Thursday, September 8, 2016

Can't Touch This by Pepper Winters writing as Tess Hunter

From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters writing as Tess Hunter, comes a sarcastic, sexy standalone full of men with big 'you know whats', puppies, pigmy pigs, and swoon-worthy moments.

I don't want to touch it.
I really, really don't.
He's egotistical, crass, and my patient's owner—which makes him totally off limits.
Yep, that's right. He owns the wiener I'm currently working on.
A wiener dog—get your dirty mind out of the gutter.
I've also worked on his Spoodle, his Cocker-shitzu, and a Cheagle—don't ask. (And no, it's not a sexual position).
It doesn't help that he also represents most of my joint-owned veterinary practice's small clientele. We'd only just opened the doors a few months ago, and in he strode with a yelping Taco Terrier. One haughty look at our sparkling new facilities, he'd demanded royal treatment, even though I was currently finger deep up a squalling tom cat.
Ever since then, he expects me to serve him.
Any time. All the time.
Him and his revolving zoo of dogs.
One of these days, I'm going to swat him for being such a pompous ass but I can't deny the way he handles his charges makes me want to see past the 'do as I say and don't ask questions' barking exterior.
But then last week...he caught me staring at his um, cough, package.
His bossy commands switched to a cocky smirk.
He gave me permission to do something I promised myself I would never ever do.

I can touch it.
If I want...

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

It kills me to give Can’t Touch This five stars. Not because I don’t consider it a 5-star read, because it definitely meets my criteria to receive five stars as I’m already looking forward to reading it again. No, I’m afraid that by giving it five stars, it will be assumed that I’m doing so simply because Tess Hunter is the romantic comedy pen name for Pepper Winters. The people who know me and know how much I enjoy Winters’ dark romances might think that I’ll give her a pass because of that. When the fact is, it actually meant Winters had to work even harder to prove to me she could write a romantic comedy that would tickle my funny bone and make me squirm. And she did, boy did she.

Most romance genres require that I be in a certain mood to read them, but I’m always good for reading a romantic comedy. If I’m happy, it gives me more to laugh about; and if I’m sad, it cheers me up. So when the author posted a sign-up for pre-release copies of Can’t Touch This, I signed up immediately. I needed a good laugh and figured that if the blurb could make me giggle, then the book would be good for at least a few good laughs. But the double entendres, sexual innuendoes, inappropriate humor, and sarcasm insured that my laugh quota for the week was met (which means all additional laughter this week is a bonus). Yet Hunter doesn’t stop there. Oh no, not at all. Anyone who has read the author’s dark romances under the Pepper Winters pen name knows that she can bang out some panty-melting sex scenes full of kink, and hardcore kink at that. But the question remained, can she still make me squirm while writing vanilla? Truth be told, I’m not sure because Vesper and Ryder aren’t really vanilla. Don’t worry, because they’re definitely not in the major leagues with Tess and Q or Nila and Jethro. They just enjoy a bit of role playing and lose themselves and their inhibitions with each other. So, panty melting? Yes. Vanilla? Not really – more like French Vanilla with chocolate syrup and whipped cream. And it makes for some really fun and some really intense scenes when they get out of their own way, stop antagonizing one another, and finally TOUCH IT!

What makes Can’t Touch This even better is there’s one heck of a romance hidden beneath the sarcasm and humor. Vesper and Ryder find the person they each stopped looking for and had given up hope of ever finding. Considering their love of animals and their own personal crusades to do all they can for pets, they truly are meant for one another. Of course, with Vesper being a vet and Ryder rescuing and rehabilitating abused pets until he can place them in their forever home, you should be prepared for a tear-inducing scene or two (or more depending upon how big of an animal lover you are). But don’t worry, the ridiculous hybrid names of the breeds they encounter will keep you from being too overcome by tears. Adding to this, we have Polly, the bestie every girl wants in their corner, and Ryder’s older brother, Rupert, with the signs pointing to a potential romance brewing between them in the sequel, Can’t Own This – at least I hope it’s their story. Either way, it’ll definitely give me the excuse I need to reread this book if I fail to cull out some time before then. Lots of lovin’, lots of laughs, and plenty of romance made it easy for me to give Can’t Touch This five stars, even if I didn’t want to.

Tess Hunter is the superhero pen name of a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Bestseller who gave up swallowing her one-liners and decided to write them instead. Her libido scares even her and having an outlet to be snarky, stupid, and sexy while cloaked by incognito is the perfect recipe for naughtiness online and in-between the romance pages.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Can't Touch This by Pepper Winters writing as Tess Hunter to read and review.

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