Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tasty Review Tour & Giveaway - You and Tequila by Crystal Donahue

Welcome to my stop on Crystal Donahue’s Virtual Book Tour for You and Tequila.  Please leave a comment or question for Crystal below to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow her tour here, the more often you comment and enter, the better your odds of winning.  You can read my review here.  

You and Tequila
By: Crystal Donahue

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila… Score!

Cassel Bailey's life hasn't exactly turned out how she planned. Between the tragic death of her parents, a brother that practically despises her, and working her way through nursing school alone, she's learned to stay guarded, relying only on herself and her friends for love and support. Over time they’ve become her surrogate family. So when one drunken night at the bar lands her in bed with her close friend, Will Tanner, it threatens to change their otherwise platonic relationship forever. Life as she knows it suddenly begins spinning out of control as she struggles to understand her conflicted emotions.

Guided by her authoritative best friend, Tina, and her quirky next-door neighbor, Rita, Cassel must decide between fighting to keep her friendship with Will alive, or going with Plan B and risking it all for something more.

Just when she thinks she knows what she wants, Cassel is bullied into caring for a patient that, unbeknownst to her, played an important role in her sad past. The stunning secret this person reveals about her former lover, Dane, threatens to open up previously healed wounds and leads Cassel to question not only the career she loves, but where her heart truly lies. Everything she thought she knew about life, love, and promises is shattered like an empty bottle hitting the floor.

One thing is for certain, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade... when life gives you limes, you grab some salt and a bottle of tequila and learn to take it one shot at a time.

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"So tell me everything, Cass.  What exactly happened, from start to finish?"

"Well," I start with a hesitatnt sigh, "a bunch of us met at The Broken Tap last night to celebrate Will passing the bar exam and being offered a position at the County Attorney's Office.  At some point Kelsey suggested we all do a round of shots in honor of the occasion." 

“Kelsey’s always looking for an excuse to do shots,” interrupts Tina. There’s no love lost between those two and I often have to play referee when they’re in the same vicinity.

Shooting her a dirty look for interjecting, I continue, "Anyway, a few rounds later and everyone's feeling good, a little too good perhaps.  I started teasing Will about having to wear a suit every day, knowing how much he hates them.  And he started teasing me about having to give enemas and wipe people's butts for a livign.  We were just joking around like usual but the next thing I know we're making out in one of the booths in the back." 

"So that's it?  You guys just had a drunken make out session at the bar?  That isn't so bad, you can bounce back from that." Tina shrugs, unimpressed with my sex life yet again.  

"Not exactly," I take another deep breath and continue on, "I suggested we take the show on the road.  His place was closer so we ended up there." 

“You suggested it? I see,” Tina smirks. We stare at each other for a few seconds before she finally asks the one thing she’s dying to know, “So, how was it?”

Crossing my arms on the table in front of me, I drop my head and let out a muffled groan.  Without looking up, I admit, "Honestly, it was the best sex I've ever had."

Author Info

Crystal Donahue has been fortunate to live all over the US, including but not limited to Arizona, Hawaii, and Georgia but she currently resides near the Iowa/Illinois border with her tornado obsessed son and their mischievous cat, Brownie. She is a procrastinator of epic proportions, finds humor in almost everything, loves sarcasm and loathes washing dishes.

A 2004 graduate of Western Illinois University, Crystal has held several unique jobs including driving a Zamboni and being a relay operator for the hearing and speech impaired. While working as a claims adjuster she realized life is too short not to do something that makes you happy, so she quit her job to go back to school and study nursing. Between work, school, and raising her son she somehow manages to find time to write too, usually to the detriment of her social life. Fortunately her friends and family rock so it isn’t much of an issue… yet.


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  1. This book looks very interesting. I loved the excerpt! I guess my poison is vodka. I usually drink it with Red Bull or Sprite.

    1. I was a vodka and sprite girl while in college. Now it is mostly beer or a glass of wine on the rare occasions that I do drink.

  2. Not a drinker, but I do like an occasional strawberry daquiri. The book sounds good, though!!

  3. Thanks for the fun post! I'd have to say chocolate :)

    1. Good luck! I love chocolate too, it's a weakness!

  4. Congrats on the new release. You and Tequila sounds intriguing. Can't wait to read it. I don't drink, so I'd have to say my poison is Tiramisu. Yum!

    1. Thanks, Joanne! I've never tried Tiramisu, I keep saying I'm going to and then I end up getting something else. One of these days...

  5. Congratulations on the new book! Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.
    My poison is definitely chocolate.

    1. Thanks BookLady! I'm a sucker for chocolate too!

  6. Well... I don't drink, but put some Cherry Coke or Dr. Pepper in front of me and I'm HOOKED!
    mestith at gmail dot com

    1. Dr. Pepper is my drink of choice when I have to work an over-night, it always keeps me moving!

  7. Thanks for sharing!

    Hmmm I guess my poison would be Jack or Jim with Coke ;)

    Although I also love Grape Pucker & Sprite - Kool-aid for adults!