- Tawna Fenske
- Release Date
- January 2019
- Book 4 of Ponderosa Resort Romantic Comedies
When Mark Bracelyn lumbers into Chelsea Singer's cupcake shop with an axe, she's poised to hit the panic button. But he fixes her door, praises her buttercream, and sends her skittish heart pounding like a hammer on a hollow log, so he can't be all that scary. Chelsea's sure there's a gooey marshmallow center under Mark's tough outer shell, though admittedly she's been wrong before.
Mark may look like a grungy lumberjack, but he's also the wealthy part-owner of Ponderosa Luxury Ranch Resort. The lone Bracelyn heir to avoid a childhood of fancy boarding schools, he stays hidden behind the scruffy beard and battered truck. But something else separates Mark from his siblings, and keeping his guard up means keeping his secret—and his family.
When someone threatens Chelsea and her daughter, Mark becomes their personal protector. When he's not watching her back, he's watching the rest of Chelsea's body and warning himself not to touch. With danger mounting, they bond over phallic cupcakes and bizarre bunny behavior, while Mark battles his surging attraction. Can a sweet-toothed mountain man and a cautious single mom escape their histories, or will their hearts land on the chopping block?
Mar 23, 2019 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
32 people found the following review helpful
Welcome back to the Ponderosa Resort and the Bracelyn clan, where the laughter will keep you grinning and the happily ever afters are guaranteed. In Tawna Fenske's HOTTIE LUMBERJACK, we meet Mark, the oversized, growly, lumberjack-looking Bracelyn who happens to have a sweet tooth that rivals anyone else's. Tasked by his sister, Bree, to pick up cupcakes, he meets his match when he walks into Chelsea's bakery. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and in this case, I suspect it was love at first delicious, sugary bite.
Likes: Where to begin…I LOVED both Mark's and Chelsea's internal dialogues but especially Mark's when Libby was around. I couldn't stop laughing. Oh and that poker game was laugh out loud funny. The rabbit was fabulous. The secondary characters, if you are following this series, make appearances in this book and they're just as enjoyable and help to round out the story. (Of note, the stories are all standalones, so you can read them out of order as I did.) So many little details that truly made this a romantic comedy and just so much fun to read. I'd be remiss if I didn't make mention of the romantic bits, which were HOT!
However, it can't all be fun and games. There's a bit of a mystery and suspense going on for Chelsea, and since Mark IS a Bracelyn, there're secrets that eventually come to light.
I'm really enjoying this series. The characters are all likeable, the chemistry between the H and h is sexy, and romantic comedy elements will definitely keep you smiling.
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