Whiskey Reveals (Whiskey and Lies #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book 2 in the Whiskey and Lies series is about the youngest brother, Fox, and a woman he met after having one too many whiskey shots one night in his brother’s bar.
Fox is a journalist, and owner of the local news paper. He seems, at times, to be self assured, confident in who he is, and at other times, it seems like he feels inferior to his brothers. Typical of a youngest brother, he looks up to them, and only sees how great they are, missing out on how much he has accomplished. But with Melody, he knows right away that he wants her. Their one night leads to unexpected feelings, that they aren’t sure what, if anything, they are going to do about.
Melody is a dancer down to her bones. When her actions in college lead to major changes in her life, she does a lot of thinking about who she is, where she is going with her life, and the consequences of choices she has made. All of these things lead her to her grandmother, and the small town she lives in. Moving to live with her grandmother also brings her back to the town that Fox lives in, and they are forced to admit that the sparks are still there.
This story is full of surprises! I loved how Fox and Melody are drawn together, and how well they seem to fit each other. I loved how I never knew what was coming next, and how exciting all of those surprises were. I couldn’t put this story down, and am looking forward to Loch’s story next!