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No longer controlled by her mother, manager, or former fiancé, pop star Shae Armstrong steps out on her own and into the path of Nick DeMarco, a wealthy investor with alleged ties to organized crime and real childhood scars to overcome. She wants to take it slow. He needs her now, in his life and in his bed. Nick’s enemies threaten her career, her friendships, even her sanNo longer controlled by her mother, manager, or former fiancé, pop star Shae Armstrong steps out on her own and into the path of Nick DeMarco, a wealthy investor with alleged ties to organized crime and real childhood scars to overcome. She wants to take it slow. He needs her now, in his life and in his bed. Nick’s enemies threaten her career, her friendships, even her sanity, but not Shae’s heart - the one thing Nick holds precious. He proves his love is real, and she stops running. Until everything around them falls apart, including him. He swore he would never hurt her. Instead, he almost destroys them both. Shae makes a dangerous choice, sacrificing her happiness for his, just like he always does for her. Now that she’s found her own voice, can Shae survive the challenges of living in Nick’s world?...

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  • Frances
    2019-03-27 22:11

    Wine & WhiskeyWine and Whiskey is a book about a pop star princess and bad boy mobster. They meet each other at a gym. When Nick sees Shea, he can't get enough of her and have to have her in his life forever. Shea think his lifestyle is scary and dangerous but tries to have a relationship with him. As they progress forward they are hit with obstacles that they have to overcome. Will they survive or will they succumb to their lifestyles. Wine and Whiskey is a good romance book with a little bit of kick.

  • Red Cheeks Reads
    2019-04-02 01:25

    Oh sweetness, a Pop star meets a mobster! Nick DeMarco is protective and takes care of those he loves. Shae Armstrong is a pop star that is very caring and has a sweet tooth for sure! Nick is mysterious, aggressive, and knows what he wants. He knew that Shae was someone very special that he needed in his life. But Shae was reluctant to begin anything with Nick. Always worrying what other people opinions were, Shae was able to step away and do what she felt was right for herself. She began to love again with Nick but would their past rear its ugly head? Both characters have great chemistry toward one another and I grew to love them as the story went on. This storyline was different and I found it very refreshing. I love a good shower scene and this books has it! The romance and sexiness was just the right quantity. One thing that I disliked was the back and forth. They couldn't get it together for a bit and it bugged me. Other than that, the writing was well done. I would read books from this author again! 4 smooches for Wine and Whiskey.~Sarah

  • Claire Ingram
    2019-04-14 22:38

    The story follows the life of Shea and Nick, Shea is a famous popstar trying to lead a semi normal life and Nick a business man with alleged links to the mob. When the two meet in a secluded gym there is instant attraction but can the two over come everything from threats family disapproval and even their own demons to make this relationship work? The story is well written with lots of twists and turns, I loved the dual POV and many of the characters were really loveable (my favourites being max and Marta) and the author really helps you delve into the thoughts and feelings of the 2 main characters. I felt the story plodded quite a lot at points which made it difficult to keep reading and was a bit too sentimental for my taste with far too many talks about feelings. I stuck with it though and boy am I glad I did.The ending was so shocking and tense I had to keep putting it down and picking it back up 2 seconds later Overall a brilliant although somewhat overly long read that shows a promising author and the start to a brilliant series

  • Diana Munn
    2019-03-25 04:30

    I loved this book. It had me in knots. I cried and laughted throughout this book. He is a hot and sexy man who doesn't fear danger and is out to get what he wants.He is living the life his father and grandfather left him in the Mob and is filty rich. Shea is a beautiful pop star who isn't ready to love like he wants her too. She has been hurt in the past and is afraid it will happen again. Then she falls and falls hard and dangerous. This book keeps you in suspense up until the end. The life Nick lives puts Shea in danger and he will do everything in his power to keep her safe, but it turns out that the people who she doesn't fear is the ones's she should. He has a past that is very troubled and doesn't want to turn into his father. Shea is trying to get out from under her Mother's wishes for her and live the life she wants. Lots of Hot sex, danger and suspense to make you want to keep reading.

