Cocky Hero Club Release Event #7

 

Cocky Hero Club

RELEASE EVENT BLITZ

Release Date: September 13, 2020

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.

 

 

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Brash Boss by A.S. Roberts

NICO

Ruthless, unstoppable, downright relentless.
I know what they say about me,
And they’re right.
I’m Vegas, mafia royalty. I deal with business the only way I know how, arrogantly.

But, in life listening to the matriarch of our family is really all that matters.

However, settling down,
Getting married,
And playing it straight,
Just isn’t me.

But what Nonna wants,
Nonna gets.

BARBARA

The roll of the dice,
The flip of the cards,
I love it all.
The risk,
The chance,
The odds.

Which is why I’m here again,
In over my head,
Drowning in debt,
With no clear way out.

But when a sexy, commanding mob boss makes me an offer.
I can’t refuse.
After all,
It can’t be that hard being married to the Brash Boss.

But deals struck over money should never involve the heart…

 

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Brash Boss by A.S. Roberts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Okay, so here’s the thing, there’s nothing mafia about Brash Boss, and if I’m being totally honest, Nico did not give me any kind of mob boss vibes at all. I know what the blurb is telling us, but the choices the author made are not consistent with what the blurb says the book will deliver. In my opinion, Nico is better suited to be described as a billionaire hotel owner more than anything else.

I liked the plot point of Barbara and her addiction and Nico swooping in to save the day. It rang realistic to me so that’s a huge plus. The story had a great mix of emotion, sexy and humor and if you just take away the whole mafia thought out of your head, you just might enjoy it!

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Bitter Edge by Ariana Rose

He was sent to put my body and dreams back together. Were they things I even wanted anymore?

Spencer Broten was a pain in my backside from the moment we met.

I was conned into going on a road trip with him. Within hours, I was realizing he wasn’t just my trainer. He was much more.

This unnamed, unplanned winding road turned into us getting to know each other as we truly were.

Two broken bodies, two broken souls finding out we were more the same than different.

The line between hate and love is a bitter edge.

Outside or Inside.

Where will we land?

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Bitter Edge by Ariana Rose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story … GAH, I loved it!

If I was to trope / theme this story, I’d say it would go under close proximity or maybe even workplace romance. In my world, this isn’t an age-gap story and frankly, not even a friends / enemies to lovers story. When you read it (which I highly recommend you do lol) you might think all the back and forth between the leads is enemy-like, but the real enemy isn’t each other, it’s themselves. And now that I have thoroughly confused you …

The story of Cierra and Spencer is a slow-burn journey of healing, perseverance, dedication and strength between a former NHL player and an injured figure skater. It’s a story that is relatable and realistic, full of insight and wisdom, all wrapped up in a huge heart! Their story is heartfelt, and the conflict is unique in that it’s within each of them and not because of them.

Although I really love this story, the romance between Cierra and Spencer was a bit too far from prominent in the story for my liking, which is why it isn’t getting a 5 star rating from me. *shrug* That could possibly be just a me thing and shouldn’t stop anyone from #oneclicking this story!

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Tough Customer by Erin St. Charles

Dear Ida,

The arrogant man at the dry cleaners made my bad day worse.

So, the last thing I expected was for him to offer me a job.

I shouldn’t have accepted—not if I wanted to maintain my sanity.

But the allure of a big paycheck overpowered my reservations.

Now, I know he’s just as infuriating as a boss as he was the first day we met; yet, the sparks that fly between us are far more than on a professional level.

The more time I spend with him, helping him secure investors for his new restaurant chain, the harder it is to ignore the attraction between us.

Playing with fire, you’re bound to get burned.

And this man has seared himself into my soul.

Tell me, Ida, is there hope for our future, or is it impossible to really please this Tough Customer?

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Tough Customer by Erin St. Charles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a great story! I mean I read this in no time at all and was completely satisfied! It’s engaging and sexy and just full of sass and spark! Lincoln and Samantha both were great characters that kept me interested. I mean I read the story in a little under two hours! I’m not trying to say that the story was this new and earth-shattering concept, but it was refreshing, and I loved it! Do with that information what you will …

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Cocky Jerk by Janine Infante Bosco

It was just a typical manic Monday until the blue and red lights flashed behind my Harley. The cop who pulled me over was good-looking, if you’re into clean cut guys with expressive eyes. He was also cocky and gave me three tickets.

One for speeding.
Another for blowing a light.
And the third for not producing an insurance card.

Jerk.

When he finally let me go, I realized I was more than an hour late for my first day as an intern for the infamous advice column, Ask Ida.

So much for trying to be the only one in my family with a legit job.

Lucky for me, my new boss, Soraya, didn’t fire me on the spot. But that’s where my luck ran out.

A couple of weeks later, in between fetching coffee and finding the missing paperclips, I received a text message from my dad, the president of the Corrupt Hellraisers MC, ordering me to the compound.

Yeah, try explaining that to your new boss.
Hey, I’ve gotta go. Everyone in my family is a criminal and we’re all on lockdown.

