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On the Rocks

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  760 ratings  ·  324 reviews
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
Published June 13th 2019 by Kandi Steiner
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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 hear
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!


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 swoo
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 entertai
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
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
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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 some
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 b
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 an
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
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
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
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 this in
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!
Cyndi Becker
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As I finished up On The Rocks I realized that I am really, really looking forward to getting to know the rest Becker men; Logan, Michael, and Jordan. But first, with On The Rocks, we have the privilege of getting to know Noah Becker, a man who is hotter than Hades in a rugged cowboy way. You know the type and you can’t help but love it. I could picture him so clearly in my mind. Thank you for that Kandi Steiner! And thank you for kicking off a new series with a sweet, small town, sexy, and sligh ...more
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 me, it didn'
Kathy West
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ruby Grace Barnett is everything the perfect southern women should be and when she meets her now finance during a college party, she knows what she has to do. She will drop out of school to be the stay-at-home wife, pop out some kids, and be the arm-candy to her future husband; an up and coming state representative. 

But what no one has asked Ruby, no one until Noah Becker was.... what did Ruby want? Did Ruby want to give up on her dreams for the dreams of her future husband? Did Ruby want to liv
K's Secret Books
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy HELL. I feel like Kandi wrote this book for me. Being a southern girl, I connected with this right from the start. It was like she was talking dirty to me int he first chapter. All things Tennessee, Chris Stapleton and Whiskey, HEAVEN! What a great start for a new series. I'm in LOVE with The Becker family. As in, I want a place at the table for Thanksgiving dinner kinda love.
This book had the Kandi Steiner angst but thankfully not nearly as much as I expected. I'm all in for this series. I
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
Alyssa Summer
soooooo sweet.

no one freak, but for whatever reason I'm not typically a huge fan of the whole "small town" or "southern" thing in romances. Because of this I wasn't completely sold on this story by the synopsis alone, but I knew I had to pick this up because I love Kandi Steiner.

I am happy to say that I actually really enjoyed this! It was beyond sweet, and I fell in love with Noah as the hero. He was perfect (but I will admit, at times he came off as a little too perfect, *ik I'm annoying f
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 Mayor'
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

By the time Kandi Steiner has her way with you in this book, you will:

1. want to move to Tennessee.
2. form a severe craving for Tennessee whisky.
3. wish you could will Noah Becker into being.

Noah is an exemplary Hot Hero. He is a bit of a rascal and devoted to his family, and when he loves, he loves completely and resolutely. Steiner gives him a moving origin story, which makes you like him even more. He’s the kind of guy who does what must be done, even when it breaks his heart.

In Ruby
Bibliophile  Chloe
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh bless my heart!! This southern style story is just as perfect as a smooth glass of whiskey!

On The Rocks is the story of Noah and Ruby Grace (flove the names!!). 

A bit of an age gap, a bit of social class inequality and more heat than a summer day in Tennessee, that's what you are getting with this story.

As always Ms. Steiner brings the angst and she brings it big time to this story! I was crying and waiting on baited breath till the end.  

Noah is a laborer, he is a barrel raiser. (I also lear
Kate R
Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
*3.5 stars*

On the Rocks is a small town romance, based in Tennessee between a barrel raiser at a whiskey distillery and the mayor’s daughter. Noah is 27, rough around the edges and a troublemaker. I thought it was very creative and unique that he was a barrel raiser at a whiskey distillery. I knew absolutely nothing about this at all and this was all very interesting. Kandi Steiner’s descriptions were phenomenal. I swear I could almost taste the whiskey with her descriptions! Ruby Grace, on the
2OCC Reviews
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marie
Ruby Grace Barnett is a brat. There I said it. I didn’t like her from the get-go, yet somehow by the end of the book, she had grown on me. Probably, because Noah, who I did love from the get-go, loved her and that gave her some redeeming qualities in my eyes.

This story of the good girl and the boy from the wrong side of the tracks is somewhat predictable and a really, really slow burn. The push and pull between Noah and Ruby Grace while somewhat entertaining began to get on my nerves at some poi
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ah as soon as I seen a new book from Kandi I knew I had to give it a read.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Although I enjoyed it so much and it was extremely well written I found myself, at times, skipping through a few pages as I wasn’t connecting with the story. I can’t put my finger on what exactly it was but unfortunately I couldn’t.

In the end though, I found myself enjoying it more than I did in the first half.

The characters were lovely, Ruby Grace and Noah were amazing. Thei
Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites

On the Rocks was a sweet, sexy, angsty, swoon-worthy standalone contemporary, small-town romance, and I absolutely LOVED it! From the amazing, charming, and unforgettable storyline, characters, and small town of Stratford, Tennessee, to Kandi Steiner’s beautiful prose, I adored every moment of On the Rocks. Noah and Ruby Grace’s love story was so much more than I ever could’ve hoped for, and I was beyond thrilled with the conclusion. On the Rocks has hands down been my FAVORITE roman
Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it
I’ll be honest. Once I read that the heroine was 19 and getting married. I lost interest in her. I don’t know why. I don’t hate her, but I never invested in her. I like age gap romances. I think I prefer the youngest one to not be a teenager. It just made it weird.

I’ve noticed recently that little things are starting to bug me more. I don’t really like it, but what can I do about it. They throw me off and make me judgy. I hope I’m not burning out.

I voluntarily read an early copy.
Elisa Gioia
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4,5 review to come
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
19-year old Ruby Grace Barnett is on the road to becoming the perfect southern lady. Her father is the mayor of their little town of Stratford, Tennessee and her mom has always been loyally by his side. Ruby Grace recently left college because she’s engaged to be married to a future politician. Her dreams of being independent are now left behind and new dreams are in their place. But Ruby Grace is feeling torn by what she’s supposed to do and what she wants to do.

27-year old Noah Becker works a
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
"Anyone can lead an ordinary life but the best adventures are reserved for the ones brave enough to be extraordinary."

Oh my gosh. What can I even say about this book to do it enough justice? I was happy, I was pissed off, I experienced deep heartache, I laughed, I cried. I did all the things. And it was amazing.

Kandi Steiner's books do this thing where you get all egotistical thinking you know what's going to happen. You're like, I'm going to read this and love it but I know this thing is g
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Angst ✔
Loveable family ✔
Southern charm in spades ✔

A shot that has distinct flavor, with both heat and smoothness.
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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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