  • Julie Ayling
    2019-03-29 00:26

    This book had me hooked from the beginning. What does a pop star and a mob guy have in common? Well to everyone the answer was trouble . The strong feeling and love that come from Nick and Shae are so much you can't help cheer them on. But along with that the fear and unworthy feeling that our from Nick is hard to bear.. And the uncertainty of making the wrong decisions from Shae are also strong.. These two must fight each other's fears and also the real danger that lurks around the corner waiting for revenge. This book had me guessing the whole way through and the omg moment that made me yell .. *sigh* yes yell at my kindle going NO WAY!! Kudos to Nikki for not only catching my attention and keeping it but also making me want to know more about their story !! This for me was I definitely five star read and I highly recommend it read

  • Page Turners
    2019-04-16 01:12

    Wow! I loved what I just read. Two people who could not be more opposite are drawn together and fight for their chance at love. Shae has two personalities. When she is onstage Shae is fierce and in control. Off stage she prefers a simpler life but once she meets Nick nothing is ever simple again. Nick is all tall, dark and dangerous and Shae is drawn into his web from first glance. Of course nothing is that simple and these two must fight for each other and sometimes against each other. This book had the perfect combination of love, romance, drama and suspense. This is book one in the series and I cannot wait to read more about this couple and where this story goes.

  • KimBrewing
    2019-04-02 06:35

    What a freaking ride! Pop princess and mobster - think you know the story? Doubt it. Shae is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside with and addiction to - sweets! Nick doesn't even realize what is missing from his life until he meets Shae. These two do not a easy time of it between friends, work and outside forces it really is one thing after another and I sucked it all up....and that twist near the end - wow, didn't see that coming at all. I have to give kudos to the supporting cast too - Loved Max and Carrie!

  • Suszet Roberts
    2019-03-22 23:38

    LovedLoved, the series, one word to sum it all up, phenomenal. Must read, will not disappoint, this is a new author for me and I will definitely 1 click

  • Angela James
    2019-04-02 23:32

    Opposites attract! Love at first sight! Will their love be enough to overcome the odds stacked against them?! Thoroughly enjoyed this one and will be looking for more from this author!

  • Shani
    2019-04-10 02:24

    If there was ever a couple that I have ever cheered on, gotten mad at, felt emotionally attached to and drained from it was Nick and Shae! Oh the feels in this book!!!!Nick fell into the family business against his own real wishes. After the loss of parents who should have done what they should have to protect him, he’s learned to rely on his senses and his best friend Max. He lives in a dark world that can suck the life out of you. He doesn’t believe in love, feelings or attachments. Until he sees her, Shae the epitome of sweetness and an angelic side. He feels the instant attraction to her, the insta love even.Shae is America’s sweetheart, pop princess that has gone through the emotions of her life on everyone else's terms. She’s had to fake it to make it in a world of false pretenses and other people's dreams. She’s ready to change her life in a different direction. The problem is, she fears hurting others and ending up letting them down. She wants to find love on her terms. But it's hard when there are those who try to pull here down. She’s learned to also rely on her best friend Carrie, both in the business she lives in and life. She’s not quite as quick to fall in love with Nick, even if she sees he is so different than everyone around her. After all, she’s been hurt before.Both of their worlds collide with numerous outside forces pushing, prodding and making calculated moves to tear them apart. So many times they’re tested and just when Shae feels like they’re finally on the right path, Nick faces a truth he’s not ready for. Even if it's only his version of the truth. Can they make it through it all? Can they make love connection that keeps them both strong and protected?Let me tell you, I’ve loved this couple from the first few pages of their story! Nikki is amazing in her ability to spin their journey with some rather creative spins and turmoil. Holy granola grandma! There were many times that I had not expected to find out who betrayed them, or who had become a friendly character to help when they’re at the most dire of moments. Seriously, fantastic book! Their story doesn’t end here though! Book 2 continues their story. This book to me, is worth 44362364353453463662323 stars!!!

  • Bookish Reviews
    2019-04-19 02:17

    A 4 Stars Must ReadWine and Whiskey is about two professional individuals, Nick DeMarco and Shea Armstrong, who feel a strong connection to each other, both physically and emotionally, from the moment they meet. Each carry with them a form or emotional baggage that neither has really dealt with effectively. Nick business secrets that take a tole on their very new, very deep relationship that affects not only themselves but the people around them. All he wants to do is protect Shea from harm which always seems to back fire the harder he tries. All Shea wants to do is listen to her gut instinct, even if it means going against what her friends think is best. Every time I thought I could put the book down, Nikki threw in another twist or turn keeping me engrossed until I couldn't keep my eyes open. I have to admit, I was mad at both Nick's and Shea's behaviours at times, giving me conflicting feelings. Often I wanted to give each of them a slap across the face and yell "WHY?" I gave this book 4 stars, not because it was a gripping story but because some of the characters reactions just didn't feel/seem authentic to me. If I were writing the story I felt I would have chosen different responses in certain situations. Nikki did a great job creating a story like no other, drawing the reader in and making the characters come to life.

