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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best sellers Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland comes a sexy new standalone novel.
He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska. A sexy, cocky Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive. When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually tense nights in hotels, and taking unplanned detours. My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime.
It was all fun and games until things got intense. I wanted him, but Chance wouldn't make a move. I thought he wanted me, too, but something was holding him back. I wasn't supposed to fall for the cocky bastard, especially when I knew we'd be going our separate ways. All good things must come to an end, right? Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.
Author's note: Cocky Bastard is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this audiobook is not intended for listeners under the age of 18.
©2015 Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews on 04-05-16

Simply stated, save your money.

I decided to listen to this audio while I was driving home from visiting my daughter. It was a 3.5-hour drive, so I was looking forward to listening to an audiobook. Simply stated, save your money. There were so many issues with the audio, I cannot list them all here. But I will give a few.

1.) The narrators had a difficult time with the dialogue. I think this might be a case of when an audio is not a good option for a book. Too much dialogue forced these narrators to have too many voice and inflection changes that it became seriously annoying!

⦁The female narrator had a lilt at the end of her sentences which made her sound like she was whining. Throw in other character voices and an Australian accent, and I wanted to throw my iPhone out the window.
⦁The male narrator had a naturally deep voice, so when he raised his voice and slowed down his tempo to "sound like a woman" he sounded more like a preteen boy, or demented man, I haven't yet decided which.

2.) When I got home, I was exhausted and thought I would read the book along with the audio --- so basically I just followed along. This was a BIG mistake. What I found were numerous inconsistencies from the audio to the book.

⦁Audio says Chance's sister is 22 years old. The book reads she's 28.
⦁Audio says his sister "looked like a woman now". The book reads "she looked like a mum."

I wish I could say this was all there was, but that's not the case. Eventually, I turned off the audio and just read the book. I found I enjoyed it much more that way.

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3 out of 5 stars
By CJ on 01-17-16

Loved the first half, but...

Any additional comments?

Some spoilers below.


I really enjoyed the first half of this book. The second half I found very frustrating. I loved groveling. I crave groveling in books after the hero did something upsetting. However, this went a little overboard and too long. I became very frustrated with the heroine in this book in the second part.. I wanted Chance to grovel. What he did to Aubrey by just leaving was cruel. Chance did not tell Aubrey why he had to leave without a goodbye. He knew that his leaving would hurt. However, once Chance explained why he left and his reasoning I did understand in some ways, I was upset that Aubrey continued to stay with Richard. Then I was really annoyed that she told Chance that she loved Richard. I understand that Aubrey thought that Chance was gone so she moved on, but once Chance explained his reason for leaving, she should have distanced herself from Richard. I don't even want to know if she was having sex with Richard at that point either.I am not sure if spending an entire audible credit for this book was worth it.

With regards to my 3 star rating for this book, I wanted to clarify that the actually writing style was 5 stars. I did not feel the writing was wordy or that the story was flooded with inner dialogue. My rating has more to do with the heroine's actions in the second part of the story.

I will continue to read more books by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. I was just a little disappointed that the characters in this book spent more time not as a couple then as a couple.Michelle Ferguson who did Aubrey's voice did a great job. Aaron Abano did an okay job. He sounded too old to be Chance in my opinion.
The goat was the best secondary character ever!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By CRYSTAL CLEAR on 12-30-15

A really enjoyable story

(Spoiler alert) Firstly I must say I loved this audio book the story and idea was great !! However performances make or break a audiobook that was definitely true in this case. I loved Michelle Ferguson's voice and performance she matched my idea of Aubry perfectly and her change if voice for Chance was perfect too., I liked Aaron Abano's performance but his voice didn't match my idea of Chance at all which made listening to the 2nd half of the book really difficult. I soldiered on because I loved the story and wanted to know what happened the HEA was worth the wait😀💞

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-26-18

Great

Wow I thought this story was just great the voices were wonderful too so funny in places and so heart wrenching in others loved the goat lol x

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-07-18

Narrators wrecked the book

Couldn't handle the male narrator. I think if it was narrated by Sebastian York it would if made the book better

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 02-08-18

That awful accent

That accent was awful! Chance sounded like a 50 year old man from London.
Spoiler alert - that was not an Aussie accent.
The story was ok, but the reading made me cringe, and I just couldn’t get into it. I should have just read the ebook.

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