Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blog Tour: Honey Whiskey by Carina Adams

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Title: Honey Whiskey: A Bastards M.C. Novel
Author: Carina Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance/MC
Release Date: July 31,2014
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Honey Whiskey is not a standalone book; it is the second book in the Bastards series. In order to fully understand the characters and storyline, without feeling confused, you must read the first book about Matty and Jo, Always Been Mine.

The Bastards live in a world that most don’t understand. We follow our own rules, only accountable to each other, the innocents we protect, and the people we couldn’t save. Each of us wears a mask, hiding behind a polite smile and a respectable job, covering the monsters inside. I made peace with who I was a long time ago. I have no regrets.

Except one.

I've been in love with Jo Walker for years, always standing on the sideline, playing the only position I could. When she looks at me, she sees her best friend; he's the man I want to be. I blew it once; I walked away, leaving her with more questions than answers, knowing it was best for both of us.

A few months without her made me realize that nothing mattered if I couldn’t have her. I need to get her back, and I’ll do anything she asks, including telling her my darkest truths.

I expect her to run away and never look back. That’s the smart thing to do, the safe thing to do. I’m no good for someone like her. This life will only syphon all the goodness away, leaving her bitter and cold. It seems like my choice should be easy.

But, I’m not letting her go without a fight.

4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

I absolutely loved Always Been Mine and could not wait for this second installment.   I completely fell in love with Matty in ABM and just needed more of him.  He was just amazing in every way.  The best friend a girl could ask for but so much more.  He had secrets that came out in ABM but we still had a lot of unanswered questions that I could not wait to find out the answers to. 

In ABM we see Matty and Joes, two people who have been best friends for over 10 years.  And deep down Matty has always been in love with Joe but it wasn’t until after her separation from her husband that Matty started to act on those feelings.  ABM is an amazing story of friends to lovers.  But with their story came a lot of drama and angst.  Honey Whiskey takes place about 2 months after ABM ended and Joe is not really sure where her relationship with Matty stands.  She knows she loves him and wants to be with him but she has so many questions that she needs answers too.  For one Matty has a whole other life as the VP of the Bastards MC that she knew nothing about.  She needs to know how that life will affect their relationship but she also needs to know about his past and how he came to be a member of the MC.  The love that they have for each other is s strong and unlike any love that either one of them have felt, but with so many issues still between them can they make it work?

I won’t go into more detail about their story but will say that Honey Whiskey was nothing of what I expected but everything that I wanted.  If that makes any sense.  I wasn’t sure where this book would go but I loved every minute of it.  Matty, oh how I love this man.  Joes is his life and he would do anything to keep her safe.  It has always been about her.  He was married once to Becs who knew about his past but wanted to live a life separate from it.  He was engaged to Taylor who knew all about his money, and the MC and may have wanted him for those reasons.  He has been with many women who wanted him for various reasons.  But the one person who loved him and knew him better than anyone was Joe. She may not have known about his past or his secret life but she knew the real Matty.  She saw the Matty that no one else got to see.  They had a friendship and love that most people would dream of having.  They were both there for each other through thick and thin, no matter what.  Watching these two fall in love and want to do everything in their power to make it work was just amazing.

I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved this book.  There was drama and angst and some very dark moments as well.  Ms. Adams took this book to the next level and completely blew me away.  The love that Joe and Matty have for each other is so real and so beautiful that you can feel it.   I fell in love with Matty even more, because he is just that amazing.  We also get to know a whole new circle of characters through the MC club.  I loved Rocker and the other members of the Bastards, especially Neo.  I cannot wait for their story.  I also loved Jess and Cris and the relationship that they had with Joe.  They were true friends who would do anything for each other. 

Honey Whiskey will answer any questions that you had in ABM.  Yes there are moments that will tie your stomach up in knots and moments where the tears will start to form.  There are also those sweet moments that will just make you happy.  There is enough drama and angst to keep you on the edge of your seat.  But deep down it is a beautiful love story between two people whose love is so deep and so real that they will do anything to make it work.  Together, they will melt your heart and leave you smiling.  I cannot wait for the next one in this series.  Amazing job Ms. Adams!

CarinaCarina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story. Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the one man that ruined the thought of all others, and two little boys that always keep her on her toes. When she isn’t annoying her co -workers with endless chatter, writing, or shuffling her kids between karate and soccer practices, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle in search of her new favorite vampire story, on the back of her husband's bike, or laughing with friends. Carina is currently writing Unfinished. Business, the next Bastards story. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at: carinaadamswrites@gmail.com.
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