Friday, August 21, 2015

Blog Tour: Cocky Bastard By Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

 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.

If you are looking for a sexy, funny, angsty book with a sassy female and a cocky bastard then this is the book for you.  Cocky Bastard, can I just say I love that title, is all of the things I just described.  I laughed out loud more than once, I had tears in my eyes because the banter between Aubrey and Chance.   Cocky Bastard is told in two parts.  The first part is Aubrey’s POV and the Second Chances.  I loved that it was this way because all the angst that is built up in the first part carries to the second, but in the second you get answers to questions that come up in part one. 

Mr. Cocky Bastard himself, AKA Chance, is one sexy and cocky bastard.  He is an ex soccer player who knows that he looks fine, and yes he is at times cocky, but he is also sweet, funny, caring and sexy.  He has a secretive side, one that once you find out what it is will make your heart break and race at the same time.  I loved who he was, what he did, and how he wasn’t going to give up on Aubrey.

Aubrey at first kind of got on my nerves.  Let me explain why.  It was how uptight she was at times.  I totally understand that for other people aren’t as open minded as I am or are easily offended when it takes a lot to offend me.  Slowly though she made me like her, especially when she takes care of a certain fainting goat she comes across.  She has been hurt before so her time with cocky bastard hurt more than anything before because she fell fast and hard and didn’t have the answers to questions.  She knows that she needs to make a decision, and no one could blame her for moving on, but will she choose her cocky bastard who won’t give up and is trying to make up for his hurting her or will she stay with her boring current boyfriend.  Let me make something clear there is no cheating so if you are worried don’t be, but Aubrey’s heart is trying to decide what to do.

I devoured this book.  I lost sleep staying up reading it and I wanted more when I was finished.  I love both of these authors and this collaboration not only worked, it worked well.  I hope that Ms. Ward and Ms. Keeland work together sometime because Cocky Bastard is a book that will be on my re read over and over again list; that is a guarantee.

Read Chapter One of Cocky Bastard HERE:

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

Vi 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!

Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

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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)

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

Standalone novels
Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)
First Thing I See
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Penelope 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.

Other books from Penelope Ward
Stepbrother Dearest


Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)

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