These two were a match made in heaven: ARC REVIEW and RELEASE BLITZ of Cocksure by K.I. Lynn and Olivia Kelley


Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser / RBA Designs

Model: Steven Brewis

Photographer: David Wagner

Release Date: January 8, 2018

 

Synopsis

Niko

My life is great. I love my job, have awesome friends, and a great family.
Women love me, even if they know it’s just for a night.
I always thought love at first sight was bullshit. Then she came storming into my life.
She tore through my every rule, rocked my world, and knocked me on my ass.
There’s only one problem…she lied.
Turns out my best friends little sister isn’t so little anymore.

Everly

I stole a night with my fantasy. Lied to him.
After ten years of not seeing each other, Niko doesn’t even recognize me.
So I take what I want from him, what I need from him. Without worry. Without consequence.
What I didn’t count on was the lingering need for him.
What I chose to forget is that he is my brother’s best friend.
Once the truth is out, the game changes. There are consequences.
I should have known nothing in my life is ever simple.

My Review:

I absolutely loved everything about this book! I am a sucker for forbidden romance, especially when that romance involves a best friend’s little sister. Cocksure had me giggling, nervous, intrigued, and so many other emotions. I will definitely be reading more from these authors!

The Story. First of all, this story was very well written and had a nice flow to it. I loved all of the characters and side characters in this book. I felt there was tremendous growth in both of the main characters as well has a great depth to them. There was a slight suspense element to it that I loved having in there because it gave it a little spice. Plus who doesn’t love a bunch of hot firemen ready to come to the rescue?! Everly moves back to Boston after living in California for ten years due to her bitch of an ex-boyfriend, and she is looking for a new start in life. When her childhood crush doesn’t recognize her, she takes life by the horns and goes after what she has always wanted. However, their night together brings in all sorts of complications…the biggest one of all being her overprotective big brother, Cameron. Niko is only interested in no strings attached sex, but gets the shock of his life when Post-It note girl from the bar, “Alyson,” gives him a taste of his own medicine. Niko can’t stop thinking about this girl and wants to find her again. Although, he might have bitten off more than he can chew when he realizes exactly who he took home.

Everly. After being screwed over by her ex, Everly is only looking to settle into her new life with her new job and her new house. She has been burned in the worst way and is only looking for something easy. That doesn’t exactly happen when her feelings for Niko come back in full force the minute she sees him again. Everly throws up walls left and right and it takes a lot for her to finally let her guard down. I found myself getting frustrated with her a few times because of this, but I also completely understood the reasons behind her actions.

Niko. Niko is my favorite character in this book because he knows what he wants and his perseverance is admirable. Post-It note girl completely turned Niko’s life upside down and he finds himself abandoning his playboy ways in exchange for the one woman who he can’t stop thinking about. I totally felt for Niko when Everly kept punishing him for her ex’s sins and the guilt he felt for sleeping with his best friend’s sister. I really loved how protective he was of Everly and how he was willing to risk his lifelong friendship for the woman he loves.

The Relationship. These two were a match made in heaven. It might have taken them a while to get it right, but when they did, it was beautiful. I felt there was a great balance in the relationship and that the characters truly grew together. I think it is so important for authors to also highlight the characters growth as a couple as well as individuals. In real life, it takes work and it takes time to create a lasting relationship, and I loved the realistic feel of this relationship.

I highly recommend this book to those who love: forbidden romance, contemporary, firemen, character growth, and amazing relationships.

Overall Rating: ★★★★★/★★★★★

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Purchase Links

 

Amazon US: http://bit.ly/CocksureAmazon

Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/CocksureUK

Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/CocksureCA

Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/CocksureAU

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/CocksureBN

iBooks: http://bit.ly/CocksureiBooks

Kobo: http://bit.ly/CocksureKobo

Paperback: http://bit.ly/CocksurePaperback

 

Giveaway

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About the Authors

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

 

Olivia Kelley grew up in Boston the oldest of six children. After her first son was born prematurely at only twenty-four weeks, she became an active advocate for parents of disabled children, sharing her own experiences with others. Sadly, he passed away in 2005 at the age of only fourteen. She has a firm belief that you live your life as a lesson. Learn from it and let it mold you into the best person that you can be.

While caring for her son, she turned to reading to escape the reality and stresses of her everyday life. Up until recently, she spent years working corporate America and the Marketing and Public Relations for many different authors in the romance community. Her first book, Cocksure, is co-written with her friend, USA Today Bestselling Author K.I. Lynn, and due to release January 2018.

She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her four children and one very naughty cat. She’s social media-addicted as well as a reading addict and loves to meet new people. Look for her on Facebook under Olivia Kelley!

 

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Join K.I. and Olivia’s Facebook Group Cocksure’s Cocky Crew: http://bit.ly/2Ab4H4Q

 

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