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Moonlight & Whiskey

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  551 ratings  ·  254 reviews
When life gives you curves, you gotta learn how to rock them.

Successful businesswoman Avery Barrows likes her dips and curves, but she’s sick of the haters telling her that she should be ashamed of her body instead of embracing it. Determined to send them a big f*** you, Avery resolves to cut loose during a girls’ trip, hightailing her quick-mouthed, plus-sized self to Ne
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 291 pages
Published March 12th 2019 by Loveswept
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Totally love this hot emotional roller coaster.
Sometimes a book takes a while to get you warmed up to the story. And there are others that you immediately know it’s gonna be a knockout.

Moonlight & Whiskey is one of those books I just knew was going to be amazing from the very first chapter.

As a big beautiful woman myself I have to say that I usually shy away from reading books about women who are larger in size. It’s not because of the shape of the woman but mainly because of
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I don’t know what I loved the most about this book! It kept me interested from the very first word! Avery was my girl! She was smart, beautiful and the mouth of her ! Loved her. Declan hmmmm wow! All the characters leapt from the page into real people. Katia, Matt, Jamie, Shaun, Sasha they all came to life . It’s hard to believe this is the authors very first book! I will def add Tricia to my list of fabulous authors! I loook forward to more from her!!!!!!!!
Yay! Happy pub day to this amazing book! Everyone who loves romance seriously needs to read this! Check out my review below for my spoiler free thoughts. 📚💕🔥💋

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Loveswept Publishing (An imprint of Random House Publishing) for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Moonlight & Whiskey is a rockstar romance taking place in the sultry city of New Orleans. On a vacation from her stuffy job, Avery decides she's going to let her freak flag fly. At h
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tricia Lynne Fans, Romance
3.5 Fates Bring Them Together Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
A Strong start for a New Author-You have a woman who is successful and able to compete with any engineer out there. She does have to play down who she truly is deep down because of what corporate America /Men think...women do not belong as engineers. She is more talented, her work proves it and she has been striving to become a partner. She is just tired of all the BS and luckily for her, her best friend is taking her down to New Orleans t
Maxym Martineau
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Tricia Lynne's Moonlight & Whiskey is a lovely story about personal growth with enough sizzle in the bedroom to make you wish you had a spare pair of underwear. I was lucky enough to get my hands on an early copy of this debut, and wow. The rich and detailed setting of New Orleans, coupled with a kickass heroine who owns her career in a male-dominated field, really stuck with me. Avery, the aforementioned heroine, beautifully learns to rock her curves and accept her plus-size figure while fallin ...more
Rebecca Goss
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New Orleans is my favorite city and my go to vacation spot. So, I try to read as many novels in that setting as I can find. Clearly, my many trips there have been remiss. I have never experienced NOLA like Avery did. She’s a very different leading character and her size is not the issue. Her personality runs hot and cold. Declan is full of angst and hotness that you would expect from a musician. Their initial meeting was unusual and the discrepancies continued. The reader finds they have more in ...more
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rock-star
This was a fantastic book! It’s about Avery, an overweight engineer who’s always been treated like crap by men; both personally and professionally due to her weight. She also has a “who gives a f*@k” attitude. She and Kat, her ex-model bff, go to NOLA. There she meets Declan, a super hot, tatted up musician. Through the story, Avery finds herself and maybe even love along the way if she’ll just let down her walls.
I wasn’t sure how this story would go. Would there be heartache or HEA at the end?
Heather andrews
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Declan can be an honest man, "...saying what you think is one of the things I like most about you.” Declan eyed my boobs. “Okay, maybe a distant second. But you couldn’t back down if you wanted..." I liked this book, I fell in love with Declan. ...more
Dora Koutsoukou
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it

4 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ beautifully curvy 🌟🌟🌟🌟s ❣️

This was such a good read! The concept was exceptional, fully developed and delivered throughout the plot.
The characters were so alive and real, with their flaws, fears and insecurities that the least I could do was to love them even more.
I would like to read the stories of the secondary characters.
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**I received a copy of Moonlight and Whiskey from Loveswept and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review. The opinions are mine and not solicited**

Moonlight and Whiskey by Tricia Lynne is her debut book and I have three words for you Oh. My. God. What a book! This is filled with a hot Irish hard rock singer and a badass not afraid to speak her mind chick. When is Jamie and Kat's book out? Please say soon, please? Then we need to find a lady for Matt because he's a big lovable fel
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from Netgalley! Thanks so much <3

WOW! So, let me just say I absolutely loved this book. Avery is my girl! I love her sass, cleverness, and her struggles. She is real and complicated but someone I would want to be friends with. I know she'd tell me the truth if I asked her something and would be a lot of fun to hang out with.

