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Peek Inside Love for Beginners

Mechanic Melody Swan is looking for a man who can share her hopes and dreams, but she swore she would never lose herself to passion. When sexy Heath Starr agrees to temporarily sub in the Under the Hood garage for his sister, Mel sees the perfect opportunity to enjoy being with a man without becoming attached. Heath came to Meadowsweet to photograph nature, not find a hookup, especially since his last relationship ended in disaster. When the two find themselves isolated in a rustic cabin, they could both break their promises if they aren’t careful...

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She needs a lesson in love, and he’s the perfect teacher.

Mechanic Melody Swan is looking for a man who can share her hopes and dreams, but she swore she would never lose herself to passion. When sexy Heath Starr agrees to temporarily sub in the Under the Hood garage for his sister, Mel sees the perfect opportunity to enjoy being with a man without becoming attached.

Heath came to Meadowsweet to photograph nature, not find a hookup, especially since his last relationship ended in disaster. He vowed he’d never break another woman’s heart, and in turn, protect his own. Still, when Mel offers to serve as his outdoor guide, he can’t refuse.

Mel may say she’s only looking for right now, but her body is speaking a whole different language. And Heath’s viewfinder is drawn to her time and again. When the two find themselves isolated in a rustic cabin, they could both break their promises if they aren’t careful…

Praise

"Love for Beginners by Sally Clements is one of those books that makes me smile." - Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622665525
Series: Under the Hood, Book 3
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Page Count: 157
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: fling, forced proximity

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By Maria Rose March 31, 2015

In this sweet novella, part of the "Under the Hood" series from the Entangled Bliss publishing line, we have the story of Melody, a mechanic working in an all girls garage, and Heath, older brother to one of her co-workers who agrees to fill in as a substitute for his injured sister. Melody would... ...more

By Rachel May 26, 2014

I have to start with saying I loved this novella. It was a super cute, fun and enjoyable read. Once you start it, you will want to finish it in one sitting, I did.

The author has written characters that are not only realistic, but you will feel invested in. Okay and maybe want to be real so you c... ...more

By Ada May 24, 2014

This is an absolutely charming and entertaining read. Despite not having read the first book in the series, I don't think it detracts at all from the heart-warming story and I only wish it had been a little longer so I could enjoy Mel and Heath's growing relationship.

The story centers around mech... ...more

By Kim May 27, 2014

This is the second novella in the Under the Hood series. I love that these books center around independent women who work in nontraditional jobs, doing for themselves AND other women. It's a great bit of female empowerment in a fun way.

This time, the story focuses on Melody Swan, a woman who come... ...more

Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4 STARS

Review copy provided for an honest review

Love for Beginners by Sally Clements is one of those books that makes me smile. I love books where one of the main characters has had a crush on the other but assumes nothing can ever come of it.... ...more

By Suze December 20, 2016

Mel has no interest in losing herself in a relationship. She doesn't do passion, it's too dangerous to lose control. She runs a garage together with two friends and as one of them, Alice, can't be there full-time for a while her brother Heath is there to help her out. Due to their family business... ...more

By Talking May 30, 2014

Melody Swan is looking for a man she can grow old with and settle down with. Just without all the passion.
Heath Starr comes to Meadowsweet to photograph the landscape. The furthest thing from his mind was women and relationships considering his last relationship didn't end so well. But when Mel o... ...more

By Shari May 27, 2014

A fun quick read novella. I really enjoyed the story of how two opposites try to fight off the attraction between them. Will a one night encounter satisfy both of them. I recommend this book for a fun enjoyable read. ...more

By Bette May 18, 2014

Very enjoyable quick read! Melody struggles with her confidence and desires when it comes to men. Heath is the ultimate player never taking relationships seriously. Two people couldn't be more wrong for each other but.... Grab this one to find out what happens. I highly recommend it. ...more

By Desere May 28, 2014


We have all had those types of relationships that fail time and time again to the point were you wish you could sign up for some type of class to get some real education and learning how to love.

Of course there are endless books or tapes to listen to or watch but none of them can ever teach you... ...more

By Amy October 20, 2015

I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review..

This book is like a cozy romance for me. This story is about a girl named Melody ( Mel) who is a co- owner of an all female garage service. She has a nick name called the "Ice queen" That is because she has never felt anything s... ...more

By Abby May 29, 2014

4 Stars!
If you love a book that’s short, sweet, romantic, and heated between the sheets, this is the book for you. Melody Swan owns a garage with her three best friends and when one of her friends gets injured and is unable to work, a brother of one of Melody’s best friend’s steps in to help out... ...more

By Pam August 15, 2016

Under the Hood is a funny, romantic novella featuring three women that are setting up a garage staffed by female mechanics catering towards a female clientele. They are tired of men patronizing them & thinking there is no way they know about cars. This is Melody's story. Melody has decided th... ...more

By Yazmin September 16, 2014

In Love for Beginners (Under the Hood #2) by Sally Clements , Melody Swan is part of an all women mechanic shop. She is doing great with her two friends but after one of them had an accident, now they need a mechanic to help them out in the meantime. Melody takes care of the office part of the bu... ...more

By Sandra May 28, 2014

Melody Swan owns a mechanic shop run by females but when they fall behind due to an employee being out due to an injury she asks her brother to fill in. When Melody meets up with Heath again she remembers his reputation as a ladyslayer and is surprised to feel sparks of passion when she thinks he... ...more

By Kirsten August 25, 2016

4 1/2 stars
I really loved Mel's quiet insitence that she was not looking for a sexual relationship. I couldn't believe the things that her Mom would tell her about men, and then to find out the truth about everything! Damn! I loved that Heath had made up his mind what he was going to do about his... ...more

By Tasha August 06, 2015

Love for Beginners is the second novella in the under The Hood Series. This book was a super cute, fun and enjoyable read. Love for Beginners is not just to read about Melody's love life it is for you to fall in love and read until the end. I really enjoyed the story of how two opposites try to f... ...more

By Kaye August 27, 2016

Mel and Heath's story has its ups and downs. It's also a sweet read, but compared to Alice and Mark's, Mel and Heath have more issues and more drama. There were instances that feel really awkward -dialogues and situations, but the totality of the story is still good. ...more

By Karla August 15, 2016

Melody and Heath!!! Wow! Love that. So much heat. And not wanting to said it. A short read it so worth it. Super romantic! ...more

By Karen May 31, 2014

Love for Beginners is book number 2 in the series, Under the Hood. I'm enjoying this series! Love for Beginners is a fun, cute read!!! I love it when two completely opposite people fall in love! ...more

By Alycia July 14, 2014

Out today!! Just 99 cents! I loved the hero in this and the tension between them is hottt. ...more

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3.59 avg Goodreads.com rating
Sally Clements

About the author

Sally Clements

Sally Clements lives and writes in the Irish countryside near Dublin. Always a voracious reader (and with a healthy book buying habit) she found the jump into writing a natural one, as it is the thing she likes to do more than anything else!

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