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I didn’t mean to kidnap the groom. It was an accident. Mostly... At least I didn't take much time to plan it. It was more of a spur of the moment kidnapping. Does that count? One minute, the town’s bad boy is standing at the altar about to marry the world’s most evil kindergarten teacher. The next, he’s passed out in my Vespa sidecar with his bride hot on our tail. But I didn't I didn’t mean to kidnap the groom. It was an accident. Mostly... At least I didn't take much time to plan it. It was more of a spur of the moment kidnapping. Does that count? One minute, the town’s bad boy is standing at the altar about to marry the world’s most evil kindergarten teacher. The next, he’s passed out in my Vespa sidecar with his bride hot on our tail. But I didn't have a choice! I couldn't stand by and watch Jace O’Dell be blackmailed into a loveless marriage. And besides, what’s a little kidnapping between friends? Okay, so maybe we’re not just friends... And maybe I can’t quit thinking about that night at his bar when he closed up early and had me on the rocks. And maybe this crazy stunt is going to blow up in both of our faces. If it does, I’m blaming the moonshine. Even though the only thing I’m hammered on when it comes to Jace is love—straight up, no chaser.


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I didn’t mean to kidnap the groom. It was an accident. Mostly... At least I didn't take much time to plan it. It was more of a spur of the moment kidnapping. Does that count? One minute, the town’s bad boy is standing at the altar about to marry the world’s most evil kindergarten teacher. The next, he’s passed out in my Vespa sidecar with his bride hot on our tail. But I didn't I didn’t mean to kidnap the groom. It was an accident. Mostly... At least I didn't take much time to plan it. It was more of a spur of the moment kidnapping. Does that count? One minute, the town’s bad boy is standing at the altar about to marry the world’s most evil kindergarten teacher. The next, he’s passed out in my Vespa sidecar with his bride hot on our tail. But I didn't have a choice! I couldn't stand by and watch Jace O’Dell be blackmailed into a loveless marriage. And besides, what’s a little kidnapping between friends? Okay, so maybe we’re not just friends... And maybe I can’t quit thinking about that night at his bar when he closed up early and had me on the rocks. And maybe this crazy stunt is going to blow up in both of our faces. If it does, I’m blaming the moonshine. Even though the only thing I’m hammered on when it comes to Jace is love—straight up, no chaser.

30 review for Hammered

  1. 4 out of 5

    Carol [Goodreads Addict]

    Hammered is book two in the Happy Cat series by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente. This is a sweet, silly and a bit steamy romantic comedy. It can be read as a stand alone but the characters from the first book are also present in this one. Jace O’Dell is the younger brother of Ryan whom we met in the first book. Jace owns the bar, The Wild Hog, in Happy Cat. Jace views himself as kind of the town screw up. He was a bit wild when he was younger and has gotten himself into his share of trouble. Now, as Hammered is book two in the Happy Cat series by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente. This is a sweet, silly and a bit steamy romantic comedy. It can be read as a stand alone but the characters from the first book are also present in this one. Jace O’Dell is the younger brother of Ryan whom we met in the first book. Jace owns the bar, The Wild Hog, in Happy Cat. Jace views himself as kind of the town screw up. He was a bit wild when he was younger and has gotten himself into his share of trouble. Now, as an adult, he tries to keep himself out of trouble but the town cop has it in for him and is always waiting for him to do something wrong. Jace has had an on again, off again relationship with Ginger for years. At one time, Jace had hopes of them ending up together. Their on again times were happy. But not anymore. They’ve been off for over two months now and he knows it’s finished. Jace has had a bit of a crush on Olivia since the first time she came into his bar. It seemed like sunshine followed her everywhere. Then that night happened, when they had a little bit too much to drink and stared into each other’s eyes. And somehow ended up on the floor in the moonlight. It was the best night of their lives. Jace could finally see a future that he never dreamed possible. Until Ginger came back into his life and ruined it all. “She’s the right in a world that’s always felt a little bit wrong.” Olivia Moonbeam is a bit of a free spirit. She drives around town in a Vespa and believes in auras and crystals and all the woo woo stuff. People may think of Olivia as a bit ditzy and maybe they are right. But of one thing she is sure, she and Jace are meant for each other. But when Ginger comes back into Jace’s life, she tries to do the right thing and forget about him. Try as she might, though, she just can’t. Olivia has a tiny, adorable pet hedgehog named Princess who has been abandoned and is a bit traumatized so she just needs to concentrate on taking care of her. Fate keeps putting Jace in her path, though. How are they supposed to be strong when every time their eyes meet, that connection just seems to grow. “She makes me feel worthy. And I want to prove I am.” First, I want to say that this was so sweet. These two really were adorable. But this is where I have to say that I think the problem is completely mine. They were just a bit too adorable. I had trouble connecting at all with Olivia. She was just a bit too out there for me. And Jace just seemed clueless at times. But, I have to give these authors credit that they surprised me. There was a very unexpected twist I would say about the last thirty five percent. I was so surprised. All in all, this was a fun book. Just for me, that’s all it was is fun. I didn’t get any feels out of it. As I mentioned, though, once I hit the last section, I had to keep reading to see what happens next. For more about this book and so many more, come and visit me at Carol's Crazy Bookish World. https://www.facebook.com/groups/44036...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nova

