Cocky Hero Club
Release Date: May 17, 2020
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
Cocky Duke by Annabelle Anders
Mrs. Ambrosia Bloomington, now a widow, is ready to start a new life amongst Mayfair elites without the overarching reach of her late husband, Mr. Harrison Bloomington. With her trunks loaded safely onto her own private carriage, she’s ready to face the world as an independent woman in Regency London.
She does not, however, bargain for cocksure Frenchman, Mr. Charles Cochran Bateman coming along and turning her very ordinary journey into the adventure of a lifetime.
She does not bargain for his laughter, his enthusiasm, nor his Joie de vie.
And blast and fiddlesticks, she certainly is not expecting to experience the sparks that charge the air between them.
And, it seems, apparently, neither is he…
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I really enjoyed this book and was not aware of the fact that this was a rewrite of the "Cocky Bastard" story plot but set in the 1820s of England. As I have not had the chance to read Cocky Bastard as yet I was unaware of the similarities until the end and reading the Blurb. I do not read the blurbs of book before I read, I love to just jump straight in the book using the Cover, Title and Author/Series to determine what I read.
The two-character are headstrong and likable from the very start with the plot travelling a nice speed to keep your station and interest to the very last word. Two strangers meet circumstance bring them together for longer than either wished or planned for. But is an instant attraction for them both but both have a very different reason to not take any steps in showing their attraction to the other.
Widow Mrs. Ambrosia Bloomington is travelling to London to start a new life. Aubrey is about two days out from her former home with her driver Mr Daniels when she finds herself without a room in the local Inn and a carriage without working wheels as night falls in the South East of England in the year of 1823.
Mr Charles Cochran Bateman is making his way to Margate where he must be by the end of the week when journey turns tracks and he finds himself the rescuer and the one need rescuing.
The two do not get along at first but both find out they need the help of the other just a much. As the journey progresses they find themselves an adventure together when feeling start to evolve.
Promises are made truths are told, truths are kept but feeling are growing.
Hearts and promises will be broken to enable hearts and promises to be kept.
Will they both find their happy future?
Together or alone?
This was a great read I really enjoyed while it had its drama, excitement, humour and cockiness it was the emotional context that won me over with this story.
Mother Clucker by Cat Johnson
They say opposites attract, but in this case, they might just combust . . .
Hermosa Beach seems to be the place for throwing together unlikely opposites.
My rooster Rowdy and his new crush, Pixy the goat.
Me and the obnoxiously cocky cowboy from Texas . . .
But unlike Rowdy and Pixy, there’s no way I’m going to fall for David Strickland.
Nope. Not gonna happen. I could never be with a man so completely opposed to everything I believe . . . no matter how hot he is.
There couldn’t be two people more different than the beautiful little tree hugger and rooster rescuer Heather and me.
We can’t agree on anything, except that we disagree on everything—some times more heatedly than other times. And believe me, things are starting to heat up between us, in more ways than one.
She's the last thing I expected to find at an animal shelter in California. But now I found her, I have no intention of letting her go.
I just have to get her on board with that plan.
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"A man and a cock walk into a shelter...
Hell of a beginning already, if you asked me"
This book was funny and I really enjoyed reading it. This series is giving me the chance to read so many new authors it's wonderful. These two characters are so opposite to each other one drives diesel Gussler truck and the other a hybrid little thing. Ones in the business of killing animals and then another one only wants to save all the animals.
HEATHER is currently staying at Hermosa Beach in a house that is way beyond her pay rate house sitting when she comes across a runaway rooster. This rooster will lead her life down a new path with some changes to both her work and personal life.
David Strickland as driven from El Paso Texas to California to do some business and catch up with a very good friend when he meets this good looking lady at the service station. She is feisty and sexy and he would love to tame her.
The two end up running into each other again and the sparks will fly as there two different views fuss to give a some very funny and enjoyable reading pleasure.
I think Rowdy the rooster stills the show on this one and his harem of many lovely ladies. There were also many secondary characters that took my interest during this great read.
"Until then.....pucker up, buttercup."
"David Strickland was a lot of thing-obnoxious, dense, misguided, self-centered - but ill-tempered was not one of them. At least not until now. Something had set him off."
Secret Keeper by Christopher Harlan
She was the fruit of a forbidden tree, but nothing in this world was going to stop me from tasting her.
My name is Dylan Murphy, and I work for the rich and powerful of an exclusive Manhattan building. Graham Morgan was my first boss, but soon after I was working with some of the most famous entrepreneurs, business moguls, and movie stars in the city. They trusted me because I always followed the cardinal rules:
Never betray secrets. And never, under any circumstance, get personally involved.
I’d never dreamed of violating my professional mantra.
