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Cocky Bastard

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  32,095 ratings  ·  3,273 reviews
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.

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Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 14th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-comedy
4 Stars!!


I’m currently kicking my own a$$ for not reading this one sooner. Why did I waited so long to read it? I honestly don’t know. Ugh…It goes without saying you must read this one ASAP, of course if you have it in your list, if not, add it immediately because I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. If you are looking for a great mix of steam, romance and humor look no further, because 'Cocky Bastard' was exactly that…and more.

“You’re not suggesting…”
“Yes. Yes, I am. If I change yo
Jennifer Kyle
4.5 Stars

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Wow I found this book to be such a good time and so very different than what I had envisioned. To be honest, I had pictured a full blown smut read (not that there's anything wrong with that). The first half was so funny, sexy and for me a full 5 Stars. Then BAM at the halfway point we get thrown a ‘2 Years Later’ the momentum kind of got thrown off a bit for me. The first half is told in Aubrey’s POV while the second half is told in Chance’s POV.

The Australian, former socc
Lo Bookfrantic
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review-ng
5***Beautiful Second Chance ~ Stars

GENRE:Contemporary Romance
POV:First Person – Dual

“Do you want to keep me, or will you throw me away?” Chance

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Aubrey “AH-BREE” Bloom, is on a road trip to a new life in California. A new job for a new law firm waits for her. She decided to leave her past behind after a bad relationship left her wanting a fresh new start. On her trip to California she made a stop in Nebraska and meets this HOT, Beautiful, Australian, and C
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*** 5 STARS ******

Especially for the sexy and sweet as sin,Australian...Chance

Well,Penelope Ward is a new Author to me but I've read books by Vi Keeland before so I thought this would be good..and it certainly was...and Chance is one of my new,favourite Male characters...God the man is gorgeous!!!

Aubrey is on her way to California to start a new chapter in her life when she meets Chance at a rest stop.Circumstances throw them together and they end up sharing the drive to California together.
Picking Up A Hitchhiker Never Looked So Good!

This book was a little slow going for me at first, but once it got going, I couldn't put it down. 'Cocky Bastard' was funny and entertaining. I mean, where else am I going to find a book about a road trip with a blind, fainting goat!?! It was those quirky little things that made this book for me.

In a nutshell, Aubrey picks up a hot Aussie, Chance, when she is driving cross-country to California after ditching her cheating ex. Chance fixes her car in e
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Aubrey is looking for a fresh start, and meeting Chance, a sexy, arrogant, Australian is not part of her plan. But an impromptu road trip with the cocky bastard, has her questioning her opinion of her companion. Aubrey starts to warm up to Chance, but he constantly seems to be putting on the breaks, until one night changes everything.

"Attraction is way too tame for what happens when I look at you. I want to fucking conquer you."

Aubrey knew they would be going their separate ways, she thought
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Aubrey Bloom uprooted her life and moved cross country for a fresh start. In the middle of the long road trip to California she took a break at a rest stop, only to continue the journey with one extra passenger.

Chance Bateman a cocky Aussie guy was also heading to the same destination when his bike broke down. He made a deal with Aubrey so he could hitch a ride. What started as a simple ride quickly turned into something else as they took detours
I expected a lot from this book, considering its high rating, but sadly, it didn’t quite live up to the hype.

**Spoiler alert!

I excitedly went into this book and it had me hooked from the first page. Although Chance isn’t my type of hero (He was such a tease. I’m not a fan of playful, pushy, and cocky guys.), I really did enjoy the first half. But alas, the second half was a catastrophe for me and I didn’t enjoy it at all. Honestly, I couldn’t stand Aubrey. She was selfish and wishy-washy. She d
Ramona Popescu
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This duo is killing me!! And this book is helping them!!

I know I'll repeat myself but i can't help it. Penelope in every combination is amazing, solo or with Vi.. I love her and her books will always the first in my TBR list.
Cocky bastard was brilliant and the funniest in the series from my point of view.

The plot is insanely simple but Penelope and Vi made it sexy and charming for us readers.
Aubrey picks up an Aussie, Chance, when she is driving across the country to California after splittin
Sophia Triad
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was saving this for a rainy day

I swallowed and seemed to lose my ability to speak as I took in the Adonis standing before me. I wanted to smack that cocky smile right off his face, though—his gorgeous, chiseled, scruffy face, framed by a thick head of copper-brown hair. F@ck me. This man was insanely hot, not someone I expected to come across out here.

