ARC Review * Wait with Me by Amy Daws

Wait with Me by Amy Daws
Contemporary Romance
Publication Date | March 22nd, 2018
ARC provided by the author

 

Book Blurb:

When romance novelist Kate Smith suddenly gets writer’s block as she’s beginning the final installment of her international bestselling erotic Bed ‘n Breakfast series, she’ll do pretty much anything to get her groove back.

Like sneak into a Tire Depot waiting room because her words flow there just like complimentary coffee-smooth, sweet, and scorchingly hot.

She manages to fly under the radar until the rugged and charming mechanic, Miles Hudson, notices the quirky redhead slinking in and out of the employees only entrance.

But she’s way too intriguing to blow the whistle on.

Doing a test-drive of her new book idea sounds like a much better option.

| Book Review |

If you’re a romance reader and interactive in lots of groups on Facebook, then it’s practically impossible to have missed the story of Amy Daws, the author who penned almost an entire novel in the waiting room of a local tire place. Wait with Me mimics that story (minus the falling in love with one of the mechanics part,) and it was such a fun read.

I have to admit, it was the sexy as hell cover that originally caught my eye. There is just something about the idea of a sexy mechanic all greasy from work mixing with clean white sheets that gets my motor running – among other things I do love the challenge of removing a persistent stain. 😉 Kate meets Miles at the tire shop she is squatting in during business hours, and things escalate from there. Miles, a while off from a bad break up, goes back and forth quite a bit about whether or not he wants to get into a relationship again. I liked it at first, but it did go on a bit too long for me. When it was obvious he and Kate got along and that she was nothing like his previous girlfriend, I just don’t understand why he was so against giving it a go. They had amazing chemistry and a lot of fun together, and his reasons for fighting their attraction seemed a bit contrived and typical to me. I liked Miles’ friend Sam. Like Miles, he was levelheaded and an all-around good guy. He was a good sounding board for Miles. Kate was also a likable character, but again, I have to mention that her giving him her pen name for her first name and not telling him about her ex-boyfriend who lived with her but was out of town felt so so contrived in an effort to keep them apart. It was unnecessary drama that lessened the story for me. Like Miles, Kate had a good support system in her friends, and I enjoyed their antics every time the three of them got together. I thought the pacing of this book was nice and smooth – the story kept chugging along, and there were just a lot of fun elements the entire way through. Also – the steam. Minus some of the flowery dialogue from Miles, their scenes were scorching hot, and that chemistry I was talking about earlier was off the charts.

Overall, I thought Wait with Me was a fun read, and if you’re a fan of contemporary romance and are looking for a way to while away the afternoon, I think you’ll enjoy this one.

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