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We all have guilty pleasures.

Mine was the boy my father took in. The guy everyone said I was too good for. The one I knew would ruin me.

But I couldn't help it. The way Noah Greyson's voice sounded when he sang whiskey lullabies to me in the dark; how perfect his arms felt wrapped around my stomach, his nose nuzzled in my hair- that's what made me fall. That intimacy was w
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Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published March 3rd 2018
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~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Really liked it!

Hannah and Noah meet when she has to go back home and take care of her mother. He’s the bad boy and she’s the preachers daughter. Hannah sees good in him even though the people in town say he’s not good enough. They are perfect for each other and I was rooting for them from the start.

Noah is a bad boy with a good heart. He really strives to be a better man for Hannah and I respected him for that. I really liked that he still believes in love and trust even though his childhood
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Jemima
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Title: Whiskey Lullaby
Author: Stevie J. Cole
Genre: Contemporary, Musicians
Publication Date: March 3, 2018



ARC



Whiskey Lullaby ...alright, alright, alright. Talk about a rocker romance!
I'm going to be honest here and tell you that I have been in the middle of moving homes... I was on road for over 30+ hours and I didn't pack many books for me to read, just 4. hahaha. Whiskey Lullaby was one of them. I think it says a lot about a book if you can't keep it down while you travel for over 1000 kilom
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Natshane
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
** 5 Bad Boy Stars **



I can't even...



There's your typical bad boy romance.
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And then
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There's NOAH.
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"...music was his way of saying things that he couldn't."
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It takes me one whole day to fully digest and come to terms with my emotions because Whiskey Lullaby has wrecked me in the most beautiful yet devastating way.

The way the story was written was both brilliant and captivating! Alternating between the past and the present, we get to fall in love with the pre-heartbreak young adults
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Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
2018 Romance Challenge
Category: Rock Country Star


2 Stars

I chose Whiskey Lullaby for a couple different reasons: 1) because I love the duet of the same name that Alison Krauss and Brad Paisley sing and 2) because I love a good ol’ country boy romance.

Initially I really, really enjoyed this story between Noah and Hannah. They meet at one of his gigs in the local bar and he’s immediately taken with her, singling her out with his song choices and making a beeline for her when he’s on break. Even
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Mimiorphee
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc
"I can promise you, Noah Greyson is just a dirty little player. Nice to look at, stupid to get involved with."


With Whiskey Lullaby I discovered a new facet of Stevie J. Cole's writing. I'm used to mafia books or even the mind blowing Game series. With this one, the author embarks us on a deeply emotional story. It was sad and at the same time made me laugh. It was raw and  beautiful,and I you ask me, one of the best cocktail ever.


I totally fell in love with Noah and Hannah, as theis feelings w
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Anne OK
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
First time read by this author for me. The title caught my eye and the blurb sealed the deal and I one-clicked. I enjoy a small town setting and the musical element struck a chord as well. I'm always a sucker for a bad boy/preacher's daughter scenario, too. Both characters are very likable and you really want to cheer the bad boy on to victory! This Tin Man really did have a big heart.

The story is a slow start with a past/present plot. I found it a bit one-sided and would have enjoyed a little
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

I just love the title of this book and it seems like stories with "whiskey" in the title have always been good for me so I figured, why not?

The story starts off with Noah and Hannah being apart. We find out that they were together but obviously something happened and Noah is miserable.

We then go back to when Noah and Hannah first meet (in a church since she's a preacher's daughter) and how her anguish draws him in. He later finds out that her Mom is dying of cancer so he tries a few diff
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Tina
Mar 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
So... this was one of THE stupidest and melodramatic books I have ever read in my life. And I read my share of clusterfucks.

The stupidy... it's strong with this one *sigh*

Review tomorrow
Jacob Proffitt
May 28, 2018 marked it as unfinished
Shelves: romance
I'm abandoning this at almost 40%. I can't take the tension setup by the first chapters. I mean, we know he breaks her heart and that she's still devastated a year after he leaves. So we know that they fall in love, that he leaves, that she's devastated. And then we jump back and get to watch it all happen. And the thing is, I really like Hannah. She's good in that innocent way that comes by choice rather than ignorance. And Noah is an at-heart good guy with a heaping helping of self-hate that y ...more
Jan
Rockstar and regrets.

