Book Review & Giveaway: Dirty Thoughts by Megan Erickson

Dirty Thoughts by Megan EricksonTitle: Dirty Thoughts
Series: Mechanics of Love, Book 1
Author: Megan Erickson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: June 16, 2015 by Avon Impulse

Some things are sexier the second time around.

Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art...all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna MacMillan-his biggest mistake---walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts.

Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she'd once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever... and this Cal is all man.

Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she's always been his light, and it's getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone or if it's exactly what they need for the future of their dreams.

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Why I Read This Book: Romances involving auto mechanics are definitely my cup of fiction. Plus I really enjoyed Megan Erickson’s Changing His Game (my review).

What I Liked: Jenna and Cal are great people individually as well as a couple. They have a history but it’s perfectly understandable why Cal doesn’t want to pursue a relationship with Jenna this time around. He’s upfront, open, and honest about it with Jenna so as not to lead her on.

Cal hires Alex, a female mechanic at his family’s garage. I want that story.

What I Didn’t Like: Asher was a great kid, and brought some funny moments to the page, but his role was clearly the child plot moppet. I also think Jenna capitalized on this situation and tried a little too hard to show Cal what his future with her could hold. I would have rather Cal’s discovery/realization had happened more organically.

Overall Impression: Dirty Thoughts was a sexy reunion romance but I would have preferred Cal deciding what he wanted, in terms of his relationship with Jenna, on his own without outside influence.

Brianna’s Rating:
3 Frogs

About the Author

Megan EricksonMegan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.


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About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.


  1. I have this on my e reader, but have yet to read it. I really need to though. I love the idea of the reunion trope for this story--aren't they some of the greatest set ups for a love story? I like the second chance for the relationship and seeing a couple reconnect.

  2. I adored this one! I didn't get the vibe though that he was a plot moppet - but I can see why you would think so! Great review!


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