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A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon. **Voted Fan Club Favorite 2017** In TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY... Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm's length. Bu A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon. **Voted Fan Club Favorite 2017** In TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY... Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm's length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She's a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey's midnight fantasies. She's also one of his closest friends. Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his. The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there's no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves. *** Other Whiskey Books: TRU BLUE (Truman Gritt) DRIVING WHISKEY WILD (Bullet Whiskey)

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A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon. **Voted Fan Club Favorite 2017** In TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY... Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm's length. Bu A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon. **Voted Fan Club Favorite 2017** In TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY... Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm's length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She's a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey's midnight fantasies. She's also one of his closest friends. Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his. The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there's no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves. *** Other Whiskey Books: TRU BLUE (Truman Gritt) DRIVING WHISKEY WILD (Bullet Whiskey)

30 review for Truly, Madly, Whiskey

  1. 4 out of 5

    Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

    This cover is SMOKIN' hot! A excellent representation of the hero found within. Attractive and eye-catching (LOVE the pink) typography. I think the composition is thrown off a bit by the placement of the text but otherwise a splendid cover IMO. I was really looking forward to this one since I first read about BEAR in TRU BLUE. Alas this one ended up just being MEH for me. I felt like nothing happened the entire book. It just dragged on and on, and I really struggled with it holding my interest. C This cover is SMOKIN' hot! A excellent representation of the hero found within. Attractive and eye-catching (LOVE the pink) typography. I think the composition is thrown off a bit by the placement of the text but otherwise a splendid cover IMO. I was really looking forward to this one since I first read about BEAR in TRU BLUE. Alas this one ended up just being MEH for me. I felt like nothing happened the entire book. It just dragged on and on, and I really struggled with it holding my interest. Chrystal, I found annoying with her hot/cold routine and her "I am not ready yet." It wasn't helped by the fact we don't even get full sex until 70% into the book. Bear although a perfect book boyfriend just wasn't that exciting for me. Was he thoughtful...yes. Was he patient....yes (too much at times IMO.) Was he sexy...yes. He was all those things but none of that translated into any hot chemistry between him and Chrystal. I got SO tired of his constant asking "Can I kiss you?" "Can I touch you?" "Is this ok?" "Can I take your panties off?" I get it she went through something four years prior and maybe it makes me an unfeeling bitch but by the time they FINALLY get around to having sex I had lost interest chapters earlier. On the positive side even though this was a miss for me I did enjoy seeing little glimpses of the other Whiskey Brothers and Dixie. We also get some scenes with Gemma and Tru and the adorable kids. I am definitely open to giving the next book a try.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Natalie The Biblioholic

    It's LIVE & on Blog Tour!! Bear... Oh sweet Lord, please find me a man just like Bear. There isn't enough words to describe the awesomeness of Bear. Is it obvious that I love Bear? Honestly, if you're ever on the hunt for an Alpha who is not only dominant and protective, but also sweet, considerate, understanding, passionate, and every other positive trait we women search for, you can never go wrong with the heroes that Melissa Foster creates. She hasn't made one yet that I haven't fallen in It's LIVE & on Blog Tour!! Bear... Oh sweet Lord, please find me a man just like Bear. There isn't enough words to describe the awesomeness of Bear. Is it obvious that I love Bear? Honestly, if you're ever on the hunt for an Alpha who is not only dominant and protective, but also sweet, considerate, understanding, passionate, and every other positive trait we women search for, you can never go wrong with the heroes that Melissa Foster creates. She hasn't made one yet that I haven't fallen in love with. For eight months, Bear has been patiently waiting for his chance with Crystal. He's always there for her, providing comfort, affection, attention and security, while she runs hot and cold. There's no denying their mutual attraction, but Crystal's got some issues that make her afraid to start forever with Bear. Will she finally truly put her trust in him? And will Bear finally get everything his sweet heart desires? Read the book! My dissatisfaction came from Crystal. I didn't like how she treated Bear. AT ALL! I'm not a fan of fake people either and she was a big fat phony. But despite that, I did love their story, but that had more to do with Bear than anyone or anything else. There's snark and drama and angst but through it all, there is so much love. When you're finished reading TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY you'll understand how this character named bear easily captured my heart. I'm definitely looking forward to the stories for the other Whiskey siblings. Release Date: April 10, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance POV: Dual - 3rd person Steam: 3.5 out of 5 Book Type: Standalone - crossover with characters from other books

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alex ♈

    It took me 2 weeks to finish this book. I don’t remember everything, but this one was constant from the beginning till the end: TRULY AMAZING HERO! Loved him! The heroine was very likable. I don’t agree with all her decisions, but she was a good one! The hero chased her, wooed her. *swoon* The man stopped sleeping around after he met her! Finally a decent man! Finally! He was so patient, so sweet, but also hot and sexy. He and kitty Harley won my heart. Adorable! “No, baby. We don’t own. We are one. It took me 2 weeks to finish this book. I don’t remember everything, but this one was constant from the beginning till the end: TRULY AMAZING HERO! Loved him! The heroine was very likable. I don’t agree with all her decisions, but she was a good one! The hero chased her, wooed her. *swoon* The man stopped sleeping around after he met her! Finally a decent man! Finally! He was so patient, so sweet, but also hot and sexy. He and kitty Harley won my heart. Adorable! “No, baby. We don’t own. We are one. We share, we love, we protect, but we don’t own.”

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Filipe

    Firstly, can we just say DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN....that was HOT! Like smoking HOTT with the extra "T", cause it was that hot! Bear and Crystal have amazing sexual chemistry in and out of the bedroom, the snarky comments, the sexual innuendos are sometimes hysterical, cause you can just picture Bear and his sexy smile, big muscular tattooed body and charming personality being so dang hot, you will find yourself wishing YOU were on the receiving end of all that deliciousness. True to Firstly, can we just say DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN....that was HOT! Like smoking HOTT with the extra "T", cause it was that hot! Bear and Crystal have amazing sexual chemistry in and out of the bedroom, the snarky comments, the sexual innuendos are sometimes hysterical, cause you can just picture Bear and his sexy smile, big muscular tattooed body and charming personality being so dang hot, you will find yourself wishing YOU were on the receiving end of all that deliciousness. True to the fabulous story-telling of Melissa Foster, the emotional journey for both of these characters is such a strong element that you will feel every laugh, every smile, every tear and every kiss. Crystal has a mighty mountain to climb but Bear is also going through many changes as his professional and personal lives start to clash and he has a few battles along the way. The Whiskey Family...they are AMAZING. I want to be a part of their family so bad. For such a tough bunch of characters, they are so funny, and I literally was laughing so hard at many of the parts that the siblings would tease each other and I got so emotional at times when you could feel the love that the parents had for their children, even if they don't always show it in the most conventional way. Truly, Madly, Whiskey was everything I was hoping it would be and so much more. I can't WAIT for more of the Whiskey family to fall in love!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kiki

