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Whiskey Tears

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Adley Gates.
The one that got away.
No, the one I permitted to get away.
Nope. That’s not right either.
The one I up and walked away from.

I had my reasons. When you’re reeling with pain of a tragedy, it doesn’t matter who you hurt to alleviate the ache. Even if it’s the person who means the most to you.

Years later, like a ghost of my past, she’s back in my life, hating me for
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Published July 14th 2021
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Jenn the Readaholic
Jul 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Get ready for some seriously tragic stuff. And some annoyance and aggravation. Because Ethan brings the A words for sure, while Adley brings the small a versions once in a while.

From the very start, Ethan was cagey with commitments and answers, but he couldn’t stay away from Adley. As for Adley, I thought the issues were going to be hers at first. Or that Ethan was in a different situation than he was. So I was thrown for the first loop when neither ended up being what I’d feared. And when Etha
Jul 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Are you ready for a bit of a roller coaster? Whiskey Tears is the story of Adley and Ethan. Like other books from Delong, Adley and Ethan fall hard and fast. Unfortunately, Ethan isn’t ready to go all in and further backs away when tragedy strikes his family. Adley is left questioning the whirlwind of their time together. Both characters are forced to make tough life decisions in the wake of Ethan’s tragedy. It isn’t until a few years later that Ethan sees a “ghost” of someone from his past and
Cathy Brockman
Jul 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a new to me author but I loved the writing and story and will look for more.
The Title sorta gives a sad emotional vibe and it was spot on. The book is written in two parts. The first part Adley is just arriving at college, going to her first frat party when she meets a gorgeous, sexy guy. They kiss and Adley is swept off her feet. But Eric has met his match and can’t stop thinking about his hoodie stealing, vodka drinking hottie.
There’s a reason Eric hides his identity to Adley and is s
Sarah Lehman
Jul 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was quite an emotional read but so worth it, the title is absolutely perfect & fitting for the story. I loved Adley and my heart broke for her. She met Ethan at college & he seemed kind of cagey about some things. When things happened in his life & he left her I could totally feel her sadness. When he reentered her life years later she hates him and has no place for him in her life at all. Ethan is prepared to fight for her & protect her when things arise in her life. There were some twists ...more
Jul 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
The book is a good, and enjoyable romance read. The story has a good story line. The characters are good, and they have good chemistry.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Vera Blaz
Jul 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, arc, author-arc
The author posted a disclaimer about references to drug use in her Facebook group. I went into the book armed with that knowledge and prepared myself to read about it. But, like all things Taylor Delong, I should have expected the unexpected. Adley Gates and Ethan McThune met by chance. When they met, they disclosed only first initials to each other. As they got to know each other, or I should say Ethan got to know Adley and kept everything personal about himself close to the vest, the connectio ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Whiskey Tears is one hell of an emotional ride, and I have to say, one of my biggest emotions was rage at Ethan. Adley & Ethan met in college at a party, and their courtship was fast. Ethan wasn't so ready so he ghosted this poor girl instead of facing things & communicating with her so I wasn't a fan of his because he hurt Adley so much. Fast forward several years later, and Ethan & Adley come face to face. I'm telling you right now that I totally understood her mean feelings towards him, but I ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Jul 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author to me, but I will certainly be looking out for her work in the future. This is Ethan and Adley’s story, and it is not an easy journey. When these two cross paths again Ethan is a shell of the man he used to be, and even though Adley is still hurt and angry at him, he finds himself unable to stay away from her and he still has commitment issues. Ethan is going to have his work cut out for him, but he is determined to convince Adley for a 2nd chance. This is a well written tra ...more
Jul 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was not expecting all the emotions and twists in this one. Not at all. The blurb touches on only a small fraction of what this story is packed with, but it’s really a story you need to go into without knowing what’s coming.

It’s heartbreaking in a beautiful way. Adley and Ethan meet while she’s in collage, and though he hides a lot of who he is from her, she can’t help but be enamored. And then he steps up to the plate…and hits a home run.

Things go well for a little while until tragedy strikes
Adina Grey
Jul 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was interesting. We can split it into two parts.the first one where Ethan and Adley met at a frat house party and where it all began. Unfortunately for various reasons Ethan leaves Adley, totally ghosting her. It's one of the things that I didn't really understand, I don't think it would have been necessary, however, the reason will be explained . In the second part the story resumes, six years later, without too many hitches. As a new author to me, I can say it has been an enjoyable r ...more
Leisa Ann
Jul 16, 2021 rated it liked it
I love second chance books so I was looking forward to reading this book. Honestly this book left me with more questions than answers. I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone but the Hero left me confused in his reasoning for walking away and the manner in which he did it left me scratching my head. The heroine’s willingness to take him back so readily was perplexing. I have enjoyed several books by this author and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Jul 19, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, second-chance
3.5 stars. The overall storyline wasn’t bad. I still had some unanswered questions when I finished reading though. The hero had enough red flags that my daughter would have been interested in him. I don’t feel like I got enough details into his background and his movements in part one. I didn’t feel like he needed to leave, but I can deal with that. Characters often don’t listen to me.
I was a little surprised that he didn’t have to work harder for a second chance.
Danielle Melo
Jul 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In love!

My goodness what an epic read! I love that it was based out of Rhode Island and the characters my God the characters were incredible. This book hit me in all of the feels! I couldn't put the book down. I just had to finish it. Some suspense, epic characters and a love story that will make you melt.
Michele Del Rey
Aug 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This one was definitely a roller coaster ride but worth the read. This book ranged many years with this couple, it is a second chance love. I loved the cover which pulled me in but the story was just as appealing.
Aug 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A story filled with emotional turmoil and drama surrounding the characters that gave it an intense vibe. I enjoyed reading this book because I bought into their romance. Nicely done. I requested a copy of this book and am voluntarily writing a review.
Layla Delaney
Jul 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for two things in a romance novel: happy ever afters and second chances. This story checked off both of those boxes in a very big way. Yet the best part is that all the tough was in there, too. Love, love, loved this one, Taylor!
Lauren Hutchinson
Jul 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a beautifully written emotional story. This story really pulled at my heart strings and had me feeling so many emotions I didn't want to stop reading. I was so mad at Ethan at times I wanted to smack him. An absolute must read story. ...more
Jul 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book so did not go where I expected, so many unexpected twists….I love it. Taylor’s best work yet
K. Logan
Jul 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you have not read one of Taylor's books, this would be a good one to start with.

Taylor has this way of pulling you into a story within the first few pages and you just can't stop once you start. Her characters, both E and Adley are so relateable, you feel like you have known them your entire life.

This book, as I won't post any spoilers, will make you laugh, cry and hit you right in all the feels. Just when I think I figure it out, she throws me another curve ball that I am just not ready for
Sarah Strawinski
Jul 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was heartbreaking but so good. I can’t say much about it or it will be major spoilers. I will say this though, go get it now. You will not regret it.
M Schroeder
Jul 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
I do enjoy reading second chance romance stories. Ethan and Adley's story fit the bill. They met at a frat party, and Ethan did take a while before finally somewhat commiting to Adley, even though he did not fully disclose certain information to her. He had a big secret, and I don't really understand the reasoning behind keeping the information to himself. I'm not going to say much about it to avoid many spoilers, but you'll know what it is when you read the book. Tragedy strikes and Ethan leave ...more
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