Whiskey Sour (River Street Bar #4) by Nazarea Andrews
Calvin Landers is a mess.
He has a great job and a steady string of men and women in his bed, and has been in love with the same couple for so long he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t. Coming off fresh heartbreak, he’s ready to move on, to give up on romance and sex altogether and moves in with his best friend, Davis, while he looks for something more permanent and tries to figure out what the hell he’s doing with his life.
Ava Liu isn’t looking for anything more than something to distract her from the book she’s supposed to be translating. Something to distract her from why the hell she’s in River City in the first place. But the boys who share a fence are more than a little distracting and pushy, when they realize just how much Ava needs someone–and how much they all need each other.
Sometimes life happens just when you stop looking.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is book 4 of the River Street Bar Series, but doesn’t center as much around the bar as the other books. Don’t get me wrong, it’s there, and plays a part, but not as heavily. This book is a MMF menage, and is hot enough to set your tablet on fire!
This book begins with a break up. Cal is dumped by the couple he has been secretly involved with for 6 months. They decide they don’t want to “play” anymore, and it’s time to move on. Cal is heart broken, and calls his best friend since college, Davis. Davis decides it’s time for a move, and joins Cal in River City, leaving New York behind. On moving in day, they meet the new neighbor, Ava, who has her own set of problems. There is an immediate attraction between the three, but there are lots of crazy obstacles that stand in their way.
This book is different from most MMF books, in that there is (sort of) an established relationship between two of the characters, which poses its own difficulties in the three finding their way to be together. Add in past lovers, and each character’s past creeping in, and there were times I just wasn’t sure they’d find their HEA. This story kept me guessing, and pulled me in. I couldn’t help but love the characters, and enjoyed the snippets we saw of previous characters. Despite those visits from previous books, this story can totally be read as a stand alone. There are connections between the books, but not enough that you can’t keep up. However, I definitely recommend reading the entire series, because they are just that good!