"Intoxicating!" - 4.5 Stars, RT Book Reviews, which named it Best Contemporary Romance, Indie Press
After years away, Miranda Sweet returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family's brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her lover-turned-enemy, Logan. What's a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her?
Logan Martin can't believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn't know is that he needs the land her brewery is on—and he'll do whatever it takes to get it.
An Irresistible Combination …
Their wager becomes a battle between their attraction and their determination to win. But it's in each other's arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than their bet. With the town against the Sweet Salvation Brewery's success, Logan has to choose between what's expected of him and what he really wants…
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When Avery Flynn isn't writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she'll be your best friend for life. Contact her at email@example.com. She'd love to hear from you.
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Enemies on Tap
By Avery Flynn, Stephen Morgan
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2014 Avery Flynn
All rights reserved.
Miranda Sweet refused to admit she'd made a terrible, horrible, career-sinking mistake.
Even if it was true.
Dressed in her favorite secondhand Ann Taylor suit and shoes from the DSW sale rack, she stood in the shadow of a twelve-foot, dirt-smudged, stainless steel brew kettle at the Sweet Salvation Brewery and rubbed the squirrel-shaped medallion her sisters had given her for good luck. Forcing herself not to gag each time she inhaled the stink of mildew wafting up from the dirty vents, she pointedly ignored the graveyard of cracked bourbon barrels that lay abandoned in the corner and smiled as if she didn't notice the less-than-welcoming stares of the brewery's staff.
Too late to go back now, girlie. Let's prove the haters in this town wrong.
The brewery's twenty-five employees glared at her as they lounged against the concrete wall or leaned against large stacks of bagged pilsner malt. Wariness narrowed their eyes to slits.
She couldn't blame them. The only thing she knew about beer was how to drink it. Yet here she was, the only person standing between them and the unemployment line. If it were possible, she'd be giving herself the side-eye, too.
Miranda shoved her clammy hands behind her back, clasped them together to stop the nervous shakes, and attempted her best I-have-an-MBA-and-know-what-I'm-doing smile. "I know you're all busy, so I'll keep this as brief as possible."
No one cracked a smile or made any movement — except for the brewmaster, Carl, who spit chewing tobacco juice into a dented soda can.
"My sisters and I were as surprised as all of you were to find out that Uncle Julian had left the brewery to us in his will. They couldn't be here today, but they will be coming soon." Exactly when they'd get here was another question altogether. Miranda inhaled a deep breath and immediately regretted it. The brewery reeked like gym socks heated on the face of the sun until they were too funky for words. "I know it's been tough lately to make a go of the Sweet Salvation Brewery."
That garnered a round of dark chuckles.
"But I have a plan to turn the brewery around and make it profitable once again." They didn't need to know that as soon as the brewery stopped bleeding cash, her employer, DeBoer Financial, would add it to their vast holdings, and she'd finally get out of the cubicle farm and into the corner office she'd been working ninety-hour weeks to get. At twenty-seven, she'd be the youngest junior vice president in the company's history. "I give you my word."
"Yeah, we all know what a Sweet's promise is worth." Carl snorted. "Remember the Christmas bonuses we were promised? Or the extra paid days off? Should never have trusted the man who wanted to make beer that smelled like marijuana."
That sounded like Uncle Julian.
"You may not believe me. I understand that, but my sisters and I are different from the rest of our family." Her last name might be Sweet, but unlike previous generations of her family, she had a business degree instead of a criminal record. In place of fly-by-night ideas, she had a fully developed business plan. She didn't simply fight the power. She was determined to be the power. Her spine snapped straight. "I didn't come back here for the first time in ten years to fail."
"Why did you come back?" This from Carl, his teeth stained a yellowish brown from his ever-present cheek full of chaw.
These people didn't trust her. Fine by her. She didn't trust them, either. But they were her responsibility. Whether they realized it or not, they needed her to turn the brewery around and save their jobs. And despite what they and most of the town thought, she'd do it, and then she'd sell it and get the hell out of this shitty little town for good.
