickson’s books, I am so sad that this series has come to an end. Dirty Deeds has given me everything that I have been looking for in a great contemporary romance and more.

From the moment Alex’s character was introduced, I was dying to know more about her. I wanted to know why she hated relationships and stopped believing in love. So, when Spencer e
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 stars

After meeting Alex in Dirty Talk, I couldn't wait to read her book! I loved her tough as nails attitude and how she owned who she was. She didn't try and change for anyone and I really admired her for that. As tough as Alex is, she isn't invincible. She has been deeply hurt in the past and has known emotional pain that she still carries around with her to this day. My heart ached for Alex because she didn't deserve what she had to endure, even though it has made her stronger because o
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads .

I've been waiting for Alex's book since learning more about her during Dirty Talk. I loved her character. She was sassy and spunky and different from a majority of the women you read about in romance books. I loved that she's a mechanic. There aren't nearly enough books out there with blue collar characters, which is a shame because I love reading about them. I adored her relationship with the Paytons and, with her bad relationship in the past,
Lisa Filipe
Why is it that every time I read a new Megan Erickson Mechanics of Love Romance, I always find myself saying "Now THIS one is my favorite!" But in all reality...DIRTY DEEDS is definitely my favorite of the three (so far), and that is saying so much because they are ALL so good!

I loved Alex as a character from the beginning, but DIRTY TALK solidified my love and DIRTY DEEDS just made it into a full-out Girl Crush...she is funny, sweet, spunky and very unsure of herself, but she sure loves with al
I will forever read Megan's words, so of course I was dying to read this.

I liked Alex in the last book, but I think I might have a girl crush on her. She's strong and snarky and she goes after what she wants. The best part about her is that at first she doesn't believe all of those things about herself, but realizes it and owns it like a mother fucker.

Spencer? Well, Megan had me at British. I'm a sucker for an accent and I really enjoyed people making fun of the words he said {especially Viole
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to learn Alex was getting her own book! She's a great blend of beauty, brains and ballsyness,(<--yep, ballsyness is a real word.) and her story does not disappoint. It's a great addition to the series.

Dirty Deeds is smexy, romantic and lots of fun! So is Spencer, in case you're wondering. The saucy Brit is all business but still manages to bring out the softer side of Alex, proving to her she's worth every bit of love she deserves. From her family, from her friends, and especia
FV Angela
Review originally posted at

After the first two books followed the Payton brothers as they found their way to love and happiness, book three in the Mechanics of Love series turns its attention to Alex Dawn, sister to Ivy from book two, Dirty Talk , and an employee at Payton and Sons Automotive. If you haven’t yet picked up this series, don’t fret, I do believe Dirty Deeds can be read as a stand-a-lone. Although honestly, if you aren’t reading this author a
Sandy S
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 8, 2015

Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, a man shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company's hotels. The B
Pretty Sassy Cool
This review is also posted on Pretty Sassy Cool.

Dirty Deeds is the third book in the very talented Megan Erickson’s Mechanics of Love series. While I don’t necessarily think it’s a must that you’ve read the first two books before picking this one up, it sure wouldn’t hurt because there’s a lot of history in all of these characters that definitely makes understanding the who’s and whys much easier. That being said, the love story of snarly Alex and uptight Spencer is a delightful addition to the
The Lusty Literate
4 Stars | Hot Steam

You know when you dive into a new romance and suddenly your casual escape swiftly turns into an all-night, blissful, binge-reading frenzy of downloading and devouring an entire series? That’s what happened when I fatefully and joyously discovered Megan Erickson’s searingly seductive, wildly addictive and uncommonly satisfying Mechanics of Love trilogy. Unquestionably one of the finest, most enjoyable and delightfully unexpected contemporary romance series of the year, each swo
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

Dirty Deeds is the third book in the Mechanics of Love series by Megan Erickson. It is the story of Ivy's sister- Alex. I am going to let you guys in on a little confession...I totally thought this was the second book in the series. I had no idea that Megan Erickson snuck book 2 by me completely. I am so bummed that I missed Brent's story. I have to go back and read that ASAP. The second book is also where we find the
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Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestselling author of romance that sizzles. Her books have a touch of nerd, a dash of humor, and always have a happily ever after. A former journalist, she switched to fiction when she decided she likes writing her own endings better.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she's been told she has a full-sized

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“Alex? Where’d you go? There’s a cookie here that’s labeled but my name is spelled wrong. Brent is spelled B-R-E-N-T, not A-L-E-X.” Alex rolled her eyes. “Don’t touch my cookie.” 2 likes
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