Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely

Hard Wood

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. Bu...

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Hard Wood Reviews

  • Jennifer Miller

    *** 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 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

    *** 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 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

    . 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.

  • Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book

    A rom-com that's heavy on the romance with plenty of humor and a guaranteed happy ending is pretty much my idea of a perfect book. That's why I impatiently await each new rom-com Lauren Blakely releases. She doesn't disappoint! Especially when it’s time for the last of the Big Rock heroes to get his Happily Ever After. With Hard Wood (heehee), we have a best friend’s sister romance told via all-male-POV. This book has everything you could want in a romance: a heartwarmingly sweet love story, lov

    A rom-com that's heavy on the romance with plenty of humor and a guaranteed happy ending is pretty much my idea of a perfect book. That's why I impatiently await each new rom-com Lauren Blakely releases. She doesn't disappoint! Especially when it’s time for the last of the Big Rock heroes to get his Happily Ever After. With Hard Wood (heehee), we have a best friend’s sister romance told via all-male-POV. This book has everything you could want in a romance: a heartwarmingly sweet love story, love scenes so sexy they'll make your jaw drop and your cheeks flush, and characters that’ll claim your heart from page one. In short, Hard Wood is another top favorite read by Lauren Blakely.

    I love how everyone is connected in the Big Rock universe. Whether they’re close friends or relatives, they all run in the same circle that gets increasingly wider with each new book. Whenever new characters are introduced, I can’t help but wonder if they’ll soon appear in their own book. Luckily, that’s usually the case, such as with Patrick (Max’s close friend and Evie’s brother) and Mia (Chase and Max’s sister). The moment these two first met in a previous book, sparks flew, and my brain immediately started plotting the potential romance between them. Their story is, of course, everything I could’ve imagined and then some, complete with electric chemistry, palpable sexual tension, and flirtatious banter. There’s no unnecessary drama or drawn-out angst, but rather an easygoing, fun-loving connection between two individuals that blossoms into something more.

    It’s the romance between Patrick and Mia that had me swooning and grinning nonstop, but I have to admit that what I love most about Hard Wood is Patrick, our incredibly charming narrator. As far as heroes go, he’s unpretentiously normal. He's not tortured, he's not a bad boy, and he’s not an over-the-top Alpha male. He runs a successful business, enjoys the outdoors, and wants to settle down (sigh). No, he's not flashy, but he is genuine and respectable, with an admirable sense of humor. Patrick is proof that a "good guy" is just as swoon-worthy, just as sexy, and just as romantic as any other fictional hero.

    If you’re in the mood for a lighthearted rom-com with plenty of steam and minimal angst, Hard Wood is a must-read. It’s goofy and fun but also sensual and erotic, which is an irresistible combination that had me glued to my Kindle from start to finish. Although I’ll miss the Big Rock crew, Hard Wood is a perfectly satisfying, can’t-miss end to the series.

    *complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

    Patrick.

    We already met him in

    - he was the cute neighbor. And he was already interested in Max's sister back then.

    And he still is. Mia is his dream woman. And he's ready to settle down.

    Too bad that Mia lives in California!

    But maybe he can convince her that New York is not too shabby a place to live - and fall in love in!

    But Mia's business is in California and she's a bit scared to start something....

    But she's already halfway in love with him and his cat!

    Patrick.

    We already met him in

    - he was the cute neighbor. And he was already interested in Max's sister back then.

    And he still is. Mia is his dream woman. And he's ready to settle down.

    Too bad that Mia lives in California!

    But maybe he can convince her that New York is not too shabby a place to live - and fall in love in!

    But Mia's business is in California and she's a bit scared to start something....

    But she's already halfway in love with him and his cat!

    Another amazingly funny and adorable and sexy Lauren Blakely Male POV book!

    I just love those. I want them to never end!!! I hope Lauren invents endless characters for this 'series'. But everyone's married now - no more single guys! But I still hope we'll get more male POVs from Lauren!

    This one was just as great as the others. It's just too adorably funny when a guy is telling us his story. So different from all those girl-POV books!

    Patrick is mega adorable. He's not like all the other guys - scared of something serious! He wants serious - he wants to settle down with - preferably Mia - and his cat Zeus.

    Zeus stole the show btw. He's a famous hiking cat! Patrick takes him on his hikes and canoe-rides! He already has a million Instagram followers! And I hate cats! ☺ But Zeus is cool!

    (We also get a few chapters in his POV - and in those we hear a bit about what Mia is thinking too!)

    It takes Patrick a while to convince Mia that he's her happily ever after - but we are thoroughly entertained while watching them fight for their happy end!

