Review: Whiskey Prince (Taking Risks, #1) by Toni Aleo


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Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Toni Aleo

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.


Take a risk.
Do something drastic.
Fall in love.

When Amberlyn Reilly loses her mother, her whole world comes crashing down. Having been caretaker to her for most of her teenage years, Amberlyn is inexperienced in many aspects of life. She hasn’t had time to live, have fun, or enjoy even the little things. It’s only when a letter from her mother, asking her to fulfill three things, sends her off to Ireland to live a life she never thought possible that she begins to heal.

Declan O’Callaghan was born and raised in Ireland and has his family’s legendary whiskey in his veins. He’s shy and not a fan of the pressure and spotlight that comes with his family name, or the title he was given at birth—the Whiskey Prince. Declan knows just what he wants and that is to take over the family dynasty, but when his father gives him an ultimatum, everything he’s worked for could come undone in the blink of an eye.

With six months to get married, the reclusive Declan spots Amberlyn across a lake and instantly feels the need to know her. Soon, the two find themselves traveling down a path neither expected. However, like any road, there are bumps and side streets to derail them. Can Declan help find the pieces that will make Amberlyn whole again? And will Amberlyn stay or run when she learns of Declan’s deadline of marriage?


I really enjoyed reading Amberlyn and Declan’s story in “Whiskey Prince” by Toni Aleo. It was a nice light read, and one I really liked. I thought Amberlyn and Declan – I loved their names, by the way – were great main characters, and I loved their relationship and chemistry. They were sweet together and had very similar tastes and common interests. And though it was a sweet romance, there was plenty of kissing involved ;) I also really liked many of the secondary characters, with the exception of one or two. Some parts were better than others, but I definitely loved the ending and can’t wait to read the companion novel, “Becoming the Whiskey Princess,” which has already been released. You really can’t go wrong with a book set in a foreign country, and Ireland no less. I have never been to Ireland, and therefore do not know how they speak, but I thought the author did a fantastic job, and it seemed very authentic from what I could tell. The setting for the book was amazing, and I enjoyed learning a little bit about their culture. It was a fun and unique read, and I’m glad that I stumbled upon it. I would definitely recommend it!


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~About the Author~

Toni Aleo

My name is Toni Aleo!
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it’s cause of my intense love for hockey!
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life…probably Belle, and did I mention I love hockey?
I hope to hear from you on here, my Facebook, or my twitter! Thank you so much!

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