Whiskey Dreams

Whiskey Dreams

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by Ranae Rose
     
 

The war that won the country its independence also lost many of the men who fought to achieve it, including Brom’s lover. Years later, he still feels as if he left half of himself on the battlefield. When a new schoolmaster comes to Sleepy Hollow, a spark and a whiskey-flavored kiss ignite feelings he thought were long dead. But in order to be with John,

Overview

The war that won the country its independence also lost many of the men who fought to achieve it, including Brom’s lover. Years later, he still feels as if he left half of himself on the battlefield. When a new schoolmaster comes to Sleepy Hollow, a spark and a whiskey-flavored kiss ignite feelings he thought were long dead. But in order to be with John, he’ll have to let the past be the past, or risk letting it destroy his opportunity to start over. And even then, loving another man is a dangerous endeavor.
Whiskey Dreams is a historical M/M romance, and contains explicit content that is suitable for adult readers only.

Prequel to the novel Haunted Passions - Whiskey Dreams tells the story of how Brom and John first met and how their relationship began.

Whiskey Dreams is a novella of approximately 25,000 words. Also contains a brief (1,500 word) excerpt from Haunted Passions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033214563
Publisher:
Ranae Rose
Publication date:
05/06/2012
Series:
Sleepy Hollow , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
375,095
File size:
134 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ranae Rose is the best-selling author of more than twenty adult romances and counting. Originally from Maryland, she grew up the daughter of a US Marine and always wanted to be a writer. Today she lives on the US East Coast with her man in uniform, young children, German Shepherd dogs and overflowing bookshelves.

Her love affair with the romance genre began as a teen when a classmate handed her a romance comic book. Instantly hooked, she read them during class behind her textbooks and under her desk. She hasn’t looked back since.

When she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys things like good coffee, travel and fitness – especially pursuing her elusive goal of getting her husband to tap out on the jiu jitsu mats (no luck so far).

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Whiskey Dreams 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a great book
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Wish it was a little longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHISKEY DREAMS, the prequel to "Haunted Passions", was a fast, pleasurable read because the incredible writing let me relax and simply enjoy the story. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a sweet yet smexy M/M historical romance. Having forgotten everything but that WHISKEY DREAMS was an M/M historical, a mental fly kept buzzing about my head while reading. Not until @ 40% in did I finally realize that the story was a clever re-working of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". (Yeah, I know, took me long enough but c'mon, I read that decades ago.) Set in 1784 Sleepy Hollow, New York, Ms. Rose's version re-casts Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt as a former Continental Army soldier who is haunted by the death of his lover/fellow soldier during an ambush more than two years ago. Ichabod is replaced with the more agreeable John Crane, who is still a schoolmaster but becomes Brom's lover instead of his rival. And apparently, both are bi-sexual, which sets up nicely for the intro of the lovely Katrina Van Tassel in the latter part of WHISKEY DREAMS (as well as the story in "Haunted Passions"). Given its short length, Brom and John's relationship occurs at hyper-speed. Everything is from Brom's POV so the reader gets a very limited understanding of John. The sex scenes are highly erotic but their first kiss... "... Slowly, recklessly, stupidly, he drew John close. Close enough that he could see bright flecks in his grey eyes, truly silver in the moonlight. ... With a last rush of whiskey-scented breath, Brom pressed his mouth against John's. ..." Technically, I noticed certain oddities (such as narrative text combined with dialogue) and there were minor edit/proof errors. Nonetheless, it's been quite some time since an author's writing style meshed so well with my mental reading cadence. I don't know how or why I never heard of Ms. Rose or read any of her books. But I'll certainly be remedying that as quickly as possible, starting with "Haunted Passions". Because contrary to what the blurb for WHISKEY DREAMS says, it's a stand-alone title only insofar as the main characters meet and the foundations of a potential relationship is set. That's the tease. It's almost—but not quite—an HFN, which pretty much requires the reader to get "Haunted Passions".
peachesMW More than 1 year ago
Great Story!
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I really gave it 4 1/2 stars, but had no way to rate it as such.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
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No
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read got off just by readng
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was confused at first when I read the name John Crane and I thought he was the son or brother of Ichabod Crane, but after reading a review that they changed the name from Ichabod to John, it all came clear to me. These days a lot of people are putting twists to classic stories most people grew up reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow read that led to boredom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish you could give mimus stars. This is disgusting, perverted, sickening drivel and shoukd be banned then burned.