Declan. Wow. What a hero ;) Loooved him. He surprised me a few times which I loved. I wasn't sure what to make of him when him and Avery first met. I love
I’m not sure I’ll be able to actually articulate my feelings on this one, but I will say that two stars might be too high.

I liked the idea of Avery and Declan. They both have some issues and I did like that they found something in the other. There was some great banter and playfulness, but nothing I was blown away by. The other characters had potential, but I wanted more from all of them.

Plot wise, it was a lot of clichés and tropes. For me, there were a lot of odd word choices, repetitive phra
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This might just be a case of me and not the book but I went in with certain expectations and they just didn't pan out.

I had a hard time connecting with Avery - her character was too blunt and in-your-face aggressive. I felt like she was portrayed one way but the wrong image came across and not as intended. I got the feeling this was supposed to be an opposites attract romance. She’s a brainy mechanical engineer, he’s a tattooed hottie in a rock band, she was conservative and straight laced, he
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a new to me author, and absolutely loved this book, well written and all the characters were interesting really hoping this isnt the last of them. Am looking forward to reading more of her work.

Thanks to Netgalley and Random House for this advanced copy.
Jessica Berry
Nov 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I can't finish this. I can't get into a storyline where the female protagonist acts like a raging insult monster to a nice man and he STICKS around. When men fall for women who are "challenges", it's not romantic; instead, Declan is pathetic for seeing Avery for anything other than the foul mouthed beast she is. Avery is so brash, so rude, so un-ladylike that I simply couldn't read this. The dialogue is bad, too. Who says "you have perky sweater puppies" to friend? Women don't speak like that. W ...more
Anastasia シ
Holy shit. This was everything. Raw and emotional. It was perfect.

Full Review on my blog!

*a copy was provided by NetGalley*

Holy shit. I was instantly hooked in by Avery's sass! I absolutely loved this book.

From the well developed characters to the detailed setting of New Orleans, this book was so raw and emotional. It was perfect in every way I could have hoped for. I've never been to New Orleans, besides watching a couple of tv shows set in that area - or rather had the vibe of New Orleans, it
Ivy Deluca
Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: _arc-reads
2.5 stars
I liked this debut by Ms. Lynne, though with big caveats.

The story begins with Avery Barrows, waiting for her wax appointment (her actual waxing genuinely made me LOL) and ruminating on the rut that she is stuck in. She’s preparing for a trip with her friend to New Orleans, and try to loosen up and find her big brass balls. When she arrives, she has an interesting encounter with Declan McGinn, a very hot (natch), very charming Irishman with a very broody center (and again, I say, are
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ARC Netgalley.

Debut novel and Damn, it was excellent. I love New Orleans and could just picture (smell and taste) everything Avery and Kat got into in the Big Easy.

I really loved the characters. I really hate the way Avery's weight was something she had people use against her in negative ways. I love how Kat explained that she also had body issues and was her biggest fan of her (Avery's) boobs. Some of the writing (banter) was so fun!! Avery was a bit coarse and some of it was explained as losi
Tricia Lynne
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: pitchwars-2016
Well, of course, my review is biased.

I just wanted to add that for me--and for Avery--body positivity isn't a decision that we make one morning to never have negative thoughts about the size of our asses again, and poof, all the world agrees we're beautiful. Nope. Never happened to a single person I know.

Instead, Body Positivity is a question we ask ourselves.

Am I letting opinions about my size--either mine or the opinions of others--hold me back from doing/being/trying/living XYZ?

