Friday, November 7, 2014

**Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway** HOLLYWOOD ON TAP (Sweet Salvation Brewery #2) by Avery Flynn









SYNOPSIS:


For years, Sean O’Dell has hidden his past as a Hollywood heartthrob from everyone at the Sweet Salvation Brewery. However, the arrival of nosey efficiency expert Natalie Sweet threatens the status quo. It doesn’t help that with her glasses, buttoned-up sweaters and always pulled-back hair that she’s uncovered one secret already: His attraction for hot librarian types. 

Natalie has had enough of the strong-and-silent Sean submarining her efforts to change the brewery for the better. She’s ready to do whatever it takes to make her vision a reality, even if that means taking down the pig-headed and too-hot-for-his-own-good brewmaster. 


Sizzling attraction battles stubborn determination as Natalie and Sean go head to head in a battle that’s anything but business as usual.




EXCERPT:


Natalie refused to down the rest of her beer in one gulp, no matter how badly she wanted to relieve the hundred–year drought in her mouth.

Sean wasn’t the first man she’d seen shirtless in all his Apollo–like glory and, God willing, he
wouldn’t be the last. Still, the sight of his six pack and hard pecs wouldn’t be something she’d forget anytime soon and, for once, she couldn’t think of a damn thing to say.

They just stared at each other, heat as potent as anything they brewed up at the Sweet Salvation
Brewery nuking the air between them.

Look away, Natalie. Look away!

But she didn’t. Even blinking became a crime against nature. She took in his broad, well–defined shoulders, the thick muscles curving his biceps, and the trail of dark hair that traveled from his
bellybutton to behind the top button of his low– slung jeans. Her bra tightened, the unlined lace
chaffing her hard nipples, and a honey–thick river of desire flowed through her veins until her heart pounded like a kettledrum in her ears.

“I’ll be right back.” Sean spun on his heel, his rubber–soled work boots squeaking against the
polished wood floor, and took off up the metal staircase leading to the loft.

He was gone before the first embarrassed flush bloomed in her cheeks, but once it did, the sun paled in comparison to the heat making her face pulse. Her fingers flew across the pearl necklace in time with her rushed heartbeat, and her eyes darted around Sean’s house.

The exposed bricks that should look worn and dirty instead seemed raw and unflinching. The
unapologetic simplicity of the open–space design offered up a what–you–see–is–what–you–get vibe.

Add to it the slate–gray, dusty–red, and wrought– iron color palette that didn’t have even a dab of
compromise. All of it together was a testosterone palace screaming out at Natalie that she didn’t
belong here.

Like she didn’t know that already.

She needed to ignore the giddy feeling in her stomach that started whenever she was near Sean

and finish what she came here to do. Then she could get the hell away from Sean, his dude’s dude house, and his sinfully lick–o–licious abs.





REVIEW:


       



Avery Flynn's Sweet Salvation Brewery series keeps you entertained, laughing and leaves you hot under the collar (and craving beer).  Hollywood on Tap is the second book in this series and so far my favorite!  Both Hollywood on Tap and Enemies on Tap  (book #1) are written in such a way you can read them as stand alone novels, but to really "get" the town of Salvation, Virginia, you may want to read them both (they are quick reads and the townsfolk are highly entertaining).

Hollywood on Tap is the Natalie's story.  Natalie is the hyper-organized, buttoned-up middle triplet.  I really enjoyed her character!  Yes she is an odd bird, and bless her heart, she has issues but watching her feathers get ruffled was very fun!  Avery Flynn does a great job getting the reader to understand the characters in her books and that might be one of my favorite things about this series; the characters.  Sean is a former Hollywood heart-throb that left it all behind and fate landed him in Salvation.  Sean is now the head brewmaster and focused on his new life when Natalie comes to town and shakes things up.  Sean's character was fun.  He had a great dislike for the buttoned-up Natalie but at the same time was drawn to her (I loved his inner dialogues about her buttons).  Avery Flynn created great tension and heat with these two and you can tell she had fun writing this story.

Hollywood on Tap is more than just a love story between two characters, it is about the community of Salvation and the family the brewery has created.  There is a bit of mystery and sabotage in this story, but is it is a cute background to the main focus of Natalie and Sean.  Avery Flynn writes stories that make you smile!  This is my second book from her and I really am enjoying her quirky writing style, the community feeling she brings to this series and the steamy/delicious/hot/tension she creates with her characters.

Hollywood on Tap is a great book to sit down and gobble up in one evening!  If you are looking for a sweet, fun story that will make you laugh and sigh, then pick up this book!  If you have never read Avery Flynn you are in for a real treat!  Enjoy watching Sean muss up Natalie's perfect cardigans and see what is going on down at the Sweet Salvation Brewery.







BUY THIS BOOK:






Book One in the Sweet Salvation Brewery Series




Enemies on Tap (Sweet Salvation Brewery, #1) 


Brewing up trouble one pint at a time.

Enemies ...After years away, Miranda Sweet returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family's brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her lover-turned-enemy, Logan. What's a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her?

Lovers ...Logan Martin can't believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn't know is that he needs the land her brewery is on--and he'll do whatever it takes to get it.

An Irresistible Combination ...Their wager becomes a battle between their attraction and their determination to win. But it's in each other's arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than their bet. With the town against the Sweet Salvation Brewery's success, Logan has to choose between what's expected of him and what he really wants...






MEET THE AUTHOR:

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.





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