    I absolutely didn't care about the heroine! Sorry about that! I didn't hate her either. Her issue was legit. Her dealings of those issues were legit. I didn't blame her for blowing Bear hot and cold either, it was very normal response, and it doesn't matter if the trauma was 4 years old. However, as she has pointed out herself, she was pretentious, and I didn't really like her much. The hero however, was a different story. Where the whole book came together: 1. The heroine attended extended therapy I absolutely didn't care about the heroine! Sorry about that! I didn't hate her either. Her issue was legit. Her dealings of those issues were legit. I didn't blame her for blowing Bear hot and cold either, it was very normal response, and it doesn't matter if the trauma was 4 years old. However, as she has pointed out herself, she was pretentious, and I didn't really like her much. The hero however, was a different story. Where the whole book came together: 1. The heroine attended extended therapy to overcome her trauma, magic P didn't just cure it. She actually consulted the therapist when she realised how she had been messing things up for 8 months with Bear and wanted to figure out how to work things out. 2. The guy asks. Oh dear god, the guy seeks clear consent. I can see how this can be buzz kill and annoying for a lot of people but for an assault victim/survivor, let me tell you, it IS a damn attractive trait. No matter how unromantic you guys find him asking Crystal multiple times if he can kiss her, hug her, hold her, dear God, that had to be the sweetest point of the book. A true Alpha cares. A true lover also cares. The consent was taken away from her, so no matter what, he's going to give it back to her. And it's the beginning of their relationship, they'd clearly find their common ground at some point in future, but seeking consent is NEVER unromantic. 3. The first time between those two, he asks her how she wants it, if he should take, or if he should keep asking. He clearly is an experienced lover, to hold back and ask those questions would have been hard for him. but he did it anyway. He was truly in love. 4. He respected her in EVERY way. Even if he didn't agree with her. He respected her wish of the way she wanted to deal with her trauma, even if it killed him. he respected her opinion about his father. He respected her opinion about loyalty and family. He was an amazing partner. 5. He fucking got her a kitten because she needed space and he wanted to respect that but didn't want her to be alone! And the way he treated the kitty like it was his kid, I need freaken heart surgery! 6. He welcomed her brother as a part of his family, and she was his priority and he made that very clear to his father. 7. The WHOLE whiskey family knows how to love, care and respect. specially towards the end, Bullet was probably angrier than Bear was and it was very clear how much he cared about Chrystal. As I said, heroine was not unlikable as some has claimed, she just didn't work for me. To be honest, she reminds me a little of myself, could be the reason why I couldn't like her. But Bear is what dreams are made of. What every guy should be like. He was not a chauvinist. He was not intimidated by strong woman. He rather appreciated strong woman. He wasn't dominating or controlling. He was man enough to acknowledge his weaknesses and asked Chrystal to accept him anyway, and teach him to be the man she needs him to be. He was respectful and caring! He also was faithful, and didn't sleep around once he made up his mind.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Alcazar

    Okay ya'll .... you see that cover ... first of all #WIN and second of all ... holy God, Bear Whiskey was not only sexy in pic form, he was sexy in literary form as well. THIS STORY WAS RIDIC HOT! Crystal and Bear had this love/hate thing going on where sparks would just fly! And for every push that Crystal gave Bear, he pulled twice as hard. I enjoyed the heck out of these two. This was way more than just a hot read. For me, the journey that both Crystal and Bear set upon was touching and emotio Okay ya'll .... you see that cover ... first of all #WIN and second of all ... holy God, Bear Whiskey was not only sexy in pic form, he was sexy in literary form as well. THIS STORY WAS RIDIC HOT! Crystal and Bear had this love/hate thing going on where sparks would just fly! And for every push that Crystal gave Bear, he pulled twice as hard. I enjoyed the heck out of these two. This was way more than just a hot read. For me, the journey that both Crystal and Bear set upon was touching and emotional and really heart-warming. Yes, it was sexy, but it was also full of heart. They both had hurdles to get past before they could come together as one and it was so beautiful when they did. Melissa Foster is just one of those authors that doesn't disappoint. I've read quite a few of her books in the last couple of years and every single one makes me fall in love with her a little bit more. Her characterization is always on point with the story and there is never any fluff nor drama for fluff or drama's sake. You gotta love an author you can always count on to get the story right :) Sidenote: I love the little nods she did for characters in True Blue. The stories are not connected, but it's like she wants her readers to not forget her pasts characters so she gives them a little nod. I really really like that. I'm really looking forward to more from the Whiskey family :) Copy provided for blog tour review

  7. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    4.5 "Bear" stars Truly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster was a touching and heartfelt read, and I loved it. The storyline is well written, my interest was held all throughout the book and all the characters added to my overall enjoyment. After reading Tru Blue I was left wanting more of Bear and Crystal. These two had a special something that needed to be explored. I'm so happy author Melissa Foster gave us their story in Truly, Madly, Whiskey. Bear and Crystal were wonderful, passionate and endear 4.5 "Bear" stars Truly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster was a touching and heartfelt read, and I loved it. The storyline is well written, my interest was held all throughout the book and all the characters added to my overall enjoyment. After reading Tru Blue I was left wanting more of Bear and Crystal. These two had a special something that needed to be explored. I'm so happy author Melissa Foster gave us their story in Truly, Madly, Whiskey. Bear and Crystal were wonderful, passionate and endearing characters that I easily connected with. I loved watching their relationship develop and move from friends to lovers. They truly belong together, the connection between them was strong and the chemistry was off the charts. My heart ached for Crystal, she puts up this harda** front but underneath is a sensitive girl who's been hurt in the past and struggling with giving into the strong feelings Bear brings out in her. Bear was the perfect man for Crystal. He was sensitive, caring, passionate, understanding, patient and would do anything for her. I fell hard for him, and he made my heart swoon with the way he loved Crystal. For me Bear was the total package. And did I mention how sexy/hot he was watching him with Harley their little kitten? *swoooon* I also want to add how much I enjoyed revisiting Tru, Gemma and the kids. Tru Blue was one of my fav 2016 reads so being with them again made me a very happy girl. Both books are standalones, you do get to see the characters in both books and I highly recommend them. I was truly touched with Bear and Crystal story, it warmed my heart watching these two souls coming together and finding eternal love. And for me, the epilogue was just perfection, I may have cried a few happy tears for them all. A perfect ending to this heartfelt read. Overall, Truly, Madly, Whiskey is a beautiful and emotional read about two people who have a deep, strong connection that find comfort, support and unconditional love. Author Melissa Foster has indicated each of the Whiskey siblings, Bullet, Bones and Dixie will be featured in their own novels in the near future. I can't wait! Those brooding brothers need to find their forever love and I'm very curious to see who will be man enough to win Dixie's heart ;) Truly, Madly, Whiskey releases April 10th, you can get your copy here... KINDLE: http://smarturl.it/TMW_Amazon9 KOBO: http://smarturl.it/WWN_Kobo NOOK: http://bit.ly/2gVN6QS GPLAY: http://bit.ly/2hqM7cb iBOOKS: http://apple.co/2hJbntC PAPERBACK: http://smarturl.it/WWN_Paperback *A big thank you to the author/publisher & Tasty Book Tours for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.*

