Thursday, March 5, 2015

Start Me Up - Review & Giveaway

Review by Marlene Engel
Mike adores his niece.  So there was no hesitation when his sister asked if he could drive her to a birthday party.  His plan was to drop her off and not return until the party ended.  That was until he met the hostess!

Single mom, Anne, can craft just about anything, is a party planning genius and easy on the eyes.  One look at her and the thought of staying for the party didn’t seem so bad!  But what could Mike possibly have in common with Anne?  He’s a mechanic who lives in his garage, literally!  Isn’t one for serious relationships and happens to have a hot date that night.  But there’s just something about Anne that makes it impossible for Mike to get her out of his mind. 

Can Mike change his bachelor ways enough to capture Anne’s heart?  Or will he not fit into her perfectly crafted life?

I’m a true believer that opposites attract.  When I heard about the characters and storyline, there was no doubt that I had to read this book.  It’s like a modern day Martha Stewart meets hunky ‘Pimp My Ride’ mechanic, swirled in with some delicious desserts and fun friends.  If that’s not enough to make you want to read this book, I don’t know what is! 

This is the first novel I’ve read by Nicole Michaels, but it won’t be the last! 

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About the Author:
Nicole wrote her first full length book (6 pages) about the birth of her baby sister, when she was eight years old. She only finished it because her mother bribed her with a Rick Astley cassette tape. Sad, but true. Now her characters are what keep her writing and her subject matter has gotten a little bit deeper and a lot more romantic. She resides in a small town outside of Kansas City with her husband and three sons. When she isn’t writing, she’s a wedding and portrait photographer, loves to cook, and watch historical dramas or documentaries.

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  1. Great review. Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. It's such a great book, Janine. You will love it!

    2. The hero reminds me of my husband. He's a mechanic and pretty much lives in the garage he works at (he works 6 days a week) and doesn't think of anything but cars I joked once that I need to say car in the middle of each sentence in order for him to listen because that's the one word that gets his attention. .

  2. I like the review, sounds like a fun read.