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Publisher's Summary

Single, but unsettled, Stefano Borelli, spends his days creating masterpieces loved by his clients. Surrounded by family and friends, his loneliness still plagues him. Until she bursts into his life. A stubborn woman with too much baggage, too much to say, and a child in tow. 

Far too much trouble. 

Except he likes her spark. The way she refuses to listen. How beautiful she is with her son. How right she feels in his arms.

The way she makes him feel whole.

Can he convince her to give love a second chance?

Author's note: Do you love men who whisper sweet words in Italian? Be prepared to swoon for Stefano.

©2022 Moreland Books Inc (P)2022 Moreland Books Inc

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Breaking the Speed Limit

I was one of many who loved Revved to the Maxx, the first book in the series, and hoped there would be more stories in the series. I was so excited when Melanie announced this and the next book.

Breaking the Speed Limit is one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I absolutely loved it. Stefano and Gabby were perfection together. They had an instant connection and fell for each other quickly. It was so sweet seeing him with her son, Theo, too.

The story is well paced and I was hooked from page one. It was fun returning to the Reynolds Restoration world and seeing some favorite characters. I really like Melanie's writing and storytelling styles. She has a knack for writing interesting, relatable characters, swoony romance with a touch of humor, and engaging stories you don't want to put down. The narration was wonderful and I loved getting to listen to this on audio. I cannot wait for the next book!

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A MUST READ!!

Oh my heart....I can't even begin to explain what this story did to me, the emotions it evoked from me and when I say this is a book that needs to be read.....YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!!! Fantastic story! The journey. The angst. The heartache. The swoon. Sexy and heart wrenching, with twists and turns that will have you gasping and begging for more. I will read this again just so I can drool over the hero... 

Maxine Mitchell & John Lane do an amazing job portraying the characters, bringing them to life and humanizing them with their emotions, attitude and personality. They do more than giving their characters their voices, they fall into the roles and become the character.

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Sweet and Sexy Insta-Love Romance!

If you are a fan of insta-romance stories, Breaking the Speed Limit is a book you will love!

Gabby and Stefano definitely wasted no time in jumping from strangers to something more after Stefano saw her on the side of the road with a flat tire. He was in it much quicker than Gabby was, but that was only because she was running from things in her past, plus she had to worry about her son Theo (who was absolutely adorable!). Stefano had to work a little harder to break down her walls, as Gabby found it hard to trust men......but Stefano truly was a good guy, with an amazing heart. He saw the goodness and beauty in Gabby, and he was so wonderful with Theo.

There was a bit of drama and suspense when her ex tries to come back into the picture, but I loved how the entire garage crew came together to support Gabby and show her that she had a family that would do anything to protect her.

John Lane, if you've never listened to him, you are missing out! He was the perfect choice for Stefano. And Maxine Mitchell - i absolutely LOVE her! Besides the fact that she does one of the best male voices out of the female narrators, listening to her kid voice - AMAZING! It's hard to get a kid's voice that doesn't sound cheesy, but she nailed it when she had to do Theo's voice.

Overall, this was an easy read/listen and a nice addition to the Reynolds Restorations series......and after that teasing of what was happening with Brett and Kelly, I can't wait to read their story next!

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Another great couple from Melanie Moreland

First, let's talk covers. After all, that's the first thing we see, the thing that makes us take a closer look at what might be inside. Well, holy moly, this is one to stop you dead in your tracks. At the risk of sounding superficial, this guy could just stand there and look pretty as far as I'm concerned. He wouldn't have to say a word, just let me look at him. Pair him with Stefano's big heart, and he's the total package.
The first Reynolds Restoration book was my first-time reading Melanie Moreland, and I don't think I've missed a book since then. Stories like this one are what keep me coming back for more. Stefano and Gabby bring all the feels and then some. Plus, we get a too darn sweet little guy to ooh and aah over in Theo. There is a bit of angst and some danger on their journey, but when it comes to writing a when you know, you know love story, Melanie Moreland knows her stuff. Breaking the Speed Limit is another impossible to put down romance from this author. The romance is swoony, the characters practically leap off the page, and the chemistry and steam are off the charts.
Pair Melanie Moreland's stellar writing with narration by the talented Maxine Mitchell and John Lane, and it's a terrific combination. These two capture all the emotion of Stefano and Gabby. From the instant attraction to the chemistry to the steamy fun to the fall, Mitchell and Lane bring out every last bit of it. This couple made for a fantastic read, and not a single thing was lost in the narration.

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Beautiful & Heartfelt!!

