Blog Tour ~ Screwed (Four Bears Construction Series, Book Four) by KM Neuhold (Reviews + Excerpt)


Four Bears Construction Series, Book Four

KM Neuhold 

M/M Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: 09.02.20


I’ve had my fair share of less than proud relationship moments, but waking up married to my brother-in-law’s best friend is a new low.

A drunken wedding to a man who already rejected me once? Check. A hefty bet about how long it will last? Check. My feisty new husband, determined to make our friends pay up? Double check.

I’ve never managed to make a real relationship last nearly a year, there’s no way Daniel will stick around long enough to win this bet. The only problem is the longer he stays, the more the lines blur between what’s real and what’s for show. Does he feel it too, or am I totally screwed?

***Screwed is a woke up married, faking it to their friends but also totally hooking up, sweet, STEAMY love story that happens to be the fourth book in the Four Bears Construction series. There are no bear shifters in this series, only the OTHER kind of bears.

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“What am I going to do?” he asks once he finishes drying his face. I take a second to look at his face, being careful not to touch it in case it is something contagious.

“Have you eaten anything weird? Or rubbed a plant all over your face? Oh my god, do you think you could’ve developed an allergy to Cole’s spunk?” I ask, horrified. Ren’s eyes go wide with terror that matches my own.

“Is that a thing?”

“How the hell should I know? I’m a paralegal, not a doctor. I’ve had sex with a handful of doctors, but I don’t think that’s going to help us here.”

“For the love of god, please focus. I look like I walked into a beehive,” he complains, looking at himself in the mirror helplessly.

“First, try to calm down, because you might have hives from stress,” I tell him. “Let’s go lay down and try to relax for a minute.”

“Are stress hives a thing?” he asks, following me out of the bathroom and into the sitting area of the suite. I guide him over to the couch where he flops down and starts fanning his face.

“Again, not a doctor,” I remind him, and when I see the panic rising on his face all over again, I rush to reassure him. “But Ollie’s on a mission to find some Claritin and cream, we can try.”

“Okay.” He takes a few deep breaths, but that doesn’t seem to do anything for the rash, not that I really expected it would.

“So, are you nervous about your wedding night? Being the blushing virgin you are and everything,” I tease. Ren swats me but smiles.

“We couldn’t have picked a better place for the wedding. Have you gone down to the beach yet? It’s amazing.”

“Not yet. Yesterday, Ollie and I were busy with the parents getting all the last minute things squared away for today. I’m glad we had the foresight to stay for a week after the wedding, because otherwise there wouldn’t have been much time to enjoy everything.”

“I want to go snorkeling,” he says.

“Not until your face won’t scare the poor sea turtles.”

“Oh my god, I hate you,” he complains.

The door to the room creaks, and Ollie cautiously pops his head in. “I come bearing Claritin.”

“Give.” Ren greedily reaches for it, tearing the package open and downing two of them.

“Ouch, that doesn’t look great,” Ollie says, eyeing Ren’s face with concern.

“Jeez, way to make the poor guy feel better,” I joke.

“I didn’t mean—” he rushes to soften the statement but Ren cuts him off.

“I know, I look like shit,” he says. “And I’m seriously going to need one of you to look up whether an allergy to cum is a thing because I’m going to freak out if that’s what made me look this way.”

Ollie’s eyebrows shoot up, and I snicker as I type it into Google.

“Oh shit, it’s totally a real thing. Sorry, dude.”

5 Stars

Lord, this series has been scorching since book one and it hasn’t let up yet! With each new book, I think that couple is my favorite until the next one comes and bam, it changes.

I’ve wanted Ollie’s story since book one and I had this inkling that maybe Daniel might be the one but I’m normally way off on guesses like that, so I didn’t really give it much thought but I was so excited to see I was right! Ollie was sweet and sexy and I loved how much he wanted to find that one person who was meant for him.

Daniel was kinda different than I originally thought he would be, but after getting his back story, I can see why he was the way he was and loved him more for it. Daniel was creative and smart but held himself back and I hated that for him.

I really hope we get more to this series or a spin-off because I feel like there is still so much to go.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement***

4.25 Stars!

I’ve wanted Ollie to find his HEA ever since I met him in the first book of this series, Caulky. Ollie is such a sweetheart and is so ready to find love and his soulmate that it’s hard to see him constantly pick the wrong guys to date (and marry). I was sort of relieved when he decided to take a break from dating.

Daniel is best friends with Ren, who is Ollie’s brother-in-law. I’ll admit that I had a hard time seeing the commitment-phobic Daniel stick around for Ollie at the beginning. While getting drunkenly married in Las Vegas was a shock for them, I loved that Daniel immediately stuck up for Ollie and told everyone that they really were together. What started as a way to win a bet, ended up being beneficial to both men, even as they tried to stay (sort of) platonic.

I loved how Daniel continued to protect Ollie and defend him. I definitely enjoyed seeing Ollie begin to push back on all the ribbing his friends and family have given him over the years. It was great to see Daniel on the receiving end of Ollie’s generous, giving nature; his reactions were eye-opening. While these two were opposites in a lot of ways, I really liked that they both provided insight into each other’s lives that allowed them to see past events and relationships with new lenses. While I wasn’t thrilled with how Daniel avoided telling Ollie how his feelings had changed, I was glad to see them work things out. Daniel’s overture was a wonderful moment and perfect for Ollie.

Overall, this book was another great addition to the series and I can’t wait to see who is next.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***

About the Author

Author K.M.Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together. She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series. When she’s not writing she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.