Monday, July 14, 2014

**Review & Giveaway** ENEMIES ON TAP (Sweet Salvation Brewery #1) by Avery Flynn







SYNOPSIS:


Brewing up trouble one pint at a time.

Enemies
What’s a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her? After years away, Miranda returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family’s brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her first lover turned enemy, Logan Martin.

Lovers
Logan, Salvation’s de facto prince, can’t believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn’t know is he needs the land is on.

An Irresistible Combination

But soon it’s a battle between their attraction for each other and their determination to win. With the town dead set against the Sweet Salvation Brewery’s success, Logan has to choose between what’s expected of him and what he really wants.




BOOK TRAILER:



 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IUoosxmWdQ



EXCERPT:


“Tell me something, Miranda.” Giving into the need ready to eat him alive, Logan positioned himself between her open legs and placed his palms flat on either side of her luscious hips. 

The pulse in her neck kept pace with his own rapid heart rate, and his body throbbed with want. He couldn’t help but inhale a deep breath of her teasing scent. If he didn’t watch it, he’d be falling for the enemy. Again.

“What counts as fair?”

Her teeth raked across her bottom lip before she sucked it in. “Stop bribing contractors not to work with me.”

He shouldn’t just say no, but hell no. That squirrelly guy from the brewery had been right. Logan hated to lose. Hated. It. But he didn’t give a rat’s ass about all of that right now, not with Miranda so close he could count each one of the freckles decorating her cleavage until they disappeared
beneath the V of her sweater. Even with the bet and their personal history hanging over them, he needed to count the freckles hidden by the soft cashmere. 

Could there be a way if they fought fair? Was he ready to take that bet?

Miranda’s tongue swiped across the center of her very pink bottom lip, but her hooded gaze never wavered from his eyes.

Logan slid his hands over her jeans until his palms lay across her firm thighs, thumbs against the raised inseam of her jeans. The feel of her against him heightened everything except his sense of self-preservation. Fuck it. He was all in.

“I’ll stop bribing contractors not to work with you.”

The single sentence hung in the inch of air between them. Tension pulled his balls tight, and need swirled at the base of his spine. Primal. Bone deep. All-encompassing. Worlds were created or destroyed in moments like this.

She flexed her muscles beneath his touch, leaning forward as her lips parted. “I don’t want to want you, and this doesn’t change anything.” Her words brushed against his parted lips, taunting him with their nearness. “I still hate your guts.”

“Liar.” His mouth crashed down to hers, and he surrendered to the combustible cocktail of frustration, lust, and something too new to define drowning them both.




REVIEW:

       



Enemies on Tap is the first book in a new series about the Sweet Salvation Brewery and my first book by Avery Flynn which is based on the enemies to lovers romance trope.  I am always fascinated how authors take two characters that can't stand each other and turn it around to have them fall in love.  Avery Flynn does a great job messing with the readers' emotions in Enemies on Tap, reading about Miranda and Logan's journey to love was a fast paced and fun time and I was hooked from the beginning!

Salvation, Virginia isn't exactly your typical Anywhere, USA small town, but it does have a quirky charm that keep my attention and looking forward to meeting the town's cast of characters.  Salvation's two founding families the Sweets and the Martins are in a long standing feud and the town has definitely written off the Sweet family and all its members.  While at times it was hard to read such small-minded hatred for someone based solely on their last name, I have to say Avery Flynn wrote in some funny scenes and gave us a pretty tough skinned heroine in Miranda that more than made up for it.  Logan starts as a hero you love to hate and then (quickly) decides that he doesn't have to follow how is has always been done and rethinks his attitude.  

Enemies on Tap was a quick story to read (I think I had it read in two hours) the characters were interesting, different and sometimes hard to connect with and the town is one that slowly starts to grow on you.   While I did feel that some of the story was rushed, it did deliver a enjoyable read that has me looking forward to the next book in this series.  I am excited to read more about the town of Salvation and the Sweet Salvation Brewery sisters!

This was my first book by Avery Flynn and I will definitely be on the look out for more from this author, I really enjoyed her writing style.  If you are in the mood for a quick, witty story about overcoming your pre-destined role in a small town then I recommend Enemies on Tap, it is a quick read that will leave you smiling.



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Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. 



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