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Review: Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely

Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better.

That’s why I’m quite a catch— good, hard, loaded, and wait for it…I’m ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with lives clear across the country. Neither of us wants to get lost in those woods. All I have to do is resist her for the week she’s in town.

I try. I swear I try. But yeah, that doesn’t work out.

And after one fantastic night with my good friend Mia, I’m ready to give her years of nights under the stars. What’s a few thousand miles when love’s involved? But there’s a hitch in my plans — she just hired my adventure tour company. If there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s running a squeaky clean business. Number one on my list of iron-clad rules?

Don’t screw your customers.

But what’s a guy to do when she’s so hard to resist? How hard can it be to keep our hands off each other for a quick group tour down the hills and over the trails? I’m about to find out, and I have a feeling I’m going to need a new badge of honor because things are about to get very hard in the woods.

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My Review

“I’m the guy who’s fit, successful, baggage-fucking-free, and–wait for it–ready to settle down. Just call me a four-leaf clover.”

Hard Wood is another terrific romantic comedy from author Lauren Blakely. From the moment you dive into Patrick and Mia’s story you are sucked in. Their story is smartly written and entertaining. The chemistry between Patrick and Mia is just amazing. You can feel the sparks between the two of them no matter how much they try to fight it. From their entertaining banter and innocent flirtations, I couldn’t wait to see how things would play out for the two of them.

One of the things I really loved about this story is how it is written from the male point of view. I loved getting to see the inside of Patrick’s head and I think the author did a brilliant job with it. I also really enjoyed the way that the author incorporated a few chapters from Patrick’s cat Zeus. That’s right. I said it. His cat. Zeus was just as funny and entertaining and will keep you begging for more.

Hard Wood was a totally entertaining read. I loved getting lost in the characters and in the pages of their story. I really enjoyed this story-line and couldn’t have asked for a better friends to lovers romance. The forbidden aspect to the story didn’t hurt either!

I laughed. I swooned. I fell in love. I couldn’t get enough of the will they/won’t they moments and I loved the passion between Patrick and Mia. This book was a lot of fun for me and I enjoyed spending the day with these characters.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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