Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book Boyfriend(s) of the Week: Alex and Shade from Courtney Cole's Confessions of an Alli Cat

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This week my book boyfriend is Alex from Courtney Cole's Confessions of An Allie Cat.  He's her super hot boss who is on the mature side, but don't let that fool you.  Young men have nothing on him in any way, shape or form.  My super secret crush from this book is Shade who is the young, hot, yummy, Greek sex god that you will just want to sink your teeth into.  For fans of Courtney Cole, this is a whole different animal/cougar (pun intended) from the other books she has written.  It is definitely adult, but the comedy will have you holding your side in laughter throughout the whole thing.  It is truly one of the funniest and most entertaining books I've ever read.




CONFESSIONS OF AN ALLI CAT 
by Courtney Cole
Published:  October 23, 2012
Publisher:  Lakehouse Press

Synopsis:  Thirty-five year-old Allison “Alli” Lancaster has it all—a fabulous job, a beautiful 15 year-old daughter, a hilarious BFF and a gorgeous house with a pool and Jacuzzi in an exclusive Las Vegas neighborhood. What she doesn’t have is a husband, because she kicked her lousy, cheating ex to the curb nine months ago. Since then, Alli has paid her dues with seemingly endless self-improvement and seemingly endless mourning. Now she’s ready to move on and try new things. 

Alli’s idea of “trying new things” is nothing like that devil-of-a-best-friend of hers. Somehow, Sara, the devil of a best friend, talks Alli into trying out a sex toy, sleeping with a younger man and letting a stranger in a lab jacket put hot wax on a place that should never, ever, ever see wax. And that’s only the beginning. 

Alli never saw her life going quite like this. She also never thought she’d meet someone else who had the very real potential to change her life forever. 

But she did. 

Enter the new guy. He’s gorgeous, refined and mature. He’s also marriage material. But that poses a problem for Alli, who renounced the institution of marriage when she renounced her ex. What’s a girl to do?

They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But what the heck happens when you can’t leave Vegas? Well, you spin the wheel, of course. You play the game and let the chips fall where they may. 

Alli just hopes she can find them all. 
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Caution! Only read this book if you want to laugh and are not offended at adult themes and language. This is not a Young Adult book.

Only 99 cents on Amazon


Quote from Shade:  "Men like to look," he explains.
"And women don’t usually like to be looked at. 
They feel vulnerable, exposed. 
They are self-conscious about their perceived flaws. 
What they don’t understand is that men don’t
see them the same way they see themselves. 
We see curves and we love those curves. 
Confidence is sexy as hell, Alli Cat.’” 


“You look marvelous!” Sara says when I round the corner into the bedroom.
“I feel ridiculous.”
“Why?  We are simply two wealthy women with trophy boy toys out for a night on the town at one of Vegas’s most luxurious night spots.  Nothing to feel ridiculous about.”
“I’m dressed like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, only without the body for it,” I say, indicating my short, tight dress.  “How did I let you talk me into buying this?”
“Well, I thought it might help things with Rick the Dick many moons ago, but this is an even better use.  Besides, you look mouthwatering.”  
Standing up, she walks to me.  She trails the fingertips of one hand down my cheek. 
“A beautiful face,” she says, dragging her hands down to palm my boobs next.  She gives them a squeeze.  “Delicious rack,” she declares then grabs my waist and spins me around.  “And a perfect ass,” she exclaims, slapping my butt.  “You are gorgeous and any man in his right mind would give his left nut to lick you from head to toe and everywhere in between.”
“I think you secretly have the hots for me,” I laugh.  “Maybe I should be going out with you instead.”
“Oh, you flatter!  If either of us swung that way, we’d be perfect together.  But, alas, I’m a sausage lover, as are you.  No tacos for us.”
I can’t help but laugh.  “Have you always been this way and I’m just now noticing?”
“Yes.  You’ve been preoccupied for a few years.”
“I’m beginning to really love this new you.  Even if she shocks me regularly and gets me into trouble more often than not.”
“You love it and you know it.  I add much-needed excitement to your life,” Sara claims, walking to the mirror to touch up her lipstick.
“Did I tell you I love that hair style on you, too?”  I ask, referring to her dark red pixie cut.  She totally has the face to pull it off.
“Keep going like that and I’m yours.”
We both laugh. 
“Well, I guess I’m ready.”  I add under my breath, “At least as ready as I’ll ever be.”
“Then it’s time to go.”
My stomach flutters in dread and anxiety and, yes, a little bit of excitement.  I take a deep breath and smile at Sara.  She loops her arms through mine and grins. 
“Welcome to the first night of the rest of your life.”
We make our way outside and down the walk to the curb, to the shiny black limousine waiting there.  The ride is only twenty minutes or so, during which I drink champagne in the back of the limo at a rate of speed that would make a sailor proud.
When we glide to a stop at the club, I follow Sara out of the car. 
And the man waiting for me nearly takes my breath away.
He’s taller than I imagined and much broader than I expected.  His shoulders look a mile wide in his perfectly-tailored tuxedo, making his waist look smaller than mine.  His hair is dark brown and his eyes are the same dark, sparkling blue as they are in his picture.
He’s young, all right.  But there is nothing boyish about this guy.  Not at all. 

You can read my review here.

ABOUT COURTNEY COLE:

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

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5 comments:

  1. Great choices this week (like always!).

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  2. Oh nice. I haven't read this one but I do love Courtney Cole books.

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  3. Great pick! I think this is my favorite of all Courtney's books. So funny and sexy, you can't go wrong. Thanks for sharing, Ellen!

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  4. I love this book so much! I can't wait for her to write the next one. Alex is fantastic!

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  5. Wow I think I love them already! I have to read this book soon!

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