LIP SMACKER by Alison G. Bailey is LIVE! I am super excited to be partnering up with Wildfire Marketing to bring you this awesome new Contemporary Romance! They even provided me with a free eARC in exchange for a fair review, so keep reading to see MY REVIEW, an EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT, and to enter the GIVEAWAY!!
Logan Heath was the sweetest and most beautiful boy I had ever seen. He was popular, smart, and the star quarterback of Fort Johnson High. Every girl in school followed him around in hopes of getting his attention. I was no different, except that I admired Logan from afar. With him being a superstar junior and me being an awkward freshman at a new school our coupling was a mere pipe dream.
Implementing my topnotch investigating skills I learned from reading The Nancy Drew Mysteries, I followed Logan’s life from high school through his college career, and then some. Fearing that my stalker-ish tendencies were becoming more of a mental health issue, I purposely lost track of him five years ago. I admit since that time I have thought of Logan. And when I say thought I mean he has popped into one or forty R-rated dreams of mine.
The day he walked into my bakery, butterflies fluttered in my stomach, tingles tingled my skin, and a sequence of R-rated dreams flashed through my head. But I was no longer that awkward teenager, too scared to speak to him. I had grown into a confident woman. A woman who wanted to admire Logan Heath up close and personal. Unfortunately, from the very beginning Logan wanted something from me that I was not willing to give him.
Ohmygods this book was SO FREAKING GOOD!!! I binge read the entire thing in a single session because I couldn’t bare to put it down (I really need to stop starting these books before bed because it made for a VERY late night).
First off, our main character, Lip, is HILARIOUS!! I laughed so hard at pretty much everything she said. She is just so witty and sarcastic and quippy and snarky and unashamedly herself! I’m chuckling to myself right now just thinking about some of the things she said. She’s also a Strong Confident Woman who takes pride in herself and makes the most out of life, despite having had lots of lemons thrown at her!
Our love interest, Logan, is just a dreamy, sexy, adorable cinnamon roll and he is soooo totally swoon-worthy. I loved the scenes with he and Lip, because you could feel the sexual tension just oozing off of the pages. Plus, he is just as attracted to her personality as he is her form, which is just the dream, amiright? I am a happily married woman, but helloooooo sir. *wiggles eyebrows*
This book was packed with a whole roller coaster of emotions, as all great romances should be. It was funny, endearing, steamy (oh man, was it steamy), and even a bit heartbreaking. Well, a lot heartbreaking. I may have (definitely) cried big ol’ giant crocodile tears for a good chunk of the book. I love when a story can instill that much emotion in me.
Lip Smacker was a total win for me! If you love romances that will make you feel allll the feels, this one is for you! I can’t recommend it enough! If this is any indicator of the quality of books Alison G. Bailey writes, then she now has a loyal fan in me!
My hands landed on my hips. “You can’t set up a mobile office in my bakery.”
“I have to work, Miss Smacker, and I am a paying customer.”
He took a long sip of coffee.
“This is your negotiating tactic? Wait out your target until she gets so annoyed she’ll sign anything to get rid of you?”
“Not to boast, but I’ve never had a woman want to get rid of me. In fact, just the opposite.”
Logan looked wistfully into the air. My guess, sexy memories of the long list of women he’s had encounters with. No doubt they were skinny, had big boobs, big hair, and legs for days, with cute Ivy League sorority names like Buffy, Felicity, and Poppy.
“You can’t stay here the entire day,” I snapped.
“Does that mean you’re ready to discuss Harper’s offer?”
“It means get out. You lurking here in the corner will unnerve my customers.”
“Your customers or you?”
“My customers. You’re already on my nerves.”
“Then let’s talk business.”
He opened his laptop. “Do you have free WiFi?”
“WiFi my ass.” I stomped toward the kitchen.
Alison G. Bailey is an award winning, Amazon, and International bestselling author living in Charleston, South Carolina. At the age of ten she discovered her inner author, rewriting scenes from her favorite TV shows and movies. Alison wrote and produced several stage plays before turning her sights on the book world. Under the influence of large amounts of Diet Pepsi and her Spotify playlists, Alison writes thought provoking, emotional stories, full of love, and romance.