With that said, Whiskey on Our Shoes by Tonya Preece is an entertaining new adult romance story. (if you're not versed in romance-speak, the term "new adult" is usually used to describe a romance where characters are college-age). The story is about Eva, the daughter of a supermodel who is careful about maintaining her identity as hidden as possible, and Alex, a college cowboy trying to escape a past fling with a much older woman. These two are attracted to each other, physically and emotionally, but their secrets and safety have them keeping each other at a distance.
I enjoyed the story of Alex and Eva's struggles and budding romance. It's what I love best about love stories - it's a story of two complex individuals learning to be with each other, for each other. There were some added details, like readers meeting Alex's sister, Lena, that I thought added a good weight to the story. Definitely the scenes between Lena and Eva were some of my favorites since we were able to see Eva interact in such a loving way.
Whiskey on Our Shoes was a sweet (with a little spice) new adult read. It was truly entertaining and I'll be giving it a 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason why I am not giving it a higher rating is based purely on my own preferences. I don't necessarily enjoy the concept/theme/inclusion of family dynamics in my love stories (I know, I am definitely the odd one out in the reader community), but I did enjoy the inclusion of Lena in this story.
Ultimately, I believe that we will be seeing great things from Preece in the future and readers who don't mind a some romance in their lives will definitely enjoy this read.