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Whiskey Rebellion

(Taking Risks #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  450 ratings  ·  121 reviews
I have to make the pain stop.

I want to feel alive, and I do when I’m drinking and partying the way I should have when I was a teen. Instead, back then, I was preparing to become the Whiskey Princess, a role assigned to me from birth.

A lady never drinks to the point of blacking out, nor does she go home with men she meets in bars. But I went home with him…Jackson.

He was mor
Published February 27th 2018
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

Well, that was adorable. I didn't know I wanted to read the sister's story until I read it.
Jackson is mega adorable and sweet and they're both slightly broken, but together they can finally find their way back to a real life!

The irish accent was mega disturbing and exaggerated and just got on my nerves. It would be ok in an audio version, but reading it like that was just horrible!

But the story was really cute and irish and whiskey-ish and moving ... I really enjoyed reading it. Not really it it
Irene Sim
The story started great and I was invested from the beginning in the MC's relationship. They both are great, even with enough skeletons in their closets but they tried really hard to make the relationship work for them.
I was a little annoyed in the end with Jackson and how obsessed he was with putting labels in everything but he is a sweetheart and I forgive him.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I enjoyed this book even though it wasn't my favorite from this series. I think for me, while I liked the story prognosis in general, I did not exactly love the execution. It was a bit over the top with some of the characters' words and actions. It just did not feel genuine and realistic whatsoever. Just over the top in many, many aspects.

I think what ultimately saved this read was Jackson. Lena, sometimes came off like a debbie downer to me but Jackson felt more exciting and relatable.

Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.75/5

Review to come!
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Lena was a hot mess at the start of this one, hardly recognizable. Sure she had reason to be a bit crazy, but the way her family went on after she went home was more than a little harsh. I was glad that with Jackson she was able to find a bit of peace, that Jackson was able to help her look at things differently and work through things. I thought that Jackson really had it together, but towards the end you realize he was hiding a lot and was just as much of a hot mess as Lena. The great thing wa ...more
Kali McQuillen
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read, 2018-arc
*4* Who doesn't want someone to see what's inside of you, not just what you show the world? That's what happened with Lena when she met Jackson.

Jackson actually cracked me up, he had no filter, said whatever was on his mind with no thought how it was going to sound. He said some real off the cuff stuff that I kind of giggled through.

These two both had issues that they were struggling through. Through each other they found strength but would it be enough for what they needed? Would all of her fa
The Book Lover
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had a hard time liking Lena.. yes I understand that she had several hard events in her life, but running from her family duties seemed a bit childish.. I didn’t connect with Jackson at all.. maybe that’s why they were perfect for each other because they didn’t make sense to me.. it was mostly about sex.. with them.. every encounter they had finished with sex.. I like more story and a few sexy times, but I didn’t see any character development here..
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
It’s incredibly difficult to live up to societal expectations, especially for someone like Lena O'Callaghan, because on top of public scrutiny, she also has to contend with her family’s list of rules and responsibilities, which makes it feel like she’s meant to live someone else’s life instead of her own…someone who’s portrayed to be one way when, in reality, Lena is completely different and wants nothing to do with her ‘supposed’ role as the Whiskey Princess because she doesn’t feel like it fit ...more
I found much to like about this story.

The story starts with a very steamy encounter between Lena and Jackson. She is trying to escape from her past and is using alcohol and one-night stands to ease her pain. After a particularly painful night, she walks into the bar where Jackson works and picks him up for one very hot night. She kicks him out after a misunderstanding, but neither one can get the other out of their mind. However, this was Jackson's last night in London - he's working and traveli
April Symes
Whiskey Rebellion is the 3rd book in Toni Aleo's Taking Risks series. Lena O'Callaghan was raised to be prim and proper, to be a lady yet recently, all she's wanted is to feel alive and to figure out who she really is. She is the “Princess of Mayo” and all the pressure has come to bear on her. Recently some life changing events have had her rethinking things , actually everything she was ever taught or learned from birth. She realizes she wants to be free where she can make choices without it hu ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
As the author notes in this book--I didn't know I needed more of the story until I got it. I was quite happy with the Whiskey Prince and Becoming the Whisky Princess. In fact, it had been so long since I read them, I had to quick re-read my reviews to get back in this world again before I started this book. I would have been fine with or without this book in the mix. For those who have read the first books, this is Lena's story.

