From USA Today Bestselling author Kimberly Knight, comes book two in her strong, sexy, and suspenseful Saddles & Racks series that takes on the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas.
Not everything goes as planned …
Vincent Reed always believed he'd play professional volleyball in the Olympics, but when he's injured his sophomore year of college, his dreams are crushed and he loses his scholarship. Instead of dropping out of school, Vinny began working as a male escort to pay for his education and fulfill his new dream of teaching children. Enjoying the life of luxury and travel, Vinny continues moonlighting as a male escort after graduation. He has everything he could ever need.
Everything happens for a reason …
Teresa Stewart never planned to get pregnant before she was married. She also didn't plan for the father of her baby to die in combat before she could even tell him the news. Struggling to feed herself and her son, Colton, Tessa moves to Las Vegas where she hopes the cost of living will be cheaper and she'll find a job in a popular hotel. But finding a job isn't easy for Tessa, and a neighbor soon convinces her that stripping is the best way to make the money she needs to provide for her small family. All of life's puzzle pieces are starting to come together, but Tessa knows something is still missing.
They say best friends make the best lovers …
At a bachelor party for his co-worker, Vinny meets Tessa. The sexual attraction is undeniable, but they each have something holding them back from moving forward. They grow even closer when Vinny becomes Colton's teacher, and it seems as though all the pieces are finally falling into place.
However, sometimes the best-laid plans turn to hell …
Because murder will change everything.
The Saddles & Racks Series
The Saddles & Racks Series Boxed Set, Books 1-3
Book 1: Angels & Whiskey (Gabe & Autumn)
Book 2: Tequila & Lace (Paul & Joss)
Book 3: Champagne & Handcuffs (Seth & Cat)
Book 4: Rum & Coke (Vinny & Tessa)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Brilliant! I enjoyed every single minute of Rum & Coke!! From the very first page I was hooked and didn’t want it to end. There was a little bit of everything you could want and then some in this story!! Ms. Knight always has a way of bringing her characters and stories to life and relatable in such a way that you can’t help but be completely immersed and invested them. It never fails, you pick up a book as strangers and you close it as friends.
Wow! Rum and Coke is another incredible book by the amazingly talented Kimberly Knight! I opened this book and did not put it down until I hit the last page! I loved Tessa and Vinny from the beginning but found myself loving them more and more with every page that I read. If you love beautiful, sexy, suspenseful stories than I highly recommend you get this book immediately! You will not be disappointed!!
Whoa! This book took me through a rollercoaster of emotion. I loved every minute of it and I couldn't wait for the bad guy to get what was coming to him for doing what he did. Vinny is the kind of guy that most women would want, even if he is an escort. Tessa is just trying to do the best that she can with the circumstances she's in. Even though she was going through hell she held strong. Vinny never gave up even when it seemed like it was hopeless. I loved them both and couldn't wait for them to get their HEA. This runs parallel to other books in the series, so make sure to read them in order to get the full effect. If you can read the Club 24 books you'll get a little more enjoyment as well.
OH My Goodness!!! I didn't see this coming!!! Oh No!!! What in the world??? These are just a few of the clean expletives that I voiced while reading Rum and Coke, not once, but twice. The Saddles and Racks Series is not your everyday romance series. It revolves around the employees of an escort service in Sin City, Las Vegas. Rum and Coke is the fourth book, with hopefully, many more to come. What blew me away throughout the story was the dedicated love that Vinny has for Tessa. I think we all strive (well I know I want it) for that kind of all encompassing, unconditional love. The strength of the other couples is just as wonderful. Tessa is trying to survive, to care for her autistic little boy. The only thing she could find was stripping at the Red Diamond. Tessa goes to work, dances and goes right back home to her little boy. She takes extra jobs when she can and that is how she meets Vinny and finds love. It is also how Tessa backs herself into a corner, loosing her and Colton's freedom. This character has an inner strength to survive that screams from the pages. She doesn't give up. I read page after page stunned by the author's ability to make me feel Tessa's pain and her strength all at the same time. Whenever she came up against a difficult challenge I wanted to scream out. Hasn't she been through enough? How much more can one woman take? Vinny never gave up on love, on Tessa. He may have questioned his friends support, but never the thought that he would get Tessa back. He might have been a escort. He might have been a special ED teacher. What he was is a white knight, an super hero and a swoon worthy character.
Rum and Coke by Kimberly Knight was an awesome read. I loved Vinny and Tessa's story so much. This book takes you on a wild ride of emotions. It is lots of twist and turns and will grip your heart. It does have a beautiful HEA that I absolutely loved. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next one.