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Love Repaired

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Attorney Amee sets aside her own needs to juggle the broken pieces of her life and family until mechanic Ben repairs her heart.

Divorce attorney Amee Benton—who has an ex of her own—is pretty sure she’s a #MomFail. Showing up late on a Friday night to retrieve her car from the shop and finding the pink frosted cupcakes she forgot to leave at her daughter’s ballet camp confi
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Published July 30th 2019 by Totally Bound Publishing
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Evie Drae
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Guuuyyysss. Deana Birch has been one of those authors I’ve kept an eye on ever since her debut. I’ve read every book she’s written, and am constantly left with a smile on my face when I do. However, Love Repaired really, really hit it home for me. Out of all her novels, this is by far the cream of the crop. I adore how it shows her growing as an author, and it makes me love her even more!

This story was packed with heart. Amee, a divorced single mom with one helluva crappy ex-husband, is spunky a
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this book. It’s a beautiful love story between two imperfect people trying to overcome their limitations and emotional baggage. The way their relationship unfolds and the way we get to know each of them individually and as a couple is a moving journey. I found this book intense while at the same time filled with humorous moments. I have to say that by far, my favorite proposal /engagement scene from any book I’ve ever read, is in this epilogue. ...more
Mary Haraf
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
I loved this book! This was my experience with this author but definitely won’t be my last. Amee and Ben, 2 imperfect people that were really perfect for each other. Unfortunately they are both their own worst enemies AND both have some heavy baggage.
There are a few things that I didn’t like about the book but the things that I loved totally make up for those tenfold. For example, Amee has 2 daughters, Carly and Shae. That darn Shae is glitter personified!!
And Ben is sweet and honorable. Aimee
Three and a half stars.

Amee is a divorce lawyer and is herself a divorced mother of two daughters. Shortly after her divorce her husband drove drunk and killed a man, now he's in prison. Now she feels like she is carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. Matters peak when she collects her car from the mechanic at the end of the day only to find the cupcakes she was supposed to give to her daughter's ballet camp are sitting on the passenger seat where she left them first thing in the mor
Amelia Foster
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Repaired is a tasty little May/December gender bendy romance with a frazzled, but fierce leading lady who is just as tempted by the unicorn mechanic that happens to stay late enough that she can pick up her car as he is by the pink frosted cupcakes she forgot on the passenger's seat when she dropped it off that morning. Yeah, our Ben totally pilfers one of those confectionery goodies. But it's all good it's his cheat day.

What? You think a body of that level of chiseled perfection comes from
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
- Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review -
3.5 stars.
The characters in “Love Repaired”, by Deana Birch, have substance, aren’t stereotypical and are refreshingly different from the regular protagonists in romance novels.
Ben is a fabulous Beta hero, strong, sweet, dimpled, a hot mechanic struggling with economical problems and eager for affection. He’s a darling both with the heroine and with little people. It’s great to have a hero with issues about self-confidence and self
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Meet single mom Amee and her two adorable daughter.
Then add in her sister and her ex-husband.
That there is Ben. Ben lives with his uncle, his cousin and her son.

These two meet when Amee is late to pick up her car from being fixed. Practically love at first sight. I really enjoyed how Amee was an older lady.
Loved this one!
Such a sweet story!
Taralynn Moore
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful take on the realities of divorce, working mom status, and age-difference romance. Every character is so well-written and makes for a delightful read full of delicious highs and heart-gripping lows. Settle in with a cup of coffee and a sweet treat of your own. You don’t want to miss this!
Ella Stainton
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this very much! Amee is a single mom (as I have been, and she is very believable to me) and meets cute-but-young mechanic Ben who I adored. I appreciated Amee wasn't squeaky-clean and dull--her vibrancy was unmistakable and her quirks reminded me of some of my favorite girlfriends (who yes, also have potty mouths, and that doesn't bother me in the slightest). Ben was magical and darling and not without flaws, so I was ready for the HEA that they all ended up getting. Loved it, and love ...more
Etta Silby
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fantastic read. I absolutely adored the characters, especially their unique personalities. The heroine had a special level of spunk that just rocked my readerly world.

