Justin Morgan would happily drown the pain of his injured leg-and the guilt he brought back from Afghanistan-in bourbon. Except, there won't be any booze if he doesn't rescue his family's century-old distillery from financial ruin. The problem? Allie McGrath-youngest daughter of the distillery's co-owners, and the one woman he can't have.
Allie has been in love with Justin since...well, she's always been in love with him. Now he's home, broken up over the death of her brother, and he needs help. She can fix the distillery-she's sure of it-but no one's taking her or her sweet new idea seriously. Convincing Justin is her only hope.
Allie is more tempting than Justin expected, threatening a promise he swore he'd never break. If he can't keep their attraction under control, there's a solid chance they'll send the whole enterprise crumbling to the ground...if he doesn't crash and burn first.
Each book in the Bourbon Brothers series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Drunk on You
Book #2 A Shot with You
Book #3 A Taste of You
About the Author
Teri Anne Stanley has been writing since she could hold a crayon--though learning to read was a huge turning point in her growth as a writer. Teri's first stories involved her favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters, followed by her favorite teen idols. She has also authored a recipe column (The Three Ingredient Gourmet), and scientific articles (Guess which was more interesting!). Now she writes fun, sexy romance filled love, angst and nekkid parts.
Teri's career has included sex therapy for rats, making posing suits for female body builders, and helping amputee amphibians recover to their full potential. She currently supplements her writing income as a neuroscience research assistant. Along with a variety of teenagers and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley live just outside of Sugartit, which is-honest to God-between Beaverlick, and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
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Drunk on You
A Bourbon Boys Story
By Teri Anne Stanley, Robin Haseltine
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2015 Tracy M. Hopkin
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Eight years ago
Ladies' room, Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, Kentucky
"Allie McGrath, I'm not going to stand here holding all this stuff while you brush your teeth again," Eve said. "I can't believe you brought your toothbrush to the airport. That's just ... nasty. Airport bathrooms are nasty. Get some gum. I'll even pay for it."
Allie ignored her older sister and dug in her purse for dental floss. She'd gone to too much trouble to get ready for this homecoming to ruin it all by greeting her marine with poor dental hygiene.
Eve rolled her eyes and followed Allie into the restroom, lugging the red, white, and blue balloons and the giant Welcome Home, Justin poster that was covered with kisses Allie had made with her own lips and red lipstick.
As Allie brushed and flossed for the third time that day, she checked her appearance in the mirror. "Do you think this shirt highlights my pudge?" She pinched her waist.
"You don't have any pudge. You've Pilates'ed yourself into oblivion. I can't believe you've gone to this much trouble for someone you've known your whole life."
Allie stared at Eve in the mirror. "You have to ask me this?"
"He and David spent a whole spring break in our family room one year learning to make arm farts." And then he'd spent his entire allowance on Allie's extra unsold Girl Scout cookies. Even the furniture-polish-flavored ones that no one liked.
"But now it's different. He's more than just our brother's best friend," Allie protested.
She turned sideways. The top was a little clingy around the waist, but it did make her boobs look bigger. Of course, Victoria's Secret helped with that, too. She sucked in her stomach. "I should have worn a skirt. These pants aren't nice enough."
"A skirt would have been too much. The chances that Justin even bothered to put on clean camouflage for the plane ride are pretty slim."
Allie regarded Eve. She didn't get it. Her sister was being pretty supportive, though, considering she thought Allie was making a big mistake in coming here at all. But Allie knew what she was doing. Justin would be so glad to see her ... she was, after all, "his girl."
He'd said so, in his last email:
Thanks for the goodies. The guys think I'm the shit with a sweet young thing sending me stuff, along with those notes. They're all jealous.
Be my girl and don't stop! Can't wait to see you when I get home next month.
Allie knew it was childish, but she'd printed that email and taped it into the journal she'd used for the last half of senior year at Crockett County High.
"Come on, Al, it's time to go."
Her stomach dropped. She'd been so focused on this moment for so long, now that it was finally here, she thought she might throw up from nerves. Fortunately, she had a toothbrush with her if that happened ...
"Just a minute. I've got to pee." She shut herself into a stall and stood there for a second, breathing deeply.
A toilet flushed, and another stall opened. Someone said, "Hi, Eve. What are you doing here?"
"Waiting for my sister."
"Who are you —?" There was a pause. "Oh, isn't that a nice poster. Justin Morgan, huh?"
