a Sexy, Naughty Cock Tale Book
By: Kate Deveaux
Released January 2, 2017
Love best served shaken not stirred…one naughty drink at a time.
A bartender with a special talent for picking the perfect cocktail meets his match when down-on-her-luck Lexi walks into Bottoms Up. Well known for creating drinks with very naughty names, Justin whips up a cocktail especially for Lexi, hoping to ease the pain he sees in her soulful eyes.
With each sip Lexi realizes she’d much rather stay in Bottoms Up with the sexy, tattooed barman who seems to know just how to heal her broken heart.
Night after night, Lexi is drawn back to the bar to explore Justin’s list of naughty drink recipes in more detail–after hours. One deliciously dirty creation after another unleashes her extreme fantasies when he shows her how to let go of her inhibitions.
One tantalizing drink recipe at a time.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33808403-bottoms-up
Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic author of sexy romance with heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. A former wedding planner, Kate has always been “in love” with love! 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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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.
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BOTTOMS UP by Kate Deveaux
•What a story!
From down on every level in life to riding high! After losing the love of her life and going into a horrible relationship, losing her job and then having to give up the apartment she and said love shared…. Yep, time to do something Lexi doesn’t usually do, grab a drink at a bar in the middle is the day. She wasn’t expecting the sexy bartender to stir things in her she hasn’t felt since Scott… Nor was she expecting his sexually named drinks that stirred her even more.
Justin sees Lexi walk in and is attracted to her instantly, he can see she’s hurting and wants to fix it. For now he makes her a few special cocktails that make her smile. Then she runs from him and he doesn’t have any way to contact her. That is until she shows up the following night and helps him out of a jam.
Can Justin convince her to stay? Will Lexi let go of the past in order to live in the now? You’ll have to read BOTTOMS UP to find out. This book has some pretty good bartender secret drink recipes that are tried out with some pretty sexual names. But what comes out in the end is spectacular. I enjoyed reading this HOT & Steamy story between these two. The sexual tension is THICK, the banter is hilarious and release is exquisite. Due to explicit sexual content and adult language this novel is recommended for readers 18 and older. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest blog tour review.
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Thanks so much for having me as your guest. Bottoms Up was really fun to write, as I am sure you can imagine!
Not only did I get to compile recipes for naughty concoctions, but it was extra fun to I weave the drink recipes throughout the book as my hunky tattooed bartender Justin teaches Lexi lessons in more than just bartending.
I loved telling the story of Justin mixing sexy cocktails with very dirty names for a woman with a seriously broken heart who wanders into his bar one scorching Tucson summer afternoon.
Parched, Lexi finds it’s not just the drink she craves to quench her thirst —
A little sassy exchange between Lexi and Justin to get you in the spirit of Bottoms Up!
Sexual Healing. A flicker of arousal wicked right through Lexi. She froze with the glass midway to her lips.
He gave a knowing nod. “I told you, I always know the right drink for the right customer.”
She smirked at the prospect of this hunky man healing her.Sexually.
1 oz. Kahlua 1 oz. Amaretto 1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps 1/2 oz. Rum 2 oz. Milk (or Cream)
Stir together and pour over ice in a cocktail glass, then slip away to ecstasy.
*There’s more than one way to mend a broken heart. If the Soul’s Kiss isn’t enough, you can always try a little Sexual Healing. It often hits the spot.
It was fun stopping by to chat with you today.
I hope you enjoy Bottoms Up and all the naughty recipes Justin teaches Lexi how to make night after night.