  • 2OCC Reviews
    2019-03-29 00:22

    I saw this book on Facebook and knew, from the teasers that I had to read it. This author is new to me, but I love meeting new authors so I took a leap and dove in.Nick was sweet but hard. With his type of work he has to be hard, but with Shae he was so different. I loved his character.Shae was amazing. I love how down to earth she was. She wasn't a complainer, she was just laid I really loved the pace of this book! There were no parts that lagged. It went from one scene to the next neatly and I loved it!!!! This book had some amazing secondary characters! They are funny and protective and some are even a little crazy!!! The plot was fun. It was fast paced, totally instalove, but it worked so well for the characters. There are threats, humour, mystery, and sexy times that make this a well rounded books Overall, this author kept me on the edge of my seat! At 92% I was so shocked I had to stop and proses what was happening but once I finished I couldn't wait for more! 5 stars #2OCCJD

  • April McCauley
    2019-04-10 05:09

    5.0 out of 5 stars What a LOVE Story!! Read this book!, March 26, 2017By April McCauleyThis book was so amazing!! I was entranced with this love story of a Mobster and a Pop Star! Nick and Shae have everything and almost everyone against them but their love continues to strengthen them! They both have secrets that cause each of them to hurt the other..and there is also someone who wants to destroy him! Nick is such a romantic he will definitely be your next book boyfriend..and you will love how Shae grows and becomes so much stronger basking in Nick's love! This is the first book I have read of Nikki Belaire's and believe me I want to read everything she writes! I love how she brings her characters to life and you can feel every emotion. I laughed, cried and got extremely frustrated with both characters..but when an author can humanize their characters..readers can relate to the Heroine and her Hero!

  • Kaylee
    2019-03-22 00:08

    Wine and Whiskey is full of action, suspense, vulnerability and an overwhelming love story.I believe Nikki Belaire is an amazing author. I loved how she spun her characters from polar opposites. The sexy and beautiful Shea Armstrong seems like she’s vulnerable but amazingly strong in conviction and loyal. Where the virile and intimidating Nick DeMarco is a force to be reckoned with but has a vulnerability every woman wants to fall in love with.Ms Belaire with her ability to keep me perched on the edge of my chair with the thrill and suspense to the steamy and highly erotic love scenes. Thru her writing ability I fell in love with both Shea and Nick. At times I laughed then cried, I was frustrated but by the end I was overcome with joy.

  • Dee Winston
    2019-04-19 23:26

    Who would ever think wine and whiskey can explain people but it does explain Nick and Shae. She's sweet and innocent trying to find who she really is in spite of what has been ingrained in her.. He's the bad boy needing someone to love him in spite of what he does. Since first meeting Shae at a gym something about her called to him, and he didn't even know who she really was. He knew he shouldn't want and need her but he does. In spite of what other people and what her mother ingrained in her it's something about Nick that she can't stay away from, even though she runs away plenty of times. Watching these 2 fall in love makes me believe who can't help who you love and what is meant to be will be.

  • Jolene Huber
    2019-04-14 04:26

    A kept man and his keeper This book. Let's see if i can do this book justice. This book is about Nick and Shae. Nick is a business man who inherited the business from his dad. Aftrer years of hard work he is the best in the business. He works the "import/export" business. He decides to go to a personal trainer where he meets Shae. Nick saves her from a over zealous fan. Without knowing who she is. He falls for her immediately. This book has a lot of highs and a lot of lows. A very good read.

  • Ida Jolley
    2019-03-26 01:28

    Wine & WhiskeyI loved this book. It was absolutely the most enjoyable read about love and a couple who fought to stay together. It was a lot of drama going on with the couple, but they always seemed to come back to each other. Nick tried to do everything he could to make Shae happy, but his line of work was constantly getting in the way. He has to learn to face his own feelings and guilt to fully understand Shane’s emotions also.

  • L.C. Rumi
    2019-03-23 02:35

    First as a writer myself I loved the style of writing of this author. So beautiful and refreshing. Especially the steamy characters and the way the plot was placed together. I read it in one sitting and none of the parts were boring. I loved this book and you definitely need to meet the hot alpha male character. Makes me swoon. Thank you so much nikki for an ARC. This is my honest review. I absolutely adored this writer and looking forward to her new works

  • Bea Brugge
    2019-04-18 23:19

    I read this book after meeting Nikki in a book group. This book sent me on a roller coaster of emotions. I cried while reading this book. Nick and Shae are so broken that they continuously torture themselves. Not only did I cry but I found myself becoming frustrated as I wanted to scream at several characters.Definitely a good book that will tap your emotions.

