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Whiskey Undone

(Whiskey and Lies #3)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  775 ratings  ·  190 reviews
Two best friends follow a dangerous and seductive path in the final standalone novel of the bestselling Whiskey and Lies series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.

Ainsley Harris has always kept a secret from her best friend. She’s stood by his side, helped him raise his daughter, and tried to keep her distance even though she’s been in love with him for years. She
Published November 13th 2018
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Carrie Ryan
Jul 01, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Whiskey Undone

WHISKEY UNDONE is now out in the world! I hope you love Loch and Ainsley's romance as much as I do! The Whiskey and Lies series was so much fun to write and I'm so glad that the book is finally out! Happy Reading!

10 Things I'm excited about in WHISKEY UNDONE!
1) Ainsley's fire.
2) Misty's smile.
3) The first chapter.
4) What finally happens.
5) A murder in Whiskey.
6) Miss Pearl.
7) Updates.
9) The office.
10) A workout. Or two.

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As you may already know, if you follow my reviews, I am a fan of Carrie Ann Ryan's Contemporary Romances and this book, Whiskey Undone, is a perfect example of why. This is a Friends to Lovers story which is always a fun trope for me, I guess it's because I married my best friend so I can relate to it on a more personal level. While this book can be rea
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is the third and final book of the series. Finally! We get to see what is going on between Loch and Ainsley. Both profess they are best friends and nothing more. What happens when they decide to cross the lines. Wow! Explosive!

Loch is so reserved. He doesn't feel like he deserves happiness and he really doesn't want to loose his best friend. Ainsley has had a soft spot for Loch since they were teens but her heart knows that he is the only one she could ever love. Loved how she found the co
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Whiskey and Lies #3, YAY!!! Ainsley and Loch finally! This can be read as a standalone as with most of her Contemporary Romance. Loch and Ainsley have been best friends for over ten years, she's helped take care of Loch's daughter when Misty's mother abandoned her and she has always been there content to be his best friend always hoping she could be more. Loch has kept Ainsley in the friend zone because he always feared he never deserved a happy ending, always assuming that sex would
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 3 of whiskey and Lies series by Carrie Anne Ryan.
Loch is the typical older brother over protective and takes on a lot of responsibilities.
Ainsley is Loch BFF and has had a unrequited love for him for years until thing heat up between them and they both realise there’s more to them then friendship.
I really like that when things heat up between Loch and Ainsley they don’t just come together and fall into a happy pattern. They struggle with the change and Loch try’s to fix things but messes
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Ainsley and Loch's tory since the beginning of the could feel a story there and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this.
Loch is a growling, stubborn and very private man. He does his job and everything to support his family and his baby girl. He needs Ainsley in his life..but as a friend,safe and at a distance..until one night everything changed.
Ainsley has been in love with him for years but she is resigned to her role, that doesn't mean he gets to walk all o
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I so enjoyed these two together, but their story touched me emotionally, it was so moving! Warning there you will need your tissues handy! As usual Carrie Ann Ryan has written a story that pulls at your heartstrings, holds your attention and reaches deep inside you. You can not help but be moved by this book.

Ainsley and Loch are best friends, they have been for ages, neither one of them thought they would ever be more than that. Then the mother of his child decided that she didn't want to be inv
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I didn't think Carrie Ann Ryan could top the two previous Whiskey books, but she did. This one had so much going for it. Loch and Ainsley were BFF's and both wanted to be more, but had never acted on it. When they finally did act on it, things popped up in Loch's life that made him push her away.
I will add more later after it is published, but I couldn't have enjoyed this book more. Kudo's Carrie
Wow boys can be stupid! Pushing away to protect, doing and saying the wrong thing for the right reasons. Well at least it isn't for long and common sense prevailed. I love that the other two brothers with all their infinite wisdom since they're in relationships now, butt in at the best times. Family dynamics are at their best with Whiskey Undone and can't wait for more from the Montgomery Ink World. ...more
Rosalynn Hilton
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story!!! Loch and Ainsley are so perfect together and both so insecure in how they are in able to manage a relationship. When danger shows up all Loch can think about is keeping those he loves safe. Ainsley wants to be strong and she is stronger than she realizes when she fights to get back to those she loves and the family she has chosen. The Collins family is amazing and this book is a fabulous conclusion.
Amy Burkhart
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing read!!

Carrie Ann has done it again with this book! You will absolutely fall in love with Ainsley and Loch. Two friends who try to keep their distance and not let the other know how they actually feel about them all in the face danger and while Ainsley helps to raise Loch’s daughter. This book kept me up all night, I couldn’t put it down!!
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Lock and Ainsley!

Actually, I've loved Ainsley since the first Whiskey and Lies book and I KNEW she belonged in that family. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why the two of them didn't just get on with it! What had happened to cause them to friend zone each other? In fact, I was afraid that some new hussy would swoop in and steal him! But then I reassured myself that Carrie Ann Ryan wouldn't do that to us ... would she?

Loch had always been a bit of an enigma. I knew that he had a
Sharon Noble
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to Whiskey, where everything happens. In this book we have murder, kidnapping break ins, busted up property, love & sex.
I've been reading this book on & off for a couple of days then I got to the break ins & couldn't put the book down.
I love the way Carrie Ann keeps us in our toes with her writing!
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a terrific story that I did not want to put down. Ainsley and Loch have been best friends for a little no time. I enjoyed following along on their journey as they navigated a difficult path towards happiness together. This will pull on your heartstrings, and have you on the edge of your seat in suspense and anticipation. A truly wonderful book.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous story. There is nothing better than falling in love with your best friend. This book shows a man who wants above all to protect those he loves, even when he does not admit the extent of his love. The tension and horror him and his best friend to through will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Hsu Lee
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!
It was a great book!
Ainsley + Loch have been friends for forever.
They are also very attracted to each other, but will they take the risk ?
Ainsley stood by his side thru thick and thin.
Loch always knew that Ainsley will always be there for him.
However, will they give love a chance ?
It has all the ingredients that you need for a great book!
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Final book in the Whiskey and Lies Series is the one that will have you coming undone. Loch and Ainsley have been best friends forever, she has been there by his side every time he needed her. As things get tense and danger lurks in the shadows from Loch’s past, he may just have to push the one person he needs the most away to keep her safe. As jealousy, hurt, fear and frustration come crashing down these two may have to finally face that they don’t just love each other but are in fact in lo ...more
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As this is the third book in the series we already know and love all the characters and have just been waiting for Loch and Ainsley to realise what everyone else already knows, that they make the perfect couple. This is a romance but there is a lot of suspense mixed in and of course no good romance is complete without a little heartbreak. I cried but there is a happy ending, and it is nice to catch up with all the Collins family members and see how they are getting along.
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If I could give Whiskey Undone more than 5 stars I would do it! I have been waiting forever, or it seems like it, for Loch and Ainsey's story! It was well worth the wait. Carrie Ann Ryan is a Master at bringing so much emotion into her stories and I had to have the tissues handy! I loved it. Amazing! I love the whole series but Whiskey Undone is my new favorite! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ...more
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whiskey Undone is the exciting conclusion to Carrie Ann Ryan's Whiskey and Lies series (a Montgomery Ink spinoff). This series definitely went out with a bang and this story is one of Ms. Ryan's best yet (which is no easy feat!).

Even though this is Book 3 and I think it would probably stand fine on its own, I'd still highly recommend picking up the first 2. That way you can see what everyone else has seen, the tension and heat building between Loch and Ainsley right from the start!

