Army engineer Alexis Parker is devastated by the loss of her Air Force fiancé who was killed in a helicopter crash just weeks before their wedding. Even after a year, Alex still struggles to find closure and get on with her life. Little reminders lurk and linger, catching her off guard, sending her back into mourning. Thank goodness for a patient friend like Jake Cooper.
Jake is the publicity manager for Stag Distillery, a business he shares with two partners, including Alex’s brother Dean. Jake’s job requires frequent travel to events and festivals all over the South, earning him the reputation of a hard-partying lady’s man. But he’s a different person when it comes to Alex, always available with an understanding ear no matter where he or she happens to be in the world.
Over-protective Dean isn’t sure he likes Jake getting so involved with emotionally vulnerable Alex, even though they’re just friends texting across the miles. But when Alex returns home and starts helping out around the distillery the closer proximity to Jake changes everything, for both of them.
Book 3 in the Whiskey and Weddings series runs the gamut from grief to happily ever after, with entertaining stopovers in platonic-ville and hanky-panky town. Some would say fate intended Alex and Jake to be together all along. No argument here.