Review: Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland


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Genre: Adult Romance

Authors: Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.

Release Date: August 15, 2015


He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska.

A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive.

When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.

My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.

I wanted him, but Chance wouldn’t make a move. I thought he wanted me too, but something was holding him back.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the cocky bastard, especially when I knew we’d be going our separate ways.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.


“Cocky Bastard” was definitely a unique and interesting story to read, and I really enjoyed Chance and Aubrey. This was the first full-length novel written by two authors that I had read, and I really enjoyed Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland’s writing style together. They both did an excellent job with the storyline and characters, and I will definitely be reading more books from them in the future.

     Chance and Aubrey were quite a pair in this book, and I truly loved their personalities and chemistry together. I liked the relationship they had with one another and how it progressed throughout, even though it seemed to happen a little fast in the beginning. The book was unique in the way that the first part was entirely from Aubrey’s POV, and the second part, which was much longer, was solely from Chance’s POV. I definitely enjoyed getting to read from both of their points of view, even though it was slightly unconventional from what I’ve read in the past. I loved Chance and Aubrey’s humor and banter with each other as well, and I enjoyed reading every single page of their story. There were plenty of surprises and laugh-out-loud moments throughout, and I loved all of the things Chance did for Aubrey to win her back. There were a few things that happened that I didn’t care for, but I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, so I’ll just leave it at that and let you form your own opinions of the book if you decide to read it. I highly recommend that you do!

     With all of that being said, I really enjoyed reading “Cocky Bastard,” and I will most definitely be giving the next standalone novel by these two talented authors a try!


FOUR “Cocky Bastard” Stars!

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~About the Authors~

Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor before switching to a more family-friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 9-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is the author of nine novels. Her book RoomHate hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard (the latter two co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting New York Times & USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!

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