"Oh, I am? We
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
As daring and seductive as the city of New Orleans itself, this is a story of a woman opening up to herself...and also to a smoking hot rock star with a panty-incinerating Irish accent.

This has always been a city of transgression and possibility, which makes it the perfect backdrop for these characters' journey.

A little bit kinky and a whole lot of fun!
Gretchen  (About That Story)
This was a smokin' hot and intense roller coaster with complicated and stubborn characters and I thought it was an awesome read!

Avery and Declan had sizzling chemistry. It could be flirty and playful, off the charts hot and sexy, as well as emotional and tense. Avery has a fiery attitude and is full of spunk, I liked her instantly. Declan is super sexy and has this edge to him I really liked. There are inner demons to be fought and personal battles to deal with and I really liked how it all unfo
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
4.5 Stars
My first newbie author for the year. So next year I vow to use my platform and read a few new authors.
I am struggling with my rating on this one ... some aspects were 5 star for me but some were 2 star. As a result, I'm going with 3 stars for the overall book. I loved the heroine. I loved the fact that she is a larger beautiful lady and that it wasn't treated like a horrible, terrible thing to be larger. She is smart, beautiful and ambitious. She just happens to be a bit more curvy. And she struggles with her curves in a not unhealthy way - she has insecurities but she's working through them and ...more
Felicia Grossman
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Felicia by:
Okay, can I just say I loved this book? Like full-on devoured it in a sitting. I adore that the story was about two fabulous people (who didn’t fully understand how fabulous they were), who seemed very different on the outside, but were actually very similar on the inside. The way that their wounds matched, and how that both brought them together and drove them apart, kept you so emotionally connected. Both of them, Avery and Declan were so real to me. They made me laugh and ache and root for th ...more
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great book by another new-to-me author! This is the story about Avery and Declan, both had personal demons that made their HEA journey a bit bumpy. Avery, is an awesome heroine in this story, she has a career in a male-dominated field along with having some self-esteem issues, but she also has this strength to her. As for Declan, it took a bit to really get a feel of him, but I really liked his reaction to their first meet. Avery was a bit snarky to him, her past relationships has made her a b ...more
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2018
This was an ARC from Netgalley.

I'd never read anything by this author before and after looking for other books, I guess this is her debut. I enjoyed it. She's very descriptive and makes it easy to imagine New Orleans. I liked both Declan and Avery. I don't know about Avery's size issues. There are a lot comments from others as well as personal feelings of insecurity, but her only issue appears to be one roll of fat that appears when she bends over. She also has large breasts, which are her best
Lindsay Hess
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is an absolute delight, and Declan has my heart for the rest of time. I flew through the book in two days, I was so deeply wrapped up in Avery and Declan's love story. Avery is brilliant and sharp and hilarious, and it was a great pleasure to spend the book with her. Declan....good lord, did someone turn the heat up in here? That man is caps-lock H-A-W-T. He is my newest book boyfriend, and I love him. I adored the push and pull between them as they struggle to tear down their walls an ...more
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

A take-no-s*** heroine, a rockin’ hero, and the city of New Orleans are the stars of the show in Moonlight & Whiskey . Tricia Lynne’s debut shows she has a lot of promise as an author – the way she writes about NOLA makes you feel like you’re really there. The city is a vivid, luscious character in and of itself and was unquestionably my favorite part of the book.

I really wanted to like Avery and there are some things I really did enjoy about her. Watching her come
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Moonlight & Whiskey is a fabulous debut that is sure both scorch your heart and ignite your very soul. This story shocked my system with its superb realism, sizzling heat, and breathtaking honesty. My heart was utterly shattered, unabashedly cherished, and supremely set aflame. What I found within these pages transformed the way I see people around me. I understand now that there is so much more then will ever be seen at one glance. People are infinitely more complex than any story that will eve ...more
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Tricia Lynne is fluent in both sarcasm and cuss words and has little filter between her brain and mouth––a combination that tends to embarrass her husband at corporate functions. A tomboy at heart, she loves hard rock, Irish whiskey, and her Midwestern roots. She’s drawn to strong, flawed heroines, and believes writing isn’t a decision one makes, but a calling one can’t resist.

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