Review: Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart

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Miss Mechanic Book Cover Miss Mechanic
Emma Hart
Contemporary Romance
December 12th 2017


Two mechanics. One rivalry.
She’ll prove she’s as good as she says she is.
He’ll prove her place isn’t under the hood.
It’s over it.

“Don’t let the bastards get you down.”
For twenty-six years, I lived by my daddy’s motto. Which is why “Mechanic Wanted” is all it takes for me to apply for the job at the garage we once owned.
And I meet the biggest bastard of them all.
Dexter Ryne. Hotter than Hell in July and a firm believer that my place is on reception, taking phone calls and looking pretty. Not getting dirty under the hood of a car.
Determined to prove each other wrong, we make a deal.
I have three weeks to prove my worth as a mechanic. If I don’t, I’m on telephone duty.
If I do, he’ll accept defeat and make my job permanent.
Now, all I have to do is fight my attraction to the cocky little… beep.
Problem is, an engine isn’t the only thing he knows how to make purr…

MISS MECHANIC, a standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestseller, Emma Hart.


Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart is my second book by Hart that I’ve read. What I enjoy and what had me picking up this book is that she puts women in a role that is consider a man’s job. I like seeing the reversal and having women working in jobs that aren’t normal.

Now, I’ve got mixed feelings on Miss Mechanic. It’s got sexism, sexual harassment, and dubious consent, but it’s also got some things I enjoyed and so, I feel conflicted.

Jamie and Dex don’t hit it off. They hate each other for no other reason then gender. He doesn’t think a women can do a man’s job and so, they are at each other’s throats through the whole book. They snipe. They bicker. They verbally spare. It’s like for-play for them. Dex constantly says sexually explicit things to Jamie or demean her gender, but Jamie does the same and gives as good as she gets.

I’ll say I liked that Jamie gave back, but I’m also conflicted on what came out of Dex’s mouth when these two did spare. I like that Jamie’s a mechanic and that she has a passion for it. She won’t let anyone crush this passion and drive to be the best. As for Dex he’s a hot mechanic, but he’s a sexist.

I want to also mention their first sex scene: When they do get together the sex is safe sex. I do need to state that I think the author forgot that they used a condom. Why, I say this is; because at the end of the scene Jamie mentions she needs to clean up, but what does she need to clean, unless the condom broke. This whole scene was either a set up for a surprise later or the author forgot. After finishing the book I think Hart forgot. Though I was not thrilled about where they had sex, how it came about, and the end of the scene.

Miss Mechanic left me feeling conflicted. With what’s going on with sexual harassment in the world, this book may not be right.

Rated: 2 Stars

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6 comments on “Review: Miss Mechanic by Emma Hart

  1. I like the woman in whatever job she can do and be competent. The whole sexist thing is a turn-off. I’m not sure the guy can be turned around if that is his base, knee-jerk reaction. Great review.
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    • Agree!

  2. I have both Fix-It an Mechanic on my phone for listening. I wonder now how I’ll feel about Mechanic. I know I can DNF it if I find similar issues. Thanks for the review and heads up!
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    • I’d like to see what you think on this one and Miss Fix-It. I enjoyed Fix-It, but as you can see this one had me conflicted. Thank’s for visiting!

  3. oooo I love this author but I haven’t read this one yet so I’m a bit sad… Well I’ll see when I’m at this one. Just bought Being brooke
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    • I enjoyed Miss Fix-It and the cover caught me on this one. I like her concept of women in roles that are normally for men, so I haven’t given up on Hart, just that this one was a disappointment and didn’t work out like I was hoping for. It happens. I’ll have to look into Being Brooke. Thank’s for visiting and nice to know you enjoy this author. I can’t wait to see what you think on this title.