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.
My Review ...
Another insanely hilarious story delivered to us by the amazing Alice Clayton.
Chloe is about to get married but she feels suffocated so, right before her wedding, she lets everyone know there is no way she’ll marry Charles and she runs away.
Living on her own for the first time in her life is a great feeling and she begins a journey of self discovery away from the shadow of her overbearing mother and the control that the high society had had over her since she was a small child.
Soon, she’s offered the possibility to open a shelter for Pitbull dogs and, being an animal lover, she accepts.
This is how she meets Lucas, the hot veterinarian and they soon become friends … with benefits.
Neither Lucas nor Chloe are ready for a new relationship but the chemistry is there so they decide to be each others rebound.
As always, Alice has kept it real. The characters are easy to understand and love and the dialogs are funny and smart. You’ll be caught up in the book from the very first pages.
Can’t wait for the next one!
In The Series
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.