HARD WOOD – Lauren Blakely

HARD WOOD – Lauren Blakely

HARD WOOD – Lauren Blakely

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Meet the Author:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In September, she’ll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter



HARD WOOD – Lauren Blakely


by Lauren Blakely

(Big Rock #6)

Paperback, 300 pages
Expected publication: October 23rd 2017

HARD WOOD – 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 is precisely the one I need to stay far away from.

After that fantastic night with Mia Summers, I’m ready to give her many more. But there’s a hitch in my plans — she just hired my company. If there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s running a squeaky clean adventure tour business. One of the iron-clad rules?

Don’t screw your customers.

I can follow my own guidelines. After all, it’s only a week-long trip with Mia and her employees over the trails and down the hills I guide them on. I can obey the rules—even if it’s hard in the woods.

I’m about to give myself a badge of honor when the storm of the century hits, sending everyone else running for cover, but us—my biggest temptation and me, alone for a long weekend. You don’t screw the client, especially when you’re already in love with her . . .

But what’s a guy to do when she’s so hard to resist?



Who wouldn’t fall in love with an outdoorsman who loves animals?

Certainly not me!! Patrick is such a great character! He’s normal, sweet, and downright swoony. Plus he wants to settle down. He’s a total winner, ladies!

Here’s the breakdown:

Patrick and Mia have been denying their mutual attraction for months. She’s his best friend’s little sister and she lives clear across the country. That doesn’t abate the attraction they both feel and the obvious connection they share. So, how can these make the best of a tough situation?

What I loved:

Epilogue Heaven and Conversations with Zeus were two of my highlights. I know that’s super vague. You’ll have to read to find out the real scoop. LOL

Shockingly, I enjoyed the slow burn. I enjoyed the natural progression of Mia and Patrick’s relationship. It’s cute and comfortable. After meeting them in previous books, it was nice to see their story unfold this way.

And last, but not least, the gangs all here! Lauren Blakely has a knack for tying her characters and universes together in a way that leaves the reader so satisfied. I loved catching up with previous couples from both series.

Overall, this is classic Lauren. Its LOL funny, sweet and swoony, with a bit of steam sprinkled in to keep things interesting. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it to readers who love outdoor activities, super sweet male lead, and unbelievably cute kitties!


HARD WOOD – Lauren Blakely

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