Book Review: The Whiskey Prince by Toni Aleo

by Jac on July 16, 2014

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Whiskey Prince by Toni AleoWhiskey Prince by Toni Aleo
Published by Independently Published, Toni Aleo on July 10, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult
Format: eARC
Source: the Author
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Take a risk.
Do something drastic.
Fall in love.

When Amberlyn Reilly loses her mother, her whole world comes crashing down. Having been caretaker to her for most of her teenage years, Amberlyn is inexperienced in many aspects of life. She hasn’t had time to live, have fun, or enjoy even the little things. It’s only when a letter from her mother, asking her to fulfill three things, sends her off to Ireland to live a life she never thought possible that she begins to heal.

Declan O’Callaghan was born and raised in Ireland and has his family’s legendary whiskey in his veins. He’s shy and not a fan of the pressure and spotlight that comes with his family name, or the title he was given at birth—the Whiskey Prince. Declan knows just what he wants and that is to take over the family dynasty, but when his father gives him an ultimatum, everything he’s worked for could come undone in the blink of an eye.

With six months to get married, the reclusive Declan spots Amberlyn across a lake and instantly feels the need to know her. Soon, the two find themselves traveling down a path neither expected. However, like any road, there are bumps and side streets to derail them. Can Declan help find the pieces that will make Amberlyn whole again? And will Amberlyn stay or run when she learns of Declan’s deadline of marriage?

My love for Toni Aleo and her Assassins series is no secret, so when I was approached about reading and reviewing her newest (standalone) Whiskey Prince? I was both excited and nervous. One of my favorite authors has a book in a totally different genre than her norm, that’s a scary prospect! Luckily? Whiskey Prince is just as fabulous as her Assassins series – but with a different twist.

Amberlyn is in Ireland after her parents have both passed away, her moms attempt to make her move on with her life. Her mom leaves a letter with three tasks: Take a risk. Do something drastic. Fall in love. These tasks are the background for this book – and oh what a journey she goes on!! 

Declan (SWOON!!) is the heir to a great Irish Whiskey fortune and treated like royalty in their small Irish town. Together with his best friend Kane, these two guys are full of charm and make this book such a pleasure to read!

Unlike most of the bitter and broken hockey players that Toni usually writes, the Whiskey Prince is a sweet story (“New Adult” genre) about falling in love and finding yourself. In fact, as I was reading, I kept comparing this story to one of my favorites – Katie McGarry! (So if you love her books, you’ll love the Whiskey Prince.)

Jac

I'm a homeschooling hockey mom from southern Colorado! I spend my free time blogging and reading (when I'm not at the ice arena or hiking in the Rockies!) and I have a crazy addiction to water bottles!

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