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Lies in Ink and Whiskey

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4.55  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  130 reviews
I’m over men. I’m swearing them off.
It’s taken me years to get away from the last one. He left me bruised and battered - in more ways than one.

My dislike is as deep as my distrust.


Starting my own business, I consider myself fortunate. The thing is, I’ve never been the lucky girl. What was supposed to be a one-time job, turns into nothing but trouble.


And that’s something
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Published April 2018
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Coco.V
Aug 11, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
I’m over men. I’m swearing them off.
It’s taken me years to get away from the last one. He left me bruised and battered — in more ways than one.
My dislike is as deep as my distrust.
As I start my own business, I consider myself fortunate. The thing is, I’ve never been the lucky girl. What was supposed to be a one-time job, turns into nothing but trouble.
And that’s something I know a lot about.
Lachlan Daly makes me feel everything I swore I never would.
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Meredith
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lies In Ink & Whiskey was my first read by Leaona Luxx and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very well written and told in a dual point of view. There was a nice pace to it and definitely some twists and turns that you won’t be expecting. It was a steamy slow burn romance that had me captivated from beginning to end.

The story begins with Maisyn, who has just escaped an abusive relationship. Because of her history with men, she has sworn off relationships. Instead she is foc
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Nancy Metsch
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! Just WOW!!!
I loved this book, REALLY loved it. Maisyn is so strong. and I really have such respect for her. I truly believe her meeting Lachlan was meant to be. And I can totally understand why he hates his brother. The man's an idiot,
Teri
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ha Lochness meets his match. The man is unabashedly single and makes no secret of it. . . until. . . Well hell she aint much better, doesn't think she deserves better than she's had, which means less than garbage. These two want each other desperately, everyone knows it but them. But life and this author wont be taken out of the picture easily. It isn't just a story about their individual insecurities and strengths though nope can't be that simple. No siree. They have to battle against outside f ...more
Space Cowgirl
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Victim of 💘Love and All The Lies💔

Healing The Wounds🔪💔 That Can't Be Seen.

Maisyn💃💋⭐❇ is a victim of domestic abuse💪👊. Bruised👊, battered💪, and cut, she finally realizes she's had enough💔 and goes to stay with her best friend Flynn and his boyfriend. She's been very unlucky at love💔, so she decides to give up on even trying. She lies to her parents , she lies to Flynn and Malcolm, she lies to herself. Over a five year period with Her abuser Derick👹, Her self esteem is down to about Zero.
Amazingly,
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ViolinVixen
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. Lachlan was the ultimate in swoon-worthy book bookfriends. He's known as a player, but he's also a serious business man with a huge heart and when he meets Maisyn, he's knocked off his feet. His player ways are quickly forgotten, although Maisyn is a tough woman to convince.

Maisyn has been through hell and back and is just getting out of a toxic and abusive long-term relationship. Lachlan couldn't be more of a knight in shining armour if he tried, but Maisyn doesn't
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Naughty Mom Story Time
The cover immediately caught my eye. So sexy! When I read the blurb I knew it was something I HAD to read and I’m thankful I did.

This was my very first experience with Leaona Luxx’s writing and I totally enjoyed her characters and their story.

Maisyn was a strong female and like most women, she struggled with accepting her self-worth because of her past relationship choices. The last thing she needed was another guy in her life. But Lachlan isn’t just any guy. Smitten from the very first time h
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Nikki
May 16, 2018 added it
Maisyn has just gotten out of an abusive relationship. She finally made the decision after three years, two of which she was abused, that it was finally time to leave. With the help of her friends, she is able to get back on her own two feet. But she is determined to never love again.

Lachlan is a successful business owner. He is more focused on making and keeping his business successful. Dating and leaving is his focus when it comes to women. Until he see Maisyn. Even before he actually meets he
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Nicole
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can not say enough good things about this book. Leaona has hit it out of the park. I couldn’t get enough of Maisyn and Lachlan.
Maisyn and Lachlan’s is a story about two lost souls finding their home in each other. They are both broken but somehow manage to complete each other.
Maisyn is an amazing leading lady. She has more strength and worth than she gives herself credit for.
Lachlan is a strong alpha make in the best way possible. He has a huge heart with tons of love to give if he could ju
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Jenny  (Jenz Book Jewels)
I loved Leoana's books since the first page of Cherry Grove and this book is no different apart from she's gone rogue on us with an epic cliffhanger. What are you doing to me woman, I'm pulling my hair out waiting in suspense.

