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Quickie Review: Nailed


Nailed by Jennifer Laurens was released in November 2008. It’s only available as a paperback – sorry eReader only fans.

Goodreads description:

One girl. Two guys. Who says three’s a crowd?

When Mandy takes an unusual summer job-in construction-she has to prove she’s just one of the guys. But she gets more than she bargains for being the only girl on the job. The mixture of hot guys, sunscreen, raw wood and testosterone proves to be an elixir she can’t protect her heart from.

Brooding Boston and flirty AJ find themselves looking at Mandy as more than just a girl who holds a hammer. Mandy soon finds herself not only lost in a whirlwind of a male-dominated world, but also the center of an inadvertently “constructed” love triangle.

Mandy must choose between two guys who want her heart. But what’s a girl to do when she wants them both?

Nailed was a fast, light and entertaining read. What sets this book apart from the many flirty, cliched love triangle books where you feel like you’re reading an “insert character here” story is the author’s ability to write. Ms. Laurens created quite a few tension-filled and gut-twisty moments with just the right level of anguish to allow readers to feel for the characters’ plight.

The story has a nice pace that keeps you engaged with the characters and plot and has enough sizzle to make the triangle believable. Mandy is sweet, although a bit of an airhead when it comes to men, Boston is dark and mysterious and AJ is a charmer – all of which makes for a great dynamic.

While this doesn’t compare with her Heavenly series or A Season of Eden, it is definitely worth the read.

Reviewer gives this book [rating=4]

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