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Tequila and Tailgates by Andrea Johnston….Release Day Blitz & Review

Title: Tequila & Tailgates
Series: Country Road #2
Author: Andrea Johnston
Release Date: Jan 27, 2017
 
Four years ago, I took the biggest risk
of my life and it blew up in my face. I learned my lesson – love sucks.
Now self-preservation and protecting
my heart have become second nature. But Jameson Strauss… he’s my weakness.
Give me the occasional shot of
tequila, a game of Truth or Dare, and I’ll do almost anything for that man.
*
Four years ago, I didn’t follow
my heart. I let the one girl that consumed my soul walk away without a fight.
Now I go through the motions never
truly living. But, the day Ashton Sullivan needed me was the day my world changed for the
better.
Tequila, truths, and the occasional
dare are all I need to show her how good we can be.
Sometimes the truth is in the
dare.
 
  

Special price of $.99
through release weekend

 

Tequila and Tailgates is the second book in Andrea’s Country Road series and it can be read as a standalone.  However, we do have updates on the couple from the first book so if you want to know about their story, go back and read Whiskey and Honey first, then come read this one.

“Truth or Dare”

I enjoyed this sweet and sassy story.  Jameson and Ashton have grown up beside one another.  He’s her brother’s best friend.  Yes, I know this cliché is starting to run its course, but I liked Andrea’s take on it.  Neither have really pined after the other one throughout the years.  It’s just that one night that changed everything between them.

They’ve kept their distance as much as possible and have learned to deal with one another when they’re together since they do have the same circle of friends.  But now due to a freak accident, Ashton finds herself having to live with Jameson until her house is repaired.  And then they add something in their new roommate status…..

” ‘One Rule.’

‘Fine, what?’

‘Monogamy.  No sleeping with others.  If you meet someone and want to hook up, you tell me first and this ends.’

‘Deal. But, I have one too.’

‘Oookkkaayyy,’ I reply.

‘Don’t fall in love with me, Sunshine.’

Planting a quick kiss on my lips, he laughs and turns toward the stove.

Jameson may be joking, but it is also likely a little too late.”

Jameson and Ashton are quite a pair together.  They both are fighting the same battle towards each other but never realizing the other is having the same issues.  They have some work to do in the communications department and they both know it.  They just refuse to truly accept what they are feeling, not only to themselves but to one another.

Andrea writes quite the funny and sassy story between these two.  There are no short of jabs and witty come backs in this book.  It’s funny how two people who are so compatible are completely blind to it themselves.  Andrea brings everything full circle in the end and I feel she pulled it all together in a nice pace.  Nothing was rushed and everything fell into place.

Great follow up to the first book.  I am looking forward to Owen and Landon’s books!!!

 

 

We spent the entire weekend at the
lake eating, drinking, and swimming. It’s a tradition that we maintain to this day. On the
final night of the weekend, Jameson and I were the last two awake by the fire. I think together
we managed to consume an entire bottle of tequila. And, as it often is, the alcohol was a sort of
truth serum for us.
We started a game of Truth or Dare,
which never quite mustered a dare. Until the end. Truths varied from cheating on history tests to
sneaking in after curfew and even first crushes. I admitted to my fear of small children and
Jameson admitted his fear of a woman dressed in head-to-toe leopard. We laughed and we
cried. Tears from laughter, not sadness.
Then he asked me the final truth or
dare as I took my last shot and handed him the bottle.
“Truth or Dare,
Ash?”
 
“Hmmm. Well,
considering we’ve just demolished a bottle of tequila, neither seems like a good idea.
I’m likely to break a leg or make an ass of myself.”
 
“I’d go with the
ass part. I don’t think either of us wants a lecture from Piper if we have to go to the
hospital.” 
 
“Ain’t that the
truth. Okay then. Truth it is. Hit me.”
 
“Do you ever think about
kissing me?”
 
Seconds that feel like minutes
pass between us. Something glimmers in his eyes as he asks me. Screw it, I can always blame
the tequila.
 
“Yes.” 
 
His breath hitches and a sinister
smile takes over my face. Two can play this game.
 
“Your turn, J. Truth or
Dare?”
 
He stands and finishes the
tequila straight from the bottle and takes the three steps necessary to stand in front of me. He
bends so that his hands rest on the arms of my chair and leans in. I can smell the tequila on his
breath mixing with mine. My own breath hitches.
 
“Dare,
Sunshine.” 
 
“I hate that
name.”
 
“I
know.”
 
Our words are
whispers.
 
“I dare you to kiss
me.”
 
 
Andrea Johnston spent her childhood
with her nose in a book and a pen to paper. An avid people watcher, her mind is full of stories
that yearn to be told.  A fan of angsty romance with a happy ending, super sexy erotica
and a good mystery, Andrea can always be found with her Kindle nearby fully charged.
Andrea lives in Idaho with her family
and two dogs.  When she isn’t spending time with her partner in crime aka her
husband, she can be found binge watching all things Bravo and enjoying a cocktail. Nothing
makes her happier than the laughter of her children, a good book, her feet in the water, and
cocktail in hand all at the same time.
   

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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Shared on all my socials!

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