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Rum & Coke

(Saddles & Racks #4)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  68 reviews

Not everything goes as planned …

Vincent Reed always believed he’d play professional volleyball in the Olympics, but when he’s injured his sophomore year of college, his dreams are crushed and he loses his scholarship. Instead of dropping out of school, Vinny began working as a male escort
Published December 11th 2018
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Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vinny & Tessa quickly moved to the top as my favorite S&R couple! I love this sweet love story of two people who are absolutely NOT looking for love only to have love find them. Kimberly Knight sucked me into this romance with just enough suspense quickly and with ease. I enjoyed seeing friends (I call them friends) from other books pop in here and there.

Rum & Coke has the two big "S"s you expect from Kimberly Knight - Sexy and Suspenseful!

Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Kimberly Knight never ceases to amaze me and she blew me away with Rum & Coke. I loved every minute of it. I could not put it down once I started reading it. I mean I felt like I was right there with Vinny and Tessa.

Vinny plays volleyball until he is injured and loses his scholarship. Deciding not to dropout of school he turns to escorting to pay for school. Vinny knows he has to do something with his life so he chooses to be a teacher. Vinny is enjoying his life as an escort because he is
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
Rum & Coke is my new favourite in the Saddles and Racks series. Kimberly Knight has once again given us another great story of finding the love of your life to get lost in.

Vincent Reed is a male escort for S&R by night and a special ed teacher by day. He's not looking to start any sort of romantic relationship but when he meets Tessa at his friends batchelor party she does something to him that may just cause him to change his mind.
Teresa Stewart is a single mum, working as a stripper t
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One heck of a emotionally charged beautifully written read that will take everything from you but will be worth every grueling word! You will laugh and you will ugly cry but will be entertained throughout to pick up the ugly pieces as you taken on a suspense filled unique storyline that grabs hold of you from the start keeping you hostage to very end with an amazing HEA that makes all the raw ugly, fuming mad and wanting to throw your kindle but unwillingly to move or look away get
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Rum & Coke is riveting and suspenseful! I had a hard time putting the book down and read it in one day! What a roller coaster ride!

The plot was unique and interesting; I was immediately drawn in by the first chapter. The suspense had me gripping my seat and frantically turning pages to find out what would happen with everyone involved.

Vinny is the kind of person I would choose for a friend: dependable, caring, and great with kids! Tessa is incredibly tough and strong. I liked that they star
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Rum & Coke is a riveting, suspenseful, unique, and unputdownable read from Kimberly Knight.

I've LOVED Saddles and Racks series. But I think Rum and Coke is my new favorite!!! Ms. Knight has once again given us another FANTASTIC story of finding true love.

Vinnny is not only a special education teacher, but also
a male escort for S&R by night. He's not looking to start a relationship. But Tessa changes things for Vinny.

Tessa is a single mom who works as a stripper to provide for her and h
J. Ockenhouse
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who would think a dancer and an escort who are fans of rival teams would be the perfect fit for each other. Tessa is a single mom who needing extra money agrees to a gig where she meets Vinny, who is an escort by night and a special education teacher by day. They are going to take you on a highly suspenseful ride with some wicked curves and twists that leave you holding your reader tight.

I loved every amazing word of this book. It's got all the right moves to captivate your attention and wanting
Kristine Glover
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all...twists, suspense, love, and amazing characters! Kimberly does an excellent job of twisting the story right from the beginning to keep you on your toes and wanting more. The characters are relatable to just about everyone. Vinny's an ex-volleyball player turned special education teacher who escorts at night. Tessa's a strong single mom trying to raise her special needs son the best she stripping at a topless club. They came together by chance, bonded over their lov ...more
Cherie Maggi
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I volunteered to read this story for an honest review and really enjoyed it. It was full of love, friendship, drama, suspense, and happiness.
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another one bites the dust...