Who was that? The voice was familiar, but Allie couldn't place it.
"Who are you meeting?" Eve sounded wary, a little chilly even.
"Oh, an old friend," the person answered. Water ran, and then the paper towel dispenser ground, drowning out whatever Eve said in response.
"Okay, well, y'all have fun," said the voice.
Allie came out of the stall and looked around. "Who was that?" she asked, washing her own hands.
"Al, maybe we should head home and wait for Justin there. You know he'll come over as soon as his mom and dad let him."
"What's wrong with you?" Allie took the balloons and the sign.
Eve opened her mouth, but shut it again.
Allie walked out of the bathroom. "Oh, heck! We're gonna be late!" She hurried through the baggage claim area to the security zone, waiting for the love of her life to come striding through the concourse. She was so ready to greet him. She'd even been to the clinic and gotten on the pill, because she planned to lose her virginity to Justin just as soon as she got him alone.
There was a crowd of people ahead of Allie watching for loved ones to come through the gate, so she hung back. That would give her more room for a running start when he finally appeared.
A rustle went through the crowd, and she stood on tiptoe to see over the heads in front of her. An Amazonian blonde, in particular, was wrecking her view.
A few people came through the gate, and then a whole crowd. Allie couldn't see anything. She pushed her way forward, through the throng, and there he was.
Justin Morgan. Her marine, all six feet two, two hundred pounds of gorgeous USMC hotness. His blue eyes pierced the crowd, searching, the ever-present half smile on his face, waiting to bloom into the full-fledged shit-eating grin that Allie had loved forever.
She froze in place watching him approach. He was close now. Her face was hot. This was really happening.
"Hey, there's my girl!" His voice rang out, deep and true.
He stopped about six feet away, those teeth as straight and white as ever. God, Allie loved him.
The searing pain of her shattered heart kept her from puking when he swept the statuesque blonde into his arms and thrust his tongue down her throat.CHAPTER 2
Crockett County, Kentucky
"I've got it, Grandma," Justin promised, hoisting the ancient fur coat from where she'd dropped it in the valet parking lane before the furry abomination was mistaken for roadkill.
"You make sure you get a ticket from that coat check girl. She screws it up otherwise." Grandma shook her finger. "We always wind up standing an extra half hour while she looks for my wrap."
"That's because she wants to get in my pants," Grandpa said, wiggling his eyebrows.
"It's a wonder I've stayed married to you long enough to have this ridiculous anniversary party." Grandma smacked Gramps on the shoulder, but they held hands as they made their way toward the ballroom of the Crockett County Country Club.
Justin sighed and turned toward the cloakroom. The generous shot of bourbon he drank before leaving home hadn't been quite enough.
He'd spent part of his youth here at "the club" — lifeguarding at the pool and caddying at the golf course — because even though they might be an old bourbon family, their dad was determined that his boys would learn to work for their money. He'd also brought his prom date to dinner here and learned to play tennis and to schmooze with the good old boys — but now he felt like an alien from planet Armageddon among these civilians with their happy, normal lives.
He was just here for this anniversary party and to say hello to his family — and the McGraths — whom he'd been avoiding since Dave died. Not that it was hard to be too busy to call from a war zone, but it was rude, and he'd promised Dave ...
Yeah, he'd promised Dave he'd look in on his sisters, especially Allie. Little redheaded Allie with the funny cards and packages. That had dried up a few years ago, even before Dave died, but she must have discovered boys and forgotten about his crusty old soul. Just as well. Someone as sweet and innocent as Allie didn't need to be worrying about him and his toxic world. He went to war so people like her didn't have to live through it. Except he didn't do that anymore, did he? He was a civilian now.
Maybe he needed, as his brother, Brandon, had suggested, to go out and meet a girl and have a good time. He was going to be in town for only a few days, and he wasn't sure he could dig out the Justin Morgan charm he'd once been infamous for. But a distraction would be nice ... for a while.
The half door stood open. The four hundred-year-old coat check woman wasn't at her post, so Justin walked into the dim room to stash Grandma's coat. He stepped around the end of the coatrack and plowed crotch-first into the finest backside he'd encountered, ass-up, in quite some time — possibly ever.
"Yeep!" The voice attached to the perfect ass squealed and the rest of the body straightened and turned to face him.
