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.
Things are about to get very hard in the woods.
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Like all the books in this series I couldn’t put it down. Good laughs throughout making it another enjoyable read.
What can I say about this brilliant rom-com that doesn’t give too much of the storyline away , well let’s start with if you love Romantic Comedy then you will definitely want to read Hard Wood.
Hard Wood is the last of the Big Rock heroes and just like every other book in this series our hero gets his HEA but this the time the journey takes us out into the woods when Mia hires Patrick’s adventure tour company for some team building, what’s wrong with mixing business with a little bit of pleasure and will these two be able to keep their hands to themselves in the wilderness of the woods.
This book is not just a friends to lovers story it’s also a second chance because Mia and Patrick have crossed the line once before, the banter had me giggling and the flirting had me swooning, once again Lauren Blakely has given us a man to dream and drool over only this time he is a outdoor adventure type male. Great characters, great read that has some real laugh out loud moments.
Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely
This book and series deserve all the stars!
This book was everything I've come and know and expect from the lovely Lauren Blakely AND MORE. Patrick and Mia have been circling around each other for a while now and finally it's their turn to find their HEA. Why have they waited so long? Well, distance was the biggest issue as one lives in New York and one lives in San Francisco. Further to that, while distance was certainly a factor for them, there was also the minor detail of Patrick being Mia's brothers best friend. You may remember one of my (ahem, many) boyfriends, Max? Yeah, him.
As Chase and Max's sister, we've gotten to know bits of Mia: she's loyal, fun, a pocket-rocket! She's gorgeous and Patrick sees it! Patrick is our successful, cat-loving outdoorsman who is, in his own words, a unicorn. And no, he's not just talking about the length of his horn (suuuuuuure, he's not). No really, he's ready to settle down. He wants to be with The One. And that one is Mia.
Oh God. This book. So sweet, so lovely, such a gorgeous progression of friendship. I love that the romantic relationship between Patrick and Mia was built on a solid friendship with all the respect and love thrown in aaaaall the way through to the end. Hard Wood is the final book in the Big Rock series - all of which can be read as standalones. So being the last book, reading it was kind of bittersweet for me. The characters in these books have become like friends - no, family! - to me and to say goodbye to them leaves me feeling more than a little sad. All the characters we've come to know and love throughout the series make an appearance in Hard Wood and Blakely comes a full-circle, tying up all loose ends and finishing off a series beautifully.
*arc received in exchange for honest review.
**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog.