Tuesday 12 June 2018

Blog Tour Excerpt & Review ~ The Right Stud by Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise


The Right Stud, an all-new steamy standalone from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise is LIVE!


Book Description:

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise are back with an all-new romantic comedy filled with Southern sass and steamy scenes that will have you laughing out loud and fanning yourself. Pour the sweet tea and get ready…

“The best way to get over your sh**ty ex-fiancĂ© is to get under a shiny new stud…”

As soon as Mr. Tall, Blond, and Handsome walks into that bar, I know he’s the hook-up I need to get over stupid Cheater Kyle. 

A few stolen kisses in a dark hallway, and I’m pretty sure we’re headed for a home run—until he disappears without a trace.

Whatever. Men are all snakes in the grass, and I don’t need a new one anyway.

I resolve to forget about his perfect lips (and chest of steel) and instead focus on turning my Granny’s old beach house into a profitable B&B.

What I don’t expect is for him to show up the next day in my kitchen! 

You see, my sexy mystery man is none other than Jax Roland, the drop-dead gorgeous home improvement star of The Right Stud, and he’s got an offer I can’t refuse.

With a suitcase in one hand and a hammer in the other, he wants to move in and renovate my old house while he films his new show.

But my roommate has secrets, and they threaten to rip our blossoming friendship—and possible love—apart. 

When push comes to shove, is Jax really The Right Stud or is he just another nail in the coffin of love?




I disentangle myself from Jax’s strong arms and land on the floor with a plop. I freeze, hoping I didn’t wake him, and I’m reassured when I hear a soft snore.

Thank God. I don’t think I can face him right now. I completely made a fool of myself. It was the wine. It was the Marvin Gaye. It was…

Hell, it was just him. No man has the right to look that fucking good when he’s washing skunk spray off his body in the ocean!

I snatch up my clothes and throw them on with haphazard care. With one last, regretful look at his physically perfect form on full display, I open the door and slide out, closing it with a soft snick.

I’ve just made it downstairs in the dark, hoping to grab a glass of water, when I run smack into Mrs. C leaving the kitchen.

“Oh!” I stammer, stepping back.

“You got the big D didn’t you?” Her face is covered in some kind of green mask that smells faintly of cucumbers. Rufus, her parrot, studies me with beady eyes from his perch on her shoulder.

“What’s a D?”

“Don’t play coy with me. I may be sixty but I know a satisfied woman when I see one. I had that same look every time Mr. C took me to pound town.” She sighs. “He had the biggest cock you know. I used to tease him that he could have been a porn star…”

I blink. Pound town?

I clear my throat. “You’ve been watching too much HBO, Mrs. C. Jax and I are in a working relationship, and I would never jeopardize that.”

Her eyebrow arches. “Whatever you have to tell yourself. But your dress is on inside out.”

“Fuck!” Rufus calls out and I scowl at both of them.

She hushes him, still looking at me. “And don’t think I didn’t hear all the moaning and grunting. It was loud. I kinda liked it to be honest. It’s been a long time since anyone got a good seeing-to in this old house.”

Pushing the hair away from my face, I exhale, feeling embarrassed. “It’s one in the morning. Shouldn’t you be in bed?”

“I came in here to grind up some cucumbers for my mask. But I can tell you’re not in the mood to talk, so I’ll go to my room and wash it off.” With an offended sniff, she turns to go.


She pivots back around. “Yes?”

I rub the back of my neck, which is sticky from being pressed against sweaty male-flesh for the past few hours of glorious bliss… which reminds me that I don’t ever recall Kyle giving me two orgasms in one night.

Focus, Ashton. “If we did have sex, and that’s a big if—”

“You did. I heard you cry out…Oh God, I’m coming.” Her face is deadpan.

“Did I make a mistake? I mean, he’s here to work, and he’s a man, which makes him an asshole.” I give her a pleading look, and I know I must be desperate to be seeking dating advice from Mrs. C.

Her lips purse as she gives it a think, beady eyes carefully studying me from beneath the layers of the lime green mask. “Honey, he’s the goat savior and the skunk hero. He deserves a good fuck. Just call it a one-off and let it go.”


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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“I’m just another goat in the ocean to you.”

Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise bring a fun, cute romance to the reader with The Right Stud. While I found this predictable it was still a fun, charming read that I couldn’t put down and devoured. With two great characters that had fantastic chemistry, their banter, affection and hormones radiated off the pages as smiles and laughs were aplenty. This was definitely one of those quick, feel good reads.

“You asked if I was happy, and the thing is, I’m not sure I know what happy is. I know what it isn’t.”

Ashton is still getting over the death of her grandma and has thrown herself into restoring the old house that she left to her and her brother. Ashton wants to keep her grandma alive by turning their once family home into a thriving bed and breakfast. Up to her eye balls in debt, thanks to her ex-fiancĂ©, Ashton is jaded and incredibly skint, which leaves her to contact “The Right Stud” as a last resort.

Jax is The Right Stud, a burgeoning reality tv star who renovates old houses on his video channel. His channel is hugely successful and he and his PA were currently vying for the series to be picked up by TV. Ashton’s house was perfect and so their paths crossed, but no before a hot encounter when neither knew who the other was.

“The truth is, South Carolina has never made me happy…until you.”

Ashton is extremely jaded with men in general and while I wanted her to wake up and smell the coffee at times, I could to an extent understand her and empathise. Jax was adorable and perfect, and given Ashton’s reticence to trust men, lies of omission were just as bad in her book. It is this part of the plot that was obvious and had me screaming at the kindle to just tell her, but alas, that not would have made for an entertaining read.

“Okay fine. We had glorious, mind-blowing, stupefying, inconceivable, staggeringly awesome sex.”

The Right Stud is fast paced, hilarious at times and had some fantastic secondary characters that really added value to Ashton and Jax’s story. I full on belly laughed at times and was swooning at all the others. These two authors certainly write well together and have always put out enjoyable, entertaining reads.

About the Authors:

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise are not a secret duo, but simply themselves. Great friends, former English teachers, and southern gals in real life, they’ve teamed up to bring you laugh-out-loud naughty romances with strong leading ladies and sexy alpha males who know how to please their women… and who sometimes you just want to slap. 

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