"Excuse me. Er, didn't see you there." Justin reached out to steady the woman as she wobbled on high heels. She was a blonde, he could see that much, but her features were backlit by the setting sun shining through the window. Her perfume seemed almost familiar. He breathed deeply of ... home and ... peace.
She slid the coat hanger she held onto the rack.
He wondered what color her eyes were. And if those glossy lips tasted as juicy as they looked. Shaking it off, he released his hold on her smooth arm and backed up a step, admiring the silky red dress she wore. Not tight or revealing, but definitely clingy. Subtle, yet ...obvious.
"Ah ..." She shook her head and asked, "Do you need help with your fine mink coat, sir?"
He held up Grandma's ridiculous fur. It was heavy enough for an Eskimo, even though it was late spring. "You don't look like the coat check lady I remember."
"Really? People tell me I'm the spitting image of her."
"Interesting," Justin said. "I didn't know there was anyone here old enough to have been around during the Civil War, who'd have known her in her youth."
The woman giggled, and Justin realized he was actually flirting. And enjoying himself. He'd drunk just enough to wonder ... Would it be tacky to hit on the coat check girl? She seemed familiar. Maybe they'd worked together at the pool back in their younger days?
"You're a flatterer, aren't you? You know she was born during the Renaissance."
Those lips curled, making Justin want to lean forward and taste them. Damn. Okay, Brandon, you win. I'll ask her out.
"Well, it's clear you haven't been around nearly that long. As a matter of fact, I was just thinking that maybe you'd sneak away from here after a while and dance with me."
"Hmm ... Are we talking the Macarena, or the Electric Slide?"
"I was thinking something slower and closer."
"Ah. Well, then. I guess I'll have to think about that."
"Well, don't think too long." He wasn't sure how long he'd be able to stand it here among the normal people. He summoned a chuckle then and held out his hand. "I'm Justin Morgan. And you are ...?"
"Seriously?" She didn't take his hand, but put hers on her hips.
"Yeah? Come on, babe, give me a shot." He dusted off his trademarked crooked smile. "It's not my best pickup line, but you get the idea, right?"
She nodded. "Yeah, unfortunately, I do." She handed him the hanger she'd just put away as she brushed past. "Get your grandma a ticket, Justin, otherwise she'll bitch about the coat check lady flirting with Gramps."
The dust left Justin's brain with an artillery blast as he realized whom he was trying to pick up in the coatroom. He stuck his head through the door in time to see her walk down the hall. Holy shit. "Hey, Allie. When did you go blond?"
* * *
"Come on, Allie, you're going to have to go out there and see him sooner or later," Eve said.
Allie wrinkled her brow in her best, "What are you talking about?" expression, running a finger under her eye to remove a mascara smudge. She tugged at her new blond highlights. Maybe she'd gone too far? Nah, she was still definitely ginger. To everyone but certain buttface jerkheads.
It was clear that Eve wasn't buying what she was trying to sell, but the most awesome sister ever wasn't going to call her on her bullshit — yet.
"You know Justin's out there."
"Really? I'd forgotten he was back in town."
Eve rolled her eyes.
Okay, maybe that was taking it a little too far. Eve had seen Allie slam into the bathroom, and Allie had heard Eve say, "Hi, Justin," right before she followed her in.
She'd managed to live a well-rounded, boyfriend-filled life without being ego-bashed by Justin Morgan for the past seven years, ten months, three days, and fourteen hours — give or take — apparently biding her time until she could make a fool of herself. Again.
"What happened when you saw him?" Eve pressed.
Allie sighed, giving in. "He flirted with me in the coatroom when I was hanging up our stuff."
"Really?" Eve's big dark eyes widened, her perfect red lips forming an O.
"And I bought it. It was like he waved his magic wang, and I totally forgot how I'm not a gullible teenager anymore. Right up until I realized that he had no idea who I was."
"Oh." Now Eve had on her best indignant-sister face. If she weren't so sincere, Allie would hate her for always having the right sympathetic emotion to toss out there when needed. Allie shrugged.
"Come on, we've got to go out there sometime. Might as well get it over with," Eve coaxed.
Allie's laugh sounded forced, even to her own ears — and her sister was a million and seven times more perceptive than anyone else Allie knew. But she persisted. "It's fine. God, I can't believe you think I'm still twisted up over that ... that ... airport thing."
