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Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland…Blog Tour Stop & Review

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Synopsis:

He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska.

A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive.

When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.

My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.

I wanted him, but Chance wouldn’t make a move. I thought he wanted me too, but something was holding him back.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the cocky bastard, especially when I knew we’d be going our separate ways.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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My review:

Cocky Bastard is a new release from the talented duo of Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. While I have read Ms. Keelend’s work in the past, and am a huge fan, this was my first taste of Ms. Ward’s work and I have to say: these two completely rocked my world with this book! I loved every second of this read!

Ok, I’ll spare you a retelling of the synopsis, because, well, you can read it up there and I just HAVE to dive right into telling you how much I loved this book…

So I kind of feel a bit overwhelmed these days. There are so many releases and so many great covers and titles and excerpts of books pulling a reader in so many directions and I never know where to turn. I can only assume that some of you must feel the same way at times. This is where I turn to you and urge you to just go and buy this book.

There are so many ridiculously amazing elements in this story. Chance is the whole hero package. Sexy, built, funny, saucy, and cheeky. But on top of all of that he’s in hell of a stand-up guy and loves with his whole heart. Which is so opposite the bad-boy sex-symbol image he rocks on his exterior. He had me laughing and crying too many times to count (just ask the poor father and son who sat in my row on my flight home while I was reading). I adore the emotional-back-and-forth in a book and to have a character pull such diverse emotions from me is a real treat. I also loved Aubrey. She is so opposite Chance in a million ways but also so like him in many others. She also loves with her whole heart and is in real need of a friend when she comes to the crossroad in her life that led her to getting Chance. The time they share is just so special and is filled with fun, laughter, and growing attraction and hard-core feelings.

But there are also some hard-core hiccups along the way that ripped my heart out and I honestly was in a full on panic more than once while reading. I wanted these two to get together and have a happy ending with such desperation! That being said, the bitter tasting parts only made the ending even more sweet and I simply loved it.

These two authors put so much personality and character into even the littlest pieces of this book and it made everything that much more enjoyable. Nothing fell flat. There was depth and meaning even in the mundane things like texting. From a fainting goat, princess flowers, a Starbucks staff I want to become friends with, and two Little White Chapel scenes, there was just so much to love. So much so that I sent more than a few “get on your e-reader and buy this book right now” texts (Michele and Liz!). I will also admit that I devoured this book until I got to about the 75% mark and stopped reading for a day…..because I didn’t want to finish it and be DONE! Yep, I loved me some Cocky Bastard.

So, just trust me when I say: buy this book! Thank you Ms. Ward and Ms. Keeland for writing one of my favorite books of 2015…if not of all time.

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Excerpt:

A knock at the door made me jump.

With a huff, I got out of bed and stood on my tiptoes to look out the peephole. Why were those things always so high on the door anyway? I was surprised to find no one standing on the other side. Maybe I’d imagined it.

Another knock.

I flicked on the lights. The sound wasn’t coming from the entrance door. It was coming from an interior door I hadn’t even noticed before.

Chance’s door.

I unfastened the top lock and cracked it open just enough so I could see what he wanted. And there he stood.

Shirtless.

Wearing only dark gray boxer briefs that hugged him like a second skin.

It took a minute to understand what he was doing there, even though he was holding up a toothbrush in question.

“I thought we had established I wasn’t a serial killer already.”

I opened the door wider.

He smiled.

Oh lord. Stop that. Right now.

“I must have left my toothpaste in my saddlebag in the car.”

I swallowed hard. “Uh huh.”

He cocked his head to the side, and his brows dipped in. “Can I borrow yours?”

“Oh. Yeah, sure.”

He walked past me and let himself into my bathroom. I waited at the door.

“You got an awful lot of girly crap in here for one night,” he said with a jumbled mouth full of toothpaste from the bathroom. “Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia.”

He was reading my Estee Lauder perfume bottle.

I heard him rinse and spit. Then there was a gargling sound. He used my mouthwash, too. Sure, help yourself.

He walked out and flicked off the bathroom light. “Is tuberose a rose?”

I shook my head, still confused by the whole situation going on.

“That’s why,” he murmured.

“Why what?”

“I couldn’t figure out what you smelled like all day. Not sure I ever smelled a Tuberose before.” He shrugged and walked back into his room but not before turning back. “Even those little black lacy underwear smell like tuberose.”

My eyes bulged. I’d taken off my bra and panties and left them on the bathroom counter.

“You…you—”

“Relax. I’m teasing. Do I look like an underwear sniffer to you?”

Yes.

No.

Maybe?

“Night, Aubrey.” He graced me with a dimple and disappeared.

AH-BREE. Damn him.

I locked the door and checked it twice, unclear if it was for my safety or his. His voice saying my name was on audio replay inside my head, getting softer and softer like a soothing lullaby with each breath as I drifted off to dreamland.

Until the knock came again.

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About the Authors:

vi keelandVi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

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Throb

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)

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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

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Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1KRsCVy

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845

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Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

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Standalone novels

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

Amazon US:http://amzn.to/1G9HdDK

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1Rmi3xp

First Thing I See

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1fr3dF7

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Meet Penelope Ward

PENELOPE WARDPenelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

 

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Other books from Penelope Ward

Stepbrother Dearest

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Gemini

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Jake Undone (Jake #1)

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My Skylar

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Jake Understood (Jake #2)

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Comments

  1. Ramona Johnson says:

    Ok, ok, ok! Just one clicked. I’m going 8n!

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