RELEASE DATE: 15th June 2016
BLURB: — The lumberjack of his dreams is now available for rent. —
Mr. B has always been a safe guy for Jo to crush on. He’s the cutest bearded lumber-god to salivate over. Add to that his friendly, outgoing personality, and Mr. B might just be the first guy Jo would be willing to kiss. Fortunately, Mr. B has been in a relationship for years, and Jo is no home-wrecker.
But when Mr. B breaks up with his partner and all of a sudden is single, available, and talks about his plans to be sexually adventurous, Jo isn’t so sure anymore if he has the guts to come out as bisexual.
After a sour breakup, Mr. B wants to show his ex that he’s independent, exciting, and can do very well without him. His best friend Jo is there to the rescue, and they come up with a great new business venture. One thing they lack to start their own line of artisanal boozy jams – money for the investment.
After a drunken brainstorming session, Mr. B finds a way to both gather the cash and show the middle finger to his ex. He will create a one of a kind Hipster Brothel – The Lumbersexual Experience – offering wood chopping lessons, pipe smoking, and a reclaimed wood bed where the magic happens. It’s bound to be a success… if only Mr. B can go through with it, because the mixed signals from Jo are making him wonder if his best friend is as straight as he always seemed.
“How much experience with wood have you had” just took on a whole new meaning for me!
I never thought I would use the word “sweet” when it came to these two writers, but I am today. This was sweet.
Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m not talking wholesome, moral, nice sweet. Oh No……I’m talking more in the realms of the urban “here comes sticky sweet, I gotta bone” kind of sweet – because in true Merikan style, they “boned”.
So what does a guy do when his relationship with the man he thought would end up with wedding rings on their fingers, gets dumped and loses his job as well? He rings his best straight friend, right? And of course, they have a few drinks, which leads to a few more and then they chew-the-fat (or should that be tobacco?) and come up with the wondrous idea of the “Brothel Train” and boozy jams!
The Brothel Train gets the full steam go-ahead with full throttle approval from Mr. B but Jo, once sober, doesn’t want Mr. B. to be the train driver on that particular train as he’s secretly been crushing on him and the thought of Mr. B becoming a sex worker but not “working” on him, pushes the panic button all the way – the boozy jams idea is much better, not only for him but Mr. B as well, he’s just got to get Mr. B to see it that way.
But Mr. B sees this as a great opportunity and as he loves sex and needs money, what is their to lose?
“Jo”. Mr. B, you could lose Jo!
I loved it. Friends to lovers is always one of my favourite reads and this one is one of the best. It was a sexy but also a fun read, leaving you with a real good feeling at the end of it – my kind of book.
Five big fat boning stars from me.
*** I would like to thank the authors for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***