Not until she walked past me.
The look we exchanged that night set my body on fire, and I knew right then and there that no matter the consequences, she was going to be mine. But she was one of them—off limits and out of my league, but she was the kind of woman who I was willing to risk everything for.
I keep other people’s secrets for a living, but the biggest secret of all might be my own.
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The Cocky character was not our hero in this book, the hero was more kind, understanding, respectful and caring in my opinion. I enjoyed the story but felt at times the story did not organically flow. This is a first time read for me by this author, but I am totally enjoying this series of books.
Dylan Murphy is the keeper of secrets when he is on the job but that job looks like it's all about to change. He soon finds himself looking for a new job and his new boss just might be the fiancé of the most attractive girl Dylan has ever laid eyes on.
Penelope is about to have the worse day of her life which might also turn out to be the making of her life all at the same time.
A story about taking chances, friendships, money, power, blackmail but most importantly finding that someone to risk it all for.
Cocky Captain by Ellie Masters
Ex-fighter pilot, Logan Reid, is exactly the kind of man I despise. He’s a cocky jet jock, a former Navy Blue Angel, and full of all the arrogance that comes with being the best of the best.
I’m an ex-Zoomie, an Air Force tanker pilot. The rivalry between our sister services is nothing compared to that between fighter jocks and tanker pilots. We’re bitter rivals and I’m low-man (woman) on the totem pole
The last thing I need is to spend six hours at thirty-five thousand feet locked in a cockpit with the cocky captain. But I have no choice. I’m his co-pilot, and we’re taking the CEO of Montague Enterprises, and his family, on a mini-vacation to the Grand Caymans.
We have three days on the ground before we fly back.
Three long days in paradise and he wants to spend them all with me.
I have a thing for fighter pilots.
It isn’t animosity, exactly, but rather a deep-seated dislike. They get all the glory while the rest of us sit at the butt end of their jokes and wither beneath their ridicule.
I hate fighter pilots. There, I said it. I hate the arrogant pricks with a passion.
But after one look into those magnetic eyes, and the devastating wink which follows, I’m thinking of throwing caution to the wind. What harm can come from some innocent flirting? Besides, it’s not as if my job is at risk.
I’m not prepared for the air to sizzle when he’s close.
I’m not ready for our explosive chemistry when he touches my skin.
I’m not equipped for the fallout when our three days come to an end.
And I never expected to fall in love.
But all good things come to an end.
I wasn’t prepared when I walked away.
And I wasn’t ready for what came next.
He’s determined to get what he wants.
And he’s refuses to let this end.
He’s fighting for a forever…with me.
But, I’m not ready for our beginning.
He’s arrogant enough to prove me wrong.
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Wow, We did not only get a very Cocky, very confident man with a dirty mouth we got a badass female that could hold her own with any man. I was totally engrossed in this book from the start with the banter between the two main characters. This is my first read by Ellie Masters and I would love to read more as her style of writing was so enjoyable to read.
Logan Reid was a true man and thought with his second head, I should say he never really thought first he just let it dictate his reaction when he was around is co-pilot Angel. Logan can not help himself when he sees a beautiful woman his first impressing is to win her, to have her, but never to keep her.
Angel Mars has worked hard for her place in the company but she had one deep dislike ex-fighter pilots and today she would have to fly with one. She has made a name for herself in this male-dominated field and she defiantly does not mix business with pleasure.
What do you get when you have?
One male cocky womanizing Fighter pilot.
One female legend within the flying community.
One small cockpit.
One 6 hours flight to the Cayman Islands.
Three-day vacation between flights.
You get this wonderful book that will have you laughing and smiling all the way to the very last page. It's a hot and fast-paced read that will have you wanting the book to never end. Logan is not shy to express his feelings or even show them but what will happen when this has met his match with a woman that want fall for his cocky, arrogant flirtations?
Sexy Suit by J.H. Croix
When I met Ryan, I might’ve been trying to break into his basement.
It was for a good cause. I swear. Also, my dog broke in first.
Ryan Blake is jaw-dropping handsome, wealthy & cocky. Not quite my type. By some miracle, he doesn’t call the police on me when he catches me trying to rescue my dog. He even fetches a doctor for me. Don’t ask why.
I don’t figure I’ll see him again. Then, I do. Then, he kisses me. Once. Twice. Is three times the charm? To be honest, I swooned at the first kiss.
All swooning aside, we are seriously opposites. I wear cowboy boots and skirts. He wears suits and ties. He’s all New York City. I’m a Southern girl looking for a new start. We even talk at different speeds.
The list of things I don’t expect from Ryan is long. I don’t expect him to think twice about me. I don’t expect him to nearly bring me to my knees with a look. I don’t expect him to be so much more than I ever imagined.
