Looking for the perfect mix of smart, sexy, and sassy? Mai Tai’d Up continues USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s Cocktail series, which began with Wallbanger and continued with Rusty Nailed and Screwdrivered.
Eligible bachelor Lucas Campbell is very available, but very picky. A veterinarian in Monterey, California, his life is perfect: he works, he sails, he loves the ocean and the mountains—so why rock the boat? Then Miss Chloe Patterson comes along.
Chloe has the body of a supermodel, the mouth of a sailor, and the fashion sense of teenage guy in 1990s Seattle. A former Miss California, she walked away from a cushy life, bought an old ranch outside Monterey, and turned it into Our Gang, a sanctuary for rescued and abandoned pit bulls. A woman who’s clearly not afraid of dog poop, she enjoys rehabilitating her “warrior angels.”
Local gossip reports that she ditched her fiancé the night before their wedding (true), and that she moved up north to start a new life (also true). She didn’t want to be tied down (true), but she wouldn’t mind being tied up—especially by that hot vet she’s seen around town a few times (true, true, and have-you-seen-his-butt?-true).
But is Chloe ready to date again? And is Lucas ready to take on not only Chloe, but forty pit bulls? One moonlit sail, two bottles of wine, and a few sailor knots might just do the trick.
Gosh, I've completely fallen in love with Alice Clayton. The first book I ever read by her was the first installment in this series, Wallbanger. I'd never found myself laughing so much while reading a book! Her prose is absolutely hilarious and in between the humor, she expertly weaves fluff, drama, and steamy romance. Both Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed deal with the original couple, Caroline and Simon. (Let me just say, if I had a few minutes with Simon, I'd be a very happy girl.) I really enjoyed their two books and the ups and downs of their romance.
Clayton's third book in the series, Screwdrivered, just released last week and managed to get my hands on the last copy at the bookstore today. I haven't cracked it open yet, but it is a companion novel dealing with Caroline's friend Viv. I haven't cracked it open, but I know there's a hot librarian, so I'm sold!
So, why am I already anticipating the fourth installment when I haven't read the third? Well, I've come to really love Clayton's sense of humor and I've greatly enjoyed the first two books. If you haven't read any of Alice's books, I highly encourage you to look into it, particularly if you have a love for humor and steamy, sexy romance.