ARC REVIEW: Where There’s a Will by Katherine Garbera & Eve Gaddy (Whiskey River #1)


Where There’s A Will (Whiskey River #1)
Authors: Katherine Garbera & Eve Gaddy
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: May 13th 2015
Published By: Southern Born Books
ISBN13: 9781942240624


Where There’s A Will…

Sexy attorney Ryder Ford always knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. But Addison Wells, his gorgeous secretary, is one woman he wants but can’t have. Or can he? One scorching, unforgettable kiss under the mistletoe is all that either have allowed. Addison is focused on her studies and becoming a lawyer herself and she plans to leave the dust of Whiskey River behind. Unless…

There’s A Way…

Addison has mastered ignoring her hotter than sin boss until one stormy day when a threatening tornado forces them to find shelter from the storm. Despite the fact that Addison is weeks from moving to another city, she finds herself breaking her own “no office romance” rule. She’s not meant to settle down—but how can she resist someone as persuasive and tempting as Ryder? She’s determined that he should be her going away present but will Ryder let her go that easily.




Where There’s a Will straddles the line for me of both good and bad. The book started off slow for me, in fact, I had to check three times that I was reading the correct book and that the right one was sent. It’s not horribly written but when it gets down to the nitty gritty, this novella is laying the ground work for Ryder’s cousin’s books. That’s made very clear in the first and last chapters

The actual characters, Ryder and Addison. I felt more of a connection to Addison, where Ryder for me was lacking. Even though he was doing everything right, it just felt off. Lets not even go into every single time I read Ryder, I think of the Disney movie Tangled and I see the swoon face.


Don’t tell me you didn’t see that coming. It just basically killed it for me, because Ryder -is- sweet. To quote Addison about him, and I do have to agree.

There was nothing about Ryder that wasn’t solid and real. And trustworthy. – Addison, Where There’s A Will

He’s a pretty stand up guy and you really do get that a majority of the time. I can still probably blame Disney for this.

Addison on the other hand has her head on straight. She’s in school and she’s drug herself up by her fingernails to get where she is. This girl came from the “wrong side of the tracks”, and fought for what she wants. She’s what I would call resilient. Throughout most the book, she goes into an inner monologue of why these two can be together. She even gets snarky about it to Ryder.

Eventually, they both stop fighting it and pair up… at which point, it accelerates quickly. Given the fact that Addison works for Ryder, it’s not like they are clueless about each other. The attraction has been there, on the back burner, just simmering.

All in all, it’s a good short read. It would make a great commuter book for sure. One that you don’t need to devote a lot of attention too and I’d for sure read it if you were planning to read the other books in the series.



NetGalley ARC post


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