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Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.

That's what Mama told me when I was a kid, kicking his pew in church and giggling at the games we’d play. It's what the town said when his father died and the Becker brothers went wild. And it's on repeat in my mind the day I walk into the whiskey distillery where he works to buy a wedding gift for my fiancé.

He's trouble.
Dirty, sweaty, r
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Paperback, 340 pages
Published June 13th 2019 by Kandi Steiner (first published June 4th 2019)
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❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
"Anyone can lead an ordinary life. . But the best adventures are reserved for the ones brave enough to be extraordinary”. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

ON THE ROCKS: Is a full length, small town stand alone romance novel by Kandi Steiner. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives'.

A slow burn cute summer days read!! Books like this are my weakness, from friends to lovers, a bit of drama, a little bit of angst, to swoony moments, throw in a few sighs, a small town, and get ready to fall in love with our hero like I did. He got my
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
All the stars for this one

I devour it, On The Rocks has everything I was expected and even more!It was an amazing story that will stay with me forever, I have all the feelings with this one!Kandi Steiner delivers a heartwarming,intense,romantic,powerful story!

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I can't even express how much I adored Ruby Grace and Noah, the relationship between these two was something magical.I could feel everything they went through.They were flirty, with tension and angst.They have some really intense and swo
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NMmomof4
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was an enjoyable forbidden romance read. It was actually better than I thought it would be and if it wasn't for the ending I would've rated it higher. I liked both of the mcs, I enjoyed their friendship to more type relationship, and I enjoyed the overall message being about the h going after her own dreams and not letting them get lost in a relationship. Just FYI -- I wouldn't necessarily call this a "second chance romance", which I remember seeing about this, bec
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}


”You are the heroine just as much as he is the hero. And if he loves you, he will support you and your dreams just as you’ve supported his and will continue to in the future.”
“If you were mine, Ruby Grace, your dreams wouldn’t come second to anything.”








”ON THE ROCKS” is a slow build, sultry summer romance read that is sure to be a hit with Kandi Steiner fans! The plot is filled with angst and drama. Enough to keep readers thoroughly entert
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EmBibliophile
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
4 stars




"If you were mine, Ruby Grace, your dreams wouldn’t come second to anything.”

I’ve read ‘A love letter to whiskey’ by Kandi Steiner recently, and I was obsessed with that book and her writing, so I decided to read more of her books, starting with this one. and it was SO SWEET!

"Well, I’ve heard some of the best adventures come from finding yourself a little lost,”

Ruby Grace is back in town and about to get married at the age of 19. She is the mayor’s daughter who was raised to be a politic
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMGGGGG! All the sweet, all the swoon, all the feels! I fell hopelessly in love with Noah and Ruby! Every moment of their beautiful romance gave me feels. I melted, swooned, cried, laughed, and swooned more. It’s a dreamy, sweet, heartfelt story with the perfect touch of angst that ruined me. Such an incredible start to a series (each book is a stand-alone, featuring a new couple). The Becker brothers are BEYOND yummy, and I can’t say enough good things about On the Rocks. It’s my favorite Kandi ...more
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"Anyone can lead an ordinary life. . But the best adventures are reserved for the ones brave enough to be extraordinary”.

There is something about small town romance that gives us all of the feels. Whether it’s the knowledge that some of these characters have known each other since they were kids, or the fact that there’s this unexplainable type of connection with the most of the residents in the small town or the love you feel when these characters stand up for you. Either way, there’s s
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Arini
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
standalone series

#1 on the rocks — 3.75 stars
#2 neat — 4 stars
#3 manhattan — 4.5 stars
#4 old fashioned — 3.75 stars

thanks to this book i now know the proper ways to drink a glass of whiskey. not that i ever will use this knowledge to a practice. or maybe i will. who knows. i'm pretty good at being a rebel. it's a useful knowledge nonetheless. but whiskeys aside..

this book has all the ingredients to a perfect romance. it's just a matter of whether the author cooks it to my liking or not.
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mel ☽
but why do i wanna listen to country songs and drink whiskey after reading this??

not gonna lie, the whole heroine being engaged thing threw me off because cheating . but honestly the whole situation was complicated and filled with movie-type drama that sometimes i forget the heroine was even engaged.

i don't condone any kind of cheating and there was a little bit of emotional cheating here but this book was just so C U T E.

why? because NOAH

Noah was just so swoony and to be honest, he's every g
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Melanie A. ~mostly on hiatus~
4 STARS!
"If you were mine, Ruby Grace, your dreams wouldn't come second to anything."
My first Kandi Steiner - and it was a winner!

