What to Do with a Bad Boy
Author: Marie Harte
Pubdate: November 4th, 2014
WHAT IS WITH MIKE McCAULEY?
Every time Delilah Webster runs into Mike McCauley, he practically bites her head off. The rough-and-tumble contractor clearly has baggage. Del has her own emotional scars and knows she’s better off keeping her distance, but Mike’s temptation in jeans and a T-shirt and she’s always been good with her hands…
There’s something about the strong-willed mechanic that sets Mike’s motor running—and scares the hell out of him. Mike has loved and lost and will never hurt like that again, even if that means walking away from a woman who makes him feel alive for the first time in years.
When a simple kiss turns hot and heavy, Mike discovers he can’t stay away, no matter how certain he is they’re destined to crash and burn…
“I was calling to invite you to our barbecue this weekend. I need a plus-one and you’re it. Oh, and something else. It’s kind of an imposition, and I hate to bother you, but—”
She hadn’t made up her mind about being his plus-one yet. “You’re all about being an imposition. This phone call is an imposition. Get to it already. Before I turn forty.”
Her father grinned.
“Okay, sweetness.” She heard Mike’s humor and gritted her teeth. “Thing is, Colin has a field trip Thursday. I’m busting my hump with a new remodel for the client from hell. My brothers are all busy, and I know he’s going to be super disappointed if I’m not there. But I know how much he likes you, so I thought…”
“That I’d take your kid on a field trip?” She stared at her father, who raised a brow.
“You don’t take him. Just kind of help supervise. You show up and help the teacher, but basically it’s really to hang with Colin for the day. Probably stupid to ask. Sorry. I’ll talk to my mom, I guess.”
“No, hold on.” She liked Colin a lot. Dumb for a nearly-thirty-year-old woman to like spending time with a little kid, but his sweet innocence reminded her of what fun and youth should be like. To her father, she asked, “Can you fill in for me Thursday so I can hang with Colin at some field trip?”
Her father nodded. “No problem. It’ll give me a chance to remind the slackers out there to stop skating anyway.”
“Yeah, like I don’t know how to work the guys.” She snorted, then before she could think too hard on how good she felt that Mike had asked her to go, she answered him. “Yeah. I’ll hang with your kid.”
Praise for the McCauley Brothers series:
“This installment by far has the most heart…. This tale of redemption and letting go of past hurts is familiar but done in a way that will stick with readers long after the final page is turned.”
—RT Book Reviews, 4½ Stars GOLD Top Pick for What to Do with a Bad Boy
“The second installment of the McCauley Brothers series is just as tantalizing as the first. The characters are inspiring and endearing, and some of the scenes are liable to bring readers to tears.”
—RT Book Reviews, 4½ Stars for How to Handle a Heartbreaker
“Harte’s new-adult romance is funny, addicting, and full of hot sex scenes, leaving readers eager for the next McCauley novel.”
—Booklist on How to Handle a Heartbreaker
“…fast paced, with countless spicy scenes that will make readers hungry for the next installment.”
—Booklist on The Troublemaker Next Door
USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte writes erotic romance and has over ninety titles in print and digital format. A caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, Marie is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for Fortune 500 companies before becoming a full-time writer. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, Harte is constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.marieharte.com and fall in love.