Friday, February 17, 2017

Virtual Book Tour ~ #Excerpt & #Review ~ Tapped by Liz Crowe

A hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything!

The Brewing Passion Series #1
Liz Crowe
Releasing Feb 14th, 2017
Totally Bound

When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn Benedict, angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything.

For Austin, it's a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright, while Evelyn must face her fears about committing to a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world.

The power of preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they meet up with brew master Ross, who opens their eyes to a deeper, even more erotic connection.

But three strong personalities don’t always make for the best emotional mix and when a simple misunderstanding causes chaos, it’s up to Ross to somehow repair the tattered shreds of their relationship.

Ross would know how to handle this.
Whenever there’d been a woman who’d needed a bit more convincing than their usual flirty banter, or the one-two punch of the handsome dark-haired American and the smoking-hot blond German brewer hadn’t convinced her, Austin had tended to drift away, lose interest. Then Ross used to move in and close the deal alone, give him a high sign, and the fun would commence. It was the ‘Ross Superpower’, they used to joke the morning after as they drank espressos and relaxed before a day of brewing or study.
Austin would admit that he’d never felt this way about a female, at least not this quickly. Women peopled his life, no doubt. Women thrust into his face by his meddling mother. An over-abundance of women during his years in Munich. And finally, the current one, the Chosen One, at this moment likely spending a small fortune on God knew what in Paris. This woman, this Evelyn, completely and utterly confident of her own independence—and of his predator status—would not normally appeal. Typically, he’d write her off.
This has the potential to be way too much trouble. You already have enough to worry about.
And yet…
He groaned and willed his cock to soften, without much luck. Shouldering his way back out to the noisy restaurant, he pulled up short at the vision of Evelyn seated in a chair in the hallway outside the women’s room. She was bent forward, adjusting her shoe, the strong line of her calf and thigh drawing his gaze like a magnet. He blinked as the fall of her thick blonde hair tumbled over her face, the ever-present phone held to her ear.
She laughed at whatever she heard and Austin jumped right into it, wanting more than anything to sleep and wake with that honey-rich sound in his ears. Every easygoing, go-slow bone in his body screeched to a halt and ushered in a need so deep he nearly choked on it.
Without a single thought for the possible consequences, he squared his shoulders and pulled her to her feet.

This was a good start to a new series. All Austin wanted was to run his pub. He didn't want the family business. He spent time in Germany learning all about brewing and met his best friend there. He and Ross would share women...a lot. Back home he meets sassy saleswoman Evelyn. They have chemistry and he has fleeting thoughts of sharing her with his friend. Could it work when he's also jealous with the thought alone?
I really loved Austin. He wasn't afraid to go after what he wanted and even though he hated the idea, was there to help his family business. It was inevitable that Ross would be brought into the relationship. There was already chemistry with Austin, but with Evelyn once they met as well.
 I loved watching everything unfold, but I have to say I never really cared for Evelyn. She was immature, full of self pity and couldn't make decisions for herself. She was amazing at her job, but very insecure in her personal life. It truly took both men to bring her around and pull her out of her shell. I felt she just put herself first all the time and didn't think about what Austin or Ross wanted. I wanted her to be a little less self absorbed.
I enjoyed reading this book. The ending seemed very abrupt so we could possible see more from these three in the future. I hope we do as I feel like we need something more. I loved how this was written and the easy flow. It wasn't a hard read, trying to figure everything out. Sometimes relationships are hard enough when you're starting out, but add in a third person and it makes for head spinning twists and turns and lots of sexy times!

Amazon best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.

Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre, “Romance: Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).

With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.

Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily injury.


  1. thanks for taking the time to read & review my book!

  2. OH and p.s. LightStruck is book 2 and coming soon from Totally Bound!