A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (I would give more if I could.)
Goodreads Summary: It’s crazy how fast the buzz comes back after you’ve been sober for so long.
Whiskey stood there, on my doorstep, just like he had one year before. Except this time, there was no rain, no anger, no wedding invitation — it was just us.
It was just him — the old friend, the easy smile, the twisted solace wrapped in a glittering bottle.
It was just me — the alcoholic, pretending like I didn’t want to taste him, realizing too quickly that months of being clean didn’t make me crave him any less.
But we can’t start here.
No, to tell this story right, we need to go back.
Back to the beginning.
Back to the very first drop.
This is my love letter to Whiskey. I only hope he reads it.
This book is called A Love Letter to Whiskey, well I want to write a love letter to this book Sometimes you pick up a book and they wound you. This gutted me, but I loved it. It hurts when you know that two people belong together, but they never can seem to get the timing right.
Truly, the heart break started even before the story began, with the quote the author added to the beginning.That is where the knots in my stomach formed.
“One day, whether you are 14, 28, or 65, you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that cannot die. However, the saddest, most awful truth you will ever come to find- is they are not always with whom we spend our lives.”- Beau Taplin
Brecks was different, she wasn’t blonde or curvy like her best friend Jenna. She wasn’t into sports, but she loved surfing. Her family life was the opposite of perfect. While trying to keep up with Jenna, she spots the hottest guy she had ever seen and before she knows it, she is flat on her butt. They collided, but before she could speak, before she could tell Jenna that she wanted dibs, she watched it happen. Even though she was the one that was literally on the ground, she witnessed as Whiskey A.K.A Jamie, as he fell for her best friend.
Bad timing. It seems as though that all there ever was between Jamie and B. While Jamie was with Jenna, she and Jamie became best friends automatically, even though she was sure there was more between them. They were drawn to each like moths to a flame.
The way the story reads is so gripping. From the first lines, you are hooked. B was a true addict to Whiskey, but she wasn’t an alcoholic. Her weakness being the Whiskey eyes of Jamie Shaw and I don’t blame her.
The electric heat of the chemistry between the two characters was amazing. The author literally made me feel each emotion right along with them. There is so much angst and pain.You want it to work, but real life doesn’t work that way.
I, too was an addict. An addict of the author’s words. You consume them and it leaves you wanting more and more and at the end you are breathless.