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(Men at Work #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  615 ratings  ·  217 reviews
When I left my hometown, I had no plans to return. New city - new me.

But when a family emergency brings me back home, I'm forced to pack up my life and take the only available job.

Wesley Steele is the owner of Good Wood Tree Removal Inc. and the boss from hell. A typical lumberjack, he’s bearded, arrogant and offensive. He’s everything I despise in a man. I want nothin
Published by Remy Blake (first published July 16th 2017)
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⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
3 Good Wood Stars

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Avery was bullied in high school to the point where she couldn't wait to leave her little town of Piney View. So that's exactly what she does, she runs off to college then sets herself up in her dream job in California never feeling the need to go back.

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That all changes when Avery's mum has a stroke which leaves her no choice but to return. And who did her sister get to pick her up from the airport? None other than Wesley Steele, the guy responsible for her high school bu
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

I read Guardian by Remy Blake earlier this year and loved it. It was a 5 star read for me, and I don’t hand those out so easily anymore. I thought they truly deserved it though for doing something I was beginning to think was impossible. It is the first and only novella that I have ever read that actually felt like a complete story. Not only that, but it entertained me from beginning to end, the characters had amazing chemistry, and the romance was perfection. Couple that with the fact that
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this more than I did. I can typically get behind a story like this but for me this one just didn't work.

I needed a big apology from the Hero on how he teased and treated the heroine in high school. According to the prologue he made her life hell AND he was a very big reason she left town and didn't return for 8 years. age 26 he was still that douche bag who called her names. All he could think about was sexing her up. I didn't feel any real feelings between them. Quite
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well MY. FREAKING. GOD!!! Wesley Steele, a.k.a Big Bad Wolf. I’m just going to say it…every one NEEDS a Big Bad Wolf to cuddle up to! Wesley Steele is fantastic and in this enemies-to-lovers novella, he started out as a huge pain in the a s s. Of course Avery and Wes knew each other in high school and he was one of the many reasons she wanted out of Piney View. When high school was finally over, that is exactly what she did…left Piney View never to return again. Well not exactly true, there were ...more
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
So I saw this one with a 1 chapter in my mail and I was intrigued.

I absolutly love enemies to lovers it's one of my favorites, but it needs to be right.

This one wasn't for me it annoyed the hell out of me.. I felt more like he bullied her than I would think it's because it's attraction.. And believe me I've read Fear me from B.B.Reid and Keiran was a real asshole.. And still I've got to like and love him.

Wes I just don't like and never will, if I would ever meet him I would punch him he's so ann

I was under the impression that these two main characters didn’t actually know one another. At least this is what I got from the blurb.

Colour me surprised when reading the prologue, they know one another from high school and it was bloody awful to read. I personally do not look back fondly at my school time. So, I get Avery.
Once I overcame my dislike that I felt as if I had been lied to I settled in for the long haul at 28 % mark. Up until then it was very much touch and go.

I’m not the bigges
Sybil aka Lala
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you’re on the fence about whether to pick up a book by Remy Blake, pick THIS one and prepare to kick yourself. I’ve read all three of their books and although I thoroughly enjoyed all of them THIS one is a perfect example of what makes this duo so amazing. THIS is the one I recommend to pop your curious little cherry.
Clipped has EVERYTHING I adore about romance books. It is absolutely dripping with delicious angst and sexual tension from beginning to (almost) end, it is hilarious in a way on
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF

Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF

The dynamic writing duo is known for offering hot taboo reads, and Clipped did not disappoint in the slightest. The story captured me from the very first page making me want to learn more about the protagonists, Avery and Wes. It has a fluidity with an abundance of banter between the two along with off the charts chemistry. Male and female authors make up this partnership and I don’t know how they do it but they’ve
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This latest release from the steamy romance writing team Remy Blake is the perfect enemies to lovers romance. Avery grew up in a small town where Wesley lived to make her life a living hell during high school. She could not wait to get her hands on her diploma so that she could hightail it out of town and never look back. And that's exactly what she did, leaving her mom, her sister and eventually her nephew behind. She hasn't come back once for a visit in eight years - that's just how much she h ...more
Nikki Landis
You know what separates a mediocre story from a 5 Star amazing novel? THE WRITING. Yes, this is erotica. Yes, this is a bad boy romance. Yes, this is a shorter book. NONE of that matters. This book is PHENOMENAL. No exaggeration.

