Cask Strength

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Cask Strength

Agents Irish and Whiskey series, #2

Layla Reyne absolutely mesmerized me with the second book in her fascinating trilogy. Lucky for me I had book number three ready in the wings and I didn't have to go through any withdrawals.

Whiskey and Irish are one of the best crime fighting duos I have ever come across. These partners just work. Their connection is so strong they can't deny it and I was nearly heart broken when Aidan Talley told Jameson Walker that he needed to sever their personal involvement. While my mind understood his reasoning I just couldn't help feeling devastated.

Seeing into Jamie's past and the life he had before joking the FBI was down-right amazing. I enjoyed watching him embrace such a huge part of his personality and I worried along with him about what the possible outcome could be and how it would affect him. It was interesting to see Aidan working his magic and the two of them working out the details of the case.

The supporting characters all added so much depth to the story and I truly couldn't get enough, in fact I almost cried when the story ended but immediately went on to open the next instalment. As I mentioned in my review about the first in this series I am so glad that I picked a story out of my usual element because this romantic suspense was absolutely amazing and I couldn't have been happier to read it.

The Story: FBI Agents Talley and Walker take an undercover case about identity theft surrounding college basketball and Walker finds himself thrust back into the spotlight of his former life. Is it too much for him to deal with while trying to handle their private relationship and continue their investigation of a deadly terrorist?

Book Blurb for Cask Strength

Professionally, the FBI team of Aidan "Irish" Talley and Jameson "Whiskey" Walker is as good as it gets, closing cases faster than any team at the Bureau. Personally, it's a different story. Aidan's feelings for Jamie scare the hell out of him: he won't risk losing another love no matter how heart-tripping the intimacy between them. And loss is a grim reality with the terrorist Renaud still on their trail, leaving a pile of bodies in his wake. 

Going undercover on a new case gets them out of town and off the killer's radar. They're assigned to investigate an identity theft ring involving a college basketball team in Jamie's home state, where Jamie's past makes him perfect for the role of coach. But returning to the court brings more than old memories. 

As secrets and shocking betrayals abound, none may be more dangerous than the one Jamie's been keeping: a secret about the death of Aidan's husband that could blow his partner's world apart and destroy forever the fragile bonds of trust and love building between them. 

This book is approximately 61,000 words

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2017 4.50