    I have been dying to read this book since I read Hosed and the second book in the Happy Cat series was worth the wait. It follows Jace and Olivia’s story, if you are looking for a laugh out loud, light and thoroughly entertaining read then I cannot recommend this book enough. Jace O’Dell was and is still known as Happy Cat’s resident bad boy, making silly choices as a teen has followed him through the past few years even though he is now a successful business owner with his own bar. He has been I have been dying to read this book since I read Hosed and the second book in the Happy Cat series was worth the wait. It follows Jace and Olivia’s story, if you are looking for a laugh out loud, light and thoroughly entertaining read then I cannot recommend this book enough. Jace O’Dell was and is still known as Happy Cat’s resident bad boy, making silly choices as a teen has followed him through the past few years even though he is now a successful business owner with his own bar. He has been trapped in a destructive relationship for years with Ginger, on again and off again he has decided that this time it’s for good especially with Olivia Moonbeam sat across from him in the bar, she radiates sunshine where ever she goes and could not be any more opposite to his toxic ex. He has always been attracted to Olivia and that night he makes his move, after a magical night together he finally has all that he wants but it wasn’t meant to last. Ginger announces that she is pregnant and he watches his chance of happiness with the girl of his dreams drift away, determined to do the right thing and be the best father he can will he make the ultimate sacrifice and marry Ginger and will the towns sheriff finally stop his vendetta? Olivia Moonbeam moved to Happy Cat with her best friend Savannah to help her start her sex toy business, she is quirky and bright and always makes everyone around her smile. She has always been attracted to Jace O’Dell but knew he was off limits that is until one night they both confess their feelings and spend a perfect night together, not only does she finally have her shot with Jace but she has found a friend in princess the hedgehog and her watchful stuffed squirrel but her happiness is short lived when Jace ends things with Ginger being pregnant she knows that she needs to move on but when things start to not make sense she knows she has to try and save Jace, plus what’s a kidnapping on his wedding day between friends? This is such a fantastically light and funny read I could not help but smile all the way through and such entertainment from the four legged fur babies in this book I am so looking forward to the next one. Highly recommended book, story and series.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bookgasms Book Blog

    A racoon, a hedgehog and a squirrel dressed as Sherlock Holmes walk into a bar . . . no, seriously . . . it’s the town of Happy Cat after all. In book 2 of this fun, flirty, hilarious Happy Cat series, Hammered celebrates the wild and crazy anything goes joie de vivre that the town of Happy Cat is known for. It’s also the story of the relationship that no one could have predicted—Jace and Olivia. Jace is known as the town screw-up. He’s made plenty of mistakes in his life but falling for Olivia M A racoon, a hedgehog and a squirrel dressed as Sherlock Holmes walk into a bar . . . no, seriously . . . it’s the town of Happy Cat after all. In book 2 of this fun, flirty, hilarious Happy Cat series, Hammered celebrates the wild and crazy anything goes joie de vivre that the town of Happy Cat is known for. It’s also the story of the relationship that no one could have predicted—Jace and Olivia. Jace is known as the town screw-up. He’s made plenty of mistakes in his life but falling for Olivia Moonbeam isn’t one of them. Now if he could only move past a few small hurdles, such as getting married to his long term, on and off girlfriend. Free-spirited Olivia just wants to find a home—and someone who loves her to share it. And she has—but he’s a little bit taken at the moment. But Olivia is a true believer in karma—and while karma can be a b&*$%h, she does take care of her own. And karma does take care of many things that needed her, err . . . special touch in Hammered. And you can't help but root for Jace and Olivia to find their happily ever after. If you’re looking for a fun, flirty, sexy rom com, don’t hesitate to pick up Hammered. It’s laugh-out-loud craziness along with a sweet romance is a perfect afternoon escape. ~ Missy, 4 stars

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carmen Rae

    Squeeeeeeeee!!! Oh my god that was awesome and just as adorbs as Hosed. I picked it up this afternoon and fell so deep into Happy Cat I literally couldn't put it down. I had forgotten that this was the second book in the series and just started reading it and it all came flooding back with George Cooney. Damn I love that little rodent. Olivia was so airy fairy and I remember her from the first book and although that's not my thing I loved everything about her. And I actually felt her sunshine pr Squeeeeeeeee!!! Oh my god that was awesome and just as adorbs as Hosed. I picked it up this afternoon and fell so deep into Happy Cat I literally couldn't put it down. I had forgotten that this was the second book in the series and just started reading it and it all came flooding back with George Cooney. Damn I love that little rodent. Olivia was so airy fairy and I remember her from the first book and although that's not my thing I loved everything about her. And I actually felt her sunshine presence as I read the book. She was just so much sunshine and light I could feel it radiate onto the huge smile I had the whole time I was reading the book. And even though there was a bit more emotion in this than the first one it was still funny as hell in parts and the whole vibe of the book was so happy. I am still smiling just thinking about it and yet it still had some great chemistry and despite the fact Jace was marrying someone else for half of the book the romance was sweet as cake. But before you panic no it isn't really a love triangle kind of thing you just have to trust Jace and see. Because Jace was awesome and I loved how he dealt with everything. It just felt so genuine and caring and he was so swoony. I loved seeing him with Olivia and hearing his inner thoughts just made him even sweeter. And now I am even more obsessed with Happy Cat and it's inhabitants and I can't wait to see who is the next couple to be getting their story told. Fingers crossed it's Hope, although Savannah deserves it after her ex's stunts. But no matter who it is I will be one clicking like a hedgehog on a squirrels tail 😉

