☆● ☆● ☆● ☆●NOW LIVE●☆● ☆● ☆● ☆ 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. Read Lita T’s & Tanya Rae’s review for Cruel Beloved by T.L. Smith and Layover Lover by authors Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow. Tanya Rae’s review for Fateful Fighter by Kathy Coopman. @JaniceWhiteaker @JeannineColett @LaurenRunow @AuthorJWoodhull @KathrynMHearst @authorkcoop @LsmithT @GiveMeBooksPR @CockyClub

 

COCKY HERO CLUB
Release Date: May 31, 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.
PIN-UP PILOT
BY CLAIRE RAYE
Alexa Purdy has sworn off men, and he’s her worst nightmare.
Arrogant and flirtatious, and now International Airlines’ newest pilot,
Jake Campbell has a panty-dropping smile and a body to match. But he’s no match
for Alexa’s cold heart.
Plagued by a bad reputation and a bitter divorce, Alexa is determined to
make a name for herself outside of the bedroom. As International Airlines’ only
female pilot she’s had to work twice as hard and she won’t let someone like
Jake bring her down. 
But she’s surprised to find he’s nothing like she expected him to be.
Even more surprising is her growing attraction to him and his obvious
attraction to her—an attraction that causes her to question whether swearing
off men is such a good idea after all.
But when Jake’s past resurfaces, she realizes getting close to him may be
her biggest mistake of all.
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FILTHY FIREFIGHTER
BY EMMA LOUISE
He looks like he belongs on stage, stripping out of his
firefighter uniform, not running into a burning building to save me. But thank
God he did.
When the smoke clears and my eyes focus on my savior, one
look at his gorgeous face and tattoo-covered muscles, I know he’ll be too much
for me to handle. It’s a good thing I never have to see him again, right?
Except, losing my home to a fire means finding somewhere new
to live, and guess who just happens to be my new roommate? Hayden Flynn. The
filthy-talking firefighter who’s been front and center of all of my dreams
lately.
Our attraction is undeniable, but it’s the adventures he
takes me on that has me falling for him, each new experience chipping away at
the wall I’ve been hiding behind. 
He wasn’t supposed to see past my scars.
He wasn’t supposed to break me apart piece by piece, then
put me back together again.
He was just supposed to be a firefighter. I didn’t expect
him to end up saving my life, in more ways than one.

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DIRTY LIAR

BY JANICE M. WHITEAKER

Dexter Truitt ruined my life.

His impossibly improbable act set off a chain of events I couldn’t make up if I tried, each one stealing a little more from me.

My relationship. My business.

My reputation.

But even bad times have to come to an end. I thought that was the case when Valerie slid onto the barstool next to mine and asked me to buy her a drink.

She was gorgeous. Driven. Smart.

And didn’t know who in the hell I was.

Didn’t know why every other woman in town avoids me like the plague.

Valerie was a ray of light when I needed it most, and I couldn’t get enough of her. Being with her made me think I could have it all again.

Showed me I could have more.

All I had to do was reach out and take it.

But all good things must come to an end too.

And our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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LAYOVER LOVER
BY JEANNINE COLETTE
& LAUREN RUNOW

Layover Lover by Jeannine Colette & Lauren Runow

Flying the friendly skies has been more than just a job to me. It’s my home.

Ten years ago I ran away from everything I’ve known and vowed never to return. That is, until my flight is cancelled due to weather, and I’m stuck in San Francisco.

Fate is not on my side when I end up in an Uber ride share with the one man I thought I’d never see again.

Zack Hunt was my high school sweetheart, and the boy I walked away from without a note saying goodbye. Except, he’s no longer a boy. No, this man is gorgeous, intense, and heated at the sight of me.

The anger searing off him is nothing compared to the way my heart pounds from seeing him again. Words are said. Feelings are crushed. But when he invites me in to his bar to hash out our past, I find myself following him in, desperate for more.

The line between past and present is blurred when Zack challenges me to a dare—come back home with him to see what I walked away from.

Call me a glutton for punishment, but I do.

Then I challenge him right back to live a day in my shoes.

We drive home to rediscover the past
We fly abroad to live in the present.
When we stop moving, we realize we may never have a future.

Layover Lover is a second chance romance, aligned by fate. Can two lost souls really find love again on a layover? Or do they need to keep flying?

Lita T’s Review: 4.5 STARS

Layover Lover (Cocky Hero Club series) by Jeannine Colette, Lauren Runow is a second chance story about 2 people who were high school sweethearts. But after 10 years apart they have a chance meeting in an Uber. Jolene is living her dream. She has wanted to see the world so right before graduation she leaves her small town and the love of her life to become a airline stewardess. The last person she expected to be in a rideshare Uber is Zack. She knows he has to be mad since she walked away from him without a word. Zack can’t believe his luck. It cant be Jolene. He hasn’t seen her in 10 years and she ripped his heart out of his chest. I enjoyed this story. The interaction between Zack and Jolene was priceless. The love they had for each other never died. The obstacles that made them part are still there. How can they be together if nothing has really changed. Their journey to a resolution was well worth the read. I have read other books by these authors and they haven’t disappointed. 4.5 stars for me.

