HUNKS, HAMMERS, AND HAPPILY EVER AFTERS!!

HUNKS, HAMMERS, AND HAPPILY EVER AFTERS!!

Hunks, Hammers, and Happily Ever AftersAn anthology of novellas about hunky blue collar, hammer wielding heroes and the women who tame them. Stories are by USA Today Bestselling Authors Cari Quinn, Cathy Clamp, and Anna J Stewart, and featuring authors Jodi Redford, Amie Stuart, Leah Braemel, and Chudney Thomas.

Get down and dirty with this sexy blue collar bundle featuring seven original contemporary romance novellas that range from sweet to sizzling.

KNOCKOUT – Cari Quinn
All Emerson Knapp wants…is everything he shouldn’t have. When all his secrets come to a head, the only question left is how much he’s willing to lose.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS – Cathy Clamp
Sophie Green is smart, gorgeous, and good with her hands. Can Gabe convince her to make her stay at the Starlight Motel a permanent one?

MARKED FOR LOVE - Anna J. Stewart
Overworked pub manager Regan Murphy is about to have her hands full with Lantano Valley newcomer and tattoo artist Brodie Crawford: a sexy single father who is far too distracting. 
*this version of MARKED FOR LOVE is a spiced up version of the original sweet novella of the same title. Includes a never before published epilogue, available ONLY in this boxed set.

KNOTTY MAGIC – Jodi Redford
Hormones be damned, Tully Eastwood won’t succumb to her attraction for a sexy lumberjack—until she finds herself trapped overnight with him in the woods.

AGAINST THE WALL – Amie Stuart
Construction Supervisor Lexi Kimball is the one person everyone loves to hate. Everyone except a sexy foreman with an adventurous streak, that is.

UNASHAMED — Leah Braemel
Two sexy construction workers double Hayley O’Connell’s fun. But can they convince her the fun should last forever?

LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR – Chudney Thomas
Mica Lawson is a failure and a flake; at least according to her family. Then one stalled elevator, and a sexy repairman, change her life.
MY REVIEW:
    I read two of the read two of the seven stories.  So here we go with the two I picked. 

Knockout: Tapped Out #4 by Cari Quinn

     Lily Mathews, 20, and Emerson Knapp, 23, formed a special bond at a young age.  One you wouldn’t normally want to form.  You see they each had a parent who had died Lance, Lily’s dad became a mentor to Emerson (Em) especially being a cop he helped him instilled order in his life.  His mom after the dad was gone was no longer able to function.  Em he grew to love Lance like a dad and lily well…
     That’s where it all became interesting.  You see without each other knowing they developed not only a respect and protectiveness for one another but the secretly fell in love with one another.  Lance looking to Em to protect his baby girl.  Which was easy to do since he was the local MMA champ no one would think to mess with him.  This secret love fest went on for years.
     It bothered Lily that Em had his Friday night lays after a fight which were never her.  It always frustrated Em that he was so frustrated sexually due to Lily.  Then one day Lily brings home a friend J.C. O’Connor (Jase) who just bugged the hell out of Em.  He was always hugging and kissing on Lily.  Then she put in a good word for his company to get the remodel at the gym.  So now he has been there for months.  Em is pretty sure he wants more from Lily.  But that ain’t happening.  Plus he heard he drinks too much, bed's too many women, and always working with his damn shirt off.
     Em just can’t take his eyes off him either and since he knows he’s bi-sexual he can’t ask him if those sultry looks he gives him are real because if they are not then it will get all over the gym that he is bi-sexual and that is no one’s business.  He tries to give him a chance by it his damn sexy smirk that makes him crazy.  JC sees the looks Em gives him because he catches his eye every so often.  JC finally gets up his nerve and ask…
     You will have to read and find out what happens.  This is an erotica for sure.  That is all they do once they talk things out.  Find out Lily is on board and all.  The whole thing for Lily is a turn on as well as for them both.  I give this 4 stars.

Against The Wall by Amie Stuart

     Lexi Kimball has a job nobody wants but hey she’s good at it.  She is “Safety Supervisor” on a construction site.  She is someone everyone loves to hate.  No wait everyone on the crew hates her anyway because she is a woman.  Or as word would have it she was a “Dyke” (Ball-busting Dyke.)  It was just maddening that they just didn’t judge her one her abilities to do a good job. 
     There was one person on the crew that Lexi found herself watching way too much, Wade Wilkins.  Wade is the foreman of the crew that she works on.  In fact on this particular day she got off work went to get a beer, took a bath, got out, got dress for the evening out, and went to a girl’s night out.  OOPS! One important detail she took care of pleasing herself in the tub using said, Wade, as her visual.
     Now once she was done she graduated bath, to hair, and makeup.  Till she was ready to meet the girls at Jimmy Z’s.  She was meeting Lanie and Carlotta.  Carlotta is going through what she is one the job site.  She is an amazing electrician.  She can wire anything but is dealing with a boss with less experience who wants to micro manage her.
     While they are dancing 2 girls get tired so they’re leaving the dance floor to hear, “NO!”  But they go when the next song is played and the music really makes her feel it into her bones.  It is a sexy and very sexual song and beat.  Lexi totally gets into it.  To the point where several arms haul her up on the small dance stage with the female dancer that is up there.  They get totally into it like a couple grinding and with full on kissing at the end.  She goes with it but what goes through her thoughts is that while she was dancing she could have gone on dancing and being with a woman is nice but men are her thing.  But then it hits her she thinks she saw her foreman Wade.  When she is put on the floor she walks back to the stairs to get to the table where the girls are and they're waiting is Wade.
     They are both stunned to see each other.  They exchange a few words and then she needs air even more now.  They walk toward the front to a side room area a hide away really.  Where he said she was hot and her kissing that girl even hotter.  He asks if she was Lexi’s partner.  She says no that she has been with girls but prefers men.  Then she threatens his life if he tells anyone what he saw.  Then they start kissing and petting.  She goes back.  To her friends to say goodbye and then she and Wade spend the weekend together.  Rating Wade a 5 at Sunday Brunch with the girls.
     Monday rolls around and Wade makes two vital mistakes.  He calls her darlin’ and he puts his hand at her lower back in front of his guys she tells him to stop.  He gets pissy causing Hal the guy on the crew who hates her the most to take notice.  Now Hal is always trailing them on the site.  What else is Hal doing?  Is this a case of bad timing for Lexi and Wade?  Or is something good happening?
     This was a cute fast erotica.  The characters were fast and loose but funny as all get out.  So if you are looking for a sexy short M/F this is the one.  I give this 5 stars. Provided by Netgalley.com

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