Review: Tapped by Liz Crowe

Tapped by Liz Crowe
Series: Brewing Passion (# 1)
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 271
Source: Book provided by publisher for review



When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn Benedict, angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hookup in a cold beer cooler changes everything.

For Austin, it’s a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright, while Evelyn must face her fears about committing to a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world.

The power of their preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they meet up with brewmaster Ross, who opens their eyes to a deeper, more erotic connection.

But three strong personalities don’t always make for the best emotional mix and when a simple misunderstanding causes chaos, it’s up to Ross to somehow repair the tattered shreds of their relationship.


Review:  With the debut of the Brewing Passion series, author Liz Crowe has once again delivered a gourmet meal for readers.

Tapped is the story of Evelyn and Austin. Thrown together by chance, the sparks fly between them. With Austin’s brewery providing an interesting addition to the storyline, I found myself fully engaged. I had no idea so much work went into the merchandising side, which was demonstrated during Austin’s visits with Evelyn to the various stores. Add in a spirit of competition and there’s plenty brewing between the two main characters in the first part of the story. Can I just reiterate that it is explosively hot?

The dynamic shifts, however, when one of Austin’s friends, Ross, comes to town. There’s some definite chemistry between the three, laying the groundwork for a menage scenario. The push/pull between Evelyn and Austin reveals a significant sense of unhappiness and just when I thought everything was over, the author provided a plot twist to open up new angles.

I like stories from Liz Crowe because she tends to always deliver more than expected. Rather than a simple love story between two people, she opened this one up to something much more complicated and tossed in some pretty steep hurdles.

Impressive character development, including the way they express their emotions, makes this another enjoyable story by this author. Not only did I get a bird’s eye view into the brewing industry, but I was entertained in the process. I am definitely interested in reading future installments to see the series develop.