Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mustang Sassy By Daire St. Denis ~ Review

Source: Received eBook copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When Sass Hogan catches her boyfriend slow-dancing and doing the tongue-tango with Tori Double-D-Cup Hunter, she pays him back the only way she knows how—by taking a tire iron to his beloved ’67 Mustang Fastback. There’s only one problem. She’s destroyed the wrong car.

Jordan Michaels wants his car fixed, now, and he wants Sass’s auto body shop to do it.  But the handsome blond has a secret−he’s really Jordan Carlyle of Carlyle’s Classics, Hogan’s biggest competitor, and he’s determined to prove himself to his family.

As Sass and Jordan get to know each other, the depth of the attraction has them falling in love. But a relationship based on lies will only leave them primed for the worst wreck of their lives.,%201

My Thoughts:


3 stars - A tangle of lies that weaves through some pretty sexy scenes

First Impressions...

I haven't read this author before but I liked the idea of a feisty girl taking her revenge on her cheating boyfriends car only to find out she'd hit the wrong one.  In my mind, I pictured him finding her beating his car to bits.  That's not what happened. 

The Characters...

I'm a very character driven reader.  I need to like, feel connected to, or at least understand the characters.  I felt that with Jordan.  He's the youngest and trying to prove to his family that he's not a mess up.  He comes to town to figure out what makes Hogan auto body shop so special, being a little secretive about who he really is.  But he's a lot of things that I liked.  He's an artist.  He's a boxer.  He shows restraint.  He's sexy.  He's an incredible lover.  I really liked him.  

Sass, not so much.  She's had some cheating boyfriends and has some serious issues because of it.  For one, she took a tire iron to a guys car.  But the truth is that I didn't like her.  I found her snotty, moody and difficult.  I got that she had some bad things happen in her past with her mom and boyfriends.  But she's just too hostile and harsh for me.  And considering she doesn't like lying, she's doing more than anyone.

The Story...

The story is a tangle of lies.  I'm not big on lying plots.  You know it's going to all come out in the end and it's only a matter of time before people find out the truth.  Both of them were hiding things.  Some worse than others.  In the mean time, they fell for each other.  Jordan was willing to admit that sooner that Sass but he brought her along kicking and screaming.

What didn't work for me...

Sass, the amount of lying and the sex toys that Libby sells.

In The End...

It took me a long time to finish this one.   I kept putting it down.  I think readers who really like the angry, strong female characters will like this one.  The heat is high and the guy is yummy, so anyone who likes that will probably enjoy it too.

About the author:

Contemporary romance author, adventure seeker, seasonal hermit and wine lover.


  1. I almost got this for review, but I just didn't have the time to get to it. I am not a big fan of lying plots either, but if it works with the story then I can go with it. I'm glad that you still were able to enjoy it though.

  2. I'm sorry you didn't like Sass but glad you liked Jordan. The story does sound pretty good...