WHISKEY REVEALS by Carrie Ann Ryan is available now! Get your hands on this sexy next book in her standalone Whiskey and Lies series now - read an excerpt below!
Author: Carrie Anny Ryan
Publication Date: 12 June, 2018
Series: Whiskey and Lies, book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~
One whiskey-saturated night turns into something far more in the second standalone installment of the bestselling Whiskey and Lies series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.
Fox Collins likes his life just the way it is. His siblings are falling in love all around him, but he'd much rather focus on his next story than on a serious relationship. However, when his latest one-night stand returns to Whiskey-this time for good-he'll need to learn to trust his instincts to figure out if he can live without her in his life.
Former dancer Melody Waters is finally ready to settle down in her grandmother's small Pennsylvania hometown. Bad decisions and fateful nights have changed her path more than once, but now she's focused on one thing: opening her new own dance studio. But fate is a funny thing, and once again, she'll be forced to learn that actions have consequences and some repercussions can not only change your life forever, they can also come back to haunt you…one broken promise at a time.
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Another sweet, sweet read from Carrie Ann Ryan. I knew that Fox was going to be an amazing characters. He's not the outward brooder that his brothers are and he doesn't keep his feelings in quite the same but he is still very much a quiet sort that needs time to process his life before he makes decisions. That for me was both a good and a bad thing, especially since it seems Melody is a bit of the same way, but I digress, I still adored him. He is a perfect Carrie Ann Ryan hero, loving, sweet, a bit emo, total protector; everything I have come top love about her characters.
Melody stole a piece of my heart. I really connected to her in a lot of ways. She is a dancer who had to stop dancing do to injuries and now finds herself in a position of trying to rediscover who she is. When you are a dancer, not having that as your identity anymore is something hard to come to terms with. A dancer spends their entire lives becoming that and to have it taken away before you are ready can be devastating emotionally. She is also a person who carries the world on her shoulders and takes too much responsibility into her hands. She may even know that situations were completely out of her control but still can't take some part of it on herself. I loved how Carrie wrote her, how honest she was with Melody's feelings, her fears, her excitement, her joy, her love. She really came alive on the pages for me and I could easily place myself in her shoes and that makes for a wonderful character and read.
Together Fox and Melody are a beautiful couple. I loved how they never forgot one another, how they never truly give up on one another, how they work through things as adults and without a tremendous amount of drama. Also, their 'private' moments, woah! It's always the quiet ones ladies, haha. The one thing that brings this down to a four star for me was just the amount of 'we're gonna talk', but then we kissed and now I can't be here with you are we might do more and never talk, thought I know how much we REALLY need to talk, but I have to leave so I don't ruin this and we can talk...later. It took a long time for these two to finally have their conversation and considering the importance of what they needed to talk about that threw me off a little. It's not an overly major thing and probably won't bother any other reader, honestly it doesn't ultimately change my feeling about the book, I think it is a great read, it just made me want to skip parts and I hate that. I also got a little irritated with Melody for brushing off so many things as a 'prank' or someone confused. I adore that Carrie always gives us a little mystery, there is always some suspense and action with these stories but at the same time I just wanted Melody to say a bit sooner, 'you know what', maybe, just maybe, there is something to all these instances that keep happening. It's great build up, but at the same time I have to think would anyone really just say to themselves, 'hey this weird stuff has happened three times now, but it's probably nothing, lol.
Overall though, I throughly enjoyed this book, as I do all of Carrie Ann Ryan's books. You can feel all the love and soul she puts into each one, it comes though in every look, every caress, every sigh. She creates families that you want to be a part of. Families that you care for as much as they care for each other. Having a rough time, read a Carrie Ann Ryan book, need a break from the real world, immerse yourself in one of her worlds, just need a perfect read to leave you happy and content, Carrie Ann Ryan is your writer. She never fails to move my heart and have me sighing in contentment as I close the last page. I am overly excited to get my hands on Loch and Ainsley's book. I think maybe this one will be a little bit more tense and drama filled than the past two books ( at least when it comes to the relationship) and honestly those kinda books always make me so anxious I can barely get through them but I can not wait to go on Loch and Ainsley's journey with them. It is going to be a wonderful way to wrap up this series.
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By the time the cable box lay forgotten on the coffee table, wires and empty cups of tea next to it, two hours had passed, and Fox was ready to throw the damn thing across the room. “It’s haunted. That’s the only thing I can think of.” Melody sat next to him, the heat of her thigh pressed into his. His cock was beyond ready, and he had a feeling he was just going to have to get used to a perpetual state of hardness from now on. “I cannot believe we tried fourteen things, finally got the place on the phone, and it’s still not working.” He’d lost any cred he might have had with being able to fix things. And all because of a damn cable box. “I hate it. They may be sending a new one— which they wanted to charge us to install. At least between us, I think we convinced them to do it for free— but they still wouldn’t tell us if we lost the DVR settings or not. Grandma isn’t going to be happy.” Fox reached out and squeezed her hand. “We’ll figure it out.” He liked saying that. We. As if it were the two of them. Friends, he reminded himself. They were friends. “Thanks for everything, Fox. I guess this isn’t how you wanted to spend your day.” “It’s what friends do. And I had fun, even when we were yelling at the damn thing. I should go, though, since I bet you have work to do, and I promised myself I’d get my yard looking somewhat decent.” They both stood up as she smiled, and he had to do his best not to reach out and touch her. It wasn’t easy, but he was stronger than the temptation. Maybe. “I owe you one,” she said softly as they walked to the front door. “Seriously.” “I’ll put you to work doing yard work if you want.” She laughed again, and he took it in, the sound soothing his soul. “I don’t know if I owe you that much.” They paused in the foyer, their gazes meeting, and a heated silence stretching between them. “This doesn’t count as the owing,” he whispered then kissed her, knowing it was a bad idea. He crushed his mouth to hers, her gasp lost in the kiss. Soon, her back was against the wall, his hands on her face as he deepened the kiss. He didn’t touch her anywhere else, and their bodies remained a breath apart, but they were close enough that he could feel her heat. She tasted sweet and sinful and everything he ached for. When he pulled away, their bodies shook, and he forced himself not to kiss her again. “That was…” she whispered. “A mistake,” he finished, not missing the hurt in her eyes. “I’m sorry. I know we’re trying to be friends.” “And kissing complicates things.”
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Sparks fly between a former cop-turned-bartender and his new innkeeper in the first installment of a Montgomery Ink spin-off series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.
Dare Collins is a man who knows his whiskey and women—or at least that’s what he tells himself. When his family decides to hire on a new innkeeper for the inn above his bar and restaurant, he’s more than reluctant. Especially when he meets the new hire. But he’ll soon find that he has no choice but to work with this city girl and accept her new ideas and the burning attraction between them.
Kenzie Owens left her old life and an abusive relationship behind her—or so she thought. She figures she’ll be safe in Whiskey, Pennsylvania but after one look at her new boss, Dare Collins, she might still be in danger, or at least her heart. And when her past catches up with her despite her attempts to avoid it, it’s more than her heart on the line. This time, it might mean her life.