  8. 4 out of 5

    Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY claims to be a standalone and while I do think the events work well on their own, Foster always likes to mention other characters from her other books. It’s almost like a promotional tactic to get you to read her other books. So that being said, you will encounter some references from TRU BLUE, one of her other standalone titles. I would say in terms of style this one follows the same tone as TRU BLUE. It’s definitely more grittier and darker, exploring characters that are TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY claims to be a standalone and while I do think the events work well on their own, Foster always likes to mention other characters from her other books. It’s almost like a promotional tactic to get you to read her other books. So that being said, you will encounter some references from TRU BLUE, one of her other standalone titles. I would say in terms of style this one follows the same tone as TRU BLUE. It’s definitely more grittier and darker, exploring characters that aren’t as polished or well-off as some of Foster’s other characters. The heroine, Crystal, wasn’t one of my favorites of this author’s stories. I found that I didn’t connect with her as much as thought I would. Thankfully, Bear was there to save the book. I love all of Foster’s heroes. Although they are all sexy, they are all very different from each other. Bear has always had the hots for Crystal but she likes to keep him at arm’s length so perhaps that’s why I didn’t fall for Crystal as quickly. She keeps people away from her too much. It took be a while to warm up to the story, but by the end, I was really convinced with the romance. I like that Foster takes her time and really focuses on the romance of the story. Despite external conflicts, the romance shines.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tpagirl

    Truly, Madly, Whiskey was the second book in the Whiskey series by Melissa Foster. Bear Whiskey. Gorgeous, cocky, loyal, great sense of humor, and totally alpha. He was the typical over protective and possessive alpha. But he was his own brand of alpha, "No Baby. We don't own. We are one. We share, we love, we protect but we don't own." Crystal Moon. Beautiful, smart, sassy and independent. Crystal was Gemma's best friend (Tru Blue, book one) and an employee of Gemma's Princess Boutique; although Truly, Madly, Whiskey was the second book in the Whiskey series by Melissa Foster. Bear Whiskey. Gorgeous, cocky, loyal, great sense of humor, and totally alpha. He was the typical over protective and possessive alpha. But he was his own brand of alpha, "No Baby. We don't own. We are one. We share, we love, we protect but we don't own." Crystal Moon. Beautiful, smart, sassy and independent. Crystal was Gemma's best friend (Tru Blue, book one) and an employee of Gemma's Princess Boutique; although she was all gothic to Gemma's girliness. It was interesting reading the transformation from Chrissy to Chrystina to Crystal and her perception of the different personas. When that was revealed, we knew there was a hidden story and the underlying theme as to why Crystal was Crystal. Bear met Crystal in Tru Blue and had been chasing her ever since. Truly, Madly, Whiskey picked up where Tru Blue left off. It was told in dual POV and was a journey of healing, moving forward and learning to let their own dreams come to fruition versus living for others or because of others. Crystal had a tragedy occur several years prior to meeting Bear. Once she revealed her secrets, their relationship progression was probably a realistic perspective for them as soul mates. It was sweet and perceptive. However, for a story, it moved too slow for me and took a long time to develop. Foster dove into their psyche but I was still craving more. I wouldn't change the story, but parts of the timeline could fast forward without losing the affect and importance of the circumstances. I loved how Foster utilized characters from her other series, but not so much that it's necessary to have read that series first. Foster provided enough explanation that it appeared it was a normal supporting character to her new readers, but yet it tied multiple series together as a bonus for her loyal readers. Additionally, although Bear was a Biker and part of the Dark Knights MC, it was not the typical MC in romance novels, it was more of a cross between a riding club and a true MC. Their motto was "love, loyalty, and respect for all" and it was the backdrop to the storyline. All in all, it was enjoyable and a great addition to the series. It's not been revealed yet who is next; however, Foster provided multiple teasers and there are several directions the series can take. Either way, I'm in and can't wait to see what's next on the horizon.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lexi Cubbins

    I can't even tell you how many times I have put Tru Blue on top of my tbr list, but never actually got to start it. Well, now after reading Truly, Madly, Whiskey I feel like a fool. Words can't describe how amazing Bear is, the most wonderful hero I have read about in a very long time. He's all alpha, but also protective, giving, considerate and has so much love to give, it was impossible not to fall in love with him. As for the story, it started out perfectly, I was intrigued from the beginning. I can't even tell you how many times I have put Tru Blue on top of my tbr list, but never actually got to start it. Well, now after reading Truly, Madly, Whiskey I feel like a fool. Words can't describe how amazing Bear is, the most wonderful hero I have read about in a very long time. He's all alpha, but also protective, giving, considerate and has so much love to give, it was impossible not to fall in love with him. As for the story, it started out perfectly, I was intrigued from the beginning. But as it took off, I felt like secrets were exposed way too soon and after that it just dragged on, nothing was really happening. It didn't really make the book any less enjoyable, because it was sweet, sexy, cute and romantic, but it took me days to read it for a reason.

  11. 4 out of 5

    The Book Junkie Reads . . .

