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Tapped (Brewing Passion #1)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  83 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
A hot hook-up in a cold beer cooler changes everything…

When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn Benedict, angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hook-up in a cold beer cooler changes everything.

For Austin, it's a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright, while Evelyn must face her fears about
ebook, 1st edition, 232 pages
Published January 17th 2017 by Totally Bound Publishing
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When beer and wine saleswoman Evelyn Benedict reluctantly agreed to allow brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald to do a ride-along with her to visit her territory, she had no idea how her life would be permanently altered. She's from blue collar roots and he's a trust fund baby but they fit almost perfectly. It's the "almost" though that might just do them in. Especially when his best friend, Ross Hoffman enters the relationship.

Despite Evelyn's childish reactions throughout the story, I really liked
Feb 06, 2017 Carlene(Inspired) rated it liked it
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

The concept of Tapped felt like it was meant for me, I'm a craft beer girl through and through, but I was left feeling more like I'd drank a mediocre bud light while I read an insta-love romance novel rather than sipped on a bourbon-barrel stout with a slow burn, angst-y story. There were no swoon moments for me,
Sabrina Olteanu
Feb 20, 2017 Sabrina Olteanu rated it it was amazing
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

You look like a constipated crocodile when you do that.

I am that guy. And you are that girl. And I want to be these people some more.

Listen, I already know you’re an emotional cripple and sometimes a high-maintenance pain in the ass, but I’m willing to overlook all that.

The smile he shot her made her filling melt, she’d swear it. He’d truly turned her into some kind of drooling Pavlovian dog whenever he so much as looked at her.

My Review:

Liz Crowe excels at sucking me in and hol
Lynn Reynolds
Mar 13, 2017 Lynn Reynolds rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Evelyn Benedict is trying to do her best in a job that is mostly a man’s job. Austin Fitzgerald is a man who knew where his life was taking him. But that was before he met Evelyn. She seems to be like a drug of choice for him. And when they connect – fireworks. I find that sometimes the mood gets ruined because I end up laughing.

Be warned, these two are very graphic about what they want from the other. But don’t expect that to be the whole story. In any relationship there can be obstacles and Au
Danielle Marlowe
Mar 02, 2017 Danielle Marlowe rated it really liked it
This Is my first read from this Author. Author Liz Crowe did a really good job on this book. The story is well written. I couldn't put the book down. The characters from the book is Austin, Evelyn, and Ross. This story is sexy, sizzling and steamy. There were many emotion in this book. I enjoy a M/F/M. Two men that fall in love with the same woman. The men will give her anything and everything she needs or wants. I enjoy a book where a man or men are obsessed and protective over the woman he lov ...more
Jeanne Jem
Jan 23, 2017 Jeanne Jem rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jeep-diva
Rating 4.5 stars.

I always know I’m going to love Liz Crowe’s books and Tapped was just another example of why I like her writing so much. Because she’s a brewer, the settings and situations where perfectly authentic. She creates great characters with a depth of emotions, or not as the case may be, who are flawed, likeable and so very human.

For example, Evelyn carries a chip on her shoulder about her upbringing compared to Austin’s. She’s convinced he looks down on her at times and that he’s arr
Ruthie Taylor
Feb 11, 2017 Ruthie Taylor rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the first in a new series and has me HOOKED!

I love reading ménage stories - undoubtedly for the scorchingly hot scenes that three bodies can create, but also because I am fascinated by the dynamics between the trio. The idea of it being only for fun, which is what Austen and Ross have had in the past is one thing, but in a situation where the word love is used by at least two people, then it is much more than ju
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)

4.5 Crowns

Book 1 in the new Brewing Passions series.

Everlyn Benedict is at the top of her game in the world of Craft Beer sales. But when an over privileged, rich, stupidly handsome brewery owner is thrust upon her for a day, she can’t hide her dislike for him or the situation. But Austin Fitzgerald is not at all what she expected and he doesn’t just charm the customers, but also gets under her skin. From opposites sides of the track, Everlyn and Austin find it hard to fight the mutual attrac

Feb 14, 2017 Sascha rated it it was ok
Feb 12, 2017 Vox rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Who knew that passion and intrigue - and KINK - existed in the beer brewing world!

Evelyn is a young woman not just from the wrong side of the tracks, she's someone for whom the tracks sat empty and desolate. But she's tenacious and determined, and now she works as a brewery saleswoman. When she meets Austin, a man for whom those tracks glistened like gold, she takes an immediate dislike to him, believing him spoiled and entitled. Austin, though. Austin is wildly attracted to her.

