Review: Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a hot and hilarious standalone romance about what happens when you have one week to convince your best friend’s little sister that you’re the one for her. What could possibly go wrong? It looks like things are about to get hard in the woods…Don’t miss the laugh-out-loud and insanely hot story, HARD WOOD!

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From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy…

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

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Note: I received an ARC from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an unbiased review.

Hard Wood is one of those books that’s harder for me to review. It was good, but it wasn’t my favorite book in this series of standalone novels (Big Rock, Mister O, Well Hung, Full Package, Joy Ride). Lauren Blakely’s writing was just as good and as humorous, but it was missing something for me. There wasn’t a big enough conflict. The entire book felt very even, and it was hard for me to get excited about Mia and Patrick’s love story.

Patrick was a fun narrator. He had a great outlook on life. I loved that he wasn’t a ladies man who tumbled into a relationship. The fact that he knew he had found someone special in Mia before establishing a romantic relationship was really cool. I loved the maturity of it.

Mia was also a good character. She was a woman who pursued her dreams. I liked the look into her mind I got through Zeus. I wish there would have been more of her inner thoughts included. Maybe that would have spiced things up a bit.

My favorite thing about Hard Wood, though, was Zeus. Zeus was a cat with the personality of a dog. He was an adventure cat who hiked, walked on a leash, and had his own Instagram account. Zeus made this book. The chapters from his view-point were priceless. I loved the crazy feline! He made this book.

Overall, Hard Wood was a light, fun read. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a romance novel without a lot of drama.

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Hard Wood is the kind of heart-racing, hope soaring, face-flushing love story that I love to read! It was sexy, romantic, funny and an absolute pleasure to read.” ~Red Cheeks Reads

“HARD WOOD was such an adorable love story! A hot guy and his famous cat looking for their happily ever after … Perfect #RomCom!”
~Bianca at BJ’s Book Blog

“I never fail to fall in love with Lauren Blakely’s stories. Hard Wood is a swoony romance that will warm your heart and possibly other body parts.”
~Peggy Lee, Reading Keeps Me Sane Book Blog

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And don’t miss Lauren Blakely’s other standalone Romantic Comedies!

BIG ROCK
MISTER O
WELL HUNG
FULL PACKAGE
JOY RIDE

✮✮✮ Enter to win this amazing HARD WOOD GIVEAWAY! ✮✮✮

The HARD WOOD Urban Adventure Pack ($380 value) is filled with:

A stylish Michael Kors backpack for when a purse is not enough for your shopping adventture

$50 Gift Card to The Body Shop to pamper yourself after a long day

Your very own plush Zeus to snuggle with

A Smores Making Kit for a backyard adventure

http://laurenblakely.com/hard-wood-giveaway/

About Lauren Blakely:

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 October, she’ll release HARD WOOD, the final standalone romantic comedy in the Big Rock series. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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