RATING: BUY IT
When Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley announced they’d be writing in a world together, I was beyond excited! Ms. Score is already one of my favorite authors, while Ms. Kingsley is quickly climbing the ranks! Whiskey Chaser is the first book in their Bootleg Springs series—they will be taking turns writing the books within the series, and the first one belongs to Ms. Score.
One of the things I enjoy most about her books is the depth and breadth of her writing. She can write rom-com, romantic suspense, a tear jerker—it doesn’t matter, because all of them are done with brilliance. And her characters are always so well developed too; I can’t help but feel like I know everything about them.
This first book set in Bootleg Springs is laugh-out-loud funny, with characters you just want to hang out with at the local bar or at a backyard barbeque. There’s also some suspense to the story which was perfectly done, and I love that the caper will continue on through the series.
Scarlett is one of my favorite heroines! She is sassy and outspoken, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. Especially her pushy older brothers. The song “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson describes this feisty lady to a T! She instantly gravitates towards Devlin because he needs some loosening up and, of course, she is just the person to do that.
Devlin is broody and stodgy when he first arrives in Bootleg Springs, but it doesn’t take him long to learn that home truly is where the heart is. His future was always mapped out for him, but suddenly he can’t imagine his future without this sassy girl in it. I loved that he embraced not only the changes in himself, but how he felt when he was with Scarlett and in realizing that she was his home.
Perhaps my favorite thing about this story was the epilogue which gives us a glimpse at things years down the road. It touches on what’s to come from this rowdy bunch and has me perched on the edge of my seat. I cannot wait!
Devlin + Scarlett make my heart sing, and their book gave me all of the feels. Whiskey Chaser has officially kicked off what I know is going to be an epic series. You will definitely be yelling “Hell Yeah” after reading this one!
As of 04.13.18, Whiskey Chaser is available with Kindle Unlimited.
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