  5. 5 out of 5

    Melody Cox

    This book was okay but I am not fond of evil OW who become the evil ex who cause trouble throughout the entire book. That part of the story was troubling for me because I have triggers and this hit a major one. This ex wasn't just evil but was involved in a kidnapping and tried to do harm to her ex's new GF. I am also not fond of heroes when they are written as though they aren't too bright. When a woman makes a claim that will affect you and the real love of your life for the rest of your natura This book was okay but I am not fond of evil OW who become the evil ex who cause trouble throughout the entire book. That part of the story was troubling for me because I have triggers and this hit a major one. This ex wasn't just evil but was involved in a kidnapping and tried to do harm to her ex's new GF. I am also not fond of heroes when they are written as though they aren't too bright. When a woman makes a claim that will affect you and the real love of your life for the rest of your natural lives you need to demand proof instead of dumping the woman of your dreams because of something you did not get confirmation on. Wake up and smell the coffe. This alone left a bad taste in my mouth and I didn't think so highly of the hero after this.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ambriehl Khalil

    ⭐️ [4/5 Stars] ⭐️ I can’t stop giggling at the second epilogue. I fucking love these books they’re so entertaining and I love that the epilogues are the let’s POV. Ugh. This one was freaking adorable, just like every other book by these authors. I found Jace’s feelings for Olivia to be so believable, and the way he yearned for her was so dang sweet. This literally had everything in it that I’d normally hate, trope wise, yet I still enjoyed myself while reading. Now THAT’S what I call a success.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tami Talbert

    Hammered brings us back to Happy Cat and the second collaboration between authors Pippa Grant and Lili Valente. It is the story of Jace and Olivia, two souls that were bound together from the moment their eyes met. But when Jace’s on and off again ex interferes, things get a little bit crazy. With the return of the cast we met in the first book of this series, as well as George the raccoon and a hedgehog named Princess, the outrageous fun and, to be honest, a bit more quirkiness, more escapades Hammered brings us back to Happy Cat and the second collaboration between authors Pippa Grant and Lili Valente. It is the story of Jace and Olivia, two souls that were bound together from the moment their eyes met. But when Jace’s on and off again ex interferes, things get a little bit crazy. With the return of the cast we met in the first book of this series, as well as George the raccoon and a hedgehog named Princess, the outrageous fun and, to be honest, a bit more quirkiness, more escapades ensue. The storyline moved a bit slow for me in the beginning, hence the 4 stars; but I enjoyed all of the characters and loved the romance, as well as the bit of suspense and fantastic finale to Jace and Olivia’s story which made it all worthwhile.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Leila

    DNF @ 27% I tried, I really did but the heroine was driving me a bit batty. I'm all for talking about auras, crystals, star charts, but Olivia was too neurotic about it. I feel like the authors were trying too hard in this one to be funny and it just didn't work out.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jaime Fiction Fangirls

    3.5 Stars I hate that I didn't completely and totally love this book. Unfortunately, I think that the release came at a time where I'm struggling with almost everything that I read. I am a total mood reader and sometimes when my mood isn't great, my opinions aren't either. Timing is everything!! Not that 3.5 stars is a bad rating but it's doesn't aline with my usual ratings/feelings about Pippa Grant and Lili Valente's writing so it feels worse than it is. Ultimately my issue with this story lies 3.5 Stars I hate that I didn't completely and totally love this book. Unfortunately, I think that the release came at a time where I'm struggling with almost everything that I read. I am a total mood reader and sometimes when my mood isn't great, my opinions aren't either. Timing is everything!! Not that 3.5 stars is a bad rating but it's doesn't aline with my usual ratings/feelings about Pippa Grant and Lili Valente's writing so it feels worse than it is. Ultimately my issue with this story lies in my own inflated expectations. I built up Jace in my head as brooding, angry and a little bit hopeless so I think I expected his story to be more angsty. I mean, I obviously knew that this is a rom-com and I knew that there would be plenty of silly antics and laugh out loud moments but I think I expected more of an internal struggle from Jace in regards to his feelings for Olivia. Weirdly I guess I just wanted more drama, which is not something you normally here from me. My rating is more of a reflection of me and what I was hoping for from this story than the authors and their story telling ability. Their writing was fantastic and I did totally laugh throughout the book. I just wanted.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Thuy Taylor

