30 March 2014

Almost Bad Boy Series by A.O. Peart - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

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Would you take another shot at love? Or just settle on a friend with benefits?


Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Davenport lugs substantial baggage. One boyfriend after the next has been a total disaster, leaving Natalie distrustful toward the male population in general. So when Colin Hampton crosses her path, she’s cautious. Her heart (and some other body parts!) nudges her to go for it, while her head wants her to run for the hills.

Colin is one of those gorgeous guys who attract women, no matter the age or marital status. With a successful career at a popular Seattle radio station, hard body, and charming personality, he is the complete package. But something dark lurks in the corners of his soul; some murky experience that has changed him—maybe for the better, but maybe for the worse.

Will he steal her heart and stomp over it like other guys did?

Will she let him into her heavily fortified world despite herself?

Or will they settle somewhere in the middle—establishing the emotional boundaries to protect them from falling in love?


This contemporary romantic comedy blends humor, sensuality, and angst, with zany characters and witty dialogue.

***Warning: contains sexual situations (some quite vivid!), profanity, and a high dose of sarcasm. Oh, and there is a lot of appletini and beer drinking. May not be appropriate for readers under 18 years old. Not intended for prudes and killjoys with no sense of humor***


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How far would you go to protect the one you love?

The terrors of Colin’s past are revealed and accepted by Natalie. Her doubts about letting him into her life are finally disbanded and replaced by a sense of security and commitment. But Natalie doesn’t know that Colin’s past hides more dark secrets unknown even to him.

When a delusional psychopath threatens Colin’s life, things quickly become complicated. Natalie’s stubborn character and desire to kick ass won’t let her step aside and allow the authorities to handle the danger. She gets herself tangled up with street hoodlums, befriends a Russian mobster’s high-maintenance girlfriend, and becomes expert at picking locks and hiding evidence.


This contemporary romantic comedy/mystery blends humor and sensuality with enough thriller elements to make you clutch the pages with terror. The offbeat characters and witty dialogue from Almost Matched are here to stay.

**Warning: contains sexual situations, profanity, and a high dose of sarcasm. Oh, and the appletini is still the drink of choice. May not be appropriate for readers under 18 years old. Not intended for prigs and sourpusses who get easily affronted**

***Almost Broken Up is the second installment in the Almost Bad Boys series, and it comes after book one, Almost Matched. The books in this series should be read in order. They are not stand-alone books***


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A martini glass of sizzling romance, a jigger of suspense and crime, perfectly shaken with a twist of wacky humor.

Where would you draw the line between love and justice?

When Colin’s feisty great grandma Helga mysteriously disappears, Natalie and the gun-toting Svetlana rush to the rescue. With the help of Russian mafia goons and Natalie’s girlfriends, they get more than they bargained for. Natalie invites trouble into her life all over again. She could find herself questioned by the police, or worse, her relationship with Colin could become rickety once more.

And so the race begins: with grandma Helga on the loose, Colin turns to the police for help, and Natalie is a stiletto heel tip outside of the law. But being in the wrong has never felt so vindicated.

**Warning: due to sexual situations, nasty language, and a high dose of sarcasm this book may not be appropriate for readers under 18 years old. Not intended for prudes who get easily affronted**

***The books in the Almost Bad Boys series should be read in order. They are not stand-alone books:
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Almost Matched CoverNatalie and her friends are successful girls having bad luck with love. They are torn between risking their hearts or just settling on a friend-with-benefits situation. I loved them all, their humor, their camaraderie and even their issues, most especially Caroline’s. She had me grinning from ear to ear, and trying my best to contain my laughter in the wee hours of the morning.

Natalie had been torn by men before. She had losers for a boyfriend – a good guy is such a rare commodity, that even her, who runs a dating services for executives can’t find her match. She doesn’t trust men, until Colin Hampton came into her office and swept her off her feet.

Their first meeting – it was just EPIC. I can just picture out her horrified expression and Colin’s wicked grin vividly in my mind.

