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: http://bit.ly/1MCrJk9
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.
* A review copy was provided by the authors for the Blog Tour *
~ 5++ Pixy Stars ~
I just knew when I found out that two of my all time favorite authors were collaborating on a book that it was going to be AMAZING….and I wasn’t wrong.
Cocky Bastard was OUTSTANDING!!! I truly hope that Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland continue to write books together in the future. Their writing styles meshed so well I honestly couldn’t tell you who wrote what parts. I saw elements of both authors in this story.
This book had everything that I look for in a 5 star read. The storyline was interesting and unique. The pace and flow of the story were spot on. The characters were relatable and likable. This story was such a fun, sweet and sexy story, but I also experienced some sad moments and moments I wanted to yell and throw my kindle. When authors can evoke that many different emotions from their readers, I truly believe they have extreme talent in the literary world.
I don’t want to spoil the storyline at all, so I am only going to touch on it briefly. In Cocky Bastard we meet Chance and Aubrey. Chance is the HOT Aussie model/soccer player who is on his way back to california when he has a chance meeting with Aubrey at a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska. To say their first meeting was cordial is the farthest from the truth. They had a lot of animosity and sexual tension 😉 What happens from here is a road trip to end all road trips. They had some major laughs along the way, but they also had some bumps. After spending a week together they are separated for two years. What happens once they are reunited was explosive.
I have to say that Chance was my favorite character of this book. I loved his cocky ways and his sense of humor. But what I loved the most was his determination. I can’t explain that because it would spoil the plot. Just know that after you read this book Chance will make your BBF list, I know he is at the top of mine 🙂 I did like Aubrey too, but there were times I really wanted to smack her for her behavior. I was glad to see how this book ended and how everything all played out!!!
Cocky Bastard is a standalone novel with a happy ending. If you are looking for a book with a lot of laughter, a cocky hero who will make you swoon and even some sad times, then this is the book for you. If you are a fan of either or both Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, you don’t want to miss this book. I know this is a book I will read again in the future!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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 :
Meet 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 smut author by night!
Additional Books by Vi Keeland :
Life on Stage Series (2 standalone books)
MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books) :
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1alpVES
Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1xC71aa
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1gwTyJw
The Cole Series (2 book serial) :
Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1fr26W2
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1KRsCVy
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845
Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1Mi0AzQ
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1KRsdCx
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225
Standalone Novels :
$100 Amazon Gift Card