Release Date: May 28, 2019
At least I didn’t take much time to plan it. It was more of a spur of the
moment kidnapping. Does that count?
One minute, the town’s bad boy is standing at the altar about to marry the
world’s most evil kindergarten teacher. The next, he’s passed out in my Vespa
sidecar with his bride hot on our tail.
But I didn’t have a choice! I couldn’t stand by and watch Jace O’Dell be
blackmailed into a loveless marriage. And besides, what’s a little kidnapping
Okay, so maybe we’re not just friends…
And maybe I can’t quit thinking about that night at his bar when he closed up
early and had me on the rocks.
And maybe this crazy stunt is going to blow up in both of our faces.
If it does, I’m blaming the moonshine.
Even though the only thing I’m hammered on when it comes to Jace is
love—straight up, no chaser.
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
Near the beginning of Hammered by Pippa Grand and Lili Valente, I thought the impossible: I am reading about a main character, Olivia Moonbeam, who may be even too quirky for me. Thankfully, that was not the case.
How could you not love a character who never met an animal, even a taxidermied one, that she didn’t like? Olivia is all new age quirkiness, sweetness, and gentle naivete, and she’s fallen in love with the town bad boy screw-up, Jace O’Dell, who she only see the good in. Unfortunately, he’s been involved since high school with the seemingly psychotic, Ginger, whose hair happens to be red, go figure.
While Hammered isn’t the laugh fest that America’s Geekheart was (the cover isn’t as good either), it’s still fun, humorous, and a fast read, so much so that I barely realized time had passed as I was reading. By the end, I loved all of Happy Cat’s (that’s the name of the town!?) residents, two-legged and four-legged, especially the raccoon named George Cooney (that’s pretty much worth reading the book for there, right?). And, I really love the sweetness of Olivia and Jace.
I am so making time to go back and read, Hosed, which is the first book in the series and introduces us to George, and, you know, the residents of Happy Cat.
If you need some fun, love happy romances with a touch of adventure, and don’t mind some quirky new age thrown in, read Hammered!
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies
escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning
toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading,
writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be
productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.
dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths
on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark
and lived to tell the tale.
water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.