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Sara's Review: Fire Trucks, Garter Belts, & My Perfect Ex (Edie's Automotive Guide #2) b


APC PUBLISHER: Heather Novak RELEASED: April 23, 2019 GENRE: contemporary romance, comedy LENGTH: 246 pages FORMAT: ebook, audible, paperback

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After facing the same health scare that took her mother, adult film star Vera Eastman sets out on a road trip to finish her mom’s bucket list. First stop, the hometown she escaped the moment she graduated. Her defiant arrival puts her face-to-face with her first love—her first everything—Jack Reeves.

Jack’s still the guy who can steal her heart with a smile, but he hasn’t forgiven her for leaving, and avoiding him proves difficult. Not only is he her grandma’s neighbor, but Grandma pays Jack to mow the lawn shirtless, and his firefighter job has him frequently rescuing Vera, as her ability to find trouble—was it her fault the ladder on the water tower broke?—becomes as formidable a matchmaker as her grandma.

Small-town-itis must be contagious. That’s the only explanation for Grandma’s stupid cat being in love with Jack’s damn dog, for Vera’s sudden urge to move home, and for her falling for Jack all over again. Eating chocolate body paint out of the jar can’t even help her with this mess. THREE BOUNDLESS STARS

Call me a prude go ahead, but I have a hard time getting behind a love story involving a porn star. I read one with a male porn star and had the same issue. And I’ll tell you the reason why I am a germaphobe. That’s it, and it grosses me out. I don’t begrudge anyone their vices or their choices, but when I read romance I usually try to put myself in the headspace of the leading lady and I can’t when I have the yucks. The story was exciting, and I liked the characters, I felt like Novak was trying too hard to make it funny, and it didn’t flow organically. But other than that, I did enjoy the general story. I liked Vera’s relationships with her friends and her Grandma. I think she is a genuine character. I am rating this on 3 Boundless stars, it was good.


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