There's a lot of competition out there for sexy romance, erotica, alpha male stories, and bad boy romances but the difference between a lot of those books and this one is the quality of the writing and the extent of the gripping story line that is told so well that you f
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4 Stars to Clipped by Remy Blake.

Wesley and Avery.......
This was another sexy, sweet read by this author duo. The writing flowed very well considering Remy Blake is two authors: Jacob Chance and Marley Valentine. The pace was good so that I easily read through this book in under two hours.

Avery is back in town after having left years ago. Wesley and Avery knew each other from high school. I don't want to say too much about their HS relationship other than that is wasn't good. Because of that, Av
Hanna's Book Obsession
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is So Hot! It is like turn on a fan grab an ice pack HOT! Wow! The Chemistry Between Wes and Avery is electric! They are undeniably sexy AF! This book is a Fun quick read that you are sure to enjoy!

Avery couldn't leave home soon enough as soon as she graduated high school she was out of that small town. Then eight years later she finally comes home and she has to confront one of the reasons she left,Wes Steele. She can't deny that he is sexy and the sexual tension between them. She doe
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another amazing read from the writing duo known as Remy Blake. This story was sexy, fun and so steamy. Avery and Wesley pushed and pulled each other until the chemistry they had exploded. A great read!
Heather andrews
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Avery sure likes to tease a reaction out of Wes, "growling, I attack her neck with biting kisses. “Then we won’t be eating dessert at the restaurant.” Pushing my hips into her, I groan. “You woke up little Greg Allman.” Wes knows how to grovel, the man gives some unique gifts and writes some heartfelt notes, "’s an ax to chop my balls off, if I ever screw up again. Love, Wes." I really liked this book, Wes was cocky and dominant. ...more
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
This was a Remy Blake first for me and I'm disappointed that I hadn't read more from this great author. I was pulled in from the first page and didn't stop til I was done. The characters were real as well as the flow of the story. This is a great enemy to lovers read. Avery is a controlled type personality everything has its place and purpose and being sorta of ocd in high school wasn't easy on her especially by Wesley Steele, he made her high school days hell that's why given the chance to go a ...more
Dawn Nicole Costiera
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
The dynamic duo of Remy Blake is back! One word to describe Clipped is FUN! This book got better and better as it went along. This is one comical and frustrating love/hate relationship. I loved the banter between Avery and Wes. This is classic boy likes girl, boy is mean to girl story.... I kept waiting for Avery to knee Wes where the sun does not shine. He was so obnoxious and cocky, but beneath all his stupidity was a very sweet guy. I loved Avery. She is a fiesty spitfire. This girl really kn ...more
Petrina Huffstater
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So Flannel and Wolfs and Wood are my new favorites! Thanks Remy. Clipped is a sweet and funny and down right awesome story. Avery and Wes are wonderfully written characters. Their banter is definitely my favorite part of the whole book.
"I wonder if Avery wants to pet my wolf."
I know I do!!!! Wes is the perfect yummyness. Ummm Helloo!!! Lumberjack, Beard, loves kids, Dirty Talker, Beard, Wood, Large Wood, kind, Beard!!!!!
Y'all are gonna love what I would say is an amazingly sweet and funny stor
Love Big Bad Wolf, Wes. But really Wes is the sweet, Naughty Boy Next Door. A naughty boy who definitely won my heart. Wes and Avery's romance is a must read! ...more
Melanie (mells_view)
4 leave Avery alone stars!

Hmm I'd love to say this was smutty with a bit of heart, but it honestly wasn't that smutty. This was a bit of a fun enemies to frenemies to lovers.

Wes used to bully Avery in high school. Giving her a mean nickname. She knew he was just poking some fun and it got taken too far because other people join in. She vows to herself that as soon as she can she's leaving her home town and staying gone.

