August 19, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway | Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

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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 |


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.

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After breaking up with a bastard of a boyfriend, Aubrey decides to take a little road trip across the country to get fresh start on life. A new home and job, it's just what she needs. And then along came Chance, her extremely sexy, yet unexpected travel partner. By the way, he just happens to be Australian, so don't even get me started on his accent!

You have proper, smart, and witty Aubrey teaming up with Chance; sexy, cocky, hilarious, outgoing ... the list goes on, for this comical and unexpected adventure. And lets throw in the favorite of this story, their goat, that they picked up off the road. Don't think too much about, it's awesome and you will love him!

Oh my gosh, the dialogue between the both of them will literally have you laughing your pants off. I don't think I've ever highlighted so many moments from a book before. Being as outgoing as Chance, there were so many moments where I was thinking Did he really say that?! or He did NOT just do that! This guy has no bounds, which makes him seem so free, but there's an irony in that, guess you'll have to read to find out.

I was a bit surprised how quickly Aubrey came around to Chance, in the normal world, this definitely would not happen. Stranger danger ! But that's why I love reading these books; authors building us a world that exceeds some of reality.

There's a lot of sexual tension between them and it's a slow, but constant build until they reach their peak. And phew ... steamy, steamy! There are a few moments where you'll be thinking, it's finally going to happen and then it doesn't. Chance is quite the mystery especially when it comes to knowing more about each other. He isn't saying something to Aubrey and you won't figure out what that is until half way through the book.

The book goes from entertaining, fun-loving, relentless flirting to heartbreak and filling in the pieces of what was missing. Don't worry, there's a very HEA :)

This book had one of my big NOs, so I couldn't rate it 5 stars. The writing between Penelope And Vi flows so well, it's apparent that they make a great writing duo. Prepare to be entertained, possibly peeing your pants with the amount of laughing you'll do, and maybe some tissues for those sad and sweet moments.



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.

Another knock.

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

Chance’s door.

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.

He smiled.

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.

“Why what?”

“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.

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Meet the Authors

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!

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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Life on Stage Series (2 standalone books)


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MMA Fighter Series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)

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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

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.

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Other books from Penelope Ward

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)


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