Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tapped (Brewing Passion #1) Release Day +Review


The Brewing Passion Series Book 1

 Release date: 2/14/17

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 repair the tattered shreds of their relationship.


Potential tag lines
A hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything…

Playboy brewery owner … driven saleswoman … sultry brewer … the craft beer world sizzles like no other in Liz Crowe’s new novel!

“Austin?” Her voice behind him made him stand and stretch, his cock already tingling in anticipation. “Where did you go? Jesus, what time is it? Get your ass back here.”
He grinned. “Think you can just boss me like that, woman?” He leaned on the door frame, drinking her in with his eyes. “Because you can’t.”
“I’m not bossing, dear. Just suggesting.” She let the sheet fall aside, revealing her completely naked body. His smile widened when she bent one knee and reached down to touch herself. “You know, only suggesting that you get your sweet self over here and help a girl out.”
He grinned, yanked off his shirt and shorts, and dove into the warm nest of sheets and Evelyn. The frustration at her most recent rejection was already forgotten in the amazing smell of her skin and the lovely sound of her moans as he did what she suggested, for an hour or two.
Later, when they lay tangled in damp sheets, catching their breath, their fingers clasped together between them, Evelyn sighed. “So, tell me something,” she said. Austin forced himself up to full consciousness as best he could.
“Hmm,” he said, turning to face her, taking in the flushed, well-fucked look on her face with more than a little self-satisfaction.
“How is it…I mean, with two, um, guys and a girl?”
Austin hesitated, then put her knuckles to his lips, buying himself some time.
She pulled her fingers free of his, sat up and wrapped the sheet around herself. One thing about his Evelyn, he mused, watching her. He would never accuse her of being indirect. About anything.
“Don’t baby me, Austin. I mean it. I want to know.”
“I have no doubt that you want to know, my love.” He propped himself on one elbow and ordered his thoughts.
“Don’t think about it, damn you. Just…tell me.” She swept her hair up off her neck, making his mouth water at the sight of her flushed skin. Making him want to grab her, hold her down, lick the sweat droplets and lose himself in her all over again. “Yo, earth to lover boy,” she demanded, snapping her fingers in front of his face. “Spill it. What’s it like? I mean do you… Would you… Oh hell, never mind.” She turned and started to climb out of bed before he reached out and grabbed her arm.
“Hang on a second. I don’t mind telling you. I guess I didn’t expect you to want to know. Most…women…aren’t that into it.”
She let him pull her back into the warm bed and curled into him so he was pressed up against her back, his lips on her bare, delicious shoulder. “Stop it,” she whispered. “Tell me what it’s like to have sex with a woman with another guy in on the act.”
He sighed and held onto her. “It’s…pretty amazing,” he admitted. “I mean, I can’t speak for the women I’ve… We’ve…well, you know what I mean.”

Author Bio
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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“If you liked “Beautiful Bastard” by Christina Lauren, you will love “TAPPED” by Liz Crowe!”
“If you liked “Nobody But You” by Jill Shalvis, you will love “TAPPED” by Liz Crowe!”
“If you liked “The Fatal Series” by Marie Force you will love “The Brewing Passion Series” by Liz Crowe!
“If you liked “Dirty” by Kylie Scott, you will love “TAPPED” by Liz Crowe!
The Liz Crowe voice brings something new and unique, both in settings and characters, that will thrill readers of romance, women’s fiction and chick lit alike.

“If you want a story that will grip your heart and bring all your emotions into play, then do not miss a Liz Crowe story.
Liz Crowe has an uncanny ability to reach into the heart and soul of her characters and make her stories come to life in gritty realism that hits all the emotions.
Liz Crowe is one of those rare authors who knows how to take the emotions of her characters and make them real for her readers, binding you to the story.”
---International Best Selling Author Desiree Holt

"Liz Crowe is my drug of choice for unconventional romance that pushes the envelope of my comfort zone." 
--Best Selling Author of the Enigma Series, Ditter Kellan

Liz Crowe writes intense true-to-life stories that make you feel. Whether it's anxiety, love, fear, hate, bliss, or loss woven into her plot lines, you will feel it deep down to your very soul.
--Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author 

“I’ve learned to expect the unexpected with any Liz Crowe novel—along with 3-dimensional characters and well-written, realistic plots.”
--USA Today best selling author AM Hargrove

This book was an interesting read.  I love Liz’s Love Brothers series so I was excited to read this one.  While the book isn’t directly related to the Love Brothers series it was still a great read.  Austin Fitzgerald owns his own brewery and is trying to get his product other there.  He meets Evelyn while going for a ride along with the company she works for.  Evelyn has an idea about who Austin is before she even meets him and it isn’t a good one.  She fights her attraction to him tooth and nail.  However Austin doesn’t give up easily.  He manages to win Evelyn over but things aren’t easy in any way shape or form.  Austin’s parents don’t like Evelyn and let her know it.  Then there is Austin’s friend Ross who he met while becoming a brew master.  They had some wild times together.  Austin tells Evelyn about some of the things they did and she finds herself wanting to recreate some of those times with the three of them.  Then she meets Ross and is overcome with how attracted to him she is.  Could the three of them be something or would it be just an occasional thing.  Evelyn loves Austin so much but she can’t hide her attraction to Ross.  Will the three of them work out or will everything fall apart?  This book has lots of twists and turns for sure.  This book takes you on a wild ride. Ross and Evelyn are a lot alike and Austin is what balances them out.  Austin jokes that they are emotionally constipated, Ross more so than Evelyn.  While being in a three person relationship isn’t mainstream that doesn’t mean it isn’t okay.  If it works for them that is all that matters.  Austin and Evelyn truly love each other but Ross isn’t really a third wheel.  While Ross and Evelyn share an immense attraction I don’t believe it could ever work with just the two of them.  They need that balance that Austin brings.  I highly recommend this book.

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