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Mountain Man Candy

(Mountain Men of Linesworth #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,394 ratings  ·  188 reviews
Clive is the local man candy in his mountain town. But after tragedy struck years ago, he's closed himself off to the idea of love.
It's gonna take someone extra sweet to break his hard-candy shell.
When candy-maker, Hazel, moves into town, he finds what he's been waiting for.
But falling in love means more than just satisfying a craving and he has to weigh the filthy-swee
Kindle Edition, 83 pages
Published August 23rd 2017
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Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Frankie Love Fans, Insta Love, Romance
3 Lollypop Candy Time Stars
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Oh, a sugar sexy rush is something that Frankie Love is giving with this quick book. There is a framework and even a life lesson:
Life is too precious, goes by too fast, to not grab your happiness with both hands.

That is a true concept and actually one we can all appreciate.

The rest of the tale is a very sweet insta-lust/love story. It has all of the necessary elements for these things... a virgin new in town and a local Mountain Man who has been t
Oct 18, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Apr 24, 2019 rated it liked it
A sickly sweet, insta-love novella that I read in under an hour. If you love a growly mountain man claiming his virgin woman, then this book is definitely for you!
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
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This is super short and I wish it were longer! The story was kind of rushed, especially the romance because there wasn't time for Hazel and Clive to get to know each other and ease into anything. Full throttle romance! It did have cute parts and I want some wine gummies now! ...more
Robin is it summer yet
A short delightful read.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this sweet romance. I melted. This was a sweeter side of a Frankie Love romance. Clive and Hazel have faced trials and when their paths cross you can't help but love their love story. From secondary characters in the (Clive's sisters are amazing!) to the heartbreaking pain Hazel endured, I absolutely loved this couple. I hope the sisters get their own story too! ...more
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Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was ridiculous. “I want to lick his hard lollipop until I get a sugar rush”. You can’t help but laugh.
Dang, this felt completely rushed!

Mountain Man Candy was a fun book but ugh, I wish things went a little slower. Maybe it was the ending but I definitely felt like everything just kind of happened too quickly and then bam - the book was over. In it, you will meet Hazel and Clive. They were pretty cute and I really liked how he handled her certain situation and definitely took care of her.

Plus, they really did seem to like each other. Then random drama happened weirdly and I don't know - the book
Connie Roberts
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a sugar sweet treat this HEA is! I'm in love with Clive and Hazel! This short, insta love story is perfect. New girl in town, making her own way, meets the most chased after guy and they fall head over heels for each other. I'm secretly hoping everyone in this town gets their own HEA. Another love filled romance from one of my favs! ...more
Jennifer McGurk Finn
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was really sweet (Lol) but it also had some sad parts too and I can't wait to read about Greta and Maggie. Clive and his two best friends, Charlie and Luke started Forest Expeditions. They guide locals and tourists on rafting trips and hikes in the woods in their small Bavarian town that's on the outskirts of Washington State Forest. Three years ago Luke (who was also married to Clive's sister, Greta) accidentally drowned to death and they've all had a hard time moving on. Clive avoids ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
3.5 Candy Kisses

This was a adorable cute little read. Sexy fun and sweet.
Ivy Deluca
1.5 - 2 stars: Very insta-love involving a BBW heroine and her bit of man candy, it's fine. I wanted a little more time spent on the characters instead of relying on the "insta" to explain everything and the final obstacle before the HEA was just nonsensical. This was only ok.

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I'll be honest, I totally picked up this book for the cover.


Cover aside, the story's not too bad. Clive is a super hot guy (duh!) living in a small town. He's afraid of commitment because his brother-in-law died, and he saw how it messed up his sister. Enter Hazel, a new girl in town that happens to speak to his penis... I mean his soul, totally his soul!


So they hook up, he gets scared and runs off into the woods, nearly dies, realizes that he wants to be with Hazel, and proposes. The End!


Vera M
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Super Sweet!!

