My rating: 4.5/5.0
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Publish Date: November 10, 2008
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 through perseverance Mandy does it. She starts to fit in and realize her attraction for two of the crew members.
Boston and A.J. couldn't be more different and Mandy finds positives to both of them. But in a love triangle which one will she choose. I admit I have not read any lover's triangle books so this was new for me.
I really enjoyed the plot and Mandy as a character. She's a strong female who knows what she wants. She's not overbearing and she is very feminine even working on the framing crew. I also liked how she was sure about a career but she wasn't sure where relationships were involved. She grew during the book and I enjoyed watching her journey.
The men involved all sound amazing. I was fanning myself listening to the description of them. I can definitely find wonderful qualities in both A.J. and Boston especially against the crasser members of the crew. I also loved the scenes involving the bookstores. I love bookstores so to see them mentioned in the book was a lot of fun.
An all-around great read - it's hard to put down and very enjoyable. It was fun getting a look into the construction field especially from a female perspective. Ms. Laurens did a wonderful job on this book.
About the Book:
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 themselves looking at Mandy as more than just a girl who holds a hammer. Mandy soon finds herself not only lost in a whirlwind of a male-dominated world, but also the center of an inadvertently "constructed" love triangle. Mandy must choose between two guys who want her heart. But what's a girl to do when she wants them both?I received this through Around The World Tours.