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Hard Work

(Cook Brothers #4)

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Having watched his brothers meet their match, Cohen Cook is feeling something he never anticipated—envy.
With a demanding job, and helping his brothers with their biggest flip project yet, he doesn’t have time to sleep with, let alone date, anyone.
Skye Rossi is a free spirit. She’s a take-her-as-you-see-her woman who works hard and plays hard, but the person she wants to p
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Paperback, 244 pages
Published January 13th 2020 by BJ Harvey
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Jessica Alcazar
I’ve said this after every single one of these books, but I’m doing it again LOL I really love this series, this family, these brothers, this author, I JUST LOVE IT ALL!!

What I loved best about Cohen and Skye is that they already had an excellent foundation. They were already friends with a good working relationship and they had spark which of course to anyone outside of them it was obvious their chemistry was meant for more and when they finally figured it out it made for an easy story! Th
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Meegz Reads
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
*5 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

This is my favourite book from this series. I was so keen to get Cohen and Skye's story after meeting them properly in the previous book. I was definitely not let down.

These two have a fabulous working relationship and friendship, however everyone can see how they would likely work well in a romantic relationship as well. Their banter and they way they just fit together is perfect.

Once things ramp up a bit more, it becomes even more
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Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
If you haven't started the Cook Brothers series yet then you are missing out because these brothers are nothing short of PERFECTION! How does each story get better and better??? Cohen and Skye are bestfriends and coworkers but Skye is ready for more..... friends with benefits, but Cohen doesn't want to ruin their amazing friendship. What happens when you promise a friends with benefits relationship but no feelings?? What happens when those lines began to blur?? Cohen and Skye's story was fun, he ...more
Erin Lewis
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review Hard Work (Cook County #4) by B.J. Harvey
What happens when you suddenly see the woman you work with in a different light? For over a year Cohen Cook has managed to keep Skye Rossi firmly in the friend zone until suddenly she isn’t.
I loved Cohen from the first time he was introduced in the beginning of the series and all this book has done has made me fall even more in love with him. From the first to the last chapter I was totally invested and all in with Cohen and Skye.
It is obv
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Kari Hansen
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cohen is an EMT at the same station where two of Skye’s overprotective brother’s work. When Skye and Cohen become partners a friendship develops, but Cohen isn’t about to destroy their working relationship or upset her brother’s by having their relationship develop into anything more even if he is attracted to her.

Skye has always been attracted to Cohen, but he has made it clear that friends is all that they can be. When she suggests they pursue a physical relationship and keep the details to t
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TheGuideToRomanceNovels
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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The 4th book in this series, featured the youngest COOK brother and boy was it sweet, check out my FULL REVIEW & MORE on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars-2020
4.5 stars!

Hilarious, heartfelt and a real feel good read. This has been a fantastic series. BJ Harvey has developed some amazing characters and the more they get picked off one by one the more this family grows. The segue into the final book of this series has me salivating and I cannot wait to see what comes next.

(Full review to come)
Kathryn Linke
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hard Work is the fourth title in the Cook Brother’s series featuring Cohen and Skye. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this friends to lovers, romantic comedy and it didn’t disappoint. Hard Work is a fun, sexy and surprising read with equal parts heat, heart and humor.
In the previous titles in the series, Cohen had placed Skye firmly in the friend zone, and I couldn’t wait to see how their relationship developed.
There is more than meets the eye, when it comes to the sexy, sweet and caring paramedic t
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Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 stars

I love everything about the Cook County series and Harvey is breaking out the big guns in this one!

Cohen has long been one of my favorite Cook brothers but seeing him in this book made me fall even more in love! Despite their baby of the family status, Co and Skye aren't spoiled rotten. They're both fiesty and fierce and funny as hell. They were the perfect complement to each other and their chemistry was a 4 alarm fire, much to the dismay of her overprotective firefighter brothers! The
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Brandi
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Hard Work Stars

After I read Work in Progress, BJ Harvey asked me which guy would be my favorite. I told her Cohen. I couldn't pinpoint exactly why, but I just knew it would be Co.

