Review & Blog Tour – The Accidental Cougar by Tiffany N. York

Posted January 7, 2013 by DiDi in Blog Tour, Contests, Mainstream, Reviews / 17 Comments

Today kicks off THE ACCIDENTAL COUGAR Blog Tour.  Make sure to comment for a chance to win an e-book of THE ACCIDENTAL COUGAR and a bookmark at each stop and the grand prize will be the e-book, a bookmark, plus a $20 gift card to Starbucks.

This was such a fun story to read that I could not put it down. ~ Guilty Pleasures

tactyDescription:
Forty-one-year-old Nicole Woods was content raising her son alone, working as an ad exec, and indulging in the more than occasional cleaning frenzy…until the night she met Wil Blanco.

Her friends have decided that while her son is away for six weeks, it’s the perfect opportunity for Nicole to have a summer fling. Heading the top of the list is Wil — sexy, successful, full of life…and twenty-five!

Regretfully, Nicole declares him “hands-off,” but soon he’s complicating everything, from her job at the advertising agency to her self-imposed ban on relationships. When Wil becomes her top client, she has even more reason to adhere to her “hands-off” policy.

So why is Nicole finding it so hard to keep her hands off him?

reviewedbyAlyn

Every woman deserves that moment in her life where she feels treasured and cherished. There is no rule book that says the person cherishing you has to be your age, nor does it state that if you are a mom, your love life must be non-existent. For Nicole, she plays by those non-existent rules and lives a rather boring life using her son as an excuse not to live out her fantasies. A divorced atruegemawardmother with a teenage boy, Nicole often uses the excuse that she must tend to her son’s needs and rarely ventures out for her own needs. When her son is invited to visit his father to work on a movie set in New York, she finds herself with 6 weeks of no excuses and takes her friends up on their offer for a girls’ night out. As she watches the dancers and enjoys the company of her friends, Nicole is surprised when a handsome man from the bar sends over a drink. Curious about the gentleman vying for her attention, Nicole is surprised to see it is her neighbor’s son Will, a hottie that she sees often but rarely speaks to. In his mid-twenties, she knows he is much younger than her forty-one years and can’t possibly be interested in a woman of her age. Will proves her wrong when he asks Nicole to join him for a dance and shows her just how skilled a younger man can be. After five and a half years without sex, Nicole was definitely heating up, but a cold splash of water in the form of a phone call from her son, snapped her back to reality. Leaving Nicole with a kiss, Will left an impression on her that she would soon not forget.

Determined to get to know Nicole better Will could not let his efforts end at the club. Venturing to her home the next day to invite her out, he is quickly turned down only to find himself back at her home to rescue her from her son’s foster pet. After a quick outing to purchase snake food, and some time getting to know one another, Will learns that Nicole is an ad executive and quickly hatches a plan to earn more time with the woman of his desires. When Nicole shows up to work at McGraw Advertising, her boss Eric advises the team that they have a new potential client and that they must be at their best to win the new account. Ready to pitch for Phoenix Enterprises, an urban clothing company, Nicole is surprised to find that her new client is none other than William “Will” Blanco, and he wants plenty of quality time with the woman responsible for his account, even if it becomes a 24/7 job. With a body like his, and his “don’t take no for an answer” attitude, how is Nicole going to be able to resist the temptations Will offers?

This was such a fun story to read that I could not put it down. Nicole is like so many women that find themselves getting older but make excuses as to why they can’t still enjoy life. Just because we have children, it does not mean our sex drives shrivel up and go into hiding. For Nicole, it takes her friends Annie, Wanda, and Paulina to lure her out of her shell and convince her to let loose. When Will makes his approach, they give that gentle push for Nicole to have some fun and once she opens that door, it becomes very difficult to close it. Will brings Nicole into his world and shows her that she is beautiful and sexy regardless of her age. Unfortunately, Nicole still has a difficult time seeing past the age difference and it often becomes a barrier between the two. As their relationship builds and the pressures of the advertising campaign build as well, Nicole finds it challenging to balance the two. When trust gets in the way of what could be true love, things fall apart and it is up to Nicole to be honest with herself, to stop making excuses, and let love in. While the story does move rather quickly, the characters are detailed and I found that Nicole’s friends remind me of many of my own: those girlfriends that look out for you, but still want to have fun. I only wish the ending wasn’t so abrupt. It seems that just as things begin to reconcile, the story comes to a complete halt. That being said, it is still a wonderful lesson in love. Age is just a number, love has no rules, it cannot be restricted by others, we just need to remember succumb to it and stop making excuses.

4silverstars (1)

Win an e-book of THE ACCIDENTAL COUGAR and a bookmark at each stop and the grand prize will be the e-book, a bookmark, plus a $20 gift card to Starbucks. Winners will be selected 1/11.Photobucket

Be sure to stop by all the stops in THE ACCIDENTAL COUGAR Blog Tour.

1/7 – Queen of the Night and Guilty Pleasures
1/8 – The Brunette Librarian and Melissa Kendall
1/9 – Sultry Storyteller and Harlie’s Book Blog
1/10 – Not Now Mommy’s Reading and The Muse Unleashed
1/11 – Black Raven’s Erotic Cafe and Turning The Pages

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Posted January 7, 2013 by DiDi in Blog Tour, Contests, Mainstream, Reviews / 17 Comments


17 responses to “Review & Blog Tour – The Accidental Cougar by Tiffany N. York

  1. Joanne B

    Congrats on the new release. The Accidental Cougar sounds fantastic. Can’t waitr to read it to see more of Will and Nicole. I love the first line in the post, “Every woman deserves that moment in her life where she feels treasured and cherished.” That’s a perfect line and so true. You’re never to old to want to feel those things.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

  2. Bill

    I really enjoyed the book. It’s my first romance novel and it was a fun read. Once I started I could hardly put it down. Really fun characters! Congratulations on the release Tiff…just don’t tell my friends I read a romance novel! It would completely ruin my image.

  3. Kathleen O

    Oh spooky, I just opened this blog up while watching Courtney Cox talk about Cougar Town on TV… I so want to read this book. Congrats on your new release….

  4. Jeff Salter

    Very nice review.
    Enjoyed the synopsis.
    I remember when you posted this cover on the mail group land asked for input. I still like it.

  5. pepper penn

    this book sounds awesome. i love the thought of older women and younger men. can’t wait to read!!! thanks and congrats on the release.

Leave a Reply