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.
Review by Ashley
When I saw that Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland were teaming up, I may've let out a little squeak of joy. OK I totally let out a squeak or joy. And then that cover- hello gorgeous! Cocky Bastard had everything and I mean everything. There was humor, sexiness, a road trip, secrets and a goat! Yes a goat (but you'll just have to read to see what that is all about).
I was pulled into the story right from the get go. The banter between Aubrey and Chance had me laughing and shaking my head at the same time. They were both very rooted in who they were but were admittedly lost when it came to life. Their situation is unique to say the least but it suited them well. Chance brought out a lighter side to Aubrey that was just itching to come out. In turn, Aubrey helped Chance to focus. And that one moment before the big, completely unexpected twist, left me swooning big time. I loved getting each characters POV. It really helped me connect to them and their emotions all the more. Especially Chance. Holy wow! The things that man had been through. My heart broke for him for what he went through doing what he had to do. I loved how he was relentless in his pursuit to win back the woman who changed his world. But what I liked more than that was that Aubrey didn't just give in when he came for her. She stayed true to herself even when it was tearing her apart.
Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland's writing together was seamless. I couldn't tell where one stopped and the other took over. There was a great balance between the drama, steaminess and laughter. I absolutely adored Chance and Aubrey and together they were even better. I don't know what else I can say about Cocky Bastard except that you will not be disappointed at all if you pick this up.
About 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)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1MWanfu
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1fczMX5
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1BgqIUD
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1CsRg9d
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1zk882K
MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1alpVES
Smashwords - http://bit.ly/1is0zNX
Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1xC71aa
Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1wbsJEK
B & N: http://bit.ly/1ljdVzb
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
Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1Rmi3xp
First Thing I See
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1fr3dF7
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1RmihEP
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1JWFo21
About 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.
Additional titles from Penelope Ward
Jake Undone (Jake #1)
Jake Understood (Jake #2)