TITLE: Cocky Bastard
AUTHOR: Penelope Ward/Vi Keeland
AGE GROUP: New Adult/Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2015
PAGES: Approx. 336
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RATING: 4.5 Stars
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.
4.5 Cocky Stars!
Sexy, Fun and Angsty. All My Favorite Things In One Book!
What do you get when you mix a BMW, a princess bitch, a cocky bastard and a blind mutton? An over the top, hilariously good time, sexy as sin, adventurous road trip that leads to angst ridden heartbreak, that’s what. I loved this read! It starts out with a sexy biker and a broken princess and quickly morphs into a fun and fabulous road trip where unexpected things happen and a perfect friends-to-lovers story blooms.
Aubrey is headed to California for a fresh start when she meets hot-boy Chance (aka Cocky Bastard). From the moment they set eyes on one another, it’s an instant attraction but Aubrey has just been burned in a big way and isn’t letting her guard down any time soon. Chance was fascinating from the moment he stepped onto the canvas and almost immediately, you can tell he’s got something dark and mysterious brewing under the surface of his easy-going, fun time personality and it’s keeping him from making his move. Their unexpected road trip together starts off simple enough but soon things heat up along with the most unusual kind of fun only to slowly slide into the angsty.
I was captivated from the start. The first part is told in Aubrey’s POV as she explores the unwanted feelings she develops for Chance. The second part of the book is told in Chance’s POV where we get to see his own feelings and thoughts. This read was fun and definitely sexy as their chemistry starts off as a slow, suggestive build that quickly turns into a boiling sexual tension that totally seduced my little romantic heart! Chance was wonderful and you can’t help but love him. I mean, the man pulls off some very swoon-worthy moments that will melt your heart.
And let's not forget to give a special shout-out to Pixy... aka Esmeralda Snowflake...aka Mutton. Best. Side. Character. EVER!
The Wrap Up:
I thoroughly enjoyed this read! I’m a huge fan of both these authors, and with the fabulous writing and expert storytelling duo, any time Penelope and Vi want to get together and collaborate another masterpiece, I’m all in to read it!