Another wonderful, heartfelt, steamy romance by Melanie Moreland, you don’t want to miss. The second book in the Reynolds Restorations Series was captivating and heart melting. Stefano was sexy, protective and a total marshmallow when it came to Theo and Gabby. I loved how they became an instant family, even though Gabby had her reservations due to her traumatic past relationship. Stefano & Gabby’s relationship was beautiful. He was able to help her learn to trust and open herself up to love again, while she completed him in every sense. She made him feel like he was where he belonged. Stefano was another dreamy book boyfriend you can’t help but fall for. This was great as an ebook but on audio it was better! John Lane & Maxine Mitchell narrate this book. These two narrators have become a favorite duo to listen to. I love how they bring Stefano & Gabby to life. John Lane’s voice is always a perfect mixture of alpha and tenderness. Maxine Mitchell does an excellent job capturing Gabby’s fears but also her love for Theo and Stefano. Their Theo voices was the cutest! They definitely sounded like a 5 year old. This story is definitely a great weekend read or listen. Im excited to go back and read Maxx’s story and excited to read what happens next with Brett & Kelly.

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More than five stars!!

Amazingly good story and the narrators did an awesome job making the story come to life. So much love and friendship. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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“You’re not alone anymore."

“Life has a way of bringing us what we need when we need it.”

If you love insta-love stories, Breaking the Speed Limit is for you. From the moment Stefano meets Gabby, he is all in and determined to make the sassy woman he met on the side of the road his. Gabby is a single mother that is running from her past so she takes a little more convincing.

“Gabby and Theo were meant to be mine. We fit so well together.”

Stefano is just a big, dreamy teddy bear. I loved how he instantly wanted to take care of Gabby and Theo. He didn’t fight his feelings; he was just ready to start the rest of their lives. He was such a caretaker and a protector and was absolutely swoonworthy.

“Stefano loved me. He asked for nothing in return but gave me his love freely.”

Gabby was understandably a little weary of Stefano at first, but once he showed her his huge heart, how could she resist him? She’s feisty and fiercely protective of her son. She’s afraid of her past, but with Stefano and the rest of her newfound family at Reynolds Restoration, she finds the courage to stand still and confront the past once it catches up with her.

John Lane and Maxine Mitchell narrated the audio and they both brought the characters to life beautifully. John's deep voice was perfect for Stefano and Maxine was wonderful as Gabby. The emotions in their voices made me feel everything.

“You’re not alone anymore. You will never will be again.”

This story was sweet, heartwarming and full of steam. Gabby and Stefano were perfection and Theo was so adorable. Full of romance, so much love and a dash of suspense, Breaking the Speed Limit will warm your heart. I loved catching up with the crew at Reynolds Restoration and am so excited for Brett and Kelly’s story.

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Perfect narration for a perfect romance

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better !!!
Breaking the Speed Limit ( Reynolds Restorations, #2) is Stefano and Gabby’s journey and to say this couple stole a piece of my heart would be an understatement. I fell hard and fast for Stefano and his protective and romantic Italian ways, I adored Gabby but it was a little boy named Theo that stole the show for me.
The narration by Maxine Mitchell and John Lane was perfection, they were spot on with every emotion and they did a fantastic job bringing the characters and their journey to life.
Family and friends mean the world to Stefano so when he comes across a damsel in distress on the side of the road, he was always going to stop and help but what he didn’t expect was the instant attraction and the need to help this stunning sassy woman who wants no help from any man.
Gabby has secrets, she has baggage and up until now her son was the only male in her life, five year old Theo was always her first priority but what she didn’t see coming was a man prepared to love and protect them both. She knows she risks a lot by giving into her feelings so will she take a chance and trust another man ……
This book touched me on so many levels, I smiled and I giggled as Theo becomes inquisitive about a man spending the night, I swooned and I sighed as Gabby and Stefano get to know each other and build their relationship but it was Stefano’s relationship with Theo that took this book to another level. I loved everything about this book and you will too so I guess all I need to say is please one click this gem, you won’t be disappointed.

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Sweet and steamy perfection!

Oh Stefano. You made me swoon – strong, a heart of gold, a man who goes after what he wants, AND he’s a good guy through and through? What isn’t there to love! He was exactly all the things that vulnerable, but strong Gabby needed to take some of the weight of the world off her shoulders. Breaking the Speed Limit is a swoony romance that will make you think of that hot Italian man that swept you off your feet all those years ago! Sigh. Summer love.

On the side of the road, Stefano drives past a woman trying to change a tire and he is smacked upside the head by his future. He helps Gabby change the tire on her decrepit SUV and recommends she come into the shop. For the next several days, he can’t get her off his mind. She eventually comes in and from here begins their sweet love story. He’s a provider and a protector, and Gabby is in need of a little bit of comfort in her life of trying to provide for her son and stay ahead of her past.

I loved Gabby’s spark and Stephano’s strong kindness. I melted when he went all Alpha on his friends in the shop when Gabby came in. This entire story is the perfect combination of Alpha MC, strong FMC, a little danger, some secrets, and a passion that won’t be denied. Add in an irresistibly sweet kid and you won’t be able to help falling in love with the sweet story that unfolds in Breaking the Speed Limit. Add in excellent narration from John Lane and Maxine Mitchell, and the story gets even better when brought to your ears. This is a must read if you love sweet and steamy romance.

