RELEASE BLITZ, EXCERPT AND REVIEW: Hardwood by K M Neuhold

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Hardwood

Four Bears Construction Series, Book Three

KM Neuhold

Release Date: 07.01.20

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

M/M Contemporary Romance

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Blurb

I’ve spent forty-four years of my life telling the world
I’m a carpet man. Is it too late to admit to myself and everyone else that deep down I’m
really all about the Hardwood?

It took me over thirty-five
years to admit to myself that I’m gay, another seven to find the courage to say it out loud
to anyone else, and exactly thirty seconds to develop a massive crush on my daughter’s
music teacher. It’s really not my fault, have you even seen those cute bowties he wears?

After everything it’s taken
to get here, am I going to work up the nerve to come out to my ex-wife and my best
friends? Am I ready to shake up my comfortable, simple life and take a chance on
Watson? Or am I going to throw a wrench in my own chance for happily ever
after?

Hardwood is a
steamy, seriously so much delicious tension
,
single-dad, gay awakening, low angst story, which happens to be the third in the Four
Bears Construction Series.
It CAN be read as a
stand-alone. There are NO shifters in this series, only the OTHER kind of bears.

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Excerpt

“Welcome then. I’ve been coming here for years, and it’s
a great bar. Lots of nice people, and the drinks aren’t overpriced, not much more you
could ask for out of a bar,” I ramble, taking another sip from my drink to shut my stupid
mouth up.

The corner of his lip quirks up in an uncertain sort of
half smile. “Thanks. I’m not sure I’ll become a regular, I’m kind of…trying it out,” he
confesses.

“I get it.”
I glance over my shoulder to make sure my friends
aren’t terribly bereft without me, and I’m unsurprised to find them both making vulgar
gestures in my direction. Sometimes it’s hard to remember why I love them. I give them
the finger and turn my attention back to Everett.

“So, what do you do for a living?”
“You don’t have to do that,” he says.
“Do what?” I cock my head curiously, pulling my
eyebrows together.

“You saw me acting nervous in the parking lot and now
you think I need a friend, right?” he guesses. “I appreciate it, but you don’t need to worry
about me. I really am just here for a drink.”

“Wow, I clearly need to work on my flirting if it’s coming
off as pity,” I joke. Yes, I figured he could use a friendly welcome after seeing how
nervous he was outside. Would I also like to take him home and lick his abs, among other
things? Also, yes.

“Sorry,” he says, giving me another one of those cute
half-smiles. “I am so far outside of my comfort zone right now it’s not even
funny.”

“Fuck comfort zones. When was the last time something
memorable happened inside of a comfort zone?” I challenge.

A surprised laugh escapes his lips, and his half smile is
cranked up to a full smile, and damn is he even more gorgeous when he smiles for real.

“You have a point there,” he agrees.
“I’m a genius,” I agree. “Listen, I won’t bug you if you’d
rather be alone.”

He looks down at his glass, swirling it absently.
“Construction,” he says.

“What?”
“You asked what I do for a living,” he explains. “I own a
construction company.”

“Yeah, I can see that.” I nod and drain the rest of my
drink, gesturing to Van for one more. “Now, when you’re all hot and sweaty, using your
big, hard hammer to pound something, are you usually shirtless, or is that only how it
works in porn?”

He snorts into his drink, sputtering a cough as he sets
his glass down and reaches for a napkin. “I don’t think OSHA would approve of being
shirtless on a work site,” he answers once he stops coughing.

I sigh dramatically. “I feel so lied to. If you can’t trust
porn, who can you trust?”

“The eternal question,” he agrees solemnly.

Review

I love this series! This is the third book and can be read as standalone.

Gahhhh! Ev is so perfect!! And Ev and Watson (love the name ’cause I’m a huge Sherlock nerd) are adorable together. I just wanted to hug Ev everytime he was struggling to come out to his family. And it hurt everytime Watson tried to set himself up for heartbreak. Hardwood made me laugh and scream and overall so damn happy!!

That vibrator scene is hilarious! I almost died of second hand embarrassment!😂😂

I love Ev’s relationship with his daughter and his ex wife. And of course the rest of the Four Bears crew. Stone never fails make laugh. And I really, really want Ollie’s book. That man deserves so much love!!!

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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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