    I so want Lauren's male POV books to become a tv-show one day! Come on Netflix - do this already!!!

  • Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski

    Lauren had me at grilled cheese!

    So let's start with the rugged and ever so handsome Patrick. I mean who would't fall for a guy who loves pussy? His pussy cat...Zeus! Get your mind outta the gutter people. Mia is a tiny little cosmetic mogul who has Patrick all in a twist. They have this chemistry and this banter that makes it feel like they have known each other forever. I mean I ain't gonna lie...I might be allergic to hiking, but if Patrick and his "hard wood" were my tour guide I would be hum

    Lauren had me at grilled cheese!

    So let's start with the rugged and ever so handsome Patrick. I mean who would't fall for a guy who loves pussy? His pussy cat...Zeus! Get your mind outta the gutter people. Mia is a tiny little cosmetic mogul who has Patrick all in a twist. They have this chemistry and this banter that makes it feel like they have known each other forever. I mean I ain't gonna lie...I might be allergic to hiking, but if Patrick and his "hard wood" were my tour guide I would be humming a different tune if you catch my drift ;)

    Their story is full of adventure and sex...so it's totes right my alley. Patrick has just hiked his way on to my book boyfriend list. Ohhhhh and you know I don't like to do spoilers in my reviews, but I can NOT, not talk about that shower scene it was that good. Ohhh also on a serious tip, me and Mia both love nuts (silly emoji face)

    #Unicorn #FourLeafClover #FloppyHair #MarconaAlmonds #GreeOlives #SunflowerSeeds #SweetCheeks #Hangry #JackRabbit #Balconies #Bridges #SmoresPorn #Kangaroo

  • Elizabeth Clinton

    Let’s just call Lauren Blakely the Queen Of Rom-Com. Hard Wood is just another fantastic read that you will not want to miss.

    We finally come to Patrick Milligan & Mia Summers Story. We have seen this couple skirt around their attraction throughout this series. When an opportunity to see that this is more than a friendly flirtatious attraction you sometimes need to just go for it and hope that those feelings are mutual.

    The banter between Mia & Patrick is just so fun to read that you wil

    Let’s just call Lauren Blakely the Queen Of Rom-Com. Hard Wood is just another fantastic read that you will not want to miss.

    We finally come to Patrick Milligan & Mia Summers Story. We have seen this couple skirt around their attraction throughout this series. When an opportunity to see that this is more than a friendly flirtatious attraction you sometimes need to just go for it and hope that those feelings are mutual.

    The banter between Mia & Patrick is just so fun to read that you will find yourself laughing out loud and hoping that they both can see how perfect a fit they are for one another. Logistics are maybe the one thing that will keep them apart but when the feelings are truly there can they make it work.

    There is always secondary characters that you can’t help fall for and when you meet Zeus you will understand how important he truly is when it comes to Patrick & Mia.

  • Dena

    Hard Wood is easy to find… ha ha, if only it was! Patrick is rugged, sexy and all man! A nice hard wood is all Mia needs but her and Patrick are just friends, should she really cross that line with him? Mia lives across country but she comes to visit Chase and Max and when she's in town, she runs into Patrick. One night Mia gets to know Patrick a little too well by crossing the point of no return. What happens when she needs to go back home to her life and business? Or when Patrick finds out she

    Hard Wood is easy to find… ha ha, if only it was! Patrick is rugged, sexy and all man! A nice hard wood is all Mia needs but her and Patrick are just friends, should she really cross that line with him? Mia lives across country but she comes to visit Chase and Max and when she's in town, she runs into Patrick. One night Mia gets to know Patrick a little too well by crossing the point of no return. What happens when she needs to go back home to her life and business? Or when Patrick finds out she hired his adventure tour company for her employees retreat for her business? A little pleasure in the mix of business never hurt anyone right? It might be hard to keep their hands off each other out in the wilderness with all that wood.

    Hard Wood is one of those stories that catches you from the beginning, it’s so different in that Patrick isn’t a typical male. He’s outdoorsy, adventurous and of course extremely fuckable! I have no idea how any woman can keep her hands off him. Get ready to swoon, drool and moan your way through this story. Patrick is all that and a bag of chips! Don’t let your panties catch on fire since Patrick is all about lighting those fires in the woods! 5 deliciously rugged stars!!!

  • Lauren Blakely

    ✮✮✮NEW RELEASE! HARD WOOD is live everywhere!! ✮✮✮

    My newest standalone romantic comedy from the guy's POV is now available on all retailers!

