Blog Tour- Under The Hood by Sally Clemons

Hey Bookends,

I am really excited to tell you guys that I have an amazing opportunity to be apart of a blog tour and share a book with you guys today. I am going to give y’all a little excerpt for the book Under The Hood by Sally Clemons which is a  really cute contemporary.

Here is a small synopsis:

When Alice Starr mistakenly believes attorney Mark Jameson needs her help, he discovers he
likes being rescued for a change. Smitten by her confidence, he hides his expertise so he has
an excuse to see her again. Alice doesn’t have time for a man. But with one kiss, she and Mark
have advanced into water so deep she’s in danger of drowning…
Purchase the book:
About the Author:
Sally Clements writes fun, sexy and real contemporary romance, partnering hot heroes with heroines who know what they want, and go for it! She is a full-time author, who lives in the Irish countryside, and when she isn’t writing can usually be found in traffic, driving ‘Mum’s taxi’. Always a voracious reader, she considers writing for a living the perfect job—the only downside is saying goodbye to her characters at book’s end!
Contact the author at:

Under the Hood Promo Tour Banner

Here is the excerpt:

So this was his mysterious new neighbor.
3B had been empty for a while. When he’d made it back last night after a few
days away finalizing the pre-nup for a new client in New York, Mark had noticed the
light on from the street outside and the battered pickup next to his parking space.
He took advantage of the fact that she was busy searching her truck for jumper
cables to check her out without being noticed. Alice. The name suited her. Long,
platinum-blond hair pulled up in a ponytail looked natural—her skin was Nordic pale too,
and the eyes he’d caught a glimpse of were ice blue, like aquamarines. She barely came
up to his shoulder, and even the ugly overalls weren’t able to totally hide the hint of
curves he’d noticed when checking out the image of a woman holding the spanner on her
Mark frowned. He really shouldn’t be noticing his new neighbor that way. If she
was a mechanic, she probably had men hitting on her all day. Besides, he wasn’t in the
market for a new relationship. Extricating people from ill-judged romantic follies all day
had taught him to be cautious where attraction was concerned.
He pushed back his shirtsleeve and looked at his watch. Luckily, he’d left himself
plenty of time to make the meeting at his client’s office, and if a dead battery was all that
was wrong with the MG, he’d be on his way quickly.
His gaze lingered on Alice for a long moment as she popped the hood and then
grabbed red and black leads, attached one set to her battery terminals, and handed the
others to him.
Her hand brushed his, and a jolt of electricity raced up his arm.
Mark stared. What on earth?
Alice looked pointedly at the engine as he stood still, fixed to the spot by the
unexpected reaction to her touch.
Then her eyes softened. A small, sympathetic smile tilted the corners of her lips
upward. She stepped close, and took the leads from his unresisting fingers. “This one
goes here,” she said, fastening the clip in place, “and this one goes here.”
Mark nodded, still stunned. She thought he was so clueless about engines he
didn’t even know how to attach jumper cables.
You can see other excerpts, reviews, and guest post at other tour stops:


Hike2Forty and beyond – excerpt spotlight

Lucia’s Book Reviews – review

The Starred Review – excerpt spotlight and review

Booksfordaysonend – excerpt spotlight

Jen’s Reading Obsession – excerpt spotlight


Nicole’s Book Musings – excerpt spotlight

What Is That Book About – excerpt spotlight

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm – excerpt spotlight


Book briefs – review

Books Eater – review

Diana’s Book Reviews – review


Splashes Into Books – excerpt spotlight, review

Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – excerpt spotlight

Written Love Reviews – excerpt spotlight


Em & M Books – excerpt spotlight, review

The Young Girl Who Loved Books – excerpt spotlight

In Between The Pages – excerpt spotlight, review

The Lusty Literate – excerpt spotlight

Becky on Books – excerpt spotlight

OMGReads – excerpt spotlight, review





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