Tazen has no use for Quinn, at least not professionally, and he's making sure she knows it. But there's a spark between them that she's finding hard to ignore. She's determined to prove her talent is as impressive as her sassy mouth. When she finds out Tazen is hiding a secret that could bring down his career and everyone involved in it, she wonders: is falling for him is going to be work the risk?
**Hard To Break is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**
Hard To Break is the second book in the Alpha’s Hearts series and I liked it just as much as the previous book. I am loving how Ms. Jewel is having the heroines not only be strong but have them in occupations that are unfortunately male dominated but that they are kicking male ass in proving that they are just as capable of doing the same job.
Quinn is a mechanic who is running her father’s garage since he is unable to because he is an alcoholic. That garage is her life and she is damn good at what she does. When a famous car builder comes in and rocks her world by buying the garage out from under her, her world is shattered and she refuses to let the sexy bastard win. I actually could completely relate to that feeling of this is mine, I have run it, it’s been my hard work that has kept it open for this long. My dad has his own business, my grandparents had originally started it and I worked for my dad from the time I was in high school until I moved away to be with my husband. I always thought I would be taking it over and at the time I was working there when he told me I wouldn’t be it broke my heart. But like Quinn in the long run I know now that I don’t want to take it over when he finally steps down and selling it would be for the best. I loved the banter between her and Tazen, but I especially loved how she didn’t back down from him when he was being an ass.
Tazen wants Quinn’s garage to open his new shop, but he wasn’t prepared for having to deal with Quinn making his life hell when he did it. I really wish we could have gotten his POV because I would have loved to know what he was thinking more than once. He needed someone like Quinn just as much as Quinn needed someone like him.
I think my only real complaint about the book is that there is some drama that kind of just is anticlimactic and I wish it would have had a more definite conclusion. Even with that little complaint I really enjoyed Hard To Break. Bella Jewel still remains an author who I know when I pick up one of her books it will be one that I really enjoy.