The Trouble with Whiskey
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch #1
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: July 20, 2022
Source: ARC for review
She’s the only woman he’s ever loved, and the one he could never have…
Years after losing one of their best friends to a dare gone wrong, Devlin “Dare” Whiskey continues to live up to his name, endlessly testing fate, while Billie Mancini buried the best parts of herself. Billie is beautiful and tough, and battling demons Dare has no idea exist. But Dare is done watching her pretend to be something she’s not and takes on his most important challenge yet—showing the woman he loves that some dares are worth the risk.
Well, dang. Melissa sure did hit the gates running with The Trouble with Whiskey. This is the start of a brand new Whiskey series featuring the rehabilitation ranch readers visited briefly in a previously book (whose name escapes me). I devoured this book. I say this time and time again, but Melissa's ability to create a new series while seamlessly connecting it to previous books is uncanny. It never feels like we're starting over. Rather it's always connected to a previous book or character. The transition is always smooth and it feels as if no time has passed. And yet, she's also introducing new characters and building a new world. One of my favorite things to do with a new series is to see if any of the background characters already have a connection with their future significant other. There were a couple of potential romances in the background.
Back to The Trouble with Whiskey. We know I cannot get enough of Melissa's books. Once they hit my Kindle, it is non-stop reading until I finish it. That certainly happened with Dare and Billie. I could not get enough of their romance. Theirs is a second chance/friends-to-lovers romance that'll hit you right in the feels. After the death of their friend, Dare and Billie went their separate ways. Dare continued to live life on the wild side while Billie did the opposite. She found herself a nice little hole and buried all of the hurt inside it. She hid her true wild side from the world. Dare kept trying to break through her defenses, but to no avail. I love how they finally come together. Watching Dare break down Billie's walls... Talk about swoon-worthy. Just a fantastic book all around.
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.