Title: Sunshine & Whiskey
Author: R.L. Griffin
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Designer: Silver Plum Creations
Release Date: April 21st, 2015
════════════════════════════════════════════════Sometimes the best things in life come from the unexpected. So if you lower your expectations, then you’ll never be disappointed. Sound cheesy? It is, but it's also true. Clichés come from a grain of truth…like a man with a Porsche is compensating for something, or once a cheater always a cheater—you get the idea. Sorry, I digress. I'm supposed to be telling you what this book is about. I'm Megan Walker, a lawyer at one of the hottest boutique law firms in Atlanta. I'm on the fast track to making partner and have my entire life planned out...or I did. We all know how that goes, right? Best laid plans and all that. Life just threw me a couple curveballs, so I've set out to take things into my own hands. By throwing caution to the wind and getting out of my A-type personality bubble, I'm learning more about myself than I have in my twenty-seven years. Sound like a chick flick, doesn't it? It’s not.
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“I believe in fire and magic.”
Sunshine and Whiskey is not your ordinary RL Griffin book, which is normally full of suspense, drama, hearts dropping and lots of angst. It is the complete opposite actually, you won’t even believe that she wrote it. S&W is a fun read that will have you laughing your ass off from the moment you pick the book up till the very end. It’s kind of scary. I kept thinking there was going to be a moment a bomb was going to drop and her usual writing was going to take over, but it never did. And I’m glad. You will definitely enjoy the journey Megan and Laura both go on, it will be hard for you to keep up with their antics. RL writes it as if it you are going along with them, which I love. This is so far one of my favorite books this year.
“Sometimes you need family to remind you who you were before life got in the way.”
Megan Walker had her life pretty much had the life she wanted in New York. She was in love the perfect guy, she loved practicing law, and she had her best friend in a city she loves. What more could she ask for? One day it all changed and she found herself starting a new life, in Atlanta, near her family and away from all her friends. She is a successful lawyer determined to make her way to the top and make partner in a firm full of all males. She is damn good at her job and highly respected by everyone. Megan has completely dedicated all her extra time and weekends to work just to achieve her goal. She has a close relationship with her sister, her husband and her nephew, but not so much her parents. However, life throws you another curveball your way what do you do? Go on a road trip with your best friend of course!
“You are the chocolate to my peanut butter.” “The salt to my caramel,” she adds “The silicone lube to my butt plug.”
I fell in love with Megan from the get go. She’s got that “I don’t give a fuck attitude” that we all should have. She pretty much does what she wants, when she wants to do it. She also tells you how it is even when you don’t want to hear it. She’s also strong, determined, and driven. But she has the biggest heart there is. Before she leaves, she makes sure her family is taken care of, even though she doesn’t need to.
“Sometimes you have to do things that scare you. It is our duty as your best friend to push you into that abyss.”
Coincidently, Laura, the BFF gets laid off from her job so they decide to go on a road trip across the US. You will get to know Megan, and this is totally not her style. She is a complete planner. She doesn’t know how to be spontaneous, so this trip will be a first for her. They visit several states they haven’t visited before and they attend concerts while they are there.
“I can’t be distracted by sparkly things like dicks that I know will make me fall apart many times a night.”
Imagine going on a road trip with your best friend. That’s pretty much what you will be experiencing in this book, probably a lot worse though. I love the relationship between Megan and Laura. They’re more sisters than they are friends. They cuss at each other, bicker back and forth, make fun of each other but you know at the end of if its, it’s all said out of love. The stuff they say to each other, man I swear will have you laughing so hard… Some parts I was like..did she really just say that?? haha
“You need to fuck through it.”
You can’t predict anything that will happened on this journey. You think you know, but really you don’t. RL is really good with playing with your mind. Two best friends run away with no time frame in mind, just roaming the world. Some experiences you wish you can unread, some will ruin you forever. This book is about them finding themselves, kind of like soul searching. You will learn to appreciate the friendships you have in your life, also the family you left behind. There will be guys, lots of guys. Oh yah. You can predict who they end up with, but then you will probably be wrong in the end, so feel free to take some guesses. There will be some heartbreak, and some life lessons to go with them. New friends will be made and friendships will be tested. They will have to go through many obstacles throughout this trip. Some they will conquer together some, they will have to learn how to deal with solo. But most of all they will find a place to settle.
“You need to be okay with yourself. Then maybe you’ll find someone you can’t be without.”
I won’t really go much about the details with this book because this is one of those where you need to experience the journey with both Megan and Laura yourself to find out what really happens. It would spoil it for me to give much detail about the book.
“You make me a better person,” “You complete me.”
I absolutely loved this book and each time I’ve read it I still laugh out loud. I still fall in love with the girls and I find new parts that I love each time. This would make a great summer book, while sitting by the pool because you’re probably going to want a drink after reading this book. LOL Fantastic job well done RL!! I can’t wait to see where their next adventure will be. Now get one clicking and start your trip with Megan and Laura!
This was reviewed by Jenn.
I got an advanced copy by the author for my honest review.
════════════════════════════════════════════════R.L. Griffin published her first book in 2004. After that she focused on practicing law. A few years ago she began writing the By A Thread series, which is out now. Her goal is to keep readers on their toes, whether it's the plot twist or the book itself, her books are outside any box. There is a little bit of grit in most of her books and a ton of cussing. Most books are enjoyed better with a glass of wine, or whiskey, whatever your poison may be. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, kid and dogs. She loves to travel and meet readers.
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