Yeah, I think this book has been a good choice.

Nice, easygoing story.
Nice book cover (Cover model: Nick Ayler)
Sweet ending.
Pure sunshin
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
♦ 5 "AH-BREE" Stars! ♦

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Ladies, prepare to fall in love with this Aussie smokin' HOT Cocky Bastard because Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland have written an amazing story! This book is about two strangers (Chance and Aubrey) falling in love and their journey to happily ever after.

I have read Vi Keeland's books before (and loved all of them) but not Penelope Ward's and let me tell you: these two together have written a beautiful love story. Cocky Bastard will make you laugh from the beggining till t
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 - 5 ★'s

Don't you just love when a book turns out to be nothing like you thought it would be...and instead, it's so much better? That's exactly what this book was for me. I was expecting something light, funny and sexy and while, yes, it IS all's so much more.

Aubrey is moving across country and decides to road trip it. On a pit stop, she meets Chance who is very hot and very cocky but they don't get off to a great start. One broken down motorcycle and one flat tire later, they com
Aug 11, 2015 rated it liked it
★★★ 3 Stars ★★★

Aubrey is on her way to California, having recently found herself single she wants a fresh start in a new home. This is where she meets a Cocky Bastard, who goes by the name of Chance.

Chance is an fun loving Aussie who immediately gets Aubrey's back up with his sense of humour and when they end up on a road trip together they have a lot of banter and comedic moments. Chance is hesitant to get to close to Aubrey and there is a very good reason for this, but his lack of enthusiasm
Stacey is Sassy
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-humour, aussie, arc

You can’t help but love this Cocky Aussie.

I liked the Cocky Bastard from the very beginning. Then, I loved the Cocky Bastard the more I got to know him. When the Cocky Bastard ripped my heart out, I couldn’t really hate him. I was frustrated with the Cocky Bastard for a little while, but I knew deep down there HAD to be a good reason for him leaving. I got the full story, and while I wished the Cocky Bastard had trusted me with the truth, I couldn’t help but love him more. Aussies sure are lovab
God I luv that goat u go PIXY

I luv Chance I would go on a road trip with him any day he is sexy hot so confident an just an al round COCKY BASTARD ;) I just want a piece of him I found his character so good throughout this with the thing he did 4 his sister was the best think ever I think my heart did break a lil 4 what he did an had 2 go through the way he was with Pixy was just damn adorable the way he had lil nicknames 4 everyone was so funny I want a nickname :( one thing this man does
Kelli C

This was really fun and completely not what I was expecting. While there was a good girl and a seemingly bad guy, but it was much more than the norm. What this read has is a man and woman meeting in the middle of nowhere, futures unknown, but nonetheless a life changing journey of fun, flirting, and just letting go!

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After her fair share or heartbreak, Aubrey takes off for California. She has one of those OMG moments of "look at that hottie" while on her travels. Littl
Violina The Romance Lover
5 "I want to be Chance's Princess.NOW!" stars

“My cookie? I’m not going to eat it.”
“Sure. I’ll eat you.”
“What did you just say?”
“I said I’d eat yours.”

Chance, babe...

I AM SO INLOVE WITH THIS COCKY BASTARDO and that's the reasons why:
I loved how funny, cocky, adorable, sweet, HONEST, confident, FILTHY MOUTHED and honorable he was! I loved how he NEVER gave up on AH-BREE ! How relentless he was when he wanted something! I didn't thought that his stalking skils were too much
3 What A Road Trip Stars!
I was gunning for 4 stars until the last 25% of the book. The first part of the book is told in Aubrey's POV and the second part (two years later) is told in Chance's POV.

Aubrey and Chance are both headed to California when they meet inside a rest stop. When they are leaving Chance's bike won't start and Aubrey has a flat. Chance offers to fix her tire for a ride. This begins their road trip full of all kinds of excitement. Chance is super duper funny! He had me crackin
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jul 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audio
Road trip read.

Wow! What a disappointment. Clearly I'm in the minority and who am I?

But let's just be honest. The book should be titled Whimpy Pussy. He was not cocky nor a bastard.