    I was sooo excited to go back to Happy Cat and see to Jace and Olivia's happily ever after. Jace and Olivia have this connection, but he hasn't had the best luck in the past. He's deemed trouble in town, but lately has gotten himself on the right path. He doesn't feel like he deserves anyone as good as Olivia. But, she knows better. Olivia is so different, so much fun. She's quite quirky, and loves to see the best in people. This story has characters from the previous books which I love. George i I was sooo excited to go back to Happy Cat and see to Jace and Olivia's happily ever after. Jace and Olivia have this connection, but he hasn't had the best luck in the past. He's deemed trouble in town, but lately has gotten himself on the right path. He doesn't feel like he deserves anyone as good as Olivia. But, she knows better. Olivia is so different, so much fun. She's quite quirky, and loves to see the best in people. This story has characters from the previous books which I love. George is back and I absolutely love him! He is sooo stinkin Georgeeee!!! We have a hedgehog, an alpaca, a trash digging coon, and just fun everything. I can't wait to see whats next in Happy Cat. Love Love Love this book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amazeballs Book Addicts

    Hammered is book two in the Happy Cat series. It can be read as a standalone. When I picked this one up, I didn't realized it was part of a series but now I'm going to go back and read Ryan's story. Hammered is Jace and Olivia's story. It's lighthearted and funny read with a little bit of crazy thrown in. Jace has the reputation of being the town screw up but he's really a great guy. Olivia see him for who he is. Olivia is a little out there with her beliefs but she's super sweet and nice. Jace Hammered is book two in the Happy Cat series. It can be read as a standalone. When I picked this one up, I didn't realized it was part of a series but now I'm going to go back and read Ryan's story. Hammered is Jace and Olivia's story. It's lighthearted and funny read with a little bit of crazy thrown in. Jace has the reputation of being the town screw up but he's really a great guy. Olivia see him for who he is. Olivia is a little out there with her beliefs but she's super sweet and nice. Jace has a crazy ex that pops back into his life and even though I didn't like her Jace showed how much of a good guy he is when dealing with her. I loved these characters and their crazy town. This is one you should definitely one click.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Books on Stereo

    Far too silly.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lydia

    SPOILERS I honestly don't even know how to review this book. When I started the book, I thought it would be a nice fun read. The heroine seemed to be a little crazy and the hero was all for it, but then it really just got OTT. Heroine reads people's auras, she moon bathes topless in public, she carries a hedgehog in a baby sling thing, heroine finds a stuffed squirrel (one that had been alive, and someone stuffed it) in a trashcan and keeps it, the hero's brother has a raccoon as a pet and sleeps SPOILERS I honestly don't even know how to review this book. When I started the book, I thought it would be a nice fun read. The heroine seemed to be a little crazy and the hero was all for it, but then it really just got OTT. Heroine reads people's auras, she moon bathes topless in public, she carries a hedgehog in a baby sling thing, heroine finds a stuffed squirrel (one that had been alive, and someone stuffed it) in a trashcan and keeps it, the hero's brother has a raccoon as a pet and sleeps with it, etc Hero has an on again off again girlfriend. They ended things and he finally got together with the heroine...he said his life was looking up. After their magical night, hero's ex drops a bombshell (pregnant) on him. Hero decides not to pursue heroine because he wants to try to be a family with the ex. He said he wanted to give his child a chance even though he no longer had feelings for his ex. Nothing happened with her after they got back together. He was just miserable and wanted to be with the heroine. Hero had no backbone, he just let his ex guilt trip him into marriage. They do not get married. The ex goes into her evil rage and kidnaps heroine. BLAH BLAH BLAH The End

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sissy's Romance Book Review

    Hammered by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente is book Two in the Happy Cat Series. This is the story of Jace O’Dell and Olivia Moonbeam. I have red the previous book, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Jace when he was younger made some dump choices but now he is the owner of The Wild Hog and works to make better decision in his life, no longer wanting to be the joke of the town. One thing is a on / off relationship with Ginger but its been off for about two months now. Hammered by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente is book Two in the Happy Cat Series. This is the story of Jace O’Dell and Olivia Moonbeam. I have red the previous book, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Jace when he was younger made some dump choices but now he is the owner of The Wild Hog and works to make better decision in his life, no longer wanting to be the joke of the town. One thing is a on / off relationship with Ginger but its been off for about two months now. Jace know that she isn't what he wants any more because he starting to have feelings for Olivia. Olivia and Jace had a hot encounter but then who walks back into Jace life...Ginger. Olivia thought to step aside but that didn't last and now she is out to save Jace. Enjoyed their story...it was actually had some really funny parts that kept me turning the pages.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Franci Neill

