by Liz Crowe
Honey Red has a little bit of everything but it’s mostly about relationships and how to get along. Ian Donovan isn’t always a nice guy. He’s had bad relationships before, is jealous of his brother and acts impulsively. But when he returns to Michigan to help his brother, he’s a changed man. As he becomes the driving force behind the brewery he and his brother own, he isolates himself. It takes a damaged man to drive a wedge into his walls.
Nick Traynor thought he had it all until a moment changes his world forever. He can’t forgive himself for things that weren’t his fault. While Nick is able to break down the walls that Ian has built, he is unable to break the walls around his own heart.
Hannah Williams comes onto the scene and helps both men see that they are missing pieces that can only be complete as a part of a new family…one forged in pain and forgiveness.
Honey Red is a tale of love, loss, friendship and sex. Relationships between families is pushed to the limits as the characters of Honey Red swirl in the fermenting machine only to become sweeter. Ms. Crowe knows how to evoke honest emotion from her readers and had me rooting for healing and passion at times. She also had me wanting to kick a character or two in the butt. But it is her way of writing that brings the strong desire to read more of her writing. We get that life is messy and happily ever after is possible but we also know that it takes a little blood, sweat and tears to make it happen.
Honey Red will make you fall in love with Ms. Crowe’s writing and her characters. Certainly a read you shouldn’t miss!
Musings from Michigan