    Grab yourself some HARD WOOD and laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat!

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    ✦Amazon PB ➜

    ✮✮✮NEW RELEASE! HARD WOOD is live everywhere!! ✮✮✮

    My newest standalone romantic comedy from the guy's POV is now available on all retailers!

    Grab yourself some HARD WOOD and laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat!

    ✦Kindle US ➜

    ✦Kindle UK ➜

    ✦Kindle CA ➜

    ✦Kindle AU ➜

    ✦iBooks ➜

    ✦Kobo ➜

    ✦Nook ➜

    ✦Google Play ➜

    ✦Amazon PB ➜

    ✦Amazon Audio ➜

    ✦Audible ➜

  • Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)

    It's finally Patrick and Mia's turn to find love in Hard Wood. Hard Wood is a stand alone however both character's previously appeared Joy Ride.

    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. I fell quick and hard for Patrick Milligan, a normal, comfortable guy with a fantastic butt and an in-the-know feline companion.

    Patrick's ready to settle down but the woman he wants happens to live clear acro

    It's finally Patrick and Mia's turn to find love in Hard Wood. Hard Wood is a stand alone however both character's previously appeared Joy Ride.

    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. I fell quick and hard for Patrick Milligan, a normal, comfortable guy with a fantastic butt and an in-the-know feline companion.

    Patrick's ready to settle down but the woman he wants happens to live clear across the county. He never finds the right time to tell Mia how he feels. He is in a continual battle with his emotions, keeping his feeling under wraps.

    Mia Summers confides her feels for Patrick to his cat, Zeus. She's falling in love with Patrick but she's not sure if he feels the same. Her subtle hints are not enough.

    Their struggle is heartfelt. They don't want the sting of rejection so they stop before baring their souls. I love that this story is written in Patrick's POV. I love reading his thoughts and feeling his emotions. Plus we get Zeus, the first-to-know feline who doesn't share secrets. It gives the story a special zest. Lauren Blakely has nailed down giving us the male POV. I hope she continues. 5 Stars!

  • Ginny Rose

    You don't know wood.. until you've met Patrick... and his Hard Wood.

    I loved this book!! I've enjoyed this whole standalone serial collection of comedy. Can't tell you who is my favorite, because they are all up there and each book just gets funnier. Each book is filled with a special dose of banter, swoon and heat. HEAT! Each book made me love them more.

    I really can't tell you who I loved more, Patrick, Mia or Zeus. Patrick is a man who just about appreciates anything. He's dedicated. He's foc

    You don't know wood.. until you've met Patrick... and his Hard Wood.

    I loved this book!! I've enjoyed this whole standalone serial collection of comedy. Can't tell you who is my favorite, because they are all up there and each book just gets funnier. Each book is filled with a special dose of banter, swoon and heat. HEAT! Each book made me love them more.

    I really can't tell you who I loved more, Patrick, Mia or Zeus. Patrick is a man who just about appreciates anything. He's dedicated. He's focused and he goes for what he wants. Mia is no different, which is what makes their connection so good. They support and compliment one another. Then there's Zeus. So proper. So eloquent. So purrrfect.

    Reading a romantic comedy by Lauren Blakely is like watching a chick flick. All the characters come together giving you a story of heart, humor, and heat. I highly recommend this book!

  • All Booked Out

    I listened on Audible and was giggling from the get-go to Sebastian York's perfectly timed delivery of Lauren's latest rom-com funny moments.

    Patrick is all man, and a furry feline sidekick in Zeus. To say that Zeus is my cherry and icing on the cake is an understatement. Lauren gives good cat! That is all I am saying. I was in stitches.

    Having known Mia from other books, I am delighted she has her own story and ended up on the trail of Patrick. He is fit, handsome and a genuinely great guy (swoo

    I listened on Audible and was giggling from the get-go to Sebastian York's perfectly timed delivery of Lauren's latest rom-com funny moments.

    Patrick is all man, and a furry feline sidekick in Zeus. To say that Zeus is my cherry and icing on the cake is an understatement. Lauren gives good cat! That is all I am saying. I was in stitches.

    Having known Mia from other books, I am delighted she has her own story and ended up on the trail of Patrick. He is fit, handsome and a genuinely great guy (swoon). Although not a fan of hiking and the woods myself, I can see the attraction of getting up close and personal in a tent with this man to keep me safe and HOT! Pass me my boots, I am booking a trip.

    With some old favourites from the past popping in, it is romance, friends and just what I want to relax and enjoy some fun, flirting and forking of marshmallows over a camp fire.

    Get ready to go all soft inside for the hard wood.


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