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Tequila Haze

(The Tequila Duet #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  394 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Country Music’s newest heartthrob meets the one woman worth risking everything for…

It was destiny-- the night I met Hudson Demasi. I remember how effortlessly he stole my heart- his dark eyes and quick smile forever etched into my mind. We spent one incredible night together under a haze of tequila- a perfect night. And when I woke the next day, he was gone…

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350 pages
Published May 10th 2018
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Hudson & Lennon. Book 1 of 2. Mostly from Lennon's POV. Ends with a cliffhanger. It could be considered a second chance romance, but that’s kind of a stretch to me.

Hudson: A country musician whose star is on the rise. He is on tour and travels a lot. He’s keeping a secret and his family knows about it but the reader and Lennon are clueless. I had my suspicions, but honestly the author took it in a different direction than I was expecting. I liked Hudson up until the last page. He’ll have to do
Aug 30, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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It was destiny-- the night I met Hudson Demasi.
I remember how effortlessly he stole my heart- his dark eyes and quick smile forever etched into my mind.
We spent one incredible night together under a haze of tequila- a perfect night.
And when I woke the next day, he was gone…

I never expected to see him again. Years passed and with it, life went on.
Until one day there he was- standing in front of me like no time had passed at all.

He’s determined to rem
Sofia Lazaridou
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
First of all, I would like to thank the author for giving us the second book and didn't make us wait for it. The cliffhanger at the end of this book is a big one and I certainly needed to find out what was going to happen next. Hudson's point of view is a rare thing and it's written in past tense which was weird. It doesn't reveal his secret and the whole time I was trying to guess it. I wasn't expecting that ending though and I wanted to find out what was going on. The rest of the book was good ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Move over Rock stars!! Hudson James, country music star is running things now! It's been a long time since I've read a book based on a country music star. This book had me feeling that I was apart of the story. Melissa Toppin always makes me fall in love with her characters. Lennon and Hudson were no different. I usually don't like books where there is an immediate attraction but it totally worked for me with this story because other things were spaced out. Everything didn't happen at once. I lo ...more
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books
If I could give more stars to this book i would. I'll give it a 20 or more.
This book is like all i like in books is in that book. Seriously. I like musicians (apparently), i like immediately attraction between main characters, sassy friend and a little complications.
That book has it, but not just because of that. I just felt the book. Those who read know the feeling is hard to describe them.

But this sentence that main character Lennon said when she found out that Hudson is a musician:
¨I am tota
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"Who falls in love with someone they just met? Then again, deep in my chest, whether I want to admit it or not, Hudson really did take a piece of me with him after that night. A piece, no matter how hard I've tried, I couldn't seem to get back."

Did you ever inhale a duet that so consumed you that you looked up and forgot what day it was? This was one of those....I not only highlighted half of the books, but went from smiles, to ugly cry and then tears of sheer joy!! It not only needs to be a mov
Sarah Scholz
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This story just pulls you right in.😊 I couldn't put the book down. I fell in love with Hudson & Lennon's story very early on.❤️ Melissa writes such likeable characters. Hudson & Lennon have amazing chemistry!🔥 They also have a way with each other, that it jumps off the page.❤️ It feels so real.😊💜 Melissa does such an amazing job capturing the emotions, the heat, and the love that Hudson and Lennon express to each other, others, and to themselves. This is the first book of a duet about these ...more
K.  Ramjohn
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ever since her last novel Melissa Toppen has become one of my must read authors as her novels keeps getting better and better. Tequila Haze is no exception. This is the first book in the Tequila Duet and I loved it. The road to true love is not always straight, there are some curves and bumps along the way and Melissa clearly showed that in this story.
We meet Hudson & Lennon in the first chapter and the chemistry between them is intense. These two characters were both down to earth and charming
Tequila Haze is book 1 in the Tequila Duet. Melissa Toppen is a new-to-me author and I really enjoyed her writing. There is a cliffhanger here... and its a doozie! So be aware....
Our hero is Hudson who is a rising country music star. I liked Hudson. Handsome, charming, kind, and humble. Lennon is our feisty heroine ( loved her name and yes she is named after a Beatle. Her sister is named Starr which was great too). Lennon is funny and warmhearted. Having been burned by a cheating ex, she is not
Becky Rendon
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Melissa Toppen, I am so mad at you I'm vibrating. Oh my...!

