Monday, May 18, 2020

Nailed by K.M. Neuhold Blog Tour

My new neighbor is a total tool.

He hated me from the second he laid eyes on me, and I don’t have the first clue why… But, if he wants to hate me, I’m happy to give him a few reasons: mowing the lawn at dawn on the weekend, leaving garbage cans in front of his driveway, renting a petting zoo for my backyard... making a list of ways to drive him crazy is half the fun.

He deserves it with the way he’s driving me crazy right back without even trying – walking around without a shirt on, sweaty rippling muscles on full display, well-worn denim jeans perfectly molded to his... well, you get the idea.

My point is, if he wants a war, I’ll give him one.

***Nailed is an enemies-to-lovers, neighbors who can't stand each other, omg the anger banging, drool worthy, low angst story, which happens to be the second in the Four Bears Construction Series. It CAN be read as a standalone. There are NO shifters in this series, only the OTHER kind of bears.

Book 2
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I feel like I’m living in a never ending loop of torture, brought to me by my neighbor who’s clearly Satan in the flesh. Did I die and go to Hell? Is that what happened? Because, at this point, I’d believe it.

“What the hell?” I mutter as I step out onto my back porch, once again in nothing but my underwear. My half asleep brain is sure for a few seconds that I’m dreaming. There’s no way there are goats and sheep and fucking donkeys wandering around in his backyard right now, right? Rudy barks excitedly and tries to rush past me, but I manage to snag his collar.

“You an ass man?” Stone calls with a grin, and I’m surprised I don’t give myself a stroke for how much effort it takes not to go over there and punch him. “Get it, ass?” he says, pointing to the donkey he’s holding on a leash.

“What the fuck is going on? Why do you have a whole zoo in your backyard?” Rudy whines and tugs as I hold tight to his collar.

“It’s my goddaughter’s eighth birthday, I rented her a petting zoo.”

“You can’t just rent a bunch of farm animals,” I argue.

Stone looks around pointedly at the menagerie. “I’m pretty sure I can.”

“Hey, quit it,” I shout at one of the goats who has wandered over onto my property and is now helping himself to the lavender bush I planted. “Shoo.”

“Edgar, come back over here,” Stone scolds the goat.

“Edgar? You know the names of every one of these animals?” I ask skeptically.

“No, but doesn’t he look like an Edgar?”

“There’s something seriously wrong with you,” I mutter. “Keep them off my lawn and out of my bushes or your ass will be over here planting all new ones for me,” I warn. A few butterflies flutter past, one of them resting on my lavender bush for a beat before floating away again, but even that isn’t enough to lower my blood pressure.

“Jack will be happy to,” Stone assures me with a serious nod before breaking into another grin. “Get it? Jack ass?” The donkey brays as if he’s in on the joke.

I hate to admit it, but that’s almost funny. But I’ll be damned if I give him the satisfaction of getting a smile from me. Not after he woke me up with some kind of weirdo Old McDonald role play at eight in the morning on a Saturday.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I love this series! Dare and Stone are so cute together. They start out as neighbors and Stone bugs the heck out of Dare every weekend. I love Stone's sassiness. Then there is Dare's dog Rudy, who is a big part of the book, he's such a good boy and even gets a play buddy, Nards. What started as hate turned into a beautiful thing. The epilogue was good too. I can't wait to see who the next book is about. I hope Dare's nephew is still going to show up in the series, I want him to have his story too!

The second book in the Four Bears series belongs to two very growly bears. Stone works construction and Dare is a motorcycle mechanic. Both in their 40s, neither man has managed relationships in the past and they are laughably awful at their first attempts to get each other’s attention.

These men may be in their 40s, but they both read very young. Neither has really moved past hookups and chaotic bachelor lives and Stone’s pranks make him feel more frat boy than company owner. Theirs isn’t a traditional romance in any sense. They start the book as warring neighbours and I’m still not quite sure when angry sex becomes something more. But they are both hot and funny and they definitely grew on me. I think I probably liked the dogs in this book more than their humans at times – but this is a very entertaining read.

I love this series. I am a huge K.M. Neuhold fangirl and it doesn’t seem to matter if the author’s stories are about porn stars, scientists, or construction workers – all the men are fabulous. As always, this is a light, feel-good read with a little bit of depth and heart. I can’t ask for any more from romance writing and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

This is the second book in the series and another great read. I would recommend that you start with Caulky, as you do get the background to the guys working together at Four Bears. But you can enjoy this as your introduction and go back without too much trouble.

Stone has bought himself a fixer-upper, and found himself next door to a very hot and grumpy neighbour with a friendly dog called Rudy. That Stone manages to get Dare all worked up with his early morning mowing, seems to heat things up between them... all the way to boiling over – thankfully in a good way!

Dare is an enigma, although when his grown nephew moves in, we do get to understand that he did not have a good family life. And even he starts to realise that maybe he is allowed to have a happy life too... and maybe, just maybe, Stone could be a part of it. I really enjoyed the time the men spend together building a solid foundation of friendship – even if tinged with the cheek and annoyance which their daily banter delivers.

The Four Bears supply plenty of humour too – and poor Ollie, one day he has to find his soulmate.

Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/M Romance

Stone loves to antagonize his neighbor. He wakes up early to mow the lawn, places his trash cans in the wrong driveway, and just likes to cause mayhem.

Dare is generally a malcontent. He is grumpy, but likes what he does. When his nephew comes calling and needs some advice and a place to stay. With a dog that seems to enjoy Stone's company too, Dare isn't sure what to do about his attractive, but annoying neighbor.

This story swings on a pendulum and it's one extreme to the other. There really isn't a very good buildup or middle ground. I think that this enemies-to-lovers story had a lot of potential, it just didn't really deliver for me.

Also Available in the Four Bears Construction Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Caulky Blog Tour.

Author K.M. Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely – and sometimes damaged – men finding their Happily Ever After together. She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series. When she's not writing she's a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero... just kidding, she's likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Nailed (Four Bears Construction #2) by K.M. Neuhold to read and review for this tour.

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