Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
When your heart has been ripped bleeding from your chest, it leaves behind a dark hole where desire no longer resides. At least that was what Ausha Malone thought right up until the moment Detective Doug Pennington walked into her bar.
Informing Ausha about the death of her ex-husband would be Doug’s hardest task of the day, but he was ready for it. What he wasn’t prepared for was meeting Ausha face-to-face. Life had dealt her a bad hand. If someone cared to look close enough, they could see exactly how bad in the gunmetal gray of her gaze.
Doug wasn’t so sure he wanted to look, and yet he couldn’t seem to stay away. He was bound and determined to give Ausha her life back, whether he had to drag her kicking and screaming all the way or not.
Maggie brought you a book that had my attention from the very moment you read the first word.
Ausha Malone had her bar and her whiskey what else did she need. Her life ended that day her little girl was killed. Being alone and not feeling was just what she thought she deserved. Breathing but not living was something that became her life. Until her ex was killed and then the joy that she thought she would feel never came.
Doug Pennington was the police officer who had to tell Ausha that her ex was dead and give her his final papers. What he saw was a shell there was no life in this woman who he thought had life by the tail. He decides to bring her back to life and show her that she was worthy of living again. Someone had done him that favor now it was time to teach Ausha that whiskey wasn't the answer and that it won't make her forget her past or the pain.
Doug had fallen for Ausha and so this story brings out all the grief and how hard it is to live after tragedy but life does go on it just depends on who is there in the end.
A great story this reader wished it was longer I hated when the book ended. Great work of writing.
5 Tea Cups!