Lena is the younger sister of Declan--the Whiskey Prince. She has h
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked it..

Whiskey Rebellion is a pleasant read with lots of hot moments.

About the plot;
From the very beginning of the book, I discovered Lena and her promiscuous ways and I thought this is going to be some tense book, however, after the first chapters, it was more of a sweet romance than what I first expected.
Lena is a woman rebelling, rebelling against her heritage, her parents, her town, trying to find herself but at the same time getting lost, spiraling downhill with sex, drugs, and alcoho
Amber Boyd
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whiskey Rebellion is a book I didn’t know I needed, but I so did because Lena O’Callaghan needed her happy and I needed to know it! Lena may be the Princess of Mayo, but when we find her she’s more apt to be known as a beautiful disaster. Toni Aleo takes the reader along on this tale of two souls lost and then found thru the other. Jackson Tremblay was the perfect man to become Lena’s other half. I loved him from the start, even when his mouth flubbed things. He saw Lena. He listened, encouraged ...more
Melanie Helms
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Omg! So let me just say my heart ached and soared for Lena and Jackson!!! To the crazyness at the beginning of the book and when they meet. I love the attraction between them. Jackson just turned into a complete mess with his words because of how much he was affected by her. It was nice to see the relationship between them develop. I was even more proud when Lena stood up for herself and what she wanted. She didn't let herself get railroaded into what her parents wanted for her. In the end i rea ...more
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mommy dearest

Anyone else envision Faye Dunaway whacking Lena with a coat hanger? Her Mom was absolutely horrible. Frankly, I wish Toni had written Lena to be stronger. She was such a doormat for her family.
Jackson, the boy was an eejit often. He might not be the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to human interaction. I agree with others that said he was a bit whiney. He certainly needed a self esteem boost.
So, this wasn't my favorite of the series. More of a filler with no real wrap up.
Mary McFarlane
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was pretty good. Glad I didn’t have to reread the other books to remember everything that happened. Also glad that we got to see everyone from the first two books. I pretty much love everything Toni Aleo has written so this was very easy to just get sucked into
Mar 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been really looking forward to more from this universe because I LOVED the first two books. While this story was good it just didn't hold my interest as much as Declan and Amberlyn's.

Lena is lost when the book starts. It's been three years that she has been gone from home and nothing has changed for her, emotionally speaking. She just isn't dealing with all the crap Casey did well (which is understandable) but she is turning to alcohol, drugs, and men. That is until she meets Jackson..

May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**I received an ARC for an honest review**

Words. Feelings. Pain. Tears.

Toni Aleo did a number on me with this book. I kept meaning to read it but as my never-ending TBR grows I missed the released date. I've dying to read about Lena since she was first mentioned in Whisky Prince. As much as I enjoyed Whisky Prince, I kept hoping for more of Lena. I took me a couple of days to write this review because I needed to decompress from the number that was done on me. Toni Aleo is one of my favorite wr
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

This was very off beat book for me. I wanted to read something that was a little different from what I regularly get and this book pleasantly surprised me. How Jackson and Lena met and what occurred in the first few chapters was pretty different. I loved that Jackson had no filter. He just said what he said and didn't hide from it. It was breath of fresh air. I liked him from the beginning, even if he was a jerk a bit at the beginning. He had this presence in the book that made you feel a
Mia Book Addict
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
‘Whiskey Rebellion’ was an unexpected delight from Toni Aleo. It’s the third book of ‘Taking Risks’ series. To tell you the truth when I see the name ‘Lena’ on top of the page, I was like: Wait a minute who was Lena? So guess what I did. I went back and re-read the series before starting it 🙂 But no worries if you haven’t read the first two books of the series, ‘Whiskey Rebellion’ can easily be read as a standalone.

