Bourbon & Blood #1
Mia Darcy plays by the rules, and her Daddy, Samuel, for better or worse has made them all. She takes care of her ailing mother, she manages PR for the family’s distillery, Fire Creek. And every day she quietly resents the fact that he stepped in and kept her from being with the one man she loved… a man who still lives there in their small town of Fontaine, Kentucky and who haunts her every minute of the day, waking or asleep.
Bennett Hayes has loved Mia his whole life, and for one brief moment, when they were young and full of hope, it seemed like even the long history of bad blood between their families wasn’t enough to keep them apart. But he’d been wrong. Mia never showed the night they were supposed to run away together and when he confronted her about it, she broke his heart.
But fate and circumstance throw them together again and the fire that raged between them at eighteen is even hotter now. The burn is inevitable. But there are forces at play, people on the periphery of their lives whose agenda goes far beyond just keeping them apart… they want Mia dead and will stop at nothing to make that happen.
Mia does what is expected of her. She plays by the rules her father has set , takes care of her mother and helps save the family business from going under. A good woman who is caught in the rut of her father’s lies.
Bennett is what I like to call the southern bad boy. He’s sexy as sin and exceptionally good with his hands. He’s loyal to the core with those he considers family and friends. Bennett’s heart as also stayed loyal to one woman. A woman he can’t have, shouldn’t want, and never seems to be far from his mind.
Family drama, forbidden romance and a good dose of Southern charm.
Feuding families, old money, long time scandals and second chance love. Personalities really stand out giving not only the primary but the secondary characters flair and spunk. Mia and Bennett’s tension, loyalty and passion pull the reader into this suspenseful and emotional story. Sound writing with a good bit of humor, twisty plot and fun characters, Ms. Donavan hits it all in the first book of the Bourbon and Blood Series, Bennett. I am very much looking forward to reading more from Ms. Donavan.
A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.