You’re fired.

Sure enough when I arrived at the clubhouse, everyone was in cuffs and the jerk who pulled me over was the one ushering my father out of the clubhouse.

They say you never see the bad guys coming.
Well, I didn’t see the cocky jerk coming either.

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Cocky Jerk by Janine Infante Bosco
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When was someone going to tell me about the greatness that is Janine Infante Bosco?! Everyone is fired!! I just spent a stupid amount of money downloading all the words!!

Everything about Marco and Antonia is explosive and captivating and when I ran out of words I just wanted to cry! From the first meet to the end, these two had me glued to the page! Two more opposite worlds you could not ask for … A cop and the daughter of an MC President! It should be noted that this MC is not exactly law abiding in the least! So yeah … fun times I tell ya!

Between the whole cop vs MC shenanigans and the chemistry between Antonia and Marco, I just did not want this story to end! A fantastic blend of heat and humor and action! The story will keep you on your toes from beginning to end! HIGHLY recommend this one! HIGHLY!!

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Mister Dimples by Lindsay Becs

Is it possible to crush on a voice?

My favorite thing to listen to is Juniper Love’s podcast show, Go, Sports!.  Hearing her uninformed, teasing commentary on every game she watches makes me laugh—even when it’s my team she’s talking about.  I might be her biggest fan.

I thought Troy Tipton was just a nice guy with a gorgeous smile.  Until I learned he was a fan-favorite NFL star quarterback.  The same one gracing magazine covers with his irresistible dimples.  The same one I mock on my show.

When we start dating, the explosive chemistry we share is impossible to ignore. But can we keep our opposing careers from ruining what we have before we even begin?  Or will we let them destroy everything good that’s between us?

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Mister Dimples by Lindsay Becs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You guys, hear me when I say this. Mister Dimples is romantic comedy gold. This book is comedic and swoony from beginning to end but never over the top. It is ridiculously delightful, and I need everyone to #oneclick immediately. Seriously, do it now!

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Eligible Ex-Husband by Marie Johnston

The man in the magazine spread, the one dubbed the most eligible bachelor, is my ex-husband.

Six months ago, Simon’s company was never more successful, just like our marriage was never emptier. I was a stay-at-home mom with a sugar daddy who had no time to pass the sugar or be a daddy. I asked for a divorce and he let me go, just like that.

Now I’m mending my broken heart and finding myself while being a strong role model for our girls. But when my mom gets sick, I need help, and he’s there like a superhero in a tailored suit. And when my mom recovers, he’s still there, doing grocery runs and braiding our girls’ hair.

I don’t want to hang my hopes on my workaholic ex just because he’s suddenly wearing basketball shorts instead of designer threads, or because he’s giving me that look that melted my heart in college.

Chemistry was never our problem. I don’t want to trust that he’s changed only find out that once again I’m not worth fighting for. He needs to prove that he’ll be as ruthless about us as he is in the boardroom.

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Eligible Ex-husband by Marie Johnston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A feel-good, second chance to get things right, romance journey that will having you rooting for our leads from the beginning. It’s a story that is real and relatable. It’s a story not so much about two people who fell out of love and are now trying to get it right once again, but more about what happens when love for each other is just not enough. It’s a true to life story of two people figuring out balance and choosing each other above all else. Sometimes, it takes a swift reality check for two people to see what was always right in front of them, and Marie Johnston wrote a tale of just that and I loved it!

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Bestselling Bastard by Nicole Rodrigues

The king and queen of romance–Jenna Watson and Lorenzo Graham. The “dirty duo” that makes you swoon, gets you hot and then melts your heart with the happily ever after.

Two newbie authors, one sketchy Instagram DM, a few phone calls, a drunken live video plotting out our next best seller and then BOOM!

Trending and on the radar of every publishing company in the industry, we make it–together. A best seller list, two literary agents and we’re cruising by for the next year…until we don’t.

Writer’s block hits and Lorenzo and I are forced to finally meet face to face, retreating to a cabin in the woods all weekend to bang out our next big hit. I don’t think our agents wanted us to bang out each other but that’s what happens. Over and over again on every damn inch of that cabin. Turns out those sexy scenes that Lorenzo writes have nothing on his real moves.

One weekend and then we’ll go back to being work partners, except nothing is the same. It’ll never be the same.

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Bestselling Bastard by Nicole Rodrigues
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Cocky Hero 2.0 story … yes please!!

It’s impossible not to like this story. It is so today’s world that you just can’t help but imagine this actually happening. Realism in romance fiction at its best! It also has a fantastic meet-cute, electric energy and chemistry thru the entire story and a really well thought out plot. It had its share of angst, but it did not overpower the story and drag it dark.

This story is sexy and humorous and a lot of fun to read. Get to #oneclicking!

