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Collision Course

(Body Shop Bad Boys #4)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  867 ratings  ·  143 reviews
Ace mechanic Lou Cortez has always had a way with the ladies, so he can't understand why lovely florist Josephine -Joey- Reeves won't give him the time of day.

Joey knows all about mistakes. After getting pregnant at fifteen, she's spent the past nine years building a life for her and her son. This sexy mechanic is one misstep she's not going to make. But the more time she
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
4.5 Stars!

I don’t know how you can’t love these Bad Boys from Webster’s Garage. Marie Harte created a group of guys that’s every good girls dream! Tall, built, tatted and while they look like bad boys, they have a heart of gold.

Lou is the smooth talking pretty boy of the group who draws women without even trying. He’s from a big family, mainly consisting of woman. He loves his mama, his grandmother, his many sisters and he takes care of all of them. If anyone knows women, it’s Lou. That’s why i
Nov 17, 2017 marked it as 08-lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
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DNF at 31%.

I had my doubts when I requested this book but I thought I would give it a try.

Josephine "Joey" Reeves is a florist and a single mom, having got pregnant when still at school. She was abandoned by the baby's father and had to give up her dreams of being a doctor to raise her son who is now nine years old. Her parents have always disapproved of her and her 'lifestyle choices' and nothing she has done in the past nine years has proven otherwise. Although she is attracted to the big, tat
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Whenever I get a new Marie Harte book, I get excited so it wasn’t surprising behavior to read this book as soon as it came into my hands. I’ve been waiting for Lou’s book and had high hopes for her his happily ever after. I’m happy to note that I absolutely loved this story and I think Joey is the perfect heroine for him.

As the fourth book in the Bad Boys Body Shop series, I have already fallen in love with a lot of the heroes in this series. However, there is still more room in my heart for
Under the Covers Book Blog
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Whenever I get a new Marie Harte book, I get excited so it wasn’t surprising behavior to read this book as soon as it came into my hands. I’ve been waiting for Lou’s book and had high hopes for her his happily ever after. I’m happy to note that I absolutely loved this story and I think Joey is the perfect heroine for him.

As the fourth book in the Bad Boys Body Shop series, I have already fallen in love with a lot of the heroes in this series. However, there is still more room in my heart for
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Ever since the first book in Marie Harte’s Body Shop Bad Boys series I’ve been waiting for this hero’s story; he’s intrigued me with his voice of wisdom, his knowledge of women (given he’s got about 30 female relatives), and the way he sees the good in everyone. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this story and I was hoping I hadn’t built him up so much that I would be disappointed in his book and I’m proud to report that wasn’t the case. Collision Course was compelling, entertaining, and utterly
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

YAY! Lou finally! Book four of Marie Harte's Body Shop Bad Boys, Collision Course. Despite what you might have thought about Lou in the past books, he's not a manwhore. Lou is a ladies man, true, but he likes the courtship. He actually likes relationships, he likes dating and getting to know a woman before sleeping with her. He was raised by a single mom and half a dozen aunts and helped raise all his female cousins and sisters, he knows how to treat a lady. With that being said he ne
Dec 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Collision Course was an entertaining new book in the Body Shop Bad Boys series! This book had everything in it that I expected from this series: steamy sex scenes, tons of flirting, and a lot of humor.

The main character, Joey, was such a strong woman. I felt so bad for her because there were so many tough obstacles she had to overcome. Tons of people in her life let her down in the past and I just wanted to give her a hug and make her feel loved. Joey was such a dedicated and loving mother as w
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wish-list-2018
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

Favorite Quote: “If you want him, have him. You have a right to be happy. Take joy in his man parts. Go forth, just don’t prosper.”

Lou Cortez is a true ladies man. Gorgeous, sexy, well mannered, good job, loves his family…he’s every woman’s dream man if he says so himself. So why can’t he get the lovely Josephine (Joey) Reeves to give him the time of day?

Joey looks at Lou and sees her biggest mistake. A mistake that gave her
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Like most fans of this series, I was really looking forward to Lou's story but not for the same reason. Lou did not have the troubled background of the other guys and his large number of female relatives made him very interesting to me. He is the quintessential Latin lover - gorgeous, hot, charismatic and a ladies' man - and I wanted to know what kind of woman would trip him up. While Joey would not have been my first choice, there is something fitting about a man who has had his pick of the fin ...more
April Symes
Collision Course is an entertaining new book in the Body Shop Bad Boys series written by Marie Harte. This was a fun book to get into for it has a lot of humor, great characters and steamy action.
Joey is a single mom and she is not looking for a man. Her heart has been rung thru the ringer in the past so she is busy just trying to take care of her child. Lou is the mechanic and he is also the playboy of the men at work. He goes thru a lot of women until Joey . He couldn’t get her out of his hea
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Some sites label romance novels with certain heat levels. I’d categorize Collision Course as hot (much like the Harlequin Blaze, or now, the Harlequin Dare series).

Lou Cortez has never been this muddled and it’s beginning to show. Four months of panting and pining over the local florist and still: nothing. Joey won’t even glance in his general direction. Unheard of! Lou knows he’s attractive. They don’t call him “guapo” for nothing. Why then is Ms. Reeves ignoring his not so su
Curious Reader
Nov 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, fiction-romance, arc, meh
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Isha Coleman
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's not the mistakes we make, but the lessons we learn that make us who we are.
Lou and Joey know that first hand. Honor students at the school of hard knocks are quick learners in heartbreaking scenarios. Marie Harte hits the freeway of love, as she navigates through bumpy roads and some killer views. Lou and Joey know that love is not always smooth sailing, nothing worth having ever is. However the rewards outweigh the heartache. Collision Course is a tempting uphill battle that speeds it's wa
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Very slow, sweet start that suddenly shifts into overdrive with super fast drama and ILYs, this was a fun installment in the love lives of those macho garage guys from Webster's. Marie Harte delivered another steamy read about the garage guys, their gals, and the mistakes they have to make before realizing they're in love for good.

