Friday, October 3, 2014

Blog Tour: My Coyote Ugly Life (My Life #1) by Jessica Spoon

“How on earth do I get myself in these situations? I swear it’s like a never-ending bad dream. One of all my mistakes that continuously bite me in my size ten ass.”

Azaria ‘Ree’ Gable had her one experience with heartbreak and that was enough for her. She’s perfectly satisfied with her ‘One Month Rule’ and doesn't need her life changing anytime soon.

When circumstances take her back home, she learns things have changed…

A lot…

First and foremost being with the complete and astonishing overhaul and revamp of the Belton Police Department, where apparently the application was changed to state ‘Ugly Men Need Not Apply’ and the only requirement is ‘How Well Do You Look In This Uniform?’

Ree unexpectedly catches the eye of the new ‘gina-quiver inducing Chief of Police Grayson Cole, which starts an endless game of cat and mouse.

Will Ree let go of her misconceptions about relationships and allow Grayson to show her how beautiful life can really be?
This was such a unexpectedly refreshing read.  Sometimes you read a book blurb and cautiously go into it wondering if you made the right choice.  With this book I definitely did.  By 10% I had already laughed out loud several times so I knew I was going to enjoy this.
Azaria (Ree) has one rule when it comes to guys, she will never invest more than one month of her time into them.  She does not do relationships and love is definitely not on her radar.  She has perfected the art of quietly slipping out of a guys bed the morning after and doing the run of shame.  On her last night out drinking, before she moves back to her hometown of Belton to be closer to her family, she has one final fling with a seriously hot guy she meets in a bar.  She wakes up in his bed fully dressed and is gutted she never actually 'experienced' him, then proceeds to sneak away.
Belton hasn't changed much, it's a small town where everyone knows everyone, nothing is a secret and they love to jump on any juice bits of gossip.  One thing that has changed however is the handsomeness of the police there.  It's like they all walked off the cover of GQ magazine, I mean they 're seriously good looking with buff bodies and have obvious alpha hormones flowing through them all.
Ree walks smack back into one of them in town one day, when she eventually makes eye contact with him she realises she has met him before.  One of her recent sleepovers.  Turns out he is the new Police Chief and he is freaking gorgeous.  He wants Ree and is blatant about it.  The whole town is watching too, hopeful that Grayson (Chief) and Ree get together. 
I love the way he calls her 'babe' , how much he just completely wants her and how open he is about his feelings for her.  Ree is doing everything she can to not fall for Grayson's charm but it turns out that he is just too irresistible.
'I feel.... I don't know... something deep for Grayson.  Like there is this string that connects us.  It's fragile, yet powerful.  And it keeps me here.  In his arms.  It makes me want to be here.' - Ree
There are so many funny moments in this story, I laughed a lot.  Ree calls her lady parts her 'gina and often refers to it when she is describing how Grayson affects her.  I love how alpha Grayson is and how right from day one he set his sights on Ree and decide she was his.  Ree just needs to play catch up so she can see it too. She needs to let go of all of her assumptions about men and just feel what Grayson is offering up for her.  If she can do this then just maybe there will no more coyote ugly life and she can find true happiness with one man forever.
I really enjoying this refreshingly different story and give it four stars

It’s now six o’clock and I’m sitting down to try to get

ahead on a little work for an author friend of mine that wants me to help her

come up with some graphics. I just get my program pulled up when the doorbell


I walk out of my office, turn and head to the door. I look

out the peephole and see Chief Cole standing there. I immediately duck down,

because everyone knows that cops can see through those little holes. It’s some

kind of special tactical training they have to go through at the academy. 

I, ever… so… quietly, walk backwards down the hall. Then

there is a pounding at the door (you know the one I’m talking about. Cop Move

2. The three quick pounds on the door that are able to wake the dead.). I

freeze and don’t breathe for a moment. Just in case.

“Ree! Open the damn door!” he says, sounding


I continue my mission impossible escape back into my office.

My desk faces the front windows, so I covertly move to the side that has the

string to close the blinds. I plaster my back against the wall and, slowly,

pull on the string. The blinds are on the opposite side from the string, and

they are almost all the way to me when a face appears on the other side of the

glass next to me.

“Aaaaeeee!” I scream out, hands flailing, ducking down and

throwing my hands over my head.

“Ree,” he says seriously; his voice muffled through the

glass, “Open the damn door.” 

I lift my head and look up at him through the window, “No.”

I’m pretty proud of the fact that my voice comes out strong and defiant,

despite the fact that I totally freaked out.


“No!” I stand up and put my hands on my hips. “You can’t

make me.” I grab the string and close the blinds the rest of the way, then go

back to my desk, sit down and decide to get back to work.

Except it’s kind of hard, knowing he’s just on the other

side of the window… 

Nope. Back to work. 

I bring up a couple pictures and begin to manipulate them. I

push away all thoughts of Chief Panty Melter and begin to work diligently. I

look at the clock on my computer, after what feels like an hour, and realize

it’s only been two minutes. I look back at my double monitors; I haven’t done

anything other than stare at the pictures. I can’t freaking concentrate!

Fuck it!

I get up and walk over to the window. I pull the blinds

apart and deftly look out. 


He’s not there. 

I open them further and look all around my front yard. There

is no trace of him. 


I mean, good. Yeah. It’s good news.

“Looking for something?”

“What the fuck!” I scream, spinning around, my hand flying

to my chest. Chief Panty Melter is leaning against the wall, arms crossed,

smiling at me. “How the hell did you get in here?!” I demand.

He tilts his head back, “Back door was unlocked,” he answers.

“So, you… you just came right in?” I demand, my voice a

little weak. Dammit. 

“Well,” he raises his brows, looks down at himself and the

fact that he is very much in my house, then looks back up at me, “yeah.”

“That’s a B&E and you’re a cop!”


 “And?” I jerk my head

back. “And?” I demand, getting closer

to him and in his face, “You can’t just

break into someone’s house
!” I screech, stomping my feet and holding my

fists tight to my sides, arms straight. 

He moves quick. Really

quick. One second, I’m in his face yelling, the next he has my back against the

wall, his body holding mine in place and his hands resting against the wall on

either side of my head.

His eyes roam over my face with an intensity I don’t


“Fuck,” he says quietly. “Has anyone ever told you how

unbelievably sexy you are when you’re mad?”

I blink.

I blink again.

One more time.

Did I just hear him right?

“What?” I breathe out in shock.

“Baby, I’ve never been more turned on than I am at this exact

fucking moment.”

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My first book, Darkness Deserved, released July of 2013. It is the first book in the Shattering the Darkness Series.

I'm crazy and love my friends, family and booze.

I used to never read when I was growing up. My mother always tried to get me to read and I wanted no part in it. I figured why read when it's going to be a movie? (Yes, like I said crazy.)

Well a few years ago I jumped on the Twilight band wagon. I've always loved supernatural movies and when I saw the previews I knew I wanted to see it. And see it I did. I immediately went out and bought the books and became hooked.

They came to me at a very special time in my life.

I discovered I loved to read and found my nitch in the paranormal and romance genre. I started a book club with a cousin and all of a sudden these thoughts kept assaulting my brain.

So I wrote them down. Then, deciding that I wanted to write, I contacted some wonderfully amazing women who helped me through the process.

I now have three books under my belt and am still learning constantly.

My Life Series, is by far my favorite to write. There are some events in the story that are based on actual events that have happened in my life.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed living them.

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