Review – Whiskey Secrets by Carrie Ann Ryan

Review

I have been very excited about the Whiskey and Lies series and I swooned when I woke up and this little gem was awaiting me on my Kindle.  Once again, Ms. Ryan does NOT disappoint.  Whiskey Secrets is a flawless series opener and I could barely put my device down long enough to function in the real world, until I finished it from start to finish.  Our hero, Dare, likes his steady and predictable life.  But when his parent’s bring in a new innkeeper, you really get a taste of how much he really doesn’t like change….like AT ALL!!!!  However, I like that Dare is very vocal about this happening but acclimates quickly.  I was worried he was going to act douchey for the entire book.  Snarkiness about the new hire aside, I adored Dare! He is as alpha male as they come, but in a subtle and seductive way.  And I can’t even describe how hot his dirty, dirty mouth is.  YUMMY!  Kenzie, our heroine, has come to town to run Dare’s parents inn and she is bringing some pretty dirty laundry with her (metaphorically speaking, of course).  Kenzie is pretty fantastic.  She is bold and fierce, but not in a way that makes her unlikable.  She is the best friend you wish you had and the woman you want to be.  Her character made me laugh and cry and my heart broke for her several times simply because them men in her life suck!  Dare and Kenzie have an immediate attraction that neither of them can deny.  Their chemistry is explosive and the passion practically leaps off the pages.  Sure, they fight it for a time but with this heat, it’s inevitable.  But Dare senses that something is going on with Kenzie and when she confides in him what that is….well, lets just say, Dare is the man to have in your corner.  I didn’t think I could love him more, but he just got better and better.  The sex scenes were erotic and mind-blowing and so good you practically need a cigarette yourself after reading them.  The plot was engaging and addictive, the secondary characters intriguing and fun, and the bad guys….they are SUPER BAD!  Truly, I wanted to crawl into my device and whoop some a** myself!  I honestly enjoyed every single word of Whiskey Secrets and I’m salivating over the next book in this series.  I didn’t think it could get better than The Montgomery Ink Series, but I’m pretty sure Ms. Ryan has out done herself with the Whiskey and Lies Series.  5 stars!!!

 

About WHISKEY SECRETS (Whiskey and Lies #1)

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.

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About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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Release Blitz – Rocco by Sarah Castille

Title: Rocco
Series: Ruin & Revenge #3
Author: Sarah Castille
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Blurb
Rocco is the third book in a full-length, standalone series by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Castille, set in Las Vegas and featuring deliciously sexy mafia bosses and the women who can’t help but love them.
Mafia enforcer Rocco De Lucchi is the best in the business.
Cold, hard, and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford―until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul.
Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. The daughter of the boss’s right-hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both?

 

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Praise for Rocco
“The high-octane third in Castille’s Ruin & Revenge series…[Grace and Rocco]
have plenty of explosive chemistry and appealing vulnerability.” – Publishers
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“So awesome I don’t know how to even begin to explain it without giving anything away. Sexy. Romantic. And a little funny…A book that will have you up all night.” – Whispers from the Mountain
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Sarah Castille is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Redemption Series, Ruin & Revenge Series, Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series, and Legal Heat series. A recovering lawyer with a fondness for dirty-talking alpha males, she now is a full-time writer, who lives on Vancouver Island. Sarah’s books have been listed as Publisher’s Weekly’s Top Ten Picks and Best Summer Reads, and Amazon’s Best Romance Books of the Year, and have won numerous reader’s choice awards including the Holt Medallion.
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Release Blitz – Ruthless by Tory Richards

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It’s been years since Rebel went undercover to spy on the Red Devils for his club, Dark Menace. During his days as a Red Devil, Rebel was forced to watch and participate in Wildman’s sick and twisted club dealings, including the ruin of a young and innocent woman. Even though she escaped, Rebel can’t forget the captivating beauty. Bike Week in Daytona Beach brings them back together. This is their story.