    I have been hoping that Bear would get a story. His role in a previous book made me want to know more about him and where he would go with love. I was so curious about the connection with Crystal and if it was something there or just an illusion written in to misled. The banter between Crystal and Bear was my favorite. Their interactions just felt real. Allowing for me to easily visualize the play. The chemistry was there and it was intensified by their exchanges with each other. This was a fun I have been hoping that Bear would get a story. His role in a previous book made me want to know more about him and where he would go with love. I was so curious about the connection with Crystal and if it was something there or just an illusion written in to misled. The banter between Crystal and Bear was my favorite. Their interactions just felt real. Allowing for me to easily visualize the play. The chemistry was there and it was intensified by their exchanges with each other. This was a fun read that had elements of sexual charges. Bear was the tatted, sexy, muscular male that was just wanting to be wrapped up with that one special woman, even if he really didn’t think so. Crystal well she was a woman on a mission to rise above what she was born to and raise around. She like so many other has family issues. She had life happen to her early and often. She was a woman that took control of her life and was determined to direct it to where she wanted it to go. There was much to capture you and send you further in to the read. It was more pleasant if you had a chance to read Tru Blue and get more of a feel for the characters that were going to be the highlight of this current read. Reading about them previously and then watching them grow more in their connection was emotional at points. There was a lot between then and a lot behind them. Coming to terms with things was what was needed. Life decisions were needed to be made. Watching as they come to this realization and doing it together was beautiful. There are always those that don’t like a read. I for one got what I was expecting. Bear gives his all and Crystal receives it. I recommend this read to anyone looking for a new emotional charged read with excellent chemistry and banter.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Libby Harrison

    Stopped reading at this line: "Jogs and gaps and stitches that never held." because... Random Ramblings •What’s up with the names? •Wow, they are all so protective •I loved the range of princesses •I was annoyed by how quickly her mood kept changing especially as he was so steadfast in his love for her It was just too hard to read this story

  13. 4 out of 5

    Isha Coleman

    ARC Review: Truly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster Melissa Foster has a way of getting under the skin. She writes characters that can break your heart, leave you tempted, inspire you or make your skin crawl from too much exposure. Truly, Madly, Whiskey had them all. Bear, the bad boy has trouble written all over his flirtatious smile and his possessive attitude. Don't let the playful attitude fool, he's fought his share of demons and came out victorious. He doesn't suffer fools and he fights har ARC Review: Truly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster Melissa Foster has a way of getting under the skin. She writes characters that can break your heart, leave you tempted, inspire you or make your skin crawl from too much exposure. Truly, Madly, Whiskey had them all. Bear, the bad boy has trouble written all over his flirtatious smile and his possessive attitude. Don't let the playful attitude fool, he's fought his share of demons and came out victorious. He doesn't suffer fools and he fights hard for the people he loves. Crystal is his fantasy girl, but behind the tough girl act lies secrets, she's hidden from many including herself. From her frustrating mother to her idiot brother, she's seen her share of hard knocks, but is determined to rise above the life she was born into. The scenery is not always pretty, yet the attraction is overpowering and the main characters are an inspiration. Within the pages of Truly, Madly, Whiskey dwells a message of power and hope.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bella

    ★2.5 Stars★ I'm going to keep this review simple - like this story. Things I Liked Bear and his total devotion to Crystal/Chrystal/Christine/Crissy (whatever it was). I was smitten with him from the first 'Bear' text. And boy, was he patient! I liked the collection of characters in the story, including little kitty, Harley. The kids were cute, the Whiskeys were cool, and Bear and Crystal's friends were awesome too. Things I Did NOT Like All the awkward 'Bear' innuendos. The ENDLESS kissing. My ★2.5 Stars★ I'm going to keep this review simple - like this story. Things I Liked Bear and his total devotion to Crystal/Chrystal/Christine/Crissy (whatever it was). I was smitten with him from the first 'Bear' text. And boy, was he patient! I liked the collection of characters in the story, including little kitty, Harley. The kids were cute, the Whiskeys were cool, and Bear and Crystal's friends were awesome too. Things I Did NOT Like All the awkward 'Bear' innuendos. The ENDLESS kissing. My god, there is only so much kissing I can handle!!! The totally unoriginal backstory. I've read it a million times. It's boring. The completely out of line Marriage hijacking! Like WTF are they for real?! Who does that?! Final Thoughts I didn't hate this book, but ya know... it was under 200 pages long, and it felt like it took AGES to read it. After the first half dozen chapters or so (which I really liked), I struggled. Even though it's labelled as a standalone, and it certainly can be, I personally felt like I was missing something in regards to the other characters. It bothered me so much that I checked to see if this was a book two of a series, and it does follow on from another book from this author, which made sense. I would have preferred to start with that one, had I known. This wasn't the worst book I've ever read, nor was it the best. It's somewhere there in the middle. I'd read another book by this author, but I wouldn't be in a big rush to do so.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Carmen Rae

    OMFG I just had a girly squeal moment (something I rarely do) when I realised who the main characters are. It only took me half a dozen pages so obviously Bear and Crystal made their mark on my little goldfish brain. Ok now I am excited. Tru Blue was one of my absolute favourite books of 2016 and was the start of my addiction to all things Melissa Foster. So obviously when I picked this up I had absolutely no idea what I was getting. But as I got into this one it all came flooding back and added OMFG I just had a girly squeal moment (something I rarely do) when I realised who the main characters are. It only took me half a dozen pages so obviously Bear and Crystal made their mark on my little goldfish brain. Ok now I am excited. Tru Blue was one of my absolute favourite books of 2016 and was the start of my addiction to all things Melissa Foster. So obviously when I picked this up I had absolutely no idea what I was getting. But as I got into this one it all came flooding back and added so much to the story for me. Plus we got a heap of Tru and Gemma and the kids which was awesome. But I have to say you absolutely could read this as a stand alone without missing anything but Tru Blue was amazeballs so why would you? The book picks up 8 months into the relationship between Bear and Crystal which sounds weird but once you read it you will understand. Bear decided on meeting Crystal that she was the one for him. Unfortunately Crystal was so scared of starting a relationship that she fought him every step of the way despite wanting him as much as he wanted her. Luckily for me Crystal didn’t really play hard to get or do any of the normal push and pull bullshit that drives me crazy so I really enjoyed watching what basically amounted to some really hot alpha biker boy foreplay. And maybe because it was told in dual POV I completely understood where Crystal was coming from and respected her feelings. Or maybe because she acted like the adult she was and sat down and explained her feelings to Bear. Bear was just so fucking perfect I wanted to rip him off the pages and keep him. He was all things growly, protective, alpha but damn was he sweet and caring and just truly beautiful. His loyalty to his friends and family made him that much more special. I absolutely loved that he decided Crystal was it for him and he never doubted it. Obviously they each had a few issues to sort out but they did it together and they were such a perfect couple, I devoured every word. I couldn’t put the book down. The secondary characters were great and I am dying to see who’s story we get next along with some more Tru and Gemma and Bear and Crystal. I can’t wait. Check out my reviews here

