White Whiskey Bargain
“I want to give you my gratitude someplace other than that pretty mouth of yours.” - Javier Meza
The sudden and tragic death of her mother throws Hannah Hawkins into a position she doesn’t feel at all prepared for. With the duty of leading her family’s decades-long moonshining business weighing heavy on her shoulders, the last thing she needs is something making her...more
Slaughter has a certain languidness to her writing. It's not that it's slow on the action, but her books take their time reaching the climax. It builds you up and lets you down slowly. It's a perfect balance between slow and just right. This second book, like the first, starts off with an interesting and collar grabbing bang.
Hannah is in the moonshine business. Her mother died recently, and it's now ...more
I'm going through a marriage of convenience ride right now, yall. And it's a good one. First Xeni, now White Whiskey Bargain. It only gets better and better. You should all pick up these two books because you will have the time of your life.
This time around I read white Whisket Bargain. I read it so fast YOU DON'T KNOW. I even tweet about how I was going to read only one chapter last night. But surprise, ...more
Hannah found herself at the helm of her recently deceased mother's empire and this is really the last thing she needs, but Javier is the heir to his father's business and could prove to be an amazing partner in the fight to come, and perhaps for a future neither of them dared dream of.
With a hint of historical romance. It’s hard to believe that these operations still exist in 2019. I enjoyed how the book was constructed with a slow development of their relationship. Much more realistic than an insta love story. The last fighting scene was funny but what’s to say that just out of spite Ward would set the Feds on them? Anyway it was an enjoyable read. What I missed was more interactions with her sister and friend. We were also due a scene with his grandmother. A bit of ...more
and yes, very hot sex scenes.
This was a lovely read that I enjoyed thoroughly.
This was my first read by Jodie Slaughter and won’t be the last. The book itself starts out with a bang, then slowly builds up until the big climax, then let’s you cool down until you’re ready to leave the mountains and the characters to their life, and I liked that a lot. What rally made that story for me though were the characters. Hannah and Javier were both strong and independent, but still firmly tethered to their home, family and ...more
Thirty-year-old Hannah Hawkins has just inherited the family liquor-running business after the recent death of her mother, and is trying to establish her credibility and leadership skills amongst the extended family, ...more
This was ridiculously awesome! Rival moonshining families in Kentucky? One Mexican, one black? I just had to get my hands on this. So I snatched it up as soon as I saw it was on sale.
The heroine, Hannah, was so great. She started out wanting to be just like her mother in terms of leadership and the way she lived her life, but as the story went on, Hannah began to grow more confident in her own decisions. She began to understand that she had to be her own person. As for her ...more
We see that Hannah has only recently become the head of her family/business after the death of her mother but we don't really know how she feels about it except some lingering doubts that she can be the kind of leader her mother was. I would have liked to see how she felt about having that role pretty much forced on her. There is a super brief ...more
My only complaint is that everything felt a little ...more
My feelings about this book are probably tainted by all the races its gotten. Super duper high expectations and all that. I know a lot of people who love White Whiskey Bargain and objectively I can see why. It's good storytelling, vivid characters, and set in the Appalachian mountains far from a-million-and-one-dukes-land. Personally, I really liked it but I wouldn't say I LOVED it. Marriage of convenience with cinnamon roll hero is not my catnip, and I didn't get a hard ...more
Also, I wonder sometimes if writing the accent into a southern US book actually distracts from the story. It did a bit for me this time. It’s ...more
I really enjoyed this, but I wanted more. For example, at least twice she ended a chapter and I was excited to see what came next, and the 'what came next' was a time jump?!?
I loved how it had a historical feel, as a result of the arranged marriage, but set in a contemporary world. I've never experienced that in a book before. I loved our two MC's, but wanted more time with them -- I wanted the conflicts between them to be more heightened, but then again, I always want more ...more
Characters were interesting but I didn’t feel like I got a lot of their personalties.
The two families have been moonshine rivals for decades. The families aren’t dangerous rivals but they aren’t friends either. When a new, more violent rival moves in and tries to take over, the devise to hand together to keep him out.
I have to say these scenes are top notch. They are not overly graphic but damn are they .
Who knew that moonshine could be so incredibly sexy? Well, it is when you’re reading about Hannah with her brown skin, curly hair and thick thighs and butt. And add in Javier with his tan skin, lush beard and gorgeous body, and you have an associates to friends to lovers story set in the hills of Kentucky and Tennessee where the underdog wins the day!
I read this book because Talia Hibbert recommended it and I should have known not to doubt her. It was sexy and ...more
I really enjoyed this book! Javier and Hannah were a really fun couple to watch fall in love. It was interesting- in some ways this really felt historical, because a lot of the stuff with the moonshine honestly felt otherworldly. Fascinating, but definitely not a world I’m familiar with. I really loved the interaction Javier had with his ex wife- showed a lot of maturity and was one of the MANY reasons I liked him ...more
Didn’t enjoy this as much as I was hoping. :/ I had expectations, which was probably my first mistake, because I love marriage of convenience. The enemies to lovers really wasn’t tense at all, in fact it was rather amicable. Definitely like Hannah and Javier together and individually.
Great marriage of convenience story. Although the mc's set out to marry in order to fight against a common enemy, it didn't take them long to develop feelings that had nothing to do with the fight. I was rooting for them all around. You could tell when the "trying" became effortless and the win against the Ward family was the cherry on top.