On the Rocks by Kandi Steiner
Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.
That’s what Mama told me when I was a kid, kicking his pew in church and giggling at the games we’d play. It’s what the town said when his father died and the Becker brothers went wild.
And it’s on repeat in my mind the day I walk into the whiskey distillery where he works to buy a wedding gift for my fiancé.
Dirty, sweaty, rude trouble.
No matter how many times I repeat it, I can’t escape Noah in our small Tennessee town. And the more I run into him, the more he infuriates me. Because he sees what no one else does.
He sees me—the real me.
The me I’m not sure I’m allowed to be.
I’m Ruby Grace Barnett, the mayor’s daughter. Soon to be a politician’s wife, just like Mama and Daddy always wanted. Soon to fulfill my family’s legacy, just like I always knew I would.
Until the boy everyone warned me about makes me question everything, like whether the wedding I’m planning is one I even want.
Everyone said Noah Becker was nothing but trouble.
If only I had listened.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Welp, she did it again. Kandi Steiner got me good. This small-town romance was big on feels. My heart ached and and soared and broke and healed all in the span of a few hours while reading On the Rocks.
There was something about Noah that just drew me in. I think it was his kindness. How he loved his family, especially his mom. How hard he worked. How much he longed for someone to call his own. That's not to say he didn't get a little wild from time to time, but at his heart, he was a good guy who just wanted to make his family proud. Honor the legacy of his father. But it took one look at Ruby Grace and he knew something was about to change.
It was a not so slow burn between these two. Their pull was magnetic but it was more than physical. It was emotional and deep and they couldn't explain it. I liked that they didn't try to. But what I loved the most was how Noah saw Ruby Grace. He truly saw her for who she was and that she wanted to be. He saw her as his future, even when hers was hanging in an uncertain balance. Torn between following her heart and loyalty to her family, Ruby Grace was in the middle of an impossible situation. And caught in the crossfire was Noah.
Yes, On the Rocks is a love journey between Noah and Ruby Grace. But even more, Kandi Steiner gave a powerful message on learning to love yourself. To listen to the calling in your heart. To follow your dreams. To know you can have it all because with the right person standing beside you, walking with you, giving you the love you deserve, you absolutely can. It took them a bit to get there, but when they did, was it ever sweet. And that ending! I am so ready to head back to Tennessee and get more of these Becker brothers!
About the Author
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer, and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
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