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cyndi Becker

    "She was crazy. Crazy for Bear Whiskey. " Melissa Foster has certainly become of my #OneClick read recommendations! The half dozen or so novels that I've read have been great reading and left me feeling, well all the feels. Complete with a sexy & swoon worthy hero, a spunky but slightly damaged heroine, and a supportive circle of friends and family, Truly, Madly , Whiskey is another wonderful example of a Melissa Foster heartfelt romance. There are few hero's that come to close to the big and "She was crazy. Crazy for Bear Whiskey. " Melissa Foster has certainly become of my #OneClick read recommendations! The half dozen or so novels that I've read have been great reading and left me feeling, well all the feels. Complete with a sexy & swoon worthy hero, a spunky but slightly damaged heroine, and a supportive circle of friends and family, Truly, Madly , Whiskey is another wonderful example of a Melissa Foster heartfelt romance. There are few hero's that come to close to the big and lovable personality of Bear Whiskey. In Bear Foster creates another strong, sensitive and noble Alpha male. Truman ( Tru Blue ~ My review ) made me feel this way too. But Bear's standout qualities include a tenacity and patience that is simply unparalleled and utterly breathtaking. His virility makes him sexy, but it’s the way he treats Crystal that makes him the hero to adore. His devotion to Crystal absolutely melted me and watching her come around, well therein lies the story. Crystal has certainly gone through a lot in her young life. She is challenged to just be herself, if only she knew how to get comfortable in her own skin. Her truth is that she experienced some heartbreaking moments in life so she’s motivated by a need to be in control. Issues with trust and intimacy have worn her down so it’s simply glorious to see her let Bear in. What a boon for her, cause if there is one man who can handle Crystal, it's Bear. “..then you came into my life,” she said swift and soft. “Like a dragon-slaying prince on a mission , scooping up everyone’s broken pieces and putting them back together again. You make me want things I long ago stopped hoping for, or even thinking about,…” Once their relationship transforms, it's just WOW! There's much humor, witty banter, and references to "bear caves" and "honeypots" that had me giggling like a schoolgirl. Once again Melissa Foster gave me a perfect read. It’s romantic, angst filled, sexy and funny. As friends to lovers’ stories go, this is one of my favorites. Another 5++ star read from Melissa Foster and one I highly recommend.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen Lynn

    3.5. This is my first book by this author and I liked it. Bear was perfect, almost to perfect. I will read more from this author.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Willams

    "I'm not yours. You don't have to protect me." "You're not mine yet." Oh, the cat and mouse game is strong with these two!!! Whew!! For eight months, Bear Whiskey has tried his hardest to get his chance with Crystal. For those same eight months, Crystal Moon has tried her hardest not to let herself fall for his charm. He keeps pulling her in. She keeps pushing him away. But sometimes, you just have to let your real feelings take over. And boy, what a way to fall!! "I'm all in, Crystal, and have been for "I'm not yours. You don't have to protect me." "You're not mine yet." Oh, the cat and mouse game is strong with these two!!! Whew!! For eight months, Bear Whiskey has tried his hardest to get his chance with Crystal. For those same eight months, Crystal Moon has tried her hardest not to let herself fall for his charm. He keeps pulling her in. She keeps pushing him away. But sometimes, you just have to let your real feelings take over. And boy, what a way to fall!! "I'm all in, Crystal, and have been for a long time." "Wow. I didn't expect to hear that." "I didn't expect to say it, but it's true, and you need to know it." This book hit so many levels within you emotional registry. Crystal's backstory will tear you apart! But what's beautiful is watching Bear put all her broken pieces together again. Bear is so funny and intense. But he's also sexy with so much heart and conviction. He will do anything to protect others, but nothing would ever come between him and the love of his life. Gah, he was so alpha that it actually made me smile! Their intense chemistry was so hot it scorched the pages! Bear's patience with Crystal made it even more sensual and beautiful. "Damn, sugar. I'm never going to get enough of you." "Good. Then we have a lot in common." I loved getting to know more about the Whiskey family!! I adored them all in Tru Blue, and I was so happy to see them all again. There is an amazing brotherhood/sisterhood in more ways than blood within this book. Everyone protects their own, and it's beautiful to see. I also really love Crystal's brother, Jed!! Oh my gee!! Can he have a book?! Pleeeaaassse?! "Even when you try to hide yourself in dark colors, your brightness shines through." Melissa takes her characters to another level in this book. You are taken on a trip into darkness and loss in just a matter of pages. You see worlds come crashing down, and you see redemption and strength. I knew going into this book that I would love it. Bear is so incredibly charming that you can't help but smile and love him. Crystal is absolutely beautiful inside and out. She is a bad-a girl with so much heart and soul. I can't wait for more Whiskey love!!! "I was wrong. You do own me." "No, baby. We don't own. We are one. We share, we love, we protect, but we don't own."

  19. 4 out of 5

    Esra

    Tru Blu'nun kardeşi gibi sevdiği en iyi dostu Bear ve Gemma'nın hem iş ortağı hem de en iyi arkadaşı olan Crystal'ın hikayesi! İlk kitapta bizi nelerin beklediğinin sinyallerini vermişlerdi; ancak Crystal'ın hali-tavrının bambaşka nedenleri varmış meğerse! Sonucunda Bear gibi adamlar var mıymış be??? dedirtti bana yazar :D :D Whiskey kardeşlerin devam kitapları da biran önce çıksın!!! Böyle hoşuma gideceğini hiç düşünmemiştim. Bullet ve Bones da arayıştalardı hafiften 2 aday da var gibi ama bakalım Tru Blu'nun kardeşi gibi sevdiği en iyi dostu Bear ve Gemma'nın hem iş ortağı hem de en iyi arkadaşı olan Crystal'ın hikayesi! İlk kitapta bizi nelerin beklediğinin sinyallerini vermişlerdi; ancak Crystal'ın hali-tavrının bambaşka nedenleri varmış meğerse! Sonucunda Bear gibi adamlar var mıymış be??? dedirtti bana yazar :D :D Whiskey kardeşlerin devam kitapları da biran önce çıksın!!! Böyle hoşuma gideceğini hiç düşünmemiştim. Bullet ve Bones da arayıştalardı hafiften 2 aday da var gibi ama bakalım ne olacak? Ben asıl Dixie'yi merak ediyorum :D :D

