4 Stars for Wood, Screws, and Nails (Hard Hats #1) by Piper Vaughn and Kade Boehme #MM #Erotica @pipervaughn @Kaderadenurface


Title: Wood, Screws, & Nails (Hard Hats #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Piper Vaughn & Kade Boehme (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 23, 2014 – 166pgs


Aaron Costa’s summer was all planned. Despite having to remodel the family lake house, it would be a vacation of sorts, and he had every intention of enjoying it—until the friend who was supposed to help him got injured and left him in a lurch. He decides to take the opportunity to bond with his son and hires Julian and his roommate, Malachi, to assist.

As a broke college student, Malachi could use the money, and spending the summer with Aaron for eye candy sounds like a dream. “Look but don’t touch” becomes his motto. But when Julian starts flaking on his responsibilities and Malachi and Aaron are forced to spend long hours alone together, their mutual attraction is impossible to resist.

Aaron can’t fight the temptation sexy Malachi presents. But more than their age difference stands in their way, not the least of which is Aaron’s semi-closeted status and the fact that he’s never openly discussed his sexuality with his son. He has no idea how Julian will react when he learns his father is not only gay, he’s also dating his best friend.

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This was a cute book. While there were some tense moments, the whole story overall is lighthearted and sexy. I loved the May/December aspect as it was well played upon.
I think the romance revved up just right for the situation and the characters. Boy when it got going it was quite hot.
However, it was a bit predictable and everything was so easily solved.The biggest part that turned me off was the way Julian was such a brat and then had a sudden turn and while it was partially explained, it wasn’t enough for me for his attiude or maybe I just wanted him to apologize for being such a slacker. Also, there were a few times the time line would jump, like saying there was only a week left, then two weeks and then back to one week.
However, overall, a nice light, sweet read that I enjoyed.
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads.


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Piper Vaughn

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a two thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book.

Kade Boehme

Kade Boehme is a southern boy without the charm, but all the sass. Currently residing in New York City, he lives off of ramen noodles and too much booze. He is the epitomy of dorkdom, only watching TV when Rachel Maddow or one of his sports teams is on. Most of his free time is spent dancing, arguing politics or with his nose in a book. He is also a hardcore Britney Spears fangirl and has an addiction to glitter.

It was after writing a short story about boys who loved each other for a less than reputable adult website that he found his true calling, and hopefully a bit more class. He hopes to write about all the romance that he personally finds himself allergic to but that others can fall in love with. He maintains that life is real and the stories should be, as well.


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