Lumbersexual by Leslie McAdam
Holy moly!! This book right here is one big slap in the face of why I needed to jump on the Leslie McAdam romance train way earlier than I have. I already love the first two books in her Love in Translation series (Sol & Sombra) and I was kicking myself that I hadn’t read her previous novels – and I’m so glad I made it a priority because boy, oh boy, she is one talented lady and I am hooked!!!
Lumbersexual has one interesting title, one hot as cover and a storyline that had me captivated from the prologue. Maggie Washington is spending the summer in Yosemite National Park while she decides what to do with the rest of her life. When she meets permanent Park ranger Court Thompson – whose reputation as the king of the summer fling precedes him – Maggie discovers that there is so much more to life than living by a plan.
I still consider myself a newbie to Leslie’s books and as such I’m only now realising that coupled with an incredible ability to write smoking hot, panty wetting sex scenes, she writes stories that have such fabulous life advice. And as a reader in my 30s, I love books that not only let me escape my real life for a little while, but also make me think about myself and how I live too – and Leslie’s books make me stop and think EVERY SINGLE TIME!! And I also have to mention that Leslie creates female leads that are realistic and authentic – and most of all, vary from your “typical” white, skinny, gorgeous heroine. Maggie, for instance, is a woman of colour, a woman who isn’t stick thin, a woman who is intellectual and isn’t afraid of it. And I can’t rave enough about how much I love this!!
Lumbersexual is a novella in length but definitely not substance. It’s a cleverly written, romantic tale of finding yourself and finding love – all over the course of one summer in Yosemite.
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