Review: Dirty Deeds by Megan Erickson

Posted December 11, 2015 by Nick/ 26 Comments

Review: Dirty Deeds by Megan EricksonDirty Deeds (Mechanics of Love, #3)
by Megan Erickson
Release Date: December 8th 2015
Published by Avon Impulse
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 304
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Source: ARC received for review purposes

Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, a man shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company's hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes.

They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart.

ARC received for review purposes in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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OMG! MEGANPLEASELETMEHAVEYOURBOOKBOYSBABIES. Can I leave my review for Dirty Deeds like this? No? Too weird? Well, by now you should all probably know that Megan Erickson is my FAVORITE romance author and her books and the boys (ESPECIALLY THE BOYS) turn me into a complete swooning weirdo. I swear, her romances make me so light-headed and giddy with happiness!

I THINK I look like this when reading her books …

But really I just look like this.

Having loved the first two books, I was really looking forward to reading Dirty Deeds. We met this completely shattered character, Alex in the previous novel, Dirty Talk. My heart broke for her and I wanted her to be happy more than anything. It’s wasn’t at all pretty and when I went into Dirty Deeds, I was a teensy bit worried that this would be one of those cases where the heroine is magically cured by love, but I just need to stop doubting Megan Erickson because all her books have had characters that were fiercely feminist and that defeated their obstacles on their own. In Dirty Deeds, we see Alex really grow as a protagonist. I was so damn proud of the girl for being able to overcome her fears and turning into this bold, beautiful and brilliant woman, that you just want to root for.

Can also just say how awesome I think it is that despite being a mechanic, Alex was not at all a tom-boy (as you would have expected)? She was in touch with her femininity and complete embraced it with her cute dresses and bold red lipstick. Honestly, Alex was absolutely empowering as a character and I adore Megan Erickson for writing this fiesty, sassy and sexually confident woman. Basically, I WANT to be Alex (and not just because of the Hot Brit she snags!).

dirtydeedsAll images courtesy of Pinterest.

Speaking of Hot Brits … HOLY WOWZAH (See first sentence for reference)!! Spencer was just so perfect for Alex! I loved the man from very early on. He was one of those driven men who rose up from nothing and chased after their dreams. He was this tough, rugged businessman, but what made him appealing beyond words as a character was his gentleness towards Alex. He was flawed and made some dumb, but honest mistakes in the book, but every time he redeemed himself spectacularly.

Together Alex and Spencer were smoking! I actually think Dirty Deeds‘ title is very apt because this was probably the sexiest book in the series! Besides the undeniable chemistry they shared, I loved how they were a couple that shared so much about themselves with each other and grew in the process. They were supportive, fiercely loyal and made the romantic in me sigh with happiness in the process. Megan Erickson’s books are all about love and she does it so well. I also loved being back together with the rest of the cast (ESPECIALLY CAL!). They are truly an amazing family and I love how strongly they care about each other.

Yet again, Megan Erickson did not disappoint with this final installment (I still DEMAND a Delilah and Davis novel, Megan. MAKE IT HAPPEN!). If you’re a lover of all things romance, I can’t recommend this series and anything this author writes enough. The book is currently $1.99 on e-readers so you really have no excuse! All of her books have been such an emotional ride and Dirty Deeds was certainly no different.

Megan Erickson is one of the only authors who makes me want to throw all my money at her books. I don’t even care if I’m broke.

Do you have an author that consistently writes one fantastic book after the other? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to tell me if you’re interested in The Mechanics of Love series!

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  • I have the first book because of you, now I just need to read it dang it! Lovely review and have a wonderful weekend!!

    • Nick

      Ali, you really should read this series. I can see you loving it. 🙂
      Thanks, Ali!

  • I love authors that makes a reader abandon all responsibilities. There’s nothing wrong with buying every book that an author pens. before you even know what it’s about. I’ve not started this, but several of the bloggers I follow love this. I will be checking it out soon.

