Release; Barrel Proof

I read and absolutely LOVED this entire series! Check out the exciting finale! 

Barrel Proof by Layla Reyne

Series: Agents Irish and Whiskey #3

Publisher: Carina Press (HQN)

Release Date (Print & Ebook): August 7, 2017 (Ebook and Audiobook)

(Audiobooks of Single Malt (AIW1) and Cask Strength (AIW2) also releasing August 7, 2017)

Length (Print & Ebook):
189 Pages (Ebook); 6hr, 30mins (Audio)

Subgenre: M/M Romantic Suspense

This book features: Book 3/Trilogy Conclusion. Angst, Action, Romance, HEA

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Book Blurb:

FBI agents Aidan "Irish" Talley and Jameson "Whiskey" Walker can't get a moment's peace. Their hunt for the terrorist Renaud seems to be nearing an end, until a fire allows him to slip through their fingers—and puts Jamie's life in danger. When Jamie is nearly killed, Aidan learns how many forms loss can take.

Aidan says I love you just moments before learning that Jamie's been keeping a devastating secret about Aidan's late husband. How quickly trust and love can go up in flames. When Aidan requests a solo undercover assignment, Jamie hopes Aidan will find a way to forgive him.

But the explosions are far from over. Aidan's cover lands him in the heart of the terrorist's conspiracy, and Jamie will have to put his life, his career and his freedom on the line to save the man who has become his entire world. Partners, always is a promise he intends to keep.

“A heart-pounding, romantic conclusion to the Agents Irish and Whiskey series.”


Aidan snatched his hands away. “Why didn’t you tell me?”

“She ordered me not to.”

“Wrong answer.” He rocketed out of the chair, snatched a tumbler off the table by the door and hurled it at the opposite wall, glass shattering.

“Aidan, please, stop.” Jamie used a bedpost to haul himself to standing, swaying. He moved toward his partner, putting as little weight as possible on the braced leg, the pain excruciating but not as unbearable as the thought of losing Aidan. “You’re going to hurt yourself.”

Aidan grabbed another glass and heaved again, keeping him back. “Why the fuck didn’t you tell me?”

“I didn’t want to break your heart until I knew the whole story.”

“Too late, baby.” He spat the cherished endearment, full of spite and hatred.

The verbal punch landed right where he intended, robbing Jamie of breath. “Irish, please,” he whispered hoarsely. “I’m sorry.”

Aidan shot forward, forcing Jamie back to seated. “I trusted you, with my back and my heart, and you lied to me for months.”

“I’m sorry, I thought I was protecting you.” Jamie reached for him, and Aidan batted his hand away.

“Wrong! We protect each other. Keeping critical information from me about our case, about Gabe and Tom, about my family, is not protection. It’s lying. And me not knowing the full story means I can’t protect them or you.” His shrill voice pained Jamie’s ears.

“Baby, please.”

“Renaud came after my husband, he came after my partner, he came after me. Fuck, Jamie, he keeps coming after me, and now he’s coming after you too. And my brother and my best friend. Maybe even my goddaughter. You didn’t think I needed to know that? I could lose them. I could lose you! I told you what would happen if I loved and lost you.”

“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.” Jamie stood and reached for Aidan’s arm again.

I fell in love with this series from the beginning. Aidan and Jamie are perfect for each other, despite the secrets that Jamie has been forced to keep. 
When disaster strikes again, and they lose Renaud, again, truths come to light. 

When Adian finds out Jamie's secrets he's pissed, rightfully so. 
I admit I shed tears more than once as I was reading this book. Even when I knew the scene (The one shown above) was coming, I still cried. I cried because I'm so invested in these characters. I fell in love not only with Jamie and Aidan, but with Mel, Danny, Cam, and all of the Talley clan. 
I was scared for what Aidan and Jamie would become, not only their relationship but for them as people. 
The book is non-stop action from beginning to end. The danger is at an all time high and Layla Reyne is a master of weaving a tale. 
I stayed up all night not wanting to put it down. Every time I tried to stop I picked it right back up to continue reading. I've never had to tear myself away from a book before. I've pulled all-nighters before with a book, but I have never felt like I couldn't put it down otherwise I would miss something. That shows the brilliance in Layla Reyne's writing. 
By the end of the book I was in tears because through all the angst and heart break, through all the hardships these characters managed to make the best of their situation. 
Aidan and Jamie were two people who were just skating by, they never expected to find a chance in each other. 
Agents Irish and Whiskey is a series that is action packed, sexy, and angsty. 
Lovers of Romantic Suspense will love this series. Lovers or M/M will love this series. 

It is important that you start at the beginning with Single Malt, however I believe you will be so invested in these characters that you will be like me and race to buy the second and then the third book. Layla Reyne has created a series that I will remember for a long long time. 


Giveaway Details:

Prizes: (2) HUGE Agents Irish & Whiskey Gift Packs including: 1 Kindle Fire Tablet, 1 Agents Irish & Whiskey mug, and surprise swag! (Ships to US/Canada only; international winners will receive Amazon Gift Card: $35) 

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About The Author

Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she's not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.

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