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    * A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour * ~ 4.5 Bear Candy Stars ~ I have been dying to get my hands on Bear’s story since I met him in Tru Blue by Melissa Foster. This book was everything I was expecting it to be. I truly enjoyed it and know that I will be reading it again in the future. My only negative for this book was that I thought it was lacking in the drama department. I would’ve liked what happens at the very end of the book to have come sooner in the story. I think * A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour * ~ 4.5 Bear Candy Stars ~ I have been dying to get my hands on Bear’s story since I met him in Tru Blue by Melissa Foster. This book was everything I was expecting it to be. I truly enjoyed it and know that I will be reading it again in the future. My only negative for this book was that I thought it was lacking in the drama department. I would’ve liked what happens at the very end of the book to have come sooner in the story. I think that could’ve added a suspenseful element to the story and would have had me turning the pages even faster. With that said this is a book I would totally recommend to readers. This book had a little bit of everything….I laughed (Bear was amazing), I swooned, I cried, I blushed and even yelled at my kindle on an occasion or two. I would probably classify this book as an easy beach read with some serious undertones. What made this book an easy fun loving book was the love story between Crystal and Bear. But given the backstory of Crystal and what she had to endure, that added the element of sadness and seriousness to this story. (view spoiler)[I do want to warn some readers out there that the subject of sexual abuse is covered in this story and even though it wasn’t overly detailed, it could be a trigger to some readers. (hide spoiler)] But truly overall this book will leave you feeling happy and you will end the story with a smile on your face. Can I just tell you how much I LOVED Bear!!! He was an outstanding Hero. Definitely top of my Book Boyfriend List!! The man had the patience of a saint. I loved how loyal and devoted he was to not only Crystal, but his family and friends also. He was the perfect mix of overbearing, possessive and kindhearted. And boy could he melt a pair of panties ;) Bear really made this whole book for me. I liked Crystal too but Bear won over my heart completely!!!! I can’t say enough about this man. I loved that we got to know Bear’s family more in this book. I look forward to reading the books about his siblings…..Bullet, Bones and Dixie. It was great catching up with Gemma and Truman and the kids….Lincoln and Kennedy. Kennedy brought on the cuteness just like she did in Tru Blue. Truly, Madly, Whiskey is a standalone novel told in Dual and third person POV. I would label this book as a companion novel to Melissa Foster’s Tru Blue novel. I don’t believe Tru Blue needs to be read before enjoying this book, but it would help connect the characters a little more. We do see both Bear and Crystal in Tru Blue. If you have read Tru Blue, then you don’t want to miss this book. But if you haven’t or have never read a Melissa Foster book….then this is a great place to start. I think once you read this book you will be just as addicted to Melissa’s books as I am. Follow Us at :: Book Bitches Blog | Facebook | Twitter

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tracie Simister

    I gave this Book a rating of 5 ✩’s Title: Truly, Madly, Whiskey Series: Whiskey Brothers Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance Author: Melissa Foster Format: Kindle Edition Published on: Apr 10, 2017 I voluntarily reviewed a Free Courtesy Advanced Reader Copy of this book >-< >-< >-< >-< >-<>-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< Character’s Descriptions: Bear (Robert Whiskey) Has always put his family first Crystal Moon Has some I gave this Book a rating of 5 ✩’s Title: Truly, Madly, Whiskey Series: Whiskey Brothers Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance Author: Melissa Foster Format: Kindle Edition Published on: Apr 10, 2017 I voluntarily reviewed a Free Courtesy Advanced Reader Copy of this book >-< >-< >-< >-< >-<>-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< Character’s Descriptions: Bear (Robert Whiskey) Has always put his family first Crystal Moon Has some major issues she is working through >-< >-< >-< >-< >-<>-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< Summary Paragraph: Bear Whiskey is a biker with a beard and tats to match his persona he loves to work on bikes but helps at his family’s Bar Whiskey Bro’s. He may seem like a big bad Bear to those who don’t know him. But he is really a cuddly bear at heart especially when it comes to Crystal. Crystal keeps pushing Bear away from her because she is afraid of her past. Will Crystal finally let the bear in to love her or will she push him away forever? >-< >-< >-< >-< >-<>-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< >-< What I liked/Didn’t Like: OMG I loved this book. As usual if you are looking for an awesome read with sexy scenes and a ton of plot story then Melissa foster is the author to read. I loved catching up with Tru and Gemma, and I can’t wait for more about the Whiskey Brothers as well as Dixies story.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Mullan

    I TRULY, MADLY LOVED THIS BOOK! First off, I love the title of this book. As an Alan Rickman fan, it reminded me of his film Truly, Madly, Deeply. And I truly, madly, deeply loved this book. Yes, Bear is a biker with a beard and tattoos (which I don’t like) but like mountain man Steve/Grizz, I fell for his wonderful heart. You can’t not love the guy. This was an emotional rollercoaster of a read. We met Bear Whiskey in River of Love, and then again in Tru Blue, where his fascination with Crystal b I TRULY, MADLY LOVED THIS BOOK! First off, I love the title of this book. As an Alan Rickman fan, it reminded me of his film Truly, Madly, Deeply. And I truly, madly, deeply loved this book. Yes, Bear is a biker with a beard and tattoos (which I don’t like) but like mountain man Steve/Grizz, I fell for his wonderful heart. You can’t not love the guy. This was an emotional rollercoaster of a read. We met Bear Whiskey in River of Love, and then again in Tru Blue, where his fascination with Crystal became apparent. For all his flirting – and her denial – there is a definite ‘something’ there, which she tries to deny. But how long can she keep her big, cuddly Bear at bay? Crystal has a heap of problems to overcome, caused by some anxiety in her past, that no-one knows about. And even though she keeps pushing Bear away, he constantly comes back for more. And Bear also has some issues regarding his future - and choices made in the past - that will affect his family. So there is plenty of angst to work through on both sides, but with Bear’s family, and their mutual friends Gemma and Tru, along with the cute Kennedy and Lincoln, this book will fill your heart with joy. I’m now wondering about Bones and Bullet, not to mention Dixie. Plus we get to meet up with Jace Stone again, and are introduced to Maddox Silver. Melissa continues to amaze me with her fabulous writing. This is another brilliant book, with future heroes to wonder about.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Konny

    Truly Madly Whiskey by Melissa Foster is a stand alone romance novel. This is Bear and Crystals book. A steamy and emotional love story. There is Crystal Moon who dont wants a relationship. Her life is complicated with her family as it is. And there is Bear Whiskey, a bar and auto mechanic shop owner, a tattooed biker. If you think this is a bit too much, no it works for him. Hes a really good guy. Loyal, warm and genuine. Bear wants Crystal. He pushes and she pushes back. Is there a HEA? Can she pull Truly Madly Whiskey by Melissa Foster is a stand alone romance novel. This is Bear and Crystal´s book. A steamy and emotional love story. There is Crystal Moon who don´t wants a relationship. Her life is complicated with her family as it is. And there is Bear Whiskey, a bar and auto mechanic shop owner, a tattooed biker. If you think this is a bit too much, no it works for him. He´s a really good guy. Loyal, warm and genuine. Bear wants Crystal. He pushes and she pushes back. Is there a HEA? Can she pull her head out of the clouds? Reading Truly Madly Whiskey I wanted to shout at Crystal: girl come to your senses. Oh and I want my own bear, pretty please. This book is a fun and sexy read and I give 4,5 Stars. Thank you Melissa Foster !