When Stevie J. Cole said she was writing contemporary, she really did, and damn! my heart melted over and over.

What a beautiful story and that isn't something I've been able to say before from this author who normally delivers dark and angst with L.P. Lovell, well apart from War Hope and that just broke me.

I loved this book!!!
I have a new BBF on my shelf people and his name is Noah Greyson.



Noah Grayson is from the other side of town, a small town that is full of gossip and
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Michelle
5 Stars!
Loved this one! I didn’t want to put it down once I started. So damn good!!
Straight to my favorites shelf and Noah went to my favorite bad boy shelf:))
Laura- BookBistroBlog
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whiskey Lullaby
By: Stevie J. Cole
4.5 Jai Guru Devum, Om Stars

When Stevie J. Cole said she was writing a contemporary romance book, I was like no way! Known for her brutal dark books, I knew I had to read this one to see what her thoughts would be on what a contemporary book would be. Boy oh boy am I glad I read this one!

Growing up the ‘preacher’s daughter’, Hannah has always lived her life in the right way. The way that everyone in the small town of Alabama pictured a preacher’s daughter to be.
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Akd
** 4.25 'Country Girl' Stars **



***I will forever hate that I was so weak for you, but I was only weak because I loved you. Despite it all.***



Such a sweet and emotional ride...

This book was about music, pain, loss and love. It wasn't very painful, at least for me, but it didn't leave me completely unaffected.

Noah Greyson is known as the bad boy. Not only is he the ladies man, but he has also been arrested and his voice is like honey.

Hannah Blake is the preacher's daughter. Missy goody two s
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KFForever
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
kfforever

I’ve only read one book by this author and her co-writer, so I was amazed when I discovered that the genre of this standalone is one I really enjoy reading. Whiskey Lullaby’s title I found a tad confusing since I hadn’t read the synopsis which I have to say, was a good move. I love that element of surprise and if you do too, I’d definitely recommend doing the same as me. The pieces slowly started to fall into place with the cover constantly in the back of my mind. Just wow! It’s what
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Liber_Lady
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it
8**ARC GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ***

3.5 STARS
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This was my first book by this author, and it was a pretty good read.
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Noah and Hannah's story developed gradually. This book had past plot and a present plot.
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Hannah's mother is suffering from Cancer, and she and her family are devastated. Hannah's father always brings in "strays" or misguided people to help them get through by working for him. This time, he has brought in Noah.
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People say Noah is hopeless. He breaks people's hearts and walks
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Romance Readers Retreat
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Whiskey Lullaby is not Stevie J Cole’s usual sub-genre. I’ve loved this author’s books in the past and was intrigued by this change in direction.

In truth, I was also apprehensive when I received this book because although I’ve read rock star/musician based books that I’ve enjoyed, it’s not a sub-genre that’s at the top of my list.

However, although Noah is a musician, it’s not about his fame and experiences. Its not a lot of things I thought it might be. It’s deeper than that and I was pleasantly
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 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰

4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book.
It is different for others I have read from Stevie but so good.

This book is about Hannah and Noah.
It is good I loved Hannah she is sweet, sassy and the preacher’s daughter and she falls for the bad boy.
My heart did break for her she returns to her hometown when she finds out her mother has cancer.
She meets bad boy Noah. I have to say I really liked Noah she falls for him and he falls for her. I have to say I want Noah’s grandmother I adore her.
I not going to
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Paula White
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5* wanted a longer epilogue
Amber
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an emotional story about first love and second chances. It goes back in forth in time and is told in both Noah and Hannah’s POV. Noah is a bad boy with a bad reputation from the wrong side of town. His grandmother was the only person who was ever there for him. The only thing he really has going for him is his singing. Hannah is the preacher’s daughter. She was always the good girl and never got into trouble. She’s a nurse and moved back to town to help her father take care of her sick m ...more
Haidoulina
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Love doesn’t have to make sense to work, it only needs to exist. And the most beautiful of flowers bloom in the most unlikely of places."

I loved this book... I loved this story... I loved Hanna and Noah... My only problem was that the author build the story in a slow pace and then ended it a little abruptly... I wanted a little more toward the end... Other than that it was a great read...
Erika PBookHavenBookBlog
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"There was heartbreak written all over his smile but, at that moment, I swear it felt like no one else existed in that crowded bar aside from he and I."

