Review & Excerpt ~~ 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!
Now available on all retailers! Grab your copy today, and get HARD WOOD in your hands!
✮✮✮ HARD WOOD is here! Grab your copy today! ✮✮✮
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.
You can find this sexy standalone romantic comedy available across all retailers now!
✦Kindle US ➜ http://amzn.to/2yIAkAs
✦Kindle UK ➜ http://amzn.to/2xXwncq
✦Kindle CA ➜ http://amzn.to/2zsvfdd
✦Kindle AU ➜ http://amzn.to/2gvLhLS
✦iBooks ➜ http://apple.co/2xoVy6k
✦Kobo ➜ http://bit.ly/2tIJoQo
✦Nook ➜ http://bit.ly/2gLRTJ2
✦Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2x5DHPH
✦Amazon PB ➜ http://amzn.to/2x8Y54c
✦Amazon Audio ➜ http://amzn.to/2znV6Uu
✦Audible ➜ http://adbl.co/2x5FyE6
✦ The audiobook is narrated by Sebastian York! Get your copy today! ✦
Audible * Amazon Audio
LOUISA’S 4 BLUSH REVIEW
It’s been a while since I have read a Lauren Blakely book and I don’t know why!!
Lauren Blakely has the ability to write sexy, hot and funny books that makes reading so pleasurable.
There isn’t any insta love going on. These two characters have been doing a dance with each other for quite a while. They are on opposite sides of the country and are both unsure if having a long distance relationship is what they want. Mia is in NYC for a week and the electricity between these two is immense. They are “just friends” but just one hug here and one look there and things are about to change.
Patrick isn’t the everyday guy you would think he is. He’s hot, successful, well endowed and a catch. He’s had his fun but it’s time to settle down. Most guys like Patrick just want to have fun and play the field, Patrick is not that man…anymore.
“I’m the unicorn, and I’m not just talking about the length of my horn, if you catch my drift.”
I loved Mia too! She’s a hard working business woman who wants it all too! She’s had her eye on Patrick for a while but she’s also not so sure how he feels about her.
There is some angst and some seriously OMG sexy times in this book. I read it in one sitting and it was exactly what I needed.
“Well, you’re kind of well endowed Patrick. A girl sometimes needs a break so she can walk straight.”
Thank you Lauren Blakely for giving me a fun and sexy Sunday afternoon and my hubby says thank you for his fun and sexy Sunday night (wink wink).
“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
Add it to Goodreads here!
I let go of her hand and thread my fingers through her hair. “Get on me.”
Then I grab her hips and move her so she’s straddling my lap. She gasps, a sexy noise that turns into a moan as she sinks down on my hard-on.
I hiss because it feels so fucking good.
“I wanted to come over the other night. After dinner. After the elevator,” she blurts out.
She nods. “Dinner ran late, but I couldn’t stop thinking about you.”
“What were you thinking?”
“That we didn’t get to kiss, and I wanted to so badly.”
“I can fix that problem right now.”
I take her face in my hands and bring her to me. Then the world spirals away as I kiss Mia Summers for the very first time.
It’s extraordinary. Her lips brush against mine, and she wastes no time. She slides closer, rubbing on my dick as she presses her chest to me. It’s as if she’s climbing me, and God, how I want this. How I want her like this.
I thread my fingers through her hair, pulling her closer, kissing her deeper. Tasting her. Her mouth is soft and sweet, and she makes these little sounds—whimpers, sighs, gasps—that make me nearly lose my mind.
I’m kissing Mia. I’ve been crazy for her for so damn long, and she’s on my lap, rubbing against my erection, kissing me as if her every last breath depends on it. Her tongue tangles with mine, and in a hot second, the kiss become furious. Greedy. Like two people who are mad about each other. I curl my hands around her head, wanting to get as close as I can, but she bats them away.
I break contact for a moment and raise a questioning eyebrow.
“My turn.” She lifts her hands, cups my cheeks, and then she strokes my jaw. Reverently. Hungrily. And I know what she’s doing. She’s feeling my beard. She’s touching my stubbled jaw with eager fingers, as if she’s wanted to get her hands on me for as long as I’ve wanted to touch her.
I don’t stop her. I drop my hands to her hips, and I guide her along, moving her so she grinds against my cock, and she’s gasping and murmuring as she kisses me.
We consume each other. We are ravenous. My brain turns to static, firing pleasure signal after pleasure signal to every nerve in my body. I want to live in this moment for the rest of the night. I don’t ever want to forget how good it feels not only to kiss her, but to be kissed by her.
She rocks harder, goes faster, murmurs louder, then she separates and looks at me with desperate eyes. “You have no idea.”
I shake my head. “I do. I have every idea.”
And don’t miss Lauren Blakely’s other standalone Romantic Comedies!
✮✮✮ 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
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
Website ** Facebook ** Twitter ** Newsletter ** Goodreads