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What a book!!!! Awesome 👏🏻

Reynolds Restoration book 2 Breaking The Speed Limit is so amazing. Stefano and Gabby are so wonderful together. Stefano is this persistent Italian with the perfect accent and words, I want to be his Tesoso why not? Gabby is really badass herself, so brave and giving everything for Theo. Theo just stole my hear in a couple of words. The romance, the sweetness, the steamy is just perfect. The twist and turns in this one are pretty captivating. You get to love how Stefano Break The Speed Limit with Gabby. Well done Melanie 👏🏻. I’m so excited for Brett’s book!!!

Amazing performance like always, John Lane and Maxine Mitchell are spectacular!!!

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  • 06-15-22

Hooked!!

Fully fell in love with the characters In this trio has f magic 🥰 must read

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Great listen

Another fabulous narration from Maxine Mitchell & John Lane. Between them they bring the story to life and heighten the chemistry between the characters.
Book 2 in the Reynolds Restoration series didn't disappoint. Stefano is just as alpha as Maxx, though a little less grouchy. Gabby is a strong, independent woman doing her utmost to keep her son, Theo, safe and bring him up to be everything his father wasn't.
Stefano first meets Gabby when her SUV breaks down at the side of the road. She initially refuses his offer of assistance but lets him help and they end up kissing. Stefano is instantly taken with the strong woman in front of him. Gabby, however, is much more wary of the stranger who offered help without expectation.
Their path is not smooth, Gabby's past haunts her, but when their HEA is their's, it's all the sweeter for the road blocks they've tackled.

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  • Josie82
  • 04-19-22

Perfect romance with perfect narration

I am a huge fan of Melanie Moreland and adored Revved to the Maxx - the book that was originally a standalone and then turned into the first book of the Reynold’s Renovation series of which this is the second. For those who’ve read that book we get to catch up with Maxx, Charley and some other familiar faces, and get giddy with how life has and hasn’t changed. If you haven’t read the first book - you totally should - but you don’t need to, to understand and enjoy this story as it’s a complete standalone with its own HEA.

Our hero, Stefano, is a mechanic and a big guy to boot. Deliciously big with muscles for days. Don’t you just wish these books had pictures? Anyway, as well as that, he’s a sweet guy and is loyal and dependable to those he loves. From his first meeting with Gabby he’s smitten and I do adore a hero who appreciates a strong woman but still wants to take care of her and pamper her. Stefano was swoon-worthy and sigh-worthy and that’s before you add in John Lane as narrator. I think I hear his voice in my dreams - all deep, a little growly and full of the emotion that the text requires. He even does a decent woman and there’s no confusion when he’s portraying a conversation between a man and woman.

Gabby is a heroine I didn’t have much in common with in regards to her circumstances, but she was so relatable in terms of her character. She was feisty, strong, independent and always going the extra mile to survive but also give her son the best life she possibly can. I loved her stubborn streak but even more, I loved how she so needed a man like Stefano to support her and take care of her. She deserved the love - even if she was reluctant to admit it at first! Maxine Mitchell is Ms Moreland’s go-to female narrator and there’s a solid reason for that; she has the perfect blend of strength and weakness / fear in her voice. She has just the right amount of emotion and I both like and believe her as Gabby - or whatever character she’s voicing. Easy to listen to and does a great job all round.

Stefano and Gabby had an instant connection and that continued throughout the whole book. It was hot, it was steamy, it was funny and times and it was filled with all the emotions we feel between the pair. They were just perfect together and I’m getting giddy again just thinking about them.

We get a whole host of secondary characters in this story - some we met in Revved to the Maxx and some brand new. They were all fantastic, working with the story and not overwhelming it. I’m always a bit wary of kids in stories but Theo was a cutie pie and made me smile - especially his relationship with Stefano. I loved reading his ‘little boy voice’ in the book and was delighted that the narration captured exactly how I thought he sounded.

The cherry on the top of this book was the amazing epilogue which included everything I want to see - and everything I want for my own life: loving spouse, wonderful home, great friends and family and all-round happiness. Happy sighs and glowing hearts! Melanie Moreland has once again delivered a book that I just adored while John and Maxine brought it to life to utter perfection. It had everything that I wanted and need in a romance. The book got 5 stars and a top-pick of 2022, and the audio book follows suit.

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  • 04-28-22

Beautiful ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹

I love these two and I definitely love this beautiful family . I can’t wait for Brett and Kellys story . I’m hoping they are next . Maxine and John did a fabulous job bring this story to life ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹

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  • karen grave
  • 04-22-22

simplistic and HEA wonder

Another well written story. It took a lot of easy living and falling for an almost perfect man before we got any angst. There were some gorgeous playful moments especially with Theo. It was a good storyline and enjoyable to listen to.
IT was well narrated as usual, how can it not be with John lane and maxine mitchell...they just bring the book to life. I just love Johns gravel
Voice it worked perfectly for the characters Ms Moreland created.
Really enjoy her style.