Book: Whiskey Surprises
Author: Jacqueline Snowe
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 3 STARS
Contains: strong language, sexual scenes and cheating
Gifted| This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Five days of crazy no-strings sex. That was the deal. But when feelings sneak in, the risks are too high…
Fern Laughlin prefers two things to help deal with stress—whiskey or sex. The mysterious, handsome stranger at the hotel bar is the perfect combination and the best distraction before the night of her big event. After all, her job’s at stake—she has to raise revenue by five percent or she’s out of a career.
Rylan Cirula despises events like Silva’s car shows but his late father’s wish was to get his ’67 Meridian certified in every category. Rylan follows through and is surprised to learn his amazing hookup was the vice-president of the company—and she’s not happy when he pursues her the next day.
She can’t afford any distractions during the show, but Rylan can’t get her out of his mind. She doesn’t care about his money and he doesn’t care about her aversion to relationships. Five days of crazy no-strings-attached sex. That’s the deal they strike.
But neither is prepared for feelings to find their way into the bedroom…
This story intrigued me right from the beginning as this is not your normal hook-up kind of story. We normally meet a man who is scared of commitment and likes to sleep around but that’s not the case with Whiskey Surprises. Our main character Fern is the one with commitment issues which is quite refreshing to see.
As you have probably guessed is a very cliche romance story. It is definitely a light hearted steamy book that can be read very quickly. Although this is a contemporary romance book we aren’t drowned in the sex scenes or the cute romantic scenes, we follow Fern’s struggle of her job and the threat of being fired which provides some tension and leaves us wondering if she is going to end up keeping her job or getting fired.
Whiskey Surprises is full of very steamy sex scenes that leave nothing to the imagination and sprinkled throughout the story are some cute scenes between Fern and Ryan which I found quite cute but it started to bother me how their feelings ended in an insta love kind of troupe which I really don’t enjoy because it is so unrealistic. HOW CAN YOU LOVE SOMEONE WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THEM?!
I really enjoyed meeting both Fern and Ryan. Fern is such a strong, independant, hard working woman who absolutely loves her job. Although we don’t know much about their past it is quite easy to connect to these characters and like them.
I would have liked to learn why Fern had such committment problems which would have helped me understand her some more and know her reasoning behind just wanting a hok up with Ryan.
Final thoughts and emotions
I quite enjoyed this story. It;s such a lighthearted, enjoyable read and I laughed quite a few times throughout this story which was very refreshing. This is definitely a book you should pick up.