Author: Laramie Briscoe
Series: Moonshine Task Force
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 3/9/2017
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 314
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When you fall in love with the most unexpected person, at the most unexpected time……
Ryan “Renegade” Kepler
I’m the type of man who knows what I want. I make up my mind and stay in my lane, never veering off the course I set for myself.
Going into the military? Did it.
Serving overseas? Did it.
Youngest member of the Moonshine Task Force? That’s me.
Get my best friend’s older sister in bed? It was my pleasure.
Convince the older sister to give me a chance? Working on it.
Age means nothing to me. I’ve seen and done things men half my age never will. What I want more than anything is someone to share my life with. The work I do is dangerous and knowing I have someone at home might keep me under control. Everybody says I need a woman, and I know I do, but I also know which one I want.
That woman, whether she admits it or not, is Whitney Trumbolt.
Ryan is ten years my junior, but damn, being a cougar never felt as good as it did the night we spent together. Now all I want to do is go back to how things were before.
But Ryan is my younger brother’s best friend, and where Trevor goes, Ryan goes. Instead I put my head in the sand and do my best to go about my life.
Build up my confidence from a horrible divorce? Working on it.
Make my wedding planning company the best in the south? Did it.
Ignore the way my body trembles when I see Ryan? Epic fail.
Freak out when I see a positive pregnancy test staring back at me? Complete with mascara running down my face and clutching my pearls.
Looks like things aren’t gonna go back to the way they were. There’s a man in my life that won’t take no for an answer. Gone is sweet Ryan, and in his place is the one who makes my blood run hot, my cheeks turn red, and my heart beat heavily within my chest.
The one I’m up against is the one I can’t say no to. Not when he becomes Renegade.
This is the first book in the new Moonshine Task Force series. The book was engaging, the flow was great as well as the writing. I liked the cast of characters and they drew me in from the first page and could not put it down.
The book opens with a thirty-five-year-old wedding planner Whitney, drunk at a bar, and wanting to finally let loose with a one-night-stand after her recent divorce. Let’s just say, her husband was a douche monkey. At the bar is Ryan “Renegade” Kepler the youngest on the Moonshine Task force and the best friend to Whitney’s brother Trevor “Tank”. See where this is leading? He is, however, ten years younger than her, since her little brother Trevor was a little bit of a surprise.
Ryan has held a secret or maybe not so secret crush on her since he was fifteen. He wants to be everything Whitney needs. Whitney sees him as her little brothers best friend. After the one night, he wants more he just has to convince her. That one night together meant everything to him and he wants it all with her. He just has to prove to her. Simple right? We shall see. They learn so much about each other and mostly what Whitney has been keeping to herself for so long. Not even her family knows what happened.
I have to say I loved this book and got so many feels. There is drama abound. There are secrets, there are awesome best friends and lovers in denial. The pace and writing were good and the people were great. I have to say I loved Ryan and he is one of my new book boyfriends. I loved reading the relationship grow between Ryan and Whitney. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, which is Trevor’s book. I will be there with bells on.