Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review for Almost Too Far from the Almost Bad Boys Series by A.O. Peart!!

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Would you take another shot at love? Or just settle on a friend with benefits?
Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Davenport lugs substantial baggage. One boyfriend after the next has been a total disaster, leaving Natalie distrustful toward the male population in general. So when Colin Hampton crosses her path, she’s cautious. Her heart (and some other body parts!) nudges her to go for it, while her head wants her to run for the hills.
Colin is one of those gorgeous guys who attract women, no matter the age or marital status. With a successful career at a popular Seattle radio station, hard body, and charming personality, he is the complete package. But something dark lurks in the corners of his soul; some murky experience that has changed him—maybe for the better, but maybe for the worse.
Will he steal her heart and stomp over it like other guys did?
Will she let him into her heavily fortified world despite herself?
Or will they settle somewhere in the middle—establishing the emotional boundaries to protect them from falling in love?
This contemporary romantic comedy blends humor, sensuality, and angst, with zany characters and witty dialogue.
***Warning: contains sexual situations (some quite vivid!), profanity, and a high dose of sarcasm. Oh, and there is a lot of appletini and beer drinking. May not be appropriate for readers under 18 years old. Not intended for prudes and killjoys with no sense of humor***

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How far would you go to protect the one you love?
The terrors of Colin’s past are revealed and accepted by Natalie. Her doubts about letting him into her life are finally disbanded and replaced by a sense of security and commitment. But Natalie doesn’t know that Colin’s past hides more dark secrets unknown even to him.
When a delusional psychopath threatens Colin’s life, things quickly become complicated. Natalie’s stubborn character and desire to kick ass won’t let her step aside and allow the authorities to handle the danger. She gets herself tangled up with street hoodlums, befriends a Russian mobster’s high-maintenance girlfriend, and becomes expert at picking locks and hiding evidence. ******************************************************** 
This contemporary romantic comedy/mystery blends humor and sensuality with enough thriller elements to make you clutch the pages with terror. The offbeat characters and witty dialogue from Almost Matched are here to stay.
**Warning: contains sexual situations, profanity, and a high dose of sarcasm. Oh, and the appletini is still the drink of choice. May not be appropriate for readers under 18 years old. Not intended for prigs and sourpusses who get easily affronted**
***Almost Broken Up is the second installment in the Almost Bad Boys series, and it comes after book one, Almost Matched. The books in this series should be read in order. They are not stand-alone books***
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A martini glass of sizzling romance, a jigger of suspense and crime, perfectly shaken with a twist of wacky humor.
Where would you draw the line between love and justice?
When Colin’s feisty great grandma Helga mysteriously disappears, Natalie and the gun-toting Svetlana rush to the rescue. With the help of Russian mafia goons and Natalie’s girlfriends, they get more than they bargained for. Natalie invites trouble into her life all over again. She could find herself questioned by the police, or worse, her relationship with Colin could become rickety once more.
And so the race begins: with grandma Helga on the loose, Colin turns to the police for help, and Natalie is a stiletto heel tip outside of the law. But being in the wrong has never felt so vindicated. ******************************************************** 
**Warning: due to sexual situations, nasty language, and a high dose of sarcasm this book may not be appropriate for readers under 18 years old. Not intended for prudes who get easily affronted**
***The books in the Almost Bad Boys series should be read in order. They are not stand-alone books.

I found this book utterly hilarious!!!  I so want Colin's great-grandmother to be mine!!!  She's awesome as are her friends!!!

All the drama starts when Colin's great-grandmother goes missing at her own birthday party.  Natalie makes it her mission to find her, and with some digging, finds out where she's gone.  Together with her girlfriends, she heads out to find her and bring her home.  Colin and his grandmother are beyond worried about what has happened, and all Natalie wants to do is take her home and take the worry away from him.  

On the way there, the five girls get into a little bit of drama, and I gotta say... I want to have Svetlana as a friend... She's great!!!  

When the feisty old lady is found, she's none the worse for wear.  She didn't want to worry everyone, and is shocked to hear the police were called after she disappeared.  All Helga wants to spend her birthday the way she wants to spend it.  

I loved this book!!  I would love to hand around with Helga and her friends.  They are some great old ladies who don't take anyone's crap!!  They do what they want and don't care what anyone thinks!!

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Almost Matched (Almost Bad Boy Series 1)
Almost Broken Up (Almost Bad Boy Series 2)
Almost Too Far (Almost Bad Boy Series 3)
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I was born and raised in Poland. When I was just seven-years-old I decided to learn English, because I wanted to translate my favorite Polish fairytales.
I write in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fiction, sci-fi, contemporary, and short stories. I am a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Washington Chapter, author critique group, Writers In the Rain, and several authors’ and readers’ networking groups on Linkedin, Facebook, and Goodreads.
I love reading good books almost as much as writing them. I describe myself as “European born, American by choice”. I can never decide which season I prefer—summer or fall. I speak with Polish accent and love listening to the Southern drawl. I am passionate about watercolor painting, fashion—especially stilettos, rock climbing, environment, and organic food and gardening. I live in the Seattle area with my family and a chronically curious cat, Cinnamon.

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Author A.O. Peart said...

Jess, thank you for participating in the Almost Bad Boys series blog tour. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Almost Too Far. Thanks for such a nice review! I hope you will give books one and two a try as well :-)

Jess's Journal said...

I would love to!!! I want to know more about Colin... wow!!!!! He was sexy!!!! I want to more about what happened to Faith!!

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