I was so excited to get my hands on this book after reading the blurb and being such a huge fan of Toni Aleo, I knew it would be good and boy was I right.
Whiskey Prince is a sweet sweet love story that grabbed me from the start. It begins with Amberlyn losing her mother to cancer and her entire world crashing down. Now, she is parentless because she had lost her father years ago and hasn't fully recovered from his death.
Amberlyn didn't get to enjoy being young and carefree and get to experience all the joys of being a teenager because she had been the caregiver for her mother during her illness, leaving her inexperienced in the world. Her mom, knowing this, left Amberlyn a letter asking her to fulfill three things for her. And in order to do this, she needed to move to Ireland with her aunt and uncle which is her father's hometown.
Amberlyn was reluctant but she honored her mother's wishes and off to Ireland she went. She got a job working at her aunt and uncles pub along side her cousin, Fiona, who became a huge part of Amberlyn's life. They were like sisters. I loved the chemistry these two had.
Amberlyn is really liking Ireland and she feels she made the right decision in moving there.
She sees him ;) Declan O'Callaghan...The Whiskey Price of Ireland, the heir to one of the largest wine distilleries in the world. But...Declan has a problem you see, his dad wants him to get married and is pretty much giving him a ultimatum or the distilleries will go to his sisters fiance. That's the way it has been and that's the way his father wants it to continue to be. Declan doesn't want to just marry someone to get what's rightfully his, he wants to find true love.
“I want a girl that loves me for me, not because I am the Whiskey Prince of Ireland.”
With the pressure on to find a wife, Declan has refused to settle and I love that about him. While fishing with his best friend, Kane, Declan sees Amberlyn from across the lake and is immediately drawn to her. He has this desire and need inside of him that he has to get to know her and he seeks out to do just that.
"I watch her for another minute as Kane chuckles beside me. I have the urge to know her…I want to know why she is here and not back in America. I want to know everything, but most of all, I want to find out what color her eyes are and get lost in them. I want to learn her name and then whisper before dropping my lips to hers. I want, no, I need, to know her."
"I know this girl is special and at this moment, I feel more like a king than a prince. And she is my queen."
Soon, Declan and Amberlyn get to know one another and start spending time together.Their feelings for one another can not be denied. Their chemistry is right on but there are obstacles and bumps in their path along the way.
"I want to get lost in her kisses, I want to get tangled in the sheets, I want to feel her..."
Will Declan and Amberlyn be able to overcome those obstacles in their path? Or will those obstacles tear them a part for good?
I really liked this book but I did feel like it was missing something. I needed more. That's why I'm giving it 3.5 Stars. With that being said, it's still a good good read. I would recommend this book to everyone and I'm so glad I met Declan...Ahhh, swoon!! ;)
I give Whiskey Prince 3.5 Crazie Stars!!