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Drive Me Wild

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  3,359 ratings  ·  580 reviews
When Blair Beaufort literally crashes into Bellamy Creek wearing a ball gown and a tiara, I should have towed her car, said goodnight, and sent her packing.

I’m a mechanic, not a hotel manager. I've got enough on my plate trying to keep my shop from going under, my overbearing mother off my back, and my baseball team in contention for the league championship. I don’t have
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Published August 24th 2020
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Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Melanie Harlow Fans, Romance
5 Loved Hardcore Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
Melanie Harlow, I Bow To You! You put everything a Rom/Com should have plus so much more.
You delivered full characters and secondary characters. You gave me some of the steamiest times ever. You made small town perfectly ok and hysterical in their ability to work the gossip mill to perfection.

I could go into depth about all the heart, insight to pain each one of these characters had to cause their relationship woes but I won't because giving you anyt
Melanie Harlow
Aug 10, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

If you're looking for a new book boyfriend, I've got one to rev your engine. He's a hot, broody mechanic with a protective streak, who can't help falling for a newly-broke former debutante whose car breaks down, stranding her in his small town. This book is everything 2020 is not--light, sexy, heartwarming, and fun! If you're ready for a hot, sweaty joy ride, this book is for you.

𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠, 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑛.

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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-“Every time you step up to the plate, there’s a chance you’ll strike out. But there’s also a chance you’ll knock it out of the park.”


Griffin Dempsey is a mechanic who owns and runs a garage in a small town in Michigan called Bellamy Creek. He’s one of the towns most eligible bachelors, but is not a relationship type of guy. He’s stubborn, and set in his ways. He stays busy with work, family, and baseball. Then a beautiful, mysterious woman crashes into town
I loved this book! It was fun and sexy and emotional, all the things I want, and love, in a contemporary romance, and which Ms. Harlow never fails to deliver!
Blair and Griffin are the perfect example of the "grumpy and sunshine" trope and I adored them! Griffin has found himself a spot on my Harlow's Hotties favorite list, that is for sure. Honestly, together, they've become one of my favorite Harlow couples.

Griffin is that perfect mix of alpha and beta- all broody and moody on the outside, but
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
Gah!! Melanie Harlow has done it again!! She creates the most perfect recipe of small town romances with the added spice of delicious gruff and broody men along with sweet and sassy heroines who turn their worlds upside down! I absolutely loved Griffin and Blair and their heartfelt and sexy connection!! 

There is something about the way Harlow writes opposite attract stories where two worlds collide and the combustion creates shockwaves heard 'round the world (in this case, Bellamy Creek!) This s
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Small town romance 💚
Instant attraction 💚
Simmering lust 💚
Super cute couple 💚
Steamy hot sex 💚

Blair literally crashes into Griffin’s life wearing a ball gown that looks suspiciously like a wedding dress. Could she be a runaway bride? Blair is not happy about this turn of events, she has a plan and come hell or high water she is going to finally fulfill the dream she has to open her own bakery.

‘She looked like a very confused Disney princess, as if she’d been well on her way to the Magic Kingdom
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like a Hallmark movie only sexy

I received an ARC copy of this from the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review

While trying to escape her debutante life, Blair literally crashes into Bellamy Creek. With her car busted and bank account empty, Blair has no where to go. So when the attractive mechanic catches her trying to sleep in broken car, she takes him up on the offer to crash on his couch.
Griffin lives by a strict set of rules - number 1 being no sleep overs. But
Elle's Book Blog
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Tropes: Small Town | Contemporary Romance

Drive Me Wild is the first book in the Bellamy Creek series by Melanie Harlow and I have to say, it’s a fantastic start! Having loved her Cloverleigh Farms series I knew I was in for a treat when I realized she was writing another small-town romance series of interconnected standalones (my FAVORITE). In this one, readers will meet Blair and Griffin, two unlikely people who, despite major life differences, find a love they never expec
Halle Reads
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-august-2020
4 Stars 🌟


Drive Me Wild is the first book in a new series of standalone small town romances. It follows Griffin & Blair in this light hearted, steamy, sweet, low angst with an all round fun rom com vibe.

