Tuesday 28 June 2016

Release Day Review ~ The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

The Bourbon Thief is LIVE!!!

Book Description:

From the internationally celebrated author of the Original Sinners series comes a brand-new tale of betrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150-year-old mystery

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.

Buy Links: 

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1PETiXy

Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“The Maddoxes have bourbon in their blood—and blood in their bourbon.”

Tiffany Reisz is one of my favourite authors, her Original Sinners series is one of my staple favourites and a series that will have a permanent place in my heart. So when it was announced that she was releasing something totally different I was hesitant, would I love it? Well, the answer is a resounding YES! This story was perfection.

“Love is simply the name of the desire and the pursuit of the whole.”

Through Tiffany Reisz’s trademark literary prose I was transported to the South into the lives of whiskey barons with no scruples and where racism was rife. Where love was never a foundation of a marriage, only blood lines and inheritances mattered. Totally captivating, intriguing and suspenseful, Tiffany Reisz delivers a story of how whiskey was deemed liquid gold, it was the be all and end all. Battles were won and lost over a glass as were lives, but this book centres around one family in particular, the Maddoxes that had whiskey running through their veins, a bourbon that once made them millions before ultimately becoming their demise…now only one bottle remains…worth millions…one bottle of Red Thread.

“Fuck your father. Fuck your grandfather. Fuck his father. Fuck you, Jacob fucking Maddox. If y’all hadn’t fucked so much, you wouldn’t be so fucking fucked.”

Tiffany Reisz delivers a heartfelt love story that was told in an incredibly clever way that embraces both past and present. Where true stories are shared over glasses of the same whiskey that caused nothing but death and heartache in the past. Where that one remaining bottle becomes the hottest property and becomes the sole objective of The Bourbon Thief.

“I curse you all from the branches to the roots. Veritas will rule your house.”

Cooper McQueen owns said bottle, Paris wants said bottle but when caught in the act Paris spills the tale of its heritage and transports us back to 1978 with a totally unforgettable and heart wrenching story that spans generations. Tamara and Levi’s story is truly unforgettable, there will be many tears but a lot of laughs too and many a swoon. A story of how these two created something beautiful from tragedy and a love story that will hold you captive from the very beginning.

“Tell the truth. That shouldn’t be too hard.”
“The truth is the hardest thing to say.”

I am being deliberately vague because this is a story that needs to experienced first-hand, you need to feel and experience every single emotion that Tiffany Reisz has bled onto the pages. Tiffany Reisz entices you word by word and will have you eating out of the palm of her hand in no time at all. This was one of those books where you find yourself holding your breath while you turn the pages frantically awaiting the next word. Exquisite perfection.

“Shakespeare is boring. Read something better, like Jackie Collins.”

This was one addictive read from start to finish and one that I couldn’t put down. With twists aplenty that will only leave you wishing the story was longer, I didn’t want to leave these characters behind. Tiffany Reisz has once again left her indelible mark on my heart and soul. I lived and breathed these characters, their life story is one that I will never forget and never will I be able to look at a bottle of bourbon the same again.

“Love what they destroyed.
Destroy what they loved.”

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