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Tanya Rae’s rating: 4 of 5 stars

Layover Lover is part of the “Cocky Hero Club world, a series of original works, written by various authors, and inspired by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Playboy Pilot”.

Both Lauren Runow and Jeannine Colette have written together before. If you read Layover Lover you might notice the mention of the Sexton Brothers, especially Austin!

This is Jolene Davies and Zack Hunt second chance romance!

Jolene is a flight attendant and her flight is delayed so she is heading to the hotel the airline has booked for her. Zack is getting off of a flight and is heading home. They end up sharing an Uber (what are the chances of that happening).

Zack is still hurt and at the moment he dislikes her because she left him after high school because she no longer wanted to stay in the town they grew up in and Zack can’t leave because of obligations.

Because of “Fate” they end up getting together and this is their story of finding their way back to each other.

Layover Lover was an enjoyable book to read. I love how these authors weaved into this book Austin Sexton and how Zack knew him!

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BRITISH BANGER
BY JENNIFER WOODHULL

British Banger by Jennifer Woodhull

British accents should come with a warning label. When they’re attached to deep, baritone voices that belong to sexy, cocky men, you should have to sign a waiver.

Most people wouldn’t touch short-term rental properties, but since my business partner took off with my client list, I need every deal I can get. Enter, one insanely sexy and completely exasperating Camden Reid.

The smug executive found fault with every property I showed him. Too cramped. Too feminine. Too far from a decent pub.

His demands were ridiculous, and I couldn’t wait to be rid of him and his British bangers.

Somewhere between the first property and the zillionth, though, my attraction to Camden grew impossible to ignore.

His insane demands finally met, the arrogant Adonis proposed we christen his new temporary home.

Little did I know how addicted I’d become, or just how unforgettable my time with Camden would be.

After all, I knew we had an expiration date.

All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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DOCTOR HEARTBREAKER

BY KATHRYN M. HEARST

Doctor Heartbreaker by Kathryn M. Hearst

The nurses call me Dr. Heartbreaker. They say I put the hot in hot-shot cardiologist.

Not that it matters. I never stick my tongue depressor in my co-workers.

What can I say? I play by a set of personal rules.

Even if those rules eliminate 99.9% of the woman I come in contact with from my dating-pool.

Even if those rules landed me on a blind date with Emily, my childhood sweetheart, a woman I hadn’t seen since I broke her heart freshmen year of college.

Let’s just say the evening was a disaster. She took one look at me, and it was…

Date over. Do not pass go. Do not collect your two-hundred dollars.

The thing is, I can’t stop thinking about her. She was my first kiss, and every other first that two people could share.

She’s the only woman I’ve ever loved.

How can I make her understand what really happened between us when she wants nothing to do with me?

How can I let her walk away again, when it could mean another ten years wondering…what if?

The answer’s simple. I can’t.

Unfortunately, the solution to my dilemma is a five-year-old Colombian girl with a deadly heart condition. The same little girl Emily’s non-profit organization brought to the United States to receive life-saving surgery.

When the chief of staff informs me, I need to improve my public image because my bedside manner sucks–not THAT bedside manner. I’m just fine between the sheets, thank you very much—I agree to perform the girl’s operation…

Because spending more time with Emily is worth the risk.
Even if it means I have to break every rule in my playbook.

Even if it means destroying myself in the process.

I’ll do anything for a second chance with the woman who’s owned my heart since the first-grade.

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FATEFUL FIGHTER

BY KATHY COOPMANS

Fateful Fighter by Kathy Coopmans

“I want a divorce.”
No woman wants to say those words. No woman who is still in love with her husband anyway.

Our marriage has been tested, repeatedly.
It’s been dragged through tabloids and rumors and fans that just won’t let us be.
Through it all, we’ve remained unbreakable.

We didn’t have the perfect marriage because perfection doesn’t exist.
But we had love. We had trust. We had chemistry that to this day sets everything inside me on fire.

Then one life-threatening statement creates a chain of lies that leaves me no choice but to say those horrible words.

I never thought I’d say them.

I never thought my husband would ignore me when I did.

I never thought the man I love would sever the vows we took.

I never thought I’d pack my bags and move from our home in L.A. to our getaway cottage in Hermosa Beach.

Then again, I never thought he’d choose the fate of his life over his fate with me.

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Fateful Fighter (A Cocky Hero Club Novel)Fateful Fighter by Kathy Coopmans

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fateful Fighter is part of the “Cocky Hero Club world, a series of original works, written by various authors, and inspired by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Playboy Pilot”.
Kathy Coopman has written in part of Aubrey and Chance’s story from Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland since this is part of the Cocky Hero Club World.

