Series: Trinity Distillery #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 26, 2017
Format: eARC, 365 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Ava Grace Landy’s music career is humming along until a shakeup at her label jeopardizes her recording contract and curses her with the world’s worst boss. Determined to satisfy him, she partners with Trinity Distillery to access a larger male audience. To her surprise, she’s the one who’s satisfied—by none other than Jonah Beck, the gorgeous, yet gruff man behind the bourbon.
No doubt about it, bourbon runs in Beck’s blood. But it’s audacious Ava Grace who makes it run hot. When she signs on as the spokesperson for his craft distillery, he doesn’t plan on hoisting her onto an oak barrel and rocking the rickhouse. Though he’s convinced their lives don’t mix—like a terrible cocktail—he can’t keep his hands off the alluring country star.
Ava Grace and Beck try to keep their intoxicating relationship private, but the glare of her fame is too bright, revealing secrets they both want to remain hidden. With a spotlight shining on his tumultuous past, their future is at risk. Now they must decide if being together is worth sacrificing the career she loves and the company he’s poured his heart and soul into.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Often times when I pick a book to read from my device, I don’t go back and look at the blurb. I was obviously into the story when I bought, borrowed or requested it, so I go in blind and look forward to what I might find. I actually started Barreled Over on a flight to Nashville, and read a good portion of it while I was there, which couldn’t have been more perfect setting for this read about a country music songstress and a distillery owner.
Barreled Over was a great, sweet and sexy read. It even delivered a few feels, too. I found Ava Grace to be a great heroine and y’all know I have a thing for gruff, grumpy heroes, and Beck totally fit the bill. Their chemistry was obvious from the very first meeting and I enjoyed seeing how things played out between them. They had their share of bumps along the way, but nothing felt like drama for the sake of drama. Instead it seemed like the realistic challenges a private man and very public woman would face. It wasn’t heavy, but there was depth to their story and I liked how that balanced with the lighter and sexier moments.
This was my first Jenna Sutton book, but it certainly won’t be my last. Barreled Over was a great way to start off a new series and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Ava Grace had been born and raised in Texas, where people glorified our God in Heaven on Sunday mornings and glorified the Gods of the Gridiron later in the day. As a result, she loved football.
“When I get back from LA, I’m going to force-feed you rotten sushi for faking food poisoning and putting me in this position.”
“When you get back from LA, the only position you’re going to remember is Ava Grace’s favorite one.”
A good one is warm and smooth and just a little sweet. But she’s got some kick to her… a bite that makes you flinch. She makes your throat burn and your chest tight, and then she settles in your belly and glows like an ember.
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