DIRTY DEEDS Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt + Giveaway

I am so excited to be one of the blogs kicking off the blog tour for DIRTY DEEDS, the third book in Megan Erickson’s awesome Mechanics of Love series. I love this series and every single one of its characters. But as hot as the Payton brothers’ stories are, Alex and Spencer’s story is my new favorite. Sorry Cal and Brent!

What Spencer did for Alex was just… it was perfect. I’d been rooting for her to get her power back throughout DIRTY TALK. So of course I’m thrilled she gets her very own story and a very delectable man to help her see that not all men are like her ex.

For my stop today I’m sharing my thoughts about DIRTY DEEDS as well as an excerpt and a tour-wide giveaway. And I’ve included the full tour schedule at the bottom of the post if you’d like to check out what other bloggers had to say about the book and read a few Q&A’s with the author and characters.


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Title & Series: DIRTY DEEDS (Mechanics of Love #3)
Author: Megan Erickson
Release date: December 8, 2015 (Paperback ed. out January 5th)
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Pages: 320
Formats: Paperback, eBook


Alex Dawn is saying no to men. No to bad relationships, disappointments, and smooth-talkers. Focusing on her family and her job at Payton and Sons Automotive keeps her mind occupied and her heart content. She doesn’t really miss a man’s touch, until one night, one shows up with the body of a god and a voice from her dirtiest dreams.

L.M. Spencer is only in Tory, Maryland, to scope out the town as a possible site for one of his company’s hotels. The British businessman didn’t expect his car to break down or to find the hottest little American he’s ever seen holding a tire iron, piercing him with bright blue eyes.

They agree to one hot night, one dirty deed to burn out the chemistry between them. But from their first kiss, Alex can’t stop saying yes to this man. And when Spencer’s company threatens everything she cares about, they must make the choice to stand together or apart.


NOTE: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.

The Review

DIRTY DEEDS will melt your heart, make you swoon, and make you fiercely hopeful for a happily ever after for Alex and Spencer. Their romance is unexpected and inconvenient and filled with obstacles, but with chemistry that is undeniable, white-hot, and off the charts, you can’t help but hope for their one night stand to turn into something more.

Alex Dawn doesn’t do relationships. Not after what she went through with her ex. So when the very hot, very posh, out-of-towner L.M. Spencer shows up at Payton and Sons, she is definitely up for a little no-strings fun with him.

Spencer never met anyone quite like Alex. She is bold, she is fierce, she is sexy as hell. And she is offering him the promise of an amazing night together. He isn’t looking for a relationship, long-distance or otherwise – and she isn’t asking for one – but he could definitely handle one night with this dark-haired, blue-eyed, red-lipped sprite.

And what an unforgettable, smokin’ hot night it was. But it was just the one night. Spencer was leaving town. They were never supposed to see each other again. So when his job sent him back to Tory, Maryland, to Alex, neither of them was thrilled. They would have to figure out a way to avoid each other, deny their connection, or risk starting something they weren’t sure they could stop.

With no unattached Payton brothers left, Megan Erickson took a bit of a risk writing a love story for Alex Dawn and a new character to the series. It was a risk that paid off big time. Alex’s story needed to be told. There needed to be a resolution to the problem that landed Ivy and Alex in Tory. And as strong of a person as Alex was, she needed to get all her power back. And, most of all, she deserved a happy ending.

As with each of the other books in the series, the author chose to tell the story from both main characters’ points of view. She paired up two seemingly opposite characters. She placed hurdles in their way. But with Alex and Spencer, the challenges they faced and the complications in their relationship were less about their emotional baggage and about their feelings toward what was building between them and more about the realities of their situation – where they lived, their life goals – making for a refreshingly different and immensely entertaining read.

DIRTY DEEDS is a story that will instantly captivate. It has moments that will make you smile and laugh and cheer. It gives peeks at what’s going on with previous romances and a possible future one. It delivers some seriously steamy love scenes, some hotter-than-hot chemistry, and a male protagonist whose words are even more gorgeous than his appearance. And it has an ending that will leave you more than satisfied.

The Rating


The Excerpt

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About Megan Erickson

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Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.



“A super sweet, extra sexy second chance romance that will have you laughing out loud and needing a minute to cool off. Dirty Thoughts is right!” — Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author

“Megan Erickson ratchets up the romance and sizzle in her sexy new series. The Mechanics of Love will rev readers’ hearts.”  — Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“Megan Erickson writes hot, hot, HOT stories packed with emotion and humor. You’re going to want to read everything she’s ever written!” — Sophie Jordan, USA Today bestselling author

Other Books in the Series


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Title & Series: DIRTY THOUGHTS (Mechanics of Love #1)
Author: Megan Erickson
Release date: June 16, 2015 (Paperback ed. out July 21st)
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Pages: 304
Formats: Paperback, eBook


Some things are sexier the second time around

Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art…all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna Macmillan—his biggest mistake—walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts.

Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she’d once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever…and this Cal is all man.

Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she’s always been his light, and it’s getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone, or if it’s exactly what they need for the future of their dreams.



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Title & Series: DIRTY TALK (Mechanics of Love #2)
Author: Megan Erickson
Release date: September 15, 2015 (Paperback ed. out October 27th)
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Pages: 320
Formats: Paperback, eBook


Brent Payton has a reputation for wanting to have fun, all the time. It’s well-earned after years of ribbing his brothers and flirting with every girl he meets, but he’s more than just a good time, even though nobody takes the time to see it. When a new girl walks into his family’s garage with big thoughtful eyes and legs for days, this mechanic wants something serious for the first time.

Ivy Dawn is done with men, all of them. She and her sister uprooted their lives for them too many times and she’s not willing to do it again. Avoiding the opposite sex at all costs seems easy enough, until the sexy mechanic with the dirty mouth bursts into her life.

Brent can’t resist the one woman who sees past his devil-may-care facade and Ivy finds it harder and harder to deny how happy he makes her. But Ivy has secrets she hasn’t shared and when the truth comes out, she must decide if she’s willing to take one more chance on love or let him go forever.


The Giveaway

There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

  • A $25 gift card to eBook retailer of the winner’s choice

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The Tour Schedule
Week One

Nov. 30th

Dec. 1st

Dec. 2nd

Dec. 3rd

Dec. 4th

Week Two

Dec. 7th

Dec. 8th

Dec. 9th

Dec. 10th

Dec. 11th

Week Three

Dec. 14th

Dec. 15th

Dec. 16th

Dec. 17th

Dec. 18th

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