I'd highly recommend this to any contemporary romance fan who adores May/December romances... especially when they're gender-bending! Who doesn't love to see a fierce older woman get her hot younger man??
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. Amee and Ben are adorable, and their story is so much more complex than I was anticipating. Amee is a hot-shot lawyer dealing with divorce, single parenthood, and feeling like she’s enough. Ben’s a mechanic dealing with family drama, some growing pains, and also feeling like he’s enough. Together, they bring a lot of complications to the table - but love always finds a way, as they say.

I think I loved this story so much because Amee reminds me of me. While I’m not a
Joanne Carr
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I am voluntarily writing this review for this book I received through Booksprouts arc.

Amee was having a horrible day starting with work then didn’t bring the cupcakes to her daughters camp. She goes to pick up her car where she meets Ben. Nate and Ben went to the mall to get his shirts for his new school. Ben runs into Amee at the mall they both were buying the shirts for the new school. Ben asks Amee out to coffee and she accepted. Ben and Amee have a lot of baggage on both sides. Ben also was
Felicia Grossman
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous, contemporary story with a capital "C." It's a modern love story between two flawed leads with tons of baggage who are still charming and lovable. And the chemistry is lovely.

Even better, there are kids in the story that are realistic and don't detract, but instead add dimension and depth to the realism and the conflict and the relationship. I adore how we have a divorced woman who is able to move on but also has to deal with her ex in a realistic way instead of having him jus
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Amee is a family law lawyer, and has an uncomfortable divorce of her own in her past. Worse, her ex husband is in prison for vehicular manslaughter . Her girls had to face that their daddy killed someone else’s daddy. Pete would be out in 3 years or less, but that other daddy would never get to go home.

She met sexy mechanic Ben when she was late picking up her fancy car for repairs. And he confessed to eating one of the cupcakes she had forgotten and left in the car. A saucy match made in frost
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book follows the relationship of Amee who is a successful divorce lawyer with two daughters and divorced herself and Ben is her much younger mechanic who is in a different social class. They have a strong chemistry between them but she wants a physical relationship while he wants a relationship in every aspect. Enjoyed reading how their relationship developed and they worked through their differences.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
M Hew
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A wonderful book with a great heroine and hero. The hero, Ben, is such a sweetheart or unicorn as our heroine calls him. He's sweet, thoughtful, and nearly perfect. Our heroine is winning at her professional life but her personal life is really a train wreck. But, man she is trying to reclaim some normalcy and Ben is just the guy to tag along on this journey of hers. The story has a lot of threads but life is messy and I appreciated how the author weaved everything together. Highly recommend. ...more
Nicole Pinto
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was very well written and had great wittiness. My favorite characters were Jude and Shae, and of course, Ben. Thank you to netgalley for the ARC.
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In most May/December books the male is always the older of the two. He’s also the one settled in his career and making good money. Basically he is the one that has his life together when the younger, sexy lady comes along and falls in love. Folks, Deana Birch took that and flipped it on its ear! AND I LOVED IT.

Amee is a single mother and successful lawyer. She has the house, the fancy car and disposable income. Ben is a mechanic at her high end dealership. He lives in the basement his uncle’s h
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-favorites
I've been in a bit of a book funk. I don't know what the deal is. Maybe too many books? I know, you're thinking, "Brittany, you crazy wench, you're A Bit Smutty Book Blog, you're all about the books and all the bookish things." But it's the truth, I open a book, and I just feel, meh.
So another book friend of mine said to me, "Girl, you gotta read Love Repaired by Deana Birch. It's real adults with real jobs and real-life, and it's a reverse age gap." So, because my friend is super smart, I boug
Lou Barber
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this beautiful book apart from - I fell in love with it from page one. I adored each and every character. I laughed out loud, I cried, my heart melted and whilst I couldn't put this book down, I didn't want it to end either. Amee meets Ben who she nicknames The Unicorn for reasons that will become obvious when you read this book. Their relationship was simply divine. Smart, sweet, genuine and real, Deana Birch writes sublimely. Just as Amee and Ben fell in love, so did I. Wi ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Love Repaired is the story about a divorced mother of two and a much younger mechanic trying to find their happily ever after. Amee was sometimes a hard character to like. She seemed very self-centered at times and I didn't understand some of the things she said and did. Ben was a much more likable character and one that I highly enjoyed reading from. Since this book is written in both of their perspectives, we get a look inside both of their heads.

