The perfect set-up!
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Book Length (Est.): 189 Pages
Harley Jameson is not your typical woman. She’s a rough and tumble, beer drinking, hockey loving, smart mouthed, kind of woman. In fact, she owns her own contracting company. Most men just treat her as one of the guys; that is, until she meets her newest client…
Nolan Hammerstein is most definitely not a guy’s guy. He’s rich, spoiled, well dressed, and oh yeah – rich. His father owns the NHL’s Boston Bruisers, and he’s worked for his father since graduating from Harvard. Needless to say, he lives the life of luxury. When he purchases a new home, Nolan calls Jameson Contractors to schedule a consult with a man that he thinks is the owner…
Harley and Nolan’s first meeting does not go well, so you can imagine her surprise when he actually hires her to renovate his house. While snarky comments and arguments are simmering on the surface, sexual attraction and tension are brewing underneath. But will Nolan’s uptight father and a handsy hockey player get in between their already volatile relationship? Or will they learn to accept each other’s differences and bond tighter because of them?
Note: This book is a standalone with a HEA. For mature audiences only, as there are hot, steamy, and explicit sex scenes throughout the book.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
I love a good book that can literally make me laugh out loud and this one did multiple times.
Nolan is a typical spoiled rich guy whose daddy’s old fashion views have begun rubbing off on. He’s rude and sexist and at the beginning of the book I just wanted to smack him upside the head. Luckily Harley always knew just what to say.
“We start for the driveway. I eyeball his car again. A fucking Maserati? Really? Arrogant douchebag.”
Harley isn’t the typical woman. She owns her own renovation company and does the labor herself with her crew. She’s not afraid of getting her hands dirty, unlike her newest client, who she can’t help but tease relentlessly.
“Like when he’s sleeping. I’m going to get some of those pre-waxed strips and I’m going to slap them on his legs and yank them the fuck off, see how he likes it!”
They always say there’s a fine line between love and hate and when arguments turn into kisses they’ll definitely see how fine of a line that actually is. Harley and Nolan are hilarious together. She breaks down his walls and he learns to follow his heart instead of his pocket book.
“But you can’t just keep kissing me whenever you feel like it. Especially when you don’t even like me. It’s weird.”
Hammer & Nails is a fun and entertaining read. The storyline and characters are well developed and even though it has a HEA you’ll still be left wanting more because you won’t be ready to put it down.
My Favorite Laughable Moments: When Harley sings You Can’t Touch This while doing her little dance and the ending was priceless, but the whole bathtub incident…I laughed so hard I was crying!
My Favorite Laughable Family Moment: Harley’s family is a big part of this book and I loved all of them. When they’re all sitting around the table talking about relationship statuses I was reminded of why siblings are the best.
“I am not bi!” Shane exclaims. “One time! One time, I kiss a guy in a challenge and this is the shit I get! I hate you all!”
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