"It doesn't matter why I'm in Salvation." She planted her no-longer shaking hands on her hips. "What matters is that I am here and we're going to be making changes to make Sweet Salvation Brewery a success."
Miranda didn't let her backbone wilt until she'd made it safely back to her office, closed the door, and twisted the lock on the knob. She would have slid down the door into a puddle on the floor, but one quick glance around showed that the less-than-stellar cleaning habits of the brewery crew extended into Uncle Julian's old office.
Picking her way around the boxes stacked thigh-high and towers of paperwork, she crossed the small room and settled into the desk chair. Second thoughts crowded her brain. Making the Sweet Salvation Brewery profitable was supposed to be a sure thing.
She knew there would be challenges, but she'd forgotten just how little the people in this town thought of her family. No one took a Sweet seriously in Salvation. She stared at Uncle Julian's Live Free, Die High framed poster and sighed.
I can't imagine why the town thought we were a bunch of weirdos.
Well, she didn't fit that stereotype, and she'd promised herself a long time ago that she never would. Needing to hold onto tangible proof of that fact, she grabbed the legal pad she'd used to jot notes during the brewery tour. The list of repairs she'd compiled covered two sheets, front and back. She was going to need a significant advance from the DeBoer coffers to implement her turnaround plan. She powered up her laptop, grabbed the phone, and dialed up her office.
"DeBoer Financial. How may I help you?" Her cubicle mate's calm voice helped to steady Miranda's barely-keeping-it- together nerves.
"Hey, Barb, it's me."
"Thank God you called." Barb's voice dropped to a whisper. "He's on the warpath."
No question about who he was. Her boss was Patrick Bason, a guy most of the staff secretly called Patilla the Hun. He was infamous for hoarding work and dumping it off on an underling only days before it was due. If the project fell apart, he made sure the staffer took the fall. If it was a success, he took all of the credit. The man was a menace in a cheap suit and garish tie.
"He's pissed I went straight to DeBoer on this project, huh?" And for good reason. Patilla the Hun had temporarily lost one of his worker bees. Poor guy must be analyzing financials and outlining acquisition deals for the first time in years.
"That's putting it mildly. He yelled at me for about fifteen minutes about how you have no respect for the chain of command. He's itching to find a way to submarine you, so be prepared."
It sucked having a nemesis at work — especially when it was your boss. Miranda had tried everything short of blow jobs to get on his good side, but she'd finally had to admit that Patilla the Hun didn't have a good side. He was just an asshole. A big one.
So she'd buckled down and put in more hours than any other acquisitions associate in the firm and finished every extra project — no matter how tight the deadline — in an effort to get out from underneath the boss from hell. Making Sweet Salvation Brewery into a success was the key to getting her name on the door to her own corner office and out from underneath Patilla the Hun's control.
"Can you get me through to Mr. DeBoer?" Miranda asked.
"Shouldn't be a problem." Barb lowered her voice. "I plied his assistant with an extra cherry Danish this morning."
Miranda chuckled. Thank God the woman used her powers for good. "You are the best cubbie-mate ever."
"True. Now get this brewery thing out of your system so you can get back to the real world in Harbor City. Hold on, I'll patch you through to Mr. DeBoer's office."
Miranda hummed along to the on-hold music for half a bar.
"Miranda." The speakerphone made everyone sound far away, but Mr. DeBoer's deep baritone came through loud and clear. "I've got Patrick here in my office. He was just telling me how he's reorganizing the workflow in your absence. It seems he was expecting your input on a number of projects."
She rolled her eyes. More like he was expecting her to do his work for him. "Really? I finished everything in my inbox before I left this morning. All of the files are on the company drive."
The clacking of Mr. DeBoer's fingers plinking away at the keyboard echoed across the line. "And so they are."
