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Whiskey

(Brewed #2)

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4.37  ·  Rating details ·  1,920 ratings  ·  176 reviews
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.
Pure confidence a
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ebook, 459 pages
Published April 6th 2020 by Jester Creations, LLC
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Syndi
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
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Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
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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
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Wil Loves Books!
Nov 24, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021, audiobook, ku
I actually loved this one, so full of angst. Cayson's story was so heartbreaking and beautiful. However, the author leaves so many things up in the air, feels very unresolved. However, this is so much better than Fix which was a dumpster fire of epic proportions. ...more
Pam
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
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tee
4.25 CAYSON STARS

this was so much better than the first one. and i loved cayson so much just wanted to give him a big fat hug. so misunderstood, his story was so heartbreaking and i was not prepared for the heartache. emberly also had such a tough childhood and even though i could empathise with her, some of her actions towards cayson really aggravated me. i bloody loved cayson, there is so much more to him than his family ever gave him credit for. and that family all of them bar hunter were suc
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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
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Karina
Sep 10, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2 stars for Cayson and that’s it because everyone else in this book , sucked . Especially his mother.
Kait Nolan
This just might be the very best former childhood bully redeemed story I've ever read. It's not that simple (never is), and that's exactly why it's so incredibly well done. It's high on the angst scale but not excessive. It's totally justified and I am definitely burning my way through the rest of the series. Two thumbs up! ...more
MJ
Jun 22, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
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Aziza Henry-Richards
2.5
God everyone is awful. Cayson really suffered and every member of his family disgusted me except for Hunter. How could Sawyer be so loveable in book 1 and then be an absolute tw*t in this book.
Emberly was annoying af but I felt sorry for her.
The only redeeming characters were Rae, Hunter and Cayson, I loved them. Cayson's storyline had me in tears.
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Crystal Wegrzynowicz
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Hated to get to the last page, but couldn’t stop at the same time. Full of sorrow, heart, anguish, love and hope for the future...exactly what I needed to read in this troubling time. I’m already looking forward to the next book!
Amanda
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Whiskey
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
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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
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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
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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
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Pamela Lilley
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my word - my heart went out to Cayson, I loved, loved, loved him. So misunderstood, and so blooming stubborn. Both Cayson and Emberly were ridiculed as children, and both have been hiding their feelings for years. Feelings for each other, hatred against each other, and everything in between. When Cayson returns home after 9 years, all those feelings return, nothing it seems has changed. Or has it? These brothers are so mixed up and bitter about life, but I’ll say one thing, I’m loving watchin ...more
I Love Story Time
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: melyssa-lys, arc
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
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Tara September
Nov 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this angsty family drama set in a complicated small town. McAdams was able to have me rooting for the aching couple and hissing at some of the other pig-headed characters. I was a little frustrated with the pace at which the conflict was resolved but also enjoyed that it wasn't an easy fix and while a tad too long, it was very satisfying with lots of feels. Also, I started with the second book in the series and was able to follow along without reading the first.

Trigger warning:
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Kimberly #Audiofile
Jesus poor Cayson.
😭 it’s hard to give this a four star when it’s so angsty and sad.
I hated this book at the same time as really liking it.
The family is so fucked up!
Edie L.
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.
Jacquellyn
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.
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
Amber Recinella
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Kathy
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
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Melody
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m not sure how to rate this book. I’ve not been so angsty and irritated, and very disappointed with this entire family. I lovvveeee Cayson. I felt sooo incredibly bad for this character. Emberly - damn what a childhood made me understand her fears- but it was too much at times. And Sawyer and Beau - and their mom- and the dad ... no spoilers but all of them suck with the dad being a piece of 💩.

I love the narrators.

In summary - I didn’t like the story it was hard and sad regardless of the out
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JL Roberts
I think I was too mad and heartbroken to enjoy this book. Everything that Cayson went through before he left AND after he returns is beyond sad and infuriating. Besides Cayson I think the only characters I actually liked were Hunter and Rae. Yes I was even annoyed and overall put off with Emberly for about 97% off the book. I guess when it comes down to it I liked the book but I couldn't stand the Dixon Family and the way they treated Cayson. Except for Hunter I loved Hunter and can't wait to di ...more
S Tomasz
Aug 18, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The angst !

I know many people love the angst. So many dark secrets, so many mistakes, misunderstandings. I kept flipping through to see if I was just missing the story. The angst just about drowned me.
Nate Brightman
Whiskey is the 2nd book in Molly McAdam’s Brewed series. I can be read as a standalone but seeing as both Sawyer and Rae (especially Rae) the main characters from the 1st book in the series Fix as well as the first book giving you more of a background on the rest of the Dixon family, I’d really encourage you to read that book first. It is IMHO an excellent contemporary romance with a lot of angst and sex and intrigue.
In Whiskey we have the second oldest Dixon brother Cayson who left his family
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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 baby. 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 movies ...more

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