Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BLOG TOUR STOP: Mai Tai'd Up (Cocktail #4) by Alice Clayton

Looking for the perfect mix of smart, sexy, and sassy? Mai Tai’d Up continues New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Cocktail series, which began with Wallbanger and continued with Rusty Nailed and Screwdrivered.

The gossip mill in the seaside community of Monterey is churning about Chloe Patterson, the newcomer who is starting a sanctuary for rescued pit bulls. It’s rumored that she’s a former beauty queen (true) who ditched her fiancé the morning of their wedding (also true). And that while she’s not looking for a new man, the good-looking local veterinarian has his eye on her. Absolutely, positively true.

When Lucas Campbell isn’t at the family veterinary clinic, he’s paddle boarding in Monterey Bay. Recently single, he’s definitely not in the market for a new relationship, but he still can’t resist taking a second, third, and fourth look at the recent arrival of Miss Golden State.

Neither Lucas nor Chloe has any interest in being tied down. Being tied up, however—now there’s a thought. But are a few Mai Tais, a moonlit night, and the music of Frank Sinatra enough to allow them both to forget their past? Let’s hope Ol’ Blue Eyes knows what he’s doing.

Mix one part tiki, one part kinky, and a splash of old black magic matchmaking, and it’s time to be . . . Mai Tai’d Up.

4 Puppy Love Stars

Chloe Patterson, the all-American beauty queen, who has it all. She's beautiful, has a hot, rich fiance and does what she's told to do. But she realizes this isn't the life that she wants. She isn't in love with her "perfect" fiance and not happy with her life. Everything seemed to be planned for her without her approval. Her mother is controlling and expects everything to be perfect.  

She flees from her past and heads up state. That's where she gets involved in running a sanctuary for rescued pit bulls--and I absolutely loved that part of the story! She has a run-in with the hot veterinarian, Lucas Campbell. And the attraction is immediate and steamy, but they are both working out past relationships. 

They decided on being friends instead of just jumping into full on relationship--even though the attraction is there. Their relationship slowly blooms throughout the book--it's sweet and fun. The banter between Chloe and Lucas had me laughing. 

Mai Tai'd Up is a humorous and entertaining read and fans of the Cocktail series will surely enjoy. There was a bit of angst towards the end, but a whole lot sweetness! And of course ends with a great HEA!

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