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Whiskey Love by Joy Allyson is a Historical Fiction/Romance Event pick #historicalromance #historicalromanticsuspense #giveaway

Title: Whiskey Love


Author:  Joy Allyson


Genre:  Historical Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


She’s a headstrong Bostonian.


When proud and beautiful, Chloe Tanner, inherits her family’s famous Tennessee distillery—she’s determined to save her legacy from looming disaster. Her troubles can be traced back to one man. The man whose very presence is more intoxicating to her than whiskey.


He’s a laid-back Tennessean.


No one disputes handsome Penland Kittrell’s expertise in all things whiskey. But Pen can’t make heads or tails of his new neighbor and business rival; an undeniable attraction tainted by her connections to powerful Eastern moguls and tycoons she moves among.


Passions ignite between Chloe and Pen in this deadly tangle against revenuers, moonshiners, and robber barons who all try and come between them and their whiskey where the real gold is amber nectar. Are they willing to lose their hearts to each other in this gilded age whiskey war both want to win?




“Oh, Mother of Pearl,” Chloe swore out loud. She counted to twenty, then hoisted up her skirt and headed out the door. Not caring who she shocked on the sidewalk by revealing ten inches of petticoats and a pair of purple silk stockings, she flew to the courthouse. This time she raced up the front stairs, stopping on the second-floor ledge which gave her a full view of the giant elevated exchange boards and the small group observing workers scribble in the latest spirit prices. Pen Kittrell had commandeered a leather chair and laid his head back with his feet propped on a nearby ottoman watching the men chalk up the numbers while sipping whiskey from a cut-glass tumbler.


“Mr. Kittrell.”


Surprised in mid sip, when he heard her voice, Pen spilled remnants of his drink down his chin and onto his shirt. He wiped his mouth as he rose to greet her. “Miss Tanner.”


“I need to speak to you privately.”




Calmly, he motioned for her to come toward his back office. She hoped he sensed her fury.


“You don’t need to shut the door,” she said.


 “I think I better.” Detecting her anger, he turned and closed his door behind her. “What’s this? What’s upset you all of a sudden?” he asked in his smooth unhurried manner.


“Don’t act surprised. I doubt very seriously you didn’t know two revenuers from the tax office were waiting to confront me at my attorney’s office just now. You know their every movement.”


“No, I didn’t, believe you me, I would never call revenuers down here for any reason,” he said leaning into her.


“Have you been drinking my whiskey?” The irrational thought came to her head as soon as she detected the distinctive brown sugar and caramel scent with a touch of vanilla. Her scent, her signature scent all over him. She inched toward the door, but his powerful body blocked the way out.


He smiled. “And if I was, what of it?”


 “If you were, that’s the closest you’ll ever get to me again.” He stood close, staring at her enraged face. He reached out his hand to draw hers into his. She wrenched back her hand. “I can’t prove you called them, but those men from Nashville are coming back next week. And I can’t prove you had anything to do with half destroying my distillery either, or burning my cornfields, but don’t think I don’t know you are checking my whiskey stock prices each week. I know that for certain. I’m leaving now,” she hissed. “But not before warning you to leave Tom Tanner Tennessee Whiskey alone. And don’t bother to follow me. I have a bodyguard now, who would beat you within an inch if I asked him to.”


 With this last declaration, she was gone.


Pen returned back to his seat by the exchange boards and retrieved his tumbler lifting it in a salute to the direction Chloe had exited. I wish you were the whiskey. He downed what was left of the amber liquid, wrapping his tongue in the flavorful and delicious caramel. The finish a long and lingering one.


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Independent, passionate Chloe Tanner returns to her Southern roots to save her family’s whiskey distillery in this gilded age suspenseful enemies to lovers romance. Out heroine finds herself up against a backstabbing manager, manipulative government revenuers, robber barons, temperance vigilantes, and a heartthrob neighbor who all want to control her distillery. An intoxicating read that will have you cheering Chloe on until the last drop of your favorite beverage! 


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Author Biography:


As the daughter of a United States military officer, Joy Allyson grew up loving travel and deeply appreciating history. A former teacher-turned-writer, she has an unquenchable thirst for historical romances in her reading choices. Her favorite characters – are rebel heroines and salvageable scoundrels. Joy believes the best romances are the ones you want to read over and over again.


 She and her husband call the beautiful hills of Tennessee home, and her two daughters and six grandchildren are nearby.


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I really like Sarah Mclean.

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22 mar

Thank you for sharing your book in our historical event!

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