    Lekeisha recently posted: One By Sarah Crossan
    • Nick

      Me too! Megan is so that kind of author for me. You should definitely check out this whole series, especially if you enjoy romance.

  • I don’t usually pick up romances like this but I don’t know, I’m kind of curious now! And the fact that he’s a Brit is definitely appealing. I also like that the main character really knows who she is. So happy to hear you loved it!

    • Nick

      Thanks, Candace! I’m a romance-junkie, so everything about this worked for me.

  • Yeah, I was thrilled with the way Alex progressed and dealt with her issues in a healthy and realistic manner. Loved her so much.

    Christy LoveOfBooks recently posted: Long Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie
    • Nick

      Me too! She was amazing!

  • Gah everyone loves this series. So glad this ended on a great note. Hopefully I can get to this series soon Great review!

    • Nick

      This is a series I see you enjoying, Grace! Thank you! 🙂

  • Amazing review, Nick! You had me smiling the entire time. 😀
    I’ve just started reading this but already I love it. I mean… there’s a hot British dude! And Alex sounds like a wonderful character… I’m excited to get to know her better. 🙂

    • Nick

      Haha thanks, Danielle. I’m pretty sure I embarrassed myself. 😀

  • I just went ahead and purchased Dirty Thoughts and Dirty Deeds. I had already bought Dirty Talk 😀 I really need to start this series! You rave about it so much that I need to read it before this year ends for sure. I’m sure I will love Alex and how she grows and does stuff on her own without the help of a guy. Props to her! I’m sure I’ll love the guys in this series!

    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews recently posted: Mini Reviews: Beautiful Liar & Major Misconduct
    • Nick

      Ahhhhhh! This is the greatest, Genesis! I really hope you love all the guys and the girls in this series. 🙂

  • Ahhh!!! This series keeps calling to me, READ ME!!!! Why am I not listening?!?! UGH! I really need to push the ARCs to the side and binge on this series, one (as you know) that I’ve wanted to read basically forEVER!!! So glad you loved it, Nick!! ♥

    • Nick

      Yep, I agree with that plan of ditching those ARCs. It will be worth it! 🙂
      Thanks, Lisa!

  • Really wished Christy of For Love of Books didn’t mention that ACDC song. Because now, every time I see this book, I sing it in my head. Boo, Christy. Boo. Lol~

    • Nick

      Haha! Christy is so funny! 🙂

  • AHHHHHH..between you and Christy I am dying to read these. I will put them on my wishlist and hope like heck I get an Amazon card for Christmas 🙂

    • Nick

      You will absolutely love this series, Kim! Crossing my fingers you’re able to get these books soon.

  • I love the sound of a heroine who can be feminine and love dresses! I don’t think we see nearly enough of them, I love lipstick and shopping and I hate how that’s always portrayed as bimbo behaviour in books. Love your GIF usage at the beginning here as well XD I lol’d as the second GIF is basically me on every book I enjoy.

    • Nick

      Me too! It was so refreshing. OMG. Yes. It’s so irritating.
      HHahaha! I loved that gif!

  • I seriously need to start this series! I’ve read your reviews of all of the books in it and they all sound good!! And I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by this author — I love it when you find an author that you have to read everything they’ve written. Great review Nick!!

    Eva @ All Books Considered recently posted: Review: Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy
    • Nick

      You really need to check them out, Eva. It’s so good and I see you enjoying them. 😀
      Thanks, Eva!

  • DELILAH AND DAVIS NOVEL, YES PLEAAASE. I really enjoyed this one but I will say that it was my least fave of the series — there were small things that bugged me but overall, liked a lot. Anything with the paytons involved and I’m there. Love all these characters! <3

  • Nick, after reading your reviews on this series on GR, I have to tell you that I have put them on my radar! I am panning on reading them ASAP! Awesome review sweetie! 🙂 🙂 🙂 xx