When you fall, you fall hard...
Every girl dreams of meeting a man like John Day. Tall, dark, and handsome is an understatement. With rugged good looks, his ever present plaid shirt, and a dog named Babe, John is a modern alpha male lumberjack in more ways than one.
Lurking beneath the flannel and beard could be the heart of a romantic. Or is John a wolf in flannel clothing?
After his favorite neighbor rents out her cabin for the winter, John finds himself playing fireman and tour guide to Diane Watson, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past and recent battle scars.
Will he be ready to fall in love? Or will he fall back into his old, flirty ways?
Hold onto your heart... and get ready to fall with John Day as he tells his story in this contemporary romance/romantic comedy told in male POV.
This is a spin-off from Geoducks Are for Lovers. It is not necessary to read that novel first.
Diane Watson knows a little about being hurt herself. After a divorce, she has taken shelter on Whidbey Island and is determined to start a new life. She finds that she has a lot in common with the man next door. They are both resolved to avoid the “L Word” and agree to an unconventional relationship. But the more that they get to know each other, the more that the lines they have drawn begin to blur into something unexpected.
“You’re sweet. I knew there was a reason I liked you. Be friendly. Bring her fish. Chop some wood for her. Take off your shirt and give her a show while you do it. She might be anti-love, but no woman is anti-eyecandy.” I had to laugh. “Right. Bring her wood, give her a show. Got it. I’ll be her dancing bear in a tutu. Anything else?”
“What would you have done if I kissed you?” she asked, not meeting my eyes this time. “Kissed you back.” There’s no doubt in my voice. Her eyes snapped to mine. I know she saw complete honesty in them. Hell yeah I would kiss her back. Her full lips turned up in a smile and her eyes narrowed as she sought deception or mischief in my eyes. “I’m not lying. I know we have the whole friend pact and we’re both members of the ‘Please Lord, no more shitty relationships club’, but I’m still a man. A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman and I’m going to want to kiss her, especially if she’s an inch away from my face.”