Release Date: January 31, 2017
Was the one night stand a good idea?
Well, no. Probably not in retrospect.
In my defense I had just moved back into my grandparent’s house, I’d lost my dream job, and a guy on Tinder had stood me up. It was like life had suddenly stamped ‘LOSER’ on my forehead.
So when the guy behind the bar started giving me THE look…you know, the one that promised I’d be screaming his name into the wee hours of the morning? When that guy also has the perfect amount of scruff on his chiseled chin, biceps bulging out of his t-shirt, and a cocky grin you knew he’d earned in the sack…when he gives you that look, you don’t bother to figure out what your six degrees of separation are. You jump on that horse and ride it!
Pun fully and completely intended. And accurate by the way.
I fully admit to feeling sorry for myself and acting impulsively, but by the time I’d figured out WHO the bartender was, I was already falling for him.
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?
We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.
What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.
Wow! There was seriously so much more to this story then the blurb hinted at. The characters and their lives were awesome. The Bartender exceeded all of my expectations and is a must-read recommendation from me.
Here’s the deal. Cole is the brother of Whitney’s best friends fiancée. Unintentionally, years ago Cole and Whitney’s paths were supposed to cross but their blind date ends horribly – in more ways than Cole ever truly knew. Fast forward to years later, a chance encounter finally brings them together for a hot one night stand – however neither one knew who the other was in respect to their lives.
When Whitney realizes the truth of the situation, it is the start of a hilarious frenemies to lovers courtship. Everything about these two together is hella entertaining. I couldn’t get enough. They were the perfect balance of swoony worthy book characters yet they were everyday relatable. Realistic. I had empathy for their issues and wished I was their friends in real life.
I found myself surprised several times when I was reading and I loved that. It’s rare that it happens so when it does, I’m psyched. It’s part of what made The Bartender such a great book. Beyond that i’s well written and paced – I absolutely adored my time spend with this group of characters. I highly recommend you check this romance out!