Wednesday, December 21, 2016

seriously romantic: a shot with you by teri anne stanley

the second book in the bourbon boys series, a shot with you, focuses on brandon morgan, the workaholic uptight brother. forced to go on vacation by his family, he ends up on a tour of a tequileria while at a stop in puerto vallarta, mexico, and there he meets a girl. lesa ruiz has been longing to leave her home in nowhere mexico for years, but she promised her mother on her deathbed that she would watch out for her father and their tequila distillery, and so she's been trapped ever since. 

meeting brandon feels like a dream come true, especially when he proposes a business partnership between their distilleries. lesa's father wants her to check things out before he commits to anything, and so she gets to go to the blue mountains of kentucky and achieve her dream of traveling the world. she wants this deal to work, because she knows it will finally set her free from the life she's led so far. 

the problem is that she really likes brandon. and he is clearly a homebody. he has two enormous ill-behaved dogs. here's my maybe unpopular opinion: i really dislike it when pets are major characters in romance novels. and maude and mabel are really obnoxious gross-sounding big dogs and i am actually terrified of big dogs so i literally cringed through every scene they were in. i much prefer it when there are pets that i can ignore in my romance reading. 

anyway, lesa and brandon need to reconcile her itchy feet with his need to be a good homeboy. spoiler alert: there's no real reason why these two crazy kids can't work it out. they were a really sweet couple and i enjoyed their story. 

**a shot with you will publish on january 9, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (lovestruck) in exchange for my honest review.

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