Thursday, May 7, 2015

Book Review, Giveaway: In the Mix by Jacquelyn Ayres

Book: In The Mix
Author: Jacquelyn Ayres
Genre: Erotic/Romance/Humor

*** This book contains the GEGs! For those of you who don't understand that warning: GEGs= strong language. gut-busting LOL moments caused by best friends who check their maturity at the door when they're together, and impromptu Kegel exercises. This book does not come with batteries.

Though it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the series in order since all books will have a continuation of EVERYONE'S story. Enjoy! ***

CiCi O’Brien has a weapon of mass destruction—her mouth. It’s always loaded and ready to strike, whether the situation calls for laughter or a professional smartass. It’s been her strongest defense against unwanted feelings over the past fifteen years. If she acts like she doesn’t care, then she won’t, right?

Yeah . . . keep telling yourself that, Ceese!

Luckily for CiCi, she’s surrounded by friends and family who can easily see through her fa├žade. They (and the furballs she takes care of at work) are who enrich her life, have been the ones she’s needed. That is, until the day her life changed—when she grabbed it by the balls.

No, seriously . . . she grabbed him by the balls. Not kidding.

Kyle Cooper has it all. He’s smart, handsome, and a ninja (not really, but that’s what Mitch likes to call him). As vice president of Colton Technologies, he travels around the world with Mitch, bringing companies the latest innovations in automobile technology. At home, he’s a force to be reckoned with, always hanging out with his parents and sister or . . . working.


Kyle Cooper does not have it all, and he’s ready for a change. He just isn’t sure where to begin. That is, until CiCi O’Brien walks into his office and grabs this bull by the . . . horns (wink), which causes a spark to ignite in both of them. Kyle embraces it. CiCi does everything, short of calling the fire department, to put it out. Who will prevail? And what will that win truly mean?

I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire.

Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the Queen.

I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn't reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures.

Finding myself again through my writing in The Lost & Found Series, The One, and The GEG Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Also, it makes people feel better when I laugh randomly or talk to myself, knowing it's my characters and not "the voices" . . . that would be creepy.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“As much as I want to be in a relationship with you, I need to think of protecting myself, too.  There is an expiration date on how long you can string someone along and mine is just about met.”

“You do things to me that take my breath away.  Amazing things.  Things that frighten me.”

“Second of all, you’re a tax write-off because you are medicine to my soul – healing me.  Everyday my heart gets stronger, more trusting – freer.”

“It’s New Year’s Day and I’ve had my Wheaties twice this morning already – know what I’m sayin’?”

“Life is made up of all these events that happen.  I think of them as ingredients.  Everything we go through: joy, sadness, what have you; they’re all ingredients.  They get thrown in the mix.  That batter, with all of those ingredients, makes up who we are and who we end up being.”

My Review:

I adored this book!  I felt the full range of emotions while reading this delightful creation.  I laughed aloud - several times.  I frequently chuckled and smirked, yet also felt a lump in my throat and an odd stinging in my eyes.  Then it happened… an ugly cry, which is rare for me as I am an admittedly jaded and cynical shrew.  Imagine my shock and horror… but so worth it!  If you enjoy smart, wickedly funny, and cleverly sarcastic humor laced with sensual love scenes that will have you gasping and later cleaning the upholstery - then this is the book for you.  Ms. Ayers is my new favorite.  Excuse me while I go one-click her entire listing, my furniture needs new upholstery anyway. 

Empress DJ 

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