RELEASE DAY & BOOK REVIEW: Mai Tai’d Up (Cocktail #4) by Alice Clayton

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SYNOPSIS

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.

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REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW: 5 STARS

Alice Clayton’s books are always awesome! Funny, sexy and very entertaining! Mai Tai’d Up had it all. I loved the little part of Chloe in Screwdrivered, she was a good girl, about to get married, but with very cold feet. I was really curious about her and ready to read her book. And now, after reading Mai Tai’d Up, I can tell that my curiosity was very well rewarded. Chloe is an amazing girl, very smart, very kind, with a beautiful heart, and with the sharpest sense of humor.

I loved that this book was all about Chloe, about finding her place in the world, about doing what she wanted and not what her mother wanted (FFS I couldn’t stand her mother) and most of all, about finding the love she wanted in her life.

So, after she called off the wedding, she decided to go to Monterey to clear her head, and start over, and it turned out to be the best decision she’s ever made in her life. Monterey meant new friends, new job (her dream job), new dogs (the cutest pitbulls) and new love. But that love wasn’t always love. At first, it was a really great friendship with a lot of sexual tension. Oh. My. God. The. Tension. It was hilarious and sexy! And then when they did it, it was so hot, so awesome, i couldn’t put the book down, because it was reaaaally steamy. Very Alice-Clayton-steamy-kinda-way.

Lucas was her kryptonite. Very ginger, very muscular, very funny and very romantic. I loved their conversations, their adventures, how they worked together and their nicknames. Oh, did I say kryptonite? Yes, a blue kryptonite, I mean, she was so attracted to his perfect blue eyes, that I decided that he was her blue kryptonite.

The secondary characters were awesome. Her dad was my favorite. So supportive and always so  loving. Lou and Marge were funny and they gave the best advices to Chloe. Viv and Clark did their part in this book too. It was awesome to know more about their HEA. *happy dance*. And her mom, she was so annoying most of the book, but at the end I liked her. She finally understood what was best for her daughter, was what Chloe decided for herself.

And….. I learned with this book that Alice is a fan of superman. She had some superman references in Screwdrivered and in this book, and I totally loved it!!

I can’t wait for the new book of the series, Last Call. Caroline and Simon are back! Yeah baby, bring me my wallbanger!!

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Expected publication: January 6th 2015 by Gallery Books

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AUTHOR

3379564Alice Clayton is a novelist with an unholy love for her KitchenAid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. Hi sweetie!!

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and national educator for a major cosmetics company, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career, writer. Combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, The Redhead Series.

Alice has penned three novels, The Unidentified Redhead,The Redhead Revealed, and coming soon in November 2012, Wallbanger. She thinks you should purchase them immediately. She’s not kidding, not even a little bit. Everyone needs some comedic erotica in their lives. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series, set to release in Spring of 2013, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace.

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother’s Podcast, make sure you check them out at notyourmotherspodcast.com or over on iTunes. 3 women rushing towards their forties still acting like teenagers. A saucy little mix of sex, love, relationships, pop cultural, celebrity gossip and All Things Jake Ryan.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Mary’s, 8 hours of sleep, and a good pounding.

Finally Alice would also like all her readers and listeners to help her convince Mt. Alice that the only other thing that would make her truly happy is finally bringing home a Bernese Mountain Dog. She is totally serious. And done talking about herself in the third person…

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