Hammered

Hammered

by Jasinda Wilder

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***This novel is a contemporary second chance romantic comedy featuring mature characters.***

Dad Bod Contracting--for ALL your domestic contracting needs. Have a leaky faucet or clogged disposal? Need a new patio with intricate brickpaving designs? Want your garage transformed into a yoga studio? Dad Bod Contracting has you COVERED. Our clean, well-mannered, and friendly professionals pride themselves on attention to detail. Every job comes with a 100% customer SATISFACTION guarantee. No job is too small. Hand us your "honey-do" list and we'll get it done, and we'll look good doing it! A good job well done is one phone call away, so call Dad Bod Contracting today!

It started with a window that was jammed shut. Pretty simple, right? All I wanted was to open the windows while I tidied the house. I'd been after my no-good husband to do it for months, but he never did. And then he shacked up with his secretary, leaving me with a pile of bills, husband-free for the first time in ten years, and with a house that was falling apart.

The ad popped up on the side of my social media feed--a local contracting agency willing to do pretty much anything. Since I don't really know a screwdriver from a ratchet, I gave them a call.

And let me tell you, the ad was NOT lying. Jesse O'Neill can do it ALL...and looks amazing doing it.

He fixed my window, so I called him back to fix the sagging, splintery front steps. Which led to him fixing my kitchen sink. And then he recarpeted my stairs. And then fixed the squeak in my bed.

He was supposed to fix my house, not my rusty, sputtering libido. And certainly not my broken heart.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162054894
Publisher: Jasinda Wilder
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Series: Dad Bod Contracting , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,501
File size: 497 KB

About the Author

NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU. You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children and menagerie of animals.

