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Peek Inside Sweet Caroline

Caroline’s plans for a life of independence might go up in flames when toys like floggers and clamps are brought into play, and Buck shows he’s more than a handyman.

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When Buck finds Caroline looking lost and confused in the local hardware store, this owner of a successful contracting company is ready to play simple handyman and get as hands on as the lady will allow.

Caroline is starting over. Her less-than-blissful marriage to the local golden boy is over, and she’s declared her independence by starting her own business, making time to take road trips…and having her nipples pierced. Once her house is fixed up enough so she can sell it, she’ll be completely done with her old life. Luckily, Buck is ready to show her his skills with a hammer and drill.

But Caroline’s plans for a life of independence might go up in flames when toys like floggers and clamps are brought into play…

Each book in the Blue Jeans and Hard Hats series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed in any order.
Series order:
Book #1: Sweet Caroline
Book #2: Cracklin’ Rosie
Book #3: Forever in Blue Jeans

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640632394
Series: Blue Jeans and Hard Hats, Book 1
Release Date: Aug 21, 2017
Page Count: 100
Imprint: amara next
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: fling, second chance

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By Riverina Romantics March 06, 2012

Talk about the dream handyman!! *Drools* LOOK AT THAT COVER!

I'm contemplating breaking shit in my house just to see if I can find a handyman like the strong as steel Buck.

I'm even feeling poetic. There are a whole heap of rhymes going through my head involving the name 'Buck' and what I would like t ...more

By Laurie July 05, 2010

I won this ebook from a fellow blogger and I am glad I did. I was very impressed with Lissa writing style as a matter a fact I loved it. As most of you know I have to have the right type of BDSM book or I will not like it one bit. This one was just wonderful to read. The connection and chemistry the ...more

By Holly May 03, 2010

This was a fun, incredibly HOT book!! Typical Lissa Matthews! I have yet to read a LM book I didn't love and this one is no exception. A story of a woman finding herself after a divorce with a hunky 'handyman'!! Heartwarming and fun,with a little light BDSM thrown in. :) - I high;y recommend and hop ...more

By Cecile December 24, 2011

I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So ...more

By Shari October 27, 2012

Newly divorced Caroline is looking for a change. It’s time to sell the home her ex and her owned for years, but it needs a lot of repairs. Wandering the aisles of a home improvement store, she is lost about what to buy. Buck doesn’t do home improvement projects, being a local contractor. But when he ...more

By Kristy July 03, 2011

The hotness drips off the pages of this book like lava. Good Lord.....

Caroline is a 40 year old, recently divorced woman who is looking to sell her house and move to the mountains. While wandering through the a home improvement store, she encounters Buck. Buck is a contractor who normally doesn't do ...more

By JoAnne April 28, 2010

Sweet Caroline was not only a cheeky BDSM read, but it's also a beautiful romance that includes many complexities of life after divorce and starting anew. I enjoyed the read, and found I whizzed through this novella and was hooked to every single word. Yes. That's right. Not one single paragraph was ...more

By Katherine July 24, 2011

3.5 Stars.

Caroline is a divorced older woman (40) in the middle of rebuilding her life. Her ex introduced her to the kinkier side of sex while they were married, and she loved, but had to give him up. Now alone, she finds in Buck(35), her handyman the dominant she wants and needs.

I liked this book. ...more

By Natasha May 20, 2010

I was very impressed with this book. It was nice to see a BDSM that wasn't all Mr. Serious BDSM, but rather Mr. Fun BDSM. It was a great to see a different take on what BDSM could be like.

Buck is a fun character who is strong and dominant, but it doesn't make him an ass like it does in many stories. ...more

By Shari November 08, 2011

Newly divorced Caroline is looking for a change. It’s time to sell the home her ex and her owned for years, but it needs a lot of repairs. Wandering the aisles of a home improvement store, she is lost about what to buy. Buck doesn’t do home improvement projects, being a local contractor. But when he ...more

By Juju221 August 22, 2010

And his hands aren't the only thing he is good with... *fans self* ummm yeah, if you liked Simple Need you will probably like this, different settings, different characters and different needs, more D/s with toys but the same charm and a woman in need of a good man, but a man who sees the real her, ...more

By Buffy March 25, 2016

This was a really hot book. Hell, it opens up in an adult toy store! There was only one time that I had trouble other than a few editing issues, and that was picturing a particular sex scene. Beyond that, I loved this story, mostly because it felt so authentic and Lissa Matthews paints such a vivid ...more

By Joyfully Reviewed February 23, 2012

Caroline is recovering from her divorce. She’s looking to do some remodeling to her home so she can sell it. When she questions a sexy man at the hardware store, he offers to help her with her home improvements. It’s probably wrong to fantasize about your handyman but Caroline simply cannot help her ...more

By Anas Attic May 08, 2012

Full review at Ana's Attic erotic books and novelties
I really enjoyed this book. It was a REALLY quick read, with LOTS of light BDSM sex. But more than that, there is a love story.

Caroline is a 40 year old divorcee who finally got strong and kicked her ex to the curb. They had a D/s relationship, bu ...more

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By Christa November 28, 2010

I read this book in one sitting. I loved Caroline, she was so real. She didn't simper, pout or spend a lot of time mourning over the past. Buck, knows what to do with Caroline's needs and he gives it to her, just the way she wants it. He is masterful with his Dom tendencies but not overbearing. It i ...more

By Melissa July 15, 2014

I really liked this novella, although I wish it were longer. Some light D/s super hotness and heroine who knows what she wants!

4 stars ...more

By Jenny June 18, 2013

Great read... short and hot. ...more

By Jo * Smut-Dickted * October 14, 2010

Lissa Matthews is one of my new favorite authors! Great story with superb insight into BDSM and starting over. Plus the cover photo is SCRUMPTIOUS! ...more

By Drea May 09, 2010

I absolutly loved this book! ...more

By Dee July 10, 2011

Interesting story but too short... now, on to book #2! ...more

By Elizabeth Jules June 01, 2010

loved it!
hot, sexy and romantic ...more

By Aelliana October 14, 2016

3.5 stars ...more

By Elizabeth July 03, 2011

Quick, steamy romance. Free Kindle book. ...more

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Lissa Matthews

About the author

Lissa Matthews

Coffee drinker extraordinaire, author Lissa Matthews lives and writes in North Carolina. When not at the keyboard with blue collar bad boys, race car drivers, cowboys, shifters, or any other hero type that tickles her fancy, she can be found in the backyard on the swing, in the kitchen trying a new recipe she found on Pinterest, watching sports with her family, or perfecting her nap ninja skills. You can learn more about her and her books on her website, follow her on social media, and/or sign up for her newsletter. You can also contact her through email at [email protected] She’d love to hear from you!

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