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Slap and Tickle

(With A Kick #3)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Bryan Harrison is a successful accountant and a man who admires order and self-discipline. It’s a startling break from his routine when he literally bumps into Phiz Bussman outside With A Kick. Phiz’s lifestyle and behaviour are in complete contrast to Bryan’s, and appear totally chaotic. But they each recognise something in the other that they need.

Bryan has been helping
Published October 29th 2014 by Jocular Press (first published October 28th 2014)
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Re-did in audio 1/19/21 and I enjoyed it more the second time around. Upping my rating to 4 stars.
This is the third installment of the With a Kick series and every time I read one I crave the concoctions Lee and Patrick come up with even harder. And, I’m not even a big ice cream fan. The Slap and Tickle though, I’d be all over that. While this is part of a series I’d say it could definitely be read as a stand-alone. The commonality is the location and With a Kick’s proprietors, but we don’t have their whole story yet so you can definitely read this one for Bryan and mostly for Phiz.

I loved
Rachel Emily
This is my review I left for the box set that is in audio format.

Oh, well this was delightful! I really enjoyed this set of stories - A Twist and Two Balls is Eddy and Nuri's story (a couple who I just adore!) and Slap and Tickle was Bryan and Phiz's story. Then the two shorter stories after that revisit these couples.

I really loved Eddy and Nuri, I loved Nuri's family and their history, I loved Eddy's melodrama and attitude, and I really thought that they had great chemistry together. I also
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio_owned
3.5 Stars Overall
(Review for Book 1 & 3 Collection in Audio format)

This is my first time with a Clare London book, and with this audiobook, we actually get two novellas and two even shorter stories in this collection bundle which is really nice. Both of the main books are shorter cute novellas with a lot of humor added into them, and then the shorter stories at the end are an added fun bonus since we get to look back in on both couples. I really had fun listening to all of the books that were in
Barbara Elsborg
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a treat! I loved the pairing in this book, the incessant chatter of Phiz, the cool vulnerability of Bryan. Ms London is a master at creating beautifully drawn characters with deft brush strokes, characters with faults and problems, characters that the reader wants to both shake and love at the same time. This seems to be the story of two opposites, a guy who can't stop talking and a guy who can't deal with incessant chatter but these two have more in common than they think and it was fun wa ...more
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So, I absolutely adored Phiz and his chaotic personality, clumsiness, and the absolute beauty of how he submits when Bryan takes charge. Bryan lives a very ordered life and likes taking control of things. When you think of perfect complements, Bryan and Phiz are exactly what you should be thinking of…Bryan’s order to Phiz’s chaos creates a perfect balance; they truly are the epitome of the idea of one person completing the other.

I saw parts of myself in both characters, so it was really easy for
May 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Bryan, a boring accountant, and Phiz, a direction-less young man, meet outside With a Kick. Bryan learns to channel his dominant trait and Phiz learns to focus as they explore a lighter version of D/s.
Lena Grey
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
“It’s not who you are that holds you back; it’s who you think you’re not.” ~ Unknown

Bryan Harrison, of 'Slap and Tickle' by Clare London, is caught in a trap of his own making. Calm, cool, and collected on the outside, he hides his true self deep inside. Bryan thinks he's got it all together until he meets Phiz, a young man who appears to have little together; yet Phiz readily admits that he could use some polish. Even so, in many ways, despite his chaotic existence, Phiz seems content. Phiz con
Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews - 3 1/2 hearts

For a book with such a creative title, it only seems fitting that the main character pairing is a little more colorful as well, right? Well, Bryan is anything but colorful on his own. He’s an accountant and lives the stereotype of stuffy, proper and uptight quite well. However, along comes Phiz with his incessant chatter and clumsy chaos, and suddenly things don’t seem quite so boring, or proper anymore.

Though part of a series, this book seem
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ideal Palate Cleansers

This review is for all five books in this series, and one hopes that author Clare London has at least one more she is working on so that we can finally tie a bow around the series.

The premise of a too-cool-to-be-true London ice-cream parlor just happening to be the serendipitous location where ten completely different men accidentally meet to form five completely ingenious couples is laced with laughter, off-the-wall plots, a lot of sex (sometimes), some rough sex (sometime
Inked Reads
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was far and away my favorite of the entire series. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
Phiz is one of the most delightful characters in any book I've read. I would have gladly read lots more of him! Even though the story is told in Bryan's POV, I felt like it was Phiz I got to know. He reminds me strongly of people I know in real life, which is probably why I adored him.

I don't usually go for BDSM, but this was BDSM-lite, and it wasn't terribly detailed or graphic. The in
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Part of the ongoing With a Kick series about the customers [and owners] of a bar that sells ice cream cocktails.

In this one, Bryan, an uptight and rigidly self controlled accountant, is trying to help the bar with its financial problems. He's a real 'by the book' man prone to treating things coolly and rationally when perhaps he should be a bit more sympathetic. Cruel to be kind, is an apt description, but this rather dictatorial attitude pays dividends when he literally crashes into the chaotic
A.M. Leibowitz
This was far and away my favorite of the entire series. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.

Phiz is one of the most delightful characters in any book I’ve read. I would have gladly read lots more of him! Even though the story is told in Bryan’s POV, I felt like it was Phiz I got to know. He reminds me strongly of people I know in real life, which is probably why I adored him.

I don’t usually go for BDSM, but this was BDSM-lite, and it wasn’t terribly detailed or graphic. The interaction
Walked away from this was an odd feeling of dissatisfaction.
Loved the premise, the sweetness of Phiz, the whirl of life and the growing attraction between the heroes. But the diffidence of Bryan annoyed me, it made the story seem about forcing bdsm-lite down the throat of the reader, it was odd and out-of-character for Bryan to be that way throughout the book, it kept me off-kilter, so I walked away still wondering if their love will make it, I hope so, but I am not completely confident.
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
I do have a soft spot for characters like Phiz who are just a bit on the flighty disorganized side with a good heart who can throw a staid responsible guy off kilter. This is very much that and it just appealed with the author's usual humour and a touch of silliness thrown in to make it a fun read. ...more
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5* Enjoyed this third instalment to the With A Kick Series, didn't quite click with these characters but maybe that's just me. Am looking forward to the next in the series and really hoping to get Patrick and Lee's story :) ...more
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it
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Took a little while to really get the Bryan and Phiz dynamics but it did grow on me so rooting for them by the end.
Bryan's stuffiness is set off by Phiz's exuberance. Would have loved more of them sortng out their relationship dynamic.
Enjoyed. 3.5*
Nov 20, 2014 rated it liked it
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Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Possibly my favourite in this quirky series of books set around an ice cream shop that serves ice cream with a difference. Cute, hot and I loved the pairing of Bryan and Phiz.
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Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while f ...more

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  • Pluck and Play (With A Kick #5)
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