Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blog Tour including Review - - My Coyote Ugly Life by Jessica Spoon

“How on earth do I get myself in these situations? I swear it’s like a never-ending bad dream. One of all my mistakes that continuously bite me in my size ten ass.”

Azaria ‘Ree’ Gable had her one experience with heartbreak and that was enough for her. She’s perfectly satisfied with her ‘One Month Rule’ and doesn't need her life changing anytime soon.

When circumstances take her back home, she learns things have changed…

A lot…

First and foremost being with the complete and astonishing overhaul and revamp of the Belton Police Department, where apparently the application was changed to state ‘Ugly Men Need Not Apply’ and the only requirement is ‘How Well Do You Look In This Uniform?’

Ree unexpectedly catches the eye of the new ‘gina-quiver inducing Chief of Police Grayson Cole, which starts an endless game of cat and mouse.

Will Ree let go of her misconceptions about relationships and allow Grayson to show her how beautiful life can really be?
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It’s now six o’clock and I’m sitting down to try to get
ahead on a little work for an author friend of mine that wants me to help her
come up with some graphics. I just get my program pulled up when the doorbell
I walk out of my office, turn and head to the door. I look
out the peephole and see Chief Cole standing there. I immediately duck down,
because everyone knows that cops can see through those little holes. It’s some
kind of special tactical training they have to go through at the academy. 
I, ever… so… quietly, walk backwards down the hall. Then
there is a pounding at the door (you know the one I’m talking about. Cop Move
2. The three quick pounds on the door that are able to wake the dead.). I
freeze and don’t breathe for a moment. Just in case.
“Ree! Open the damn door!” he says, sounding
I continue my mission impossible escape back into my office.
My desk faces the front windows, so I covertly move to the side that has the
string to close the blinds. I plaster my back against the wall and, slowly,
pull on the string. The blinds are on the opposite side from the string, and
they are almost all the way to me when a face appears on the other side of the
glass next to me.
“Aaaaeeee!” I scream out, hands flailing, ducking down and
throwing my hands over my head.
“Ree,” he says seriously; his voice muffled through the
glass, “Open the damn door.” 
I lift my head and look up at him through the window, “No.”
I’m pretty proud of the fact that my voice comes out strong and defiant,
despite the fact that I totally freaked out.
“No!” I stand up and put my hands on my hips. “You can’t
make me.” I grab the string and close the blinds the rest of the way, then go
back to my desk, sit down and decide to get back to work.
Except it’s kind of hard, knowing he’s just on the other
side of the window… 
Nope. Back to work. 
I bring up a couple pictures and begin to manipulate them. I
push away all thoughts of Chief Panty Melter and begin to work diligently. I
look at the clock on my computer, after what feels like an hour, and realize
it’s only been two minutes. I look back at my double monitors; I haven’t done
anything other than stare at the pictures. I can’t freaking concentrate!
Fuck it!
I get up and walk over to the window. I pull the blinds
apart and deftly look out. 
He’s not there. 
I open them further and look all around my front yard. There
is no trace of him. 
I mean, good. Yeah. It’s good news.
“Looking for something?”
“What the fuck!” I scream, spinning around, my hand flying
to my chest. Chief Panty Melter is leaning against the wall, arms crossed,
smiling at me. “How the hell did you get in here?!” I demand.
He tilts his head back, “Back door was unlocked,” he answers.
“So, you… you just came right in?” I demand, my voice a
little weak. Dammit. 
“Well,” he raises his brows, looks down at himself and the
fact that he is very much in my house, then looks back up at me, “yeah.”
“That’s a B&E and you’re a cop!”
 “And?” I jerk my head
back. “And?” I demand, getting closer
to him and in his face, “You can’t just
break into someone’s house
!” I screech, stomping my feet and holding my
fists tight to my sides, arms straight. 
He moves quick. Really
quick. One second, I’m in his face yelling, the next he has my back against the
wall, his body holding mine in place and his hands resting against the wall on
either side of my head.
His eyes roam over my face with an intensity I don’t
“Fuck,” he says quietly. “Has anyone ever told you how
unbelievably sexy you are when you’re mad?”
I blink.
I blink again.
One more time.
Did I just hear him right?
“What?” I breathe out in shock.
“Baby, I’ve never been more turned on than I am at this exact
fucking moment.”