At the tender age of 19, Ruby Grace is getting married. And she's happy about it . . . mostly. Her older, charismatic fiance is on the brink of political stardom and she likes the idea of them taking on the world's problems together.

So why does she feel so smothered?

As wedding preparations steam-roll forward, Ruby Grace finds some much needed breathing
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Jen
4.5 Stars

Everything was perfect, and if you asked any of my friends, they’d say I was the luckiest girl in Tennessee. So then why did it feel like I was drowning?

To a certain extent, Ruby Grace Barnett’s path in life was set before she was old enough to have a say in the matter. The daughter of the town mayor, she always knew politics was in her future. Whether as the wife of a politician or running for office herself, Ruby Grace envisioned herself spending her life helping others and giving
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Miftahul
Jun 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
WOW, I LOVE THIS BOOK....


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The first book I ever read written by this author and I am not at all disappointed! I loved the writings and the characters so much! Family Romance books are not my type but GIRL! this book was phenominal and I demand more of Noah and Ruby Grace!

I can guarantee that this is the best book of June 2019! It was all drama free, no plot twist, an only simple romance where a girl m
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Jessica
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: age-gap, slow-burn
Anytime I hear Kandi is coming out with a new book, I mark my calendar and count the days until that book is in my hands. The minute a copy of On the Rocks landed on my kindle, I devoured that book!

Ruby Grace Barnett is back home in Stratford, Tennessee and ready to marry the perfect man in six weeks. The perfect man who she can be the perfect politician's wife for. The day she encounters Noah Becker is the day her life turns upside down. Noah is nothing but trouble, and he's not afraid to ask R
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Karlie (cozyreadsandtea)
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I kindly received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

*4.25 stars 💛

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"Everything was perfect, and if you asked any of my friends, they’d say I was the luckiest girl in Tennessee. So then why did it feel like I was drowning?"

Eeep where to start?! I was super excited about this one from the get-go. When Kandi announced a new standalone series about brothers in Tennessee I knew I needed to hop on it. I gave everything about the story a solid 4 stars, it was very enjoyable but there wasn't
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Vanessa (nessreads)
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!!

“I cross my heart
And promise to
Give all I've got to give
To make all your dreams come true
In all the world
You'll never find
A love as true as mine” -George Strait

Those lyrics truly encompass the very core of this story. I didn’t know in the direction this story would go and I will say it wasn’t what I thought, but I was not at all surprised. And in actuality, it was the best way it could’ve gone. It was everything and perfect.

Small-town romances are some my favorites. I love the feel of
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Wendy'sThoughts
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kandi Steiner Fans, Romance
4 We Were Meant To Be Stars
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There are some people who are meant to happen...they cross paths at a time when never in a million years they would think they were destined...but somehow, someway Fate, Life or the Big Kahuna in the sky knows better and brings them back together to work out whatever is necessary to have their HEA.

In, On the Rocks by Kandi Steiner, this is exactly what happens.

Ruby Grace Barnett has always known she was meant to make her family happy.
As the Mayo
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Lo O'Neill
Now that I have finished the Becker Brothers series, I thought it would be time to go back and give each book a proper review rather than just my initial thoughts before I jumped into the next book. Because with this series it is impossible to read one book and not want to jump straight into the next one, hence the shameful lack of reviews!

This first book introduces us to the world of Scooter Brewery and the town that revolves around it. This is the Brewery, that whilst not in name, the Becker f
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Syndi
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I got it why many readers fall in love with this series. I have to admit I also swoon. This is a very beautiful story of finding yourself and set your heart free to love someone your hearts wanted. The author done a good job contrasing obligation and love.

I like Noah. He is that perfect friend/ boyfriend you wish you have growing up. Someone who always hold you close and understand you no matter what. Someone who can see with his entire soul.

The story itself is simple. The slow chemistry betwe
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Phuong ✯
#1 On The Rocks – 2.25 stars
#2 Neat – 3.5 stars
#3 Manhatten – 2.5 stars
#4 Old Fashioned – 3.5 stars

Well, we're off to a good start... 🥴

WHAT I LIKED

↳ The Becker Brothers! I love the relationship Noah, Jordan, Michael and Logan have with each other and their mother. I would love to be part of their Fridays family dinner and their weekly game evenings! Each of the brothers love their mummy so dearly and it's heartwarming to see. Tight knitted and supporting families are the best.