"So sorry for any extra headaches." Miranda clamped down on the urge to sing out naner-naner-boo-boo. She'd busted her hump for too long to give up the high road now. Especially when she needed something extra to make everything work out according to plan. "Mr. DeBoer, I've had to reassess the situation here at the brewery. Before I can implement the turnaround I outlined prior to leaving, I need to shore up the existing operations. To do that, I'm going to need financial help."
"How much do you need?"
Relief loosened the tension pulling her shoulders up to her ears. She opened her mouth to give him the figure.
But before she could answer, Patilla's voice came onto the phone line. "You know, Mr. DeBoer, the mission you gave the acquisitions department is to spot diamonds in the rough, companies that only need proper management and a little elbow grease to turn a profit." He accented proper management, as though he was pointing out Miranda was anything but.
"True, but Mr. DeBoer mentioned limited financial support, also," she added.
Patrick said, "Yes, and one of the best ways to gain that support is to obtain local support for a turnaround project, as everyone here knows. Rather than provide funding to Miranda for her little project, wouldn't it be a wonderful opportunity for her to show if she has the chops to gain community funding? Of course, considering it's her hometown, it won't be that difficult. The Sweet family is so well known there."
His sickly sweet tone of false support told her he'd done his research and knew just what kind of reputation her family had in Salvation. If her life had been a prison movie, she would have looked down at that moment and seen a shiv sticking out of her aorta. The rat bastard.
"It's a small town." Miranda curled her fingers around the phone cord, imagining it was Patilla the Hun's neck. "There's only one bank — a small, family-owned one."
"You can't put the 'local' in 'local support' like getting a family bank in your corner." Snake oil was less greasy than her supervisor's voice.
"Excellent point." Mr. DeBoer made a clicking noise with his tongue. "Miranda, you've always been a proponent of localized funding. Let's go with that plan."
Any hope of succeeding went flat faster than an open beer abandoned in a heat wave. The Martin family owned the bank, and unfortunately, the Martins had been the Hatfields to the Sweet family McCoys since Salvation had been founded more than a hundred years ago. A long time ago, she'd made the mistake of forgetting just how deep those lines were drawn, but it wasn't a mistake she'd ever make again.
Not that she had to worry about that. No doubt Logan Martin had moved away, just like most of the people in her graduating class had done within minutes of receiving a diploma. Thank God for small favors. If coming back had meant she'd have to see him again ... She didn't want to think about it.
"Another thing, I've been reviewing your timeline after Patrick brought up his concerns about you being out of the office for so long." He paused long enough for Miranda's heart to bang against her kneecaps. "We're going to have to adjust the calendar on this. I need you to stop the bleeding on the account books within three months."
A cold sweat glued her blouse to her spine. Putting Sweet Salvation Brewery back on the financial straight and narrow in six months would have been hard enough. Doing it in half that time was impossible.
"Now, Patrick worried you wouldn't be able to make that happen, but I've got faith in you, Miranda. Are you game?"
She slammed her mouth shut before any words could rush out, even though a quick glance down at the handwritten repair list made every other word but "no" vanish from her vocabulary. This was her chance to get out from underneath Patilla the Hun. To show the town of Salvation that the Sweets were more than just slightly rehabilitated moonshiners and nutty Doomsday preppers. To prove to herself that she'd finally shaken off the stench of being from some backwater town in the middle of nowhere Virginia and had earned her place among the movers and shakers in Harbor City.
Dust and God knew whatever else covered her three-inch heels. She'd already broken two nails moving enough debris out of the way so she could sit down in the office chair. The brewery employees distrusted her at best and were forming a mutiny at worst. She needed a massive infusion of cash and at least three months more time than she had to make miracles happen. Add to that the fact that her immediate supervisor was actively trying to kill any possibility of success.
Pretty blondes in poorly made horror movies had better odds of survival than Miranda.
But this was her chance to prove herself at DeBoer and to the naysayers in Salvation. She sure as hell wasn't going to let this opportunity go without a fight.
"Miranda?" A sharp buzz of feedback shot across the line when Mr. DeBoer picked up the receiver on his end, taking her off speakerphone. "What do you say? Can you do it?"
She straightened in her chair. "Consider it done." Anyone who'd ever tasted Ruby Sue's prize winning pecan pie at The Kitchen Sink diner would be on Logan Martin's side on his mission to steal the last piece of it. He'd bet every penny in his trust fund on it.
Whatever the secret ingredient was that she added to the gooey center had crack-level addictive powers. Of course, even knowing what a cantankerous octogenarian Ruby Sue could be, the mystery component wasn't actually crack — probably.
Hud Bowden, Logan's best friend since birth, sat back against the wood chair, beefy arms crossed and a toothpick sticking out of his mouth. "It can't be done."
Taking a pen out of the inside pocket of his suit jacket, Logan smirked. He and Hud had known each other forever. If anyone should know that he only took bets when the odds were stacked in his favor, it should be Hud.
Logan scratched a thick blue arrow across the front of a yellow sticky note and stuck it to the front of his water glass. "Of course it can. I can make the arrow change direction without ever touching the sticky note"
"Okay, you asked for it." Hud adjusted his Fix 'Er Up Auto Shop baseball hat and grinned as he rubbed his hands together. "The loser — that will be you — buys lunch."
Now to reel his good buddy in.
"Nah, the stakes are too low." Logan pointed at the slice of pie in front of Hud.
Hud scooted the plate closer to his side of the table. "No way. It's the last piece of Ruby Sue's pecan pie."
"So you agree it can be done?" Logan asked. Daring and pranking each other had become the shorthanded code of their friendship, which meant he knew every one of Hud's tells better than he knew his own. And judging by how Hud couldn't stop shredding his napkin, his best friend was on the ropes.
Like taking candy from a baby — or in this case, pie from a mechanic.
"Hell no." He nudged the napkin confetti around the red checked vinyl tablecloth.
Logan grinned. "Then pony up."
Rolling his eyes, Hud scooted the plate with a huge slice of the prize-winning pie to the middle of the table.
Practically tasting the pecans already, Logan reached for Hud's glass of water. "How long have we known each other?"
"Uh-huh." He slid Hud's water glass toward his glass that had the sticky note with the arrow pointing left. "And how often have I ever lost a bet?"
"It's happened." Hud shrugged, the epitome of cool, calm, and collected — except for the now-destroyed napkin.
Logan placed Hud's glass in front of his own. "But not often."
Hud looked down and saw the optical illusion the glass had created. It acted like a mirror, flipping the arrow so that it appeared to now point right. "You suck."
"I can live with that." He savored the success and sank his fork into the pie. Damn, success tasted almost as sweet as the pecan pie. The first bite of gooey goodness hit Logan's tongue like a sugar rush of pure happiness. "Anyway, it serves you right after you messed with the radio in my truck so it only played classical music."
Hud's laugh boomed in The Kitchen Sink's nearly empty dining room. "Learn to change your own oil and that won't happen."
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another fun sexy read from Avery Flynn! This is a great combination of enemies to lovers and second chance stories with a Romeo and Juliet flair. The characters are fun and lively and the small town of Salvation is brought to life by the writing. Can't wait to read more as each of the Sweet sisters return! Great entertaining read I highly recommend.
This was an outstanding book... In a small town where everyone knows everything how can people see who you are and not what your last name might mean to everyone? Well that is what Miranda Sweet was trying to do. She and her sisters were trying to turn around the family brewery, but was met with a lot of obstacles.. Miranda's main one seems to be Logan Martin who she has a past with.. With a deadline, a bet, and a town against her will Miranda fail or overcome her obstacles? Is there a HEA? Read to find out and more you wont be sorry! The Book was well written with easy following plot and characters you love and hate. Once you start this book you wont be able to put it down.