  24. 4 out of 5

    Under the Covers Book Blog

    TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY claims to be a standalone and while I do think the events work well on their own, Foster always likes to mention other characters from her other books. It’s almost like a promotional tactic to get you to read her other books. So that being said, you will encounter some references from TRU BLUE, one of her other standalone titles. I would say in terms of style this one follows the same tone as TRU BLUE. It’s definitely more grittier and darker, exploring characters that are TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY claims to be a standalone and while I do think the events work well on their own, Foster always likes to mention other characters from her other books. It’s almost like a promotional tactic to get you to read her other books. So that being said, you will encounter some references from TRU BLUE, one of her other standalone titles. I would say in terms of style this one follows the same tone as TRU BLUE. It’s definitely more grittier and darker, exploring characters that aren’t as polished or well-off as some of Foster’s other characters. The heroine, Crystal, wasn’t one of my favorites of this author’s stories. I found that I didn’t connect with her as much as thought I would. Thankfully, Bear was there to save the book. I love all of Foster’s heroes. Although they are all sexy, they are all very different from each other. Bear has always had the hots for Crystal but she likes to keep him at arm’s length so perhaps that’s why I didn’t fall for Crystal as quickly. She keeps people away from her too much. It took be a while to warm up to the story, but by the end, I was really convinced with the romance. I like that Foster takes her time and really focuses on the romance of the story. Despite external conflicts, the romance shines. *ARC provided by author Reviewed by Annie❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bookgasms Book Blog

    “No baby. We don’t own. We are one. We share, we love, we protect, but we don’t own.” God damn, if a man said that to me back in the days when I was single, he would have had my heart in a second. Who wouldn’t swoon over a line like that? Jeez Louise… But that’s just who Bear Whiskey is–he’s a lover, a protector, and loyal to a fault. And he’s set his sights on Crystal Moon. He’s been dancing around his feelings for Crystal for months, but his patience is waning and it’s time to make Crystal his. “No baby. We don’t own. We are one. We share, we love, we protect, but we don’t own.” God damn, if a man said that to me back in the days when I was single, he would have had my heart in a second. Who wouldn’t swoon over a line like that? Jeez Louise… But that’s just who Bear Whiskey is–he’s a lover, a protector, and loyal to a fault. And he’s set his sights on Crystal Moon. He’s been dancing around his feelings for Crystal for months, but his patience is waning and it’s time to make Crystal his. Crystal is a bit of an enigma. She’s aloof, snarky, sexy, smart, and fun rolled up into a beautiful package. She’s been friends with Bear for months, denying the spark between them until she can deny it no more. But is she willing to open her heart and her soul to Bear to discover all that they can be together? I loved the slow burn of the relationship between Bear and Crystal. Loved their interactions, their uneasiness at moving from friends to lovers. Loved Bear’s fierce protective instincts. Loved Bear and his family and their fierce protective instincts. Makes me want to move to Peaceful Harbor today! ~ Missy, 5 stars

  26. 4 out of 5

    Colleen Farquharson

    48% through the book and I can take no more. Chrystal has overcome her issues enough for sexual pleasures to only herself and I see her as only a taker in other areas as well. I am sure eventually she will return favour to Bear needs and not in just sex. I usually avoid biker club stories because having lived the truth of said for 8 years, not so much HEA that is portrayed in romance stories. I did like the Bear character and may have enjoyed him as a Viking or Navy Seal more....ha. We all have 48% through the book and I can take no more. Chrystal has overcome her issues enough for sexual pleasures to only herself and I see her as only a taker in other areas as well. I am sure eventually she will return favour to Bear needs and not in just sex. I usually avoid biker club stories because having lived the truth of said for 8 years, not so much HEA that is portrayed in romance stories. I did like the Bear character and may have enjoyed him as a Viking or Navy Seal more....ha. We all have our fantasies but this story triggered too many reality memories for me. I felt Melissa Foster wrote well and might check out her other writings but unfortunately this book was not for me.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sandy S

