Review: The Trouble with Whiskey by Melissa Foster (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch #1)

Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

"Come on, Billie." He softened his tone. "Hasn't this gone on long enough? I just want my best friend back. I want to talk and hang out and do fun shit with you. I fucking miss you, Billie. I miss us." 
She lifted sad, angry eyes to him. "Well, I'm not that girl anymore, so get over it."

The trouble with Melissa Foster's series starters is that they not only get me hooked, they end up with me all obsessed for everything to come! She's taking readers to Hope Valley, Colorado via her new series, The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch. If you're a longtime reader of Foster's, you'll remember that the Dark Knights are a motorcycle club with two of its chapters having been featured in some of the author's other series, as well as having a couple of their own series, The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor and The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside. You don't necessarily need to read any of the books from the aforementioned series, but if you're looking for MC romance stories with a lot of heart and heat and a focus on family and community, I highly recommend you check the Dark Knights novels out. If you're new to Foster's writing, feel free to start with this one.

There was a time when the Daredevils were unstoppable. Where one went, the other two followed. But when Devlin "Dare" Whiskey and Billie Jean Mancini lost Eddie Baker, everything changed. In the six years since that tragic day, Billie has made it clear that she wasn't the same girl that Dare's known for what feels like forever. She's kept her distance from him and he's tried to respect her need for that, but Dare's waited long enough. Billie may have buried the girl she used to be after they lost Eddie, yet Dare has never lost hope that his Wildfire is still there. He's prepared to do whatever it takes, even if it means daring her to truly live again, and maybe, just maybe, dare her to share that life with him.

I had absolutely no trouble falling for every single thing about The Trouble with Whiskey. This was a story about love and friendship and learning to live again after losing someone who matters. Both Dare and Billie were such rich characters with layers to them. They were a study in contrasts when it came to how they dealt with Eddie's untimely passing, as well as other challenges that they came across. I loved seeing these two best friends who always felt so much more for each other rediscover their friendship and finally embrace their true feelings. Aside from the main story, readers get glimpses of the rest of the supporting cast of characters, the most notable ones I'm already eager to get to know better as this new series moves forward. Five-plus stars for the series starter!

Release Date: 20 July 2022

Date Read: 15 July 2022

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  1. I'm so happy you liked the start of my latest series! Thank you for reading and reviewing. You're the best! XOXO


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