Avery Flynn's newest book is brewed to perfection!! A small town, both Logan Martin and Miranda Sweet are given that second chance at love , they just don't realize it right away. Can they forgive and forget hurts and betrayals. Miranda returns home after the death of her Uncle Julian to save the family brewery "Sweet Salvation Brewery". Miranda left Salvation VA right after High School. Went away to college and planned on never returning. The Sweet family were known for the "crazies" in the family. Constantly the feed for the small town gossip mill. Miranda was going to get in town, fix the problems at the brewery and get the hell out and back to her successful job in the big city. Logan,his family has always owned the Bank in Salvation, his father has been forced to retire because of his health and Logan has now stepped in to run the bank. After funding is pulled for the project by Miranda's current employer. Miranda is forced to go to the bank for funding. Logan is determined not to help Miranda financially. There is a history between these two. The chemistry so hot fans and a big glass of your favorite cold beverage are needed when reading this book! Ms Flynn has written a book with suspense, searing sexy steamy love scenes and the satisfaction in a great ending!! I can't wait for the next book in this series! Reviewed by Delene Yochum
I love all of Avery Flynn's books, and am so happy that she has started a new series. If other books are as fun to read as this one, it is going to be a great series. This new book is about a beer brewery in Salvation, Va. The Martins and the Sweets, founders of the town, have been in a feud for generations. The Martins were the staid, banker type family, and the Sweets were the crazy family. The Sweet family owned the brewery and after the death of an Uncle who ran it, he left it to Triplet nieces. This first book is about one of the triplets, Miranda Sweet, who has the idea that she will get the brewery back in shape and then hand it off to the big corporation she works for. Logan Martin wants to buy the brewery and put it out of business to build an industrial park. Logan and Miranda have a history dating back to high school when everyone in the town found out they'd had sex. This is a great Second Chance romance and as always, Ms. Flynn has woven that romance into a fun story about a small town and all it's nosiness. I loved this book! The writing is good, the plot believable and I thought it was a joy to read. Thanks to Ms. Flynn. For giving me an ARC of this for an honest review!
Old flames rekindled. Enemies turned lovers. Miranda Sweet couldn't wait to get out of Dodge, or in her case, Salvation. But when her uncle dies and leaves his run-down brewery to her and her triplet sisters that's just where she finds herself. In a town where her family names has its own reputation, it's the last place she wants to be facing the last man she really wants to see. (Even if seeing him gets her all amped up.) Logan Martin did a number on her and she's none too happy to be dealing with him again. A sassy story of hard work, redemption, and love, this one is not to be missed. Looking forward to reading the next installments to see what happens with Sweet Salvation Brewery.
Avery Flynn's novel Enemies on Tap is as refreshing as an ice cold beer on a hot summer day. The town of Salvation is everything you hate in a small town at first glance, but everything you love when you discover it's heart. At first I wasn't sure Flynn could redeem her hero, Logan, enough to satisfy me. But I was oh, so wrong. She turned his pompous ass around in the best Romeo and Juliet story I've read this year. Thank God, it doesn't end in tradegy ;). Congrats to Flynn for making the town prince, a reader's choice to wear the crown.