Griffin is grumpy, slightly closed off emotionally and convinced he will always be better off alone. He has things he is still dealing with from his past as well as trying to figure out a way to keep his business running and succeeding he definitely does not have anytime for love or relationsh
Nova B
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I need a guy that goes after what he wants. This one did not. Why must the guy always be hung up on his past. Scared pregnancy with heroine here and a miscarriageWith last relationship. She was the pursuer.
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was everything, it got to me and I had tears. It was perfect and the characters were great together.
Melanie’s books have the perfect setting,characters, story and feels. They are just so real and raw and you feel like it’s happening close to home.
Blair and Griffin knew their flaws and admitted to them. They are perfect for each other. You just feel like you are part of the community , sitting back watching everything unfold. I highly recommend this book and can not wait to read more
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„You’re making me want things I can’t have.”

Melanie Harlow writes the best small-town romances. She can create not only an unique love story, but also she’s also able to convey the provincial charm and kind of familiarity and closenes only this sub-genre provides. Drive Me Wild is another proof of Melanie’s skillful writing style. It’s heartfelt, steamy and captivating. And while it touches some emotional topics, it’s still light and entertaining.

Griffin will steal your heart right from the
Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile

Drive Me Wild was the PERFECT summer romance, and a phenomenal start to the Bellamy Creek series, which is sure to be a MUST READ! Melanie Harlow wove a sexy, funny, charming, swoon-worthy, and entertaining romantic tale in Drive Me Wild, and it was just what I wanted/needed.

The storyline was engaging and exactly what I hoped for. Harlow immediately captivated me with her prose, and I smiled, laughed, and swooned from start to finish. Bellamy Creek was a quaint, idyllic small town s

I usually enjoy more Melanie Harlow's small town series but this one was a miss for me.
The beginning was great, the setting, the characters, the plot... THE MEET CUTE and then sadly everything went downhill for me... very irritating MC's
I will read the next book in the series and probably the rest of the series...

2,5 stars
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Cute small town romance. I really enjoyed it.
Hot mechanic meets ex debutante on her way to a new life. She crashes in his town and is stuck there until he will fix her car.
Blair and Griffin can't be more different: she was a spoiled princess and he is the ex marine now dirty and hard working mechanic. He has some past baggage and is reluctant to let people in but Blair just sneak up on him and gained his heart. Mostly drama free,but it does have some heavy m
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦
4.5 STARS!


Drive Me Wild by Melanie Harlow is one of those fated romances that will definitely make you swoon!

Blair Beaufort is leaving her old life behind and starting anew. After seeing a billboard on the highway for "The best apple pie in the midwest since 1957" she ends up in Bellamy Creek, but one thing you must know about Blair is that she's a terrible driver 😆.

Griffin Dempsey is local and comes to Blair's rescue. He's immediately taken back by this woman dressed
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.5 Stars

This was such a cute story of Blair and Griff! I absolutely LOVED Blair's character and her relationship with Griff. There were so many times I found myself chuckling between her antics and her motor mouth. This was so much fun and I can't wait to get Cole's story!
Amy Dickinson
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

I’ve been trying to find the words to match the feelings that Melanie Harlow’s newest book (and series), Drive Me Wild, elicited in me. It’s so hard because her books are ebullient even when her hero and heroine’s journeys aren’t easy. There is a promise belying her stories that the world will be set straight once her characters reach inside themselves and reconcile within. And there is something heady in that truth.

This axiom entwines its way through Drive Me Wild.
Kate R
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Drive Me Wild is the first in a new series based in small town, Bellamy Creek. It was a perfect introduction to the series and this adorable small town. Blair is running away from her plush life, after a scandal involving her father. Griffin is a small town mechanic trying to keep his business afloat. She literally crashes into town, and Griffin comes to her rescue. After realizing she doesn’t have a place to stay, he offers to let her stay with him. As you can imagine, things quickly turn steam ...more
The Romantic Rush Blog
No one writes small town romances like Melanie Harlow. Her stories also give me the feel-good warm fuzzies that I get from watching a Hallmark love story, but with some swoon worthy sexiness that Melanie writes so well. Drive Me Wild balances a tender thoughtfulness with playfulness and levity - this is an arresting story that made me smile, made me swoon, and reminded how beautiful it is to fall in love.

