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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

NBTM TOUR, EXCERPT, REVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY - Bottoms Up by Kate Deveaux


Erotic Romance



Bottoms Up:

A bartender with a penchant for naughty drink recipes is well known for crafting the perfect concoction for his clientele. Justin meets his match when down on her luck Lexi walks into his bar and he whips up a cocktail especially for her. 

It’s not just the booze talking when Justin and Lexi explore his list of naughty drink recipes in more detail — after hours. Night after night, Lexi is drawn back to Justin’s bar for another deliciously dirty creation and another night of extreme fantasy when he shows her how to let go of her inhibitions — One tantalizing drink recipe at a time— Seems it’s definitely Bottoms Up for these two!

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The bartender without a name went about making another, unsure whether he was making it for her or not. With precision, he scored a lemon and peeled the zest into a perfect swirl. His tattooed forearm flexing with each move while he precisely twined the curl of lemon with a curl lime zest on the rim of the glass.

Lexi wondered what the delicious looking drink was called but was hesitant afraid to revisit the Soul’s Kiss or worse than that Bottoms Up fiasco. But curiosity and booze tempted her. What did he deem would be the perfect drink for her? This tattooed Romeo? She snorted, aware he’d heard her when he looked up with a smirk. He must have realized she was enjoying watching him. And she was, watching him make the drink gave her a reason to observe, and yes, enjoy the view while giving into her blatant desire than to nothing more than linger there. Watching him go about his job, feeling warm and safe in ‘Bottoms Up’ with this hunk working his magic making her feel….turned on.  A feeling she hadn’t had for a very long time. Her eyes brimmed with fresh tears and she quickly looked away to avoid his gaze.

“I think I have just the drink for you…” he said, placing the drink in front of her.
“I can’t drink it if I don’t know the name,” she said, now blatantly flirting.
He smiled.  “I see, well you’ll just have to guess the name then. I’ll give it back to you when you’ve guessed correctly,” he said dead pan, and then pulled the drink back behind the bar.

Lexi’s jaw dropped open in disbelief. He quickly turned his attention to a drink order one of his waitresses has brought to him. Looked like a big one form the number of tumblers he was stacking on the counter behind the bar and the bottles he proficiently pulled down from the shelves above.

Lexi leaned over the bar and saw her drink sitting there. Beckoning her. Taunting her. But she looked up and saw his reflection in the mirror behind the bar and the look on his fac. He shook his head.
“Ah..ah..ah,” he scolded. His sexy smile teased her in the reflection. “Sit back down and I’ll be with you in a moment…”

Mute, she sat down. Mesmerized by his fluidity, she enjoyed watching him pour at least ten drinks, all seemingly at once. He summoned the waitress over to get them with a wave of his hand and off the drinks went to the customers.

Glancing over her shoulder Lexi saw the bar was beginning to fill up.

A band had set up in the far corner near a large table of middle age men sat near the back, where the tray full of drinks was headed. Looking at her watch she saw it was five to four. Only a few hours left to clean out the rest of her apartment and hand in the keys. Lexi and Scott’s apartment. Their dream apartment. Until he’d gone and died. Shit, the tears burned.
The sexy bartender turned around at exactly the wrong moment as Lexi was wiping a tear from her eye.

“Hey,” he said, a soft soothing voice of concern. “I’d say you’re about ready for that drink now wouldn’t you?

Lexi nodded and felt foolish for being such a cliché, getting all weepy at the bar. That’s another reasons she didn’t drink much. It melted her resolve and devoured her self-control. Gone were the good old days when she and Scott used to stay up late, drinking, laughing, making love until the wee hours. Stop it stop it stop it she scolded. It’s been just over a year since Scott died. Exactly one year three months yesterday. Time to get it together.

“It wasn’t a Soul’s Kiss,” he offered. “Not this one, but we can keep it for later if you’re not ready now…”

Was he hinting there would be a later? As in a drink— or something more? His eyes, molten pools of dark blue depths with lashes almost black, long and lush, tempted her. She imagined how soft they’d be if they fluttered slowly across her torso and then southward between her legs. Her body quickened with arousal. Shit, she was really losing it now.

 “I’m sure I’m ready for it...” The words tumbled from her lips before she was
aware of the innuendo.
He grinned. “Okay then, aren’t you going to try and guess?” he teased, placing the drink on the coaster in front of her on the ‘Bottoms Up’ coaster.

“I haven’t a clue…I’m don’t usually order cocktails.”

“Okay, then seeing as you’ve had a bad day, I’ll give you a pass this time, but only this time.” His smile made her flush. She pulled the drink closer to her and nodded her appreciation. 

She smiled back at him. “Thanks. Now, I told you my name …what’s yours?” she blurted out, not realizing how provocative she sounded until the words were hanging between them.
“Justin…” he answered her question. “Justin MacLeary.”

“Nice to meet you Justin MacLeary.”

She smiled and lifted the drink to her lips, very aware his eyes were still on hers as her lips met the cool rim of the glass. “It’s very good.”

She took another sip, noticing it was smoother than the other. The band started up and a few patrons cheered.

“What’s it called? She asked for the name of the drink over the music.
“Sexual Healing…”

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Whew! This book is definitely panty dropper, sexy, hot sort of read! It’s got a sweet love story, mixed with a bit of thrill, and lots of scorching hot intimate scenes.  If these are the types of things you look for in a story then stop reading my review and one-click now. You’ll thank me later, I promise!

Now, for those of you who need a little more enticing, keep reading. I have to be honest though, I didn’t really know there would be as much sex as there was in the book. These scenes are pretty intense. They made me blush! I just knew someone with x-ray vision was going to read through my kindle and see the naughty playful scenes that were written across my kindle. It was such a great storyline that followed though; I couldn’t really put the book down.

It was an incredibly fun read, had some great banter back and forth, had some in your dreams kind of romance that every girl fantasizes about, and included some really great drink recipes. I’m not a drinker and these drinks made me want to go stock up on some alcohol and try some of these. I think the only way you can have any of these things I’ve mentioned previously is having some great detail that really makes the words drip from the page onto a painting right before your eyes.

If you haven’t one-clicked this book yet, what are you waiting for? Trust me, it’s a great story. It was an emotionally fun tantalizing story.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding planner, she has always been “in love” with love! Kate is currently working on several fictional stories – each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She currently resides with her husband in the U.S. When Kate is not busy writing, she can be found on the tennis court –yes, there’s even ‘love’ in that game too.


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  1. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Nikolina. Wonder what drink of Justin's will be your favorite? Hope you enjoy Bottoms Up and best of luck with the giveaway.


    2. Thank you Kate!! Any drink that he makes will be just fine with me... lol

  2. I appreciate the review!


  3. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Your so welcome Lisa, and good luck with the draw. Thank you for stopping by today.

  4. Thank you so much for the review and for the tour stop. Happy you enjoyed Bottoms Up, it was very fun to write and always nice to hear readers enjoy Lexi and Justin's naughty hi jinx.


  5. Thanks for the review . Sounds great .

  6. I'm looking forward to checking this one out - thanks for sharing your review! :)

  7. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  8. Excellent excerpt! I really enjoyed reading it!

  9. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!

  10. Where is your favorite spot to read?

  11. Where is your favorite vacation spot?

  12. Fantastic review! I really enjoyed reading it!