Annnnndddd.....
I.
Was.
So.
Right.

Man, it feels good knowing I nailed it. Seriously.

Cohen is not a commitment kind of guy (my favorite because they just fall that much harder).
Skye is his partner, the girl he swore he wouldn't touch, his best friend.

So, obviously sparks are gonna fly. The banter is gonna be kill
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Tammy
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There honestly isn't anything I hate about the Cook fam! I love each and everyone of them including the horn dog parents. I knew with reading about Cohen and Skye in previous books, this book would be amazing. These two holy chemistry overload! This book exactly like the others is funny af, I think this has to be the best series out there. No way you will regret reading about the Cook brothers!
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Jenn Amy
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this addition to the Cook Brothers Series! Cohen and Skye are great friends at work they have incredible chemistry but know that anything between is off limits due to the fact that they work together but eventually realize that a secret friend with benefits relationship could work as long as neither ‘catch feelings’ for the other. I knew the whole time I was reading that would never work but loved the build up waiting for them to realize they could have more. There were times when I want ...more
Jade
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is funny, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-team
ARC received from author for an honest review

Hard Work is just a wonderful installment in the Cook Brothers series.

We learned a bit about Cohen and Skye in the previous book, and now it is time for them to shine.

This book is sweet, funny - at times downright hilarious - and full of so much UST it leaps out of the book.

You know right from the start that the little arrangement Cohen and Skye make is never going to work. I love that they naively thought that the could just be FWB, but the reader is
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Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Cohen is definitely my fav

What happens when you're paired with a sexy blonde as your new EMT partner? A lot of drama, steam and hilarious situations ... that's what. Meet Cohen Cook and Skye Rossi. From the moment he met her, he had to place her in the "friendzone", a situation that worke just perfectly for over a year. Not only did he have a new partner, but, he found a new best friend. What happens when the "friendzone" is no longer working? What happens if they take the next step? Will they l
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~lil maso~
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cohen Cook is the youngest of five and the only one still not married. Skye Rossi is the youngest sibling to four others and although not all are married she is definitely single, her older brothers Iike to check out who she is dating too. Skye and Cohen just happened to be EMT partners and are physically attracted to each other but totally ‘friends only’.

The sense of humor in the story is on point and at times you find yourself really chuckling with the fun banter between the characters. Skye e
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Juli
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book (given by the author)...

3.75 stars

This is Cohen and Skye’s story.

I definitely enjoyed Cohen and Skye’s relationship especially as it changed. I would say it was a slow burn but it was more like a medium burn because these 2 were hot for each other right from the beginning of this book. This book was very steamy and it had some very swoon-worthy moments; that moment with the peanut allergy was so heartbreaking.

Again I love seeing everyone from the previo
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Sarah Dale
I was extremely lucky (or unlucky depending on how I was teased) to read this early and I can honestly say as much as I loved the other Cook brothers Cohen was most definitely my favourite!!

BJ Harvey honestly knocked it out of the park with this one as she brought the some serious heat and mixed with some real emotion. The chemistry between Cohen and Skye was so intense and off the charts I'm sure my phone was steaming. The build up for them honestly gave me blue balls and made me all hot and bo
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Paige
Sep 28, 2020 rated it liked it
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Lorraine Brattin
What a great 4th book in a series!

It's normally hard to beat the 1st book but BJ Harvey has done great things with this 4th book of the Cook Brothers series. This was about the baby brother Cohen and his partner at work Skye. They work as EMT's for the city of Chicago. They have been partners for almost a year. Two of Skye's brothers also work at the same fire department as they do. They have also threatened Cohens life if he were to ever get inappropriate with their baby sister.
The Cook Brothe
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Trish Sutherland
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant!
Fun and flirty with sexy times galore, Hard Work has it all. This best friends to lovers story will have you in fits of giggles and peels of laughter. BJ Harvey has absolutely nailed this Rom-Com.

