Mini Review: Under the Hood by Sally Clements

Posted May 19, 2014 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Mini Review: Under the Hood by Sally ClementsUnder the Hood by Sally Clements
Series: Under the Hood #1
Published by Macmillan on 2013-12-30
Genres: Camping & Outdoor Activities, City & Town Life, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Fiction, Friendship, General, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Marriage & Divorce, Romance, Short Stories (single author)
Pages: 70
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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When sexy mechanic Alice Starr mistakenly believes attorney Mark Jameson needs her help, he discovers he likes being rescued for a change. Smitten by her confidence, he hides his expertise so he has an excuse to see her again.Starting their new all-female garage, Under the Hood, is keeping Alice and her friends busy. She doesn't have time for a man. But with one kiss, she and Mark have advanced into water so deep she's in danger of drowning. So why hasn't he called?Mark wants to tell Alice the truth so they can pursue a relationship. But he's got even bigger problems at his office when his bitter aunt threatens Alice’s livelihood. He needs a plan, fast, or else Under the Hood and his chances with Alice could both be ruined.

“Under the Hood” by Sally Clements is such a cute Novella. It was such a fun and fast read. I absoultely love the Bliss line from Entangled Publishing. I really like Clements writing. I thought that this little novella had a lot to offer. It was lighthearted and it would make a great summer read. I loved how Clements created female empowered characters. These women are comfortable in their skin and not afraid to express what they want. I really liked Alice Starr. Even though she didn’t completely trust men and part of her didn’t want to have anything to do with them, she still took a chance on love to discover what she really wanted. I think it is great to read a novella that feels like a complete story. I know a lot of novellas that I have read in the past have made me feel like it is a small snippet for more to come but I think “Under the Hood” was nicely wrapped up in a short book more than anything else. I really do adore this book. I didn’t think that it over stepped any boundaries. There were a few comments about sex but nothing too graphic at all. Clements does a great job with her characters. I felt like I really got to know Alice and Mark and I hope to see more of them but if not I think their story was quite perfect.

I did put a content warning on here because even though I think this book is clean, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend a young teenager to read it.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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