on June 26th, 2018
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Coming of Age
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Voted one of the Most Anticipated Romances of 2018 on GoodReads!
She was the one thing holding him together. Until she was gone.
And then there was whiskey.
Fallon Gentry has spent the last decade reliving one dark night in his head. The moment he lost the woman he loved when a single blink cascaded into a series of events that stole both of their lives. Now his nights are spent playing music in southern honky-tonks and nursing the memory of her the only way he knows how–at the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
A brief stint in Nashville, a hit song, and a brush with Hollywood couldn’t bring him closer to God, but when the ghost of Augusta Belle Branson appears in his corner of another lonely dive bar late after dark, he’s forced to confront everything he thought he knew about that fateful night, and a few things he didn’t.
He’s her contradiction, she’s his salvation.
A firestorm of emotion consumes them when they come together after ten lost years, every moment more revealing, more unpredictable, more intoxicating than the next until the only reckoning left for Fallon is the one he must make with himself. But this time, fate may have left an after-burn too bitter to swallow. This time, he may lose his whiskey girl for good.
“A man couldn’t live without the sunshine. I knew; I’d been doing it day in and day out for too many years now”
“She was silky and sensual, smoky on the lips, warm on the tongue, smooth on the way down. She was whiskey. And I was hooked”
I have never read any of Adriane’s previous books. When this popped up in my email and I read the blurb I was intrigued. I love music (rocker/singer/etc) books so I thought why not give it a try. The theme is 2nd chance romance and while I don’t normally go for those, this one wasn’t to bad. Fallon and Augusta were great characters, I enjoyed both of them. The angst was a bit light for my taste. I think I would have enjoyed it more if some of the scenes were heavier. The book as a whole was to sweet for what I expected from the story line. There was a few places where I felt like I was missing something. Over all though I thought the book was enjoyable and it did pique my interest enough to check out her other books.
“Loving you has been the pleasure of my life, Augusta Belle Branson.”