Wasted by Suzannah Daniels
Series: Whiskey Nights, #1
Genres: New Adult
Amazon • B&N • Kobo • on October 7, 2014
It all started with sex on the beach…the drink, not…you know.
As a bartender, Mason Cambridge often charmed beautiful women who ordered up cocktails on his shift. It was part of his job after all, and he needed the tips—badly.
When Lexi Swafford plopped her pretty little tail down on the bar stool, Mason offered her a drink. He had no idea that he would soon be working with her or that he’d be letting her room with him until her new apartment was ready.
In fact, once Lexi Swafford landed in Creekview, Tennessee, life as Mason Cambridge knew it would cease to exist…because after a night of drinking away the agony of his loneliness, one touch from her would change everything.
WASTED is a new adult contemporary romance intended for adult readers due to mature content.
Each book in the WHISKEY NIGHTS series will feature a different couple. They can be read as stand-alones, but some readers may prefer to read in order for maximum enjoyment.
If you have read the synopsis then you already know what the books is about so no need for me to reiterate that.
“You didn’t have to. If there’s anything a devil knows, it’s when hes in the presence of an angel, and a beautiful angel at that.”
This is actually the first book of Suzannah Daniels that I have had the pleasure of reading. I need to read her others prior to this book. Wasted was a great book and it at times my my heart drop and feel feelings that I have not felt in awhile. Having those feelings can only mean that it touched parts of my heart and that I could very well relate to the characters in the book.
“Damn it, Lexi. You can’t do that. you can’t make me tall in love with you, then tell me that you can live without me. You’re mine now, and I’m not letting go.”
Mason is a bartender at a bar called Spanky and Lexi comes strolling in looking for a job. What Mason doesn’t know when she comes and sits at the bar that she has been hired and that it’s her first day on the job. Immediately they hit it off and so much so that Mason offers his spare room in his apartment for Lexi to stay in until she can find an apartment in the area. Lexi recently graduated from college in business and is just looking to get some working experience before she sets her sites on utilizing her business degree as well as escaping a past that she has no plans on looking back on. However, drunken night Mason comes back to the apartment changes everything between the two. Things start to happen quickly and feelings are forming even quicker. For Mason, he never thought he could feel this way about someone again and is not even sure he deserves someone like Lexi in his life. Lexi is trying hard not to fall for Mason because she is afraid of giving her heart away to someone only to have repeats of her past happen again. This leaves tension and secrets between the two that threaten to ruin what they haven’t even really started.
“I deserve aman who can love me, only me, a man who will cherish me the way I’ll cherish him, a man who will put my happiness ahead of his own, the same way I’d be willing to put his happiness ahead of my own.”
When things seem to be going good and they both seem to be opening up Mason’s past comes walking into the bar and takes a toll on their relationship.
“I’m not going to hurt you, Lex. I’m just going to love you.”
The entire time I was reading this book I was trying to figure out what the hell happened in both of their pasts to keep them from moving on or thinking that they didn’t deserve what they both wanted. However, along the way I kept falling hard for Mason because despite his past they the reader is longing to find out, but he doesn’t really give away all at once he is a really good guy and always puts others before himself. I can relate to that because I tend to do the same things in life. Lexi on the other hand is very independent for someone that was raised as an only child and I admire that because I have met people that are the opposite. She is the one that decides to take the risk first and is the one that sees Mason for who he is and what he needs; just someone to talk to and listen to his story since he is always listening to everyone else’s story’s (being a bartender). It’s a lovely story. One that feels real as if you are just reading the pages of someone’s life. Very well written.