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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

I Want You
  • I Want You
  • Hard Wood by Jules Barnard
Jaeger wants the feisty girl in front of him.
Kiss
  • Kiss
  • Hard Wood by Jules Barnard
Jaeger's lips are electric and Cali wants a shock.
Hot Hot Hot
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Hard Wood by Jules Barnard
Cali gets naked in record time!
Declaration of Love
  • Declaration of Love
  • Hard Wood by Jules Barnard
Love scares Cali, but she can't run away.
Kiss
  • Kiss
  • Hard Wood by Jules Barnard
Jaeger's kiss is hot and chocolatey.

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  • I Want You
  • Jaeger wants the feisty girl in front of him.
  • Kiss
  • Jaeger's lips are electric and Cali wants a shock.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Cali gets naked in record time!
  • Declaration of Love
  • Love scares Cali, but she can't run away.
  • Kiss
  • Jaeger's kiss is hot and chocolatey.

Publisher's Summary

Setting up my stunning best friend should have been easy - and my brother's best friend, Jaeger, seemed like the perfect candidate. Until I saw him again.

Whoa.

Jaeger Lang, my secret high school crush, has grown up and bulked up. But that doesn't matter, because I have a perfect life. Really.

Until my boyfriend turns out to be a douche, I lose my job, and my life plan falls apart.

Even so, I could keep my hands to myself...if not for those hard abs, broad shoulders, and intense green eyes.

I should hold back in case my friend is interested. Or in case Jaeger's ex has some claim on him. Or in case of a million other reasons.

But if he's not willing to play by the rules, I don't think I can, either.

©2014 Jules Barnard (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Gina
  • Illinois
  • 07-07-18

First book of 250+ I truly struggled to finish

If you are over 25 in my opinion you are too old for this book. I out loud groaned and eye rolled more times than I can count. The supposedly smart lead woman is immature, unbearably dramatic and jumps to the very worst conclusions on the flimsiness of "evidence". The lead was so completely insufferable that I truly struggled to finish the book. I wish I could say it got better. I was going to continue in the series, but I don't have that many eye rolls in me.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Cute but very problematic in various ways

The beginning storyline was cute but it began to drag on after the author repeatedly added new plots when the book could have already finished. It would have been better if it was a little shorter and she had used other plots in a separate book.

Secondly, there is a large amount of content surrounding sexual abuse. Two women and two men are sexually attacked. Then the people who attacked them never received any punishment. The women just pushed aside their valid feelings about being almost raped and never told any authorities about it when it would have made sense for them to do that. If you are sensitive to that topic, I would listen with caution because that topic is repeatedly brought up.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Engaging Story For Me

I enjoyed the story. The narrator brought the characters to life for me. The story held my interest from the beginning. Love this author's work.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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YES!!

Love this story!
Seeing this book in Audio made my day!
I felt like I had taken a trip down memory lane, having been a fan of the storyline and characters when I read it the first time around.
The narration really brought this book to life, adding more depth and emotion!
I'm excited to start the second one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Cali and Jaeger!

Cali and her best friend Gen are working at a casino for the summer in Lake Tahoe before Cali starts law school at Harvard in the fall even though she has questions if that is truly what she wants to do. She has been dating Eric for the past two years however he is using their separation as a reason to end their relationship without manning up and telling her.

Jaeger was best friends with her brother while they were in school. He had dreams of being an Olympic skier however an injury ended his career as well as his relationship with his girlfriend Kate. He is now living in Lake Tahoe and what begins as friends escalates into more but not without overcoming some obstacles along the way and that was before his past came crashing into his present and turned everything upside down.

This story has a few twists, a lot of drama, some angst and no shortage of emotion. I enjoyed the way the narrator managed to get you emotionally invested in the story.

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Great story!

Younger crowed but, still a great story with great writing. Narrator is spot on. Wish they had more of a dual story but, I can't wait to see how it progresses.

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it was okay. the story line was good

the story was good but it seemed too rushed. there are a lot of people in the book but it only brushed the subject and leaves you hanging.

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Too much repetitive inner dialogue

Too much repetitive inner dialogue and their problems stem from ignoring each other. Plus there are annoying new plots introduced.

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Couldn’t even finish the 4th chapter

Boy, this one is just too dumb to try to finish. Sigh... love a good romance but just not good.

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So good

For a moment I was like meh then in the third half the book got so drama filled I wasn’t prepared. It’s definitely a slow burn

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  • Trina H
  • 07-04-17

Happy ending

Lots of unforeseen twists, the ups and downs she encounters in her life are frustrating and believable, but it all ends happily ever after, just as I like.