The Bartender by Piper Rayne – Release & Review


Cover Design: Djordje Grbic

Release Date: February 1, 2017

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Who knew sleeping with the enemy could be this fun?

Was the one night stand a good idea?

Well, no. Probably not in retrospect.

In my defense I had just moved back into my grandparent’s house, I’d lost my dream job, and a guy on Tinder had stood me up. It was like life had suddenly stamped ‘LOSER’ on my forehead.

So when the guy behind the bar started giving me THE look…you know, the one that promised I’d be screaming his name into the wee hours of the morning? When that guy also has the perfect amount of scruff on his chiseled chin, biceps bulging out of his t-shirt, and a cocky grin you knew he’d earned in the sack…when he gives you that look, you don’t bother to figure out what your six degrees of separation are. You jump on that horse and ride it!

Pun fully and completely intended. And accurate by the way.

I fully admit to feeling sorry for myself and acting impulsively, but by the time I’d figured out WHO the bartender was, I was already falling for him.


My Review

I love it when authors team up. Runaway animals, sex toy mishaps, irresistible enemies…I could not put this book down! I don’t know who makes up Piper Rayne, but never break up! Please?! Now I just need to find out who these authors are, so I can go find their individual books.

This was a wonderful story. I love level-headed Tahlia and wild-child Lennon. The friendship dynamic is crazy, fun, and supportive. I want in with these ladies! They are so different, yet the perfect combination of personalities.  It’s going to be fun experiencing more of their friendship and love stories down the road.

I spent lots of time giggling throughout this book. And while it had that RomCom flair, it was actually a pretty deep read. There was so much going on in each characters’ world. I know it’s hard to imagine since we only get Whit’s POV, but it comes across in her interactions with the others. I love her time with Cole. They were thrown together, under protest by Whit I might add, to help with a wedding. I wasn’t sure how this pairing was going to turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised by Cole’s sweet, understanding, and playful nature. He helped Whit move past some of her insecurities and deep-seated feelings of abandonment to find love and passion. And then there was the tension that permeated the air making it hard to breath when Cole and Whit were together. When they finally broke through it…damn it was hot! They had my heart pounding and my face flushed. The only thing I hated about this book was that it ended. I need more Cole and Whit!



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About the Author

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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