Lumberjack by Jenika Snow
Series: A Real Man #1
Published by Self-Published on June 13, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
He hasn’t been with a woman in five years.
She hasn’t been with a real man … until now.
I’ve had enough of the crap that goes along with living in the city. So, I packed for a weeklong vacation in the mountains. Isolation in a cabin for the next seven days sounds like a good way to recoup and get my life back in order. After getting lost while hiking, I stumble upon a cabin that has me questioning whether to ask for help, or if I should brave staying the night in the woods.
I left everything behind years ago after the woman I was with betrayed me. Now I work as a lumberjack and live my life as a recluse. Being celibate for the last five years says a lot about my self-control, but I’m a man and have needs, and not giving into what I really want is hard as hell. But I can’t let myself get close to anyone, not even for a few hours. Getting close is how I got screwed over before.
As soon as I see Vivian, I know I have to have her. It’s been forever since I’ve had a woman. Because of a storm rolling in, she’ll have to stay with me overnight. We could do a lot of filthy things in that time. I pride myself on my control, but when it comes to Vivian, I don’t know if I can keep my hands to myself.
I know I can’t.
I have needs, and it’s clear Vivian’s in need of a real man to help her unwind. I can certainly help her in that department.
Warning: If you’re looking for a sappy, pull-your-heartstring kind of book … this isn’t it. If you want a short and dirty story featuring an all-around alpha hero who hasn’t had a woman in years, and a heroine who’ll find out what it’s like to be with a real man ... this might be for you.
Soooo, this happened (You know, I feel like I’m saying this a lot lately).
I learned about Lumberjack randomly on GR and someone mentioned it was quick (though eye-rolling) and on KU. SO I took the plunge!
It is quick though eye-rolling. In fact, the quick relationship and the brevity (of both word count and plot) reminds me of Alexa Riley (AR) and her work(s) – except Lumberjack has a bit more plot than 90% of AR’s most recent work, giving her a slight edge. Their character types are quite similar, however.
The plot is all there is the blurb so no need to rehash that. The eye rolling parts were related to the comments the hero, Jake, makes after Vivian agrees to have sex with him. There are a ton of comments about him being in control and he was the one who was going to do the fucking because he was a real man and not one of those candyasses Vivian dates in city.
Oh. Really?? Is all I could think. Jenika Snow did not give her characters the dialogue for a heart to heart…thus Jake would have not a single clue as to what Vivian does in the city…for all Jake knows, Vivian could have been munching carpet for the last 10 years.
But other than that, it was fine for this type of story.