    3.75 stars ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 10, 2017 A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon. In TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY... Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm's length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She's a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear 3.75 stars ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 10, 2017 A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon. In TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY... Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm's length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She's a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey's midnight fantasies. She's also one of his closest friends. Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his. The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there's no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves. ••••••••••• REVIEW: 3.75 stars--TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY by Melissa Foster is a contemporary, adult, stand alone romantic story line focusing on biker/mechanic Robert ‘Bear’ Whiskey, and costume designer Crystal Moon. We were previously introduced to Bear and the Whisky family in River of Love (The Bradens), and Crystal in Foster’s TRU BLUE (Tru and Gemma’s story line). Bear and Crystal’s story line begins in Tru Blue. Several familiar characters and names cross over from previous novels and series for cohesion. Told from dual third person points of view (Bear and Crystal) TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY focuses on the developing relationship between biker / mechanic Bear Whiskey, and designer Crystal Moon. For close to eight months Bear has waited patiently for Crystal to realize they were meant to be but something in Crystal’s past kept our heroine from reaching to the man that called to her heart. What ensues is Bear’s ongoing seduction of Crystal Moon, and Crystal’s struggle to let go of the past. Bear’s patience is beyond reproach. He is a big, battered and tattooed biker with a softer side where it concerns his family, friends and the woman with whom he is falling in love but there are dark demons in Crystal’s past that control so many aspects of her present and future. As Crystal struggles to step out of her comfort zone, Bear’s overwhelming need to protect and claim Crystal becomes his number one priority. An offer from an unlikely source has Bear contemplating both his and Crystal’s future –a future of which Bear battles his devotion to his family and the businesses they own. Meanwhile the Whiskey family becomes embroiled in turmoil when one of their own is willing to step down and let another family member take his place at the family run Whiskey Bro’s biker bar. We are introduced to Bear’s extended and tight-knit family-a family that founded the Dark Knights MC, Whiskey Bro’s bar, and Whiskey Automotive: his brothers Bones (a physician by day and a biker by night), and former soldier/ Special Forces veteran Bullet, their long-suffering sister Dixie, and his parents Biggs and Wren (Red) Whiskey, as well as Bear’s best friend Truman, Gemma and Tru’s brothers and sister, Quincy, Lincoln and Kennedy. Kennedy’s innocent, child-like language is endearing and cute. Crystal’s brother Jed battles too many demons but he too, is on the road to recovery with the help of the Whiskey family and Truman’s brother Quincy. The world building focuses on the building relationship between Crystal and Bear but also on family, friendships and demons from the past. Crystal’s wishy/washy inability to commit controls a major portion of the story line conflict; and the preparations for Truman and Gemma’s upcoming nuptials allows for some humorous moments in relief. Each of the Whiskey siblings (Bullet, Bones and Dixie) will be featured in their own story line. I hope for a happily ever after for Jed Moon, as well. TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY is a heartwarming story of romance with a realistic and genuine look at family and friendships, betrayal and revenge, romance and love. The premise captivating and compelling; the characters are passionate and warm; the romance is tender and affectionate without the use of sexually graphic, over the top language and text. I did have some issues with Crystal’s inability to commit, to let go, and to trust but under the circumstances everyone’s reactions would be different, and time does not necessarily heal all wounds. Copy supplied for review www.thereadingcafe.com

  28. 4 out of 5

    Susan Gorman

    Bear Whiskey is hands down my favorite Melissa Foster alpha hero! I wasn’t too sure if the tattooed biker character in the author’s novel Truly, Madly Whiskey was going to appeal me but the strong, compassionate, family -oriented man quickly won me over. Bear is at a crossroads with regards to his career. He is working at his family’s bar several nights a week as well as full- time at the family’s auto repair shop. His passion is to create custom motorcycles, but he feels torn between his dreams Bear Whiskey is hands down my favorite Melissa Foster alpha hero! I wasn’t too sure if the tattooed biker character in the author’s novel Truly, Madly Whiskey was going to appeal me but the strong, compassionate, family -oriented man quickly won me over. Bear is at a crossroads with regards to his career. He is working at his family’s bar several nights a week as well as full- time at the family’s auto repair shop. His passion is to create custom motorcycles, but he feels torn between his dreams and his obligations to his family and their businesses. Bear and costume designer Crystal Moon have been friends for eight months. He wants to move their relationship forward but, Crystal is hesitating. Crystal’s career as a designer is finally taking off and she’s not sure if she has time for a committed relationship. Bear realizes that Crystal is the woman he’s been waiting for and decides to give her space. I loved the symbolism in the character’s names. The name Bear fits the larger than life, kind, protective, character of Robert Whiskey. Crystal is a survivor and she has changed her name from Christine to Chrissy to Crystal as she has overcome several major life changing events. She has dealt the death of her father, embarrassing family situations with her mother and brother and overcame a nightmarish issue while away at college. Bear senses that there is more to Crystal’s story and I liked that he listened to her and didn’t push her physically or emotionally. It also took me awhile to warm up to Crystal and I wondered if she was going to let Bear be a part of her life. Enjoyed how the author let Crystal’s story play out piece by piece as her relationship with Bear changed from friends to lovers. I finally understood what shaped her character as I read her very emotional, heart breaking story. Bear and Crystal’s story is a contemporary twist on the friends- to- lovers romance. Their slow emotional dance captivated me from page one of the book! Truly, Madly Whiskey is a passionate story between two characters who are trying to find their way through life. The fast-paced novel made me laugh, smile and cry as the Bear and Crystal slowly learn to sort out career and family obligations while falling truly, madly in love with each other. Kudos to Melissa Foster for dealing with several tough social issues and for providing such a surprise ending for Bear and Crystal—it was PERFECT!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’

    3.5 Stars I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book I wanted to read Bear's story since I first read about him in Tru and Gemma's story. I loved the fact that Bear was this hardcore biker with a soft heart. I loved the fact that Bear was prepared to wait on Crystal. After what she's been through she needed a man who would go on her terms and not his But on the other hand I was upset about Chrystal, I felt like she was messing with Bear's feelings. First she wanted him and then she pushed him away. 3.5 Stars I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book I wanted to read Bear's story since I first read about him in Tru and Gemma's story. I loved the fact that Bear was this hardcore biker with a soft heart. I loved the fact that Bear was prepared to wait on Crystal. After what she's been through she needed a man who would go on her terms and not his But on the other hand I was upset about Chrystal, I felt like she was messing with Bear's feelings. First she wanted him and then she pushed him away. And even though I liked Bear I felt like he could have been more alpha (or maybe its just me and my alpha tendencies, lol) He had to ask her permission for everything. "Can I kiss you", "Can I touch you", "Is this okay, is that okay"... The chemistry between Chrystal and Bear was HOT! Everything else was good, I loved the Whiskey Brothers and I loved Dixie, she is a badass. Tru, Gemma and the kids were totally adorable. Even though I loved this book, I felt like it was dragging too much. Felt it could have been a bit shorter, other than that, Bear was HOT! I will definitely read the next book, hoping its about one of the Whiskey's Reviewed on behalf of

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rachaellovesbooks

    Originally read in January 2018 3.5* Another H that was amazing! Sexy, patient tatted up Biker Bear made this book for me, he held on for months building a relationship with Crystal even though she tried repeatedly to push him away. He never wavered, never fell into a random hookup because he has "needs" Nothing!!!!! Crystal was ok, I tried to understand her because she'd been through a really traumatic experience that I'd hope no woman would have to endure but she came out strong and built a life Originally read in January 2018 3.5* Another H that was amazing! Sexy, patient tatted up Biker Bear made this book for me, he held on for months building a relationship with Crystal even though she tried repeatedly to push him away. He never wavered, never fell into a random hookup because he has "needs" Nothing!!!!! Crystal was ok, I tried to understand her because she'd been through a really traumatic experience that I'd hope no woman would have to endure but she came out strong and built a life for herself. The fact that she was never intimate with someone else after her ordeal made the trust she placed in Bear even more profound. I like the Whiskey family and will hopefully read each of their stories.

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