Series: Saddles and Racks #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Whiskey, women and sleepless nights…
United States Army Captain Gabriel Hastings knew he would always follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. Serving his country was his destiny.
Until he fell in love…
When Gabe’s love affair is cut short, he turns to whiskey for comfort and swears he will never fall in love again.
Until he bumps into an unexpected angel…
By all appearances, Autumn Jones has the perfect life. Her husband, Richard, is a loving man who wants to be a father to her unborn children. But Autumn knows the truth. Richard has a controlling, dark side that leaves nothing to chance, especially Autumn. He’ll stop at nothing to make her the trophy wife he wants her to be.When Autumn bumps into Gabe, he consumes her every thought, but she can’t act on her feelings. She’s married to a dark man she can never leave.
When he learns who Autumn’s husband really is, Gabe knows he will stop at nothing to protect her. Or is it too late for him to save his angel?
Angels and Whiskey
This book had been on my TBR for awhile. Then I saw it on sale on Amazon and I grabbed it. Angels and Whiskey sat on my kindle for awhile longer. I finally decided to read it. My first thought? Why the hell did I put this on my TBR in the first place?? Here’s how: the synopsis, while not dishonest, left out one MAJOR detail. Gabe doesn’t just turn to whiskey to forget, he is a male escort. Now, before you jump down my throat, hear me out. I wouldn’t have had a big problem with this per se except that both he and the heroine have sex with other people after they have met. I mean, graphically described sex with other people. The author goes into detail about the sex they are having with other people. I think she tried to make it seem less wrong by having Gabe and Autumn imagine that it was each other but still…no. This is kind of a deal breaker for me.
What did draw me to the book initially was Gabe being ex military and Autumn being a domestic abuse victim. However, neither of those things worked for me either. I didn’t buy Autumn’s fear at all. I felt like she just wasn’t a believable character. Yes, what her husband was doing was wrong, but Autumn’s account just didn’t feel genuine to me at all. And the end of the book? Yeah, that whole plot just seemed sort of rushed and not thought out. Overall, the whole thing felt predictable. Really unappealing and predictable. This is a series I certainly WON’T be continuing as it focuses on the other guys who work as escorts and I’m sure the author will continue to have them have explicit sex with other women even after they meet the heroine of the story. I like my romances to be, you know, romantic.
- POV: 1st dual
- Tears: no
- Trope: domestic abuse, military, man whore
- Triggers: some abuse detailed but not graphically
- Cliffhanger: no
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes, if you actually care if Gabe and Autumn end up together. « Hide Spoiler
Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas, About Last Night by Bella Aurora…then you might like Angels and Whiskey.
Kimberly Knight is an USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants win World Series and the San Jose Sharks kick butt.
She’s also a two time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter that’s made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like watching hot guys waterski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading romance and erotic fiction.