AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Mai Tai’d Up (Cocktail #4) by Alice Clayton



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.




The audiobook of Mai Tai’d Up made this book five times better. Heather Smith did an amazing job in the narration of Chloe and Lucas’s love story. I definitely loved listening the audiobook after reading the book for the first time. It gave me another chance to fall in love with Lucas, and to repeat the book, which I love doing, but I don’t have much time to do that lately. So, I’m doubly happy.

Heather’s voice was just perfect for this book. It fits perfectly with Chloe’s personality: Lovely, caring, playful, funny and sexy.

Header made it flawless when Chloe was having her panic attack the day of the wedding. I could totally hear the desperation and the anguish in her voice.

And Oh. My. God. Heather’s tone of voice was awesome when Chloe was thinking about her KRYP-TO-NITE Lucas, I was daydreaming along with her *sigh*.

And of course, when Chloe and Lucas made love for the first time, it was steamy-hot! It was intense, and sexy and… yeah, you know what I mean *giggles*. Heather’s sexy narration made it even better than when I read it the first time.

I also loved the inflection in Heather’s voice for Lucas. I was melting when he was talking to Chloe the day she had to fetch her first dog, Sammy Davis Jr. Lucas was so straightforward about what could happen with the dogs, the bad things, but also the amazing things she could enjoy with this new experience. What an amazing man he is. Can I have my own ginger kryptonite for myself please?

Amazing book! Alice did great with this spin off. In addition to this audiobook review, you can also read my book review here.



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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 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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