Thirty-five year-old Allison “Alli” Lancaster has it all—a fabulous job, a beautiful 15 year-old daughter, a hilarious BFF and a gorgeous house with a pool and Jacuzzi in an exclusive Las Vegas neighborhood. What she doesn’t have is a husband, because she kicked her lousy, cheating ex to the curb nine months ago. Since then, Alli has paid her dues with seemingly endless self-improvement and seemingly endless mourning. Now she’s ready to move on and try new things.
Alli’s idea of “trying new things” is nothing like that devil-of-a-best-friend of hers. Somehow, Sara, the devil of a best friend, talks Alli into trying out a sex toy, sleeping with a younger man and letting a stranger in a lab jacket put hot wax on a place that should never, ever, ever see wax. And that’s only the beginning.
Alli never saw her life going quite like this. She also never thought she’d meet someone else who had the very real potential to change her life forever.
But she did.
Enter the new guy. He’s gorgeous, refined and mature. He’s also marriage material. But that poses a problem for Alli, who renounced the institution of marriage when she renounced her ex. What’s a girl to do?
They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But what the heck happens when you can’t leave Vegas? Well, you spin the wheel, of course. You play the game and let the chips fall where they may.
Alli just hopes she can find them all.
Caution! Only read this book if you want to laugh and are not offended at adult themes and language. This is not a Young Adult book.
Let me start by saying how funny this book was. I was cracking up the whole time reading this. Courtney Cole has delivered a slam dunk in the funny and kinky!
Alli and I are a bit different personality wise, but I could relate to her. (Plus, we have a mutual appreciation for wine, so right there makes me think we could be good pals.) She's a bit more timid in the ways of the world until her best friend, Sara, opens her eyes to whole new world of sex toys, gigolos, and taking chances. Alli is likable, funny, and honest. My favorite scene with Alli is when she is introduced to the Brazilian Wax. I was rolling on the floor!!! It's hysterical.
Shade. Oh my Shade. This guy is walking sex. From the minute you meet him, YOU will want to be devoured by him. Yes, he's a bit on the younger side, but DAMN....he's hot. There's a lot more to Shade than you may originally think. He's smart, talented in bed and out of bed, and really an overall good guy. That's about all I will say on him, because there's a whole lot more to his story.
Alex. YES...YES...YES...ALEX! If you can't tell, I liked Alex. He takes on a larger role later on in the story, but I liked him from the start. He's a bit closer to Alli's age and sexy as sin. Alex has also gone through a divorce, so he and Alli can relate to each other in that way. The complication for them is that they work together. Plus, Alli is still a bit gun shy in having another relationship so soon after her divorce. Obviously, she's not shy about boning Shade, but that's a completely different situation. *snickers* Any who, I loved Alex and loved how his character came into the story.
Let's talk about sex. While this book made me laugh till I almost peed my pants, there was some serious steam. Let's think about this. Shade is in his early twenties. In his sexual PRIME. He's talented in the bedroom and knows how to make a gal feel sexy. Now, not to divulge too much, but she does in fact end up having sex with Alex. That was equally hot. Alex is a fit and trim mature guy. He still knows how to get the job done. But my prize sex moment, you know...the one that took me to a panty soaker level 4, was when Alli, Shade, and a certain masseuse named Tyler had one amazing night together. I mean...I was drooling. AND soaked.
Courtney Cole has definitely perfected the adult sexy. I can't wait to see what the next Cougar will bring to the table. It's sure to be fun, sassy, and sexy! Definitely check this one out!
~I gulp as I realize that it looks like a noose...a noose that I'm probably going to hang myself with. -Loc 310
~I'm in love with his grin. I want to find a luxury apartment in Soho or some equally cool neighborhood and co-habitate with it and have its little grin babies. That how much I love it. -Loc 397
~All in all, considering, I fucked an amazing younger sex god, ran down my cheating ex-husband's new fiancee (On accident!!) and had a spectacular girl's day out with my sometimes-surly-but-not-today teen daughter, it was a fabulous fucking weekend.
Oh, and I forgot the fact that I have mastered the art of saying fuck.
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuckity, fuck.
See? I'm getting good at it.-Loc593
~I had no idea that I would be this happy in such a short amount of time. BB practically sings to me every day-that's how satisfied and happy she is. And you know what they say...a happy vagina is a happy woman. Well, they might not say that, but they should.-Loc 2842