Independently Published (2020)
Reviewed by Lily Amanda for Reader Views (11/2021)
“Tennessee’s Whiskey” is the first installment of the Whiskey collection by best-selling author, L. Loren. Weston Daniels, nicknamed Whiskey, was a man with a dark past. As a single father determined to give his son a normal lifestyle, Whiskey moves to Tennessee to start a new life and opens a high-end bar. One day, a gorgeous and confident woman walks into the bar hoping to get a job as a bartender. The customers take to her immediately as she sets foot in the place and Whiskey is only too happy to hire her. A steamy romance begins between them, but shortly after, their love is tested as Whiskey’s past comes back to haunt him.
The book is written in the first-person narrative with the two protagonists, Weston and Patricia, alternating their points of view across the chapters. With great prose and well-thought characterization, this sizzling, fast-paced literary romance is one to be devoured in one sitting. The glaring contrast between Weston and his brother Garrison is exquisitely expressed. The fluidity of the writing is creative on the part of the author.
Sensual in all the right ways, “Tennessee’s Whiskey” is sure to take you on a journey of deep insight and the luxurious world of heartfelt love. I liked Loren’s descriptions that bring you in on the thread of thoughts in the characters’ minds. Bold and well balanced, this is a novel that fans of the related genre will want to savor over and over again. It is an unforgettable piece that highlights the pursuit of happiness on all levels.
Needless to say, I found the ending to be quite abrupt and low key. For this reason, I give the book 4 stars. That notwithstanding, I enjoyed reading “Tennessee’s Whiskey” by L. Loren. It is a fascinating escapist story for anyone who loves fast paced narratives filled with intense passion, emotion, dominant males and high-spirited female leads. Only when the story is done does one bounce back to reality. I look forward to the sequel.