Thursday, December 18, 2014

In the Mix by Jacquelyn Ayres Blog Tour

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 façade. 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?

*** 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 recommend reading the series in order (though not necessary) since all the books will have a continuation of EVERYONE'S story. Enjoy! ***

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in the GEG series, you don’t have to read the first book to enjoy this book but I recommend it. This is the story about CiCi and Kyle. CiCi has a mouth on her and a witty sense of humor too. Having the best friends and family has been enough for CiCi for the last fifteen years even though she has been carrying around a horrible secret that no one knows. Kyle was swept off his feet the moment CiCi walks into his office and grabs him by the balls, literally. This book had me laughing, crying and at times horny as h*ll. I love the bond between the GEGs and the bonds between CiCi and her family and Kyle and his family. CiCi’s secret was shocking and when all was revealed and how it was handled was very well done. I love Kyle and how he is with CiCi. I can’t wait for the next book to see what happens next with this wild group of women!

Characters: The characters were well written and believable.
Sex: So hot!
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

I fell head over heels in love with the GEGs from book 1, and couldn't wait to get my hands on this story! CiCi was one of the most original, hilarious characters EVER. She's snarky, she's bold, and just fantastic.

She is in NO way looking for love or a relationship – she's care-free and not looking to be tied down to anyone. Unfortunately, Kyle has caught her eye...and she is trying to ignore the pull but he is a very persuasive man.

This story was humorous (in a different way from the 1st book), it was endearing, it was sexy, and it was sweet. All the ingredients I like in contemporary romance.

We did get updates on the other Green Eyed Girls and their banter is always fun. I have to say my favorite addition to the cast was Winnie Cooper. I was NOT expecting her!

Romantic comedy doesn't get much better than this. The second book in Jacquelyn Ayres’s GEG series had all the right ingredients for me. It is dual point of view, lots of dialogue, and plenty of interesting and funny secondary characters. The author also gives us more of Mitch and Charley from the first book in the series, and hints of what is to come with the relationships of the other three GEGs.

In the Mix was laugh out loud funny, incredibly hot, at times frustrating and it had just the right amount heartache to make me cry. I loved it.

Carissa Catherine, CiCi, says what's on her mind. Sometimes it's for shock value other times it really is just what's on her mind. CiCi was hurt, devastating hurt, the kind that doesn't let you open yourself to someone else, no matter how much you want to.

When Kyle first lays eyes on CiCi he is done for. This is the woman he wants and he will do everything he can think of to make her his. Kyle is Mitch's best friend. We met Mitch in Under Contract, GEG #1, when he was falling for CiCi's sister Charley.

The GEGs are just as crazy as ever in this one. They are laugh out loud funny. I love the back and forth between all the characters not only because it makes for a good read but I can honestly see some of the things they say actually happening between my friends and me.

I cannot wait to see what is ahead for Ava and Trent and what happened with Charley and Mitch!!

If you haven't tried this series yet I say it's a must especially if you love a sweet, funny, get weird looks for laughing at your Kindle book. It is so worth the read!

This is the second in the series, and I do think that you need to read book 1 to actually appreciate the story fully.

I don't think I enjoyed this quite as much as the first in some ways and yet in others it was even better. I thought Lindsey and Winnie were a great addition to the cast. I found CiCi's outrageous manner a bit grating at times, but it was the perfect foil for Kyle. Knowing more about his family made his nature and calmness easier to understand. Their intense passion made for very heated reading, and I enjoyed every minute of their journey.

If you are up for a lighthearted, yet intense; crazy, yet meaningful story, then this would be a great read.

Also Available in The GEG Series
Book 1
Buy Links

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B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  Kobo

For reviews and more info, check out our Under Contract Blog Tour stop.

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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of In the Mix (The GEG #2) by Jacquelyn Ayres to read and review for this tour.

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