Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Barreled Over by Jenna Sutton

Title: Barreled Over
Author: Jenna Sutton
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Trinity Distillery #1
Main Characters: Ava and Beck
Release Date: December 2017
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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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.

My Review:
I loved this book. Ava Grace is a fictionalized version of a Taylor Swift-like country star and I loved the premise of her. Her world is crazy and is completely up for public consumption, but when her label has a complete change-over, they are asking her to do things completely different, too. Now she needs to appeal to a wider male audience and isn't willing to pimp herself out to do it. As a result, she ends up partnering up with Trinity Distillery...a bourbon distillery, and Beck is one of the owners of the company.

Beck has no desire to get mixed up in Ava Grace's crazy life. He's been in the public spotlight once before and it was the worst thing he ever experienced. It doesn't matter how sexy Ava Grace is, that price isn't worth it. But the longer she works with Trinity, the more they get thrown together, and the more alluring he finds her...until things get out of control. 

While Ava Grace isn't a big fan of the constant attention, she realizes that's a price of the fame she has. She may not like it all the time, but she's learned to live with it. Beck hasn't had that induction into it yet, and he definitely gets hit hard by all the speculation and tabloid style reporting. But the fact of the matter is that he never believed in them in the long run anyway. He always viewed their relationship as one with an expiration date because he's learned the hard way that he's not a guy anyone sticks with. 

There was so much to love about this story. Both Beck and Ava Grace live in interesting worlds. I loved this tiny perspective into their lives, especially the bourbon making world. It was fun to learn more about that. But I also liked how Ava Grace's career fit into the Trinity Distillery PR. It was fun to see them all slotted together.

Note: This cover is absolute PERFECTION for this book. That scene was HOT and the aftermath was awesome and slightly humorous. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved getting to see glimpses of the characters from the Riley O'Brien series. This series is officially on my auto buy list. I just hope that this book is coming out in print so I can add it to my keeper shelf. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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