Party Naked (Cocktales #1)
Stephanie Harper is perfectly happy co-owning Books and Brew, where she slings drinks and entertains her friends with cutting wit and a cynical take on love. She’s convinced she has no time for anything deeper than sex, she has a business to run, after all. And her thrice-married mother has proven happy ever after doesn’t exist.
Jarod Nolan begs to differ...more
"I’m not looking to fall in love. Lust? Definitely. Sexual attraction? I’m in. Red-hot, set-the-sheets-on-fire fucking? Hell yeah. Forever? No way.”
What a fun read this was, Party Naked was exactly what I needed, something fun, sexy and HOT. On a side note, if Books and Brew actually existed, I’d be there all day every day…alcohol and books, sign me up ;)
Steph, has no time for love, she has a three-year commitment to Books and Brew, as a part owner along with her three girlfriends a ...more
For Stephanie the hard work is paying off with business, but taking a major toll on her social life. After one hell of an awful day, she gives into her frustration and double parks not realizing that she just who she park ...more
I didn't really get on with the main character. She was just soo jaded. I get it, this was the whole point. But I found reading page after page of her stubborn 'love doesn't exist!' to just be annoying.
I like the idea of a Bar / Book shop, having thought of something like that myself. However... what kind of bar closes at 11pm????
Lost a star for that, cause dude... reality much??
This was a fun romance to read. The first in a series of related stories that can be read as standalones, it has a fun premise and likeable characters. Although there is some hot sex between the hero and heroine, it's not as erotic as some by this author.
The first book in Mari Carr’s new series- Cocktales- delivers all around. I didn't put the Kindle down until I was finished. I fell in love with the premise of the series immediately. Four girlfriends from college with different degrees decide to open a book store/bar rightly named Books and Brew. It has a coffee shop feel that looks more like a living room with plenty of couches and over-sized chairs to lounge around in and get comfy. Book clubs or the every ...more
Strong minded Heroines and devastatingly sexy Heroes always make for a great story. Add in a great plot line and sexual chemistry and you have Party Naked. This book will keep you page turning wanting more. So if you like to read about a HEA with a real story attached, something that you could see happening in to you in real life, than this is a story to check out.
Coming from a recent break-up leaves Jarod, our main male character, l ...more
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Stephanie Harper has the best job, she co-owns a book store that sells liquor...how awesome is that! Jarod Nolan is a new detective and the last thing he thought he would be doing on his first day on the job is to be writing a double parking ticket. He had just been dumped by his girlfriend for being too nice and he decided that day to show someone anyone just how not nice he can be. He didn't realize this was going to lead him into the arms of th ...more
Anyway the rest of the story is really watching Stephanie deal with her issues around commitment while Jarod pat ...more
A quick double-parking incident, while on a liquor run, produces a chance meeting with Detective Jarod Nolan. But little does Stephanie realize that meeting is only the beginning of the most exciting (and smexy!) times to come.
Highly recommended. Another fun read from ...more
Jarod never thought that being blocked in and writing a ticket would get him a new acquaintance, but meeting her for the second time the same day, end in a kiss no one saw coming. He had to stop her from blurbing his secret somehow, right? =)
A commitment-phobic bartender and a man whos not afraid to go after what he wants, gives you a great ...more
only thing i am alittle dissapointed in is that i purchased the book on sale for 1.99, i believe and the next few books in the series are all over 5.00. I will be waiting to purchase the next one i think.
But I also understand Jarod's point of view on the subject. It just takes the right one to show you it's possible.
Overall, I liked this book VERY much. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of sap with their smut!
Stephanie doesn't believe in love based on her mother's relationships.
So when she meets Jarod and starts what she considers a fling she's not prepared when Jarod tells her he wants more.
She finally begins to examine her feelings and decides she wants to give the relationship a chance.
High school librarian by day and mother of two busy teenagers, Mari Carr found time for writing by squeezing it into the ho ...more