Release Blitz and Review: Spiked Lemonade

Cover Design: MadHat Books
Release Date: August 29, 2016

I traded in my Navy uniform and short hair for tats and a scruffy beard to become a man on the run. Moving from town to town, taking comfort in hot cars and fast women was the only way I could outrun the nightmares.

Then I met her…

Looking like a Southern Belle in a small Texas town, all layered in pretty dresses and perfume, I call her beautiful.

She calls me a perv.

This beauty won’t admit I have something she wants (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), or that I’m the one she’s looking for, but I love that she has something I never knew I needed.

I may be labeled as a jerk, but she’s going to fall in love with me, and I’m going to make her cuss and drink whisky instead of lemonade. Why? Because sometimes beauty comes with a dirty mouth and sometimes your lemonade needs to be spiked.

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This is my first book by this author and both the title and synopsis drew me in.  This is a stand alone but there are characters from another series that show up in this book.  I thought their history was very easy to catch up on without having read Tag’s book first.

This is a classic bad boy meets too innocent lady and sparks fly book.  Jags is a former military medic with lots of ghosts haunting him day and night.  Sasha is a true southern lady.  No swear words out of her mouth, ever.  She always is looking for the good in people and tries to keep up appearances.  But Sasha has had her world implode recently and what she puts out on the surface is hiding the fear and insecurity in her life.

There is a fair bit of suspense in this novel along with the romance.  I enjoyed the banter between Jags and Sasha and with their friends.  I also really championed Sasha needing to be true to herself or in this case actually find out who she was.  

The secondary characters were all intriguing as well.  I loved the side story of Bambi and Jags.  Good people right there!

I look forward to reading more books by this author in the future!

*ARC received for an honest review. 
Signed paperback of Spiked Lemonade


Shari J. Ryan is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author, a Barnes & Noble Top 10 Bestselling author, and an iBookstore #1 Bestselling author. She hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.

When Shari isn’t writing, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.

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