Fast forward ten-ish years later and Avery is heading back home after success
Renee Entress
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. This is the first story I read by this author and I was not disappointed. I will have to go back and read more stories. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Avery and Wesley’s story. Avery left her small town never to return but when she is forced home to take care of her mother. She knows things from the past are going to make her crazy. The only job she can get is with Wesley Steele. Wesley made her school years hard. Now he wan
Christina Pannell
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the prologue Wesley Steele is nothing but a jackass, well he comes across as a jackass. He started calling Avery, and you don't know why in the beginning but by the end you do.
Avery has to come home to West Virginia because her mom has had a stroke. She hasn't been home in 8 years because of Wesleys behavior in high school. Guess who picks her up from the Airport? Wesley. He even has the Anal Avery sign and it makes her mad all over.
But then he NEEDS her help for a day to be his secretary a
Solid 3.5 star read!
Great enemies to lovers romance! Avery is as OCD as they come and Wes just loves to poke the perfect bear while they are in high school. She takes the first bus out of Piney View WV and doesn’t come back for 8 years when tragedy strikes.

Both of them have changed and Wes wants to be seen as more than the mean jokester he was when they were younger. He has his work cut out for him!

I really liked the banter between them and they were hot between the sheets! I’m enjoying reading
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hot quick read by Remy Blake!!!!
You guys have managed it again bringing us another quick book that draws us in and keeps us hooked until the end!
This is the story of hot manly lumberjack Wes and quiet studious Avery.. going through high school together leaves Avery seeing Wes in the worst way.. what will happen when she has to go back to their small town to look after a poorly relative?!! Does everyone deserve a second chance?
Definitely recommend this book!
Rock Hard Romance
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
'You'll fall in love with me soon enough,'(Wes)
'Love? Please,I barely like you' (Avery)

Another Hot,Enjoyable read from this Male/Female Author Duo,that felt a bit different from what we've had before from them-not so much of 'Taboo' side to the story this time round-(okay there is a reference to a subject which is often thought of as such-used in nickname for Avery) Anyway,you'll see for yourselves when you read.
As the blurb states,Avery has been away from her hometown for a few years,and on her
Cj Loves Books
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing

That's a word! Wes made me want to get Lumbersexual with his bad self. (heehehehe)

Remy Blake continue to bang out excellence. These two are fantastic writers on their own and even better when they put their two masterminds together and become Remy Blake. The chapters are seamless, with character banter that will make you laugh till you cry.

Wes and Avery start off as enemies. Avery wants nothing to do with him, but Wes is relentless in his pursuit.

The chemistry is off the hook betwe
Cheril Olmsted
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clipped by Remy Blake was a good enemies to lovers novella. The fiery banter between Wes and Avery was laugh out loud funny but them constantly trying to one up each other is what kept me turning the pages.

Avery is back in her hometown for the first time in 8 years. Only to come face to face with the reason she left in the first place... Wesley Steele. And upon first sightings, he is still the cocky, arrogant jerk that she remembers. But only problem she isn't that OCD little girl anymore. Aver
Denielle Hoppe
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favourite Remy Blake book!! The banter, the sexual tension, the highs and the lows of Wes and Avery's story is just one hit after another. Such and easy and so freaking entertaining to read, I will tell everyone and their dog about this one!!! Well freaking done you two! LOVED.IT!!! ...more
The Book Cave  (Devon
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Absolutely loved the story!!! The banter between Wes and Avery had me laughing a lot.

Wes is such an asshole at times but you can't help but love him. He loves to push Avery's buttons to rile her up.

Avery is such a sassy spitfire that most women want to be. She knows just what to say to get Wes going.

The two have a love-hate relationship from their high school years. But as time goes on Avery can see that Wes has matured and changed.

Will the two get together an
Pelusa Rivera
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Avery hated Wes for what he put her thru in high school, so she fled her hometown after she graduated and has not been back for eight long years. The only reason she has come back now, was due to her mother being in a coma, and she feels guilty about that. Wes could not believe the hot woman Anal Avery turned out to be, and he admitted to himself that he has always been attracted to her, so he sets out to win her over. The bantering between these two is funny and ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Avery left her hometown eight years ago. While she misses her family, she does not miss the hell she went through in school. Constantly picked on because she liked everything a certain way. She's headed home to deal with a family emergency. She's no longer Anal Avery, and she won't take anyone's crap anymore.

Wes is all grown up these days. Owning a tree removal company and participating in lumberjack competitions certainly help. Avery still sees him as the offensive jerk he was back in school. I
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Remy Blake are a bestselling male and female author duo, comprised of Jacob Chance and Marley Valentine. Pairing up to have some fun, they write steamy, short reads, with insta love/lust, a side of taboo and a guaranteed HEA. You can expect twice the debauchery in every novel they write.

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