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Sexy Seaman by Paige Steele

I’m sick of following suit, doing everything my dad thinks I should. I’m my own woman, and I know just how I’m going to prove it. I went through six years of college to earn my master’s in business to please him, while I wanted a degree in interior design, so I worked my tush off and received my bachelor’s in that too. Now that I’m twenty-four, I’m going to do a one-eighty in my life and take a job I never saw myself doing, just to please me. It really can’t be too hard to serve food to people, make beds, and use a feather duster…can it? I’ll be sailing away and forgetting all my worries. Or so I think, until I look up to see the sexy captain, with his white hat on, step in front of me and I meet Reed Nichols.

Growing up while traveling the open seas made my decision to take over the family business the easiest one I’ve ever had to make. After four years in college taking accounting classes, I went after my true dream…a captain’s license. I always knew I’d follow in my father’s footsteps; I just didn’t think it’d be this soon. Right before he passed, he asked me to do just that and I’ve never looked back. Right now, my life is perfect, just the way I want it. I run the company my father founded and drive a million-dollar yacht every day. I pick and choose who lies in my bed, and I’ve never allowed anyone there for more than a night or two. No one has ever kept my attention any longer than that. Then I look down to see the long legs of a cabin stewardess walking toward my boat and I meet Maci Foster.

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Reckless Rebel by T.C. Matson

Kenlyn

Trusting others means taking risks, and that’s hard for me to do.
I mean, when your mother abandons you as a child, you’re left with scars.

I’m not reckless.
I’m not wild.
I play by the rules.
It’s safer that way.

Or so I thought…

Catching my boyfriend cheating on me confirmed every reason I’d kept my heart guarded.
But being kissed by a sexy-as-sin stranger in front of him proved how little I was in control.
It was passionate, electric, and it rocked me to my core.
He stole my breath but replaced it with anger.
I stormed away without so much as a name exchange.

When our paths cross again unexpectantly, he refuses to let me go this time.
He inserts himself into my life so much, he becomes hard to ignore.
He makes me feel alive and pushes my limits.
He’s everything I’m not.

But he’s hiding something. And those secrets threaten to shatter me right along with the trust I’ve started granting him.

Asher

I’m a tattoo artist. My life is fast, hard, and exciting. Just the way I like it.

I’m reckless.
I’m wild.
I’m a rebel.
I live life on the edge.

My life was a revolving door of fun and women until a jaw-dropping beauty caught her man cheating on her.
All I could think about was making sure he realized his mistake…and rubbing it in his face.
I laid a kiss on her to rival all others.
But I wasn’t prepared for the kiss to knock me to my knees as she stormed off without giving me her name.

When I run into her again a few weeks later, I’m determined not to let her go.
The more I get to know her, the more I want her.
And the more she’s around, the more she realizes I come with secrets.
Ones I share with no one. Ever.

Her trust issues won’t allow me to keep things to myself.
It’s either bare my secrets or risk losing the only thing that makes me truly happy.

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Reckless Rebel by T.C. Matson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first book by T.C. Matson and I have no intention of stopping here! Bring on all the words!!

This story stole my heart and honestly never gave it back and I’m okay with that. I was sucked into the story from the beginning and stayed there till the end. There was never a moment I wanted to pause. It’s overwhelmingly emotional but never angst driven. The story had a huge heartbeat you can feel at every turn. That might not make too much sense until you actually read the book but there it is LOL It’s the only way, I can describe the totality of greatness with these pages.

The author made it easy for me to connect with the characters and believe in their story. It was realistic and relatable and I felt the chemistry. She painted a picture with her prose that had me right there in the story living it side by side with Kenlyn and Asher! These two haven’t had an easy go of it in life, but together they are unstoppable. It was a glorious read I recommend to everyone!

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Heartless Bastard by Tonya Brooks

A past shrouded in secrets.
Memories tainted by lies.

One look and Ford Hammersmith was mesmerized,
Haunted by amethyst eyes.
Obsessed with a woman he doesn’t remember… yet can’t forget.
The mysterious Callie Rose holds the secrets to his past,
The key to his future happiness.

His soul ravaged by the echo of love lost,
The heartless bastard will stop at nothing to reclaim her heart.
A cruel twist of fate brought them back together,
Will a decade of pain and betrayal keep them apart?

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Heartless Bastard by Tonya Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay, so Tonya Brooks vested me. I mean she truly threw me for a loop while I was riding a merry-go-round. Not exaggerating even a little bit. What a twisted tale she wrote! When I say twisted, I mean it is elaborate and complicated and just when you think you have everything figured out, BAM, no you do not! I must say, that was pretty glorious! LOL

There is a lot going on in this book but it is never overwhelming and I was never lost. There were a few plot points that could have been fleshed out a bit more for my liking, but nothing that threw me out of the story at any point. This story was quite heartbreaking for me but also felt very triumphant. UGH, it’s so hard to review books that have so much going on because there is literally nothing that I can say without giving away some aspect of the story! So yeah, I can’t explain why it was heartbreaking or triumphant, nor can I tell you anything about the many turns and wait, what now? moments within these pages! But I can tell you that it intrigued me from beginning to end and the story unfolded very well!

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