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Hammered 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just shy of 200 pages. It's a sweet and simple plot line and didn't feel rushed. I enjoyed the characters and their insecurities and imperfections.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Jassinda's writing you will love this one. Finished it in less then 24 hours and reaching for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters/couple are fantastic.You laugh & cry along with them.
Anonymous 4 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book. Didn’t take a lot of thinking. It was a fun and light read. I will be reading the rest of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are two sides of Wilder’s writing. The good stuff, like the Badd brothers, and then this lackluster stuff. Don’t bother.
fantasylandblog More than 1 year ago
So I loved this story. It is a slower burn story. The characters get to know each other and build a real relationship and then fall into bed. Which in this case is a wonderful thing. Imogen is out of a marriage that left her feeling low about herself. She isn't looking for anything in the relationship part of her life and is just trying to get her house together. The house her husband wanted and left her with. So when she breaks a window trying to open it, she has no idea what to do. While looking online she comes across an ad for Dad Bod Contracting. When she calls they send someone right away. Jesse is freaking awesome. He works with his hands, has a rocking body, and listens. He and Imogen have instant chemistry and are just wonderful together. Even when Imogen feels less about herself he is there to pick her up. I loved that. This is a wonderful story and I can't wait for the next one! Jasinda did such a great job!!
BookFanatic132 More than 1 year ago
Fun, hot read. Imogen’s pretty recently divorced, though her relationship with her ex had been broken way before then. It’s affected her self-image and self-worth, so when a hot new man comes in her life, she thinks he’s out of her league. He starts showing interest in her, however, and things get hotter from there. I loved Imogen. She’s realistic in that she doesn’t think she’s perfect, considering she’s not skinny. But she’s also got that bit of spark in her that makes her do some impulsive things. I love seeing a main character that isn’t perfect and has got flaws! Imogen has a lot of internal growth to do after her ex smushed her self-worth into the ground. I love how Jesse is there to help her with all of that. Jesse is hot! While he definitely doesn’t have a “dad bod,” as the title seems to suggest, I didn’t mind too much. He’s got a six pack and tattoos and long hair—but he isn’t a guy who walks all over girls either. He’s sensitive and listens to Imogen, and loves doing things for her out of the blue. He’s also insecure in certain things—he tells Imogen he’s surprised she didn’t judge him for the tattoos. I absolutely LOVED how he didn’t take advantage of her while she was drunk and instead walked home to let her sleep. And when Jesse and Imogen finally get together, I loved how they were able to communicate (after a few bumps) and resolve a lot of the misconceptions between them. While I loved the fact that Imogen wasn’t super skinny, I do wish there had been more acceptance of herself in this book. Her inner monologue was full of “I wish I were thinner” comments, which are realistic of the struggles we as women face, but I wish she had taken a bit more “I’m fine the way I am” stance towards the end, to show growth. I know she’s not going to think she’s perfect like Jesse does, but it would’ve been a nice message to those of us who don’t fit the hourglass, skinny model shape that the media likes to portray. Audra was an awesome friend. While she’s super supportive of Imogen, she’s ready to call her out when she’s screwed up. That’s the sign of a true friend. I’m really looking forward to her story. This was a fun read after reading quite a bit of heavy stuff, and while it’s not all totally realistic (*cough* giving her multiple orgasms before coming himself even though he said he was close *cough*) that’s kind of the fun of it! I recommend this book to people who are looking for a fun, hot read that has you squirming at the edge of your seat and making sure no one’s reading over your shoulder.
TBR_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
At 35% in, I was texting my book bestie that she needed this book and sent her the buy link. By the time this book was over, I KNOW she will love it, just like I did! The idea behind Dad Bod Contracting is hysterical and a genius marking ploy to begin with. But then add the super duper hot workers like Jesse, Franco and James? If only there was something like that in reality! This story was so funny and so hot and just perfect to entertain me while I'm waiting on a super important work assignment to hit my desk. Definitely can't wait to read about more of this series! The Dad Bod's are pretty funny and sweet and hot. An awesome new series from Jasinda Wilder - who has cemented herself as an author I will auto signup and read!
StephPhillips More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book from the author. This is such a fun read. It's short - well at least to me. HA! Y'all probably know by now I read fast. I finished this book in less than a day. In this first book in the new series - Dad Bod Construction - we meet Jesse and Imogen. She's a recently divorcee and he's a construction worker for Dad Bod. Imogen is more than a little gun shy about anything romantic with this guy. Her divorce has been final for a month but what is a reasonable time to start something new? Their attraction is off the chart though and it's hard to hold back! You'll want to hug him and shake her during this book. For real. There was a time when I could have just smacked her upside the head and said "GET A CLUE!" LOL I received an arc for this story so I'm not sure if the final edition will have some of the issues I found while reading this book. There were timeline issues, a random character name popped out of nowhere, and then there was an thing with the sink that I was thinking the whole time this can't happen the water is shut off! So just know the final version may not have these issues. It just glared at me so blatantly while reading I felt like if it was in the final y'all would be upset. Just know it doesn't change the characters nor the over all story. That's still pretty darn awesome.
JenPH More than 1 year ago
I adored this book! This was a romantic comedy that truly did bring a smile on my face because of the former and a elicited a laugh from my lips thanks to the latter. I loved that the main characters were in their forties and yet still had a playful and flirty quality to their romance. They weren't saddled by all the issues that are oft found in stories that have more mature main characters. I'm not saying neither Imogen nor Jesse were free of complications, but I was just glad that they weren't overly depressing to get to know and had to go through countless heartrending situations before finding their way to each other. I confess that I may have liked Jesse a smidgen more than I did Imogen, but these two were truly perfect as a couple. They had an energy to them that's become such a rarity nowadays. Jasinda Wilder has always managed to entice me with her writing, but this new novel of hers was a re-introduction of sorts. This had a far lighter feel to it compared to my previous reads from her, and I'm certainly looking forward to reading the rest of the series going forward. Hammered easily garners 4.5 stars out of five stars. ♥
Loupy More than 1 year ago
