Author: Toni Aleo
Series: Taking Risks #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
For better or worse, for richer or poorer, ‘til almost death do they part…
Amberlyn Reilly took a risk and found a new life in Ireland. She did something drastic and jumped in front of a loaded gun for the one she knew she couldn’t lose. And with her mother’s last request, she did more than fall in love. She fell into Declan O’Callaghan—with her eyes wide open and her damaged heart and soul leading the way.
When Irish-born Declan O’Callaghan spotted Amberlyn across the lake, he knew his life was about to change. And it did. Now he has everything he’s ever dreamed of —he’s marrying for love, and with that love, the family distillery will now be his as long as he marries before the deadline.
Things are moving fast. It’s now or never. And as their beautiful relationship grows, time is something these two don’t have a lot of. Declan’s and Amberlyn’s souls are tightly tethered, but will the questions and second thoughts of others prevent them from having a life they’ve both only begun to dream of? Will family and the obligations that come with the O’Callaghan name push them to their breaking point? Or has the Whiskey Prince truly found his happily ever after taking Amberlyn as his Princess?
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Reviewed by Karen Lee
This book picks up where The Whiskey Prince leaves off. I guess it could be read as a stand-alone book, but obviously reading the first will give you some insight into the characters and just how much Declan has changed with Amberlyn in his life. The young couple is dealing with the planning of their wedding while living under the watchful eyes of their town. Respected as local royalty, Declan is uncomfortable with it, but has grown used to the stares and whispers when he is around. For Amberlyn, it is just surreal how everyone treats not only her fiancé but his whole family. When the soon to be wed couple moves into the ancestral castle, the stress of living with her uptight in-laws pushes Amberlyn to the brink of craziness. She begins to question if she is cut out for the high-class teas, balls and social she will be expected to attend. Is all this really worth this much stress, and why can’t it just be the two of them starting their life together, the heck with tradition.
What a sweet love story! Declan is so patient and loving and anyone who has had difficulty with their in-laws can relate to some of Amberlyn’s feelings. Loved the compromises they came up with to have their happily ever after! 4.5 stars
About the Author
Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.
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