Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Blog Tour w/Excerpt, Review, & Giveaway - Road-Tripped by Nicole Archer


by Nicole Archer Ad Agency Series #1 Publication Date: August 1, 2016 Genres: Adult,
Contemporary, Romantic Comedy





What’s worse than losing everything? Try driving a phallic-shaped RV across the country with your vile womanizing coworker. Copywriter Callie Murphy has a bad attitude, a vicious tongue, and a serious aversion to Shimura Advertising’s resident manwhore, Walker Rhodes. Know where he can stick his good looks and Southern charm? She can think of a few creative places. Avoiding him wouldn’t be a problem, except her boss threatens to fire her if she doesn’t go along with him on their RV client’s cross-country tour. Walker is sick of his job, tired of women, and in a big old creative rut. The upcoming client road trip is just what he needs to shake things up and rediscover his lost passion. But his plans go south when his partner drops out at the last minute, and Callie, the foul-mouthed tiny terror, takes her place. Unless he can find a way to thaw his icy coworker, he’s looking at two month’s of pure hell. On the road, they experience one hilarious misadventure after another and soon find themselves on a life-changing journey. But when their paths veer off in different directions, will they hit a dead end? Road-Tripped is a stand-alone novel and the first book in the Ad Agency Series. *Adult language and situations.


A dissecting blue glare hit him. He groaned. “Christ, now what?”

“Out of curiosity? Do you come on to every woman you meet?”

He draped an arm over the back of the booth. “Aw, Bluebell, are you jealous of that sweet waitress?”

“Oh, yeah,” she said, examining her fingernails. “Horribly.”

“I was just being friendly is all. Not that you’d know what that is.”

“Friendly?” She rubbed her chin. “Is that the hillbilly translation for acting like a dick?”

Getting all bent out of shape wouldn’t do him any good—that’d just give her more ammunition. He needed to stay calm or at least appear to be calm. He stretched his legs in the aisle and put his hands behind his head. “I know it’s difficult, Bluebell, but try to focus on something besides my dick.”

“It’s hard when it’s over six feet and spewing bullshit.”

“Oh, it’s hard and spewing all right.”

With a loud exaggerated sigh, she stuck the menu in front of her face, cutting off eye contact, as well as his awesome retort.

After a peaceful few minutes of Callie shutting her pie hole, the waitress returned for their order. “Tell me about the Intercourse special, pretty girl.” He dialed up the Cheese-a-Tron 3000 for his coworker’s benefit. Poppy chattered on about the amazing steak until his ears bled.

“Perfect, darlin.’ We’ll have two of those. Medium rare.” He handed the menu back. “Can’t wait to see what you have for dessert.” He winked. It was kind of an asshole thing to do, leading her on, but pissing off Callie gave him such a perverse thrill.

An ice cube hit him in the head. “Ow!” He rubbed his head. “Are you insane? Do I need to hide sharp objects from you?”

“Did you just fucking order for me?”

“Thought you could use a nice big piece of meat. Not sure how you’re gonna eat it though with that filthy mouth of yours.”

She gripped the table. “Ever consider I was a vegetarian.”

Of course she was. “No wonder you’re so violent.”

Bogus laughter roared out. Eventually, she stopped and wiped fake tears from her eyes with both middle fingers. “God, you’re funny.”

They narrowed their eyes and glared at each other. Heat surged through him. What was it about that little hellcat that made him want her so bad? Clearly, she hated him.

In view of that, he gathered his scattered wits and headed for the jukebox. “Evil Woman” blasted from blown-out speakers by the bar a moment later. Chuckling, he hurried back to the table to see if the devil had heard her theme song playing. Unfortunately, Poppy showed up right then, bearing juicy steaks and a flirty smile.

“Thanks, beautiful,” he said. “Bet they’re as delicious as you are.”

Callie snorted. “Un-fucking-believable.”

Poppy frowned and dragged her feet back to the bar.

“Something funny, Bluebell?”

“What the fuck! Why do you keep calling me that?”

“’Cause of those great big blue eyes of yours.” He grinned. “And because you’re so dainty and sweet, just like a bluebell blossom.” The truth? He’d come up with the nickname at the Liberty Bell because her ball busting had given him the blues.

“Cute. I have a pet name for you too, but since you don’t like potty language . . .” She sliced off a piece of steak and stuck it in her mouth.

“Hold on, I thought you were a vegetarian?”

She swallowed and said, “No. I’m a don’t-tell-me-what-to-do-atarian.”

Shanda's REVIEW

4.5 stars

This was a fantastic debut novel by Nicole Archer. I saw this advertised on Penny Reid’s page (I’m a big fan) and I love a unique book cover so I was pretty excited to dive in. If you love Rom-Coms with a fun and creative storyline you will love Road-Tripped.

Callie Murphy is a copywriter who has just been told she has to go on cross-country tour with her “manwhore” co-work Walker Rhodes for an RV campaign. Callie is fresh off of a bad breakup and kind of angry at life right now. She has a foul mouth and a mean temper and the last thing she wants to do is spend time in an RV with Walker.

Walker is Shimura’s art director and he is sick and tired of his job. Walker’s real passion is photography; so the chance to go on this trip is just what he needs to get his creative juices flowing. When his partner drops out and he gets stuck with Callie he is prepared for two months of hell. But Walker works that southern charm and gets through to Callie.

I loved the realism and the relatability in this story. Like a lot of people they are both stuck in a job that is sucking the life out of them. They start out driving each other crazy but on the road they both find themselves creatively and personally. Callie and Walker were so good for each other and so much fun to read about. My only frustration was the perception Callie had of Walker clouded her judgment for most of the story. Callie was stubborn and wouldn’t let him explain so it drove me a little crazy. That being said I thought Callie was a really strong heroine but she had a mountain of hurt to get over. Walker was perfect for Callie with his Southern charm and his good heart.

I just adored the road trip plot for this story. The playlist with each chapter was so much fun and the imagery was great. You can tell the author put a lot research and thought into this novel and it paid off. I felt like I was on the road trip with them and it made me want to get my own Silver Dildo and go on the road. I have to say I highlighted a lot of scenes and quotes so I can’t list them all but the nude beach and the trip to grandma’s were a few of my favorites. This book also had a lot of laugh out loud moments and the banter was awesome.

Well done Nicole Archer! I can’t wait to see who you plan on doing a book on next. Skip? Babs? Effie?......I will definitely be 1-clicking your next release.


About Nicole Archer

Nicole Archer’s lengthy career as an advertising copywriter not only polished her writing skills—it provided a lifetime of book material. Many months her book purchases are as high as her mortgage. As a full-time, working single mom of a beautiful, time to do much else, but work, write, read, drink wine, and breathe. She believes the best books make you laugh, cry and orgasm. In real life, she lives in Dallas, Texas, but she’d rather live in Switzerland.


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