Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.
That’s what Mama told me when I was a kid, kicking his pew in church and giggling at the games we’d play. It’s what the town said when his father died and the Becker brothers went wild.
And it’s on repeat in my mind the day I walk into the whiskey distillery where he works to buy a wedding gift for my fiancé.
Dirty, sweaty, rude trouble.
No matter how many times I repeat it, I can’t escape Noah in our small Tennessee town. And the more I run into him, the more he infuriates me. Because he sees what no one else does.
He sees me—the real me.
The me I’m not sure I’m allowed to be.
I’m Ruby Grace Barnett, the mayor’s daughter. Soon to be a politician’s wife, just like Mama and Daddy always wanted. Soon to fulfill my family’s legacy, just like I always knew I would.
Until the boy everyone warned me about makes me question everything, like whether the wedding I’m planning is one I even want.
Everyone says Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.
If only I had listened.
My Review: 4 stars
Ruby Grace Barnett is everything the perfect southern women should be and when she meets her now finance during a college party, she knows what she has to do. She will drop out of school to be the stay-at-home wife, pop out some kids, and be the arm-candy to her future husband; an up and coming state representative.
But what no one has asked Ruby, no one until Noah Becker was…. what did Ruby want? Did Ruby want to give up on her dreams for the dreams of her future husband? Did Ruby want to live the same life her mother lived? Was Ruby ready to get married?
With the help of some old and new friends, Ruby learns that there is more to life than what she has been “breed” to know. That she can have her own hopes and dreams.
What happens when Ruby overhears a conversation? Will that change everything or will she continue to be the “perfect” woman? What happens when Ruby doesn’t have the support she needs to make the tough decisions she has to make? What happens when Ruby learns that there is more to the situation than meets the eye?
I don’t wanna give too much of the book away because I want you to be able to connect with the characters without bias.
Kandi did a wonderful job with character development and with delivering a story that touched my heart.
But I will say that I was not a fan of her mother. AT ALL! And once you read the book, you will understand why.
About the Author:
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
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