8 Earth Day Reads: Making The Outdoors Sexy

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8 Earth Day Reads: Making The Outdoors Sexy

What screams Earth Day more then sexy lumberjacks, hot fishermen, and rugged outdoorsmen?

We found 8 sexy outdoor-themed reads to help you celebrate Earth Day!

☛ Girl in the Water by Dana Marton

He doesn’t mind breaking rules, just never his own. Rule #1: You don’t seduce the woman you protect.

After the death of his wife and twin sons, Army vet Ian Slaney is a shadow of his former self. On the path of self-destruction, only his best friend’s disappearance in South America pulls Ian back from the ledge. He rushes to Brazil, only to discover that his friend was murdered. The single lead in the case is also the single biggest obstacle–Daniela, a mysterious beauty very much in need of protection, with a host of secrets hidden in a dark past. As the two of them track down clues and try to untangle an impossible case, they draw the attention of all the wrong people, and danger follows them back to the US.

Ian wants the murderers. Daniela wants Ian to acknowledge the hot sparks of passion between them. But convincing Ian to set aside his protective instincts proves more difficult than teaching a water buffalo to tap dance.

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☛ Lumberjack (A Real Man, 1) by Jenika Snow

He hasn’t been with a woman in five years.
She hasn’t been with a real man … until now.

VIVIAN
I’ve had enough of the crap that goes along with living in the city. So, I packed for a weeklong vacation in the mountains. Isolation in a cabin for the next seven days sounds like a good way to recoup and get my life back in order. After getting lost while hiking, I stumble upon a cabin that has me questioning whether to ask for help, or if I should brave staying the night in the woods.

JAKE
I left everything behind years ago after the woman I was with betrayed me. Now I work as a lumberjack and live my life as a recluse. Being celibate for the last five years says a lot about my self-control, but I’m a man and have needs, and not giving into what I really want is hard as hell. But I can’t let myself get close to anyone, not even for a few hours. Getting close is how I got screwed over before.
As soon as I see Vivian, I know I have to have her. It’s been forever since I’ve had a woman. Because of a storm rolling in, she’ll have to stay with me overnight. We could do a lot of filthy things in that time. I pride myself on my control, but when it comes to Vivian, I don’t know if I can keep my hands to myself.
I know I can’t.
I have needs, and it’s clear Vivian’s in need of a real man to help her unwind. I can certainly help her in that department.

Warning: If you’re looking for a sappy, pull-your-heartstring kind of book … this isn’t it. If you want a short and dirty story featuring an all-around alpha hero who hasn’t had a woman in years, and a heroine who’ll find out what it’s like to be with a real man … this might be for you.

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☛ WOOD by Rocklyn Ryder

Gail: I was pretty sure that rugged mountain men living off grid were a myth– until I blow a tire on a lonely mountain road. I’m no damsel in distress, I can change my tire all by myself! But the jack that came with the SUV needs something under it to give it more height. I don’t need this guy to fall in love with me, all I need is some wood.

Blaze: Swinging the axe is a good exercise when my modest homestead up here in the Bitterroot mountains of Idaho starts feeling lonely. When a curvy woman shows up on my property looking at me like I’m her last meal, I’ve got a better way to work off the tension. She says all she needs is some wood, but I’m going to convince her she just found home.
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WOOD features a complete story with no cheating and a guaranteed happy ending for one rugged mountain man and one stubborn lady who manage to find each other even in the most unlikely of places.

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☛ Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.
Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter.

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☛ It Started with a Kiss (Sequoia Lake Book 1) by Marina Adair

With a kidney transplant behind her, Avery Adams is determined to channel her inner adventurer and explore everything life has to offer. Only problem is, the closest she’s ever come to a real-life adventure was sixth-grade science camp. So to seize the summer in her rustic Sierra Nevada town, she takes a job as a guide at the local adventure lodge. But Avery doesn’t realize her biggest challenge will register at six-plus feet of rugged good looks and alpha-male charm.

As a member of the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, Tyson Donovan has made a life out of cheating death and rescuing weekend warriors from the treacherous terrain. “The world is my home” is more than just a motto; it’s what scares off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. When his dad’s health lands the family’s adventure lodge in serious danger of going up in flames, he moves home—and quickly remembers why he left. Until he meets Avery, the irresistible new guide who makes him want to stay.

Tyson gives the inexperienced Avery a lesson in romance that her books could never teach her. And with her undeniable spirit for life, Avery shows Tyson the healing power of love. But with one misstep, everything comes crashing down, and they’ll both have to take the biggest leap of all—into the kind of adventure that lasts a lifetime.

