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I’m the Dixon who left.
Through the good, bad, and worst imaginable, I stayed gone.
When I return home after a decade, I’m not surprised by the cold reception from my family . . . or my brother’s best friend.

Emberly Olsen.

I spent my childhood tormenting her.
Now these days with her feel like the cruelest sort of unintended revenge.
We’ve changed.
She’s changed.
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Published April 6th 2020 by Jester Creations, LLC
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May 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whiskey has a lot of potential. It is a story involving two broken characters who desperately trying to run from their past. Collides with each other and falls in love. There is also a forbidden romance vibe around it. Small town cruel gossip. And a whole lot of lies and betrayal. Oh throw it a family drama into the mix. Voila. You get Whiskey.

What I do not like is the middle of the story. It is full of angst. Angst that is written in a way has a lot showing but no telling. It is very frustrati
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)

This book had my heart in a vice like grip. My heart ached–so much–reading this beautiful story about two people who endured so much pain and heartbreak that happiness eludes them. It was a heartbreakingly–beautiful emotional journey that I have fallen in love with.

Emberly Olson has been secretly in love with the same boy from before she understood what love was. It was unexpected and quite terrifying because she couldn't understand or explain why she felt like that. Especially to the boy she b
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again Molly McAdams has broken my heart and put it back together again. Being a small town girl, I love the setting of Amber but I can tell you that I am a little angry with the folks of that little town right now. Molly, does a wonderful job of drawing you into her stories, making you feel like you are walking the streets with these characters, maybe popping into Brewed for a cup of coffee.

Emberly had our hearts by the end of book 1, being the best friend to the characters in that book, we
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

is the second book in Molly McAdam's brewed series. If you love contemporary romance and haven't read anything by McAdams you should fix that because her writing is wonderful, and she knows how to tug on the heart strings.

Cayson Dixon left home 9 years ago to escape his hometown and make the best of himself. He's now come home and faced with a family who blames him for their fathers death, the girl he gave his young heart to who doesn't want
Marisela M. Chavez
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First of I want to say is thanks Molly for once again for such an incredible story. This story had so much heart, hurt, love, and more

Emberly is such a spit fire. I loved her when she was first introduced in Fix. As Sawyer best friend. And secretly in love with her best friends brother Cayson. It was so great learning about her past. It wasn’t the best, but it was good to see nonetheless. It was great to see the friendship between her and Sawyer. And then also the relationship between her and Ra
Mary Mooney
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in the Brewed series and is about Cayson Dixon. The brother who left his family and only talked to Sawyer over the last 10 years.
Now he is back and no one wants him around. His family thinks he abandoned them when their father died and Emberly thinks he was her tormentor throughout high school.
As Cayson tries to explain why he left, his brothers and mother find it hard to believe the things he is saying about their father. He knew it was not going to be easy for them to hear what
Marissa Chavez
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Whiskey absolutely wrecked me. I really wanted to give Cayson a big hug after reading everything he went through. I really loved how Rae was by his side without even knowing him like his family and Emberly. I know that all the pranks he did on Emberly wasn’t nice but that was his way of kind saying he cared for her.

I really don’t know where to start on Emberly. She has the feelings for Caysob the boy that pranked her all her life but also someone she saw that no else did. She has her issues
I Love Story Time
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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If you thought you loved Sawyer, wait until you meet Cayson!

I loved this book! You will too if you like small town romances with sexy, manly heroes and strong, feisty heroines. The storyline is so beautifully crafted. So many broken pieces put back together with love and forgiveness. I adored Cayson and Emberly. I really enjoyed their back story and how they fought to move forward and leave the past behind them. I've really come to love this family. Each with their own story of heartbreak. Thes
Edith Leal
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So heartbreakingly good.

