Title: Whiskey Kisses
Author: Anna Martin
Publisher: Self-Published/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 19k Words
At a Glance: I liked how the author painted the passing of time in this small village, and was very satisfied by how we left the two characters.
Reviewed By: Ky
Blurb: In a small town about an hour’s drive outside Dublin, there’s a whiskey distillery.
Jim has worked in the distillery as its business manager since he returned to his home town after getting his degree. Whiskey is a slow business and rural life is quiet, but Jim takes it in his stride. That is, until the handsome and mysterious Mr Aiden Rooney moves into a room above the local pub and sets off a flurry of gossip.
Aiden’s an artist, and his devil-may-care attitude is a revelation to Jim. But he still lives in a small town in rural Ireland, and he’s not even sure if he wants to be out and proud. The choices they make could change everything, if only Jim dares to follow his heart.
Review: Anna Martin manages to tell a complete story of two people meeting, falling in love and having a future in just a few pages. At times the narration was a bit poetic, and at times it was prose. In both cases the telling of this story was great, and the characters where even more so. They were fully developed, and even though the mystery that surrounded Aiden at the beginning wasn’t something big in the end, I wasn’t disappointed about the reveal. Ultimately, the whole thing came out of Jim’s reluctance to ask intimate questions about Aiden’s past, and not Aiden’s reluctance to share.
I liked how the author painted the passing of time in this small village, and how Aiden and Jim fell into the rhythm of living together so effortlessly. The ending was a bit abrupt, but after reading the three last paragraphs a second time, while expecting them to be the end of this story, I was very satisfied by how we left the two characters.
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