Colin is a chic magnet, with a great career at a popular Seattle radio station. He has a whole lot of talents, he’s sexy, and a very charming personality. He’s the perfect package if not for the dark past he’s trying to keep and to get away from. It had scarred him for life, and left him traumatized.

Nevertheless, despite their baggage, you will love these two characters, including the girls in the series: Jena, Caroline and Ali. They are a crazy bunch that will keep you smiling throughout the novels. Their naughty antics will have you laughing your hearts out in no time.

In the first book, we watch this two trying to fight off their attraction, but eventually gave in to it. I like that Natalie was cautious about everything, but not really to the point of paranoia, she just have some concerns. At least she doesn’t jump into decisions, and prefers to take baby steps. As for Colin – I admire his patience and his willingness to wait until she was, ummm… ready. But what I would love more is to get inside his brains.

I fell in love with the covers, and the promise of laughter and romance as well. Almost Bad Boys had me blushing and laughing, and thank goodness it is short enough to read in one sitting. 

✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪


Almost Broken Up CoverJust when everything seems getting okay with our two love-birds, there’s a stalker that threatens Colin’s life. And Natalie’s stubbornness wouldn’t allow her to step aside and let the proper authorities handle the danger. She meets someone unexpectedly, a Russian mobster’s hot girlfriend – Svetlana. She was the biggest surprise in this novel, and at first, I wasn’t really sure whether to trust her or not. But she helped Natalie with some problems, and even, in a way, saved her life – so she got major points for it.

The big danger – it was the twist I didn’t see coming. A little sick, a little startling, and a little dangerous – I was waiting for what will he be doing to our main characters, and when it finally came, Jena just dampen all my adrenaline rush and had me laughing with her antics. OMG. My rush seemed to have transferred to her.    

I think I enjoyed the second book more – because 1) it opened with Colin’s past, and finally I understood what happened in the near end of Almost Matched. 2) It is more action-packed with surprising twists, 3) a lot of jaw-dropping scenes that had me really laughing 4) steamier – from the first chapter down to the very last – COLIN, YUMMY!

If I loved this second book more – my expectations just went high for the third book in the series! :D

✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪


Almost Too Far CoverIf you love Natalie’s girlfriends, wait until you meet Helga’s group – they are way beyond fun and naughty. I’m always glad to see old people happy, and still living life and Helga’s group are doing just that.

Colin’s bringing Natalie to his great grandma’s birthday party, and everything went smoothly as plan until Helga mysteriously disappears which causes all the havocs. Calls and police reports were made, and Natalie’s girlfriends, including Svetlana and her Russian goons came into the rescue. And Natalie, once again, almost got herself into trouble, this time with the law…

As for Colin, couldn’t think I could love him much more until I read that he does his own laundry. How can anyone be that sexy washing clothes?? Arghh. It’s a major sin!!! In this book you will see the other side of Colin – him with his family, and him, finally taking that blind step of giving his trust to another person.

If I am too summarize this book: its one great adventure with a sprinkle of a little sleuthing, drop in a couple of steamy scenes and one good laugh trip – got myself a great short read.

✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪


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I was born and raised in Poland. When I was just seven-years-old I decided to learn English, because I wanted to translate my favorite Polish fairytales.

I write in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fiction, sci-fi, contemporary, and short stories. I am a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Washington Chapter, author critique group, Writers In the Rain, and several authors’ and readers’ networking groups on Linkedin, Facebook, and Goodreads.

I love reading good books almost as much as writing them. I describe myself as “European born, American by choice”. I can never decide which season I prefer—summer or fall. I speak with Polish accent and love listening to the Southern drawl. I am passionate about watercolor painting, fashion—especially stilettos, rock climbing, environment, and organic food and gardening. I live in the Seattle area with my family and a chronically curious cat, Cinnamon.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating in the Almost Bad Boys blog tour and for reviewing the first two books in the series. Glad you enjoyed them. I'm looking forward to your opinion about Almost Too Far. Have fun, reading it.