I love pulling for the underdog - who doesn't? Enemies on Tap has a beautiful underdog, Miranda Sweet, and it seems as if the entire town of Salvation is ready for her and her sisters to leave. Miranda and her sisters inherit a failing brewery when her uncle passes away. Her aim is to bring the Brewery back to life, make it profitable, and leave town again. Oh, the best laid plans often go awry. This book made me laugh, sigh and literally “boo” a particular scene. For those who like Jill Shalvis or Kristen Higgins, you will enjoy Avery Flynn. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series
3.5 stars Enemies on Tap is the first book in a new series about the Sweet Salvation Brewery and my first book by Avery Flynn which is based on the enemies to lovers romance trope. I am always fascinated how authors take two characters that can't stand each other and turn it around to have them fall in love. Avery Flynn does a great job messing with the readers' emotions in Enemies on Tap, reading about Miranda and Logan's journey to love was a fast paced and fun time and I was hooked from the beginning! Salvation, Virginia isn't exactly your typical Anywhere, USA small town, but it does have a quirky charm that keep my attention and looking forward to meeting the town's cast of characters. Salvation's two founding families the Sweets and the Martins are in a long standing feud and the town has definitely written off the Sweet family and all its members. While at times it was hard to read such small-minded hatred for someone based solely on their last name, I have to say Avery Flynn wrote in some funny scenes and gave us a pretty tough skinned heroine in Miranda that more than made up for it. Logan starts as a hero you love to hate and then (quickly) decides that he doesn't have to follow how is has always been done and rethinks his attitude. Enemies on Tap was a quick story to read (I think I had it read in two hours) the characters were interesting, different and sometimes hard to connect with and the town is one that slowly starts to grow on you. While I did feel that some of the story was rushed, it did deliver a enjoyable read that has me looking forward to the next book in this series. I am excited to read more about the town of Salvation and the Sweet Salvation Brewery sisters! This was my first book by Avery Flynn and I will definitely be on the look out for more from this author, I really enjoyed her writing style. If you are in the mood for a quick, witty story about overcoming your pre-destined role in a small town then I recommend Enemies on Tap, it is a quick read that will leave you smiling.
Sweet Salvation! ENEMIES ON TAP by Avery Flynn is the first book in her new Sweet Salvation Brewery series. It reminded me of the Hatfields' vs the McCoys' feud one minute and of Romeo's and Juliet's forbidden love the next. It's the second-chance-at-romance story of Miranda Sweet and Logan Martin in small town Salvation, Virginia. “West Virginia had the Hatfield and the McCoys. Shakespeare had the Capulets and the Montagues. Salvation had the Martins and the Sweets.” My full review has been published at Reading Between The Wines Book Club.
I loved this book about first love revisited. Miranda and Logan's story had a real Romeo and Jukiet feel to it, although no one died in this version! It was a great story about family redemption. I fell in love with some of the secondary characters, and truly hated a few others! I cannot wait to see what is in store for Miranda's two sisters in books to come.
Once again Avery Flynn writes and awesome book that combines sexual tension, heated arguments, love, mystery and danger all wrapped up in the pages you have to keep turning to see what happens next. Miranda has a last name that is not talked about favorably in the small town she grew up in but that does not stop this smart, strong willed, snarky mouthed women who rolls back into town to make a success of the Sweet Salvation Brewing company. No one is going to stop her including her high school crush Logan Martin. Logan wants the land to build and industrial park on and goes head to head with Miranda but she still get under his skin and even though he wants his plan to be a success he can't help his feeling for Miranda that come rushing back. Two people want their dreams but want each other. Can the outcome be a good one? The town plots against Miranda Sweet but in the end.... while you will just have to read it to see. Another great book by Avery Flynn that has great characters and a fast moving plot with just enough suspense to keep you guessing and reading.
A great start to a new series. A page turner, could not put it down. Enemies to Lovers story. Loved the dialog between these two, laughing out loud at times. Oh, did I mention hot sex scenes too. This book is the best if you are drinking a cold beer as reading. Can't wait to return to Salvation!!
First thoughts after… Love, love love How distracted did I get? Enemies on Tap is a fun, addictive contemporary romance with a teeny bit of suspense mixed in. Miranda is determined to show she and her sisters aren't like the rest of her family in the town of Salvation, bad news. She's smart and sassy with a good heart. Her relationship with her sisters and Ruby Sue the diner owner are fun to watch. At first I wasn't sure about Logan, but he quickly grew on me. He's sexy, smart and a good friend. His friendship with Hud is funny and supportive. Hud is a diamond in the rough but he's got me hooked and wanting to know more and hoping to see a book about him! Sean the assistant brewmaster had me drawn in as well. I think he has huge potential and wishing I saw more of him as well with more interaction with Natalie, Miranda's sister. Avery Flynn definitely knows how to write great characters, major and minor, and leaving you wanting more every time!
