Wine and Whiskey (Surviving Absolution #1)
by Nikki Belaire
No longer controlled by her mother, manager, or former fiancé, pop star Shae Armstrong steps out on her own and into the path of Nick DeMarco, a wealthy investor with alleged ties to organized crime and real childhood scars to overcome. She wants to take it slow. He needs her now, in his life and in his bed.
Nick’s enemies threaten her career, her friendships, even her sanity, but not Shae’s heart - the one thing Nick holds precious. He proves his love is real, and she stops running. Until everything around them falls apart, including him. He swore he would never hurt her. Instead, he almost destroys them both.
Shae makes a dangerous choice, sacrificing her happiness for his, just like he always does for her. Now that she’s found her own voice, can Shae survive the challenges of living in Nick’s world?
Review by Gia:
Wine and Whiskey is a great read. Shae and Nick are very interesting characters. They are very opposite of each other. Nick is a ruthless mobster. He's used to one nights stands. Shea is a pop star. She is super sweet and has a huge heart. Their paths cross at a gym. Nick knows he want Shea. Shea is afraid of getting her heart broken and want to take things slow.
This was listed as a contemporary romance so, I thought this was going to be a fluffy romance but I was definitely wrong about that. Wow this book has a ton a of action and suspense in it. After all Nick is in the mob so I should have expected the edge of your seat action that this book provides. There are also some steamy scenes between Nick and Shea.
The ending left me wanting more. It's listed as book one in the Surviving Absolution series so I hope that means we get more Shea and Nick.
4 Amazeballs Stars!!