Still reeling from this one!! This beautiful story was so filled with every emotion possible I could not move until I read the entire thing. This is a love story for the ages, not because it was filled with hearts and butterflies, but it was flawed, and real, and just amazingly heart grabbing!! The Author did an amazing job with both characters a
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Anne Milne
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is something completely differently from this author I’m so used to her dark books and I was intrigued to see what she would bring and I wasn’t disappointed at all.

Hannah is the typical preachers daughter, growing up she was the good girl who never rocked the boat until Noah. I liked how we got the perfect mix of the past and present so we get to see how their fledgling relationship moves from friends to more and how it all fell apart.

I may have something wrong with me but I love reading a
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Shannon
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Whiskey Lullaby and found both of the main characters to be easy to relate to. Hannah and Noah had great chemistry, and I couldn't help but find myself rooting for them to make it from the start. Despite everyone's warnings to Hannah to stay away from "the bad boy", she ultimately saw Noah as being different. Despite having been "a bad boy", Noah worked really hard to show respect for Hannah and her family and to be more for her, even if he felt like ultimately she deserved bet ...more
Hms
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: band-boys-chicks
2.5 stars
I will preface this by saying I loved A Love so Tragicbut I found this to contain a lot of stereotypes and a story I've read many many times.
1) The bad boy who rotates women every night, gets into fights, has tattoos, possess one talent that is their ticket out of the town where said bad boy is misunderstood.
2)Virginal good girl who loves bad boy unconditionally, turns him around and makes him see the error of his ways, sleeps with him (may or may not ruin her reputation) and then gets
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Jessica (secretlifeofbooklover)
3.5 stars
✱ ARC provided in exchange for honest review ✱

Italian Review

To be honest I didn't know if I would have liked a second chance romance but since the author blowed my mind with Bad and she will be at RARE in Rome ... I thought why no?
But my bookish instinct is never wrong because here the problem was exactly the genre. It's sad to say but basically I'm not a person who hardly give second chances so I should already avoid this novel but as I already say I wanted to read something else by th
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~Dawn~TUG
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love that Stevie went back to writing my angsty little love stories..and a hottie with tattoos with the preacher's daughter CHECK PLEASE! I enjoyed the initial connection...the friendship...but I missed something..I can't fully put my finger on it but something in the story was missing for me. It wasn't a deal breaker in any way shape or form, but it kept me from fully losing myself in their love story. The side characters were enjoyable, Noah's grandma was perfection and the love story betwee ...more
Lager & Lefse Book Blog
So, who here doesn’t want a bad boy? At least, entertained the idea of a bad boy? What makes a boy/man a bad boy? Officially speaking, a bad boy is ‘a man who does not conform to approved standards of behavior, especially in a particular sphere of activity.’



Let me introduce you to Noah. Considered a bad boy, but what people don’t know about him is his heart that he hides way down deep. He is a grandma’s boy, who owes a lot to her, since she was the one who raised him.

Hannah, the quintessential g
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"This was my first Stevie J. Cole book, and it definitely won't be my last!

I'm just going to start out with the obvious. NOAH GREYSON! That boy. That smooth mofo and his smooth voice and that scruff and dimples and all the ""Hey, You"" bull. His perfection makes me sick in the best way. I want a damn Noah.
Okay, from the beginning. Hannah Blake was the preacher's daughter. She was a good girl who became a nurse but moved back home when her mom got sick. Noah Greyson was the 'Bad boy' who played
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Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
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Whiskey Lullaby is a second chance, bad boy romance. What may have started off slow turned around quickly and made me feel all the emotions. By mid point in the story I couldn't put it down. I felt connected to the characters, their pain, their heartbreak and their helplessness.

Noah Greyson is the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Hannah Blake is the preacher's daughter who is career driven. Their worlds collide when Hannah returns home to help care for her mother. I'm going to stop ri
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Stevie J. Cole likes to write realistic stories with raw, gritty characters you should hate but can't help but to love.

She's obsessed with rock music, loves sloths, and has an unnatural obsession with British accents.

Her books are not recommended for the faint of heart.

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