Review: Hardwood by K. M. Neuhold

Cover for Hardwood by K. M. Neuhold

Title: Hardwood

Author: K. M. Neuhold

Series: Four Bears Construction #3

Pages: 205

5 out of 5 stars
5 stars – I loved it!

It took Everett thirty-five years to admit he was gay, another seven to say it out loud, and only a few seconds to fall for his daughters music teacher. Now he just has to work up the courage to tell the world. 

This book was a wonderful coming out story! Everett is a quiet man who spends his time taking care of his daughter and working. He doesn’t have a dating life or fool around with anyone. He clearly is the type of person who does not handle change or confrontation well, especially considering he was married for 14 years before he actually admitted he was gay. Coming out to his friends and family was a long process for him but having Watson around really pushed him to quit hiding behind his routine, which is what he needed.

Watson was adorable and a wonderful match for Everett. He was sweet, compassionate, and very understanding of Everett’s need to go slow with coming out. He never pushes or forces the issue. Watson was just a huge flirt with a lot of cute bowties, and I instantly loved him. He does have a lot of insecurities left over from his bad track record with dating but they work it out. 

Watson and Everett were an adorable couple. I was hooked from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put the book down. I loved that we have a coming out story with an older character because most of the time its characters are in their early 20s not their 40s. Being honest with yourself is hard and not always quick so I loved actually seeing this in a romance book. 

Overall, this couple was my favorite so far in this series. I love this series so much already! Neuhold’s writing style and characters work perfectly for me and I know I will be reading her backlog after this series.

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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Caulky
  2. Nailed

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