May 28

Hammered by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente Review


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I didn’t mean to kidnap the groom.

It was an accident.


At least I didn’t take much time to plan it. It was more of a spur of the moment kidnapping. Does that count?

One minute, the town’s bad boy is standing at the altar about to marry the world’s most evil kindergarten teacher. The next, he’s passed out in my Vespa sidecar with his bride hot on our tail.

But I didn’t have a choice! I couldn’t stand by and watch Jace O’Dell be blackmailed into a loveless marriage. And besides, what’s a little kidnapping between friends? 

Okay, so maybe we’re not just friends…

And maybe I can’t quit thinking about that night at his bar when he closed up early and had me on the rocks.

And maybe this crazy stunt is going to blow up in both of our faces.

If it does, I’m blaming the moonshine.

Even though the only thing I’m hammered on when it comes to Jace is love—straight up, no chaser.

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I’ve read both Lili Valente and Pippa Grant individually, and I read Hosed, the first book in this series, and I am definitely a fan. These two authors are fantastic together! Their writing styles blended effortlessly, transitioning seamlessly between the two them, and coming together wonderfully in this story. This story flowed so smoothly and consistently, I honestly couldn’t tell who was writing what, which is exactly what I want in a collaborative effort.

Hammered, the second book in the Happy Cat series, was just as charming as the first book, Hosed. This romantic comedy is set in the wacky little, Southern small town of Happy Cat, and it stars the town’s bad-boy bartender as the hero, and the Vespa-riding, aura-reading, hippie girl as the heroine. There were scheming exes and crooked cops, not to mention the little wedding that wasn’t and a couple trips to the pokey. But it was the animal action – a hedgehog with a humping hobby, a super-sleuthy but slightly judgmental squirrel and an overly amorous alpaca – who really stole the show in this laugh-out-loud romcom. With an almost slap-stick-like quality to the comedic portion of the plot, I was audibly laughing and grinning the whole way through. Wonderfully endearing side characters, a fun and comical plot with a bit of a suspenseful spin to it, and a sweet, steamy romance rounded out this story and kept me happily tapping my Kindle.

Hammered was funny, entertaining and sexy, and I enjoyed every word of it. I loved this couple, I loved all the characters of kooky little town, and I can’t wait for these two perfectly partnered authors to take me back to Happy Cat. Hammered by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo




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