The second time around is even sweeter…with cherries on top.
Blue Jeans and Hard Hats, Book 1
Buck doesn’t do personal projects. Until he runs into a woman wandering the aisles of the local home-improvement store, looking lost and confused. Just the way this fantasy looks at him nearly buckles his knees. In a hot second, the successful owner of a contracting company becomes a simple handyman, ready and willing to get as personal as the lady will allow.
Since her less-than-golden marriage to the local golden boy ended, Caroline’s declaration of independence includes her own business, road trips…and nipple piercings. Now it’s time to cut the last tie to her old life, but the house needs some work before she can unload it and move to her dream cabin in the mountains. Hard as it is to admit, she needs a little help.
Over the next few months, he shows her his toys, like hammers and drills, and she shows him hers—like floggers and paddles. And their attraction is the tinder that could send Caroline’s plans for an independent life up in flames…
Warning: In this book, there are sightings of glass dildos, leather belt bindings, nipple rings, wicked clamps, cherry cheesecake and a hot, yummy handyman-type guy who’s really good with his hands…
I obtained the above information Ms. Lissa's web site.
I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...
Okay first, I want to say that I want Buck! Wooweee!!!! The man is pure sex on a stick. He is all sorts of wicked, absolutely delicious yumminess.
This is one rockin' story. Spicy, hard, fast, hot and heavy, are a few words I would use to describe just a part of this book. Yeah, you read right... this does not even touch the whole story ~ just part of the story.
Living in the house Caroline shared with her ex, it was decided to be in the best interest of all to put it up for sale. But first, some home repairs are needed. This is where Buck comes in the picture. Oh man.. and he sure can fix'er up... Oh I meant the house ~ yeah right! =)
Caroline is in need of home repairs. She finds herself wondering around the local home improvement store. Looking a bit confused, Buck offers her his help. Little did Ms. Caroline know that Buck is not just a simple handy man... He owns his own contracting business. But in order to get a little closer to Caroline, he will play along with anything she wants.
Oh one note I forgot to mention... Buck is younger than Caroline!! Can you say C-O-U-G-A-R!!! Oh yeah! Holla!
I immediately fell in love with Caroline. She is as real as real can get. Once married, now divorced and seeking to be her own person. She is discovering things and exploring things that she learned with her ex husband. Another thing I love about her is that even though her ex is an ass (a complete ass - even comes with his own jerk stick) and her marriage was not all that great, she took what she liked about that relationship and carried it forward. That shows me a real woman. And that she was comfortable with herself to explore the things she does, really shows me a woman who is comfortable in her own skin.
Buck is a walking wet dream. Hot, hard and easy to please. He loves to dish out just as much as he likes to receive. But there is something about him: strong, dominating but not in an asshole kinda way. His love is not easily given out like candy... although you wanna talk about candy, his dish is cheesecake and oh what that man can do with that! He has a side of him that is soft, warm and tender. He wants out of life - the wife, the house, the you and me but is a little scare to admit it. But the one thing that he is ready to admit is that Sweet Caroline makes him hot and he wants her ~ more than anyone else in the world.
There attraction is a like a firecracker - instant, hot and sparks fly everywhere! Now when you read the story, you may see that the "groove" factor is kinda quick... but you have to keep in mind that they knew each other already... way before you (the reader) entered the picture, so give some credit... and this book is roughly a little over 80 pages long. So... make sure you cut that some slack when you read it.
Now back to them... and their story... oh man oh man oh sweet hail mary man. Ms. Lissa rocked this story out.
This story touched me in more ways that I think I really care to admit. Caroline is a 40 yr old woman who is finding herself after a failed marriage. Been there, done that.. yea - have the tee shirt to prove it. She is not a small woman; no size 0 for her (can I get an AMEN). She has a career, she has plans, dreams, goals and what I love most - self worth. Ms. Lissa pens her character with so much "real" factor that I can see Caroline being one of my girl friends. (Yea, I am secretly wanting my handy man to be BUCK) Caroline is a woman who is just trying to discover herself after being told who and what she would be for so many years by an ass who just wanted to f*ck. Buck enters the picture and yes, he is a dominate... but he pulls at my heart strings.. why because he allows Caroline the room to grow, he relishes in watching her grow into herself. What I love most about this story is Caroline's backbone!!! YOU GO GIRL!! You will see why... A hint.. have you ever seen the heroine leave the hero... and not go back to him...?? There are choices to be made, love to be shares... and a whole slue of toys to be played with. This is an awesome story of one woman finding herself... all of herself. There is no stone left unturned in this story.
My only little disappointment is that there apparently was a meeting of Caroline and Buck earlier that was never mentioned. I would have love to known how they truly met and what first impressions were. Other than that... this book freaking rocked apples (Leontine ~ just for you hon)!!!
So with all of this... I urge you to go now... and get your own copy... If not.. that just means that Buck is all mine, hee heeeeeeeee **insert evil laughter**
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