Reviewed by Larissa M.
Marie Harte’s final book in her super sexy McCauley Brothers series, What to Do with a Bad Boy, fittingly ties up this series…but is a bit of a disappointment. Not as fabulous as the previous books, this one still gives you an interesting romance by bringing together widow Mike McCauley and spunky Delilah Webster.
In her previous McCauley books, Ms. Harte paired together each of the McCauley brothers with the love of their lives. A fitting female to match them. So I was a little worried about how she would tie together the diehard widow Mike. If you’ve read the other books, you know he had his ‘soul mate’ and lost her during the birth of their son. And he was very adamant about never loving again. Now a single father, Mike is more than a little guarded about dating and being set up. In this story however, he finally gives in to his mother’s attempts and goes out with a neighbor of his mothers who is just like the woman he lost. He also ‘dates’ Del. Only he doesn’t really do much more than sleep with Del through most of the book. There were times I wanted to smack him up side the head for stringing her along and using her. But when the light dawned he was the McCauley type man we know and love. Unfortunately for me it felt like it should have come sooner. My lack of enthusiasm wasn’t so much a struggle with Mike falling in love, but he was stupid about it. He hurt Del and I’m not sure I would have forgiven him as easy as she did. But ultimately, Del was awesome. She had her own personal issues, but she got through them and let herself fall for Mike and when she did she gave him everything. She was near perfect even when dealing with the spiteful other woman.
All-in-all this was one that I wouldn’t have wanted to miss if reading the whole series. But standalone it wasn’t as great as the others. As with the other books, though, I did enjoy seeing a glimpse at where the other couples were in their lives. It’s neat to see how they are still going strong.
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About the book…
Mike McCauley had his soul mate for a precious time before she died giving birth to their son. She left him with the best boy a guy could want, so why is everyone playing matchmaker? He’s sick of it…until he meets Delilah Webster.
For some reason, the foulmouthed, tattooed mechanic sets his motor running. He sees the loving woman buried within. But the closer they get, the more the pain of past wounds throws a monkey wrench into a future he’s not sure he can handle…
USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte writes erotic romance and has over ninety titles in print and digital format. A caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, Marie is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for Fortune 500 companies before becoming a full-time writer. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, Harte is constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.marieharte.com and fall in love.