I can not even begin to tell you how much I loved this book. I thought Rae’s story was heartbreaking but not was I wrong. I was not prepared for how heartbreaking and simply beautiful Cayson was and how much his story would touch my heart. The hurt and the pain that Cayson goes through will definitely have you crying. I can’t wait to read Hunter’s story.
This author writes in such a captivating way. I can fly through the pages and enjoy the stories. However I feel like these romances and the extenuating circumstances are a bit too over done. Maybe the books are just about 50 pages too long. Too much back and forth. But I still enjoy the series and the stories. So I look forward to the next installment. I just wish it wasn’t such a rollercoaster that once I’m done I’m relieved instead of disappointed.
Wendy *cr8zysockbookblock*

So I’m not gonna lie, Molly McAdams is one of those authors that has the ability to slice and dice my emotions with her amazingly poignant and heart wrenching books. My heart doesn’t stand a chance against her and her magical word wizardry. Pieces y’all, I fall to pieces. Then she comes in like a ninja surgeon and puts me back together again. Every.Single.Dang.Time.

Cayson Dixon, I mean could we possibly have a more sexy name for our hero?!? That’s a rhetorical questi
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brewed #2
I feel like I spent a lot of time crying while listening to this book, so be warned… READ WITH TISSUES.

Outside of the annoying way that the narration by two different narrators – both of which were very good narrators – seemed to break the flow of the book every time they switched, I have no major problems with this book. In fact, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I don't believe that this is a book or series that I will want to read again. Anything I give five stars i
Michele A.
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cayson and Emberly have a lot of history and baggage. When he comes back to town, Emberly falls apart. She has always blamed a lot of her childhood torment on Cayson and can't comprehend why she still loves him. Cayson has come back to town to get away and try to mend some fences. His family was a piece of work and didn't even ask him why he left town a decade before, they just went with their assumptions. The one brother who you least expected to be on his side, Hunter, showed remarkable unders ...more
Franci Neill
5 My Heart Still Hurts Stars!!!

This second book in Ms. McAdams Brewed Series has knocked me on my tush!! I knew there was pain when it came to Cayson but I really had no idea what was driving everyone’s demeanor and attitude about this Dixon brother. But OH MY STARS when we find out what’s behind why Cayson Dixon left Amber, TX the tears started, and I’m pretty much still crying!!

This book is a powerful lesson on what love is and what love is not. How a person is loved, truly dictates who th
Eileen Robinson
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cayson Dickson, black sheep, left home the night before his fathers death, now returning after ten years, still the black sheep, still taking the burden on his shoulders, still broken.

Amberly had been his best friend his whole life, she was crushed when he left. Even now ten years later she has still never moved on from the pain and hurt of his leaving without so much as a goodbye.

Cayson's return opens up a barrel of pain and hurt. A family torn apart, friendships shattered. Emotions still raw.
Claudia Pinillos
Couldn’t put it down!!

If there’s something that you can count on from a Molly McAdams novel, it’s the feels. This one had it in spades. I couldn’t put this book down. I switched between the audio and the ebook because I just couldn’t get myself out of this story, I couldn’t stop reading. I started this morning and I knew I wasn’t going to sleep until I reach the end. I loved it so much!!

My heart broke over and over again for Cayson. Through the flashbacks and through him opening up we got more
Amber Recinella
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kendra Myers
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Breathtakingly stunning! This book broke me down in the best way. When I read the last page I just sat here in silence trying not to cry. It wasn't going to be a sad ugly cry, but a happy cry because the book was so exceptional and so touching. I just didn't know what to do with myself.

Cayson Dixon left home almost a decade ago. No one has even bothered to ask him why. He's the only one that knows the deep dark secret he's been carrying around. If only someone, anyone would ask him the one quest
Tiffany Ross
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Molly.

Molly, I am beyond thrilled I recently found your books because I can jump from book to book OR I would be messaging you and complaining that I can’t move the hell on after reading your books.
They’re so beyond captivating you can’t help but to binge them until they’re finished.

IF you thought you loved Sawyer, wait until you meet my new boo 😉

Cayson is such a damaged person arrrgghh I just wanted to save his soul, bless his heart and kiss him all over .... I can’t even, I love him.

Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
Loving this series! After the first book, I was eager to get my hands on the next installment after the crazy journey this family has been on. I was so into this book I found myself wanting to smack and/or shake characters though my e-reader! After running away from home, done with putting up with the abuse he experienced, Cayson is finally returning home almost a decade later with much to explain. Always feeling a pull and connection to his brother’s best friend, Emberly, he finds himself final ...more
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book captivated me right from the start and never let go. A stunning love story that is powerfully raw, incredibly emotional, breathtakingly romantic and beautifully inspiring. Oh, my heart. This romance not only had all the feels; it brought me to my knees. With an incredibly sexy, fiercely protective, very determined hero and a beautiful, strong and resilient heroine. The connection they share is undeniable. I loved their flirty banter, sarcasm and wicked wit. Their attraction is magnetic ...more
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s not often that I read a book that is as stunningly beautiful as Whiskey. I was so wrapped up in the story that I could not put this book down until I finished and then I just sat there and thought about what I had read.

