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She was the one thing holding him together. Until she was gone.
And then there was whiskey.
Fallon Gentry has spent the last decade reliving one dark night in his head. The moment he lost the woman he loved when a single blink cascaded into a series of events that stole both of their lives. Now his nights are spent playing music in southern honky-tonks and nursing the memory of her the only way he knows how–at the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
A brief stint in Nashville, a hit song, and a brush with Hollywood couldn’t bring him closer to God, but when the ghost of Augusta Belle
Branson appears in his corner of another lonely dive bar late after dark, he’s forced to confront everything he thought he knew about that fateful night, and a few things he didn’t.
He’s her contradiction, she’s his salvation.
A firestorm of emotion consumes them when they come together after ten lost years, every moment more revealing, more unpredictable, more intoxicating than the next until the only reckoning left for Fallon is the one he must make with himself. But this time, fate may have left an after-burn too bitter to swallow. This time, he may lose his whiskey girl for good.
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Whiskey Girl is like a slow sensual song, you sway along with the words and end with a happy contented sigh.
I loved Fallon with his southern drawl and melting words and Augusta Belle with her sassy attitude. I loved how Fallon used her full name, wrote her into his songs when she wasn't in his life and I could feel the love and adoration in all his words each time he spoke to Augusta Belle.
Whiskey Girl is a second chance romance and begins with Fallon on the road, living from his truck, a man with overgrown hair, beard, forever a whiskey bottle in his hand and a chip on his shoulder.
A musician going wherever the wind takes him.
Fallon once had a chance at stardom but threw it all away when he lost Augusta Belle who disappeared suddenly one night leaving him with only memories of their teenage years together.
It was like Augusta Belle left and so did his reason for doing anything but writing, playing, drinking and moving on from town to town, like his soul was searching.
The plot goes from present to past at first and is told in first person dual pov.
Fallon has a roaming musicians life with only his guitar and whiskey for comfort but when Augusta Belle finds him she well and truly injects herself back into Fallon giving him back life.
For 10 years Augusta Belles disappeared from Fallon's life and then the two are finally reunited again it was like stars finally aligning when the sassy Augusta Belle finally finds him and brings with her answers and secrets that need to be told.
Why did she disappear? where did she go? how did it take her so long to find him again?
"A man couldn't live without the sunshine. I knew; I'd been doing it day in and day out for too many years now"
Sounds more like the end to a story but it's just the beginning to a new road and life for both of them and the road behind them is just filled with what could have been's and Whiskey Girl begins with their new journey.
"She was silky and sensual, smoky on the lips, warm on the tongue, smooth on the way down. She was whiskey. And I was hooked"
A perfect swoon worthy read. I really enjoyed Whiskey Girl and loved the blissful happy ending.
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