NEW 5 STAR CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE & GIVEAWAY: Cocky Bastard by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward [I ❤’d this book!!]

Meet Chance in COCKY BASTARD!

A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors
Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


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Read Chapter One of Cocky Bastard HERE


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about the book

He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska.

A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive.

When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.

My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.

I wanted him, but Chance wouldn’t make a move. I thought he wanted me too, but something was holding him back.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the cocky bastard, especially when I knew we’d be going our separate ways.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.



A knock at the door made me jump.

With a huff, I got out of bed and stood on my tiptoes to look out the peephole.  Why were those things always so high on the door anyway?  I was surprised to find no one standing on the other side.  Maybe I’d imagined it.

Another knock.

cocky bastard tour 1I flicked on the lights. The sound wasn’t coming from the entrance door.  It was coming from an interior door I hadn’t even noticed before.

Chance’s door.

I unfastened the top lock and cracked it open just enough so I could see what he wanted.  And there he stood.


Wearing only dark gray boxer briefs that hugged him like a second skin.

It took a minute to understand what he was doing there, even though he was holding up a toothbrush in question.

“I thought we had established I wasn’t a serial killer already.”

I opened the door wider.

He smiled.

Oh lord.  Stop that.  Right now.

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“I must have left my toothpaste in my saddlebag in the car.”

I swallowed hard.  “Uh huh.”

He cocked his head to the side, and his brows dipped in.  “Can I borrow yours?”

“Oh.  Yeah, sure.”

He walked past me and let himself into my bathroom.  I waited at the door.

“You got an awful lot of girly crap in here for one night,” he said with a jumbled mouth full of toothpaste from the bathroom.  “Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia.”

He was reading my Estee Lauder perfume bottle.

I heard him rinse and spit.  Then there was a gargling sound.  He used my mouthwash, too.  Sure, help yourself.

He walked out and flicked off the bathroom light.  “Is tuberose a rose?”

I shook my head, still confused by the whole situation going on.

“That’s why,” he murmured.

“Why what?”

“I couldn’t figure out what you smelled like all day.  Not sure I ever smelled a Tuberose before.”  He shrugged and walked back into his room but not before turning back.  “Even those little black lacy underwear smell like tuberose.”

My eyes bulged.  I’d taken off my bra and panties and left them on the bathroom counter.


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“Relax.  I’m teasing.  Do I look like an underwear sniffer to you?”




“Night, Aubrey.” He graced me with a dimple and disappeared.

AH-BREE.  Damn him.

I locked the door and checked it twice, unclear if it was for my safety or his.  His voice saying my name was on audio replay inside my head, getting softer and softer like a soothing lullaby with each breath as I drifted off to dreamland.

Until the knock came again.

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Cocky BastardCocky Bastard by Penelope Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I freaking LOVED this book!!! Ohmygawd, the characters were so great. Their chemistry was off the charts and the storyline was so laid back but emotional at the same time!!

I want to say that I plan to frequent rest stops more often…in hopes that I’ll get as lucky as Aubrey did. What started off rocky turned out to be a truly destined meeting.

While at a pit stop Aubrey comes across a sexy guy that teased her and got under her skin from that very first moment. He truly was a cocky bastard, but when he ends up having trouble with his ride, they start an adventurous road trip that changed both of their lives. From acquiring an unlikely pet, to waking up alone after an unforgettable night, this story had EVERYTHING.

Aubrey was independent but also reeling from a break up and Chance was cocky, but in a way that made it charming. He was sexy, built, handsome, funny…a complete package and had an accent. Those qualities just had my panties melting. Throughout the story Chance proves his devotion to Aubrey over and over and that had my heart melting.

Their chemistry was off the charts. There was immediate sexual tension but it wasn’t their sexual chemistry that made the story for me. Because of their initial start, they were able to really get to know each other on a deep level; which allowed them to forego any facades and just be themselves. That only attracted them to each other more. Their banter was comical, their adventures were entertaining and the love story was swoon worthy!

Such an awesome read and worth WAY more than just FIVE stars.

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 about the author

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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