Southern Whiskey by Morgan Shaw #mm #review


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When two gay country stars tug on each others’ heartstrings, it’s time to face the music…

“I need to tell someone what happened.”

Shy musician Eli Clay’s problems are piling up. He’s part of a musical duo with his best friend Jessie – the only person who knows he’s actually gay. He can’t come out to his parents, and his manager is out of the question, too. He could lose his contract if he admitted he likes guys. But that’s not the only problem… Eli slept with someone, and that someone might just be Jessie’s ex-boyfriend. The regret is eating him alive, and he doesn’t know who to confide in. That is, until he meets his musical idol, Austin Moon.

“I want to get over him…”

Sexy, talented and the perfect catch. Austin Moon has everything going for him… Except for his messed up love life. He keeps his love close to his heart – always wearing the dog tags of his once-lover, Miles, who died in combat. Austin’s music career is going places, and he knows he can make it big, but his manager Ajax thinks he needs someone else on his team. Enter Eli Clay.

“I can make it all better.”

When the two young musicians are thrown together in a hot summer of love, they can’t resist temptation and the strong pull they feel towards each other. They’ll have to go up against a homophobic manager, an angry best friend, and a love that could break both of their hearts… But in the end, it will all be worth it.

Southern Whiskey is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhanger.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

This story was so confusing for me personally.  Even now after having given it a few days to rest, I’m still trying to wrap my head around what was all happening in this book.

Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed Eli and Austin’s characters, but it really felt like this book was just packed full of drama that wasn’t really needed.  The drama between Eli and Jesse just left me scratching my head.

It seemed like with each new chapter, there was something else going on that for me just drew me out of the story.  While I do understand that yes this is fiction, sometimes it just went to an extreme that left me wondering what else could happen in this book.

I will add though this is the first book by this author that I have read, and I will be sure to check more books out from them in the future.  This book just didn’t work for me personally.


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