As Aust
Feb 17, 2017 Becca rated it liked it
First of all this is a M/F/M Romance and so going into this you should now that (which you kinda get from the synopsis). This was my first read from Liz Crowe and it definitely was a book full of bang!

The book is full of emotions, making you laugh and feel for the characters and there are also some moments of what the heck is happening?

Evelyn is a distributor who is assigned to Austin and his brewery. He is known as a playboy and the when the two meet sparks fly. The connection between these two
Drue DePompei-Hoffman
Feb 13, 2017 Drue DePompei-Hoffman rated it it was amazing
I have been reading this author for years and I know going in the emotional roller coaster ride I'm in for and welcome it because I know somewhere in all of that will be that magical moment when everything clicks and you find yourself at the end thinking "wow".

I'm excited about this series and cannot wait to read more of it. The brewing setting was so unique in a great way, these days with so many books published its hard to come across something unique and different.

Evelyn was much the way I
Avid Reader
Feb 09, 2017 Avid Reader rated it liked it
Tapped (Brewing Passion #1) by Liz Crowe
3 stars
M/F/M Romance
Triggers: Temperamental parents
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This story was very up and down with every emotion you could have. There were funny moments, sad moments, screwed up moments and even some where I was left scratching my head in a, what the heck was that?, manner.

The connection between Austin and Evelyn was strong, whether it was negative or positive. They swung back and forth like a pendulum. It
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Jan 23, 2017 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous hit from the awesome author, Liz Crowe. I've been a fan of hers since I first read her Stewart Realty series way back when. So, I jumped on the chance to read this one. And, as always, she kept me hooked, in love with the characters and turning the pages long into the night.

Evelyn and Austin's characters are wonderfully created for the story. I fell in love with both of them instantly, though, I tended to favor Austin over Evelyn throughout. Evelyn's character, while she seemed
Emma Allsop - Perusing Princesses
4.5 Crowns

Book 1 in the new Brewing Passions series.

Everlyn Benedict is at the top of her game in the world of Craft Beer sales. But when an over privileged, rich, stupidly handsome brewery owner is thrust upon her for a day, she can’t hide her dislike for him or the situation. But Austin Fitzgerald is not at all what she expected and he doesn’t just charm the customers, but also gets under her skin. From opposites sides of the track, Everlyn and Austin find it hard to fight the mutual attractio
Angela Hayes
Feb 28, 2017 Angela Hayes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Tapped is the first book in the Brewing Passion series by Liz Crowe. It’s an erotic contemporary romance; the story also explores a ménage (M/F/M) and the emotional toll that can have on the individuals, as well as their relationship. I would also say that there is an inst-love aspect to the story, as well as containing explicit sex scenes, a heap of drama and a lot of angst.
Evelyn Benedict at only 24 years old is the most successful sales person at Tri-City- the Beer and wine distributio
Feb 17, 2017 Pam rated it really liked it

This is my first time reading anything Liz Crowe. I have heard wonderful things about her writing but just haven't had a chance to read one of her books yet. She has a craft with words and writes a good solid book full of angst, with a prickly protagonist, and a little menage. You will find yourself wanting to read more to see just how the story unfolds. I wish I had felt a little more connection to the characters while reading the book but it was an enjoy
Kathy Wideman
Feb 20, 2017 Kathy Wideman rated it really liked it
This book was an interesting read. I love Liz’s Love Brothers series so I was excited to read this one. While the book isn’t directly related to the Love Brothers series it was still a great read. Austin Fitzgerald owns his own brewery and is trying to get his product other there. He meets Evelyn while going for a ride along with the company she works for. Evelyn has an idea about who Austin is before she even meets him and it isn’t a good one. She fights her attraction to him tooth and nail. Ho ...more
Mar 07, 2017 Carrie rated it it was amazing
Tapped by Liz Crowe is incredible! I am completely in love with this book and would give it 5 stars hands down!

Evelyn Benedict works as a sales rep for a beer company. She lived on the “wrong side of the tracks” but is honestly just a normal middle class woman. She doesn’t like things being handed to her, likes to work hard to pave her way. One fateful day she meets Austin and is tasked with showing him around to some of her clients, she tries to fight the attraction she has to him but all it ta
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 18, 2017 Nerdy Dirty & Flirty rated it really liked it