Logan Becker,
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Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
I have only one question: When will the film based on this book be released?!?! 😍🙏

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📚 “I just see you with my eyes.”
“No,” she argued, her lips centimeters from mine, her sweet breath invading my senses. “No, you see me with your soul.” 📚

Ruby-Grace Barnett, the mayor's 19-year-old daughter, returns home to plan her wedding and to become a woman everyone expects her to be. She left college after her engagement to a young politician with great ambitions and left her own dreams behind... until Noa
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Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦



“Well, I’ve heard some of the best adventures come from finding yourself a little lost.”




Kandi Steiner is one of my all time favourite authors and when you mix that with a small town, angsty slow burning romance, I am guaranteed to love it. Kandi’s writing is always flawless with her well thought out plots and her well-developed characters who always take me on a journey that is positively unforgettable. On the Rocks drew me in from the very first word right up until the last. I read
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: June 13, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Actual Rating: 5 stars

SO. DAMN. GOOD!!!! WOW. Kandi Steiner blew me away with On the Rocks! The slow burn, the angst, the indecision, the LOVE. WOAH! I am in complete awe right now. This book is EVERYTHING. I haven't read one of her books in a while now and decided to read an early copy because I enjoyed the books in her Palm South University series. But this one is so DIFFERENT. So BEAUTIFUL. And such a PERFECT forbidden love story! I
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Malene
**2.5 Stars**
The Becker Brothers! Their bond and the family dynamics were amazing. Also their close bond to their mother after their father’s death was a highlight for me. It’s obvious to see and feel that his death shook them all and they had to step up and take responsibility. Their chats, them playing cards and when their mother gave them advice was where I felt emotion from the characters.

Sadly the romance aspect of the story didn’t work for me at all and I’m very disappointed. I think it’s
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Denise
4.5 Stars

OMG! This was so good!!! I am a basket case of emotions right now and am still sniffling from my crying fest. A MUST READ!

✔️ Angst
✔️ Age gap (28 vs. 19)
✔️ Forbidden romance
✔️ Dislike to love
✔️ Snark
✔️ Emotional

I loved everything about this addictive story. I cried from the pure emotion I felt between the characters, which is a testament to Kandi Steiner's outstanding writing. While there is OM drama and a (view spoiler), something that usually annoys
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

A small town in Tennessee is the back drop for this story and it features a family that very possibly has been done wrong by the heirs of a Whiskey business.

And that's exactly where Noah and Ruby get reacquainted. She's there to buy a barrel of whiskey for her fiance and he actually works there.

From that meeting, they both can't stop thinking of each other and that leads to a close call. One that freaks Ruby out so to smooth things out, Noah talks her into just being friends. This leads
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m a u r a
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
UPDATE: I'm changing my rating to a 2 stars because honestly the more I think about this book, the less I like it. However, I still think I might like some of Kandi Steiner's other books so I still might consider giving them a try.
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I think I'm going to give this book 2.5 stars. Objectively, it's probably more of a 3, but to be honest, this just wasn't a lot of fun. I'm not sure if I just don't like the main trope in this book or if it was the book itself,
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Chelsea
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-copy
5 Stars!

Loved it! This is by far Kandi's best novel to date. An engaging forbidden age-gap, slow burn romance with low angst that'll keep you turn pages after pages.

I love the slow building of characters, not just Noah and Ruby Grace but for the rest of the Becker brothers since all of them will have a book of their own. Woohoo!

The Dual POV is one of the key points in making this book an amazing read because in my opinion, one could only be completely satisfied if both perspective were shared
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Na
I don't know how she does it, but Kandi Steiner delivered with On The Rocks another enchanting story that will blow your mind. It's heartbreaking and magical, it'll touch your heart and soul with characters that steal your breath away.

This is a small town romance at its finest!
♡Jacqueline♡ beautyliterate
3/5 stars

It was okay, I think I had higher expectations. I did love the brother dynamic but the romance itself seemed like something I have seen before with a main character I didn't love. This is available for Prime Reading if anyone is interested!
Mariam Mohsen
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.75 stars..
This was so heart breaking and really awesome at the same time.
I just really loved it and couldn't put it down.
I'm so excited to read more from this wonderful talented author.
And here is a quote I really liked from the book:
I cried because I’d miss her. I cried because I’d never wanted to let someone go as much as I’d wanted to keep them forever. But I didn’t cry because I was sad... I cried because I was thankful... I was thankful I could finally show her what I’d wanted to all alo
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Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

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