REVIEW TOUR: Dad Bod: Hammered by Jasinda Wilder


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It started with a window that was jammed shut. Pretty simple, right? All I wanted was to open the windows while I tidied the house. I’d been after my no-good husband to do it for months, but he never did. And then he shacked up with his secretary, leaving me with a pile of bills, husband-free for the first time in ten years, and with a house that was falling apart.

The ad popped up on the side of my social media feed—a local contracting agency willing to do pretty much anything. Since I don’t really know a screwdriver from a ratchet, I gave them a call.

And let me tell you, the ad was NOT lying. Jesse O’Neill can do it ALL…and looks amazing doing it.

He fixed my window, so I called him back to fix the sagging, splintery front steps. Which led to him fixing my kitchen sink. And then he recarpeted my stairs. And then fixed the squeak in my bed.

He was supposed to fix my house, not my rusty, sputtering libido. And certainly not my broken heart.

My Review

Let me start by saying that I just scoured the yellow pages looking for my own

Dad Bod Contracting, and I’m disheartened to say that there’s not one business description that comes anywhere near what James Bod and his crew offer nor, I suspect, is there a group of men who fill out a pair of Levis or wear a tool belt quite like James, Jesse, or Franco…I guess I’ll just have to keep looking;)

Hammered is the first book in Jasinda Wilder’s new Dad Bod Contracting series, and let me tell you, she started out with a bang! Imogen and Jesse’s story is a slow-burn romance about two 40 something characters who clearly share a mutual attraction – one that both don’t seem to know how to handle despite a whole lot of flirting and sexual tension. For much of the story, these two circle around each other, trying to figure out if the risk is worth it and if two people who seem so different can find the strength to try for more.

Imogen is such an amazing and relatable 40 year old heroine. Her ex-husband put her through hell, dulled her light for a decade, and made her feel extremely insecure about her body and her looks, and it’s clear that it’s going to take her some time to get over her ex’s abuse and truly believe Jesse’s attraction and desire for her as the woman she is – the same one that her ex rejected. Imogen’s struggles will resonate with readers and even though her actions and reactions are over the top a bit, I think it makes it more authentic and it validates the hell that Imogen endures and works to overcome.

Jesse O’Neill is one heck of a manly man who definitely knows how to use a hammer, in more ways than one;) His honesty and his kindness are exactly what Imogen needs to find her spark again and boy does he bring out her ‘wild’ side. She wants to do all kinds of crazy things with him and to him and there is never a dull moment when these two are together.

Readers are absolutely going to love Imogen’s best friend, Audra. Their friendship is EVERYTHING! They’ve been friends forever; they give one another the hard-truths but they also have each other’s back at all times. They don’t talk or see one another every day, but when it matters, when they’re needed, they’re there regardless of anything else that’s happening in their own lives.

And I can’t wait to see how Franco turns Audra’s world upside down!

Imogen and Jesse’s story is a great read – one that illustrates the necessity of having good friends to have one’s back and positive self-esteem in order to move forward when one’s life implodes. The attraction and sexual tension between Imogen and Jesse builds the entire story until it’s ready to explode and when that time comes, readers need to be ready for it because it is HAWT and their actions clearly show their feelings, which makes it an amazing scene to read.

I’m so excited about Jasinda Wilder’s Dad Bod Contracting series; Hammered was such a fun read and the rest of the series should be just as good because what we’ve learned about Jesse’s friends and co-workers has me beyond intrigued and a bit hot and bothered.

4.5 Poison Apples


About the Author

New York TimesUSA TodayWall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include AlphaStrippedWounded, and the #1 and international bestsellerFalling into You. You can find her on her farm in northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children, and a menagerie of animals.

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