  • Joy Boutwell
    2019-04-08 01:33

    Excellent book. Can't wait to read more.

  • Pat
    2019-04-12 05:11

    Great storyline with well defined characters that just pulled me right into their story and kept me totally enthralled until the very end!

  • Jennifer Scarn
    2019-04-06 04:37

    Sweet and exciting At times this dragged a bit, but overall I loved the sweet love between the characters and the angst and turmoil they faced. Enjoyed it

  • Parlethia Browning
    2019-03-24 22:37

    4.5 Sweetness Stars!!!

  • Jackie Deans Zielke
    2019-03-23 01:12

    Loved this bookIf you live a angsty story about a alpha male that falls in love with a nice girl, you will love this book. This is my first book by this Author and I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Mild violence, steamy scenes and a HEA.

  • J. Lee
    2019-03-24 06:16

    Wow!This is definitely a fast pace story. I couldn't put it down! I loved the connection between Nick and Shea. Their relationship had its bumps but that made it that much sweeter in the end. The plot twists were unexpected and kept you guessing. I will be reading whatever I can from Nikki Belaire.

  • Cynthia
    2019-04-11 22:29

    I won this book in a giveaway it was one I wanted to read. It was an outstanding read there sure is a lot going on. The author gives you drama, killers, suspense, kidnapping, jealous, secrets, cover-ups along with lies and a few thrills along with tons of love. When I thought I knew the way the author was taking it she turned it on me. I have to say I stayed up late to finish it. Shae and Nick are about as opposite as you can get. When you have chemistry pull as these two did there is no way you can walk away. Shea is just too dang sweet afraid to hurt anyone’s feelings. Nick and his past are more or less bad to the point of hurting people. He really is a stand up guy just as afraid as Shae is but in a different way. He doesn’t want to be like his father he has never hit a woman in his life. Now you might ask is that about to chance I guess you will have to read to find out.Nick has just been putting in time from work to women. He is the one nightstand your mother has warned you about easy to fall for but if you know what is good for you, you will run away as fast as you can. That is until Shae she is everything he has ever wanted, he must keep his business life and personal separated. That isn’t easy to do when the talk around town is all about your mob life. Nick really just wants to find someone he can love who will love him for his self. He has given up just putting in time. I really liked Nick he was so strong and protective. There was one time he almost lost me but pulled me back in. With the type of world he lives in NO he isn’t someone I would want for my boyfriend but he sure is a wonderful character that I loved.Shae is just to sweet to the point that she will hurt herself before telling others of her pain or even say no. I was on the line with her character as the book went on I really came to like her. I understood her guilt and why she didn’t want people to think badly of her. She really grew as a character into a woman who stood up for what she believed and wanted. The author gives you some great supporting characters that are full of surprises. You will need to keep your eyes open because this author is keeping her cards close to her chest she doesn’t give much away. I do have to say I did laugh out loud a few times. I loved the humor each character brings to the story. It is a book I would read again. The ending is great depending on how you look at it you might think it is a cliffhanger. I didn’t I look at it as a happy ending that I could live with but with more to come. You have two people whose past have hurt them, a past that haunts them. They must overcome this before they can move on. There is a lot of pull and push, things said that might not should have been. Everyone wants to keep them apart. Add the ex’s doing their best to throw a tailspin. Throw in the mob who wants to take you out and will use everything or anything to do that. What you end up with is one outstanding read you won’t be able to put down.

  • Amy Andrzejewski
    2019-03-30 23:08

    I received this book at Christmas 2017 in a Facebook group that was hosting 25 Books till Christmas. I read the blurb about this book and couldn't wait to add it to my library and start reading ASAP.This book was everything I expected and more. When it ended I was bummed to see many unanswered questions until I looked at Amazon to see that there another book. I have already purchased Wine and Whiskey: Everything For You and will be starting on it next.

