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Title: Cask Strength

Series: Agents Irish and Whiskey

Author: Layla Reyne

Publisher: Carina Press

Publication Date: May 1, 2017

Page Count: 205 

Genre: Male/Male, Romantic Suspense

Blurb: 

Professionally, the FBI team of Aidan "Irish" Talley and Jameson "Whiskey" Walker is as good as it gets, closing cases faster than any team at the Bureau. Personally, it's a different story.

Aidan's feelings for Jamie scare the hell out of him: he won't risk losing another love no matter how heart-tripping the intimacy between them.

And loss is a grim reality with the terrorist Renaud still on their trail, leaving a pile of bodies in his wake. 

Going undercover on a new case gets them out of town and off the killer's radar. They're assigned to investigate an identity theft ring involving a college basketball team in Jamie's home state, where Jamie's past makes him perfect for the role of coach. But returning to the court brings more than old memories. 

As secrets and shocking betrayals abound, none may be more dangerous than the one Jamie's been keeping: a secret about the death of Aidan's husband that could blow his partner's world apart and destroy forever the fragile bonds of trust and love building between them. 

Buy Links

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other books in the series

Single Malt - Book One

Coming This Fall

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. 

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. 

 

Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is twelve years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on—and he's not—Jamie is off-limits. 

 

Jamie's lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco's top agent directly is too good to pass up. Aidan is prickly—to put it mildly—but a growing cyber threat soon proves Jamie's skills invaluable.  

 

Jamie's talents paint a target on his back, and Aidan is determined to protect him. But with hack after hack threatening a high-security biocontainment facility, time is running out to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. They'll have to filter out distractions, on the case and in their partnership, to identify the real enemy, solve the case and save thousands of lives, including their own. 

Book one of the Agents Irish and Whiskey series

 

About the Author

2016 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bicoastal 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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Review

OMG! Layla Reyne continues to deliver with Cask Strength, book two, with the sexy, addictive, and tantalizing series, Agents Irish and Whiskey, aka Jameson Walker and Aidan Talley. 

Wow, wow, wow, these two are so perfect for each other—know each other's strengths and weaknesses—yet jealousy still rears its ugly head, which in my opinion, only adds to the deliciousness of the sexual tension that continues to mount to explosive heights.

And...whoa! does it ever!

Cask Strength picks up immediately where Single Malt left off so this should not be read as a standalone. Jamie is tasked with a horrible assignment which means keeping secrets from Aidan and it's killing him. They're still looking for Renaud—the man behind the attacks that took Aidan's husband—but he is closing in so in order to get out of his sights for a while they take on an undercover assignment back to Jamie's hometown. 

This only adds further complications on an already shaky relationship between Jamie and Aidan. Now there's an ex in the picture, more secrets from Jamie's past that he hasn't dealt with on top of the already confusing signals he is getting from Aidan. 

Deception is everywhere, the suspense will have you reading with one eye open while holding your breath but turning the pages as fast as you can. Riveting and an on the edge of your seat plot that will keep you pulled into the story from start to finish. You will question the loyalties of those you trust, make new enemies, gain new friends, but you will never lose hope that Jamie and Aidan have each other's back. 

Cask Strength ends on a cliffhanger, the same as Single Malt, so if you can't handle the wait, you may want to wait :) however, this series is a must read. The slow burn and romantic suspenseful buildup are one of my absolute most favorites and Layla Reyne works it perfectly giving the reader everything they could want in this push and pull nail biting suspenseful and sexy series. 

Barrel Proof is next bringing this amazing, no-holds-barred, series to a close, and I have no doubts it will be a thrilling and magnificent ending. I, for one, can not wait. 

5 huge stars

* My copy was provided by NetGalley/carina press in exchange for an honest review*