What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte

November 5th, 2014 Kimberly Review 48 Comments

5th Nov
What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte
What to Do with a Bad Boy
by Marie Harte
Series: The McCauley Brothers #4
Published by: Sourcebooks
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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 foul-mouthed, 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..

I am a huge fan of siblings, romance and small-town series and The McCauley Brothers series worked for me on so many levels. What to Do with a Bad Boy the fourth book in this series by Marie Harte was in a word, delicious. Edgy and heartwarming I laughed, melted and cried as we finally got Mike and Delilah’s story.

Besides being a drop dead gorgeous hunk, Mike McCauley is also a wonderful father to his son and looks out for his parents and brothers. Mike has been widowed for six years. His wife died giving birth to Colin. In the last book, he exchanged a heated kiss with tattooed mechanic, Delilah Webster, and the sparks about shorted out my Nook.

Everyone wants to play matchmaker and his mother is the worst offender. They have tried desperately to match Mike with single friends. Mike wants none of it. I could feel his pain and lose throughout the series and loved getting to know him better. Harte does such an excellent job of developing her characters, as she peels back their layers and endears the reader to them.

Delilah is so different from the woman Mike typically dates, and quite different from the rest of the girls but they welcome her into their circle and I cannot blame them. Del is hilarious and genuine. She tells it like it is, and runs the shop like a pro. Despite her hard-ass attitude, beneath it she is soft and all woman.

Marie Harte made me cry like a baby, I kid you not. I was so wrapped up in the characters emotions, particularly Mikes. We get plenty of side stories and get to know Del’s family. Of course, there was wrestling and banter between the brothers. I love all the interaction and side stories for this family. Colin is an absolutely sweetie, and I loved his matchmaking schemes.

The romance while heated moved slowly emotionally making it feel genuine. Harte keeps the angst and drama low, with just enough to have me chasing my HEA. I adore this series. Fans of Belle Andre and Samantha Young will find What to Do With a Bad Boy delightful. Each of the novels in the McCauley Brothers series will work as a standalone, but I recommend taking the full tour.

About Marie Harte

Marie Harte is an avid reader who loves all things paranormal and futuristic. Reading romances since she was twelve, she fell in love with romance and happy endings and knew writing was her calling. Years later after the Marine Corps, Information Technology, and 60 hour work weeks, her dream has finally come true. Marie lives in Oregon with her family and is constantly reading and writing.

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48 Responses to “What to Do with a Bad Boy by Marie Harte”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I agree, I wish there were more with Del’s sibling and cousin

  1. alreem

    me too, me too a really really huge fan of siblings, romance and small-town series and when i heard about this series I went and order the whole set ,, 4 books i think,, a while back i read Gamble Brothers series by J. Lynn its really good as well 🙂

    ,, Great review ,,

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Squee..enjoy. I will check out the Gamble Brothers..i am such a sucker for brothers!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes! I <3 this series. Family, brothers, small-town vibe, sexy time..yep!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      read it..LOL Enjoy Nick. Del and Mike’s romance was wonderful.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wahoooooooooo! Yes. Cannot wait to see what you think Sarah. I had so much fun with this series

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wahoo! You cannot see it, but I am dancing like a goof ball in my kitchen Carrie! Enjoy. I cannot wait to see what you think of these lovable brothers!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I hope Sourcebook adds them. Do they do audio for their books?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I had so much fun with this series, and I am so sad it’s over I hope you read them. The feels were all good my friend.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo there are a lot of tattooed men, woman not so much but Del is such a great character:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      the title is actually funny..cause Mike is a really sweet guy..

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Squee…enjoy Jennifer. I cannot binge read a series but you are in for some fun!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      If you like Andre..you will love these Kim. All the books in this series made me smile, laugh, and swoon

  2. Tressa

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! I think Del was my favorite character from this series and maybe Mike too. I just loved the whole combination and how they’re both tough on the outside, but tender and softies in actuality. I also loved Dee’s Dad and some of the antics with Mike’s son and brother and Del’s brother. I felt the story was definitely balanced well with funny, sweet, and emotional moments. Great review!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Del was fantastic. I would love a series with Del’s family

  3. Katherine

    I’ve been thinking about this series and I love that it’s the woman whose kind of the badass with the foul mouth and the tattoos. I like when standard characters get switched up a bit. Sounds like a fun read and one that really connects.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved the switch up and Del was just all around genuine.