This book has history Love Fighting and Beer Fighting for Love is always worth it I really enjoyed this book! I can not wait to see what happens next In Salvation with the Sweet sisters! Really hoping the next one is who I think :D . Makes me re think the whole not liking beer thing lol ( yes I do not like beer ) BUT I Really Enjoyed this book! and cant wait for more! If you have not read any of Avery's books yet this one is a god place to start for it is 1st in a series but ALL her books are worth the read
Grab a lounge chair, your pom-poms to root for the heroine and get ready for romantic reading bliss when two young lovers reconnect on opposite sides of the political/financial fence as adults and send their small town into a frenzied knot! Enemies on Tap by Avery Flynn could actually make me like beer, it is that good, that full of the flavor of turmoil and feuding, all that with only a hint of low angst. Miranda Sweet comes back to the town who made her life a nightmare to turn the brewery she and her sisters inherited around, partly to thumb her nose at the small-minded souls in Salvation and mostly to earn her a corner office at the financial firm she works at. Logan Martin runs the family banking business, and is the big fish in Salvation’s little pond. Logan and Miranda lost their virginity to each other as teens, Logan got a few winks and Miranda was labeled trash, just like her entire family. But their virginity wasn’t all they lost that night, they each lost their heart to the other, but, like the Hatfields and McCoys, there was no future, so why mention it? Miranda is no longer the shrinking violet, and this powerful and determined woman is a force to be reckoned with. When Logan uses his position to block her loan for his own selfish reasons, little does he know what he has unleashed on his town and his heart. Way to go, Avery Flynn! From first page to last, this ride through the tunnel of love is more like a ride on the rapids, just before the falls! Miranda is a woman to look up to, not wallowing in her past, she uses those memories to fuel her determination and grit. Logan never stood a chance! Each scene feels like a small town, lost in rumors, selective memories of the past and fear of change, all while blindly following the political machine with its own agenda. Ms. Flynn has the gift of the pen, creating a fun romantic read that, while the end is not a mystery, the journey to that point is! She has created a magnetic read with her rapid-fire style that deserves to be read!
Enemies on Tap by Avery Flynn is the first in a new contemporary series about the Sweet Salvation Brewing Company. I.freakin.LOVED.it! Miranda Sweet comes back to her hometown of Salvation after learning that she and her sisters have inherited the floundering Sweet Salvation Brewing Company. The Sweet family are somewhat notorious in Salvation as wild, bad luck and just generally in trouble all of the time, though Miranda and her two sisters are not necessarily like that. (side note: I liked that Miranda was a triplet, I thought that added an interesting flair to the story.) Other than their bad family history in town, Miranda also has to deal with the super hot boy who broke her heart: Logan Martin. The Sweets and the Martins have a long history of feuding. Being in charge of the local bank with his father, Logan is in a position to deny Miranda the funds she needs to turn the brewery around. But he doesn't count on falling for her harder than he knew possible. This story is sassy, sexy, hot and humorous. I highlighted so many parts in this book while reading...Avery really nails it with these characters, the settings and the flow of the story. I cannot wait to read the next one. Fantastic! I received an ARC for review purposes.
OMG!!! This book is one of my favorite reads of the summer. Avery Flynn sure knows how to write a sweet& sultry book for sure. In this book Miranda Sweet a triplet comes back home to Salvation, Virginia to help salvage her father's Brewery. Upon trying to get support she runs into Logan Martin her old high school flame. Logan who wants nothing to do with a Sweet because they are nothing but trouble refused to help her out and along with the town are out to get her. With lots of twists and turns in this book will Logan and Miranda surrender themselves and put the Sweet/Martin debacle behind them and zero in on the one thing that matters LOVE. If you don't read anything else this summer read this one you will not be disappointed.