It is amazing how much bad stuff can be linked to one group of friends... in this series bad things didn't happen in threes... but stick to the end and some good will come.  Note: this book does contain bad things - drug dealers, murder, rape -- so if you have a personal history with those topics, this may not be for you.  The author does not go into detail though, but just a note of caution, so you are aware.  Aside from the bad things that happen in this world, the
Melissa Witt
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Omg dang you vinny for taking a chunk of Brandon’s spot!!!
Tessa love her a mama who has a special needs child and advocates for him and is a fighter for not only herself but her child when she finds herself in a terrible situation
I love how Kimberly has little Colton as a special needs child with autism it speaks to me on a personal level with my own child having special needs
Now Vinny oh Vinny I didn’t think anyone could have replaced or took some of Brandon’s spot but you did
He not
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Wonderful friends to lovers read

The fourth book in her Saddles and Racks series, Kimberly Knight has presented and intriguing story that will warm your heart.

Vincent Reed and Tessa Stewart are two people who have had their worlds turned upside down. Vinny, a volleyball player, loses his scholarship when he is injured. Instead of becoming another dropout, he turn to escorting to fund his life and his education. Tessa's life is dramatically altered when she discovers she is pregnant. Moving to Las
Kerri Mirabella
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If sexy and suspenseful is your thing, Rum and Coke is for you! Kimberly Knight hits it out of the park with this friends to lovers, romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Rum and Coke is book 4 in the Saddles and Racks series and while it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the other books as well. Characters from the first 3 books play roles in this book and its nice to see them after their own HEA anyway. ;)

Vinny and Tessa's story will consume you, keepin
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whoa! This book took me through a rollercoaster of emotion. I loved every minute of it and I couldn't wait for the bad guy to get what was coming to him for doing what he did. Vinny is the kind of guy that most women would want, even if he is an escort. Tessa is just trying to do the best that she can with the circumstances she's in. Even though she was going through hell she held strong. Vinny never gave up even when it seemed like it was hopeless. I loved them both and couldn't wait for them t ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
it’s not your regular romance.
The story happened to people working as escorts in Saddles and Racks, but this is not regular jobs.
If you like sexy and suspenseful is Rum and Coke is for you!
Friends to lovers, romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat,teacher and strip.
This is book 4 in the Saddles and Racks series and while it can be read as a standalone,is good to read books before as Characters from others are involved and play roles in this book ,too.
Good to find out HEA f
Nora Flood-Houston
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing love story! Vinny meets Tessa when she’s hired to strip for his friend’s bachelor party. It’s almost love at first sight. But Vinny has never had a girlfriend. He’s a teacher by day a male escort by night. Tess is a stripper and most importantly a mother to her autistic son, Colton. They decide to be be friends. But then Tessa finds out who her boss really is. I loved this book. Kimberly has a way of writing that is like no other author. I’ve read her 24 series and loved them. Th ...more
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Every time Kimberly Knight writes a new book it seems to become my favorite. This is no exception. It is my new favorite of her books. The characters are real & likeable except for the bad guy. The story is very believable in the fact that there really are people that could be like this. It was sweet, fun, and filled with action. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how things would develop and surprised with a little twist tosse
Ember Dante
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book! Kimberly hit all the right notes with this story, building a solid foundation between her two leads with witty banter and steamy chemistry. I think Vinny is my new favorite leading male in the S&R series. There were several times I was chomping at the bit, keeping my fingers crossed that things would work out the way I hoped. When I finally reached the last page, I was elated and exhausted because Kimberly had wrung the entire emotion spectrum out of me! I can't wait to ...more
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vinny is a special education teacher by day and an escort for Saddles & Racks by night. Bona fide bachelor for life and loving it.
Tessa is a single mom to an autistic son who was conceived during a one night stand. In order to have enough money to pay bills and her son’s therapy, she became a stripper.
Hired for Gabe’s bachelor party, Vinny meets Tessa and can’t get her off his mind. Has he finally met the one girl who could possibly make him give up not only his single status but his escor
Lynn Stifle
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! This book gives you all the feels, you will laugh, cry, and even get angry; it will grip your heart and play with your emotions. I fell in love with Tessa and Vinny, and from the moment they meet the sparks fly, they fall for one another, but incidents happen to keep them apart. I loved this story, and it does leave you with a HEA. I highly recommend you read it for yourself you won't be disappointed.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a revie
Blythe  Kyndahl
I was lucky enough to receive this book as an ARC. Right off the bat my heartstrings were pulled, Teresa has a son with autism… I work with children with autism. Who knew when Teresa met Vinny he would turn out to be somebody she could turn to, not only in friendship and love, but for her son as well. Every woman wants a man to see her for who she is on the inside and not only what they get on the outside. I think Vinny is my new book boyfriend. This book is a must read!!! When you start it plan ...more
Michelle Sullivan
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Rum and Coke is another incredible book by the amazingly talented Kimberly Knight! I opened this book and did not put it down until I hit the last page! I loved Tessa and Vinny from the beginning but found myself loving them more and more with every page that I read. If you love beautiful, sexy, suspenseful stories than I highly recommend you get this book immediately! You will not be disappointed!!
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Brilliant! I enjoyed every single minute of Rum & Coke!! From the very first page I was hooked and didn’t want it to end. There was a little bit of everything you could want and then some in this story!! Ms. Knight always has a way of bringing her characters and stories to life and relatable in such a way that you can’t help but be completely immersed and invested them. It never fails, you pick up a book as strangers and you close it as friends.
Trudy Dowling
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OH My Goodness!!! I didn't see this coming!!! Oh No!!! What in the world??? These are just a few of the clean expletives that I voiced while reading Rum and Coke, not once, but twice. The Saddles and Racks Series is not your everyday romance series. It revolves around the employees of an escort service in Sin City, Las Vegas. Rum and Coke is the fourth book, with hopefully, many more to come.

