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 recommended for adult readers due to mature content. 

It is the first book in the WHISKEY NIGHTS series. Since each book in this series will focus on a different couple, they can be read as stand-alones. Many readers may prefer to read them in order for maximum enjoyment. 

WHISKEY  NIGHTS series order: 

(Coming Winter 2014)

Suzannah Daniels has had an affinity for words for as long as she can remember. She grew up in North Georgia with four brothers, so she learned at an early age to admire snakes and motorcycles. When she wasn't pestering her brothers, she could usually be found reading or writing.

She is the author of Viking's Embrace, a historical romance, and Ghostly Encounter, Book One of her Ghostly series (young adult paranormal romance).

Currently, she lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband of twenty-six years and her teenage daughter. Her son lives nearby. The family pets include a Lab mix, a Basset Hound, a Shih Tzu, and a sweet, little kitty.

She invites you to email her at

I was offered an ARC of Wasted in exchange for an honest review. First off, I'd like to just say that I was thrilled to be able to read the book before it was released, and secondly, I'm giving it a solid 4 stars.

Wasted is the story of Mason Cambridge, a twenty-something bartender who seems like your typical charming sort of guy you love to hate at times; someone who has the easiest life ever. He gets any woman he wants, has great friends, and lives life as though he has no cares in the world. But Mason has secrets from his past that tend to haunt him. Does anyone truly know the real Mason?

Enter Lexi Swafford, a recent college graduate who just moved back to her hometown of Creekview. She's looking for a job, an apartment, and to reconnect with some old friends. What she doesn't count on is her first meeting with Mason Cambridge and where that just might lead.

When Lexi begins working at the bar, she eases right into her duties as bartender in training under Mason's guidance. When she begins rooming with him at his apartment, things remain easygoing and professional between the pair. Soon, though, their friendship begins to become something more.

Lexi and Mason both agree to take things slow and see where their tentative new relationship may go. But when demons from Mason's past, and even one from Lexi's past, begin to take over, the pair struggle to maintain even their friendship. 

Will Mason and Lexi survive their pasts catching up to them? Can love and friendship triumph? Or will it all be wasted?

I have to admit, within the first 3% of the book, I was immediately hooked due to the fun, flirty, friendly banter between Mason and Lexi. They both seemed at ease with one another, and they could easily handle themselves during their first couple of encounters. It was easy to feel as though you'd known these two characters your entire life. 

Also, I rather enjoyed how almost all of the chapters were named after an alcoholic beverage, even if the chapter may not have had anything to do with said drink. It was incorporated in some way, and I thought that was nifty.

The dialogue flows between all of the characters. Mason's friends are likeable when they put in appearances. Seren, Lexi's friend, is also an amiable character. You honestly feel like these people could be your friends.

The plot flows and moves along with an easy pace, making the reader feel happy at times, sad at times, and occasionally even angry at times. Both Mason and Lexi have moments where you want to hug them both or slap them upside the head and tell them to stop being so dumb. It's quite entertaining, actually.

Overall, I would give Wasted 4 stars. It was a really fun read, and I was quickly and easily sucked into the world of Mason and Lexi. I can also say I am now looking forward to the second book in the series.

If you're looking for a story with romance, a touch of suspense, and a lot of awesomeness, definitely pick up a copy of Wasted. I guarantee you won't regret it.
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