Lachlan & Maisyn OMG their chemistry is nuclear. They're both hot messes in one way or another. Lachlan loves hard, once he knows what he wants.
Maisyn guards her heart, thanks to her past.
But is all what it seems?
Is LOVE going to be enough?
Or is it just too late?

Bri
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Kim Herman
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What!!!!! OMG No!!!! Just finished this awesome book on a hell of a cliffhanger. Not a big fan of cliffhangers and this one is a Doozy. I had a little inkling of what was going on here as I was reading (no spoilers). I need more of Maisyn and Lachlan now. This is one heck of a book hangover for me.

Maisyn you rock.
Where can I get a Flynn.

I am counting down the days for Whiskey Rebellion.
Di
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book ended in a cliffhanger I wasn't prepared for and it threw me off. I did enjoy the book but the way and how it ended with Lachlan & Maisyn I didn't like it.
First, how could Maisyn not know who she was with, that was stretching it thin for me. Her girls knew when something wasn't right & she was with him...didnt make sense to me.
I did like Lachlan & how he didn't give up, loving and caring for her and the girls. Her stubbornness irked me as it was a bit much at times.
It was a
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Karen Sedgman
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW loved this read! Maisyn has sworn off men after coming out a bad relationship, then comes along the tattoo, sexy as sin Lachlan! This story melted my heart at times and chemistry between these two wow! That ending what a cliffhanger did not see that! Leaona's last words in this book GRAB A GLASS....THIS IS ABOUT TO GET GOOD! Totally agree onto book2 Whiskey Rebellion!
Michelle
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
My favorite line is:
“Two lost souls under our own sentence of guilt, once again denying ourselves.”

Pretty much explains this whole story.
Faith89
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars
Maisyn has been hurt physically and mentally in her past. When she meets Lachlan her trust was at an all time low. She was always quick to believe the worst. Lachlan fell hard and fast for Maisyn. there is a year age difference and she is a very good friend of his best friend One. He tries to stay away but eventually gives into his feelings. He does most things right except keeping secrets. He is a possessive alpha with a heart of gold. I did enjoy the story even though I had some issu
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Teresa Lara
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved maisyn and lachlan amazing beautiful frustrating excellent. Need Rebellion now♡
Deneale Williams
I am a person who likes to look at the cover of a book, before I even start to read it. And I looked at this one. For a few minutes. What can I say? I mean, tasty right. When the guy on the cover looks back at you, that in itself makes you smile and want to open the book. So, yes, I did it.

I met Maisyn in the first chapter. And I fell in love instantly. She just so out there, and I love her attitude, because she is so unique, and not afraid to be someone most of us aren’t. Reading her makes me s
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Terrib
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved Maisyn and Lachlan's story! I cannot wait until the next book! I received an ARC of this story and I am writing this review voluntarily. Maisyn finally decides she has had enough of her boyfriend's beatings and keeping her under his control. She leaves him and decides to stay in her tattoo shop. She is a fantastic artist and is always having people referred to her by friends. This is not the first time she meets him. Lachlan had spotted Maisyn first when she was at the restaurant ...more
Terrib
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loved Maisyn and Lachlan's story! I cannot wait until the next book! I received an ARC of this story and I am writing this review voluntarily. Maisyn finally decides she has had enough of her boyfriend's beatings and keeping her under his control. She leaves him and decides to stay in her tattoo shop. She is a fantastic artist and is always having people referred to her by friends. This is not the first time she meets him. Lachlan had spotted Maisyn first when she was at the restaurant ...more
Jennifer Pierson
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I gotta say OMG I'M MAD AS HELL RIGHT NOW AND I DON'T SEE IT ABATING UNTIL I GET THE CONCLUSION TO THE LIES & WHISKEY DUET IN MY HANDS! Let me break it down in the most basic way without spoiler douchery. There's a heroine named Maisyn, who has been badly abused, who now has sworn off men after she escaped with the help of some friends. Then she meets the older hero, Lachlan, who has been warned off of her, but they have a serious connection. Just when they are ready to jump & maybe just ...more
Debbie
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maislyn and Lachlan's story. **swoon**
I took a few days to write this review because I couldn't come up with the words to describe how much this book affected me. This story was on point from the beginning and I didn't put it down for a second, till I was done fully devouring it.
Miaslyn is broken. She's been hurt a thousand times by men she trusted. She picks the same bad boys again and again and can't seem to stop the pattern of abuse. Finally she makes a decision, she's leaving men behind. Sh
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Kimberly
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scottish, tattoos and more

