Whiskey Undone (Whiskey and Lies #3) by Carrie Ann Ryan
Two best friends follow a dangerous and seductive path in the final standalone novel of the bestselling Whiskey and Lies series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.
Ainsley Harris has always kept a secret from her best friend. She’s stood by his side, helped him raise his daughter, and tried to keep her distance even though she’s been in love with him for years. She knows he has secrets of his own and she’s not willing to chance what they have on a possibility.
Loch Collins has hidden himself and his past from the world for good reason. Darkness always comes back to haunt those who fight against it, and he knows better than most. One night of temper, however, forces him to realize his true feelings for Ainsley—for better or worse.
But Loch’s former allies aren’t on his side anymore, and now not only is his life and the life of his daughter on the line, but Ainsley is in the crosshairs, as well. Together, two best friends must fight for each other and their small town, because Whiskey has never burned brighter. And danger, it seems, is ever lurking.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love all things romance. But I absolutely adore romantic suspense. I enjoy a sweet, light hearted love story, but add in a mystery to be solved, suspense, and secrets? I am in heaven. And this author does that better than any other I’ve read. Whiskey Undone rates as one of the top ones she’s written, IMHO. Not only do I get my romantic suspense mystery fix, but a good lovers to friends romance thrown in for good measure! This story was so well written, I was on the edge of my seat throughout most of the book. I was so immersed in the characters lives, that my emotions were bouncing from one extreme to another. This book will appeal to so many readers, regardless of whether they are new to the CAR worlds or if they’ve read everything she’s written.
Ainsley is Loch’s best friend. They have been best friends for so long, their lives are completely intertwined, and there is no separating them. But it’s always stopped there, despite Ainsley’s secret feelings for Loch. Loch, on the other hand is a complete enigma. As much as he loves his family, as close as they are, there are parts of his life that no one talks about, that I’m not sure anyone really knows about. And he holds himself apart from everyone, to a certain extent, because of that. When things start going awry in Whiskey, nothing is as it at first appears.
The story of Loch and Ainsley, despite the many secrets and the abundance of suspense, is an amazing blend of romance and mystery. I love how close the family is, how they don’t hesitate to jump in to help each other, despite the possible danger. I love the writing style of this author, how it seems to flow smoothly, even when there is a lot going on in the story. I might not understand why things happen the way they do when it’s going on, but it always makes sense in the end! This book is a must read!