Lou is a total pretty player who has no intention of settling down but hasn't been able to make any headway with shy florist Joey. It takes a lot of patience and swee
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 stars

I just wasn't a huge fan of the pace of this book. It had a great start that got me into the book but by about the 5th chapter I was skimming and waiting for some action other than the two main characters having sex.

Joey is a single mom who has parents that won't let her forget she got pregnant at 15 and "ruined her life." Lou is an artist/mechanic who pretty much raised his many younger sister's and is adamant about never having children. Lou's been attracted to Joey since she was worki
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun one to read. I like Lou, he is ladies man and I mean that in a good way, Joey was a great challenge for him. I liked that she didn't give him the time of day when they first met, but had to be won over with small steps. Even when they started things up Joey kept Brandon a secret. It was the right choice to make as a mom and later when she confessed that she liked having Lou for herself it made me smile. Of course Lou learning about Brandon the way he did wasn't the greatest. I lik ...more
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
Lou Cortez, the most handsome of the Body Shop Bad Boys, and a self-proclaimed Latin Lover. And, really any man that can come twice consecutively in the same condom should have his own Kingdom.

The story begins just a week after Del’s wedding. Lou felt that Joey Reeves had shot him down, and Lou being a Casanova just couldn’t handle it. So, when Lou stumbled into the florist shop where Joey worked he was on a mission to conquer.

Joey’s son reveal was not what I expected. Every time I thought it
Avid Reader
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Collision Course (Body Shop Bad Boys #4) by Marie Harte
4 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Teen pregnancy, Emotionally abusive family, physical abuse, signing parental rights away
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

I have not read any of the previous books in this series, but never felt that I was lost on who the characters were.

There are a lot of characters in this book. I really liked how they helped move the story along without overpowering Lou and Joey's story.

Joey has been tr
Pelusa Rivera
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love Marie Harte!! This is a book in the Body Shop Bad Boys Series, and we finally get Lou's story. Lou was the casanova who had a whole bunch of woman in his life, but not the ones you are thinking of, these are family members and he feels responsible for them and they also count on him, but they are a close family unit. He has never taken a woman to meet them and it is finally that time. Lou had met Joey when she was doing the flowers for Del's wedding and he was instantly attracted even tho ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the fourth book in the series, and is a really good addition to it. I found it necessary to disappear throughout the day to get it finished, and will be super tired in the morning - but wow it was worth it! (It took my brain an age to get used to Lou being male and Joey female, which made for some amusing mistakes as I was reading.)

Lou is a stand up guy who has never felt the need to settle down, but Joey has so
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Collision Course by Marie Harte

Gah! Why do I not realize books are part of series, before I dive into them…
This is in fact book 4 in Maries, Body Shop Bad Boys series, I have read any off them. So this one was one first.
Joey is a single mum, and she isn’t looking for a man. The last one she did have treated her like shit and ruined her little old heart. She has spent 9 years depending on her parentals for help. Now she is in a position where she can make it on her own.

Lou, damn! He will melt yo
 Reading In Pajamas
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
✦Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: COLLISION COURSE by Marie Harte
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 4 Stars

A nice quick read that kept me wondering how things would turn out. I enjoyed the friends and family surrounding Joey and Lou while the couple discovered how to mesh their lives together. This is a hot and sexy contemporary romance, with realistic life issues. I will admit that the climax scene bothered
I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this one...but it wound up being a pretty good read! I was able to easily connect with the characters, and enjoyed watching them fall in love with one another. I did hate how Joey's family treated her...gah! They deserved her walking away from them like she did! The book was very realistic in this regard! I'm hoping to see more of what happens in this universe!
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series by Marie Harte and with each new book I fall just a little more in love each story I read and I read them over and over again as I can’t get enough of this series. Love everything about this series and Marie Harte always has me coming back for more each time she brings a new book out. One to look out for in my opinion as everyone should have a Marie Harte in there library.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-contemporary
The most charming of the series, this is a sweet little ditty. The relationship is exemplified by their first encounter - a little flirty, a little pushy, a little humorous, and a little thrilling. Additionally, Lou's relationship with all the women in his life --- his mother, aunts, and sisters is endearing. Though not perfect, it represents the deep care they have for one another.
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my favorite installment from an overall fun and sweet series. The author's style is easy flowing and enjoyable and the characters are sparkling and baliavable. I"m looking forward to the next book. Recommend!
Lisa Book Stacks
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Lou has the hot for Joey the flower girl but they both have family drama . Lou family life and Joey son and parents. But can Lou accept it all and they find there happy ending in this book.
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I admit, I have no read the other books in the Body Shop Bad Boys series but you don't have to read the previous books to get into this one.

I love Lou and Joey together. They have amazing chemistry. This book starts a little slow but once it picks up I just couldn't stop reading.

Review written: January 6, 2018
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
Heat Rating: ☀☀☀☼☼

An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review.

Marie Harte writes fabulous series. And this one starts with the McCauley Brothers series and is connected to the Donnigans series. Thankfully, Collision Course works great as a stand-alone because I've only read a couple of the books in the other series and had read no other books in the Body Shop Bad Boys series. Man, I need to
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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. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town

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