Headlights, Dipsticks, & My Ex's Brother

Headlights, Dipsticks, & My Ex's Brother

Book 1: Edie's Automotive Guide

A full-length, multi-award winning, sex-positive romantic comedy!

Running an auto shop is hard; running an auto shop as a woman is harder; running an auto shop with your ex–who is about to become your STEP-FATHER–and his hot brother is just insane. (And then there’s the rooster.)

Edie Becker is living her childhood dream of running her grandfather’s auto shop. She just didn’t count on having to share ownership of the company with two other people. Specifically, her ex-fiancé and his gorgeous older brother, Luke.

When Luke rolls into town for the first time in years, he has news that changes everything—he’s now the majority shareholder and he needs to sell the auto shop, and Edie’s house next door, as soon as he can.

To make matters worse, Edie’s ex-fiancé has just proposed…to her mother.

Edie’s determined to find a way to save her auto shop, to finally stand up to her heinous mother, and to not kiss Luke ever again…especially since he didn’t kiss her back.

If Edie’s plans don’t work, she’ll be unemployed, homeless, and worse: heartbroken.


2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards: Chatelaine Book Award, First Place (Romantic Fiction)
2019 Write Touch Readers’ Award Winner (Wisconsin, Romance Writers of America)
2019 New England Readers’ Choice Winner (New England Chapter, Romance Writers of America)

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“It made me laugh, cry, and want to throat punch a few characters and gave me an absolutely swoon worthy happy ending! Edie is awesomely strong and spunky and she and Luke are so perfect for each other. Loved the book, it’s definitely one I’d reread!”

– Kira Archer, USA Today best selling author

“Seriously, this is truly one of my fave books … all of it together is just perfection. OBSESSED.”

– Ellie from My Brother’s Editor


  • Winner of the 2019 Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest, sponsored by Wisconsin Romance Writers of America.
  • Winner of the Short Contemporary Romance category by the reader/judges in the New England Readers’ Choice Award.


  • Finalist in the 2019 I Heart Indie Contest


  • Finalist in The Carolyn Readers’ Choice Award 2019.