Like I said, Amee just wasn't really cup of tea
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It all started with a broken down Porsche and a stolen cupcake. That is how Amee Benton met her unicorn, Ben.

Amee has a successful career as a lawyer and does well for herself. Her life as of the past year, has not been a good one. He ex husband went to jail for vehicular manslaughter and her daughters were bullied because of it. Amee has not taken care of herself and has suffered for it.

Ben wants a better life. He is a great guy, who works hard as a mechanic, attends night school and helps take
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a story of a cupcake and a unicorn.Just like a cupcake,Amee brings sweetness and flavours to Ben’s life and like a unicorn he saves her from the world .She was a successful divorce attorney ,divorced and mother of two.And he was a mechanic,homeless and 9 years younger than her.But from the very first time they had laid eyes on each other, they had seen a irresistible fire in them.While he found her smart with a potty mouth,she was drawn to his sexy body and cute dimples.Like a gentleman, ...more
Jamie Jack
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: p-2019, contemporary
This one didn't do it for me. I will admit that I am more of a fan of historical romance than contemporary, though I have been reading more modern romances this year. As swearing is often nonexistent or very minimal in historicals, I'm often surprised at the level of profanity in many of these contemporary romances. I know the blurb did warn about it, but the story sounded interesting enough that I thought I'd give it a try. However, the constant f-bombs and other crude words overwhelmed what co ...more
Pamela with Dreamer's Books
Amee is a divorce attorney with an ex-husband and a daughter she feels like she's failing to be a good mom to most of the time. She forgets cupcakes in her car that were for her daughter's class. Ben is a mechanic and takes one of those cupcakes while working on Amee's car. The couple are imperfect people just trying to make it in a crazy world. Amee has a penchant for swearing and is smart, two things Ben finds highly attractive in a woman. Ben is sexy, in good shape, younger, and a sweetheart. ...more
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Amee, a divorce attorney is trying to make her own way in life. A divorced mother of two, with her ex husband in jail, Amee finally decides it is time she was happy. Cue Ben, her mechanic. They get together and things get serious.

Will the couple be able to make things work? Amee is older than Ben and is more financially stable. On top of that, Amee's ex-husband is released from prison and Ben is kicked out of his house and needs to find somewhere new to stay.

This book was okay though I didn't r
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Repaired is a good romance. Enjoyed the plot and the writing. Thanks to the publisher for my advance ebook. This is my unbiased review.
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun and entertaining romantic read. The characters and story line grab your attention and hold it throughout the book. Add a bit of drama, some emotions and you have a pretty good romance to read. A different take on a story line with divorce, a working mom and an age difference where the woman is older was a nice change up and makes if read more like real life.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author and it is a good romance that grabs your attention from the very beginning to the end. Amee and Mathis attractions was strong and their chemistry generated lots of sparks. The storyline was engaging and fun read that offers a solid amount of drama, mystery and emotional turmoil as these couples relationship evolves into more than they ever imagined.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Amee a stressed out lawyer meets Ben, tge hot mechanic who stole her cupcake. He's younger and interested and she's not sure what to do. We see how easy and clear the answer is but it's just as fun to watch her struggle and enjoy herself at the same time. Fun read.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Contemporary romance and erotica writer Deana Birch was named after her father’s first love, who just so happened not to be her mother. Born and raised in the Midwest, she made stops in Los Angeles and New York before settling in Europe where she lives with her own blue-eyed Happily Ever After. Her days are spent teaching yoga, playing tennis, ruining her children’s French homework, cleaning up do ...more

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