This is Eden and Mason’s story. Eden is heartbroken & wants a divorce because she no longer trust the man she loves, Mason
Because he has broken that trust. They have been together since they were kids.

He has been warned by his doctor to get out of boxing. But he wants back in. This is their emotional love story that tears them apart! Can they get back together?

This is a book of their struggles and is an emotional story. I loved their story.

I haven’t read any other book by this author but it shows she can tear your heart out as she tells Eden and Reese’s story.

 

 

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BRAINY BARTENDER

BY NATALIE ANN

Brainy Bartender by Natalie Ann

Add one hidden past. A dash of a pretend role. A shot of steamy chemistry. Put it in a shaker, then pour for one exotic cocktail on the rocks!

Wesley Templeton was determined to not follow in his namesake’s path as a Cardiac Surgeon. Was he smart enough for it? Of course, he was a genius after all. Did he have the time and patience to master the craft? Absolutely. Was he going to let his controlling grandfather hold his trust fund over his head until he achieved what was expected of him? Hell no!

Harper Fairchild was the redheaded stepchild. Literally. Smart, nerdy, picked on, and often thought of as an outcast. Her social life was a dismal as her family relationships, so she left when she could and made a new life somewhere else. Unfortunately she found it was hard to break the mold of what cast her as undesirable. Until she loses a bet with a coworker and has to be made-over for a blind date. When that turns into another disaster she escapes to a bar to nurse her emotional wounds, striking up a conversation with the sexy bartender and wondering if she could keep up the ruse of the confident sexy chick she was pretending to be.

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MASTER MANIPULATOR

BY NICOLE S. GOODIN

Master Manipulator by Nicole S. Goodin

From International Bestselling Author, Nicole S. Goodin, comes a sexy new standalone novel.
He was infuriating, arrogant and conceited. He was also my new seatmate.
Fifteen hours stuck next to the definition of tall, dark and handsome, and the only thing on his mind on our trip from California to Sydney… was me.
Ky Bateman made no secret of the fact he wanted me, and I made it clear he drove me crazy.
When my resolve finally wavered, we made a bet. I lost, he won, and I found myself on the back of his motorcycle, on the adventure of a lifetime.
I never intended to fall for the master manipulator, especially when I knew I was keeping secrets that could destroy everything between us.

All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Author note – Master Manipulator is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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CRUEL BELOVED

BY T.L. SMITH

Sign on the dotted line…

I, Carla Star, agree to marry you, Corton Whiskey, on the date supplied in the attached contract. In signing this document, I agree that I shall not, by any means, try to break this contract. I understand that if I do, the envelope held in escrow will be released to the parties identified within the contract, and I shall forfeit my right to the privacy currently afforded to me by the aforementioned Mr. Corton Whiskey.

Aubrey Bateman
Lawyer acting on behalf of Mr. Whiskey

I received this contract, hand-delivered, and I’m now staring at it in disbelief. Me, the daughter of a senator, is being bribed by a one-night stand.

If he thinks he can blackmail me with his perversions, he can damn well think again.

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Lita T’s Review: 4.5 Stars

Cruel Beloved (Cocky Hero club series) by T.L. Smith Whiskey and Carla had a one night stand a while ago. When she sees him a year later the attraction is still there till she gets a CD and a note. Carla finds herself being blackmailed into a marriage of one year to Whiskey. The CD is of their night they shared. Her options are none considering her father is a important political figure and the indiscretion could have devastating consequences. Regardless to the fact her parents are cold and rigid she still wants to please them. Yes she ends up agreeing to Whiskey’s demands. This made for a highly comical and entertaining story. Especially since the sex they had last year was the best for each and the sexual tension between the two of them is thick enough to cut with a machete which keeped we hooked till the very end. I was quite shocked at the reasoning for the blackmail. The love/hate relationship between Whiskey and Carla had each one acting if they were bi-polar. I hated to see their story end but was left with a smile on my face. A real HEA. 4.5 stars for me.

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Tanya Rae’s rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Cruel Beloved is part of the “Cocky Hero Club world, a series of original works, written by various authors, and inspired by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Playboy Pilot”.

Carla Stone has a one night stand with Corton Whiskey and is now regretting it because she is being blackmailed by “Whiskey”. She is to marry him and to stay married for 1 year.

Carla really hated Whiskey and I can’t say as I blamed her. But I do love the chemistry between them! It became a love hate relationship and then a LOVE Love relationship! What unfolds is a very sexy love story!

T. L. Smith doesn’t disappoint with the way she writes her stories. What was surprising is that this was a love story! T.L. Smith writes dark stories but there was nothing dark about this book! Angry sex yes! But dark no!

I loved this story and I am always up to read more by this author! 4.5 stars

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