Review: Sucker For A Hot Rod by Joselyn Vaughn

Sucker For A Hot Rod by Joselyn Vaughn
Release Date: March 2011
Publisher: Astraea
Page Count: 243
Source: From author for review

Bryce Halloway only dates a woman once. No exceptions. It gives him the reputation of a heart-breaker, but he can handle that as long as it keeps his mother, Dinah, from trying to marry him off. Judi Montgomery and her tempting ponytail finagle their way around official dates with car problems and driving lessons. She worms her way into his heart and entices him to want more from his life.

When health issues causes his father to retire, Bryce inherits the family-owned tractor repair shop. Can Judi’s love and encouragement give him the courage to break tradition and pursue his dreams of owning a custom hot rod shop?


Review: Joselyn Vaughn reminds us that sweet romances are just as intense as those laced with eroticism with Sucker for a Hot Rod. The tale she spun and the love developed took me back to the days of first love. As it shows us what it means to get to know someone, warts and all , and still give your heart. The quirky cast of characters made me laugh out loud, and the love story created a realness that kept me captivated.

From the moment my eyes meet the first page I knew the lead heroine Judi was a woman I’d have for a friend. Loyal, down to earth, and independent she is embarking on a new stage in life. After the death of her Father and the fulfillment of her Degree in Education Judi is low on funds, Low on funds and attached to the Datsun that serves as her last link to her Father. When the car takes a sudden turn for the worst and refuses on a regular basis she’ s in a bind. finds her way to Bryce. After all other venues are exhausted Judi is sent to our hero Bryce.

Bryce Halloway is the small town bad boy. With his handsome façade and love em and leave em reputation he’s an unconventional choice for a love. He morphs before our eyes as Julie awakens a fire inside him and pulls out the man who hides behind his image. Stuck as the next in line to inherit the family owned tractor business Bryce is destined to man the ship of a boat he doesn’t want to steer. The unwanted responsibility coupled with an overwhelming , yet lovable Mother and a stern Father he barley knows has soured him on the concept of love. His relationships status seems to be the one thing he can control. So he follows a strict one date policy.

He fools himself into believing the time spent with Judi is about the car, and helping her prepare for an upcoming derby race she’s volunteered for. But it’s evident to everyone else he wants to be her white knight on a steed , as he comes to her rescue time and time again. In turn Judi pushes him to peruse his true passion, restoring Hot Rods. Love is in the air, and we’re on the edge of our seats as we wait for the stars to finally align. Their love is tested and almost lost when Bryce refuses to stand up for what he really wants. But in the end we receive a happy ending that’s worth waiting for.

If you’re looking for a sweet romance, with depth, well developed characters and a ton of humor this one is for you.

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