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Hard Wood

Big Rock Series

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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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5 Puuuuurrrrrfect swoon-worthy stars!!!

*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler-free review **
* 5 purrrrfect swoon-worthy stars *

Nobody makes me swoon like Lauren Blakely and with this book, I swooned HARD! Hard Wood is Blakely's newest standalone story told from the male POV. It follows Patrick and Mia, two characters who have appeared previously, dancing around each other for awhile on the fringes of those stories. But now? Now it's finally their turn to find their happily ever after and Blakely wrote them one helluva love story that will sweep readers off their feet! There is SO MUCH to love in this book from the adorable characters and a hiking cat who has his own POV (!) to a fast paced love story and scorching hot sex scenes that might just set your Kindle ablaze!

Patrick and Mia are the epitome of the saying "made for one another". Both are entrepreneurs who turned their passions into successful companies. Living across the country from one another has prevented them from following their hearts and admitting their feelings for one another. When they finally take that leap and give in, the fun really starts! Seriously, even when they are getting down and dirty, these two are hilariously fun! Blakely found a way to bring out their individual senses of humor in the most creative ways. She had me laughing and smiling throughout. In fact, the entire story is one feel-good ride! I read Hard Wood right after finishing a book that had me feeling completely hung over and by the end of the second page of the prologue, I was smiling and feeling the Blakely magic take hold and transform my mood. The story is super fun and dedicated readers will revel in the events of past characters that take center stage in the background of this love story. Patrick's cat Zeus will endear readers, even those that are not really cat-lovers <raises hand and ducks in shame>. A few strategically placed chapters told from Zeus's POV are Blakely comedic gold and give us a different perspective of what's happening in the story.

Patrick and Mia will take you on a whirlwind ride as their passion and love peaks in a fabulous happily ever after ending. You will laugh, you will swoon and you will feel completely enamored with everything about this book. With sexy characters, witty dialogue and a beautiful storyline, Hard Wood is the perfect feel good rom-com to put a smile on your face and set your heart aflutter.


Sweet love at its finest. Patrick and Mia fit like two-peas-in-a-pod!! Patrick is definitely a Blakely Boy-hot, handsome, heart-of-gold, and so swoon-worthy. Patrick is also the proud owner of a hiking feline who seems to always know everything first. Totally loved the occasional chapter from the feline's POV. Mia is a smart, strong, knows what she wants, and goes for it type of woman. Which includes a move across the country to get the man of her dreams. As always, Lauren knows how to write hot, steamy, and oh-so sexy scenes between the sheets. Another great rom-com that lets you escape into a world of great characters with lots of love and laughs from Ms. Blakely. I am continually amazed at Lauren's ability to create a great love story. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review of Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely.


This is pure Lauren Blakely magic! A funny, witty, sexy as anything friends to lovers romance with a charming, strong hero and a heroine who is his perfect match!

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Hard Wood
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Oct 23, 2017
  • Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
  • Seller: Lauren Blakely Books
  • Print Length: 300 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Big Rock Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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