Book Review : Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland Release Date: August 17th, 2015 Source: Authors via Review Host eARC received in exchange of honest review Review Host: TRSOR Promotions Add to Goodreads Synopsis:
From New York Times Bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, comes a sexy new standalone novel. 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.
Cocky Bastard was such an incredibly fun and sexy story! Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland did a fantastic job with this book. This was not my first time reading a book by these authors. I have read a few novels from their impressive list of published romance novels, and I absolutely loved my reading escape every single time!
What happens when two strangers go on a road trip? In Aubrey and Chance's case, sparks fly like on the fourth of July! Aubrey is ready to turn the page and start a new journey. She's moving from Chicago to California and the last thing she expected was to let a stranger tag along for the ride. From the moment Aubrey meets Chance, she knows he's all kinds of trouble. The kind of trouble she can't stay away from. As the road trip comes to a near end, Aubrey can't deny that Chance's irresistible charm and gorgeous Cadet Blue eyes have totally mesmerized her. She's having the best time of her life until reality comes knocking on the door. What will happen once the road trip is over and decisions have to be made?
This book delivered all the feels!! OMG!! I love Aubrey and Chance to pieces! I had so much fun reading their beautiful love story. I was cheering for them to find their HEA from the moment they met! Their chemistry is absolutely intoxicating and their banter is pure gold!!! I laughed out loud so many times and I had a permanent smile stuck on my face while reading this book. When characters captivate me from the beginning of their journey, I know without a doubt that their story will leave a mark on my heart!
Aubrey and Chance were amazing characters to fall in love with! They both had a beautiful personality and I could see myself hanging out with them and having them in my circle of friends. They had many memorable moments that gave me butterflies in my stomach and don't even get me started on their chemistry! Holy smokes those two are intense! Chance is a top-notch dirty talker that will leave you in a puddle of mush! Not only is he a dirty talker, he can woo like nobody's business! Gah!!!!
The story was easy to follow, the characters felt real and the authors included a twist that I never saw coming! Without giving anything away here is how I felt about the twist. Here I am, reading this story filled with sexual tension, hilarious situations and then Ba-Bammmmmmm!!!! The twist comes along and I'm like ''What in the world ?!?!?!" I could not read fast enough to see what would happen next in Aubrey and Chance's journey. This is a book you NEED on your TBR list! You will have a memorable reading escape and add two new characters to your list of favorites. This book is a standalone and is written in dual POV. I highly recommend this romance novel that will deliver all the feels! Amazing work by these two fantastic authors! Can't wait to see what they come up with next!
I give, Cocky Bastard, by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland, 5 heart-melting, sexy, beautiful, fun, romantic, listen to your heart stars!
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 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
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 an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author. Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.