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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  748 ratings  ·  74 reviews
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 the ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published September 22nd 2008 by Grove Creek Publishing
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Jessica
I don't know why I even bother...This was crap. Seriously.

Boston is weird, A.J. a pedophile and Mandy's just plain stupid. The entire book is about how Mandy drools all over the guys she's working with. And vice versa. Reading this felt like watching soft porn. No wait, there's even porn with better plot than this. Man, I really hated this book.
Katie Watkins
Mandy has a dream--she wants to run a construction company (either her dad's or her own), so she spends the summer after graduation working under her brother on a crew that is framing a house.

The crew consists of Mandy, Marc (her brother), AJ (an "older" flirtatious guy--late 20s), Charlie (or Boston, as she calls him; he's a brooding, mysterious guy), and Larry (the resident playboy). Mandy finds herself in the middle of a love triangle and isn't sure how to handle it. AJ seems like a really n
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Kristi
I liked this book, I really did. It didn’t “WOW” be my any means, it was cute, fun, easy. Usually I have some preconceived notion of whether or not I’m going to like a book before I read it. Most of the time I’m not to far off, but then there are other times when I am truly surprised. I wouldn’t say this was one of those times when I was truly surprised, but I was surprised.

First off I just want to comment on the cover. I’m human, which like I’m sure most of you are. And lets face it we judge th
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
“My heart healed the day I saw you glaring at me in Barnes and Noble” Tentatively he reached out and grazed the side of her face with his fingers. “You are …….irresistible.”

4.5: Why the hell have I not read any of Jennifer Lauren’s work before? Oh my, how very silly of me. To say the least, I was absolutely engrossed by this novel. I couldn’t put it down and when I did I couldn’t stop thinking of it.

The story follows Mandy who has loved construction since she was young, mainly because her fathe
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Cindy
So Cute and so much fun to read! another Chick Lit. book, that I totally was sucked into. Mandy , AJ and Boston, and yes this is a love triangle. Mandy works for her father on one of his construction sights building houses. There she meets AJ and Boston (AKA Charlie), who will win her heart? It was fun and endearing to watch this play out. The banter and tension was fun to read. Mandy was great, in how she treated both guys, some girls/or guys could be a real jerk if in same scenario. The writin ...more
Amy Jacobs
Usually I am a big fan of author Jennifer Laurens. I had been wanting to read this one for a while now and never really got around to it. When it was offered up free on Amazon for the Kindle, I snatched it up and it got shuffled in my list. Finally, I was sorting through them and came across it and decided to dive in.

I am a sucker for a love triangle. I guess this would be considered New Adult in the genre realm now as Mandy is 19, just out of high school and working with her brother. All of the
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Amanda (Good Choice Reading)
Let's start with the cover. I don't like it. I don't know why I don't like it, I just don't. However, it is better than the old cover for the book, if anyone has seen that one. I think it's just her facial expression...it throws me off.

The book opened with Mandy's first day on the job. This is one thing I love about Laurens' books. You open it, and the story starts. You don't get a whole lot of back story, and you don't get bored. While a lot of detail works for some novels, most of the time I
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Ash
My review of Nailed by Jennifer Laurens is based on a e-book lent to me through a lending site for my Kindle.

*Warning: Review may contain minor spoilers*

I wanted this book because the summary sounded fun and cute. I was expecting an easy quick read that would provide just the distraction I wanted from finals week. What I got was so much more.

No lagging in the plot, great group of characters that so put me in mind of the days spend on my Dad's construction sites, and a lot of great humor and of
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Rachel
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 tri
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Kristina
A quick, charming, and fun read that is perfect for summer!
Crystal
Nailed is an engrossing young adult story. I loved the realism of it. Mandy is a down-to-earth girl who just graduated from high school and knows what she wants - to own her own construction company. The day she has waited for has finally arrived and she is about to be on her first construction crew. Since her father owns a construction company she is not new to the scene, but she is new to her crew of 4 other men. At first it's tough working for her brother and getting used to the guys, but thr ...more
Denice
Cover: It’s okay…

Mandy:

She really is a weird girl… She liked carpentry and was really happy when she received a toolbox (was that the term used? Can’t remember, sorry) when she was just a kid… But all in all, it was fun reading her story, though there were times when the story got a bit boring…

Boston:

Another weirdo… For some reason she sworn off women… Read the story and you’ll know why…

AJ:

A perfect gentleman… When I was reading the story I felt that he was running away from something… And I thi
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McKenzie
Mandy's always grown up on and around construction sites. Now that he's graduated high school, she finally gets the chance to work on a site over the summer. Her brother ends up being her boss, and Mandy is the only girl on site. Things are bound to get hot when Mandy's surrounded by very hot, very tan, very muscular guys. AJ's the older gentleman who's always flirting with her. Boston's more silent and mysterious, but still fun. Now Mandy just has to decide - but the problem is, she wants 'em b ...more
Amber
I've noticed a pattern in my reading lately - apparently I'm liking the idea of love triangles. The setting of Nailed is definitely an original one. I liked how it was set on a construction site. I was a bit more excited this dealt with an older teen too. I was glad Mandy always gave as much crap as she was given. She was a determined girl with what she wanted to do with her future and that was nice to see.

