The Brewing Passion Series #1
By: Liz Crowe
Releasing February 14, 2017
Totally Bound: Entwined
When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn Benedict, angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything.
For Austin, it’s a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright, while Evelyn must face her fears about committing to a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world.
The power of preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they meet up with brew master Ross, who opens their eyes to a deeper, even more erotic connection.
But three strong personalities don’t always make for the best emotional mix and when a simple misunderstanding causes chaos, it’s up to Ross to somehow repair the tattered shreds of their relationship.
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/196975-brewing-passion
Totally Bound: https://www.totallybound.com/book/tapped
Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre, “Romance: Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).
With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.
Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily injury.
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Sensing the heat of Evelyn’s fury as he finalized another large order, he excused himself and made his way toward the restroom. The tuning-fork sensation had morphed into a dull ache centered in his gut, which steadily made its way down to his balls.
When he emerged—after splashing water on his face enough times to calm the hardening in his jeans—he almost plowed straight into her. He gripped her arms to keep her from falling and the impulses that had bounced around in his brain since the morning nearly brought him to his knees. He dropped his hands and looked away, swallowing back the urge to say something, anything, to convince her he wasn’t such a bad guy.
Her voice was flat. He took a step back, stopped only when his butt hit the wall. The space between them filled with near-visible silence, but he didn’t move.
“I don’t know how I’m doing it, but the longer we work together, the more sales I make, and the more you hate me. Clue me in here, Benedict. I thought sales were the goal of the day.” He crossed his arms, holding them close to his chest so she couldn’t gauge how shaky his hands had gotten.
She swallowed, and he watched the exquisite warm peach hue of her skin redden. Admiring the line of her neck, her jaw, the plump fullness of her lower lip as she bit it, a nervous tic he’d love to come to love, if she’d let him, Austin sensed himself falling deeper into a very scary hole. Her ongoing silence took on a life of its own.
“Well? I left my secret-sales-goal decoder ring at home. You obviously have a different agenda for today. I get it. ‘Prove to the rich boy he doesn’t have what it takes’ is fine, but we could have saved some time if you’d just told me first.”
She opened her lips, then pressed them together and shouldered past him. He watched, fascinated, as his hand reached out of its own accord and snagged her arm. She stopped, stared at it, then up at him. When he realized the blue of her eyes was brighter because of tears, he hesitated. Female tears always unnerved him, but his chest tightened in a thoroughly alarming way at the thought of having caused her unhappiness.
He let go. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to…”
In a split second, her beautiful face was within inches of his. “Don’t flatter yourself. I’m just pissed off. You’ve had that effect on me since I first laid eyes on you, so yeah, I guess I set you up. But apparently, all your country-club, private-school time has been worth it. Bullshitting comes naturally to you. And that’s all this job is. A whole barrel of bullshit.”
She stomped away before he could speak or, even better, grab her and kiss her. The space she vacated quivered with anger. But her crisp perfume stayed in his nose and he had to clench his hands into fists to keep from shoving her up against the wall and kissing her until she saw it his way.
TAPPED (Brewing Passion Series 1) by Liz Crowe
After two years inside the beer and wine sales business Evelyn is now one of the only women in the testosterone filled world of beer sales. She has found her niche working with Tri-City Distribution. Now her boss has told her that she has to drop her scheduled route to cater or as she sees it babysit the trust-fund brewery owner who used his daddy’s money to open the brewery and gallivant around the world getting his degree in brewing science. Now she has to spend the day trying to push hipster beer at her best stores, which is a total waste of her day. As Evelyn tells her boots she refuses to suck up to Austin Fitzgerald and trustees top give him any special treatment. When she met Austin’s deep green eyes she was struck dumb instantly.
Austin’s day became instantly brighter when he met Evelyn, his new ride along buddy for the day. Although he has many issues back at the brewery and doesn’t need the time away from the brewery, he’s now looking forward to his day. Although he’d finally given into his mother harping on him about marrying Valerie Marston, she had honestly slipped his mind as soon as he met the gorgeous Evelyn Benedict and he couldn’t resist trying to encourage the instant connection they have. But he cannot understand his instantaneous lust toward Evelyn. He knew she was going to try to resist whatever had happened between them when they first met, but he wasn’t going to allow that to happen.
To find out what happens with their intense work and personal relationship, you’ll have to read TAPPED (Brewing Passion Series Book1). It’s an intense story about love, and then their dynamic changed yet again when they run into young Austin’s brew master best friend Ross. It was an emotionally interesting story. I look forward to reading more of this series. Due to explicit sexual content and the sharing partners this novel is 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.