BOOK TOUR: REVIEW, EXCERPT, AND GIVEAWAY: Playboy Pilot by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward



Captain Carter and Kendall’s highly anticipated romance is finally here in Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland!


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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

Money or love? Which would you choose? 

You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it’s an easy decision.

For me, it’s not. Did I mention it’s a lot of money? A hell of a lot.

I needed to go far away to think it through.

As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.

Then, he left.

I thought I’d never see him again.

But fate had other plans.

Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.

The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.

Carter was dangerous and always on the move.

Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.

He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.

A bevvy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter’s reputation were never far behind.

I didn’t know what to believe.

But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.

At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.



“It’s only love and that is all

Why should I feel the way I do?

It’s only love, and that is all

But it’s so hard loving you”

I couldn’t write my review for Playboy Pilot without using a Beatles song and relating it to the events that take Carter Clynes and Kendall Sparks from complete strangers to owners of each other’s hearts.

Carter and Kendall’s love affair is a struggle for so many reasons, and while their connection is set up as insta-love, both characters are at an impasse in their lives.

Carter’s lifestyle, thus far, has allowed him to remain unattached while getting off as much as he can with a bevy of women. His past indiscretions never seemed to faze him, but as he gets to know Kendall and starts to see his behavior from her point of view, he realizes that the label he’s received for his choices isn’t really how he wants Kendall to view him, and for some reason, her opinion of him matters.

Kendall has always followed someone else’s set path for her. She’s never decided any part of her life on her own, which has led her to hopping on a plane and escaping her home in order to get some clarity of what she should do with her life. And while that was her initial plan, meeting Captain Carter Clynes definitely shakes up her life even more, causing her to be even more confused than she already was.

There are a lot of variables that prevent Kendall and Carter from fully giving into their feelings for one another, and those issues always seem to be popping up at inopportune times, forcing them to question how anything between them can turn into something more and if they’re even capable of having a relationship with the baggage they both have.

Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland do a fantastic job of illustrating Carter’s growth throughout the text. He definitely epitomizes the womanizing playboy, and while his transformation happens quickly in the story, the reasons for his lifestyle choices are explained and they make sense with what he had to deal with in his past. I would have liked to see a bit more of Kendall’s mindset. It’s clear that her decision weighs heavily on her and how she grew up is definitely a factor in her struggle, but so many times, Kendall takes time to think through things, but I don’t feel like I get her thought process enough to understand why she chooses to do the things she does. Carter is quite the charismatic hero, so it could be that, for me, he overshadowed Kendall and didn’t allow me to get a full view of her, but I do feel like I needed more of her internal musings to fully grasp her dilemma.

Ward and Keeland are quite the dynamic duo when it comes to giving their readers swoonworthy heroes and sassy heroines. I definitely think Captain Carter Clynes is my favorite because his playfulness and charming ways resonate off of the pages of the story and make me want to fly his friendly skies;)

A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Poison Apples



“Carter? What are you doing?”


I laughed under my breath and banged the back of my head against the wood. “Praying?”

“Do you always breathe like that when you’re praying?”

“It’s an intense prayer.”

“What are you really doing?”

“I think you might know what I’m really doing, Kendall.”

“Can I come in?”

Still fully erect, I tucked my cock back into my pants as best I could before opening the door.

Her eyes trailed down to my massive erection. “I’m sorry….to make you resort to that.”

“It’s okay. My hand and I haven’t spent time like this since I was a teenager. I think he missed me.”

“What were you thinking about?”


“Yeah…but what specifically?”

“It was this fantasy of fucking you on the dance floor back at the club.”

She looked down at me again. Her expression was serious when she asked, “You need some help?”

“I thought you said we weren’t going to go there.”

“I can’t have sex with you. But I want to touch you. I could take my clothes off, let you finish what you started. You know…help you.”

Looking up at the ceiling, I shook my head. “You have no fucking clue, do you?”

“What do you mean?”

“How crazy you make me. There’s no halfway with you. Jerking off with your naked body right in front of me…not being able to do what I really want to you…would be torture. I don’t have that kind of willpower, not with you, not anymore. Even when I kiss you, all I can think about is burying myself inside of you. But you naked in front of me? Too much, Kendall. When you strip down for me, I want it to be when you’re ready to let me have you. Otherwise, it’s better if I don’t know what I’m missing out on.”

Looking filled with remorse, she waved her hands. “Okay. I get it. I’m sorry…for interrupting.”

“Go back to bed. I’ll be right there.”

After Kendall left, I closed my eyes in regret. Was I crazy for turning her away like that?

Now that she knew what I was up to in here, I couldn’t relax. Still needing release like a motherfucker, I turned on the shower and got in. Ironically, I jerked myself to thoughts of her naked body against the bathroom door and imagined she was watching me.

Fuck my life.



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Meet Penelope Ward


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eleven novels. Her books have placed on the New York Times bestseller list fourteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Other books from Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Stuck-Up Suit



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Cocky Bastard






Other books from Penelope Ward

Neighbor Dearest






Stepbrother Dearest












Sins of Sevin






Jake Undone (Jake #1)






My Skylar






Jake Understood (Jake #2)












Meet Vi Keeland

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in ten languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Other books from Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)





MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight



Worth the Chance


Worth Forgiving


The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You


Made for You


Standalone novels






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The Baller





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Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)


First Thing I See


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