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HEAD-TRIPPED (Ad Agency #2) by NICOLE ARCHER

5 Stars!
Standalone in a series – Rock star theme – funny, sweet, emotional romance

SYNOPSIS

A rock star romance meets Alice in Wonderland.

Effie’s a gifted musician and a hot mess. Elias is the frontman in a popular band and hates fame. They both just want to be normal.
Except there’s nothing normal about the bizarre events that take place when they meet.
And there’s definitely nothing normal about the connection they share that weekend.
But he’s leaving for his European tour.
And she still has to dig herself out of the hole.
If only they could forget that weekend and go on with their lives.
Or…
He could break all the rules, invite her to play on tour with him, and travel across Europe in a Barbie camper/Disco Bus with a bunch of weirdoes.
Normal is boring.
Crazy is better.
Or is it?

Head-Tripped is the second book in the Ad Agency Series and can be read as a standalone, but many characters from the first book (Road-Tripped) appear in this book.

*Erotic content, adult language, and drug use. Not for readers under 18 or people offended by this content.

HEAD TRIPPED is available to purchase below

           


REVIEW

”If you love someone, you must love all of them. Even the dark parts – the craters of the moon.”

Well, she went and did it again! Nicole Archer swept us off our feet once more with another 5 star fantastic story and equally fantastic characters. Every…and we mean, every one of them had their own unique quirky personality, and we loved them all!  Honestly, this lady writes the most beautiful characters, Effie and Elias were superb. Relatable, troubled, funny, sweet, sexy, warm…..these two, and their madcap crew completely stole our hearts. We couldn’t get enough of either book!

Elias Lovaro (El Love) is a music god. And dear god, wasn’t this man just the cats whiskers! Talented, introverted, masculine, oozing sex appeal and yet such a sweetheart. He made us swoon! Suffering extreme stage fright, his band, Urban’s, impending European tour weighs heavily on his mind. In the music business, touring is a necessity, a way to ensure Urban remain relevant in a regularly changing business. Elias also battles demons from his past and his story was achingly tragic.

“What’s wrong, mi vida?”
“You make me feel….”
“Feel what?”
“That’s it. You make me feel. I was numb before I met you.”

Elias meets Effie Murphy, the twin sister of Callie Murphy who we were briefly introduced to in Road Tripped. We knew she was an incredibly talented child protégé musician who was also a recovering drug addict. In Head Tripped we delve into the events that drove Effie to nearly kill herself, get herself clean and take control of her life once more and her story is agonisingly heartbreaking.

Effie was robbed of her childhood, denied the chance to be young, enjoy life and have fun. Instead she was forced into gruelling long practice sessions by her overbearing stage mother. Because of this, Effie had such a beautifully innocent wild eyed childlike quality about her that drew us to her. Sweet, vulnerable – beautiful inside and out and fighting her addiction every day, her breezy attitude hid a multitude of pain with her past lurking like a murky shadow all around her.

‘She couldn’t even picture holding hands with someone, let alone falling in love with them. Men didn’t fall in love with damaged goods.”

Now, this all may sound quite heavy, but no, Nicole Archer tells Effie and Elias’s story through wicked humour, heart-warming interactions and a couple so imperfectly perfect fell instantly in love, wearing huge smiles plastered on our faces. Head Tripped delivered it all. Quirky, loveable characters, a rock star theme, heart stealing romance, and again a perfect balance of fun, deep emotion, angst and heat! Nothing was forced or overdone, everything fell so perfectly into place.

“God, you’re beautiful.” “Que linda,” he murmured. “Sos divina.”
“I love it when you talk dirty.”
“I didn’t say anything dirty.” He smirked. “Yet.”

Effie, and Urban take us on a whirlwind concert tour across Europe, where we FEEL every moment through the eyes of two people on a voyage of self-discovery, witnessing them fall apart and fall in love, whilst dealing with the heartbreaking and harrowing baggage that has plagued them.

“When you can’t look on the bright side. I will sit with you in the dark.”

Nicole Archer has stolen our hearts once again with her words, her characters, and her vividly creative and picturesque storytelling. We’ve greedily devoured every word we’ve read over the past couple of days, never wanting Road Tripped or Head Tripped to end. Our book hearts were overflowing with love for these story….and arggghh, the epilogue…again, stunning!  Te amamos F-Bomb and Elvis, te amamos.  Nicole Archer just shot to the top of our TBB fave authors list!


