Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mai Tai'd Up, by Alice Clayton

Mai Tai'd Up (Cocktail, #4)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another funny, romantic read by Alice Clayton.

Mai Tai'd Up is the 4th book in her Cocktail series but it is a standalone novel that intertwines a bit with the other Cocktail novels. You can easily read Mai Tai'd Up without having read any of the other Cocktail novels.

The Cocktail series starts out with Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed which follow the hilariously romantic ups and downs of Caroline and Simon. Then comes Screwdrivered, where we get Viv (Simon's long-time friend from high school) and Clark's story.

Mai Tai'd Up follows Chloe, Clark's cousin, as she ditches her fiancé at the altar and starts a new and exciting life, befriending the sweet and lovable (and sexy) veterinarian Lucas.

Alice Clayton is known for her lovable characters, her witty comedy and her sexy romance. Mai Tai'd Up encompasses all three once more. Many moments made me smile, a couple made me laugh out loud and one hot and sexy shower scene that had me swooning. A light-hearted and feel-good rom-com that I most definitely recommend.

Around the 25% mark, I had trouble putting it down.


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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