Review- Whiskey Secrets by Carrie Ann Ryan

Whiskey Secrets by Carrie Ann Ryan is a close proximity co-worker romance that kicks off the Whiskey and Lies series. When former cop and current bar owner Dare Collins discovers that his parents hired Kenzie Owens to take over the Old Whiskey Inn without consulting their kids, he’s furious. However, as Dare gets to know Kenzie, he realizes that her demons run as deep as his. Despite their rocky start, the two find themselves drawn to each other. With Dare’s young son and Kenzie’s persistent ex-husband complicating things.

Dare is intense and broody, making him the perfect “opposites attract” match for Kenzie, who is sweet but strong, determined never to let another man control her again. While the action and suspense felt a bit forced and underdeveloped, they hold potential for future edits.

The audiobook, performed by Gregory Salinas, was exceptionally well done, adding depth to the characters and story.

Overall, I enjoyed Whiskey Secrets. It’s a great starting point for new readers of Carrie Ann Ryan, showcasing her quality storytelling and engaging writing style.

Book Stats:
Rating 4/5
Series: Whiskey and Lies Book 1
Tropes: Single Dad, Close Proximity, Co-workers, Slow Burn, Small Town, Family series
3rd Act Break Up- No But a dark moment
Audiobook- Gregory Salinas
CW: Past Spousal Abuse