What blew me away throughout the story was the dedicated love that Vinny has for Tessa. I think we all s
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That awkward moment when you’ve meet your sons teacher before, and not in the most professional way.

Tess is a female entertainer in Vegas. Sh has a young son that she needs to be there for during the day and is able to work at night when he goes to bed. During one of her gigs she meets Vinny and his coworkers/friends. The instantly have a connection and become friends. This quickly becomes more. Literally moments after the decode toe explore the feelings before them Tess walks into some bad thin
Stephanie Brown
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is amazing and this latest installment is intriguing, suspenseful and full of hope. I loved how the characters developed into someone you can relate to. Given the occupations of the characters you realize that love can be found everywhere and happens while you’re living your life not even looking for love. The thrill of the story and the intense love, makes for a very fun and exciting read.
Samantha Burch
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow Kimberly Knight does it again! This is the perfect addition to the Saddles and Racks series! THIS STORY TAKES YOU ON A WILD RIDE THAT PLAYS WITH YOUR EMOTIONS! The characters really come to life and take a place in your heart! You will not be disappointed! One click now and thank yourself later!
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a roller coaster ride of emotions in this story! I am really enjoying the "Saddles and Racks" series! This is the fourth story in the series and I would probably recommend you read them in order you get more out of it that way. It's a wonderful and interesting story with suspense, twists and turns. I really liked Tessa and Vinny. What a wonderful story!
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rum and Coke by Kimberly Knight was an awesome read. I loved Vinny and Tessa's story so much. This book takes you on a wild ride of emotions. It is lots of twist and turns and will grip your heart. It does have a beautiful HEA that I absolutely loved. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next one.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tessa has been dealt a rough had with Colton being autistic, but she is doing a great job raising him and taking care of them both. She only wants what is best for him.

Vinny is the escort forever bachelor… until he meets Tessa. He can’t get her out of his mind. And then she walks into his classroom. He meets Colton and immediately falls in love with him. He’s so good with him and Tessa begins to worm her way into his heart too.
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Kimberly Knight is an USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants win World Series and the San Jose Sharks kick butt.

She's also a two time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter that's made her stronger and an inspiration to her

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