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Charlie's Whiskey

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Charlie Winstead pushes aside the pain and anguish she suffers daily and puts all her energy into her women's softball team, the Regulators. If only temporarily, the abuse bestowed upon her by her boyfriend halts for the time that she is behind the plate. Hensley has been her boyfriend for three years and the relationship progressed into a domestic nightmare. Realizing thi ...more
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Heather andrews
Jan 07, 2017 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
I really liked Charlie, "fine, let's go talk to him so you can come back to hold me and give me my after-sex cuddles." I loved Whiskey the man cared about his woman, "I'll protect you from all the evil in the world, Charlie. From the time I met you on that porch till forever ends. I've got you." I liked this book.
Rhonda Ridgway
Mar 12, 2017 Rhonda Ridgway rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this story. I think everyone can relate to Charlie in many ways. Strong and broken all at the same time. She is awesome! I had a hard time setting the book down in anticipation of what was coming next! We all need a little Whiskey in our life. I can't wait for the next book!
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Mar 13, 2017 Katie added it
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Robyn Corcoran
Jan 09, 2017 Robyn Corcoran rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous debut into the world of writing Harlow Brown has made with this terrific book!
From the very beginning the story grabs the reader's attention and continues to hold it throughput the book. This is a fast paced and smoothly executed storyline.
Charlie ends three years of misery with her complete douchebag boyfriend or she tries to! Briar and Jazz are her whole support until Whiskey comes along. As we get to know more about each character we meet some very interesting secondary charac
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Kate Bonham
Jan 10, 2017 Kate Bonham rated it really liked it
This book was a great mix of genres. Sports cross with MC and a little suspense dropped in there. Charlie is a broken woman, having been beaten by her ex for years before she got the courage to leave. Enter Whiskey. He is a friend of her friends who is coming back to town. When he sees what Charlie has gone through, he does whatever he can to make her feel safe.

For me, I gave this 4 stars overall. 5 stars for originality, however I felt there was too much dialogue and the characters weren't wha
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Stacy Aube
Jan 19, 2017 Stacy Aube rated it really liked it
I received and voluntary reviewed an ARC of this book. This book was read and reviewed by Stacy Aube for Cutting Muse Blog Review.

An intriguing debut from Harlow Brown. The devastation, retribution, and romance qualities make this a good read. Charlie is a truly amazing woman, a survivor. Combine her with Whiskey and you have a great couple who overcome so much.
ViolinVixen
Jan 12, 2017 ViolinVixen rated it it was amazing
This book will grab onto your heart right from the prologue and doesn't let go until the Charlie finally finds peace. It's a beautiful story of a fierce, but broken woman rediscovering love and seeking revenge against the man who kept her down for far too long.

I haven’t had a book impact me like Charlie’s Whiskey did, in a very long time. It’s incredible to me that this is a debut novel for author Harlow Brown, because I don’t think there is anything that could be improved on. This book tells th
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Kathleen R.
Jan 26, 2017 Kathleen R. rated it really liked it
Title: Charlie’s Whiskey
Author: Harlow Brown

4 unexpected stars



What a great debut novel by Harlow Brown that had me gasping in surprise and even sadness at all that Charlie has to endure. No woman should ever feel fear from their loved ones but as the abuse gets worst, Charlie finds more solace in her sport until the day that Charlie meets Whiskey, the attraction between them is instant, even powerful enough to make him want to take things slow considering how it went with her last relationshi
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Lustful Literature
Jan 19, 2017 Lustful Literature rated it really liked it

Josie's Review

Let me start off by saying this book might have some triggers, so please keep that in mind. Charlie’s Whiskey brings a lot to the table. We have a female baseball player, MC , bad ass alpha biker and an abusive and dangerous ex. I’m not a huge fan of instant love but this author handles this in a different way and it really worked for me.

This book deals with a slew of emotions that a survivor of abused person would battle daily. I felt Charlie’s highs and lows throughout this book
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Jennifer Pierson
Jan 26, 2017 Jennifer Pierson rated it really liked it
For three years, Charlie Winstead has been suffering abuse in silence, and not even her best friends know the nightmare she lives in. The only thing that keeps her going is playing softball on her women's team. Finally, Charlie has had enough of Hensley's abuse, and makes a stand. She ends up staying with her best friend, but Hensley refuses to let her go. Whiskey Williams is a patched member of the Chosen Legion MC, who battles demons of his own, but he is trying to make things right, when he s ...more
Melissa Mendoza
Jan 26, 2017 Melissa Mendoza rated it really liked it
“I picked up her tiny frame and enveloped her in an incredible heartfelt hug. The kind of embrace you see in the movies. So much passion came from that very moment that I was almost in tears.”