"You did cry for three weeks straight, eat your weight — and mine — in Cherry Garcia ice cream, and play Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits until the CD melted. I think we both know you were crushed when he came home to Merilee."
It hadn't helped when Allie realized that it had been Merilee — Justin's high school sweetheart and psycho bitch from hell — to whom Eve had been speaking in the restroom that day, and when the beyotch finished trying to swallow Justin's tongue, she'd turned and winked at Allie.
"But then I turned up the Miranda Lambert and moved on." Or at least, learned to pretend Justin's non-betrayal — because he'd never considered her his girl at all — hadn't meant anything. But the truth was, she had been devastated. And embarrassed. And mortified. And heartbroken.
Gah! Enough. It totally didn't matter that Justin Morgan had broken her heart eight long years ago. That was water under the bridge. She was fine now. She'd had boyfriends — lots of boyfriends — and she was way past being the naive teenager who'd taken the casual words of a far-off, lonely soldier to heart.
Allie couldn't care less that Justin Morgan was in the same state, same county — or even the same room — as her because her give-a-damn had broken a long time ago.
"Let's go sample the moonshine."
Eve laughed and opened the door for Allie to lead the way to the ballroom. "Don't let Mother hear you compare Blue Mountain bourbon to moonshine. She'll make you sleep in the rickhouse."
"If she'd get her head out of the seventies, she might appreciate what I'm trying to tell her about Blue Mountain and white dog."
"Not tonight, Allie, please?"
"Fine." But she'd find a way to get her baby whiskey to market with or without the support of Blue Mountain.
"I think Justin's dad's about to make his toast," Eve said, pulling Allie toward their table near the dance floor. Lorena pursed her lips when her daughters approached. As they took their seats and apologized to their mother for their tardiness, Justin's father, the current CEO of Blue Mountain Bourbon stood and tapped the microphone.
Damn. She'd known this was coming, and she appreciated it — her whole family did — but ... Allie took a deep breath and let it out slowly, keeping her eyes wide so that any tears might pool in her lower lids but not spill.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to thank you all for being here tonight to celebrate the love my parents have for each other. We've already toasted their anniversary, and we're going to get to the dancing here in just a minute, but I'd like to take a minute to honor another family member who isn't with us tonight."
The crowd, seated at banquet tables around the room, quieted. They knew what was coming, too.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Drunk On You hooks you from the starts, gives you the feeling of being drunk, but leaves you without the nasty hangover. From the first page, Stanley captured my attention. Drunk On You is full of wonderfully written characters, a great and engaging plot, and a story line that demands your attention. I was even intrigued by the supporting characters that Stanley has included. Allie is such a quirky, fun character. In love with Justin for as long as she can remember, now that he is home, she's having a hard time resisting him despite telling herself she has been over him for years. While fighting to prove herself to her family and show them that she can help fix the distillery, the only person who believes in her is Justin. Justin is struggling with the death of his best friend, who was like a brother to him. Justin and his best friend were in Afghanistan and Justin witnessed his best friend's death. Broken up about it, he heads home. With a sprained ankle, there's no way of escaping his family and his over-bearing dad who wants him to take his place in the bourbon making business just like Justin's twin brother. The other thing keeping him in place? Allie. The same Allie who happens to be his dead best-friend's little sister. I loved the chemistry between Allie and Justin. Justin is strong, wise, and handsome. You can feel the love he had for his 'brother' and how he respected him and is still respect him, even though he's gone. Drunk On You is about friendship, unrequited crushes, grief, healing, and love. Stanley takes readers on an emotional roller. I loved the connection between Allie and Justin and how heart-warming this book is. This book is amazing and Stanley is such a talented author. I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down.
