by Leslie McAdam
How do you know whether you can trust someone?
Maggie Washington is used to relying on herself. Growing up in Iowa, her wild curls and parents who dumped her on her grandmother made it so she's never fit in. Skeptical of other people's motives, she's always been the fling or the friend. Looking to define her life after college, she's thrilled when she scores a choice summer job working in Yosemite National Park restoring habitat.
Court Thompson is a gorgeous (and bearded) forest ranger with a love-em and leave-em reputation. When he shows interest in her, she’s torn. Even though she's flattered by his attention, she doubts his sincerity—and her ability to get out of the friend-zone.
Will Court be able to coax Maggie into trusting him that he's for real? Or after the summer of s'mores and skinny dipping, will he let her down like everybody else?
Goddammit, he was another one of those guys who made me stupid.
He lit a brushfire in my body, blazing across my skin, through my very blood, warming me up in a way I'd never felt before.
Lumbersexual had me from the prologue of the story, it is one that I did not want to put down once I started reading it. Leslie McAdam describes the beauty of Yosemite National Park and all the little things nature has gifted with her wonderful writing. I found Lumbersexual to be a great summer read.
A summer job in Yosemite National Park was perfect for Maggie Washington. Maggie never realized her true beauty, with a past of never believing people's true motives she felt as if she could only trust herself. The friend zone is something Maggie knows too well and this summer she definitely did not want to be friend zoned. The summer employees cabin is filled with lots of characters that add lots of laughs and summertime fun. Maggie never thought she would catch the eye of the forest ranger who has a reputation with the summer employees. Will she be able to decide if this gorgeous man that she can't stop looking at will be friend zoned or a summer fling?
Court Thompson is the forest ranger with a reputation for the ladies, he is so good looking that he will make a smart woman...dumb. He has a beard that you will want brushing up on your body and tattoos that you'll want to outline with your tongue. Court spots Maggie at a party and from that moment on he will do anything to win her over. Is his reputation to much for Maggie to handle and will she be able to walk away once the summer is over without a broken heart?
Lumbersexual is so much more than a steamy smoking hot read, it is a story of over coming fears, believing in yourself and being able to trust someone else. The magnetism and chemistry between Court and Maggie is cute, funny, heartfelt and sexy. I loved everything about this story, it is another 5 star read for Leslie McAdam and I look forward to more stories and characters from this author.
About The Author:
Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement (that’s what editors are for!). Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.