The first thing I liked about this story was the setting and what the heroine did for a living…ran an all female garage. Alice comes across as a woman who knows what she wants and when she meets Mark (who she thinks in a male car owner in distress) nothing’s quite the same which made me what to read more.
Although this is a novella, I felt Ms. Clements did a great job fleshing out these two characters. While some of their background is told in narration, I didn’t feel like I was shortchanged in any way.
The dialogue is natural sounding and the pacing fast. And one final thing I enjoyed about Under The Hood was the secondary characters. Without them I think the story wouldn’t have been so strong, and like the hero and heroine, I felt they came across as real people.
If you like novellas I think this might be a good one for you.
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