    4 Raccoons, Hedgehogs and Alpacas Oh My Stars!!! While this is the second book in this series, this is my first book by Ms. Grant and Ms. Valente as a writing duo. And I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading this quirky, sassy and sweet romance. Don't get me wrong, there's some definite heat in this book but the story itself centers around Jace O'Dell and Olivia Moonbeam and how they fall in love in between the machinations of his crazy on and off girlfriend, a deputy sheriff and the menage 4 Raccoons, Hedgehogs and Alpacas Oh My Stars!!! While this is the second book in this series, this is my first book by Ms. Grant and Ms. Valente as a writing duo. And I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading this quirky, sassy and sweet romance. Don't get me wrong, there's some definite heat in this book but the story itself centers around Jace O'Dell and Olivia Moonbeam and how they fall in love in between the machinations of his crazy on and off girlfriend, a deputy sheriff and the menagerie of all the animals that play pivotal roles in this story. I loved how these two just kind of gravitated towards each other and even though Jace is kind of dating someone he just can't help himself one late evening when Olivia is in his bar lamenting into her very watered down drinks and well things get all kinds of sexy! I found myself laughing and snort laughing at different parts of this book, generally when one of the animals that have piece of everyone's hearts especially when they're saving lives. There's George Cooney the Raccoon, Princess von Spooksalot and Chewpaca the Alpaca that's basically in love with Olivia!! I'm not sure how the authors managed to keep this from being too cheesy but they did and they did it magnificently!! Jace knows who he wants to be with but he's doing the right thing....at least he thinks he is and this is where all the shenanigans come in. Let's just say there are some people in this little town of Happy Cat that aren't huge fans of our H/h and they'll stop at nothing to make their lives miserable. Overall, I loved this book. The authors did an amazing job of making it seem like the things that happened in Happy Cat weren't too quirky or crazy. I'm definitely going to go back and read book one because I need to spend more time in Happy Cat, Georgia!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Rouchelle

    An absolute joy to read, this story will have you giggling all the way through, with a few awwwee's, a few moments of wanting to hit someone and best of all, a smile so large it will make your jaw ache. There are a number of wonderfully written supporting characters that surround the lead couple, but the most entertaining are the four legged variety. Those critters will really make you laugh. But it's our lead characters that the story surrounds, the ones who are destined to be together, but hav An absolute joy to read, this story will have you giggling all the way through, with a few awwwee's, a few moments of wanting to hit someone and best of all, a smile so large it will make your jaw ache. There are a number of wonderfully written supporting characters that surround the lead couple, but the most entertaining are the four legged variety. Those critters will really make you laugh. But it's our lead characters that the story surrounds, the ones who are destined to be together, but have one large, redheaded obstacle and a deputy who has it out for our lead male, Jace. But Jace and Olivia, together are something to behold. Their feelings for each other are instantaneous, and they let their actions speak those feelings. But it seems like they aren't meant to be as Jace's ex announces that she is pregnant and Jace decides that they need to try and make things work for the baby's sake. NOW, let the fun begin as Jace and Olivia try to stay away from each other, only finding that they are falling more in love with each sighting, with each spoken word. But Ginger is digging her heals in and her claws into Jace, forcing a wedding that he does not want but must follow through with for the sake of the baby. And that's where things get fun real quick. I absolutely loved this story and didn't want to put it down, but family plans interrupted me for the evening. I didn't want to see their story end, but I cannot wait for the next book to come out, which I am sure will have this couple in it somewhere! I highly recommend this book, this series!!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    belle ☆ミ (thisbellereadstoo)

    i've been wanting to read jace and olivia's story ever since their potential romance was alluded in hosed. before reading the book, i thought that the kidnapping would happen at the beginning but was pleasantly surprised that the authors decided to spend time establishing their dynamic and the situation first. they didn't make jace seem like an untrustworthy person who doesn't want to take responsibility (view spoiler)[for his baby (hide spoiler)] . furthermore, they showed how dysfunctional and i've been wanting to read jace and olivia's story ever since their potential romance was alluded in hosed. before reading the book, i thought that the kidnapping would happen at the beginning but was pleasantly surprised that the authors decided to spend time establishing their dynamic and the situation first. they didn't make jace seem like an untrustworthy person who doesn't want to take responsibility (view spoiler)[for his baby (hide spoiler)] . furthermore, they showed how dysfunctional and toxic the relationship between jace and ginger was, and how manipulative the latter was to the former. despite being the troublemaker, jace is a responsible person and wants to be the best possible version of himself. olivia is a ball of sunshine. she's adorably quirky and completely living life the way she truly wants to. she doesn't care if people found her odd when she talks to the animals in her life as if she could understand animal chatter. i really liked the couple's dynamic and the chemistry, and their obvious attraction to one another. similar to hosed, the authors managed to hint about the main couple for the next book while developing the romance between jace and olivia amongst the crazy things that happened in hammered. i'm looking forward to hitched!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Erin Lewis

    I haven’t read the first book in the series but that did not detract from my enjoyment of Hammered. I have to say that when I read the blurb for this book I quickly put my hand up to read and review. It sounded so intriguing. Especially since the hero is Jace O’Dell a local bad boy who owns a bar and Olivia Moonbeam (just love the name) who despite being classified as a “good” girl works at a sex toy factory. This is the first collaboration from these two authors that I have read and if this book I haven’t read the first book in the series but that did not detract from my enjoyment of Hammered. I have to say that when I read the blurb for this book I quickly put my hand up to read and review. It sounded so intriguing. Especially since the hero is Jace O’Dell a local bad boy who owns a bar and Olivia Moonbeam (just love the name) who despite being classified as a “good” girl works at a sex toy factory. This is the first collaboration from these two authors that I have read and if this book is anything to go by I will be checking out their other work as soon as possible. I have no idea where one author ended and the other commenced. Jace and Olivia are opposites and this makes for some laugh out loud moments throughout the book. Hammered is a great example of romantic comedy at it’s best; the romance is at times swoon worthy and there was also enough drama and quirkiness to make the story one that I couldn’t put down. Jace is often miss-understood and I think he was just what Olivia needed to be honest. Hammered is a light hearted and entertaining read that will engage you and keep you riveted from the first to the last chapter.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)