Cayson Dixon broke my heart. I wanted to lash out at those who had hurt this beautiful soul. I could feel his pain through the pages and just wanted him to feel at peace. The love that he had for Emberly had me holding smiling through my tears.

Emberly was just as broken as Ca
Jennifer Cooper
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh My Heart!

Caysen Dixon is just what we expected from a Dixon brother but man the baggage he has been carrying for 10 years shatters your heart.

From the outside looking in it appears that the Dixon family has it all....handsome men, a big ranch, small town, reputable family and every girl in town trying to tie one of them down! After the death of their father the brothers are torn apart and Caysen rolls into town unexpectedly and turns them all upside down! Especially Emberly, the girl that h
Jennifer Cooper
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Caysen Dixon is just what we expected from a Dixon brother but man the baggage he has been carrying for 10 years shatters your heart.

From the outside looking in it appears that the Dixon family has it all....handsome men, a big ranch, small town, reputable family and every girl in town trying to tie one of them down! After the death of their father the brothers are torn apart and Caysen rolls into town unexpectedly and turns them all upside down! Especially Emberly, the girl that has been a par
Jodie Lauren
Cayson was the brother who left. He had his reasons but no one knew why. The family hasn’t been the same since as after he left, their dad died. Cayson was blamed for this but how could he tell them that the person they were mourning was the reason he left. Their experiences with their dad was all
Different but Cayson went through hell and no one would believe him.

Nearly 10 years have past and he’s found his way home, back to the small town and small town gossip. Back to his family, where his br
Kasey Sullivan
Mar 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My poor poor Cayson! My broken man who just needed people to listen! Listen and love him.

Y’all this book was full of emotion and heartbreak.

Cayson comes home after 9 years to a family he doesn’t speak to and a girl who thinks he hates her.

Sooooo many secrets. This family is full of them but I think Cayson hurt the most from them.

This story is about moving on from the past and learning how to move forward from what you thought was the truth.

I really liked Emberly in this story. Getting to se
Amanda Herrin
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Whiskey is the second stand alone book in Molly McAdams Brewed series. It begins with the shocking news that none other than the infamous Cayson Dixon has returned to his tiny home town NOT so welcomed. He had a reputation and it wasn’t a good one. No one hated him more than Emberly Olsen...or did she? This book exposes tortured secrets that only one person really knew about, besides Cayson. Secrets that caused so much pain and forced Cayson to think leaving was his only option. He doesn’t regre ...more
Sarah Cook
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing

First off, let me say that Molly has a way with words. I knew this book would be absolutely NO different, however I was NOT expecting this. Oh my goodness.

This book awakened everything in me. It touched all my feels. I laughed, and I definitely cried. (Not in a tragic way, it was an empathetic don't freak out about that!!!)

I absolutely LOVED and adored Cayson. My heart went out to him, and everything he had been through really touched me. He has steadily become my favorite male
Kat's Books & Brews
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ALL THE DAMN FEELS!!! I really did not expect going in, but I was hit hard. (I should have had my guard up after Taking Chances lol) I enjoyed this book so much. It put my heart through the ringer. And it made it hurt so good.

The second book in the Brewed series and it was a huge hit with me! I devoured it in one sitting. Going into it, it’s a McAdams novel, so I knew there was gonna be trouble brewing(pun intended), but Cayson returns home after being gone for nine years welcome is the last th
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An emotional whirlwind you’ll never want to put down!

I don’t even have the words for all the things I felt while reading this. The characters are full dimensional. Layered with emotions and wrapped in mystery. Having both of their POVs was such a treasure. I enjoyed every page I got to delve deeper into their minds. Each emotion was a zing to my senses. Molly crafted an intricate web of gut wrenching emotion and overflowing with passion. I was lost in the pages and never wanted it to end. There’
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Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movi ...more

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