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Hard Chrome

(American Heavy Metal #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  20 reviews
He’s tough. But she’s tougher.

Tanner Ellis left American Heavy Metal in her rearview mirror. She didn’t see the beauty behind the grease stains and the polished chrome until it was too late. Now she’s back, determined to save her father’s legacy—and bring the South’s premier classic-car shop into the new century. Nothing is going to stop her—especially not the sexy tech who refu
Expected publication: October 21st 2019 by Carina Press
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Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

I liked the idea of this novel and saw great potential but unfortunately it felt somewhat flat. It would have been better if there was actually built up in creating the relationship Tanner and Duke because there was definitely chemistry there instead of the wham, bam thank you madam type of romance. Everything was rushed and the obviously the leads emotions flared up quick. Generally speaking this was a mediocre read with not much excitement.

Aug 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
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💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***ARC courtesy of publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for a review***
Sep 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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- Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review -
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She feels like something closer to a partner, and I don’t even begin to know how to deal with that. So I cling to her body instead, letting her closeness comfort and soothe me against whatever dawn is going to bring.

A cute, quick read with an improbable romantic couple – he’s a mechanic, she has an Ivy League degree – that work just fine managing their differences and, above all, connectin
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and its my first read by Vanessa North. Duke and Tanner, I loved they had a bit of enemies to lovers trope and their banter started out great. Duke is such a softy at heart! I found this book to be unpredictable which was great for me, because there were things that happened that were unexpected. The writing was excellent and the heat was just enough for this book! I really love this cover too. I look forward to more in this series!

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Carina Press Romance Promise, Contemporary Romance, Romance

American Heavy Metal (Book #1)
Sue's Romance Reviews
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Duke is a sexy, southern man and a car tech at American Heavy Metal. He does not like change. So, when owner and father-figure, Ellis dies and his stuck-up, smart ass daughter returns to take their reigns, he is less than impressed.

Tanner is returning to help her family after the passing of her father. She is weighed down by a debilitating amount of shame and grief for not being there before her father died because of the time and effort she spent on a business that went bankrupt. ...more
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tensions rise after the death of a beloved man, pitting his estranged daughter against the man he treated like a son. These sparks lead to plenty of fire between our couple, and they have to work through their feelings before they can find their way to being lovers. I loved the enemies to lovers feel of this easy to read romance, and it certainly made the pages fly by.

Tanner loved her father, but she’s spent years in the city building her own life, and she didn’t realize what she had
Stephanie Lunsford panach
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sexy cars and mechanics - with a woman positive viewpoint? SIGN ME UP!! I loved the attitude of this book more than anything else about it. The acceptance of people and different lives was just awesome. Although this isn't an LGBTQ book - the main characters are straight - it has a profound acceptance of LGBTQ which I loved! It also shows people from different walks of life hanging out together and accepting each other as individuals - and loving their differences (see lawyers, business owners, ...more
Kathryn Manzella
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hard Chrome by Vanessa North is the first book in the American Heavy Metal series. This is a contemporary MF romance that deals with a lot of emotions and the theme of family and love. This series is starting out amazingly and I cant wait for more.

Tanner and Duke seem like they would be opposites but their attraction is off the charts and they find common ground. Together they are not only hot and steamy but sweet and protective. They offer each other so much. And the characters that
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

This book was pretty good. I think that the romance itself was a little bit rushed (going from weird I hate yous to let's have wild sex rather quickly, in my opinion), but I did enjoy the way their relationship developed once they accepted their feelings for one another. Duke was kind of a jerk, but the more I learned about him the more I realized what a good guy he was. And Tanner, also, seemed untouchable at the beginning but slowly, as she allowed us t
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Tanner Ellis is home to help run the family classic-car shop. She left home ten years ago to run her own business in Chicago. When her father dies she decides to return home to pitch in. Plus her spa is now closed and in bankruptcy. Tanner and mechanic Duke Wilson clash on their first meeting. But it seems that there's passion in the mix and hot sex. Lots of hot sex.

Hard Chrome by Vanessa North is the first book in her new American Heavy Metal series. This story is well-written but I
Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Hard Chrome is a sweet, sexy read with interesting characters. It was a bit short and rushed for my liking. I wish Vanessa North had taken more time to build up the connection between Duke and Teegan before bringing them together. Aside from that, it really is an entertaining story with lots of chemistry and decent character development. I’m curious about the hints at more between Mac and Tyler and hope there’s a book in the works with their story.
Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Decent romance. Tanner inherits her father's mechanic shop and clashes with Duke, a mechanic. Although they fight, sexual attraction forces them to meet each other half way. Tanner helps Duke cope with a troubled family and Duke helps Tanner work through the loss of her father. Nothing Earth shattering but pleasant.
Christine Galletly
I thought that this was a really good book!

I found it was very easy to read and really hard to put down too. The plot was excellent.

The characters worked very well together, they were very well developed.

It is 5 stars from me for this one, I thoroughly enjoyed it - highly recommended!
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first time read a book from Vanessa North and I will definitely read more. I like this quick enemies to lovers story. Tanner and Duke have so much chemistry between them. It great to see how they get together especially after a not so great meeting. I can't wait to see what happens next
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quick and satisfying. Read it in a single day.
Jenna Scribbles
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Linda Reads
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ms. North has written one HOT-diggety-dang steamy enemies-to-lovers story
Tanner Ellis has come back to Royal, Georgia with her tail between her legs b/c she failed. Her spa business in Chicago is in bankruptcy court and she’s awaiting their “verdict.” Beyond that her father’s recent death plays heavily on her emotions b/c she stopped visiting while he was living. She wanted to get as far away from oil and grease as she could when she went off to Cornell University and her fancy boyfriend.
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Author of over a dozen novels, novellas, and short stories, Vanessa North delights in giving happy-ever-afters to characters who don’t think they deserve them. Relentless curiosity led her to take up knitting and run a few marathons “just to see if she could.” She started writing for the same reason. Her very patient husband pretends not to notice when her hobbies take over the house. Living and w ...more