    Quirkiness Galore! Hammered is full of adorable animals, quirky characters and lots of laughs! In the small town of Happy Cat, Jace O'Dell is known as the "Bad Boy O'Dell". With a history of bad decisions and poor choices I suppose Jace is the black sheep of the O'Dell family, even though he now runs a successful business and really hasn't done anything wrong in years, aside from being in a toxic relationship. It is during one of his off-again breakups that he finally has some clarity about just Quirkiness Galore! Hammered is full of adorable animals, quirky characters and lots of laughs! In the small town of Happy Cat, Jace O'Dell is known as the "Bad Boy O'Dell". With a history of bad decisions and poor choices I suppose Jace is the black sheep of the O'Dell family, even though he now runs a successful business and really hasn't done anything wrong in years, aside from being in a toxic relationship. It is during one of his off-again breakups that he finally has some clarity about just how toxic his relationship with Ginger has been when Olivia Moonbeam is sitting in his bar. Olivia is the complete opposite of Ginger in every way and honestly makes Jace feel happy and good about himself. Even more than that, he likes her and the more he thinks about how much he likes her he comes to realize that he has liked Olivia for awhile, he just wasn't able to act on it due to his relationship status with Toxic Ginger. Well....that is about to change. Olivia Moonbeam might be known as the town's cooky girl, but Jace appreciates everything about her. He always looks past her quirks and just sees her. One night while sitting in his bar, they might get a little hammered and confess their feelings, but that doesn't mean their feelings weren't real...does it? Unfortunately, karma comes waltzing back in in the shape of Jace's ex and like the good man he is he goes back to her. It doesn't lessen the pain, but Olivia doesn't mess with karma. That is until Jace really needs rescuing. Like from the alter. On his wedding day. Sorry karma. Hammered, is so much fun. You will love it if you love laugh out loud romcom's filled with a ton of silly scenarios. Hammered is labeled as the second in the Happy Cat series, but I haven't had a chance to read Hosed yet (sad, but it just hasn't worked into my TBR schedule yet) however, I had no trouble jumping into the Happy Cat world and reading Hammered as a complete standalone. 

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sofia Lazaridou

    As I have mentioned a thousand times before, one of the things I hate the most are the misleading blurbs. While this one doesn't mention something that didn't actually happen, it sort of spoils 70% of the actual story. While reading the blurb you think that the book will begin with the kidnapping and when you read the book you see that the story begins with the main characters sleeping together, while Jace has no idea that he is about to be a father since he and his girlfriend had broken things As I have mentioned a thousand times before, one of the things I hate the most are the misleading blurbs. While this one doesn't mention something that didn't actually happen, it sort of spoils 70% of the actual story. While reading the blurb you think that the book will begin with the kidnapping and when you read the book you see that the story begins with the main characters sleeping together, while Jace has no idea that he is about to be a father since he and his girlfriend had broken things up. I saw a few people asking on GoodReads if Jace is gonna dump his pregnant girlfriend for the heroine because she gets him more or whatever and I feel like I need to clarify a few things. A) When Jace sleeps and falls for Olivia he is not in a relationship with his toxic girlfriend B) The girlfriend blackmails him into marrying her by threatening to take the child away from him, move to another city and forbid him to see it again and C) Olivia is almost positive that the girlfriend is not actually pregnant, and you should read the book to see how she comes to that conclusion. So no, Jace is not a douche, just a man who is trying to do the right thing. If you have read book 1 in the series (Hosed) you will already know how crazy everyone is in this town or how over the top things are. George and princess are the animals of the story and probably the best part of the series. These people have weird animals for pets and I believe that it fits with the series' tone. We got a couple of teases for the couple of the next book and I have to say that the chemistry is there and obvious even from this book. It's going to be a great story imo! Olivia and Jace had a good story too, but I was a little disappointed with the blurb that had prepared me for a slightly different story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog

    This is the second book in a trilogy. This book starts off with a bang. Olivia and Jace are perfect together. It's a long, funny way to their happy ending is worth it. The pets, as usual are hilarious, and the villains are mustache curl worthy. This was a really fun book to read. Reviewed by: Clare M.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’

    This audio was hilarious. I loved the characters and the narrators did an awesome job bringing that across Jace annoyed me a little when he couldn't stand up to Ginger. But Olivia was bad ass when she went after what she wanted. And the whole hedgehog thing, freaking hilarious. Definitely a good one for me

  23. 4 out of 5

    Blushing Reader

    3.5 stars. This was cute and fun but got a bit there at the end LOL. Still can’t wait for the next story in this series of zany characters (and animals)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Danny

    Wow! I was not expecting all of this!! The suspense part was crazy! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!! I loved it. Really funny, cute and interesting story.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Melonie Fatchet

