Moonlight & Whiskey by Tricia Lynne
When life gives you curves, you gotta learn how to rock them.
Successful businesswoman Avery Barrows likes her dips and curves, but she’s sick of the haters telling her that she should be ashamed of her body instead of embracing it. Determined to send them a big f*** you, Avery resolves to cut loose during a girls’ trip, hightailing her quick-mouthed, plus-sized self to New Orleans. So, what’s a smart woman with a little extra gotta do to get laid in this town?
Not much if you ask Declan McGinn, the lead singer of BlackSmith. Tall, dark, and tattooed, with a body made for sin, Declan prefers his women as curvy as his guitars. Avery’s sharp tongue and keen mind makes him want her even more.
As they burn up the sheets, Avery and Declan realize this is no one-night (or even one-week) stand. But for all of her bluster, Avery isn’t sure she can handle any more rejection. Besides, Declan has demons of his own. Now Avery has a choice to make: play it safe, or place her trust in the hands of a man who’s as tempting as the devil himself.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I picked up this book because I LOVE Rocker romances. There is just something about a bad boy….. any who, I read the blurb and thought, this seems right up my alley! And a newly published author too! I couldn’t resist. I love finding new authors to love! But, sadly, it’s always a risk. Sometimes, you get a new author that isn’t really all that great, or their story doesn’t make sense, or they forget they need to proofread. And then other times, you find that jewel in the rough, just waiting to be let loose on the world, to share their amazing talent with readers everywhere. And that is where this book fits in. I absolutely adored this book! From the instant connection between the characters, to the descriptions that are so vivid, I can actually picture the amazingness that is New Orleans. From the steamy love scenes, to the parts that ripped my heart in two, this author put together a book that I could not put down, even if I’d had to.
Avery is a woman who knows who she is, but feels she has to hide it. She is a woman in a man’s world, trying to get ahead by keeping her head down and working hard. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but she seems to have lost parts of herself in the process. So she takes a girl’s trip with her bestie to the Crescent City, hoping to find the part of herself she’s hidden away for too long.
Declan is a musician with a past that he doesn’t talk about, a past that has jaded him to all things relationship. He wasn’t looking for her, but he burst into her world and couldn’t keep himself away from her.
These two…..Lets just say, I was laughing so hard I was crying by the third chapter. They had such an electric connection, but they also challenged each other. This book has the bad boy, the good girl that is letting out her bad girl, and a bit of New Orleans mysticism thrown in for good measure. Declan and Avery made a perfect couple, despite their differences, and their story is one that will stick with me for a long time to come!