Then the book kind of went downhill for me. Mandy's two love interests - AJ and Boston - w
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Ashley
I got Nailed from Amazon for free, and now that I've read it, I know why. I seriously hate love triangles, so I should have never read it in the first place and that's my fault. But Nailed had zero redeeming qualities. First of all, for some one who had to mention a bazillion times that she hated games, she sure did play them a lot. Her liking A.J. one second, and then Charlie (I refuse to call him Boston when he has a name) the next completely worked my nerves. When it dawned on her that she li ...more
Lecea
Nailed was everything I expected it would be: a light, fun read. I enjoyed the plot, though it was a bit predictable. One may identify with Mandy's character, since she wants to build houses under a field in which males usually work, and she is good at asserting the fact that there should be no difference in the way the opposite sexes are treated. For example, I admired her for being bold about her clothing choice when working at the construction (a bathing suit with shorts) and how she defended ...more
Kate
Judging a book by its cover has always been something I have been told not to do, but have done anyway. And in this situation I was not looking forward to this book. From reading the synopsis I had no idea what to expect in regard to the cover. The woman on the front does not look like a teenager to me, and I had some idea, from her facial expression, that she was knowingly causing a love triangle?

Assessment of cover aside, I actually got hooked while reading this book. The realism of these char
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Rachael
Mandy has always dreamed about taking a job at her father’s construction company, so she’s thrilled to start her first job after she graduates high school. Unfortunately, her older brother Marc is overseeing the job and giving Mandy a hard time for being the only girl on the job. But there’s even better news in the form of two very hot construction guys, Charlie (better known as Boston) and AJ, both of whom seem interested in Mandy. Mandy finds herself having to make a difficult decision between ...more
Yani
I love a well "constructed" love triangle. Especially on books like this, simple " cute" reads.
See more about what a "cute" read is {here}.

However, after all the great reviews I read about this book, I was disappointed. Not only was Mandy confused about here feelings, but the plot was confused too. The story didn't know where it was going. It wasn't your typical "Oh, I am confused about who I love." It felt like the actions where random, not motive driven. Even though the character felt one way,
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Katrina Knittle
This was a great romance novel. It wasn't depressing like some romances I have recently read. It was also a quick and easy read. I never really cared for love triangles, but this time i ended up really enjoying this one. A good read that still had a lot of potential for it's plot.
Candy
"Baby doll" *sigh* I love that term of endearment! Hmmmm suppose I should say more...this was an adorably cute and funny and steamy book (sorry for my overuse of the same conjunction). The characters were fun and easy to picture or relate with. My only problem is that the girl on the cover does not resemble the character Mandy at all...so that threw me off when a few details of her looks would be mentioned. Thats not really important tho. Her friend Cam is hilarious and her brother Marc is...int ...more
Julia
Do you ever just need a cute, clean, fun girl book? Well this is the one.

Mandy was so funny and ditzy that I honestly laughed out loud a few times, even when I don't think she was trying to being funny. Both Boston and AJ were classic characters for a 2 boy love triangle. You could see the outcome of the book from the very first page but it was still cute. It did feel like there were a few gaping holes in the story, like I'd be reading and wonder "How did we just get here?". I guess what I reall
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Dena
So a girl contractor is awesome I love the gender factor in this book. I also like the character dynamic of the family business with the potential suitors. She is a young girl just starting out in her father's business when she comes across A.J. who is older and wiser than her. Then there is Boston who is around the same age however very wary of getting involved again. this was definitely a love triangle and I was surprised at the outcome because it was different than other books.


Overall this bo
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Erica
Nailed was a fun, easy read that I enjoyed reading. Nailed wasn't a book that really wowed me though. After awhile, watching Mandy go between the two guys just got a little old to me. There's only so much you can write about a love triangle. Jennifer Laurens writing was great and kept the book flowing.

And I know covers shouldn't make a difference really, but the girl on the front looks way older than a recent high school graduate and overall, to me, it just wasn't that attractive.

I will definat
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Genna
This book was awesomesauce. definitely a quick easy read!
Tasha
Good story! Easy read with well rounded, likable characters. The only thing I would have liked out of it was more connection to the characters. I'm glad I read it, but I feel like it fell short. I liked both guys, but didn't feel strongly in either direction. I like Boston more for Mandy, simply for the age aspect. Even though, He was kind of a brooding baby. I just wanted him to throw a fit and reveal himself. The same goes for Marc and Larry. A.J was far more interesting.
Lisa
3 1/2 stars. It was a fun, quick read.
Jante
I usually don't even bother with love triangles (they suck: just pick a guy already, hussy) but I 'd gave this one a chance because it was supposed to be about a tough girl. Sadly she wasn't. I read the book because I kept hoping the writer would do more with the story. Actually give the characters a personality, but when I got about 60 pages left reading I realised this was not going to happen.
Miakoda
As much as it is fun to read about love triangles and men out in the hot sun blah blah blah...the story was too repetitive and it seems as though once again, Jennifer took the easy way out by being cliche and repeating every line to the point where I memorized what she would say at a particular mood place in the story. I don't really recommend.
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