Published by Simon and Schuster on December 2nd 2014
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Humorous
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Also in this series: Rusty Nailed, Screwdrivered
Also by this author: The Unidentified Redhead, Nuts
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.
This one was probably my least favorite in the series. But mostly because of the omission of certain things. The romance was just as great as the previous books.
Chloe ran out on on her fiance on their wedding day. She has this niggling feeling that it’s not right, and I like to say that you always trust your gut. She didn’t seem happy with him anyway. Her dad tells her to stay at their family vacation home, and she decides to see about working with a pitbull rescue organization. This is when she meets Lucas… Lucas has had his heart broken, and doesn’t want the same thing to happen when it comes to Chloe. His ex wrecked him, and it’s totally understandable.
What I loved most about this book is the focus on rescuing pitbulls. My fur baby is a pit, and they have such a bad reputation. But they can be the sweetest dogs ever. I loved what the characters in this book were doing for those poor puppies that were raised to fight, or used as bait dogs. It breaks my heart that any dogs go through this. I definitely think Clayton brought some awareness to this subject, and I’m grateful for it.
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