#ThrowbackThursday: Whiskey and Moonshine by Elizabeth Noble


This week's #ThrowbackThursday is shining the spotlight on Elizabeth Noble's Whiskey and Moonshine, published way back in January of 2020.

From the Blurb:

Drunk on love.

Like a well-aged whiskey, master distiller and old-money entrepreneur Malone Kensington is elegant and refined. Unfortunately, he’s also a perfectionist who is more dedicated to the success of his generations-old company than his own love life.

That company needs a public spokesman.

What Colton Hale lacks in sophistication, he more than makes up for with the charisma that’s allowed him to survive on the street from a young age and charm his way into the lucrative—if overwhelming—public position at the Kensington Distillery. When Mal takes Colt under his wing, hoping to polish off his rough edges, opposites attract and a passionate romance blossoms despite the differences in age and background. But can it survive a Kensington Board of Directors who believe Colt is nothing but a gold digger and a kidnapper determined to profit from the love of Mal’s life—dead or alive?


Colt groaned. “Is that a pep talk? Because if it is, you need practice.”

“Hungry?” Mal asked.

“For the last hour, I thought I’d pass out my blood sugar is so low,” Colt said. He leaned back a bit against Mal’s hand.

“You really didn’t get to see much of Nashville when we were here before. How about I show you some sights?”

“We can do that?” Colt’s mood lifted immediately. “What about people recognizing me? What about when the board finds out we went on a date?”

“Sure, we can do that. You and me. We’ll ditch the security and the others and listen to some amazing music. This is Nashville. There are a lot more famous people around here than either of us will ever become. Maybe I’ll have to remind the board I own my company, and they answer to me as much as I do them.”

The elevator doors opened on the main floor instead of the parking garage, and Colt spotted their SUV on the street outside. “They’re waiting for us there.” He tugged Mal’s sleeve with one hand and pointed with the other.

“Oh, nice.” Mal moved his hand to Colt’s shoulder for a few seconds as they crossed the lobby.

They stepped out the door, and Colt buttoned up his suit jacket. The sidewalk was wide, and there were quite a few people walking around the area. Someone—a guy who made the hair on the back of Colt’s neck stand up—cut in front of Mal. Mal was forced to sidestep around the guy, a move that also separated him from Colt.

Another guy grabbed Colt’s arm. “Hey, I know you.”

A chill ran through Colt; he knew that voice. “No, I n-never met—” He was in the middle of the sidewalk with people walking by, but all alone.

“Yeah,” The guy got his face right into Colt’s and sneered. “You have.”

Mal twisted around, got into position behind the guy, and barked, “Hey!”

One of the private security guys dodged around the other man and was at Colt’s side. Mal pulled the guy away from Colt, forcing him to let go of Colt’s arm, then stepped between them. He turned to the side, fists bunched. His presence and ability to project an intimidating stance sent a sense of security coursing through Colt.

Whiskey and Moonshine is available on Amazon and as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.