Friday, August 21, 2015

Cocky Bastard by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward: Blog Tour Review & Giveaway


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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About Vi Keeland:

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 USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!

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About Penelope Ward:

Penelope Ward is a USA Today Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers. She spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 8-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is currently working on her fifth novel, Jake Understood. She is the author of Gemini, Jake Undone, My Skylar and Stepbrother Dearest.
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Review by Michelle:

What happens when two romance powerhouses join forces? One devilishly sexy, wildly entertaining, and surprisingly angsty story with an extraordinarily swoony hero that will capture your heart and paste a smile on your face within the first few pages. Separately Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland are sensational, but together, they are on fire.

Between Penelope Ward's impossibly charismatic, completely captivating leading men and Vi Keeland's wonderfully sweet and powerfully passionate love stories, Cocky Bastard is a phenomenally fun and beguiling read and the absolute best of both worlds. After all, what's not to love in a book featuring two completely opposite yet equally loveable main characters, one of which whom just so happens to have a panty melting Australian accent, who embark on a road trip jam-packed with all sorts of hijinks, misadventures, and drama?

Chance aka Mr. Bastardo is a real character. Incorrigible and totally inappropriate, C.B. managed to quickly and easily steal my heart and I'm not sure a single lady out there would be able to resist his charm. If you can get through even a few pages of Chance's antics without cracking a smile, you just might want to take his advice and consider buying yourself a sense of humor. I love a book that can effortlessly bring a smile to my face and once Cocky gets started, bringing about a smile is no longer the hurdle as it becomes virtually impossible to shed that smile even after you are forced to return to the real world.

Totally in love with Aubrey, Chance, and especially Esmerelda Snowflake both in the beginning and end of the book, I was thrown for a bit of a loop in the middle. Though not my favorite part, this twist and the actions that immediately followed did make the story a heck of a lot more angsty than I expected, which I definitely appreciated, and I certainly couldn't be too put off as a staunch lover of second Chances.

I hope Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are planning another collaboration or twelve in the future as a much more impressive team is hard to find. Expect to experience a full range of emotions while greedily consuming Cocky Bastard but above all, be prepared to smirk, grin, giggle, and laugh out loud at one of the most fun and entertaining books I have read all year. 

*complimentary copy provided by authors in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

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