Monday, 4 July 2016

Review: Tiffany Reisz's "The Bourbon Thief."

Amazon UK:


When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris. 

In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. But the family tree is rooted in tainted soil and has borne rotten fruit. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. The Maddoxes have bourbon in their blood—and blood in their bourbon. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.

Review: Surj 

My friends absolutely love author Tiffany Reisz and the way they talk about her books and the characters she writes truly makes me feel like I'm missing out on something major. Trying to play catch up with her first series "The Original Sinners" is something I will definitely do at some point, there's no doubt about that but when I heard she was coming out with a standalone, how could I not jump at the chance of reading it. The synopsis for "The Bourbon Thief" had me intrigued but I gotta say, having read the first chapter, I wasn't quite sure what to make of what I was reading. Where was the steam? It was like it had been skipped right over!!!! Seriously???? Of course I kept going though because, well, it was only one chapter after all and that wasn't really giving the book a good shot. So yup, the reading continued and wow, I am so glad I persevered because the story that unfolded before me was just breath takingly amazing. Finally I got it. I got this author and I got why everyone was screaming and shouting about her work. I was there and loving every second of it. 

Perfection was for heaven, and when you tried to bring 
perfection to earth, you paid a heavy price.

The way "The bourbon Thief" was written was pure genius. It was a story within a story and sometimes a story within that too but it worked and worked so well. I loved that almost nostalgic feeling I got as I ploughed through the pages of a journey that was steeped in rich history. Some of it beautiful as I watched a forbidden yet beautiful love story from years gone by unfold, but some of it definitely hurt my heart as misunderstandings, betrayal, a desperate need for revenge, greed and of course that age old family name all played their part in the downfall of an empire. Each story was pivotal to the next and I loved joining up all the dots that gave me the bigger picture. 

Love what they destroyed. Destroy what they loved.

I've heard a lot about this author's writing and I have to say, I could not fault it one little bit. I loved being transported back to years gone by but not only that, Tiffany Reisz made it so that I could visualise everything, hear it all and even smell it all. The trees, the sea, the house, the bourbon... this was more than just reading a book, this really was an experience. 

The twists and turns thrown in for good measure blew me away, the characters stole my heart and the love story (as forbidden as it was) had me rooting for the couple. 

The truth is like bourbon- it'll burn going down.

If you're looking for a book that's different, that's stunning in it's story line with characters that will have you eating out of the palm of your hand, then look no further. Pick up "The Bourbon Thief" now. 

I rated this book ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Fate was a train that didn’t stop until it reached its final destination.

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