Laurel Young needs a plan, and fast. After her reality TV boss has a major meltdown, not-so-funemployment seems inevitable--unless she can pitch the idea of a lifetime. When she sees Flint McKay's audition tape - flanneled, handsome as hell, and building a house with his own two hands - she knows she's found her secret weapon. The women of America are going to love him, especially if she can convince him to try building without the flannel shirt.
Only problem is, Flint didn’t make that tape - and he has zero interest in trading the wilds of Western Massachussetts for the bright lights of Hollywood. But Laurel isn’t the kind of girl to take no for an answer. Soon, she's knee-deep in rustic charm, and getting plenty of hands-on experience. And it turns out, this city girl and country guy may have a few things in common after all, like crazy hot chemistry, a wild side, and a weakness for good whiskey...
But can their behind-the-scenes connection last once the world falls in love with Flint? And will this be the big break both of them need- or leave them in the dirt?
Find out in Lila Monroe’s fun, sexy new novel!
*This is a stand-alone novel with HEA. No cliff-hangers!*
Mmm. My flannel resting place. With such a fresh,woodsy scent to it.
I am starting to realize that Lila Monroe can write no wrong in my eyes and she does it again with Rugged a stand alone sexy romantic comedy that had me laughing out loud and wearing this silly grin.
Laurel Young is one of those characters that you can feel would have been you or even your best friend if life would have taken a different course. Laurel is sexy, driven and great at what she does, which is coming up with ideas for reality tv shows. After her boss's on screen meltdown, Laurel is asked to come up with a idea for a new show with the hopes of also producing it. Hours of reviewing old tapes, she stumbles upon Flint McKay. If she could barely take her eyes off of him, she knew that woman all over the world would want to watch him build just about anything.
Flint McKay, a real mans man, rugged, handsome, protective of his family and great with his hands. My imagination went crazy with picturing Mckay in my mind. Flint had no idea his audition tape was in the hands of someone in Hollywood, all he knew is that his sister was video taping him for fun. Flint loves living the rustic life peace and quite and surrounded by the beautiful charm of all the greenery that surrounds his home. Hollywood is the last place Flint would ever see himself living.
Laurel offers Flint an offer that can help save his family business and give her a chance for everything she has worked so hard for. The last thing Laurel ever expected was losing total control when it comes to Flint, it doesn't hurt that some of those nights were alcohol induced. Those moments of Laurel and Flint are smoking hot, sexy and will have you breathless. Lila Monroe gave me everything I love in a man with Flint, his love for Laurel was sweet and intoxicating, but will he be willing to leave the place he loves for her? Someone from his past will come back, will that have a affect on their relationship?
With taping of the show coming to an end and with their feelings for each other growing, it's hard to say where Flint and Laurel see their relationship heading. Laurel's love for her job and living in Hollywood is all she ever imagined for her future. Is her love for Flint worth losing everything for? This lead for some heart felt moments. I am so in love with the all the characters of Rugged...Okay, maybe not all but most. I did not want this story to end but that's just how amazing Lila Monroe's writing is...You just want more!!!