I absolutely don’t expect to fall for him. So hard I’m skidding sideways just to catch my balance.
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Wicked Bedmate by Jenika Snow
Getting fired and humiliated in front of everyone at my newly acquired secretarial job at Morgan Financial Holdings wasn’t how I’d seen my day going.
And then chaos—or maybe luck—ensured.
I was set up on a blind date, shocked that my former boss was giving me a month’s severance, and had the perfect interview lined up.
Maybe things were looking up for me after all.
And although finding a man should have been on the bottom of my to-to list, I couldn’t get Jason—the uber sexy blind date—out of my head. Sexy and confident—or maybe arrogant—he had me yearning for more with just a smoldering look and a smirk of his lips.
But when a night of drinking leads to getting in bed with him and having the wildest, most intense night of my life, I didn’t know if I should ask to see him again, or do the good old walk of shame.
And it’s when I walk into my interview the next day and come face-to-face with my prospective employer that the reality of my situation sinks in.
Because there, sitting across from me with that devilish smile on his face, that knowing expression of what we’d done the night before, is the one and only Jason, my supposedly one-night stand.
Looked like my humiliation wasn’t over just yet.
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This was a great fast read romance that has a great plot and interesting characters. If you have ever done the walk of shame you just might relate to our leading lady Linda. Linda has not a great week she lost her job while being humiliated and agreed to go on a blind date arranged by her best friend. But losing the job and being humiliated will not top the list as she will come face to face with her bed-mate after doing the walk of shame at her only job interview that has any possibilities.
Jason is ambitious and a workaholic who doesn't take the time to date much so when his brother arranged a blink date he decided to give in to his brother's plan as what harm would it be a one night or a few hours. He was surprised by Linda and enjoyed the night but as one thing led to the next he found a bed-mate for the night. Jason was a man how liked to get what he wants and he wants Linda as his new assistant, not for only her resume, he had many other plans for her.
Linda really needed this job but she would not get involved with anyone she worked with. Can this two stick to business only or will the chemistry and attraction on there blind date lead to more?
This was an enjoyable read that had me right to the very end.
Lucky Bastard by Kaylee Ryan
When my best friend Aubrey asked me to tag along to an event with her, I never could have imagined that it would be the day that my life changed forever.
He’s arrogant and demanding and doesn’t take a hint. Landon Barker, the quarterback for the Hermosa Beach Trojans, is a player on and off of the field. He’s got his sights set on me as his next play, but I see right through him. Aubrey says I’m overreacting, that I should give him a chance. What she doesn’t realize is men like Landon don’t fall for the girl next door. That’s not reality. She got her fairytale, although it was a long road. Not all of us are that lucky.
She’s a friend of our new kicking coach’s wife. When I ask Chance for her number, he tells me I have to find a way to get it myself.
Nothing when it comes to Emma has been easy. She’s the first woman ever to turn me down, and that won’t do. However, as time passes, it’s about more than that. It’s about her smile, her laugh, and just spending time with her. She thinks I’m a player, and she’s right. What she doesn’t know is that I play to win, and her heart is the ultimate trophy.
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This is my first book in the "ACocky Hero Club Novels" and I just loved it so much. It's my perfect type of romance the slow burn it gives a more realistic feel to the story for me. "Lucky Bastard" had me right from the first page until the very last word as I become invested in Emma and Landon.
To read the growth in Landon from the cocky football player to the man that we would all love to have was a total enjoyment. I am sure this is a first time read by this author for me but after reading this book I will have to look a little bit closer to other great stories.
The book was Fun, Flirty, Sexy, Hot, Swoon-worthy, Great Banter, Sweet and loving and I thank Kaylee Ryan for sharing this story with us all. A brilliant way for me to start this series of books that I am very much looking forward to be reading. A true love story.
I received this ARC book and have given my honest opinion.
Cocksure Ace by K. Webster
I’m a fighter.
At least that’s what my daddy always told me.
It’s in our blood.
Hard work, hustle, and a little Hennessey is the Reid motto.
He taught me to fight for everything I wanted in life.
Take down those who threaten the dream.
My dream is to marry the perfect man.
That man is my father’s best friend and I won’t stop until I have him.
And at Daddy’s wedding in Costa Rica, I plan to make that dream finally come true.
Then, my life will be smooth sailing.
Until a chance flight with an arrogant pilot throws me off course.
Camilo’s decisions affect my future, and I can’t allow anything—not even a cocksure, ridiculously hot idiot—to stand in my way.
Problem is, he fights back.
Every battle I’ve won in life, he shoots down and exposes me for the fraud I am.
Trapped in paradise with my devilishly handsome nemesis seems like one of the seven circles of Hell…and, boy, is it getting hot around here.
