He’s the last thing she wants...but the only thing she needs.
Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup, she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.
Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and get things in order for his mother and younger sister. He never expected the sarcastic American girl staying at the inn to make him question everything.
But even as Willa and Shane’s fiery natures draw them together, their pasts threaten to rip them apart. Can Shane give up racing to be with the woman he loves, or will Willa’s quest to resurrect the tough-talking, no-shit-taking girl she used to be destroy any hope of a future together?
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I have a confession: this is the first Tessa Bailey book I have read! After finishing Unfixable, it won't be the last. From what I can gather Unfixable is a spin off series from her 'Line of Duty' series. Willa is the sister of one of the characters and through that series she was already introduced. Don't worry though, I hadn't read the series and it wasn't a problem. This is a standalone. When Willa is first introduced, she is struggling after breaking up with her boyfriend. She runs off to Ireland after winning a photo contest. My first thought was, great here we go again, another broken female. Yes, Willa is messed up and damaged but she slowly starts to find herself throughout her trip and it didn't take over the story. Willa's character surprised me. She was funny and sarcastic and I enjoyed the chemistry between her and Shane. The two are instantly attracted to one another but they are both stubborn as hell so it takes some time before they get together. I just loved the banter between these two. Shane is pretty much an asshole. He is brash and speaks his mind. When you combine that with a head strong, sarcastic Willa, you get an 'I can't stand you but I want to rip your clothes off' type of chemistry. I really enjoyed the tension and build up between the two. This isn't one of those sweet, romancing relationships. Over the course of the book, they get to know one another and find out that they are a lot alike. They each find something they never knew they were looking for: love. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick steamy read, that had a good story line along with hot sex. -4 Stars