Sweetly Bad by Anya Breton

Sweetly BadSweetly Bad by Anya Breton
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Drew couldn’t imagine anything worse than being stranded in a two-cellular-bar town with a broken-down Ferrari…until his mother—his own mother!—marked him as a rogue Air witch and canceled all his credit cards. Now he’s kill-on-sight in the Underground, and the only person willing to help him is the curvy human mechanic who towed his car. A strangely delectable curvy human mechanic.

The last thing Erica needs is a yuppie playboy freeloading in her garage. Still, she can’t bring herself to turn Drew out into the sultry heat, even if he is a bit of an ass. A gorgeous, incorrigible, everything-your-mother-warned-you-against ass. Soon the heat isn’t the only thing sultry in the garage and self-control is the last thing on her mind. They agree to a one-night stand, but Drew’s magical secrets are dangerous—and catching up to him fast.

Erica is a self-sufficient female that lives in a small town.  She has had to prove herself as a mechanic ever since her father passed away and left her the garage.  Things have been tight around the garage and when she gets the call to pick up a stranded Ferrari, she hopes things will start to turn around for her.  The owner is the typical rich playboy with an attitude and no money to pay for the repairs.  On top of everything, her ex-boyfriend is harassing her to sell him her garage and he is trying to take her business from her.

Drew has never had a problem getting women and suddenly the one he wants, doesn’t want anything to do with him.  He is stranded in a two-bar cell town with no money and rogue status.  His mom and everyone have abandoned him and he has witches on his trail.  Along the way, he not only begins to realize what a jerk he has become and that he doesn’t like himself very much.  His sexy mechanic makes him desire to be a better person and prove himself to her.

I loved Erica, she is a typical female with curves that has the same doubts an fears every other female has.  She doesn’t think she is pretty and worries that she needs to lose weight.  She is also self-sufficient.  She owns her own garage and she can hang with the boys when it comes to fixing cars.  Strange occurrences are causing her to doubt her work when the cars are ending up at her ex’s shop.  Now she has a sexy playboy that is broke staying with her.  She sees something in him that he doesn’t even see in himself.  She decides to take a chance and agrees to a one night stand with him but she never dreamed she would lose her heart to him.

Drew was a fun character that you just wanted to hit upside his head sometimes.  He is obstinate and self-absorbed and when he realizes that he is broke and marked a rogue, he thinks his life is over.  Being around Erica helps him realize what a jerk he has been and he doesn’t like himself very much.  She took a chance on him when everyone else turned them back on him, no money and all.  He wants to do something nice for her to show her he’s not the jerk she believes he is.  In the end, he realizes that money isn’t everything and he has been living his life for everyone but himself.

Even though this was a short story, it was nice to see the transition in Drew.  He starts out as a pompous, spoiled brat that has to re-evaluate his life.  They worked well together and had good chemistry.  Drew didn’t always know the right thing to say but in the end he figured out that money doesn’t solve all you problems.   He figured out what he wanted out of life and Erica is the key.

Overall I really enjoyed this book; it featured a curvy, self-sufficient woman and was a great read.  I give Sweetly Bad 4 Flaming Hearts.   4 Hearts