Blame it on the Vodka By Fiona Cole
Book/Novel Author: Fiona Cole
Book/Novel Title: Blame it on the Vodka
From USA Today bestselling author Fiona Cole, a standalone, friends-to-lovers romance that will leave you blushing and begging for more. Waking up beside my best friend after a crazy night in Vegas is nothing new.However, waking up wearing nothing but two shiny, matching wedding rings is.For the girl who promised to never settle down, it’s her worst nightmare.For me, it’s a dream come true.I’ve wanted Raelynn Vos since she first propositioned me at a frat party. I, of course, turned her down, knowing I’d need more than a one night stand. Nothing less than forever would do.She’s fierce and determined, but I’m more determined than she could ever be.When fate forces us to pretend our marriage is real, I use every second to prove I’m the perfect man to tame her wildness.In fact, by the end of our charade, I’ll have her begging for it.
Don’t blame it on the vodka. Blame it on unlikable Rae. She nearly wrecked one of my favorite tropes: accidental, drunken marriage in Vegas. When it happens for besties Rae and Austin during a Vegas getaway, it had all the potential of a super steamy, love match. Instead, it fizzled after such a great start. Rae’s a super smart, educated, and accomplished uptown girl but she acts like an immature, spoiled, selfish brat. Eventually, Austin calls her out on it after he’s had enough of her waffling about the marriage and tells her what no one else has had the guts to say.Rae’s a real piece of work and doesn’t deserve Austin — the only man that ever shot her down because he wanted more than one night. So, he settled for friends, but loves her and never rocks the friendship boat, while she fears men, uses sex for control, and never wants or marriage. What a pair of opposites. It was clear that they don’t really know each other at all. Both wear masks of who they want the other to think they are. Austin wants the marriage, and Rae doesn’t. Things turn sexual while they delay figuring it out, and the whole book becomes a giant hookup in a lust haze. Austin, you’re such a wuss for letting Rae have her way all the time, and making excuses for her bad behavior. And Rae was awful for using Austin for mind-blowing sex to get her fill, and still want divorce.There’s more depth to them about their reasons for feeling as they do, but their failure to communicate stands out more, and the reasons came too late in the story. When Austin shows his true, kinky side in the bedroom, it contradicted his personality outside the bedroom. He was really rough and dominant in ways she fears and the sex was sensationalized to make it the center of attention. It wasn’t even good sex. There’s sexy dirty talk, and then there’s cringeworthy dirty talk and sex. This was the latter.I wanted to pull my hair out and wondered if this was the same author that I thought I knew so well. I hated how careless Rae was with Austin’s feelings, and how everyone except Rae could see his love for her. I can’t relate to a clueless, selfish heroine who is in such deep denial about her own feelings and the feelings of others. The conclusive conflict was OTT and thrown in to add some high drama and resolve the marriage issue. Although I love the idea of Rae and Austin, I rolled my eyes at the relationship.
They meet in college and stay best friends. He has always loved her but she never wanted to have a serious relationship with anyone and he did not want to be a one night stand. One day they go to Vegas and she asks him to sleep with her. He says he will only sleep with his wife. They get drunk and get married. There is lot of spice in the book. She is commitment phobe and he just loves her.
I’ve always heard that the best marriages start from friendship. This story was an emotional rollercoaster. Rae is strong, shoot from the hip type of chick. Austin is the humble, under the radar type of guy. Both equally attractive, but moving into adulthood planning their futures molded by the past. The more they learn each other after a drunken night, the more they understand that they always loved each other, the past just made them scared.
Book 3 in the blame it on the alcohol seriesI had high expectations for this book and it didn’t disappoint.I loved Rae and Austin so much———————————————————-❤️ friends to lovers accidental/fake marriage forced proximityRae and Austin met at college and became best friends, the do everything together .Everything but…F’ing each other, they defiantly attracted to each other but the wouldn’t do anything to compromise their friendship, definitely not being in a relationship.Rae doesn’t do relationships , and the word “marriage “ doesn’t even come close to her.Austin knows he’s going to marry Only one time and for that he needs to find the perfect girl.So after fun night in Vegas, When they wake up in the same bed with rings on their fingers, they start to freak out.
Blame it on the Vodka by Fiona Cole is the 3rd book in the Blame it on the Alcohol series which is complete.Tropes:✔️ Accidentally Married✔️ Fake Marriage✔️ Friends to Lovers✔️ On KUI love me some Austin… he is such a teddy bear . Except apparently when you get him in the sack. damn that mouth of his. The spice was perfection!! I have said it before, but I am not a huge fan of friends to lovers. I did enjoy how this one played out though. Lost of trauma for Rae to unpack, but we can’t blame Austin for not having all the pieces to the puzzle. Overall very cute and I loved the betting going on within the group (mostly Parker and Nico) about Rae and Austin. Haha to much!POV: Duel starts at about 40%✨“Austin and Rae, the license will be filed before your heads hit the pillow. Maybe it was a tad too much alcohol, but I know love when I see it. Congrats on your happy marriage. Love, Elvis.”✨Waking up beside my best friend after a crazy night in Vegas is nothing new.However, waking up wearing nothing but two shiny, matching wedding rings is.I’ve wanted Raelynn Vos since she first propositioned me at a frat party.When fate forces us to pretend our marriage is real, I use every second to prove I’m the perfect man to tame her wildness.In fact, by the end of our charade, I’ll have her begging for it.Check Triggers.
Blame it on the Vodka by Fiona Cole is the third book in a three book series. This book is a best friends to Lovers book, throw in a surprise Vegas wedding and a pretend marriage and you have the makings of a fun book to read.I loved Raylynn, she is so strong and confident and funny, but I will admit that there were times that I wanted to strangle her as well.There are many great things I can say about Austin, but I will stick with he is the best dirty talker ever.You get to see the characters from previous books which I enjoyed. You do not need to read the other books to enjoy this one, but I would say to read them anyways because they are really good. I would recommend this book.