Blog Tour & Review: Whiskey Secrets

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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3.5 Stars

I have read everything written by this author and I am always quick to scoop up her next work. This is the first in a series that spins off the Collins family who's youngest sister, Tabby, is married into the Montgomery Ink family in another of her series. I sooo badly wanted to love this one. I just could not feel the emotion between the two leads. They were sexually attracted but I was not getting the "let's build a relationship" vibe from them.

I loved the setting--small town, close family. Really liked the other two brothers and can't wait to see what they get up to. Loved the secondary characters a lot--including the children. So much potential! Maybe with a re-read I may look at things differently but for now, it was just ok for me.

I will absolutely be reading more in this series and more from this author. Just a one off to be sure.

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review.

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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