Whiskey Sour Noir

Posted March 2, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

by Mickey J. Corrigan
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The Hard Stuff
Mickey J. Corrigan
The Wild Rose Press
03/05/14
60

Love is like a whiskey sour: you've got to watch out or it sneaks up on you.

Tami Lee Conkers is a spunky Florida chick who works at a homeless shelter. Cat Avery is handsome, well-educated, articulate, funny and dark. He lives in a bum motel and bartends right down the street from Tami Lee. She falls for him—even though she knows better. The man is a registered sex offender.

Avery claims he's innocent. Tami Lee is following her heart, but she's afraid she knows where that will take her. The love they make feels doomed. All around them, life is going from bad to worse. Especially since the Gulf Stream has stopped moving for the first time in thousands of years.

An end of the world romance, Whiskey Sour Noir is an engaging story of two unlikely lovers battling tough odds.

Love can be so bittersweet.

When the author asked me to her book, I took one look at the blurb and thought, “Damn. She went there.”

“You may call me trailer trash or low class or whatever. I don’t care. I know what I like and that’s what I care for.”

This is a romance. A white-trash romance. There is nothing sexy or pretty about this story, yet I couldn’t look away. The story grabbed my attention from the very beginning with the introduction of a young woman, Tami Lee, who lives and works in a desolate area of Florida’s panhandle and shows little desire to move forward. She works as an unqualified counselor and spends time at a bar every evening where she knows most of the patrons… intimately.

“My after-hours case load didn’t exclude ex-cons or the so-so labeled. I had needs and so did the men I was fated to attract. I wasn’t proud of that. Still aren’t.”

One day she walks in and there is a new bartender there to greet her. She is instantly attracted to him. Kat Avery was an ordinary man, with a wife, job and white picket fence, until one day it all came crashing down on him. He was suddenly slapped with a Sexual Offender label and ousted by society. Lucky for Kat, this doesn’t bother Tami Lee nearly as much as it should.

“He’s going to love me and hurt me, but I don’t know in what order.”

“Avery’s past held his future in a chokehold, one that could eventually suffocate me as well. “

This book is HOT. And dirty. I mean dirty like there is a film of dust covering each moment and setting as though the grime is a character all its own. It is well written and keeps your attention from cover to cover.

4 Stars for this hot little novella! We are looking forward to the next one. What else would you drink with it? Whiskey Sour Noir!

ARC generously offered to us by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Mickey! Cheers!

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