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.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.
I am always a bottle of mixed emotions when it comes to the last book of a series. Happy because “Yay, a new book”, sad because “Boo, it’s the end of the series,’ and as Loch Collins and the rest of the Collins Family have been around for a while this one being the end is especially hard.
Loch is the last single man of the hunky Collins men and I believe the grumpiest and hunkiest.
Ainsley Harris has been around the Collins family for years; went to school with Loch’s sister and as adults she and Loch became besties, she also has a little secret that she has been keeping from him for years.
Ok seriously there is something about a growly man that gets my motor running and boy does Loch get my motor running. Loch owns a gym and security company in town, he runs his businesses and raises his daughter that is all the man does. OMG, Ryan just wrote the perfect man pumped, awesome with kids, protective, and growly!!!! Swoooooooooooon!!!!!!!
The push and pull between these two is amazing. Change is never easy and when it’s a change in a relationship it’s even harder. Loch is afraid what the change will do to his daughter, not to mention no one he has ever been with has stayed and now that there has been a murder in town he’s afraid that his past has comeback to hurt his family and that means Ainsley too.
He pulls her too him because he can’t help himself when she’s around, but he pushes her away to try and keep her safe.
Ainsley is own strong woman because if my man was so damn wishy washy I’d have to hit him with a frying pan!!!
Ryan has once again wrote a beautiful love story with heat, passion, danger and family. No matter what the love story she writes is about one of her main themes is family has always got your back, always there when you need them, and love you for you.
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.