Excerpt:

I grabbed Ginger by the hand and pulled her out of the room, down the hall and to the bathroom. Her resistance was futile, her fear unimportant. I knew what I had to do, and if she were smart, she’d realize it, too. If she wanted to live. I opened the bathroom door and yanked her inside, thanking fuck that I found it empty. It was filthy, but better than nothing, and it had a shower that everyone used when they felt the need to be clean, which wasn’t often.

Ginger spun around when I shut the door, the look of a trapped animal in her pretty blues. I ignored her growing terror, steeling myself for what I had to do. Even behind closed doors I had to make it real, had to be convincing that I was an unfeeling bastard. I saw her swallow, could see her tits rising and falling rapidly as the fear of the unknown overwhelmed her. She was expecting the worst, preparing herself to do whatever she had to do to survive.

“Take off your clothes.” I kept my tone harsh, indifferent to her growing panic.

She shook her head vigorously and stepped back, slamming hard against the cracked porcelain sink. A nervous cry escaped her, and her eyes were wild as she took in her surroundings and realized that there was no escape. Her gaze touched on the door behind me before meeting my eyes.

“Please‒”

“Take off your fucking clothes,” I said in an uncaring, demanding tone. “You’re filthy, and not in a way that gets my dick hard. Now undress.” I removed my cut and the t-shirt beneath it. “In fact, I think I’ll join you.” Her eyes nearly popped out of her head at that. “If you’re not undressed by the time I’m out of my clothes, you won’t like the consequences.” I kicked off my boots as my hands went to the front of my pants.

As I’d expected she would, Ginger’s small hands began to unbutton her blouse. Slowly she began to expose enticing, creamy skin to my wandering eyes. I undid my pants. She lowered her gaze to the floor and turned around before reluctantly removing the garment. I let her have her moment of modesty before I looked into the mirror in front of her. Fuck. My dick took notice of her perfect tits and rosy nipples. Hard nipples. Surprising.

I lowered my zipper, the sound of it overloud in the tiny room. I could tell that she knew what I was doing by the stiffening of her backside, but she didn’t let it stop her from removing her jeans. As I kicked mine away, hers hit the floor. I hissed, taking in the mouth-watering curves of her shapely ass, an ass I wanted to dig my fingers into while I was grinding my dick into her cunt. Fucking hell, I hadn’t expected the surge of lust that was heating my blood at an alarming rate.

The sound of harsh breathing filled the room, and it took a minute before I realized that it was mine. “Turn around,” I demanded sharply.

I kept the smile to myself when I watched her bring her long hair forward, knowing that she was trying to use it to shield as much of her nudity as she could from me. She’d all but succeeded. When she turned, her tits were hidden behind the thick layers of her hair, and her hands were shielding her pussy from me.

“Come here, Ginger.”

She padded toward me slowly. I was glad that she was acting sensible. It would make my job a helluva lot easier, and besides, I didn’t want to hurt her. When she was within inches of me she halted, her gaze still lowered to the floor. “Look at me.” I moved her hair back behind her, exposing those luscious tits. Christ, they were full and rounded, more than a handful, and her rosy little nipples made me salivate and my dick harden.

Her worried, frightened eyes locked onto mine, and I steeled myself from softening towards her. “This is going to happen, Ginger. You and I both know that Wildman will kill us both if it doesn’t, and that’s after every one of his brothers fucks you raw.” I hesitated, giving her time to digest that. “You want that to happen?” She shook her head, a lone tear making its way down her cheek. I wiped it away with my thumb. “No more resistance from you, and I’ll make it as easy on you as I can.”

 

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Tory Richards is a fun-loving grandma who writes smut. Born in 1955 in the small town of Milo, Maine, she’s lived most of her life in Florida. Today she lives with her daughter and her family. She has her own woman-cave which she shares with four felines whose main goal in life is getting as much cat hair on everything that they can.

Penning stories by hand and then on manual typewriter at the age of thirteen, Tory was a closet writer until the encouragement of her family prompted her into submitting to a publisher. She’s been published since 2005, and has since retired from Disney to focus on family and writing.

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