Series: Taking Risks Book #2
Author: Toni Aleo
Blurb: 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?
Thoughts: Toni Aleo is one of my absolute favorite authors, and I love her Assassins series dearly – but this is completely different from what I am used to from her. I took a chance on it anyway simply because Toni wrote it, but for me it just wasn’t a hit. My first obvious issue jumping into it (which I already knew) was that I was coming into it without having read the first book – though I was hoping this wouldn’t be an issue. Wrong. From the first chapter I was completely lost, and it sure did not get any better – I was hoping that by plodding along that the gaps would slowly be filled in, but I quickly lost patience with it. Second, it is new adult and I can already tell it definitely has that new adult vibe of immature characters that just seems to hit the wrong buttons for me.
Overall, just the whole tone of it was not my cup of tea
If you are planning to read it, however, definitely not a stand alone title.