Friday, September 23, 2016

Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland: Book Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


From the New York Times bestselling authors of Cocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

Money or love? Which would you choose?

You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it's an easy decision.

For me, it's not. Did I mention it's a lot of money? A hell of a lot.

I needed to go far away to think it through.

As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.

Then, he left.

I thought I'd never see him again.

But fate had other plans.

Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.

The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.

Carter was dangerous and always on the move.

Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.

He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.

A bevvy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter's reputation were never far behind.

I didn't know what to believe.

But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.

At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.

All good things must come to an end, right?

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

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“Carter? What are you doing?”


I laughed under my breath and banged the back of my head against the wood. “Praying?”

“Do you always breathe like that when you’re praying?”

“It’s an intense prayer.”

“What are you really doing?”

“I think you might know what I’m really doing, Kendall.”

“Can I come in?”

Still fully erect, I tucked my cock back into my pants as best I could before opening the door.

Her eyes trailed down to my massive erection. “I’m sorry….to make you resort to that.”

“It’s okay. My hand and I haven’t spent time like this since I was a teenager. I think he missed me.”

“What were you thinking about?”


“Yeah…but what specifically?”

“It was this fantasy of fucking you on the dance floor back at the club.”

She looked down at me again. Her expression was serious when she asked, “You need some help?”

“I thought you said we weren’t going to go there.”

“I can’t have sex with you. But I want to touch you. I could take my clothes off, let you finish what you started. You know…help you.”

Looking up at the ceiling, I shook my head. “You have no fucking clue, do you?”

“What do you mean?”

“How crazy you make me. There’s no halfway with you. Jerking off with your naked body right in front of me…not being able to do what I really want to you…would be torture. I don’t have that kind of willpower, not with you, not anymore. Even when I kiss you, all I can think about is burying myself inside of you. But you naked in front of me? Too much, Kendall. When you strip down for me, I want it to be when you’re ready to let me have you. Otherwise, it’s better if I don’t know what I’m missing out on.”

Looking filled with remorse, she waved her hands. “Okay. I get it. I’m sorry…for interrupting.”

“Go back to bed. I’ll be right there.”

After Kendall left, I closed my eyes in regret. Was I crazy for turning her away like that?

Now that she knew what I was up to in here, I couldn’t relax. Still needing release like a motherfucker, I turned on the shower and got in. Ironically, I jerked myself to thoughts of her naked body against the bathroom door and imagined she was watching me.

Fuck my life.

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:

Peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, snowbirds and Florida, wine and chocolate, and Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Individually each of these things are pretty remarkable, but paired together, they are really exceptional. And the dream team has returned once again! Is it just me, or can the Ward/Keeland dynamic writing duo do no wrong? I don't know how they do it, but each new book is just as addicting, just as exciting, and just as captivating as the last.

When our heroine, Kendall, finds herself in the most ludicrous of situations, you know you are in for a wild ride as no one does absurdly and oddly hilarious like Ward and Keeland. Talk about unique, first we experienced a fainting goat turned house pet, then came sexting with a stranger, and now a territory marking monkey in Rio. If you are looking for an equally sweet and passionate romance that is sure to tickle your funny bone and keep you smiling throughout, look no further, Keeland and Ward have done it again, Playboy Pilot is just the thing.

What I love about a Penelope Ward/Vi Keeland book is that there are no games. There is no grand miscommunication that leads to a fallout that could have easily been avoided by a simple question and answer, there is no messing with the other person's head by saying one thing and doing another, deception, or intentional omission, there's no unnecessary angst, and no over-the-top drama. The obstacles the couples face are real, solid reasons for not jumping into each other's arms and riding off into the sunset together and while eliminating needless drama has the potential for a very boring story, these two talented authors know just how to touch your heart, how to fill the story with laughter and fun and realistic, interesting, and distinctive complications that will keep you enthralled the whole way through. Add in enchanting characters and witty banter and you have a book that is impossible to put down.

What else do I adore about a Keeland/Ward novel? The super swoony surprise behind every hero. You know how every once in a while you can catch yourself thinking, "wow I really like this hero, he's hot, he's charming, he's funny" but then there's that one moment, that one action, that one quote that pushes you right over the edge into head over heels, gotta-have-this-man in love? These ladies do it every. single. time. They are the masters of rough around the edges heroes with an irresistible soft side and Carter is the perfect example. Upon first glance this playboy may not seem like Mr. Right, sure, he's the gorgeous model type who is also sweet, funny, and down to earth, but he also has a penchant for stewardesses, many, many stewardesses. Once he shows off his heart of gold though, this bingo-calling, toenail-clipping, car-trading pilot becomes overwhelmingly, uncontrollably, off the charts swoony. And once he finds that something special, Carter is a man who knows what he wants, won't risk losing it, and goes for it wholeheartedly. If that doesn't get you firmly onboard with Captain Clynes, I don't know what will.

Playboy Pilot is a stirring and consuming romance that will make you laugh and swoon in equal measure with just enough angst to keep you hooked and rooting for a much needed happy ending. A fabulous addition to the Ward and Keeland collaboration repertoire with hopefully much more to come from these two.
*complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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