A wild night and a crazy spark leads Lennon on a journey that ends in heartbreak. Who knew you could fall so quickly? Only to find out you fell alone. I was devastated for Lennon when she found her dream guy otherwise "detained". I believed in the magic of their connection so when she stumbles on the one who got away again...

I fell even harder.

And that is why I'm angry with Ms. Toppen. I'm angry because I just got slapped with a realit
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So this is part one of a duet, it does end on a cliffhanger, but trust me you do not want to wait to read this! I love all of Melissa’s books, but this one may be my new fave. There was such a connection between the two main characters Lennon and Hudson. With part two coming out in just 2 short weeks, I wouldn’t wait, I would jump on this now. You won’t regret it!
**Arc kindly provided by the author for an honest review**
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What a wonderful duet. Tequila Haze is a beautifully written story of second chances years later. Melissa did a wonderful job of making me forget that I was reading a second chance story.

Lennon and Hudson are two characters that I really enjoyed reading and I can't wait to read book two!
Andrea Britton
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my heart!! This book! It’s so good! It’s an all consuming story that will have you flipping the pages quickly! Melissa has written a story that you will devour!

Tequila Haze is a story of finding true love but having to endure some twists and turns to get it.

Lennon Claire is out celebrating her BF Emma’s birthday. They are having a great time and then Lennon meets Hudson Demasi. And he shakes her entire world! These two on night of fun and a whole lot of sexiness. Feelings are felt and they
Jenny B
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melissa Toppen, how can you leave me hanging like this? This book had everything I love in it with a strong story line, feels, great heat and so many things that left me with so much love in my heart and all encompassing. The characters were so well written and so easily to relate to and grab you and make you become part of their story. But do watch out because when the rug gets pulled out it is a killer!! I need book 2.....
Maree Repa
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Amazing Stars

Party the Night Away

I was completely thrilled to receive book one, The Tequila Duet. Written by Melissa Toppen. The enjoyable romance shows the meeting of Hudson Demasi. Such a beautiful wonderful book!!

Tonight Lennon Claire was out this night with her closest friends. Emma. Both this young girls were out tonight to celebrate Emma’s twenty second birthday. To have some alcoholic drinks and go dancing the night away. Until Lennon enters a seperate private room to further enjoy h
I don’t know what is worse the cliffhanger of a Duet or the Haze of a Tequila hangover, uhh. I went in knowing that with a Duet meant we had to wait until book two to see where our heart is going to Burn with the Demise (ha, fitting for Hudson since his last name is Demasi) of Hudson and Lennon’s story, but dang it that ending has your heart burning and it’s not from Tequila this time. NO, NO, wtf that was not a blast from the past that we wanted to resurface. That’s one tsunami of a wave on tha ...more
Book Maniac Forever
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
⭐️ 4.5 "Drunk On Love" Stars ⭐️
Tequila Haze is such a beautiful novel and a great start to this new duet. Melissa Toppen blended all the elements needed to have me hooked on this story.

“I’m drunk on Hudson. Intoxicated by his beauty, his smell, the way his body feels against me, inside of me.”