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4 Whiskey Stars!!! Wow what a great debut novel… I will be reading more from Harlow!

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I’ve read a lot of books in my time, but I don’t think there’s been another book that has totally drawn me in the way this one did!! For a debut book, it’s phenomenal! The raw passion and emotion that is pulled
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LaVida Brisco - One Last Page Book Blog
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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review***

Great read from a debut author who I'm looking forward to reading more from. Charlie is a young woman who has been through the ringer and after finally being fed up she leaves an abusive relationship and find solace in two of her best friends Jazz and Briar who never knew just what she was going through and her women's baseball team the Regulators . Briar is a member of Chosen Legions MC and decides to get some help from his brothers, one
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Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
Jan 05, 2017 Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, harlow-brown
Fantastic debut novel about Charlie who has escaped an abusive relationship and Whiskey a tough biker with issues of his own. I must say I was thrown in the middle of the book when Charlie did an about face from a scared bruised young woman to a tough revengeful chick.

This is Charlie's and Whiskey's journey of discovering love and letting go the past.

The story line was excellent and well paced and all the characters intriguing. Love some and love to hate others. The beginning of the book certai
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Sharon
Jan 16, 2017 Sharon rated it really liked it
I’m a bit on the fence with this one. It is a new author so I didn’t know what to expect and it was a decent length story. Charlie has been in an abusive relationship for the past 3 years. And finally she is ready to get out, but her ex is not ready to let her go. Luckily she has good friends that will do anything to keep her safe.

Jazz and her boyfriend Briar are the closest thing Charlie has to family left after her parents were killed in a car accident. Briar and Jazz had no clue what has happ
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Miria Ardizzi
Mar 21, 2017 Miria Ardizzi rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Charlie's Whiskey is the debut story for Harlow Brown. It was a story of "abuse" at the hands of Hensley toward the fierce, baseball player known as Charlie. This continued for three years until Charlie was strong enough to stand up for herself and say enough is enough. Her journey and road to recovery from this was a difficult one but with the help of Whiskey Williams, a hot, sexy biker who was part of a club, her healing and her heart would soon be mended. Both Charlie and Whiskey hav
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Shannon Mcfarland
Jan 09, 2017 Shannon Mcfarland rated it really liked it
Charlie's Whiskey gave me some good feels. Charlie went through some very harrowing things for 3 years. Now on track to get her life back together, she finds peace, protection, and solace in the last place that she thought she would find it, a big bad biker.

Only looking to get back on her feet and away from her abuser, Charlie turns to her best friends, Jazz and Briar. An unexpected visitor fills a hole she has had in her heart. Charlie fights against her demons and lets Whiskey in. He may just
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Kelly
Mar 10, 2017 Kelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Harlow Brown’s debut book is WOW worthy and a must read for MC, sports and hot guy readers all around. The story of Charlie Winstead is a tragic one but she always finds a way to escape through her women’s softball team, the Regulators, when she finally has had enough abuse from her longtime boyfriend she begins to fight back. She finally tells her secrets to her two best friends, Briar and Jazz, they are really the only family she has left. Briar who is a member of a MC, the Chosen Legion, call ...more
Kari Hansen
Mar 20, 2017 Kari Hansen rated it it was amazing
Charlie has been living in fear for the last three years due to her abusive boyfriend, Henley. When she thinks about leaving she remembers his threat that he would kill her and her friends so she stays much longer than she should until the night she stands up for herself and flees. She ends up at Jazz and Briar’s place, her best friend and her boyfriend, and when she tells them what is going they offer to keep her safe. Briar is part of the Chosen Ones MC and he enlists the help of Whiskey, a fe ...more
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Review by: Jennifer
(3.5 stars)