This charming story begins with an unlikely twist of fate and unusual combination-the best s
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

Can the perfect person change your outlook on life?
When former debutante, Blair Beaufort, crashes into Griffin Dempsey's life, literally, she certainly seems like the one who could inspire this change. And it takes Griffin about a day to give into her charms.

What is so special about her?
She can seriously bake.
She's motivated to change her life.
She's open and willing to help others.
She's a great listener.
She's beautiful.
Oh, and she's open to some meaningless fun between the sheets.
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Blair Beaufort literally crashes into Bellamy Creek wearing a ball gown and a tiara, disrupting the life of mechanic Griffin Dempsy for the better. Griffin is firm in his stance that a long term relationship is not for him, yet he finds himself unable to ignore the draw he feels to Blair.

A good small time romance that I enjoyed. There were times when I wanted to whack some sense into Griffin due to him panicking and snapping at/pushing away Blair, but luckily not so much that it tarnished the r
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This has to be one of my favorite books this year! I just love blue collar heroes! They have this rough and gruff persona but the heroine always finds a way to soften them up. Blair and Griff had such a cute story to tell. I just loved their meeting and then how their relationship progressed from there. The author did a great job building this chemistry between them. As a reader I could feel the sexual tension radiating off the page. I loved how the author incorporated characters from another se ...more
* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 5 Fun & Flirty Stars ~

Drive Me Wild is a fun and flirty small town romance between two people who are total opposites. This story is the perfect beach read. If you are looking for a read that will fill you with light and joy in these unknown times….this is the book for you.

Even with that said, this book also gave me all the feels I have come to expect from Melanie Harlow. If you have read and loved Melanie’s Cloverleigh Farms series, then you are goi
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Becky Wise
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Drive Me Wild is a hot giggling good time. I loved every moment of this one. Blaire is a breath of fresh air. She will put a smile on your face over some of her mishaps. I love how she wants more of her life then the pampered one her parents want her to have. Then there is Griffin, he will make you fall in love with him. He helps everyone and is anti-relationship. Once Blaire blows into the small town of Bellamy Creek you can't help but to watch him fall to his knees. I love the meet cute in thi ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I love small town romances, and Melanie Harlow writes some really wonderful ones. Drive Me Wild is the first in her new Bellamy Creek series about a charming small town, full of quirky characters, a bit of Americana and some seriously hot guys set in Harlow’s beloved Michigan.

Drive Me Wild kicks off the series with an opposites-attract romance that had a bit of a fateful feel to it. Blair, a formerly wealthy, former debutant rolls into Bellamy Creek with a bang—literally. Griffin, the
Drive Me Wild was my first Melanie Harlow read and I'm so glad I was able to read it. It's novel brimming with witty banter, fun, sweet and heartfelt moments and sizzling hot chemistry. It's an opposites attract romance where the hero and heroine complemented each other perfectly. I can't wait to pick up more books from this author!

OMG. Blair and Griffin are so much fun. They fall into such an easy, flirty banter and I couldn't get enough of it.

He's all broody and moody and a hot mechanic.
She's all sweet and sassy and a former debutante.

What could go wrong, right?!

But seriously, the sex is hot, the banter is fun, and the cast of characters will have you begging for more.
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Griffin and Blair's story had my heart singing and my soul feeling light from start to end.

About Drive Me Wild:

Drive Me Wild is the first book in Melanie Harlow’s Bellamy Creek Series. This one is told from both Griffin and Blair’s point of view.

All Griffin wants out of life is a roof over his head and his families legacy to succeed. But with a new chain auto shop moving into town, day to day business dramatically slowing down, and the bank constantly refusing his loan Griffin’s finding it hard
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