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On the Rocks

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,559 ratings  ·  537 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, sweat
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published June 11th 2019 (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 hea
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 swo
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
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
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 som
Melanie A.
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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 room by
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)
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  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: slow-burn, age-gap
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)
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
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
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
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
thanks to this book i now know the proper ways to drinking 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. and much to my delight, she did. there were just a couple of things i didnt agree with. (view spoiler)
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
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'
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
* * * * Spoiler Free
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 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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  ·  review of another edition
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
K's Secret Books
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
Kathy West
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
On the Rocks is the first book I have read from this new to me author. I chose it because I love age gaps and I love small town romances. Unfortunately it's very hard to find a light hearted small town romance without it being super cheesy. On the Rocks definitely didn't suffer from that. It's really slow burn which if you follow me you know I'm not a big fan but this couple was so much fun that I was never bored. The connection between Noah and Ruby Grace was awesome and the spark was immediate ...more
Nikki Pennington
Kandi Steiner is everything. Her books are everything. Her writing is everything. She knows how to paint a picture and make you feel like you have been dropped into a book right next to these characters, she makes it feel like they are your friends. When you dive into one of her books you don't even want to come out for air.

I received an ARC for this book, and I am so so grateful for that. I would have read it anyway, but to get it early is special, and it was everything I hoped it would be and
Kate R
Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve realised Kandi Steiner loves whiskey and that people in the southern states of America really do like the whole two name thing. Like Mary Ellen, Bobby Jo, Ruby Grace, and they always call people by the full moniker. Not just Ruby. It’s always Ruby Grace.

This is apparently going to be a family saga. We have four handsome brothers and Noah Becker is brother number one. I think I already know where the long term plot is going. I’ve already jumped into solution mode.

When Ruby Grace comes back
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
Mali Mor
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have only one question: When will the film based on this book be released?!?! 😍🙏


📚 “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 Noah
3 ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 Stars! Love Triangle intrigue. I really liked this book and the whole idea behind of the Mayor’s daughter engaged to be married but falls for the small town bad boy. Great story. ...more
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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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