RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW — Sexy Beast By Piper Rayne

Title: Sexy Beast
Series: Single Dads Club #3
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 17, 2017
Cover Model: Rodney Jacobs
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Cover Designer: RBA Designs

5 Star Review – “Holy Mother of Men! Hands down the best book of the series and Garrett is definitely one sexy beast!” – Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog

 

 5 STar Review – “OMG! So let me start off with this amazingly gorgeous cover! I have to say that this one is hands down, without a doubt my favorite of the series (although I love them all), but the only thing that would have made it even better is just a little more #GroinCleavage.” – Whoo Gives a Hoot

 

 5 Star Review – “This book was so, so yummy. The sexual tension between Garrett and Charlie is insane and when they finally give in to their desire, the sexy times are melt-your-kindle HOT!” – ViolinVixen



 

SYNOPSIS

It’s time.

 Time to get a life.

Time to start over.

Time to move beyond the past.

The guys in the Single Dads Club would tell you it was time years ago, but until recently, the risk of hurting my little girl outweighed the benefit of getting a piece of ass.

Now that I have a tween daughter on my hands? It’s becoming more apparent with every poster hung on the wall, every fight over wearing make-up and every uncomfortable conversation about puberty, that at least one of us needs a female touch in our lives.

Jesus. I can’t even think the words ‘female touch’ without thinking of her.

Charlotte Rose. Charlie.

She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but someone needs to tell that to my damn libido because every time she’s around I have a constant case of blue balls.

There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in twelve years who has the potential to break me.

 

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OTHERS IN THE SERIES

 

 

 

EXCERPT

We end up in the teen area and I’m amazed at the selection. No more just white, tan, and cream cotton bras with a pink bow in the middle. This stuff is actually fun and fashionable. 

“I’m loving these bralettes.” I put one up to my chest. A chest that would most definitely be pouring out of one of these.

 


“They’re all so cute, I can’t decide,” Sydney says from inside the fitting room.

 


“I love the mint green lace one that criss-crosses,” I say, sitting down in the chair.

 


“Me too, but there’s a rainbow striped one that looks like a unicorn that’s awesome, too.” 

Sydney’s usually been so quiet and reserved when I see her, but seeing this side of her is nice.

“Well, let’s get four to start you off. So, get those and pick two others.”

“Really? Oh great.”

“It’s on your dad, so no worries.” 

We both laugh.

My phone chimes with a text and I look down at it in my hand.

Garrett: Buy something for yourself as a thank you for what you’re doing.

I smile, my thumbs typing out my response before I can think better of it.

 


Me: You can pick it out if you’d like.

 


I imagine his cheeks reddening and him running his hand along his beard. Was that pushing the envelope too far?

 


Garrett: Send me a picture and I’ll okay it.

 


Apparently not. I smile to myself.

 


Me: Would you prefer me to model it?

 


The three dots appear and then disappear and reappear again.

 


I second-guess sending the cheeky text and quickly brush off my unease. What’s a little flirting between friends? If you can even call us that…

 


“Syd, are you good?” I ask, still staring down at my phone as the three dots continue their disappearing act.

 


“Yeah, I have about six more to try on.”

 


“Okay, I’m just going to look around the store.”

 


“All right.”

 


I head into the store, finding a black push up bra and see-through panties on display. Snapping a picture, I send it off to Garrett.

 


Again, the three dots appear and then disappear.

 


Garrett: Whatever you like.

 

Me: I’m undecided on this set or…

Before I can even take a picture, he responds.

 


Garrett: No more pictures, just buy whatever.

 


I snap the picture of a red lacy half cup demi bra and thongs panties.

 


Garrett: Enough, Charlie.

 

Me: Maybe I should model them for you?

 

Garrett: Vance would kill me.

 

Me: Vance is in LA.

 

Garrett: Just buy both then.

 

Me: I don’t want to spend all your money. I’m happy to have you be the decision maker.

 

Garrett: I have enough money, buy both.

 


I laugh to myself and decide to head back to the dressing room to check on Sydney. On the way I see a pink bodysuit with a slit down the middle that reaches all the way down to the naval. It’s lacy and see through. I snap a picture.

 


Me: Maybe this would be more flattering on me?

 

Garrett: Jesus. How the hell am I going to hide this hard-on in the FOOD COURT?

 


Me: Is that a compliment?

Garrett: Take it however you want.

Me: I’ll take it as a compliment. As long as it’s me you’re imagining in the lingerie and not someone else.

Garrett: You know exactly what I’m envisioning. Vance would string me up by my balls if he knew.

Me: Vance is in LA and I’m a grown woman, remember?

Garrett: I don’t have to remember. I see your grown womanhood every damn day.

“There you are,” Syd says as she comes up alongside me.

 


“Oh.” The phone drops from my hands and falls to the floor. “How did you do?” I bend down to pick it up.

 


“You okay?” Sydney’s eyes widen. “Your face is flushed.”

 


“I’m fine.” I shove my phone in my back pocket and eye her items. Cute and preteenish. “Perfect, so you’re all set?”

 


“Um…yeah.” She’s still eyeing me skeptically but seems to let the topic go.

 


“Let’s go. Your dad is waiting for us.”

 


Sydney glances at the bodysuit her dad and I were just discussing.

 


“Eyes forward.” I snap my fingers in front of her face and her head turns in my direction.

 


“Um…okay,” she says with a strange look on her face, but follows me to the register anyway.

 

 

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MEET THE AUTHORS 

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.

 

 

 

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descriptionSo where to start with this one. I enjoyed it more than book one, but not as much as book two. Which is a HUGE bummer because Garrett has been the single dad I have been looking forward to reading about from the start.

Let us start with the positives. This book wasn’t a bad book. Most of the issues I had with it are more of a personal like/dislike variety. These authors always produce well-written books. The pace was good, and I never felt the need to skim. They always have great secondary characters. There was no OW/OM drama. There wasn’t much angst. Some hot sex scenes. Both main characters were fairly likable. For me, it took Garrett WAY too long to get his head out of his ass but once he did I liked him. Charlie, I enjoyed overall, but honestly, she came across a bit pathetic at times lusting and running after Garrett. On the positive side it was my understanding that she had slept with OM while lusting after Garrett, so at least she wasn’t sitting around pining like a virgin. Lastly, it was all wrapped up in a sweet epilogue.

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There were a few things that made this one lose some stars though. One, After reading book one and two “I” was left with the impression that Garrett hadn’t slept with anyone since his wife died. Alas, that apparently was NOT the case as we hear about how he had sex with OW outside of the town. To say I was bummed about that is an understatement. I was looking forward to reading about a hero that prioritized raising his daughter over random hookups. Now to be fair it didn’t sound like he was a manwhore, but he lost some luster for me. Two, I thought the big drama was pretty predictable. I knew what was coming from the minute they had a certain conversation early on in the book. Lastly, the dead wife was too much in this one. Let me start by saying that I usually am not bothered by dead exes/wives/husbands etc. and I knew going in that he had a dead wife he was pining over for twelve years. But Melissa was brought up way too much in this one for my tastes. We even get pages devoted to her death after giving birth. I didn’t need to be beaten over the head with how much he loved Melissa. How she was his first love. His first everything. It took away from the present day romance IMO.

So long story short. It was enjoyable but not as enjoyable as I was hoping it to be. That said I am still onboard for the next series starring Vance (Charlie’s brother).description

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