Lurking beneath the gruff exterior and beard could be the heart of a romantic. Or is John a wolf in flannel clothing?
After his favorite neighbor rents out her cabin for the winter, John finds himself playing fireman and tour guide to Diane Watson, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past and recent battle scars.
Will he be ready to fall in love? Or will he go back to his old, flirty ways?
Hold onto your heart… and get ready to fall with John Day as he tells his story in this contemporary adult romance/romantic comedy told in male POV.
This is a spin-off from Geoducks Are for Lovers. It isn’t necessary to read that novel first
and it was fun to get caught up in his head for a few hours. The flow and the fun of this book just make it one that is hard to put down until you finish it. I thought it was great, and I will be reading some more of this author’s work as soon as I can. 4.5 stars.
I had repeatedly heard about this book yet continually put off reading it. I mean how can a lumberjack in flannel and all that face hair be sexy, right? WRONG! I absolutely adored this book and really wish I hadn’t put off reading it for so long. We meet John Day, a lumberjack of all things (well he is a logger but half a dozen one, six the other right?) who is in his thirties and has led a single life. He lives in a remote area and keeps to just the islanders and his best friend for the most part. He is content in his life and certainly not exactly ready to settle down. Diane Watson comes to town fresh off of a divorce and rents the cabin next door to his. Coming from a life of privilege, she is ready for some time away to find herself.
Being the nice guy he is, John helps Diane out and they quickly become friends without the expectations of more. I adored watching Diane become a strong, independent woman and their slow blossoming relationship. There was absolutely nothing rushed about it and I enjoyed the anticipation of if/when it would happen. I found myself laughing quite a bit in this book and highlighted way more than I normally do in any book so I could go back and relive moments in the book at a glance. I really enjoyed reading about more mature adults also. Definitely a nice change of pace. Was this book really predictable? YES. Was it cliche? YES. Did that take away ONE SECOND of my enjoyment? Absolutely fricking not. I immediately went and purchased Geoducks are for Lovers also by Daisy Prescott and cannot wait to dive into this one. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance with a sense of humor and is maybe looking for more mature characters in their book.