**Arc Provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

5 Stars

My Coyote Ugly Life by Jessica Spoon was something I did not expect.  I mean that in the best way possible...(if you have read Jessica's Shattering the Darkness series you will totally get what I am saying here.)  This book is lovely;  I laughed out loud, A LOT!  There was the perfect combination of humor, love, suspense and steam!!   With a cast of  characters that melted my heart (and my panties), cracked me up (through the whole damn book) and gave the perfect example of what loyalty and love is truly about (not just with lovers but with family and friends, as well) - this book has something for everyone.

So Azaria, or Ree as she is lovingly called by those closest to her, has the most interesting outlook on love.  She has a "one month" rule and uses men to fulfill her physical needs.  (She is the sex equivalent to a diner and dasher, if you get what I'm saying)  Apparently getting her heart broken once was enough for her to realize it hurts and why would you want to do something that could potentially hurt you, right?  Now, she is about to move back to her childhood home town to help take care of her parents.  Leaving her city life and going back to the boring town of Belton is going to be a real change for this party girl - - in more ways then one...
It seems as if our girl Ree's past has caught up to her... yeah, let's leave it at that.  (I wouldn't want to spoil this hilarious, sexy, suspenseful tale for anyone...)

Jessica Spoon did a complete about face with My Coyote Ugly Life.  The dark, raw grit that she so perfectly displayed in her Darkness Series is obviously absent from this book.  I think she deserves a standing ovation for this, I mean, there aren't many authors who can flip from one genre to another so seamlessly.  My favorite thing about this book is how easy it was to fall in love with it.  I was pulled in from the very opening scene and was sucked in until the very end.

I couldn't finish out this review without thanking Jessica for Greyson Cole and the whole entire Belton Police Force.  I mean, what's better than men in uniform??  It's obvious, isn't?  Sexy ass men in uniform... duh.  In most stories the author gives you one squelching hot alpha male... In this book she gave us a whole damn police force.  (If I were a woman living in Belton, I'd make sure I was on the wrong side of the law weekly.  Excuse me Mr. Officer!!!...*fans herself*)

Anyway, this book is perfectly done.  Jessica Spoon is a master with a pen (or computer depending on her writing prefence).  I loved it from start to finish and can only hope that she gives us more steamy tales of the Belton Police Force... (Ryder and Kota seem to have an interesting story...Just Sayin...)

Author's Writing Style - - seamless
Female Character - - Hilarious
Male Character - - Sex in a uniform
Plot Twist - - There is one you won't see coming... or maybe two
Laugh Factor - - So Funny... I actually woke my husband up from a sound sleep laughing at this book
Cry Factor - - None
Steam Factor - - Off the freaking charts
Violence - - a little bit and it could most definitely be a trigger


My first book, Darkness Deserved, released July of 2013. It is the first book in the Shattering the Darkness Series.

I'm crazy and love my friends, family and booze.

I used to never read when I was growing up. My mother always tried to get me to read and I wanted no part in it. I figured why read when it's going to be a movie? (Yes, like I said crazy.)

Well a few years ago I jumped on the Twilight band wagon. I've always loved supernatural movies and when I saw the previews I knew I wanted to see it. And see it I did. I immediately went out and bought the books and became hooked.

They came to me at a very special time in my life.

I discovered I loved to read and found my nitch in the paranormal and romance genre. I started a book club with a cousin and all of a sudden these thoughts kept assaulting my brain.

So I wrote them down. Then, deciding that I wanted to write, I contacted some wonderfully amazing women who helped me through the process.

I now have three books under my belt and am still learning constantly.

My Life Series, is by far my favorite to write. There are some events in the story that are based on actual events that have happened in my life.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed living them.


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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thank you so much for such an amazing review!!!!