Cohen Cook is the youngest of the Cook Brothers and has quite the reputation with ladies. Sexy as sin and a great personality, he has no trouble in getting what he wants.
Skye Rossi is the little sister to 3 hulking brothers that protect with an iron fist when it comes to men. Gorgeous and funn
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Robyn Corcoran
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Saucy Reviews On Kinky Korner

Cohen Cook is the youngest of five and the only one still not married. Skye Rossi is the youngest sibling to four others and although not all are married she is definitely single, her older brothers Iike to check out who she is dating too. Skye and Cohen just happened to be EMT partners and are physically attracted to each other but totally ‘friends only’.

The sense of humour in the story is on point and at times you find yourself really chuckling with t
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Jackie Wright
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have to say I love this series and I was so excited to be getting book 4 Cohen Cook’s story and let me tell you this story was everything I expected and so much more!!!
This is a series of stand-alone’s featuring the Cook Brothers, each book is about one of them finding that forever person normally when they least expect it and Cohen is no different, he wasn’t looking for love, he was enjoying life to the fullest but he suddenly realised he wanted more than friendship from Skye, but If they cro
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Heather
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love SkyCo!!!

BJ Harvey has done it again... the long-awaited youngest Cook brother, Cohen, finally has his book, and it was soooo hot, it was steaming!!!

I will start by saying that I've loved this series, and I'm sad to see it end soon after Ezra's book. They did introduce a new family, the Rossi's, where Skye is also the youngest member.... but there are 4 unattached siblings. I definitely see a new series coming soon!!

Cohen and Skye are partners at work, and two of her brothers also work at
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Donna
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I totally fell in love with this book. For me this series just keeps getting better and better, giving so much depth into the Cook family. It makes you feel like you are at home and a part of the family.

This books starts with an arrangement that you know will never work. It's impossible. Because you can see the chemistry between Cohen and Skye from the first second they lay eyes on each other. The friendship that develops is special and bring another dimension to the relationship that you know m
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Jennifer Pierson
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
B.J. Harvey has done it again! Her stories are just so good, and Hard Work is absolutely no exception. Cohen Cook has watched his brothers find their lobsters, and lately, he's been feeling a bit green. The woman he should be with, Skye, he's firmly planted in the friend zone, which made no sense since EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE could feel the sparks shooting in every direction when they were anywhere near each other. Not to mention, Skye is totally interested in Cohen so yeah, he's being the ...more
Chanah Dickson (The Book Whisperer)
Aw sweet, sweet Cohen!! I didn’t think I could love these Cook brothers more but he had to come in make me throw all my love for his siblings out there window with his banging body and smile to melt the panties off!

Skye was a woman that not only knew what her mind and body wanted but she made sure to not settle for anything less than she deserved in the process. Her attitude to life had my heart soaring because let’s face it she isn’t a typical character but she freaking rocked this book and ob
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Karin Gesell
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s Baby Brother Cohen’s book in the series, and I gotta say, I love him 😍 lol. He’s the baby of the family, feeling stuck in life, always working long and hard as a paramedic and helping his brothers with the flipping business. He decides to move into the apartment building they are renovating, which happens to be where his partner Skye lives. Skye works just as hard and long, they have a dynamic working relationship, along with being best friends. So when they decide to jump into a “friends w ...more
Nicole
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-comedy
4.5 Stars
I love a great friends to lovers story and boy did this one fit the bill. I loved Skye and Cohen. Their history of being best friends brings so much to this book. They already can be themselves with one another and you can tell how comfortable they are with one another. Taking it to the next level though that's where things get interesting. I loved visiting with Cohen's family. It's always awesome to catch up to see how everyone is enjoying their HEAs. Plus I'm always laughing through t
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Rayna
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
I had really been looking forward to Cohen's story after all the little glimpses we got of him throughout the first three books where his brothers all found their HEAs, and this romance did not disappoint! Skye was the perfect match for him right from the beginning, even if they were too stubborn and resistant to see it.

Their relationship was complicated by being work partners and with the interference of Skye's protective older brothers. The "no strings" arrangement was clearly never going to w
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