Freeing Sully & For The Love of Whiskey by Melissa Foster

Sully

Posted on April 24, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Freeing Sully & For The Love of Whiskey by Melissa FosterTitle: Freeing Sully
Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch #1.5
Also in this series: The Trouble with Whiskey
Published by World Literary Press on April 5. 2023
Pages: 44
Source: Purchase
Format: eBook
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

FREEING SULLY is the short prequel to the novel FOR THE LOVE OF WHISKEY, detailing Sullivan “Sully” Tate’s escape from the Free Rebellion compound.
FREEING SULLY and FOR THE LOVE OF WHISKEY are part of The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch series, a small-town, big-family collection of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal, insanely sexy bikers who give horses—and people—a second chance. All Whiskey novels are written to stand alone, so dive right in and buckle up for a wild ride in Hope Valley, CO, as these big-hearted badasses and their sassy sisters wrangle in their forever loves.
No cliffhangers, no cheating, and breathtaking happily ever afters.
The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption RanchThe Trouble with WhiskeyFreeing Sully (Prequel to For the Love of Whiskey)For the Love of WhiskeyA Taste of WhiskeyMore coming soon…
**While you’re waiting for more Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch, get to know their cousins.The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor.Tru BlueTruly Madly WhiskeyDriving Whiskey WildWicked Whiskey LoveMad About MoonTaming My WhiskeyThe Gritty TruthIn for A PennyRunning on Diesel
The Wickeds: Dark Knights at BaysideA Little Bit WickedThe Wicked AftermathCrazy, Wicked LoveThe Wicked Truth
**Don't miss River of Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor), the first story in which the Whiskeys at Peaceful Harbor were introduced, and Searching for Love (The Bradens & Montgomerys), the first story in which the Whiskeys at Redemption Ranch were introduced.

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Freeing Sullyby Melissa Foster is the prequel to For the Love of Whiskey. It provided readers with information on Sully’s life prior to her arrival on Redemption Ranch. It describes in detail her escape from the cult compound. The compound where she lived since she was four years old. The story went into the details  of her escape and gave insight into the horrors she faced while living on the compound.

The story in this prequel introduces readers to a courageous heroine. One who despite her fear of the unknown chose freedom over being shackled for the rest of her life. She knows the harsh punishment she will receive if her plan to escape failed but she chose not to give up. 

Despite the brevity of the tale, Foster delivered a story packed full of emotions designed to grab you by the throat, while keeping the reader on the edge of their seat.

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
4.5
Characters
5
World Building
4.5
Writing Style
5
Pacing
5
Cover
4
Enjoyment
4
Ending
3.5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

 

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Freeing Sully & For The Love of Whiskey by Melissa FosterTitle: For the Love of Whiskey
Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch #2
Also in this series: The Trouble with Whiskey
Published by World Literary Press on April 19, 2023
Pages: 409
Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Reading Challenges: 2023- Coyer
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

From New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster comes The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Redemption Ranch, a small-town, big-family series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal, insanely sexy bikers who give horses—and people—a second chance. Buckle up for a wild ride in Hope Ridge, Colorado, as these big-hearted badasses and their sassy sisters wrangle in their forever loves. No cliffhangers, no cheating, and always a happily ever after.
He's a natural-born protector, a Dark Knights biker, and a hell of a rancher. What happens when he falls for a woman who has no idea who she really is?When Sullivan Tate escaped from a cult, leaving behind the only life she’d ever known, she thought she’d already endured the most difficult things she’d ever have to deal with. She knew she needed to figure out who she was, but she hadn’t expected to fall for overprotective and sexy-as-hell Callahan “Cowboy” Whiskey along the way. How can she give her heart to a man who has always known exactly who he is, when she’s only just begun figuring that out about herself?

 

For the Love of Whiskey continues Sully’s story. After reading Jax and Jordan’s story in Then Came Love, Sully’s story became one of my highly anticipated reads for 2023. I knew going in, that For the Love of Whiskey would take me on an emotional journey. However, I never expected it to own me heart and soul. Foster is known for writing heartfelt stories, but with Sully’s story she went above and beyond.

Sully’s story breaks the heart and inspires all at once. The things she endured would break a weak individual, but she was far from weak. One cannot help but to admire her strength, which left from the pages of the book. Everyone who comes into her orbit sees not a broken girl but one who has survived against all odds.

Callahan Whiskey aka Cowboy is one of many wonderful heroes Foster has created. He supports and protect those he love and gives of his time selflessly. His caring nature and honesty shone throughout the story especially in his interactions with Sully. Interactions which were powerful and heartwarming. They shared a strong connection, which along with their sizzling chemistry came through from their first meeting. I loved seeing them together and it was a joy watching their relationship blossom. There was a point in their relationship where it worried me that Sully was becoming too dependent on Cowboy. However, she proved she could stand on her own.

Their love for each other faces the biggest test when Sully reunited with her family. Her sister needs her but so did Cowboy. He wants what’s best for her even if meant breaking his heart in two. Eventually he learns that what he thinks is best is not necessarily the right thing. A fact he learnt with a little push from Sully. 

Now I never expect the story could get any more emotional, but the ending proved me wrong.  The final events leading up to their Happily Ever After touched my heart in the most profound and powerful manner. As with all her previous books, Foster infused humour which added some levity, which aided in balancing out the more serious tones of the story.

For the Love of Whiskey is a powerful story of healing, overcoming one’s fears, self-discovering and finding love unexpectedly. This is a story one will be hard-pressed to forget anytime soon. I know I won’t. 

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
5
Characters
5
World Building
5
Writing Style
5
Pacing
5
Cover
4
Enjoyment
5
Ending
5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

 

Sully

 

 

About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event! Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

Story Evaluation
Plot
4.5
Characters
5
World Building
4.5
Writing Style
5
Pacing
5
Cover
4
Enjoyment
4
Ending
3.5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
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5 responses to “Freeing Sully & For The Love of Whiskey by Melissa Foster

  1. Great review darling! I was hoping you would do a review of this one here. I absolutely loved it too. In fact I think this series is some of her BEST work she has ever done, it just feels like its on another level! And the ENDING??!! Was so epic and beautiful and the type of moment that feels like time stops. Melissa Foster really lifted the bar with that ending.

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