Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Almost Bad Boys by: A.O. Peart

Title:  Almost Matched
Almost Broken Up
Almost Too Far
Series:  Almost Bad Boys
Author:  A.O. Peart
Genre:  Adult Romance
Publish Date:  
Review Source:  Enticing Journey


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.

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.

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 trust?

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.

WOW! Loved! The scene where Nat meets Colin is sooooo funny! And it’s so well written that you can feel her emotions and embarrassment along with her. 

Nat is a Matchmaker and owns her own company with her BFF Alli. They are a hoot! The two of them along with two other girls make up the four friends that are completely Nat’s family. They push and yell and pick and are blunt and funny! You will love this book I’m sure. 

Loved the beginning of this series with Nat and Colin and their beginning relationship. It’s funny and hot and reminds me of my BFF’s! Fabulous!  

We continue Nat & Colin’s relationship in Almost Broken Up with more of Colin’s story. His demon’s come out and Nat has to get through his the guilt he feels. 

Ali & Nat stumble upon a woman in need - a Russian woman! After following her to retrieve her Kitty (yes-kitty), breaking into a house, witnessing almost-sex with an escort, meeting two huge bodyguards, holding up another woman at gunpoint and racing out of the house before getting caught…..well lets just say their day took a major turn! But a very entertaining one!

There is also someone out to get them, well mainly her in order to make Colin pay. Nat and her friends are gutsy and she manages to find out exactly what is going on with this “stalker” and calls him on all his actions. All this with the aid of her new Russian “friends” makes for great reading!

With that taken care of Nat begins to question the trust in their relationship. Colin wants to control more than Nat is comfortable with. Can their complete honesty be what leads them to trust each other completely? 

Going to a family dinner will never be the same once you read about going to Colin’s Great-Grandma’s 85th birthday party. 

After disappearing, organizing a man hunt and finally driving to a casino…..Nat falls more in love with Colin’s family. Being around Colin’s Great-Grandma and her friends is like looking into a mirror 50 years into the future. They are funny and wild and don’t let their age stop them from having an adventure. 

The love you feel in this book is wonderful. Between Colin and Nat and with all the women….just wonderful!

I couldn’t find information on the 4th book but I’m sure there will be another. The end of this one said “end of book 3” and I can’t wait to read more about these wonderful characters! Definitely recommend this series!

A.O. Peart (Angela Orlowski-Peart) is the author of the New Adult and Young Adult fiction novels, including NA/adult crossover contemporary romantic comedy series Almost Bad Boys. Angela writes in multiple YA and NA genres, including contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, urban fantasy, sci-fi, and short stories.

She was born and raised in Poland. She now lives in the Seattle area with her family and a chronically curious cat.

Angela describes herself as European born, American by choice.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being part of the Almost Bad Boys series blog tour. I'm thrilled that you liked the series. Thank you for reading and reviewing, Gretchen.