  • Marcy Barth
    2019-04-15 23:08

    I received this book as an ARC in return for an honest review. Shae Armstrong is a pop princess with a heart of gold. She has a few close friends whom she loves dearly and would do anything for them. She and her best friend, Carrie live in the house Shae bought for her mom who had recently passed away leaving her without any relatives. Shae had already made those closest her family and has known Carrie since kindergarten. Everything in her life has stayed consistent until one day at her best friend, Jason's gym. Enter Nick DeMarco. He's joining a new gym and meeting with a new trainer. Nick has a questionable background. No one can deny his wealth or his role as dominant male. He is power. Questions surround not only his family but his life style as well. Is he part of the mob or isn't he? How dangerous can one man be?They meet. You can feel the electricity flowing between them from the start. Shae is being harassed by a fellow gym member until Nick interferes and makes the man leave. He can't take his eyes off her and becomes consumed with getting her to accept a dinner date which leads to drinks at his place. Nick's desire to make her his continues to grow. Even though most of the people around her try to get her to stay away from Nick, Shae can't deny how much she's drawn to him. He sees the real person behind the pop star and wants nothing but her. She gets pulled into Nick's dangerous world and the longer she stays with him the more dangerous it becomes for her. Nick desperately tries to shield Shae from his world but his enemies won't leave her alone. This story has a lot of action and a lot of love. Even though Shae has trouble admitting her feelings, she can't let him go. The story of Nick and Shae makes the reader fall in love at the same time their hearts jump into their throat where you're praying everything will be okay. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in Nick and Shae's world. Nikki Belaire captured my heart and kept me at the edge of my seat throughout this book. Through the danger, the loss of friendship, the heart break of love, the addition of one and the betrayals Nikki Belaire kept me guessing as to what would happen next. It's a definite must read!

  • Spunky N Sassy
    2019-04-09 22:12

    SNS Rating: 4.75~~~~~~~~~~Val's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~I could not put this book down! Unpredictable and full of suspense, intrigue, drama and love. The characters were well thought out and I loved the his and hers point of view writing in the book. I felt the chemistry they had and overall really loved this book!~~~~~~~~~~Dee's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~Oooooh! This book is SO exciting! It's like a rich stew, filled with treachery, power struggles, jealousy, threats, kidnappings, intimidation, murder, manipulation, secrets, lies, cover ups, blackmail, a thriller like no other! Add to this the complicated love story of Shea and Nick. He is so insecure at times he acts like a little boy, bashful and hesitant when he thinks he's done something wrong. On the other hand, we see Shea grow stronger and more self assured as the struggles continues. Toward the end, a shocking development shot the suspense meter sky high! Of course, the cliffhanger leaves several loose ends to be resolved later. Yes, if you like the threat of crime, violence and the hope of love conquers'll be in hog heaven with this book. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. ~~~~~~~~~~Amanda's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~A great read that will keep you on your toes and very well entertained. The author did an excellent job of describing the characters and each scene. A very hot and steamy romance that keeps you in suspense until the very end, but it's still leaves a cliffhanger at the end. I'm definitely ready for the next book in the series. I was given an ARC for my honest review.~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ★★★★✰ Review~~~~~~~~~~I love any books that involve music in any way shape or form. I am also a huge fan of romantic suspense and I fell in love with this book. I love stories about women who decide to liberate themselves from those controlling them, and what happens as a consequence to those actions. This story has everything. Passion. Danger. Romance. Love. A little comedy. Adventure. And a twist of the mob. This book was great. I love discovering new authors and Nikki Belaire is someone who should be noticed!

  • ByoBook Club
    2019-04-12 02:34

    **4.5 stars**Bad has never been this good…This debut novel blew me away! From page to page, sentence to sentence at times, the author kept me guessing. Shae Armstrong and Nick DeMarco meet by accident in a run-down gym which seems an unlikely place for both a famous pop star and a wealthy investor to connect. The attraction is immediate but it seems the whole book is determined to prove their romance should never be. Right away Nick is honest about his intense interest in the surprisingly shy and down-to-earth singer. Is he truthful about everything about himself? Well, time will tell. Shae has been hurt before and is determined to protect herself and her heart from any more pain. She knows Nick is a threat to her hard-won peace and is equally thrilled and shaken by Nick’s ability to crawl under her defenses. Will she succumb or will she bow to personal and business pressures that insist he is not good for her? Will the two actually have time to find out?I read this full-length, mesmerizing book in a day as I didn’t want to miss a page but also really needed to know how things panned out. Sexy, romantic, mysterious, violent – these and more describe a fast-paced story, an intriguing plot and complex characters. Shae is nothing what I would expect from a famous singer/actress while Nick’s vulnerability and depth of emotion provide hidden depths to his tough, business-like façade. I love how they continue to face obstacle after obstacle and seem to find their way back to each other. The back and forth between them was non-stop and, at times, did seem to seesaw at a dizzying pace. All this as the stakes continued to escalate throughout the story which had me really wondering how things were going to go for them. An HEA is not a given anymore and this story had equal parts hearts and flowers and angst and violence. The story gave a satisfying end but I can’t help but hope there is much more of these two in the series. And Max – definitely need a lot more of Max. Bring on more Surviving Absolution!~Diane