Rating: 5 🌈
I skipped over Ev’s story ,(Hardwood #3), to get to this one because the characters who are the focus here have been two of the group that have come across as the maybe the most vulnerable and also quite different from the majority of the men we’ve met so far.
The vulnerable one would be Oliver “Ollie”Williams, brother to Cole Williams who fell in love with Ren, our beekeeper in the first story. Ollie’s unfortunate love life and many failed marriages have become an on-running joke at the construction company, one that’s crushing him emotionally. Albeit unknown to the others. All Ollie has ever wanted is the love his parents have and it’s all he’s failed at.
That it’s become this huge joke is awful and we feel so bad for him and the pain he’s been hiding.
The other man? The extremely gorgeous and stylish Daniel McKean, paralegal , Ren’s best friend. Daniel’s had his share of terrible relationships and it’s made his outlook on true love and soulmates a bit jaundiced. He prefers friendships, expensive clothes and a love them /buhbye lifestyle.
That doesn’t mean he’s not about to come to the defense of a man he see’s suffering as the butt of a unfunny joke.
Honestly, I watched these two over the last two books and was going … “yes, they are perfect “!
Fierce Daniel and a bewildered Ollie who couldn’t see why he wasn’t lovable. Be still my heart.
Where Nailed was so much laughter (goats and underwear 🤣😱), this is equal parts soul searching/character growth and still laughter, but perhaps a gentler sort.
There’s too much painful history in both men’s romantic history for this to be a giggle fest. Too much lack of trust , too much each has to learn about themselves and what it means to truly love someone and be in a real relationship.
They do it of course. Through that wonderful trope of a “fake husband “ after a drunken wedding in Las Vegas.
What follows is real, funny, sweet, and, like all the others, a remarkably romantic journey towards true love and HEA.
One we adore taking with them.
This is a series where each couple is so different that they become a fav of mine, each in a different way. I love them all. And can’t wait to read the next ones romance.
Honestly I finish each one feeling happy, light hearted, and joyful.
That’s something I’m thankful for these days.
So yes I’m highly recommending this book and the series.
It doesn’t seem to matter where you start but I’d still start at the beginning. It’s just more fun that way to see the progression.
I’ve had my fair share of less than proud relationship moments, but waking up married to my brother-in-law’s best friend is a new low.
A drunken wedding to a man who already rejected me once? Check. A hefty bet about how long it will last? Check. My feisty new husband, determined to make our friends pay up? Double check.
I’ve never managed to make a real relationship last nearly a year, there’s no way Daniel will stick around long enough to win this bet. The only problem is the longer he stays, the more the lines blur between what’s real and what’s for show. Does he feel it too or am I totally screwed?
***Screwed is a woke up married, faking it to their friends but also totally hooking up, sweet, STEAMY love story that happens to be the fourth book in the Four Bears Construction series. There are no bear shifters in this series, only the OTHER kind of bears
Four Bears Construction series:
🔵Goats Like Cake Too: Four Bears Construction Series Epilogue
(Four Bears Construction #7.5)
by K.M. Neuhold