I did like this book, but I didn’t love it. I love books where the guy falls for his best friends little sister. And that is the case for this book. And add that he’s an ex-military guy and lives in my home state-Kentucky, how could I not give this a try? The book started out good. It was pretty interesting at first, but as it went on, some of the things Greg says/ does really annoyed me. For example, his excuse about anything that has to do with Allie is that she is his best friends little sister. I mean I got it after the first 500 times. However, there was somethings that did like. I really liked how we get to see Greg and Allie’s relationship grow into what they have now. They didn’t rush, it just gradually happened. I also liked the characters they got to meet on their road trip where their trying to find an investor and promoting for Allie’s new product- Rainbow Dog. Which I can say I’m not a fan of the name. She could have picked something different. And I think the biggest problem I had with this book is where he call his ex-girlfriend pet names too. EX: My girl or something to that affect. No, he should not be calling her anything but her name. I don’t think he done it intently but I still don’t like it. And I think you can tell that I don’t like her. And she does play another part in the book but I’m not saying what. Somethings where predicable about their relationship, but usually when I read books anymore that’s usually the case at some point in a book. The author did leave me wanting to know what’s going on with Greg’s older brother… The characters worked well together, but there was just something missing for me. Something was lacking for me really love this book. It just didn’t I will give the author another shot. The book wasn’t terrible but I also didn’t love it. 3/5 stars
Ink Angels Book Blog received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. When long-time family friend and childhood crush, Greg Morgan, finally comes home after serving overseas, Allie has a lot on her plate and a career in the family business to nurture. Unfortunately, the only thing that comes to mind when Greg enters the room is booze, blues and a Marine with tattoos. Greg is no longer the fun loving, carefree boy that tolerated Allie when they were kids. Now he carries invisible scars and the desire to fulfill a dying wish so he can finally escape his hometown prison, but Allie McGrath creates a complication he never expected. How can the girl he once called ‘Sneezy’ make him question his resolve and keep his pants tight in all the wrong places? I have always been a fan of military romance, but Drunk on You offered a special back story that had me rooting for this couple from the start. Stanley does a fantastic job developing her characters and allowing the reader to experience the joy and sorrow of two families. This novel will capture your heart and make you laugh, a truly wonderful combination.
A sexy and fun contemporary romance. Got happy tears at the end. Awwwww! :)
Greg comes home from Afghanistan injured and grieving the loss of his best friend. allie is said best friends little sister whos been in love with him forever. greg would love nothing more than to spend his time at the bottom of a bourbon bottle. their families coown a distillery thats in threat of going under. allie is trying to help save it but the only one who will listen is greg. they both play well off each other. this is a good read. greg was the main male in the arc and apparently thats been changed to justin in the final version
My Thoughts: Allie has always been the girl Greg* couldn't have because she's his best friend David's sister. After he goes with David to be in the Marines and comes back alone, it's his responsibility to take care of Allie. This turns out to be more difficult than imagined since there's a clear desire on both sides. They end up going on a little road trip together to help promote Allie's shiny new idea for the distillery. She's afraid of how everyone will respond to this idea, but she's determined to make something of it. The desire between the two of them gets sparked and neither of them can contain themselves any longer. Will the desire turn into more? Drunk on You is entertaining and touches the heart at the same time. I will admit that I had trouble with the story at the start, but once I reached the end, the feels got to me when Greg is talking about David. It's one of those clutch your heart kind of moments. The romance between Greg and Allie is built piece by piece. Very nice story from Teri Anne Stanley. * Not sure if the name gets changed from what it was in the ARC I downloaded, but the name of the love interest is Greg in my copy and not Justin, just FYI. Guess we'll find out when it gets published, right? My Rating: Pretty Good
This story is set in Kentucky and features two families that are in the bourbon business. Allie has know Justin since they were kids, because he was her older brother's best friend. Justin and Greg joined the Marines together, but unfortunately Justin returned alone and promised Greg to look after his sister. He returns home to see the family before he leaves to become a fire jumper and while there he injures his ankle. Allie has also been striving to break free from her families traditions and produce a product that is more similar to moonshine than bourbon. She ends up taking care of Justin and after a long night of drinking, they are forced to help each other to achieve their respective dreams. They embark on a road trip to promote Rainbow Dog, and in the process they begin to fall in love. Can each break free from the past and discover a future that includes the each other? I enjoyed this book, it was fun, fresh and realistic. I loved the southern setting and enjoyed the descriptions of bourbon. I would recommend this book to fans of military and southern romances. I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review.