Hammered (Book 1 inthe Dad Bod Construction series) hit the nail on the head for this reader. A wonderful storyline based on real life situations that is told in Ms. Wilder’s usual style of humor, personal struggles and passion. The characters are so down the earth you’ll feel like you’ve known them all your life or at least known someone that their personalities are the same. These things always make for a great read Imogen is a mid aged woman who has recently watched the ink dry on her divorce papers. Having always been the dutiful wife, trying to stick it out for years despite her inner loneliness, she is now left with all the bills, flat broke and in a fixer upper house that her ex just had to buy. Of course this fixer upper has a lot of issues one being no AC. While trying to get the window open to catch a breeze, she accidently breaks it and don’t you know it’s suppose to rain the next day. Imogen finds an add for Dad Bod construction and the hunk in the picture catches her eye so she makes the call, hopping she can at least afford to have it boarded up, since it’s late in the evening. What she doesn’t count on is the Hunk on a stick, Jesse, that shows up to fix the window, clicking all the buttons off inside her that she thought were long gone and dead. The banter and sexual innuendos fly in this funny, flirty, sexy, feel good story that proves life often gives people a second chance at happiness if they are willing to put themselves out there and try again. I highly recommend grabbing Hammered (Dad Bod Construction, Book 1) and I offer you a hardy 2 Thumbs up for what this readers feels is going to be another HIT series for Ms. Wilder. Looking forward to Book 2.
KDRBCK More than 1 year ago
What a ride !! OMG let me tell you, you need this book !! Hammered by the outstanding author Jasinda Wilder is the first book in her brand new series Dad Bod Contracting. Inmogen Irving is a newly divorced woman. She´s disillusioned, betrayed in the worst way, lonely and a bit bitter. And then there´s Jesse O´Neill. He´s the construction guy / handy man. He´s a hot guy and he´s really good with his hands. Theses two hit it right off, but both have issues and baggage. Jesse doesn´t do heartbreak. He´s not a relationship guy and Imogen is a strong heroine, yes she´s a bit battered but she knows what she wants. Both have this crazy insta connection and their chemistry is through the roof high. I started reading and was hooked from page one. The writing is excellent and the story is more than captivating. I read the book in one sitting, I had to know what happened to the characters, asap. Hammered is ascorching, just wow wow wow- fans herself read. This story put a smile on my face and I can´t wait to read the next book, Drilled - Audra and Franco´s story.
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying that I just scoured the yellow pages looking for my own Dad Bod Contracting, and I’m disheartened to say that there’s not one business description that comes anywhere near what James Bod and his crew offer nor, I suspect, is there a group of men who fill out a pair of Levis or wear a tool belt quite like James, Jesse, or Franco…I guess I’ll just have to keep looking;) Hammered is the first book in Jasinda Wilder’s new Dad Bod Contracting series, and let me tell you, she started out with a bang! Imogen and Jesse’s story is a slow-burn romance about two 40 something characters who clearly share a mutual attraction - one that both don’t seem to know how to handle despite a whole lot of flirting and sexual tension. For much of the story, these two circle around each other, trying to figure out if the risk is worth it and if two people who seem so different can find the strength to try for more. Imogen is such an amazing and relatable 40 year old heroine. Her ex-husband put her through hell, dulled her light for a decade, and made her feel extremely insecure about her body and her looks, and it’s clear that it’s going to take her some time to get over her ex’s abuse and truly believe Jesse’s attraction and desire for her as the woman she is - the same one that her ex rejected. Imogen’s struggles will resonate with readers and even though her actions and reactions are over the top a bit, I think it makes it more authentic and it validates the hell that Imogen endures and works to overcome. Jesse O’Neill is one heck of a manly man who definitely knows how to use a hammer, in more ways than one;) His honesty and his kindness are exactly what Imogen needs to find her spark again and boy does he bring out her ‘wild’ side. She wants to do all kinds of crazy things with him and to him and there is never a dull moment when these two are together. Readers are absolutely going to love Imogen’s best friend, Audra. Their friendship is EVERYTHING! They’ve been friends forever; they give one another the hard-truths but they also have each other’s back at all times. They don’t talk or see one another every day, but when it matters, when they’re needed, they’re there regardless of anything else that’s happening in their own lives. And I can’t wait to see how Franco turns Audra’s world upside down! Imogen and Jesse’s story is a great read - one that illustrates the necessity of having good friends to have one’s back and positive self-esteem in order to move forward when one’s life implodes. The attraction and sexual tension between Imogen and Jesse builds the entire story until it’s ready to explode and when that time comes, readers need to be ready for it because it is HAWT and their actions clearly show their feelings, which makes it an amazing scene to read. I’m so excited about Jasinda Wilder’s Dad Bod Contracting series; Hammered was such a fun read and the rest of the series should be just as good because what we’ve learned about Jesse’s friends and co-workers has me beyond intrigued and a bit hot and bothered. 4.5 Poison Apples
Nishi21 More than 1 year ago
Hammered by Jasinda Wilder is a perfect beach read which is a standalone and the first book in the Dad Bod series. Imogen, is a lonely divorceé who calls Dad Bod Contracting Services to repair her kitchen window. And then enters Jesse, a ruggedly handsome hunk which wants to fix more than her window. This book was witty and sexy. The banter and writing was amazing as always. The best thing I liked about this book was Audra and Imogen's friendship. I loved their relationship.
Huggiez More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh. I don’t even know where to begin. Jasinda’s writing keeps on getting more amazing with all the books that’s she’s written. Even though this is the first in the series I know it’s going to be an amazing one. After reading this I would love to have a Dad Bod Contracting where I live because HOT DAMN! Inmogen is newly divorced, after her husband cheated on her, all she has left is a house that needs a lot of work. She calls Dad Bod Contracting and she meets Jesse ( where can I find a man like him? ) because she needed a window fixed in her kitchen. Inmogen meeting Jesse I think was perfect, it was just what she needed after everything that happened. They have an instant connection and it’s a steamy one at that. I loved how they came together. This book was all around amazing. I can’t wait to read the next one. I was given an arc in exchange for an honest review.
RandysGal69 More than 1 year ago
Seriously I do not know how Author Jasinda Wilder writes these EPIC love scenes that always leave us readers breathless and needing a very cold shower!Be ready to get your nails out to be hammered by the one and only Jesse. And yes I love a guy who knows his way with a hammer just like Imogen. Jesse is a man who thrilled me, shocked me, had me guessing what he would do next in regards to showing Imogen his many talents. Imogen is a relatable woman who I wanted to be best friends with, wanted to console her and tell her just like her BFF Audra that she needs to think outside of the box when it comes to herself and her actions. This is one fun filled, sexy and heartwarming read. Go get this book and find out why Imogen & Jesse story is one you don't want to miss. And be ready for the next 3 books in this series which I am super excited to read.