Enemies on Tap by Avery Flynn is a rile-you-up, heat you up, make you sigh with envy type of Romance! It is about two special people, one from the “wrong” side of the tracks and one from the “right” side of the tracks, and the story about how the town’s divide was finally joined. Take Miranda Sweet, with her light brown hair, full lips, Caribbean blue eyes, long tanned legs, one with a purple tattoo by her ankle, and a curvy body, and lots of heart, smarts and get up and go. Add Logan Martin, with his square jaw, broad shoulders, Mahogany brown hair, tanned face, well developed muscles and his ambition to make the town better and you have a volcano that erupts daily. Miranda and Logan have a past and Sweet Salvation’s Brewery resurrection brings out the best and worst in them and other people in the town. They both have bosses that make their lives miserable. Most of us can probably identify with their situation. Love their chemistry. There is also Ruby Sue and I have known a woman like her. Love her spunk, and her restaurant, The Kitchen Sink and the fact that Ruby Sue’s Pecan Pie is famous throughout the town! She is like a spirited grandmother who watches over her brood but in this case, it is the entire town. I also love Hud, Logan’s childhood friend, and Shaun O'Dell, the one employee at Sweet Salvation Brewery who is quiet but observant, mysterious and a very loyal man. These are two more “hunks” that would go well with Miranda’s two sisters, Natalie and Olivia, who make up the Sweet triplets. All three sisters become involved in the resurrection of their brewery and with that, the town. Uncle Julian knew what he was doing by leaving it to them! Can’t wait to read the next two smokin hot books in this series!! left by CWLCL
I absolutely loved this book. Miranda Sweet and Logan Martin have a long history, most of which is not pleasant. Historically the Sweet and Martin families don't get along. However, no matter how hard they try to stay apart there is a strong attraction pulling them together. Miranda is back in Salvation to save the brewery that she and her sisters have inherited from her uncle. If she can make it profitable she gets a promotion and a corner office. Logan is determined to see Miranda fail because he needs the land for an industrial park. Neither one of them was counting on falling in love. Is love enough when most of a town is against you? I loved the secondary characters as well and can't wait to go back to Salvation, Virginia and read their stories. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves small towns and second chance love stories. Definitely a must-read.
Another winner by Avery!! Loved the humor always an added bonus! I started this one afternoon at 4 and stayed up until midnight to finish because I just couldn't put it down. I did want to smack the hero Logan a couple of times. Miranda wanted to stay far away from Salvation and the name her family made for itself there, but fate has other ideas. Miranda and her two sisters have inherited the family brewery from their uncle. A whole lot of problems are in their future. The town dead set against them reviving it. Can Miranda return home and changed the view the town has of Sweets. And will Logan learn his lesson from the first time around with his romance of Miranda only time will tell
Hard to read through this felt bored and couldn't get into it
Ho Hum I tried to get interested in these characters. Didn't happen.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Loved the chemistry of Logan and Miranda. Poor Miranda is a Sweet in a town that hates her family due to their shenanigans. Miranda along with her sisters leave town, but when there uncle dies and leaves them the brewery they return. Their is humor, love, and chaos. And finally admittance of how they feel. Now lets read Natalie's story
I must be in the minority here because I was not impressed with this book at all. This was the first time I read anything from this author but wanted to give the story a shot based on all of the 4-5 star reviews. There were so many things wrong with this story. First, it was written in 3rd person POV but the perspective would change from paragraph to paragraph. It was hard to follow whose thoughts we were privy to. I didn't like the H at all. He went from being a bully who blackmailed everyone in town and did underhanded things to get what he wanted to wanting to save the day. I didn't buy it. The h started off with a backbone but lost it quickly as soon as the H started paying attention to her. She went from a fiesty, smart, woman with an MBA and a goal to a giggling school girl as soon as the H flexed his muscles. I found myself just not caring about these characters or how the story ended. I just skimmed the second half of the book just to finish it.