New Release Review | Lumbersexual by Leslie McAdam

Fall in love by the campfire with this sexy novella! 

Release Date: June 30, 2016 
Cover Designer: Michele Catalano Creative 
Photographer: Cory Stierley 
Model: Joel Pastuszak 
Original Artwork by Katie Heckey and Nelson Wells

How do you know whether you can trust someone? 
Maggie Washington is used to relying on herself. Growing up in Iowa, her wild curls and parents who dumped her on her grandmother made it so she's never fit in. Skeptical of other people's motives, she's always been the fling or the friend. 

Looking to define her life after college, she's thrilled when she scores a choice summer job working in Yosemite National Park restoring habitat. 

Court Thompson is a gorgeous (and bearded) forest ranger with a love-em and leave-em reputation. When he shows interest in her, she’s torn. Even though she's flattered by his attention, she doubts his sincerity—and her ability to get out of the friend-zone. 

Will Court be able to coax Maggie into trusting him that he's for real? Or after the summer of s'mores and skinny dipping, will he let her down like everybody else?




A quick, light read that was equal parts sexy and sweet! It’s fast pace never felt rushed or preposterous. The flow of the story was on point.

Lumbersexual is the perfect beach read! Well, as long as the beach isn’t crowded and no one can hear your gasps and see your fiery red cheeks. For a novella, this story was jam-packed with deliciously naughty scenes. Sometimes back to back, but never overwhelming. At least, not in a bad way.

I typically stay far from standalone novellas, because they always seem lacking and I never feel like I get a complete, fulfilling story. However, Leslie McAdam knows her stuff, because she went above and beyond my expectations. 

Maggie was so witty and pretty ballsy. She spoke her thoughts which most romance heroines tend to sit on. Court was an absolute dreamboat of a mountain man. Unexpected charm and personality that took my breath away.

I loved the vibe and atmosphere we got in Lumbersexual. The woodsy nature of the book had me interested in every detail of the location descriptions. The imagery was wildly vivid and picturesque. I’d love to see more of all these characters and the gorgeous setting of Yosemite.


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Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement (that’s what editors are for!). Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.


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