Hard Wood

About the Book

Setting up my stunning best friend should have been easy—and my brother’s best friend Jaeger seemed like the perfect candidate. Until I saw him again.


Jaeger Lang, my secret high school crush, has grown up and bulked up. But that doesn’t matter, because I have a perfect life. Really.

Until my boyfriend turns out to be a douche, I lose my job, and my life plan falls apart.

Even so, I could keep my hands to myself…if not for those hard abs, broad shoulders, and intense green eyes.

I should hold back in case my friend is interested. Or in case Jaeger’s ex has some claim on him. Or in case of a million other reasons.

But if he’s not willing to play by the rules, I don’t think I can, either.

**Each book in the Men of Lake Tahoe Series is a standalone story that can be read in any order.**


“Jules Barnard deftly avoids NA cliches, delivering fresh settings, realistic characters and smart writing that will have readers eagerly awaiting her next release.” ~ Lauren Layne, USA Today Bestselling Author


“Engaging characters and a fascinating background setting…”

~Library Journal

“I LOVED the characters and loved the writing style. The cover is sexy and the heat factor is sizzling!”

~ Book Addict Mumma

“This one is recommended for anyone who likes a good NA story, but actually I think it would also appeal to people who usually avoid them – this is NA written for grownups.”

~ Fiona’s Book Reviews


Cover photograph © Perrywinkle Photography, model Drew Hale

Cover Design © R.B.A. Designs