This was a good start to a new series. All Austin wanted was to run his pub. He didn't want the family business. He spent time in Germany learning all about brewing and met his best friend there. He and Ross would share women...a lot. Back home he meets sassy saleswoman Evelyn. They have chemistry and he has fleeting thoughts of sharing her with his friend. Could it work when he's also jealous with the thought alone?
I really loved Austin. He wasn't afraid to go after what he wanted and even thou
Feb 18, 2017 Maura rated it really liked it
Tapped – Liz Crowe – 4 stars
Tapped - Book 1 in the Brewing Passion by Liz Crowe is the story of Austin Fitzgerald and Evelyn Benedict.
Austin is a brew master who takes his craft very seriously. He studied in Germany for his education and takes pride in his brewery. Austin comes from affluence and is determined to make this brewery a success on his own merit. His family is dysfunctional and has other goals and expectations for Austin to marry for pedigree and take over the family business which
Mar 02, 2017 Martha rated it really liked it
Tapped is book one in the series Brewing Passion.
Evelyn Benedict is a strong woman and in her field of brewery sales she is well liked and recognized. She works hard to do a good job but on this day, she has just found out that he will be riding along with her to her sales stops. Oh, no this is not good, she can’t stand him but Evelyn is sure that all the female managers will be swooning at his charms. Little does she know that her life is about to change dr
Birna Björnsdóttir
Mar 04, 2017 Birna Björnsdóttir rated it it was amazing
Tapped (Brewing Passion Book 1).

Brewing passion? You could say! This book delivers exactly what the title suggests.

The first word that springs to mind after reading this book is H-O-T !
The second one?


This is not your typical “rich boy meets girl” story and although I truly enjoy those, I loved this one even more for being something slightly different!

All of the characters in this book are exciting and real.

You really do get to know them and you get to know them well enough that you ac
Heather B
Mar 01, 2017 Heather B rated it really liked it
Tapped, the first in the Brewing Passion series, by Liz Crowe is a story that is outside of what I would normally be comfortable be willing to read, but I took a risk. This is a romance with a mix of M/F/M intermixed to give the story some additional spin.

Austin Fitzgerald is a brewery owner and a very, very known among the women. He came across as goal oriented, knowing exactly what he wants and forging his own path. He sparks with Evelyn Benedict, a saleswoman. Evelyn is not the easiest charac
Rachel & Jen
Feb 14, 2017 Rachel & Jen rated it really liked it
Amount of sex 4 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Romance 3.5 / 5
Overall: 3.5 / 5

Evelyn Benedict is one of the top saleswomen for Tri-City Distribution and is asked to give Austin Fitzgerald, a wealthy brewery owner, a tour of the distribution stores that she manages. The two have instant chemistry, but Evelyn fights the attraction which often becomes very amusing! As they begin to date and get to know each other, Austin tells Evelyn stories about Ross, his friend and roommate at the Brewing Institute. As Ev
Mar 02, 2017 Mirela rated it it was amazing
What a read! I was instantly in love when it turned out to be set in Michigan, for once I didn't have to imagine what the backgrounds looked like. I also instantly fell in love with Evelyn Benedict, she grew up poor and learned to depend on herself in every way while her mom worked two jobs. Which is very different from Austin Fitzgerald, who grew up rich and was intended to take over the family business. Austin seems to have his head in straight and is not as judgemental as his parents and some ...more
Mar 06, 2017 Anastasia rated it really liked it
By Liz Crowe
4 Stars!!!!
“The smile he shot her made her filling melt, she’d swear it. He’d truly turned her into some kind of drooling Pavlovian dog whenever he so much as looked at her”

**This review may have a few minor spoilers**
Who knew a book focused on the beer world could be so HOTT!
This is my first read by Liz Crowe and I enjoyed it. There were a few times I caught myself rolling my eyes at Evelyn (the main character) for some of her decisions but I liked her anyways. She was stron
Diana Munn
Mar 04, 2017 Diana Munn rated it it was amazing
5 Star review for Tapped by Liz Crowe

This was my first book by Liz Crowe and I loved it. She brought out so many emotions in this book. It is the first book in the Brewing Passion series and I can't wait to see where she takes us in the next book. This is a hot romance with some steamy sex. It has M/F/M in it and is very well written. It also is written in multiple POV'S which I enjoyed. I feel this gives you a better feel for the book and characters.

This book is about Evelyn Benedict who is fr
Feb 15, 2017 Pat rated it it was amazing
Welcome to the Brewery world! This was something new and different from this author, and she did it very successfully.

Evelyn is a successful salesperson at a beer and wine distributor. Her boss tells her that she has to take Austin, a wealthy and successful brewery owner, with her to all of her stops for the week. Austin's reputation as a player is well known, and Evelyn resents him and believes that he is spoiled and lazy but there is an underlying attraction to him never the less. When they ha
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Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a ground
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