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☛ Seducing the Bridesmaid (Wedding Dare series) by Katee Robert

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

She has a plan. He’s about to change it.

Regan Wakefield is a headhunter in both name and personality: driven, motivated, and unafraid to pursue what—and who—she wants. Naturally, she’s thrilled when her friend’s wedding offers her an opportunity to score Logan McCade, the practically perfect best man. Unfortunately, groomsman Brock McNeil keeps getting in her way, riling her up in the most delicious of ways. But Brock’s smooth southern charm isn’t part of the plan…so how exactly did they end up having searing-hot sex?

Regan may pretend the erotic electricity sparking between them is merely a distraction, but Brock knows better. She refuses to see beyond the devil-may-care façade he presents to the world, while he sees straight through hers. Changing her mind—and getting under her skin—is a challenge he can’t resist. And when he wins, Brock will do whatever it takes to convince Regan that the best man for her is him.

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☛ Good Wood (Carolina Stallions Book 2) by Eden Connor

Bodie calls his neighbor at the Neon Flamingo Family Campground ‘crazy baby’ for a reason. She’s pure electricity in his arms, but there’s no time for love. He’s got one last chance to shake the sand of Myrtle Beach off his cleats and head for the majors. If he ever hits again, that is.

Rita can’t get enough of the Carolina country boy living next door, but he’s too late to change her mind. She’s got a date with a handful of pain pills and a rip tide. As soon as she does her last good deed and buries a truckload of flamingoes, she’s making sure no one ever hurts her again.

It’s good wood and then goodbye, but will one last wave bring the pair together again?

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☛ THE CORBIN BROTHERS: The Complete 5-Books Series by Lexie Ray

Enjoy all 5 Corbin brothers books in this discounted bundle.
All full length books. No cliffies!

HUNTER
People weren’t supposed to live through what I lived through, and most of the time, I wish I hadn’t. I came away from military service fucked up beyond all recognition, slinking back to my family’s cattle ranch in Texas to heal, my tail between my legs. Well, leg. Singular.

My brothers hire Hadley Parsons to put me back together again, and she’s the best of the best, tough and beautiful to boot. She won’t take an ounce of bullshit and she’s made it her mission to see me through my recovery one way or another. With her unconventional methods, I find myself looking forward to seeing her every single day.

AVERY
Our ranch has been in our family for generations and generations, and it’s said that ranching runs in Corbin blood. If that’s true, though, I must not be a Corbin. I’ve always dreamed of doing something different — anything different — from the ranch, but blood is blood, and I can’t see my brothers’ dream go under. But when the ranch faces a real threat, I don’t have a choice but to do the unthinkable — enter into a marriage of economics with Paisley Summers, daughter of a wealthy rancher one property over.

I’ve known Paisley since elementary school, but that doesn’t mean I like her. Can we learn to love each other in this new arrangement, or will this marriage tear our families and our ranches apart?

EMMETT
I don’t know what it’s going to take for me to get noticed in this family, but I’m pretty sure it won’t take very long to get my brothers’ attention associating with one of the most notorious women in town.

Peyton Crow is best known for granting instant gratification to lonely souls in town, but she’s a lot more than she seems. Once you get past all the sex and conflict, she has a heart of gold and a love and understanding for horses that rivals my own.

But will my brothers finally take my ideas for expanding the family ranch seriously? And will Peyton ever see that she’s worth much more than anyone gives her credit for?

TUCKER
I have secrets in my past that need to stay there — things I don’t talk about. But when one of those nightmares comes back to life, there’s nothing I can do to hide those terrible things from my brothers any longer.

Amelia Banks makes frequent appearances in my nightmares, both of us survivors of a sadistic serial killer from my time away from the ranch as a cop. I thought that was all over and done with — it had almost killed me and driven me crazy. But when Amelia shows up on the ranch, terrified that the killer is hunting her once more, I start to realize that some things are never really other.

CHANCE
I’ve been taking care of the ranch and my brothers ever since our parents died, and have watched my brothers pair off with women who love them one by one. I’d like to experience some of that love, too, but I only have eyes for one woman — who happens to be our housekeeper. It would be too complicated. There would be too many factors against us being together. But I can’t get her off of my mind — even as our ranch suffers a brutal attack that might end the family business for us Corbins once and for all.


Happy Earth Day reading!

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Angela
I read. I create. I get in trouble. That is me in a nutshell. I live in a snarky, artistic, eclectic world where I make jewelry and where BDSM and Dark Erotica are high on my reading list. I like originality when it comes to my books. The dirtier, the better. I am here to Discover, Share and Obsess. Join me, will you?
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