Saturday, September 26, 2015

Review: Angels & Whiskey by Kimberly Knight




Publication Date: 3/9/2015
Series: Saddles and Racks #1
Rating: 4 Stars



Official Blurb:

Whiskey, women and sleepless nights…

United States Army Captain Gabriel Hastings knew he would always follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. Serving his country was his destiny. 

Until he fell in love…

When Gabe’s love affair is cut short, he turns to whiskey for comfort and swears he will never fall in love again.

Until he bumps into an unexpected angel…

By all appearances, Autumn Jones has the perfect life. Her husband, Richard, is a loving man who wants to be a father to her unborn children. But Autumn knows the truth. Richard has a controlling, dark side that leaves nothing to chance, especially Autumn. He’ll stop at nothing to make her the trophy wife he wants her to be.

When Autumn bumps into Gabe, he consumes her every thought, but she can’t act on her feelings. She’s married to a dark man she can never leave. 

When he learns who Autumn’s husband really is, Gabe knows he will stop at nothing to protect her. Or is it too late for him to save his angel? 


Argh! I seem to have hit a funk of emotionally exhausting reads!  This book was so good that I welcomed the emotional drain as I devoured it.  Angels and Whiskey was so damn good.  Autumn and Gabe’s lives before meeting were dark and heartbreaking.  I honestly going into this book after learning of their backstories wondered how in the world Knight would bring these two characters, but she found the perfect way to join their plot lines.   It’s rare that book makes me ugly cry in the flipping prologue. It happened and oooooh it was heartbreaking!!!

Autumn’s abusive asshole husband made me cringe it was written so well.  His abusive tendencies didn’t make her revert back into a shell of a human being. She remained strong and determined she was going to get out.  Gabe on the other hand has far more demons than Autumn had to deal with. His story is gut wrenchingly sad, but underneath the sadness and his new profession, you’ll find a man who is struggling to face reality. He needs saving just as much as Autumn does.  These two characters shattered and find peace again as the story progresses.

As this was my first book by Knight, I wasn’t exactly sure what I would find when I opened to the first page.  Her writing style is detailed enough that you feel you can contact with the characters on a personal level and she knows how to write emotional scenes without pushing them into the over the top angst category.  I honestly loved this book and can’t wait to read by her. 

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