Hard Wood by A.R. Steele is a m/m romance, so it may not be for everyone. Ms. Steele has delivered a book that is well-written. I enjoyed the cast of characters. Gabriel decides to audition to be a male stripper. Ace is a rich boy stripping only because it was fun, until it turned into the job he needed. Gabriel and Ace's story is loaded with drama, humor and sex. I enjoyed reading Hard Wood and would gladly read more from A.R. Steele in the future. Hard Wood is book 1 of the Tool Shed Series and can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.