Cocky Bastard

  • by Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by Michelle Ferguson, Aaron Abano
  • 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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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Aubrey was expecting a boring road trip to California after uprooting her life for a new and promising fresh start after a split with her ex. But, when she was leaving her pit stop in Nebraska, the road trip would never be the same, because Aubrey had just made a deal with a real charmer.... Chance, a sexy, handsome, Australian Biker full of flirty innuendoes and a cocky attitude which would not only change the trip but knock her off course too. And, during the first part of the story, which was told from Aubrey's POV, there was lots of humor, sizzling mutual chemistry, fun flirty and witty banter and some weird and wonderful diversions along the way.

But, as they got ever closer to one another, Chance would suddenly pull back.... his attraction and lust glazed looks were there but something, or someone, was holding him back. Despite their mutual sexual desire, the hot passionate kisses and them touching some bases, nothing could force Chance to break his determination not to have sex with Aubrey. Until Aubrey just couldn't take the push/pull mixed feelings any more and went for broke - she bared her soul, her desires and her body..... and finally Chance was unable to resist any longer. Which led to a passion filled romantic night of sexcapades..... but in the morning the love of her life was gone.

Part two is then told from Chance's POV and we learn what happened and why he couldn't commit (I think he should've just told Aubrey but I get why he didn't). And now Chance has two options...... forget about the woman who's haunted his days and nights for two years or go and see if there's any hope that a) Aubrey's still single and hasn't moved on and b) that she's forgiven him, will give him a chance to explain and is in as deep with him as he is with her. Chance chooses to go and find her..... but when he gets there he's faced with heartache because Aubrey's love life, and her emotional mountain that had grown from her feelings of mistrust, neglect, a broken heart and confusion, was going to be difficult to scale..... so all he could do was to start to climb..... because at the top was forgiveness, hope and Aubrey.

Worth a credit? Really likeable characters, a fun story that takes on a deeper curve in part two, enjoyable, romantic, good narration and YES a creditworthy listen.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios