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Savannah's Secrets

(The Bourbon Brothers #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  260 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Falling for the boss, or taking him down?

Savannah Carlisle had the perfect plan. By infiltrating the Abbott family’s Tennessee bourbon empire as their events manager, she’d be one step closer to claiming half of the business they stole from her grandfather. Now she’s not so sure. Because sexy Blake Abbott, heir to it all, is simply intoxicating. He’s supposed to be the ene
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Desire
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this was quick and just what I expected!
an okay read!!
Delaney Diamond
First of all, this cover is everything. But Savannah’s Secrets is also a really good story. Savannah didn’t stand a chance when she arrived at the Abbott’s bourbon business to reclaim what she felt was rightfully owed to her grandfather, and essentially, her family. The reason she didn’t stand a chance? Mr. Blake Abbott, who put it on her and left our poor heroine second-guessing her mission, lol.

These two were attracted to each other from the outset, which complicated things since Savannah was
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Savannah's Secrets

This is my first book this author but it won't be my last as I enjoyed this story and look forward to the rest of the series.
Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
"3 out of 5 stars, Savannah wants to give her family a better life but while trying to unearth secrets she might just fall in love with her own enemy ...

First off, I want to state that this novel I originally read and reviewed in 2018, but because of recent life events my original review for this novel has been lost (find out the whole story on my blog). However, because I had read this novel during a readathon rating for this novel and a video sharing my thoughts is still available .... plus, i
Their grandfather raised Savannah and her sister after their parents died in a tragic fire. Finances were tight and Savannah grew up listening to her grandfather talk about how his moonshine partner cheated him. Joe Abbott went on to found the wildly successful King's Finest Bourbon Distillery, while Martin McDowell was poor and bitter.

Savannah is determined to find the proof necessary for her grandfather to claim half the business. The perfect opportunity arises when she is hired as the new eve
Loved Savannah's determination to right a wrong that was lodged, against her family, a long, long time ago. However falling in love with the grandson of your family's enemy was a challenge that Savannah just didn't see coming. Although I understand Blake's anger at Savannah's actions, he still should have given her a chance to explain.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin-desire

Author Reese Ryan has hit the ball out of the park with this one. Savannah’s Secrets is so, so good. The raw passion between Savannah and Blake is intense, hot and consuming. I finished the book in a matter of hours. The plot was engrossing, the dialogue intense and the lush prose along with the passionate yet deeply flawed characters swept me away. I just couldn't get enough!

Highly Recommended
4.5 Stars
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Savannah Carlisle moved to Magnolia Lake with one agenda and that was proving that half of King’s Finest belonged to her grandfather and her family. Blake Abbot fresh out of a failed relationship threw himself into his work to help him forget about his last relationship and the women who left him for another man, when Savannah Carlisle steps into his office for a job interview. Both of their worlds will be turned up side down.

I enjoyed Savannah’s Secrets, it was quite the love story scandal. I e
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
4.5 stars

How far would you go to get justice for the person who has sacrificed and given you everything they possibly could? Savannah Carlisle is willing to walk into the lion’s den and risk arrest to prove that Joseph Abbott, founder of King’s Finest Distillery, stole her grandfather's Bourbon recipe and cheated him out of millions.

Savannah grew up listening to her grandfather Martin tell stories of his days of being a moonshiner and how he was cheated out of what was rightfully his and his fam
Dawn ♥ romance
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I enjoyed this story but I am not a big fan of plots that include deception even though I understood the characters reasoning. The hero was bit too extreme on both sides of his behavior and I'm not completely convinced of the HEA. Savannah gets a job at the Abbott family business to avenge her grandfather and is pulled in to a mutual attraction to one of the sons, Blake.
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Savannah is such a great character, who just wsnts to take care of her family, and I loved her. Blake is an awesome counterpart to her, and together they just burn up the pages! A great story, with some twists that you might not see coming!
A great start to this series.
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC, so I tried to approach this review objectively, but when I read that the leading female character, Savannah Carlisle, was from my home state of West Virginia, it was a wrap!

The Bourbon Brothers series is about five siblings who are heirs to King’s Finest Distillery. This installment features oldest sibling, Blake and Savannah, their new special event planner for from West Virginia.

Savannah is an amateur con artist with a secret motive. She has devised a scheme to infiltrate Ki
This book was really good. I love the aspect of revenge as the conflict in a romance. I get why Savannah did what she did and on a base level I thought Blake should understand also. He knows how important family is. I was really rooting for this couple to make it because they were really good together. I really liked the conflict in this one. Sometimes when I read books and the characters are being sneaky, I’m so nervous for when they get caught. No lie when Savannah did, I jumped reading it lik ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it

This was a good, sweet book. Savannah and Blake are good together. I felt like it was too much repetition when she kept mentioning Savannah's revenge. Other than that, good read.
Michelle Styles
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Perfect for a Friday night escape -- like a really good Bourbon -- smooth with a long finish. One of the best Desires I have read for a long time. Reese Ryan is an author to savour. Thankfully this is the start of a series which looks worthy of laying down.
D.T. Williams
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On Edge, was what I was while reading every page of this masterpiece. Savannah’s Secrets proved to be a sizzling romantic drama that could put any lifetime movie or episode of Dynasty to shame. Story kicks off with Blake Abbot, a sexy southerner and one of the many heirs to the King’s Finest Bourbon Distillery. His main goal in life is to keep his family’s business thriving and making it as successful as possible. So, when he hires Savannah Carlisle as the new event manager he has no doubt that ...more
Jun 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Rating: 2.75

This book is exactly what the synopsis advertises it to be.

Savannah is an event planner who has moved to the small town of Magnolia Lake with the purpose of infiltrating Kings Finest Distillery, a company owned by the Abbott family, in order to prove that long ago, the family patriach stole her granddads hooch recipe leading to the success and notoriety the company sees in present times. Only she was not expecting Black Abbott to swoop in and sweep her off her feet, putting her in a
Lynn Brooks
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Red hot revenge or a happily ever after? With the first book in her Bourbon Brothers series, Reese Ryan thrills us with her Harlequin Desire debut! Her characters are attention grabbing from the start, the flirty connection between them is not only steamy but also draws the occasional chuckle as they banter back and forth. I loved them both, in addition to the rest of the family, so I look forward to more of the series!

Savannah Carlisle has the ultimate plan of revenge scoped out against the Abb
Sherri Lupton Lupton
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Soul Wrenching and Scorching Scenes
BySherri Lupton Hollisteron March 1, 2018
Savannah’s Secrets by Reese Ryan, The Bourbon Brothers
I loved Reese Ryan’s Pleasure Cove Series. I loved the location, Pleasure Cove is set in part on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the characters, a host of personalities that filled the pages and made me feel as if they were old friends.
But I believe The Bourbon Brothers are going to be my favorite series. The family dynamics of the Abbotts, the Tennessee hills
Jenn Bradshaw
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Dive into a steamy read on a rainy day, about love, lies, and other tricky business in Reese Ryan's short novel, SAVANNAH'S SECRETS.

Savannah is a determined woman on a mission. Fifty years ago, her grandfather's business partner cheated him out of a fortune and stole his recipe for the bourbon that has made the Abbott family wealthy. Or so the story goes. So when Savannah manages to land a job as an event manager for the company, she grasps her opportunity to expose their lies and get what her g
Felice Foster
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Secrets and Lies

Savannah’s Secrets is Book 1 in the Bourbon Brothers series. I like Savannah’s character even though she was lying to everyone the entire time. She had a goal and stuck to it, even to her own detriment.

I was pleasantly surprised by Blake’s character. I thought he would be cocky and hard-nosed keeping his feelings to himself. He was the exact opposite. Well he’s definitely cocky but he was open with Savannah from the beginning. He let her know from the beginning that he was feelin
Angela Anderson
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Savannah's Secret is an excellent start to the Bourbon Brothers series. Reese Ryan knocked it out the park. I enjoyed every page so much that I could not put it down. When I finished the book, I wanted to pick it up and read it all over again. I loved the down-home family touch with just the right spark of suspense and excitement. The characters are real and relatable. You can feel the genuine love and emotions lift from the pages as you journey through this remarkable read. The fire and desire ...more
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First of all, let’s discuss the cover...smashing in its depiction of the leads, Savannah & Blake. It definitely deserves to win someone’s cover of the month. I was eager to dive in after seeing them.

This book was everything. Thrilling, funny, sexy, erotic. The storyline moved along at an easy pace, with no lulls or drops anywhere.

Waiting for Savannah’s secret to come to light was especially fun, and nail biting as well, I was on edge the entire time until it was exposed.

Really, really great wri
Ellen Parker
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blame it on Grandpa.
Savannah’s Secrets
By: Reese Ryan
Harlequin Desire March 2018

Blame it on Grandpa.

Savannah Carlisle arrives at King’s Finest Distillery qualified for their new position of event manager. She’s eager and full of ideas which gain positive press. It’s a private agenda she holds close, aware even her own family disapproves.
Interviewing new employees usually didn’t fall to Blake Abbott. But with key family members out of town at the moment, he accepts the responsibility. She’s intrig
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Savannah’s secrets, deception, and an old family recipe

Blake Abbott interviews someone for the company to assist his mother in the anniversary gala celebration. Kings Finest Distillery has a strict no dating employees policy, yet that doesn’t stop Blake from having an instant attraction to Savannah when she enters for the interview.

Savannah’s work for the company is never in question as she preps for a big gala, but the lies she’s hiding eat away at her as she develops real feelings for Blake. W
Brandi (Brandi Janee's Bookshelf)
Savannah's Secrets had an interesting premise and I was hoping to love it but that wasn't the case. I didn't appreciate Savannah's complete disregard to the Abbott family and their feelings despite having the time to get to know them and their character. There were multiple times for Savannah to come clean about her intentions without causing a big blowout. It wasn't only Savannah's actions that I had problems with. Most of the characters in the book made bad decisions and no one thought to try ...more
Rhea Alexis Banks
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rhea Alexis by: The Author
Savannah's Secret by Reese Ryan was a very engaging read. Savannah Carlisle planned to get into the company built off what was stole from her grandfather. Blake Abbott is a member of the family own company and a gentleman. During a storm he checks on the company's property and Savannah and she ends up spending the weekend with him. Their attractions bloom and she ends up caring his child.

Reese Ryan penned a captivating tell that keeps us wondering "what's next" and sometimes on a emotional roll
Sonja Atkinson
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Savannah’s secret literally kept me on the edge of my seat. I knew that the confrontation would happen but I couldn’t see how it was going to come about. I truly love not being able to figure it out before hand. It makes reading so much more interesting. I loved how she was finally exposed. Reese I was holding my breath. Deception can be devastating but this storyline reminds us that there are 3 sides to every situation, my side your side and the truth. If we just listen with our whole being goo ...more
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Falling for the boss, or taking him down? Savannah Carlisle had the perfect plan. By infiltrating the Abbott family’s Tennessee bourbon empire as their (events manager), she’d be one step closer to claiming half of the business they stole from her grandfather when they stole his moonshine recipe. Now she’s not so sure. Kind, considerate, attentive to her needs, sexy Blake Abbott, is simply intoxicating. He’s supposed to be the enemy. But after one long, stormy weekend, she’s pregnant with his ch ...more
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Author of the Bourbon Brothers and Pleasure Cove series, Reese Ryan writes sexy, emotional love stories with family drama and surprising secrets.

Reese is the recipient of the 2018 Donna Hill Breakout Author Award, a panelist at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and past president of her local Romance Writers of America chapter.

Other books in the series

The Bourbon Brothers (4 books)
  • The Billionaire's Legacy (The Bourbon Brothers #2)
  • Engaging the Enemy (The Bourbon Brothers, #3)
  • A Reunion of Rivals (The Bourbon Brothers, #4)

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