    Genius! Absolute pure gold! This is second (Happy Cat) O’Dell brother’s book and it is every bit as funny, feisty, and satisfying as the first book, Hosed. It brings on the laughter, and reading this story will literally make your face hurt (from smiling). This book begins with Jace O’Dell, the hot as sin bad-boy bar owner. He is misunderstood and judged unfairly, and understands the eclectic and peace-loving Olivia more than anyone in the town. Olivia works for the town’s sex toy factory. She i Genius! Absolute pure gold! This is second (Happy Cat) O’Dell brother’s book and it is every bit as funny, feisty, and satisfying as the first book, Hosed. It brings on the laughter, and reading this story will literally make your face hurt (from smiling). This book begins with Jace O’Dell, the hot as sin bad-boy bar owner. He is misunderstood and judged unfairly, and understands the eclectic and peace-loving Olivia more than anyone in the town. Olivia works for the town’s sex toy factory. She is good to everyone that she meets, but knows that most people see her as “different”. She believes in the best of humanity and really tries hard to make a difference in the community. However, she is also accident prone and always seems to find herself in trouble. After the farmer’s market incident, she prepares to drown her sorrows in a drink or two. One drink leads to two, and two leads to a night of passion that she just can’t forget. The universe has delivered her soul mate, and then just as quickly rips it away. Jace has a past, and he doesn’t believe that destiny will ever allow him to be truly happy with a woman. He’s been attracted to Olivia since the first time she entered his bar, but she is too good for him. He settles for the rocky relationship with his on-again off-again girlfriend, believing that it is the best he will ever get. Until the gorgeous and eccentric Olivia spends the evening lamenting her mistakes in his bar, and lightning strikes the minute their lips touch. Just when Jace things that he might just deserve happiness, his ex-girlfriend drops a bomb, and he is faced with a tough choice. He takes a step back, but the universe just keeps throwing them back together. When Olivia discovers his Ex’s twisted game, she decides to fight for the man she loves. This book contains a crazy raccoon, a smitten alpaca, naked moon bathing, and a kidnapping. It is a story that you will not put down until the very last sentence is finished.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lexi Cubbins

    Hammered takes us back to Happy Cat, aka Crazy Town, and it's just as fun as the first book. OTT romantic comedy, with some crazy thrown in. Like, a lot of crazy. But possibly with even more adorable characters. Jace is known as the town screw-up thanks to the trouble he stirred up when he was younger. But in a small town like Happy Cat, you can't shake labels so easily. Olivia is relatively new to town, she's the best friend of Savannah (owner of the dildo factory) and everyone seem to think of Hammered takes us back to Happy Cat, aka Crazy Town, and it's just as fun as the first book. OTT romantic comedy, with some crazy thrown in. Like, a lot of crazy. But possibly with even more adorable characters. Jace is known as the town screw-up thanks to the trouble he stirred up when he was younger. But in a small town like Happy Cat, you can't shake labels so easily. Olivia is relatively new to town, she's the best friend of Savannah (owner of the dildo factory) and everyone seem to think of her as a weirdo with all her spiritual mumbo jumbo. But the connection between these two is instant, aura's falling in love and chakras aligning, or whatever. That may sound crazy and they're kind of an unlikely couple, but they are adorable together and see each other for who they really are. But just so it's not as easy as it'd seem, add a crazy ex faking pregnancy trying to blackmail Jace into marriage, a rescue hedgehog daughter, kidnapping the groom, an alpaca obsessed with ear licking, and I could go on, but I think you get the picture. As I said, Crazy Town. It's another fun read by this awesome duo and I hope we get more. I think it's important to say that there's no cheating or leaving a pregnant bride at the altar, things are not as they seem, so don't be discouraged to read it because of that!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Red Cheeks Reads

    4.5 SMOOCHES! I’ve read both Lili Valente and Pippa Grant individually, and I read Hosed, the first book in this series, and I am definitely a fan. These two authors are fantastic together! Their writing styles blended effortlessly, transitioning seamlessly between the two them, and coming together wonderfully in this story. This story flowed so smoothly and consistently, I honestly couldn’t tell who was writing what, which is exactly what I want in a collaborative effort. Hammered, the second boo 4.5 SMOOCHES! I’ve read both Lili Valente and Pippa Grant individually, and I read Hosed, the first book in this series, and I am definitely a fan. These two authors are fantastic together! Their writing styles blended effortlessly, transitioning seamlessly between the two them, and coming together wonderfully in this story. This story flowed so smoothly and consistently, I honestly couldn’t tell who was writing what, which is exactly what I want in a collaborative effort. Hammered, the second book in the Happy Cat series, was just as charming as the first book, Hosed. This romantic comedy is set in the wacky little, Southern small town of Happy Cat, and it stars the town’s bad-boy bartender as the hero, and the Vespa-riding, aura-reading, hippie girl as the heroine. There were scheming exes and crooked cops, not to mention the little wedding that wasn’t and a couple trips to the pokey. But it was the animal action – a hedgehog with a humping hobby, a super-sleuthy but slightly judgmental squirrel and an overly amorous alpaca – who really stole the show in this laugh-out-loud romcom. With an almost slap-stick-like quality to the comedic portion of the plot, I was audibly laughing and grinning the whole way through. Wonderfully endearing side characters, a fun and comical plot with a bit of a suspenseful spin to it, and a sweet, steamy romance rounded out this story and kept me happily tapping my Kindle. Hammered was funny, entertaining and sexy, and I enjoyed every word of it. I loved this couple, I loved all the characters of kooky little town, and I can’t wait for these two perfectly partnered authors to take me back to Happy Cat. Hammered by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente gets 4.5 smooches from me! ~Danielle Palumbo

