Saturday, February 27, 2016

Amie's Review of Waiting On Wesley by Dixie Rae ~ BOOK BLITZ ~

Title: Waiting on Wesley
Author: Dixie Rae
Release Date: Jan 6, 2016
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In the small town of Bailey, country music, motorcycles, and reckless teenagers are the norm. Fallon Davis and Wesley Jones are no exception. That is, until Wesley disappears from Fallon's life when she needs him the most.

After losing everything important in her life, Fallon replaces her love for Wesley with hatred. Fifteen years later, Fallon has quit waiting on Wesley. She is ready to focus on her life, career, and friends at Backwoods until the unthinkable happens. Wesley rides back into town, and he quickly realizes Fallon wants nothing to do with him, but will he take no for an answer?

Will Wesley be able to win over Fallon, or will the memories of their past be too much for their future to handle? 

“What can I get y’all boys?” I ask sweetly, still avoiding his eyes. 
“We’ll take a round of SoCo for starters,” the chunky one states with a wink. 
“Five SoCos, comin’ right up,” I say as I go to grab the shot glasses. Then I hear his raspy voice, and my body betrays me. Stop it! Don’t do that! Everything within my body comes alive with the sound of his voice. 
“That’s four shots and a Coke,” Wesley states. I turn on my heels quickly.
“Coke? Are you sure?” I question, and he nods in agreement. “You want it in a shot glass, too?” I ask like the smart ass I’ve become over the years. 
With a husky laugh, he answers, “Whatever you want to do, Pumpkin.” I stiffen at the name, but don’t turn around. I haven’t been called that since the day he rode away. After gathering myself together, I pour him a shot of Coke into a glass. He smiles when I place it in front of him.
“Come on, Pumpkin. Pour yourself one. I think me rollin’ back into town calls for a toast.” I roll my eyes, and then Paige hands me a shot glass of Coke. Raising my glass, I put one hand on my hip and wait for his toast. “Here’s to us, Pumpkin. Past, present, and future.” I clink my glass and when it touches my lips, I quickly realize it’s not Coke, but rather sweet cinnamon that burns the entire way down. I’m thankful to have Paige to count on when I need it most. Slamming down my shot glass when I finish, I turn and walk out of the bar and into the back room, holding myself together until I’m alone.

I am giving this a 3.5  but since I can't click a half star it gets a  4  !! My rating has nothing to do with a dislike of the book , in fact I love this storyline and the execution. It is due to the length - this was a mystery ARC which I love to sign on for , not knowing by who and about what is intriguing !! Once I started reading and realized how short it was I wondered if this was just a serial or maybe a prequel to a series coming up ?? I mean so much more can be done with this storyline in the here and now , not to mention the bits and pieces that can be filled in about Wesley and Fallon's time apart. I am a sucker for second chance romance and even more so when it stems from childhood best friends turned lovers !! 

Fallon and Wesley have known each other forever and when the story starts in the prologue we get a glimpse of them in their wild and horny teen days !! I love them and I was excited to see what became of them. Very quickly this takes a turn and we are 13 years later with Fallon alone and Wesley rolling back into town after being gone all this time. His goal is to win back his girl and Fallon's goal seems to be to try and resist Wesley's charms. When they begin to hash out the issues of the past we find that Wesley's leaving during Fallon's heartache is way more intertwined than some can deal with...

Will we get more ?? If so how much more ?? I would love to continue on with this...

Dixie Rae is a small town girl living her dream as an author.  When she’s not writing, she indulges in guacamole, listening to Brantley Gilbert, and drinking a cold one.

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