So sugary sweet!!!
Never disappointed when reading one of Frankie's books!!
Clive is a handsome rugged piece of man candy. Every woman wants him!! Clive though wants nothing to do with love. After witnessing the tragedy of his sister losing the love of her life Clive didn't want to put a woman through that kind of loss.
Hazel is new to town. Working on her future after losing the ones she loves. She's super sweet just like the candy she makes.
You could feel the connection between the
Roanne Germaine
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
MOUNTAIN MAN CANDY is a sugary sweet insta-love novella about an elusive heartthrob and a candy-maker newbie to the mountain town where he lives. Because their pasts had done a number on them, he was trying to protect his heart , and she was trying to start a new life. But in the end, they both found love, especially after Clive realized that he cannot live without Hazel. This was a delightfully sexy quick read that made me smile!
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it
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this is a very short insta love story. After the death of his friend and business partner, Clive has kept himself away from forming new attachments. He ignores any woman outside of his sisters. That is until Hazel comes to town. there is something about her that scares Clive. Instead of facing his fears, he runs. He ultimately realizes his errors and all ends well. Very fast paced story.
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Frankie Love has done it again Mountain Man Candy is a great read. The storyline between Clive and Hazel was well written. A must read! I give this book 5 stars. I whole heartedly recommend this book. I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Man Candy.

Really good book. Super fast. Cute and extra insta love. Really enjoyed both characters. He was standoffish with reason but also sweet. And she was pretty shy but also strong. Liked the side characters as well. Overall really good with a nice ending.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clive was so strong and sexy. Hazel was gorgeous and sweet. The love was instant and their story so romantic.
Amanda Marie Stambaugh
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. It was a nice steamy read for a very cold day. It was short enough I devoured it in one sitting. It’s a great read if you want something to start and finish in one sitting.
Jan 27, 2021 rated it liked it
I liked this book. It was a nice steamy read for a cold day.
Bubbles The Book Pimp
Short and sweet and super fast insta love.

Rebecca Grove
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clive is a man more at home in the mountains than in town. However he spent the last few years in town to help out his newly widowed sister. After seeing how devastating it was to lose someone you love, he decides he would never get close enough to hurt someone that bad since he had a dangerous job. He has had no trouble keeping his resolution until he meets the candy cart lady. She looks hot and sweet at the same time.
Hazel has just moved to town and started her own dream business, a candy st
Really liked the candy, sweetness tie-ins throughout the book. There is reference to a man candy calendar photo shoot, Clive claims to have a hard candy shell that Hazel is melting through. Clive calls Hazel sugar plum. Her sweets shop is called Sweet Dreams.
Overall this was a cute, quick story. I personally would have liked and bit more of an imersive world to step into and deeper characters, but the story was enthralling just my head space wanted more. Guess I'll have to keep reading t
Peggy R
This is a sweet story about how love can just surprise you when you least expect it, or in Clive's case are actively avoiding it. Clive has sworn to never fall in love after watching what his sister went through when her husband died. All it takes is one stop at Hazels candy truck for his intentions to go out the window. Hazel is sweet, young and has had a very difficult life so far. She is looking for someone who isn't afraid to love her. Clive tries to fight what he feels but in the end realiz ...more
Kari Hansen
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clive is part owner of a forest expedition company and ever since his best friend and brother in law passed away due to a tragic accident he has sworn never to fall in love after seeing the pain his sister endured.

Hazel is new in town and has opened a candy cart which Clive brings his niece and nephew to. She has suffered a devastating loss and is all alone in the world but she perseveres despite what love throws at her.

From the moment Clive saw Hazel he was enraptured and they end up spending t
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Delicious!!!! This was a quick and yummy treat by Frankie Love. Clive is the local man candy who has all the ladies hungry for a taste. But because of a family tragedy a few years ago, he has shut himself off from women. He owns an expedition business with best friend Charlie. Hazel is a candy maker who has moved to the small mountain time looking for a better life. She is trying to move from on from a tragic past too. They meet when he takes his sister's kids to visit Hazel's candy cart. Hazel ...more
Jackie D
In the very last pages of Frankie Love's books, you will find the section about the About the Author-
The statement "She also believes in the power of a quickie." Should really be her motto.

Its all Frankie Loves fault! I never was into this who "beard" thing (hubby still can only have a goatee *baby steps*) sigh.. once I started reading her Moutain Men books, she got me wondering... what is life like on the scruffy side. Now I have this fascination with it- and these mountain men books of hers!
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mountain Man Candy is the sweetest insta-love story!! Clive and Hazel have insta-chemistry and it's adorably sweet. Clive is the type of man every girl needs. He's caring, strong, and sexy. Hazel is healing from an unthinkable tradedgy and moves into Clive's town wanting to write a better story for her life. Clive's usually off-limits for women but Hazel has turned him on in ways he thought were long gone. They fall in love fast, but Clive thinks he knows what's better for both of them and takes ...more
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Frankie Love writes filthy-sweet stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom to six who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.

❤️ Get ready to fall in love ... you deserve it! ❤️

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Mountain Men of Linesworth (6 books)
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