Mai Tai’d Up by Alice Clayton, review.

Mai Tai’d Up by Alice Clayton, review.

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Synopsis 1

 

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.

 

 

Rachels Review

 

Alice Clayton delivers another hilarious read with this book. I loved it. But that’s not a great surprise really. I am a long term fan of this author and may have (read totally did) squealed in joy when it arrived in my inbox.

 

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With this instalment of the Cocktail series we get Chloe and the delicious Lucas. I was grinning from the first paragraph and it had me hooked till the page when I put it down with a big fat stupid grin. There were so many laugh out loud moments that I’m glad I was alone when I was reading it as would have gathered some very strange looks when I had to wipe my eyes from laughing so hard.

This may be book 4 in the series, (yes it can absolutely be read as a standalone) but the series has lost none of its spark or wit. The banter or more likely prolonged foreplay is there and so are the snarky comebacks, smart one liners and build up to the big moment when the playing is over and the main characters finally get it on. So, so worth it.

When former beauty pageant queen Chloe has an epiphany on the morning of her wedding day that she can’t marry the groom, she jumps in her car yelling “I don’t want to marry. Charles Preston Sappington. Not today, not any day,” much to her mother’s horror. It starts a whole adventure and new life.

She heads to her father’s property in beautiful Monterey. There she can regroup and relax. But she receives an email that changes her course. An old friend she met on the pageant circle rescues, rehabilitates and finds homes for abused or neglected pit bulls and he’s looking for a new location and for help to run it. Chloe jumps at the chance, this leads to a very interesting meeting with the local veterinarian and mega hottie Lucas.

As they quickly become friends without benefits, the spark they both ignore continues to grow. When they aren’t setting up the rescue ranch, saving dogs or working, they are together having fun paddle boarding, cooking or just talking. But when Lucas’s ex pops up so does the little green monster. Chloe can’t be jealous right? Then a rescue goes wrong, the need for comfort takes a decidedly un-platonic turn.

What happens now? Will this destroy their friendship or can it end up bringing them closer together? Read it and find out 🙂

 

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About the Author 1

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Alice Clayton

ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop).

She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.

Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog.

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