This week’s selection for the LoveRotica Book Challenge falls under the Lumber Jack genre. This type of novel is gaining popularity throughout the erotica book community and for good reason. Who doesn’t love a sexy bearded man who smells woodsy and has a body carved for sin? Save by the Woodsman by Eddie Cleveland did not disappoint.
Here’s what I think:
Have you ever gotten so sick of social media and the shallowness it breeds? Well, my man Sawyer’s family was killed over some stupid fake news on the Internet. He lost everything and decided society wasn’t for him. He went off grid and built a luxurious chalet in the woods far away from people. It’s so far that it takes him 3 days to walk to the local town for supplies quarterly. One of those supply runs changes his life forever.
Ashley is the typical 20 something socialite on the surface. She makes a living posting pictures of her biggest asset, her behind, on Instagram. She is engaged to a rich brat who made his money from playing poker and is surrounded by shallow people who don’t really like her. When she catches her horrible fiancé giving it to her foster sister at their engagement celebration, she takes off into the wood. In her drunken haze, she runs out into the snowy night wearing the bikini she was donning in the hot tub, a full length fur coat w/ matching hat and boots. Not exactly dress code for a blizzard.
Mistaken for a rabid bear, she almost dies at the hands of Sawyer. Good thing he looked before shooting. Sawyer helps her, despite his better judgement and regrets it immediately. He is drawn to her, but hates her lifestyle. The two are stuck together in a rundown cabin they are using for shelter against the cold snowstorm.
Eventually they fall for each other and neither wants her to return to her former life. I love how the writer reveals Ashley’s depth of character and how Sawyer falls head over heels for her. There is a small issue when she returns to society days later, to tell everyone she is not dead, like they assumed. I won’t spoil it for you except to say there is a HEA to this one. Great read. I stayed up till 4:30 in the morning so I could finish it. Plus I have a thing for hot lumberjacks. Lol. This one gets 5 kisses!