Charlie has had a rough go the past couple of years, the past 3 to be more exact. She decides that enough is enough, and leaves. With her best friends standing behind her, she is going to move on, she has her softball, her friends, she doesn't need any man. Then Whiskey comes onto the scene. Having left the TX chapter of the MC club he belongs to, he is back here to start life a new, and forget about the past. The moment he sees Charlie, is a moment that will change
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Gwen Shafer
Mar 19, 2017 Gwen Shafer rated it it was amazing
Wow this was an amazing book from the beginning to the end. This was an amazing first book by Harlow. It is extremely well written with great plot, character chemistry and full of emotions. This book is all about Charlie. A girl that has gone through so very much in the last three years far more than any girl should have to go through. But throughout this book it shows exactly how strong she really is and how she wont let anyone take her down. I fell in love with Charlie right from the beginning ...more
Maria
Mar 14, 2017 Maria rated it it was amazing
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I received and voluntary reviewed an ARC of this book.

Stunning Debut!

Wow! I absolutely adored this book, what a rollercoaster of emotions.
I laughed, I cried and I felt like throwing my kindle a few times.
I admired Charlie's strength to finally get out of such a horrible situation, after everything she went through.
I fell in love with Whiskey from the start his absolute devotion to Charlie had me swooning. Sigh!

Whiskey was protective and possessive but willing to step back and give Charlie the le
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Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Mar 13, 2017 Book Loving Fairy-Blog rated it it was amazing
Star Rating: 5 stars

Triggers!

*IF YOU HAVE SEVERE TRIGGERS WITH ASSAULT OR ANYTHING RELATED DO NOT READ FURTHER*

I am still wiping my face from tears from Charlie's story. Get your tissues ready before diving into this book.

Okay let's get real...I almost put this down and didn't finish, yep true story! It was so fast paced and just kind of out there for me in the way the story line was going but for the hell of it I kept going because I was intrigued mainly.

Abuse in any form is never ever okay no
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Josie
Feb 14, 2017 Josie rated it really liked it
Great, powerful read. See full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Momma Hellmouth
My Review of Charlie’s Whiskey by Harlow Brown
My Rating 3 stars
This story I felt had so much potential to be a 5 star considering the unique plot, but fell short for me.
Charlie being a woman just getting free from a very abusive relationship and dealing with her ex- Hensley to an insta-love relationship with Whiskey I found it to be so quick given her circumstances that it was a definite contradiction to someone who had survived her extreme situation that it detracted from the story.
Whiskey’s c
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Scherell Hurst
Mar 20, 2017 Scherell Hurst rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it. If a book doesn't get my interest by page 5 I put it down. I was hooked from the beginning. I can't wait for your next one. It was great. No dull spots. Kept my interest all the way thru
Tamara Harrington
Mar 12, 2017 Tamara Harrington rated it it was amazing
From the second I started this book, I knew my heart was going to be ripped out and put in the shredder and Harlow did not disappoint. There is everything that you could want and/or need from this novel. Sports, and MC, some very sexy scenes, suspense and a love story to boot. Charlie has been through so much and one day she has had enough and snaps. It is amazing to see the strength that she has, even when faced with hard times. I love how she is so straight talking and maybe a little psycho bu ...more
Bobbi Elmore
I loved this book. The dynamic between Charlie and Whiskey is great. Seeing Whiskey discover a softer side to help Charlie through everything was beautiful. There is just enough romance mixed with grit for my liking. I can't wait for the next!
Jessica
Mar 13, 2017 Jessica rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the storyline and plot and was intrigued throughout the book. I often found myself wondering how things would end for Charlie and Whiskey. Biker stories are usually not my cup of tea, but I found myself drawn in from the very beginning. I also enjoyed the connection between the biker family and the softball theme.

I thought that the "instalove" element was too quick for my tastes, especially given Charlie's past. There were also some instances of choppy wording and some dialogue that di
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Michele
Mar 17, 2017 Michele rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Book Loving Fairy Blog
Mytimeoutbookblog
Mar 08, 2017 Mytimeoutbookblog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romaine
Reviwed on behalf of My Timeout Book Blog

Wow!!! This book rocks!!!

This book is about Charlie and how she  survived three years of being beaten like a punching bag and raped by her boyfriend. When she finally escapes she seeks help from Jazz and Briar her best friend. Now she has to find her old self, confident, witty, no bars hold type of girl.  

Briar's friend Whiskey, who is a biker, moves back to town after his struggles in Texas trying to deal with his deep dark secrets.  He is supposed to he
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