Tinkering with Love | Review

Title: Tinkering with Love
Series: Rock Falls #1
Author: Aliyah Burke
Pages: 269 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release date: 20 June 2022
Rating: ★★★


Dawson Shay could never be accused of being a bubbly ray of sunshine. Like, not ever. But her outlook on life has only gotten worse since she moved across the country for her dream job rebuilding motorcycles … only to lose the job to someone else. Now her run of bad luck includes a wilderness retreat with the entire company – including the asshat who stole her job. Fortunately, Tully Faulkner’s bearded, tattooed hotness is pretty much the perfect distraction.

Except, Tully isn’t just Mr. Hometown Hero, he’s also said asshat who stole her job. And if he thinks he can win her over with his ability to charm the pants off everybody else, he’s got another thing coming. But Dawson can’t avoid him forever … or the seriously hot sparks between them. Somewhere between the breathtaking northern lights and teaming up to win their company’s scavenger hunt, Dawson starts to think that Tully’s magic touch might be just what she’s been missing.

But even sexy gearheads have their secrets. And Dawson’s about to discover that falling for the too-perfect-to-be-true Tully might just backfire on her completely…


This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Etangled: Amara!

Tinkering with Love is the first standalone book in the Rock Falls series and tells the story of Dawson and Tully.

Tinkering with Love is the first book I’ve read by Aliyah Burke, so I didn’t really know what to expect. After reading the synopsis, I thought this book was definitely something for me. Tinkering with Love is an Enemies to Lovers Romance and it’s one of my favourite tropes. I also really liked that this book is an interracial romance story and that the female main character is a fan of motorcycles.

But now let’s talk about reading the book. I was really interested when I started reading this book. I wanted to know more about Dawson and Tully, and how they were going to fall for each other. But I wasn’t the biggest fan of Dawson and Tully. Dawson was constantly hot and cold, and Tully fell for Dawson in, like, 1 second. And when there was a problem, it was always Tully’s fault and never Dawson’s fault. 

Overall I liked the concept of Tinkering with Love, and I kind of enjoyed reading it, but it could’ve been better. The main characters were a bit annoying, and I would’ve liked some more information about the side characters. I don’t think I’ll be continuing the Rock Falls series. Lastly, I want to mention that this book talks about drug/alcohol addiction, cancer and fat phobia, if these topics are triggering for you, then I don’t recommend picking up this book.