Saturday, August 22, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ COCKY BASTARD By Penelope Ward and VI Keeland

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Meet Chance in COCKY BASTARD!
A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors
Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


Read Chapter One of Cocky Bastard HERE:

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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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Excerpt #1
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.

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About the Authors:
Vi Keeland

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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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Meet Penelope Ward


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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My rating: 5***Beautiful Second Chance ~ Stars

TITLE:Cocky Bastard
AUTHOR:Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
GENRE:Contemporary Romance 
POV:First Person – Dual 

“Do you want to keep me, or will you throw me away?” Chance

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Aubrey “AH-BREE” Bloom, is on a road trip to a new life in California. A new job for a new law firm waits for her. She decided to leave her past behind after a bad relationship left her wanting a fresh new start. On her trip to California she made a stop in Nebraska and meets this HOT, Beautiful, Australian, and Cocky man that you only see in movies. Her first impression of him was that he was Cocky and full of himself. It annoyed her because she instantly felt attracted to him. Well I would be the same way if I ever find a blue eye, deep dimples, and a body to die for. He was just simply beautiful and irresistible with his Australian accent. 
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Chance Bateman a twenty-eight; retired from professional soccer in Australia was traveling to his home in California when his motorcycle died on him. He didn’t know if it was luck or faith or coincidence but he meets Aubrey on the road to his destination and makes a deal with her; they will ride together and he will make sure that she makes it there safe considering the drive to California was long and a woman on her own was not safe. She was skeptical but decided she liked him and took a chance. Chance was absolutely an eye catcher from the beginning he made me laugh so much. He would mess around with Aubrey and his accent drove her mad but in the good way. 


Change and Aubreyfind a GOAT in the road and this just made the book so much interesting. I fell in love with this cute little thing and both of them were just hilarious when it came down to the Goat. They take a detour to "Las Vegas" before they reached California with their new baby Goat. Aubrey knew not to get too close to Chance after her bad breakup but she really felt a magnetic pulled and an attraction to him. Chance made her heart beat and he made her feel alive. Even thought she did not know if they would be seeing each other after they make it to California she still really wanted to find out and wanted to hope. She opens up to him, he loved flirting with her and making her laugh. The entire road trip just fascinated me, I think my cheeks hurt so much from laughing and grinning by the time I finished reading this book. Chance starts feeling the same ways for “AH-BREE” but a dark secret is keeping him from letting her in and continue something he knew that couldn’t happen even if he wanted to. It was frustrating trying to figure out his secret.

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They ended up having the best last night of their life and the worse in Las Vegas. I was full of emotions half way on this book but the second half is told from Chance’s point of view and I didn’t think I could possibly love him more. Yes, what he did made me mad but he had a good reason. He went through so much to earn Aubrey’s trust back to the point that I wanted to slap her and tell her to wake up and see the big picture. This beautiful man would basically do anything for her and she just couldn’t see it. He basically returned and stalked her and fought hard for her. I completely loved this book from beginning to end. It was so different, fresh, funny, sexy and these two characters were both great. The events that occurred at the end had me a bit nervous but it all ends up being wrapped up so well and beautifully I loved every single minute of it. I would most defiantly recommend this book to everyone who is looking for a second change story, a story of true love, forgiveness and who don’t mind a cocky beautiful Australian accent making you laugh the entire time and a blind cute Goat added to the picture. 
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“A single minute can change an entire life. Yet, I still feel like somehow we would have met anyway….because I know now that you’re my soulmate.”Aubrey

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"ARC kindly provided via TRSOR blog tour, in exchange for an honest review." 

Book Order: Standalone 

Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward

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