Saturday, January 7, 2017

ARC Review: Whiskey Business by Avon Gale

Whiskey Business (States of Love)
From the blurb:

Ryder Waites will do anything to keep the tiny town of Gallows Grove, Kentucky, from vanishing off the map—even sell his family’s whiskey recipe to Bluegrass Bourbon in Lexington. Hopeful that the larger company can provide necessary improvements to the distillery, Ryder’s ultimate goal is to get Gallows Grove on the Bourbon Trail… and bring in much-needed tourism revenue. But to keep producing Hanged Man Bourbon in Gallows Grove, he’ll have to convince company liaison, unbearably stuffy and seriously hot Adam Keller, that he's worth the investment.

Adam comes from an old-money family, but he’s determined to make his own way in the world. When he’s sent to Gallows Grove, he questions the life choices that led him to a rented room in a funeral home, in a town full of macabre-themed businesses. And he doesn’t know what to make of Ryder, the descendant of bootleggers who’s on a mission to save his strange town from extinction. When Adam and Ryder put aside their initial mistrust, the results are as smooth as good whiskey. But after Adam’s assignment ends, he’ll have to decide if small-town life and a future with Ryder is to his tastes.

Heather's rating:

Avon Gale does it again with a funny, sexy small-town romance. Lovers of sweet, low-angst novellas, look no further!

I'm a REALLY big Avon Gale fan, but this is the first time I've read anything other than her hockey books. I'm SO relieved that she isn't a one-trick pony, and I can't wait to see her continue to stretch her wings.

Whiskey Business is a short, easy read, clocking in at just over 100 pages, but it feels like a much longer book. All the elements of a good romance are there, especially the chemistry. The story is a bit of a veeeery low-level enemies-to-lovers story with a big helping of opposites attract thrown in.

The story is heavy on the charm and light on the drama, with a lot of memorable small-town folks to mix things up. Lots of skinny jeans, easy, funny banter, and the sweetest HEA. You don't have to be a whiskey fan or a southerner to love Whiskey Business!

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

Catch ya later!

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