THE AD AGENCY SERIES

Purchase Road Tripped Book One

           

Head Tripped Book Two

          

Field Tripped Book Three

          

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ROAD-TRIPPED (Ad Agency #1) by NICOLE ARCHER

5 Stars!
Standalone in a series, enemies to lovers, hilarious,emotional, swoony romance

SYNOPSIS

What’s worse than driving a phallic-shaped RV across the country with a coworker you hate? Falling in love with them. 

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. 

Burnt-out art director, 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 months of pure hell. 

Road-Tripped is a stand-alone novel and the first book in the Ad Agency Series. 

*Not for readers under 18. Erotic sex, adult language, and drug use.

ROAD TRIPPED is available to purchase below

        


::REVIEW:: 

“So Bluebell what do you think love is?”
“To me, love is a verb. It’s horribly cliché, but actions scream louder than words.”

5 fabulous stars because we loved the sh-poo out of this book! It really was a fabulous read, and one that left us with such a warm and happy feeling in our hearts! We laughed out loud, we smiled throughout and our romantic hearts squealed with glee! Nicole Archer delivered a story full of warmth, emotion, a dash of angst, humour and lots and lots of heart, with enough steamy deliciousness to satisfy those who like heat in their reads. Nothing slowed the flow of the story and the emotion made our hearts ache but was so cleverly cloaked in wonderful sarky humour that ensured we always had a glow in our hearts and an abundance of giggles at the ready. What a terrific introduction to this author!

‘What if I fall? Oh but, darling, what if you fly?’

Road Tripped has to up there as one of the best enemies to lovers romances we’ve read. The humour was so on point. The sarcastic banter between Callie and Walker tickled us no end. Walkers puns had us in fits of laughter, and the journey around the US was visually captivating thanks to the talent of Nicole Archer who painted the perfect picture with her natural flowing storytelling. We felt as though we’d travelled the country in that campervan with Callie and Walker. We took in every sight, sound and smell – music blaring in our heads thanks to the fabulous soundtrack– this was a fictional setting brought to life courtesy of this authors brilliant and fabulously entertaining writing.

‘Her teeth were clenched tight, probably hiding the fangs that had just popped out.’

Twenty eight year old Callie Murphy is at a crossroads. Her life is in tatters. Her fiancée cheated on her, her sister cleaned out her savings. Her lifeline come by way of her friend Skip Shemura who flies her to New York to work in his ad agency. But, the job is sucking the creative life out of Callie.

Walker Rhodes is a talented photographer but at thirty, life is passing him by and his creativity is stilted at the ad agency. Walker rubs Callie up the wrong way. She has pre conceived opinion of who Walker Rhodes is…he’s the office man tart…isn’t he? Or did she judge him unfairly?

Walker Rhodes has a presence – as Callie put it…’Once he stepped inside the room, dumbassapohoria took hold, and every female brain within a six-foot radius shrunk to the size of a Tic-Tac.’ Well…who could blame them because Walker Rhodes made us positively dumassaphoric too! He was utter deliciousness. A masculine Southern gentleman with a dirty mouth whose self-censorship was hilarious. As he would say…. “I keep my dirty words in the sheets, not on the streets.” Electric blue eyes framed by glasses….a powerful, imposing man who wasn’t afraid to share his vulnerable side or scream like a girl when Callie drove The Silver Dildo (the campervan guys) like a demon! Oh boy did we do some serious swooning over his devilishly sweet southern charm.

“Something tells me you’ve got a good reason to feel that way or you wouldn’t be trying to hide it.” He kept quiet for a minute. “Be sad if you need to be sad. There’s nothing wrong with feeling blue. There’s a lot of beauty borne from sorrow – music, art..poetry. “

As Callie and Walker embark on their road trip around the US courtesy of an ad campaign for one of their clients, they strive to discover their lost creativity, drawing inspiration from their surroundings and each other. They deal with their pasts, their present and their future all within the confines of an RV…will they survive without killing each other or will the prospect of leaving their RV bubble fill them with dread? All will be revealed, so go on, 1Click this fabulousness now!

And….just when we thought we couldn’t ask for more, Nicole Archer went and delivered a kick arse, melt our hearts epilogue! Oh sigh…it was perfection. Turn us over, we’re done! Well, we’re not done really, because we’re off to devour more Nicole Archer goodness in Head Tripped! Yoohoo!


‘With them, words were just unnecessary noise.’


THE AD AGENCY SERIES

Purchase Road Tripped Book One

           

Head Tripped Book Two

          

Field Tripped Book Three

          

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