He’ll strip me of my armor.
Remind me of my past.
Force me to rethink my future.
And help me live in the moment.
Will he steal my heart too?
One thing’s for sure.
This girl won’t give up without a fight.
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I just love seeing a Daddy's girl learn a little bit of a lesson in life and our cocky sexy pilot is sure to complete the task in this book. A great read with many interesting characters to read about and with so much great sexy banter its a pleasure to read this book.
We first meet Sheridan Reid the typical rich Daddy's girl that is not getting things her way. She is not happy with the others on her private flight to Costa Rica where she will be attending her father's marriage. When she first sees the broad shoulder, tanned skin, sexy co-pilot First Officer C Zaragoza she feels things that she does not like as he takes in her body with an all overlook. Sheridan has worked hard for her father's company and has plans to marry her fathers best friend David after she works her determination on his at her father's wedding.
Camilo is rattled by the way the infuriating woman has spoken to him but for some reason, he goes back for more. When the flight has to change course due to a hurricane Camilo has a plan to land at the Tahueca airstrip.
When life lands Sheridan in a strange place with stranger people she finds herself changing and even liking the fact that the sexy pilot does not just only take her crap but fights back with her. What a turn on that is. But life will not stay like this she must get back to her real life.
Camilo wants her but he can't keep her, she is destined for more than what he can offer but a short vacation romance might just be what he needs. If she wants a fight he will give her one.
Clutch Player by Nikki Ash
I fell in love when I was sixteen. Landon was my entire world and I thought he would be my forever. But I was young and dumb, and with one error in judgement, I destroyed any chance of a future we could’ve had together, along with our hearts.
Twelve years later and I’m going through the motions of life, but not actually living. Which is why I let my friends, Bridget and Simon, set me up on a blind date. Turns out, it’s not so blind after all. Because the man sitting in front of me is the same man who’s held onto my heart all these years.
They call me a Clutch Player because I’m good under pressure and quick on my feet. I was also quick to fall in love. The first time it was with baseball, the second was with Harper. And for a short time I had them both.
Until I lost Harper and all I had left was baseball.
For years, I focused on my career. I had accepted that baseball was my one true love.
Until I saw her again. I never imagined we’d ever get a second chance, but now that she’s sitting right across from me, I know there’s no way in hell I’m going to let her go again.
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Sexy Scoundrel by Raisa Greywood
Carlina Perez is in way over her head. Unexpectedly jobless and fostering an exotic pet with an insatiable appetite, this pastry chef needs a new gig faster than she can whip up a batch of scones. But when she’s tapped to serve as the personal chef to a haughty tabloid regular, she only considers the job out of sheer desperation. After all, Giorgio Acardi may be filthy rich and intoxicatingly handsome, but he’s also a first class scoundrel.
Giorgio Acardi has it all: money, fame, an endless string of beautiful companions, and the respect of his colleagues and rivals. From the outside looking in, his life is perfect. So perfect, in fact, that he’s even got his eye on a new personal chef. She’s talented and gorgeous, and it shouldn’t make a difference whether she hates him or not as long as she does the job. But there’s something about Carlina that Giorgio just can’t resist, and he hasn’t enjoyed success by backing down from a challenge.
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I really enjoy the first half or so of this book with the new characters and some other characters I have already read about in other Cocky Hero Club books. I got to the big sex scene and for some reason, it just lost me I can not explain why other than I just simply didn't want to read the scene which went for a few chapters. I did pick the book up the next day to complete the story and I am completely happy I did as wow I did not see the ending coming the way it did.
Giorgio Acardi is a man that gets what he wants and if he can't get it he will buy it. With money brings power and Giorgio likes to use that power to gain what he wants not just for himself but for his brother. When his junk food/television addicted brother offers to eat broccoli if he could eat more of the cupcakes that Giorgio brought home he knows his next move is going to benefit them both this time.
Antonio Acardi is Giorgio's brother who lives with him as he has Down Syndrom. He loves Leonard the Lion and when he meets both Leonard and Carli he finds a new purpose in his life.
Carlina Perez is a chef that hates her job not because of the cooking but because of the ex-boyfriend/ business partner. She is a girl that knows her mind and will do what she believes is right.
The first night Giorgio meets Carlina is the night she is sacked by the ex and can leave the restaurant she hates working in. But this leaves her unemployed with many mouths to feed, with many more to come as her friend Audrey talks her into taking even more animals including a Lion from her animal shelter to her growing property.
Lion - Leonard is just a big pussy cat that will still the story at many times.
A few twist and turn along the journey of this book that will give you a feeling of connection with the other books in this series. He may be a cocky man but he finds his match in this woman if he can catch her and keep her.
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