Lena O’Callahan is the princess of Mayo, not really royalty but close enough 🙂 Si
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lena and Jackson have usurped Amerlyn and Declan as my favorite couple in the Taking Risks series (Although Fiona and Kane still have a special place in my heart, too!)

If you've read Amberlyn and Declan's story, you know that Lena hasn't had the easiest time in life despite being pseudo royalty. A heinous and cowardly act left her feeling like she couldn't trust and like she would never find true love.

So, she settled. Until she couldn't anymore. She leaves her home and her family in an attempt
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Since I have read the first two books in this series, I was so surprised when I found out we were getting this book. I didn’t think we’d get Lena’s story so I was very anxious to read it. And it was very good, a wonderful story about overcoming your past. About having a future and a love you never knew you longed for. As with any Toni Aleo book there is major emotion, lots of laughs and those steamy love scenes!
Lena, the daughter of a very prestigious family in Ireland, was groomed to be the fa
Christie72 (Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews)
~4.5 Stars~

Another fantastic read by Toni Aleo!

I have read several different series by Toni Aleo, but this is a new one from me. No, I haven’t read the first two yet, but I will definitely be adding them to my to read list!

Lena was born into a dynasty, groomed to be the Whiskey Princess, until her world was ripped from underneath her, along with her innocence. Now, she isn’t really sure who she is. She knows she just doesn’t want to feel the fear or the pain again…booze, drugs, and meaningless s
Rachel Christine
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
‘Whiskey Rebellion’ was an expected delight from Toni Aleo. It’s the third book of ‘Taking Risks’ series, which is my fav series by Toni. It can be read as a stand alone—but the others are so fabulous and easy reads, you can just one click them as well.

Lena O’Callaghan is the princess of Mayo, the Whiskey Princess by birth if you will. since her childhood she was groomed and raised to be a lady. However, after couple of events that changed her life forever, she decides she wants to live her lif
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jackson’s childhood was horrible in the beginning.  His dad forced him to stay away from his mom for years.  It all ended when Jackson found his dad had had a heart attack and died.  When he returned to his mom he was very distraught.  When he turned 21 he decided he was going to travel the world.  Spending 3 months in all the different places he went.  While in London this beautiful girl walks into the pub he is working at.  He is mesmerized by her.  Lena is running from her past. When she meet ...more
Kristen Johnson
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a fan of Whiskey Prince and it's sequel I was super excited to hear that there would be a third book - this time Lena's story.

Lena is trying to bury her past - the pain, the memory, and feelings over it in any way she can, drinking, sex, and then some. She recognizes that she doesn't know who she is anymore and yet she can't seem to care enough to stop herself. Until Jackson. Something about her initial interaction with him makes her feel something different though she's not exactly sure wha
Sassy Southern
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Lena is rebelling hard, and quite often. She was labeled the 'Whiskey Princess at birth because of her family and she's been trying to outrun that. Alcohol, men, avoiding her family and home, etc. You name it, she's pretty much tried it, or plans to. When she walks into a bar one night and it culminates in a sexy encounter with Jackson, she assumes it'll end like all the others have...the sun rises and one of them walks out the door, interlude over and forgotten. But fate, and Jackson, have othe ...more
Jackie Wright
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Whiskey Rebellion is book three in the Takng Risks Series but it can be read as a stand-alone, I know this because I have read a fair few books by Toni Aleo but this is the first in this particular series, I was not disappointed in fact I will be one clicking books one and two.
The attraction between Lena and Jackson was instant and maybe a little bit crazy but that’s just the start of this beautifully written story and I really enjoyed seeing their relationship develop as the story unfolds. Len
Brianna Jehl
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it

This review is for an advanced review copy. It is my unbiased, honest opinion.

4/5 stars

What happens when the Whiskey Princess is not sure that she meant for such a title? How can two wondering souls help one another to find peace? Do your pasts really have to define our futures? These questions are answered with the beautiful Irish backdrop in Toni Aleo's Whiskey Rebellion. Canadian Jackson is running from a painful past looking for adventure. He finds his greatest adventure in the beautiful Le
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