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Fiona Cole’s Blame it on the Tequila ARC Review

Thank you to Fiona Cole and the team at Valentine PR for the advance reader copy of Blame it on the Tequila the second story in the Blame it on the Alcohol series. This story releases on May 27th!

I love love love Fiona Cole and her romances that are equal parts a treat and a taboo. The blurb of this story had me begging for this ARC. It’s a rockstar romance, a second chance romance, and a step-brother/step-sister romance. So much goodness rolled up in one sweet package.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis…

“It started on a dance floor after too much tequila and ended with looking into the handsome face I never thought I’d see again. In person, at least.

I saw his face all the time on magazine covers.

To the world, he’s Parker Callahan—famous rockstar.

To me, he was the boy I loved, the stepbrother who left me behind to follow his dreams.

After our tequila-fueled encounter, he wants me back but that’s not a road I’m ready to walk down again. He broke my heart once, and even five years later, I’m not sure I could handle another blow.

When a once-in-a-lifetime offer comes my way, even my broken heart isn’t enough for me to be able to turn it down. I agree to join the band’s tour and help Parker write his next album–but this time I’m not falling in love.

This time I’ll walk away.

But if there is one thing life has taught me, it’s that love never goes according to plan—especially when Parker is involved.”

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Nova is our protagonist she is an extremely unique character. Her fatal flaw is that she keeps running away from her problems and this haunts her during this entire story. I related quite a bit to Nova and her journey and how she grew more comfortable with her sensuality. Parker helped her do that. Parker is a rockstar with a heart of gold.
  • Setting: The band is on tour for the vast majority of the tour so there is not one particular setting that stands out except for the tour bus itself. With the bunk bed-sharing and the camaraderie of the band, I could not help but love the close quarters. The other guys in the band were great and there is this super fun scene where they play truth or kiss. Just one of many scenes I adored.
  • Pacing: There was a slight pacing issue, as in maybe the big reveal was too late. That may have caused it to be a bit rushed at the end. What I will say is that I found myself getting continually surprised which is not something that I usually get out of romance reads.
  • Romance: I loved the sensuality of this romance. So many great taboo aspects it reminded me of Shame Me Not, one of my faves from Fiona. This story though in a similar vein is about learning, experiencing and embracing your kinks. On that note, there were some A+ hot to maximum level scenes in this book. Nova and Parker have the type of romance where they could never have loved other people. The roadblocks kept challenging them, yet they only got stronger. I loved them and I loved this book!

Blame it on the Tequila receives five out of five stars.

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