On a night out with her best friend, Lennon Claire meets sexy aspiring musician Hudson Demasi. The easy flirty banters and sexual energy sizzling between them is undeniable. You feel the spe
Reviews from the Heart
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tequila Haze by Melissa Toppen is the first book in the Tequila Duet and let me tell you, this is possibly Toppen's best work yet. I love Toppen's writing style as well as the characters she always brings us. Tequila Haze was no exception. From the very beginning I knew I was going to absolutely love Lennon and Hudson. The stroy is so well written easy to read that the pages just fly by, before you know it you'll be at the end of the story asking what the heck just happened. Tequila Haze ends in ...more
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story had me drawn in from the beginning. It’s a great story about Lennon and Hudson. The pages keep turning as you are trying to find out what happens. It’s a duet so you know Melissa is going to leave you hanging. Boy does she. Many great side characters as well. Can’t wait for book 2.
ANB kc
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: stefanie
This story had me drawn in from the beginning. It’s a great story about Lennon and Hudson. The pages keep turning as you are trying to find out what happens. It’s a duet so you know Melissa is going to leave you hanging. Boy does she. Many great side characters as well. Can’t wait for book 2.
Pretty good book, but do yourself a favor and skip the audio version. I was not crazy about the narrator, AT ALL. #overacting
Julie Gustafson-Monk
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Melissa's words have a way of sucking you in. I was hooked by the end of chapter one.
warning!!! get everything done you need to get done before you start reading this book. I freaking loved Hudson. He is a sickening sweet man that has all the right words to say. But........... ( I'll leave it at that.)

Lennon, I just loved her. I can't wait for you to meet sweet little Lennon..

Warning!!! This book ends in a cliffhanger. And what a Mother %%$$% ending it is. holy hell. thank gosh I have book two!
Sarah Osborne
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Couldn’t put it down. I want a Hudson in my life ❤️❤️❤️❤️
4 Stars

This is a fluffy read with low angst for the majority of the book but don't be fooled. This has a plot twist that will knock you off your feet in the most jaw-dropping, anger-inducing way possible. When I finished the last page, I may or may not have thrown a fit because I was that upset.

I loved the backstory of how Hudson and Lennon first met and seeing their instant chemistry and connection. Although they are apart for five years, when they find each other again it was endearing and ga
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Loved the characters in this story. The main character is Lennon ( yes, her parents were Beatle’s fan). The story starts with her & her best friend Emma hitting a nightclub in Destin Florida were they live. They’re both students in college finishing their senior year. Lennon meets Hudson Demasi when she goes to the bar to get her & Emma a refill on their drinks. There they start a conversation and eventually toast with shots of tequila “ to new friends” Lennon & Hudson find themselves in easy co
Jennifer Pierson
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It all starts one night when Lennon is out with her bestie that she meets Hudson. They spend the whole night together, and it's perfect, where he leaves a note & his phone number. But then things happen that I can't say, and it's years later that they come face to face again. He's now famous & known as Hudson James, but has never forgotten the girl he spent the perfect night with. And while Lennon is gun shy, he breaks down those walls again, and she falls harder for him. That's all that I'm goi ...more
Tiffany Diamond
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Lennon Claire is out with her best friend, she meets Hudson Demasi. They share an intense connection neither can deny, but they both know it's only one night. Fast forward five years and they come face to face, only now, he's known as Hudson James, and Lennon is watching him perform on stage. All it takes is for her to catch his eye and they're right where they were five years ago. This time Hudson isn't letting her go, and she feels the same. It's going to be an uphill battle with him bein ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review is for both books....

A non spoiler review....

From the moment they met it was an undeniable attraction.
From many bumps in the road, to a relationship that bloomed into a beautiful love. Oh and let’s not forget the tequila shots because there were many.
I adored Hudson, he has this way about him that’s comforting and real. He wasn’t that cocky arrogant singer many hate or hate to love, however he was a man of his word, he was a man of talent and a man that will protect you without limits. H
Natalie #northsouthbookblog
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tequila Haze is book 1 in the Tequila Duet.

I just couldn’t put it down, Melissa Toppen is a new Author to me and she really didn’t disappoint.

I read the whole of this book with a huge smile on my face, from the moment Lennon chased Hudson to Nashville after their wild night together, I was willing them to get together!

When at a concert on her sisters bachelorette weekend, Lennon finds that Hudson James, the support act up and coming country music star, is none other than Hudson Demasi, the very
Melissa Schaub
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Toppen is one of those authors that sneak up on you and take over your whole world. She is able to create a world full of lust, regret, and second chances. She will make you want to read it all in one sitting and then impaitently wait for the second part of this duet to release....Don't worry she is not making us wait that long.

Lennon just wants a night out with her best friend, she wants to let go and have fun, she never expected Hudson to walk up and rock her world.

Hudson never planned
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Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.


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