3.5 stars Drunk on You was a good read. Both Allie and Justin are likable, relatable characters, they have great chemistry and I enjoyed reading their friends to lovers story. I read this in one sitting =)
Sweet and Emotional Love Story ***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review**** Justin Morgan goes off to Afghanistan with his best friend, David and he is the only one to come back alive. Justin promised his best friend he would look after his sister, Allie not knowing at the time she had grown into a sexy, independent and passionate woman. Justin comes home tortured over the fact he is alive and his friend is dead. He is expected to stay and take over the bourbon making business. Only thing really keeping him around is his bum ankle and Allie-Dave’s little sister. Allie McGrath has been in love with her brother's best friend since she was young but he never saw her as anything but a kid sister and his best friend’s sister. Allie is feisty, she is headstrong, cute, but most often people overlook her except Dave and he is no longer around to be there for Allie. Allie has plans to have the distillery- She doesn’t know how many will respond to how she wants to save the distillery but hopes they would listen to her. Justin comes back into her life and the flames of passion spark back up between them. Justin has survivor’s guilt still and he allows that to be between them but he also has those sparks of passion. Can they finally be together after all this time or will he allow his fears to keep them apart? This is a sweet, emotional story. It is sad because you wished the brother could have come home from the war to see his sister be happy and you wished that Justin and Dave could have continued with their friendship. It understood why but still the emotional piece of the story tears your heart. Both MC are good people who wanted to be happy and the ending was satisfying. Cannot wait to read more from this author. My rating: 4.3 stars ****
I feel like this book had a great deal of potential, but it sort of fell short for me. The characters were all very well written and the family interactions were realistic and enjoyable. However, the main plot wasn't executed particularly well. There just wasn't a lot of chemistry between Ally and Justin. I feel like what Justin was going through was just something mentioned to make him seem damaged and edgy and then swept away to be brought out again at the end. I loved the idea of the two of them embarking on the Rainbow Dog journey together but it just seemed rushed and to lighthearted for what their roadblocks were supposed to be.
Drunk On You by Teri Anne Stanley is highly entertaining. Set in the south amid the bourbon distillery world, Drunk On You follows the relationship between Allie McGrath and Justin Morgan. Determined to save the family distillery Allie and Justin go on a road trip together to pitch Allie’s new idea. Easy enough, except Allie and Justin share a history together which complicates everything. Allie has always loved Justin, and Justin is fighting his attraction because of a promise he made to her brother, his best friend. The chemistry between Allie and Justin is pretty solid. I wouldn’t say it was overly steamy, but it was just enough to keep the heat going through out the book. This is definitely more of a heart-warming romance that will give you some major FEELS. I’m talking an emotional roller coaster ride of FEELS! Allie is a fairly quirky character, and I completely adored her. She’s creative, ambitious, strong, and vulnerable at times. Her determination and conviction also makes her admirable. Justin’s equally as tenacious which makes for some fun and witty dialogue between the couple. “You’re going to have to get your social butterfly personality back and dust it off,” she told him. “We’re going on a road trip.” “Ah hell,” he said, finally sitting down. There are so many quotes I got a kick out of, but I don’t want to give too much away. I really enjoyed this read, it really got my feelings going all over the place. Stanley’s Drunk on You is more than just a love story, it’s about friendship and loss and the painstaking journey to recovery. If, like me, you love heart-felt romances then you need to go grab a copy of this book and read it! **Thank you NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was a quick run read between a strong quirky woman who secretly crushed on her brother's best friend most of her life. I loved how Allie wore her heart on her sleeve for Justin. Haven't we all been there? An unrequited crush with that best friend? And I could feel her heartbreak when it wasn't returned. I guess that is what I like about this book. Teri Anne Stanley made it relatable to where you could picture yourself in Allie's shoes. I adored Allie, ambitious, sarcastic, creative, full of life, vulnerable to those she loves,and great friend. I loved the chemistry between Justin and Allie, especially after he finally notices her. Their hands could not stay off each other. This was such a great, entertaining, friends to lovers, supporting one another tale that was so relatable and just had an uplifting feel to it. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
I found this to be a very entertaining read! It's very well written but could use a little closer editing, although it's nothing that takes away from the overall story. Greg is home from Afghanistan filled with guilt and trying to drown those memories with bourbon. Allie has been in love with Greg forever but he has always looked at her as his best friend's little sister. After a fire at their families distillery, the are thrown together to come up with a way to repair things before their parents return. As their adventure continues, the chemistry between them begins to burn bright! This was a fun read and I would recommend it.
There is so much that I can say about Drunk on You. Emotional, breathtaking, romantic just to name a few. The most descriptive would be great. Teri Anne Stanley's story of love, heartbreak and bourbon is at times painful but is also a story of healing and second chances. Justin wants to wallow in his own misery but Allie is determined to pull him out of the darkness. I receive an ARC of Drunk On You in exchange for an honest review. YES, this is a beautiful story!