Where this book fell short for me is there was zero plot. And where sex is a natural filler, that was lacking too. And we spent way too much time in his head where he lamented on a woman he loved so deeply after knowing her for 8 days. Then they spent a considerable amount of time apart. While I get his situation may
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
C.B. meets Ah-BREE on the road, teams up with her on the road, falls in love on the road, and Fake marries her, on the road. With Blind, fainting goat as his witness !!!
This is a hilarious story with very witty funny banter and moments that pull at your heart strings.
the Vi-Pene combo is volcanic, they write amaze balls books together.
as for Richard- he can suck Cocky's Tockley!!!!
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Christy by: Reanell Tisdale & Bella Love
Shelves: 2016-audios
4 stars!

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I listened to the audio version of Cocky Bastard and really enjoyed it! This was a popular book last year that I never got to, but I’m so glad I read it. In a blog chat, my two blogging partners were raving about Stuck Up Suit, a new release by these two authors. I mentioned I’d never read a Vi Keeland book and both said I had to change that asap so I picked this one up and started to listen. Thanks, Reanell and Bella for recommending! I have the audio of Stuck Up Suit loaded on my a
Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books
4 On the Road Stars

I love it when two authors get together. It’s like getting the best of both worlds. I was looking for a fun read with a sexy Hero and I got it!

Cocky Bastard is a standalone is a part of the Cocky Bastard series. The book starts out super adorable and I love road trip books. Chance is an Aussie and a part of me wants this book to be on audio so I can hear his voice **dreamy eyes**. At a rest stop, Chance meets Aubrey.

No, there’s no insta-love, the opposite, pure insta-hate and
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wild and crazy ride this book was! Once I picked it up, I was unable to stop reading till I reached "The End".

We meet Aubrey who is on a road trip from Chicago to California to start a new life, she never expected to meet C.B. aka Chance on her trip across the country. One flat tire, and one broken bobble head changes Aubrey's trip dramatically.

I loved the eight days that Aubrey and Chance were together during their road trip. You could instantly tell there was a spark between Aubrey and
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars for the Aussie, Chance!!!!!!

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I have had this book forever and just found it on my kindle. Anyway, I'm kinda pissed at myself for not realizing that I had it. No worries though. I have read it now and couldn't be happier.

I adored Chance and Aubrey, especially Chance.

Aubrey was on a road trip from Chicago to California. She was leaving her life behind her and starting a new one in California. When she meets the drop dead, sexy Chance. His motorcycle will not start and she has a flat t
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Chance, you were fucking fantastic babe! Thanks a lot for the hot minutes. :-D

Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had such a good time with this book! I liked both of the main characters and their adopted child -which is actually a goat- and i never saw the big twist coming. All in all, a total hoot!!!

Aubrey and Chance are set to live the ultimate road trip. Aubrey is moving on the other side of the nation after a bad break up and Chance needs her help to get in his destination after his bike breaks down. For 8 days and nights, they will sleep in weird places, they will adopt a suicidal goat, the will hav
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༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author "Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

TITLE: Cocky Bastard
AUTHOR: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 17th 2015


Keen to see what these two favourite authors of mine are going to bring us..

The first interaction between these two didn't go down so well..

I wanted to smack that cocky smile right off his face, though—his gorgeous, chiseled, scruffy face,
Lea ★
5 cocky stars***** actually, make that 6 stars!

This little gem has been sitting on my Kindle for way too long.
I just wish Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland would write more books together. They make a great writing partners, and they are both one of my favourite authors.
You have to pick this up ASAP, if not, add it to your TBR list, trust me, you won't be sorry.
I had no idea what to expect from this book judging by the cover, and I kinda forgot it's just a metaphorical phrase. This book was so muc
“Name’s Chance. Chance Bateman. Some of my friends call me Cocky”

This book was my first buddy read and I had fun reading it together with Michaele :)

The book is split in two parts. I really enjoyed part one, the road trip, it was fun. But the second part dragged on and was kind of boring.

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Okay, 1,900+ did I miss reading this book until now?
I absolutely loved it--could not put it down to save my soul! I laughed, snickered, cried, and swooned. This book had everything, I adored the characters, and I think these authors are going to bankrupt me since I want to read everything they write as a team, and individually!

I'm going to tell the story as best I can in pictures...

This is our cocky bastard, otherwise known as Chance Bateman.
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Retired Aussie soccer star, eyes th
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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 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.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beau

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