First time I’ve read this author and I’m glad I did. This book was excellent. The only down sides I could see were that..

1) There were a few character relationships I wasn’t quite sure of. Lachlan has a best friend One...during the story there’s mention of Ones daughters in law? Lachlan is an honorary uncle to these girls. But from the description these ladies are in their early 20’s. Lachlan and One went to school together and Lachlan states that he is 35. So I guess
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Raecharmed
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maisyn hasn't had the best luck with the men she's been involved with and this has her feeling a little insecure and wary. When Lachlan sees Maisyn for the first time everything disappeared but her for him. It confuses him why she has such a hold on him but he can't seem to stay away. Maisyn doesn't understand Lachlan one minute she is everything he wants and the next its like she doesn't exist she knows that she wants to be with him but everything he does is sending mixed signals to her about w ...more
Michele McMullen
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Lachlan & Maisyn
A successful business man and a hard working single mother . One is unable to commit and the other has given up on true love. When these two collide it is electric but they each have so much baggage they are carrying upon their shoulders.
Maisyn is destined for big things she but she has always had the worst luck in the man department . Having just broken free from an abusive relationship she is finally free to soar. She is strong, smart, and sassy.
Lachlan , the moment he lay
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Teri
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ha Lochness meets his match. The man is unabashedly single and makes no secret of it. . . until. . . Well hell she aint much better, doesn't think she deserves better than she's had, which means less than garbage. These two want each other desperately, everyone knows it but them. But life and this author wont be taken out of the picture easily. It isn't just a story about their individual insecurities and strengths though nope can't be that simple. No siree. They have to battle against outside f ...more
Amy Stephens
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Leaona Luxx is a new author to me (I can't believe I've never read her until now!) and I have to say I was quite pleased with what she had to offer with Lies in Ink and Whiskey. It did take me a bit to get used to her style of writing, but once she hooked me with Lachlan and Maisyn's story, there was no letting go. One chapter led to another, then another, and I found myself staying up way too late just to see how it was all going to play out.

I enjoyed the emotional pull and angst from the stor
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Sally Wareham
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WoW where do i Even begin to start reviewing this amazing book ... I'll start by saying this is the first book of a duet and is story of Lachlan n Maisyn.......Lachlan is rich good looking and could not I mean can have his pick of any women but something changes the day he sees Maisyn a young woman with what he doesn't know a not so good past. Little does he also know Maisyn is best friends with his best friend. From day one he wants her can't, stop thinking about her but will he ignore the advi ...more
Kaye
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE!!!
This is one hot number. You will not want to put it down until the very last word. Chemistry so hot it ignites a wild fire burning out of control. This steamy, sexy tale brings it home in one spiraling connection. Wow! Heart pounding, pulse racing, adrenaline pumping read that captures your attention from the start. The characters were intriguing and complex with strong personalities that grow and bloosm. The scenes were so realistic with vivid detailed descriptions that
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Misty Sulouff
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read this book. Definitely wasn't disappointed. I was instantly pulled in. I fell in love with the characters and story. Maisyn is a strong, independent single mom who's dealt with her share of crap. Lachlan is a HOT, independent business man who has put relationships and building a family on the back burner. Their paths meet when he saves her from conflict. He knew from that moment he had to have her, but was warned to stay away. But the heart wants what the heart wants. Whe ...more
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Leaona, also known as Lea, lives with her husband, cat and two dogs near Myrtle Beach. She was born and raised in WV by her parents whom she adores before attending Marshall University. A small business owner and mother of three, she enjoys Carolina Panthers and Marshall University Football, reading, writing, gardening, crafts, NASCAR, TWD, hot rods, and surf fishing.

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