This story was
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent read!!! Carrie Ann Ryan brings in a new element to characters you already love.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Ainsley Harris has been in love with Loch Collins for years, but she's contented herself with just being his BFF, if it means staying involved in his life. One fateful night, the two hook up, and it stresses them out. That and a murder in Loch's gym changes everything. With a past in the security business, Loch left that behind when his daughter Misty was born. But now, it appears his past has come looking for him, and the threat level in Whiskey has become downright deadly. When his woman and h ...more
I love all things romance. But I absolutely adore romantic suspense. I enjoy a sweet, light hearted love story, but add in a mystery to be solved, suspense, and secrets? I am in heaven. And this author does that better than any other I've read. Whiskey Undone rates as one of the top ones she's written, IMHO. Not only do I get my romantic suspense mystery fix, but a good lovers to friends romance thrown in for good measure! This story was so well written, I was on the edge of my seat throughout m ...more
Kristi Metcalf
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

I am always a bottle of mixed emotions when it comes to the last book of a series. Happy because “Yay, a new book”, sad because “Boo, it’s the end of the series,’ and as Loch Collins and the rest of the Collins Family have been around for a while this one being the end is especially hard.
Loch is the last single man of the hunky Collins men and I believe the grumpiest and hunkiest.
Ainsley Harris has been around the Collins family for y
Sandy Kelly
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in the Whiskey and Lies series and I would absolutely read the first 2 books before this one so that you can understand the main characters relationship before this book. This one is the last in this series and it's about Loch Collins and Ainsley Harris. Loch and Ainsley have been best friends for years. Loch has secrets that he keeps from his family and friends in the hopes of keeping them safe. What he doesn't understand is that when he gives in to what he considers his ow ...more
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh I really loved these two together, but man oh man, did they bring the water works with their story!

Ainsley and Loch fell into being best friends without any rhyme or reason. Then, once Loch's daughter was born and her mother signed off rights to her, Ainsley became an even bigger part of Loch's life, helping him out with his little girl. Ainsley has always loved Loch, but didn't want to lose her best friend. Loch is ridiculously afraid of changing things between him and Ainsley, because he ha
I've been intrigued since the first book to see if Loch and Ainsley would end up together. I honestly thought there might be more of a fight against their feelings. Sure Lock did a bit, but it was more fear of safety, not being sacred of starting something with Ainsley. I was glad that things were addressed quickly and they provided a united front, it was something they needed. I loved how the rest of the family found out, about the only thing better was when Misty found out. Nothing fazed that ...more
Fallen Star Book Reviews
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loch and Ainsley!! Just wow!! They have been best friends for years and nothing more they help each other through the highs and lows. Example when Misty was born Loch’s daughter and her mother abandoned her Ainsley stepped up and helped, but that’s what best friends do for each other. However something changed along the way friendly feelings shifted and now something else has taken place neither are sure what is happening or if anything should because their friendship and Misty are what matters ...more
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whiskey Undone by Carrie Ann Ryan
“Pieces falling into place, 5 stars”

Loch is and has been Ainsley’s best for the last ten years. During that time, she’s been with him through it all and silently loving him along the way. One-night changes everything between them and they are now fighting to stay together. Will they make it out on the other side stronger than ever or will they lose each other along the way?
Years ago, Loch and Ainsley fell into a friendship seamlessly. She became the one solid wom
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Talon Pack, Promise Me, and Elements of Five series, which have sold millions of books worldwide. She's the winner of a RT Book of the Year and a Prism Award in her genres. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced de ...more

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“Loch Collins knew the night wasn’t going to end anytime soon, but the pounding in his head wished it would. He’d been up most of the night dealing with paperwork and his daughter. Misty’s nightmares had forced him to wake up earlier than usual to open his gym since his morning rotation crew had called in sick.

To say he was exhausted, irritated, and not in the mood to deal with people was an understatement. But even though he wanted to walk out of the bar and head to his bed for eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, he knew he would never be able to, not with his mother giving him looks over her shoulder as he casually crept to the other end of the bar nearest the door.”
“Loch growled low before taking a step closer to her. “I see you, Ainsley. That’s the problem.”

Then, he took her mouth with his and knew he’d made a mistake at the first touch.

But she didn’t back away.

And neither did he.”
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