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey

    I think it would be too easy to say Olivia was TSTL sometimes, because I don't think she was. Naive, a tiny bit, but more willing to see the best in everyone. Even despite lots of prior bad behavior. Which worked out great in Jace's favor, but didn't serve her well with Ginger. The kidnapping mentioned in the blurb isn't the focal point of the book. Very misleading. Unfortunately the romance was very secondary here. Our H/h don't even spend that much time together. However the actual storyline is I think it would be too easy to say Olivia was TSTL sometimes, because I don't think she was. Naive, a tiny bit, but more willing to see the best in everyone. Even despite lots of prior bad behavior. Which worked out great in Jace's favor, but didn't serve her well with Ginger. The kidnapping mentioned in the blurb isn't the focal point of the book. Very misleading. Unfortunately the romance was very secondary here. Our H/h don't even spend that much time together. However the actual storyline is decent, making up for some stars. Though frankly, the storyline is obvious from the beginning.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers

    Hammered is the second book in the Happy Cat series by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente. It can be read as standalone but I do recommend reading Hosed since it’s hilarious. The fireman got his happily ever after and now it was time for his brother, the bar owner to get his. After Olivia almost accidental killed someone she needed a stiff drink. That night was not the only stiff thing she got. She found her kindred penis in the process. Jace O’Dell. Town bad boy with a big heart. And that heart wanted Hammered is the second book in the Happy Cat series by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente. It can be read as standalone but I do recommend reading Hosed since it’s hilarious. The fireman got his happily ever after and now it was time for his brother, the bar owner to get his. After Olivia almost accidental killed someone she needed a stiff drink. That night was not the only stiff thing she got. She found her kindred penis in the process. Jace O’Dell. Town bad boy with a big heart. And that heart wanted her. Only it couldn’t have her. After years of an on and off relationship with his ex girlfriend he was starting over. He was moving on. He was happy. One night with Olivia made him feel so damn good. Then he woke up the next day totally fucked. His life had started over but not the way he was picturing it. Miserable and getting married to his ex. Olivia couldn’t let it happen. She just couldn’t. She had to save him. So she did the only thing she could. She stole the groom from his wedding. With the help from her hedgehog. Even Princess could see it was the right thing to do. She understood Jace wanted to do the right thing but at what cost? Forever married to someone he didn’t love. I can’t really say more than that but I will say that is full of laughter, heat, crazy animals, family, and love. I enjoyed every minute of the craziness. It was so much fun and beautiful at the same time. I will also say that I wanted to slap some fools on more than one occasion. That really only means that I was invested. P.S. Make sure to get the bonus with the link at the end of the book! Quotes: “I’m gonna fucking deserve you,” I promise. “Deserve this.” “You already do deserve it,” she says. “You don’t really believe George talks to me, do you?” she asks, searching my face. “Well…no, I don’t,” I say, unable to lie to her. “But I like that you believe it.” “I love your smile,” I whisper. “It lights up my entire world.”

  30. 4 out of 5

    BookAddict

    Welcome back to Happy Cat, the small town with a big personality. Home to a sexy times toy factory, phallic football (hoping to avoid the Zon algo here) and four-legged characters whose personalities are as big and quirky as their two-legged counterparts. George Cooney, our favorite raccoon, is in good company with Princess von Spooksalot, the timid hedgehog, and Sir Pendleton, World Class Inspector, the taxidermy squirrel in a vest, trench coat and moustache. Jace is the hot bartender in town, w Welcome back to Happy Cat, the small town with a big personality. Home to a sexy times toy factory, phallic football (hoping to avoid the Zon algo here) and four-legged characters whose personalities are as big and quirky as their two-legged counterparts. George Cooney, our favorite raccoon, is in good company with Princess von Spooksalot, the timid hedgehog, and Sir Pendleton, World Class Inspector, the taxidermy squirrel in a vest, trench coat and moustache. Jace is the hot bartender in town, who has a bit of a reputation for messing up. Just ask his brother who's bailed him out of jail numerous times. But in Jace's defense, Deputy Rotten, er, Roten, is still sore from a high school prank. Jace thinks his life may be finally turning around when he starts getting to know the free-spirited, loveable Olivia Moonbeam and they share a night where their soul each recognizes its other half. Then the worst mean girl you’ve ever seen throws a monkey wrench in things, as if there isn’t already enough mayhem for the citizens of Happy Cat. If you’ve just finished a dark read, life has you down, or you just need a good laugh or fifty, this is the book for you. With hilarious zaniness, a sizzling romance, eternally endearing, quirky characters (both two and four-legged) and a mean girl you’ll love to hate, this one will squeeze your heart, make you erupt with laughter and leave you with a smile in your heart and a grin on your face. *I reviewed an advance copy of this book freely and voluntarily, having made no commitment to provide a review and receiving no compensation of any kind from any source for this review.

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