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‘Whiskey Rebellion’ by Toni Aleo

‘Whiskey Rebellion’ was an unexpected delight from Toni Aleo. It’s the third book of ‘Taking Risks’ series. To tell you the truth when I see the name ‘Lena’ on top of the page, I was like: Wait a minute who was Lena? So guess what I did. I went back and re-read the series before starting it 🙂 But no worries if you haven’t read the first two books of the series, ‘Whiskey Rebellion’ can easily be read as a standalone.

Lena O’Callahan is the princess of Mayo, not really royalty but close enough 🙂 Since her childhood she was groomed and raised to be a lady. However, after couple of events that changed her life forever, she decides she wants to live her life, be free and feel alive. Unfortunately, everything is not going the way she expects. When her past catches up with her, she is spinning out of control by trying to drown everything by alcohol, drugs and sex. Right before she was summoned back to her O’Callahan duties, she meets Jackson. Jackson Tremblay is traveling the world and every city he is staying, he finds a job and work until he decides to move to the next city. On his last shift as a bartender in London, he meets with Lena. Their connection is instant and really strong. Since they are both leaving the city soon, they decide it is a good idea to hook-up. After their one-night stand, which ends badly, they both go different directions with regrets and knowing that they won’t be seeing each other again. Jackson decides that his next stop will be the amazing town Lena described, her hometown Mayo. What Lena and Jackson is not expecting is seeing each other again. Their chemistry is off the chart and when their relationship evolves from a hook-up to something more everything gets more complicated for them. It was great to see how they opened up and help each other to heal. But will their connection and feelings be enough for them to leave their pasts in the past? Will O’Callahan’s accept a bartender as their daughters boyfriend? That is for you to find out. The only thing I can say is it was an amazing read and I feel like whatever I say won’t be enough to convey my feelings and I also don’t want to spoil the story for you guys.

‘Whiskey Rebellion’ is heartwarming, captivating, emotional, and sizzling hot! I am so happy that Toni Aleo decided to write this book. As I said before this book was an unexpected delight. I loved Lena and Jackson’s story. They were too real and my heart was breaking for what they went through. It was also great to see how two wounded souls, helped each other to heal. This book is definitely my favorite book in the series.

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes.
  • Would I re-read this book: Yes.
  • Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

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e-ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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