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. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power but also of lies, secrets, and sins of omission. 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.
©2016 Tiffany Reisz (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
I bought this audio book by mistake! And once I started listening I could no stop! I listened the 11 hours 49 minutes in two days!
The narration is outstanding; Kim Staunton is one of the best storytellers I have ever heard, and this book is a beautiful story about power, love, bourbon, horses, racial conflicts adultery, incest, and sex.
Best used Audible credit in a long time!
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
The Bourbon Thief is the story of the Maddox families rise and fall. This was a rollercoaster ride of emotions. A crazy crazy ride of every emotion you could possible have. There is so much that happens in this book that I didn’t expect or was prepared for. There is so much that I could tell you but I don’t want to give away anything. I will give you just a little.
The Bourbon Thief starts with a woman in a fancy red dress looking for a man to share a nice glass of bourbon with. Lucky for Cooper McQueen this woman just walked into his bar and is about to change his life.
Such a great story! This is also my first Tiffany Reisz book and I really enjoyed reading/listening to this book.
I did listen to this book on audio. This was also my first book listening to Kim Staunton. Ms. Staunton did a fabulous job of bring these characters to life. Even though I was listening to this book in the Pacific Northwest I felt like I was in the south. Ms. Staunton did a wonderful job with the voices and accents. I will be adding her to my list of narrators I enjoy and will be watching for more of her work in the future.
I purchased this audiobook from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
This story was entertaining but was often hard to follow. The material wasn't difficult, just the storyline. Rather than have a few, well-placed twists, it was full of exaggerated attempts to be shocking. I wanted to like it more than I actually did.
I would recommend this book as a way to kill some time, but not as a mind-blowing read.
My wife and I read this book together. We both enjoyed the storyline and the many surprises. Sometimes we were on the edge of our seats!!! While for the most part we enjoyed Kim Staunton's narration, we felt that she was not able to fully capture the nuances of each character. We kept having to rewind to figure out who was talking. I would also like to add that just because we enjoyed this book does not mean there are not parts that did not frustrate us. But I think they all lent to make it the interesting story that it was. No matter how much we yelled at the characters they just kept going down their own paths. :-) We hope there is a part two to this book. Well done Tiffany.
I seriously thought Tiffany gave us her best with her Original Sinners series.. but damn I was wrong.. this book is one of a kind. seriously. I'm still trying to get my thoughts together and write something more than just a "wow" .. because no matter what my review says it's not gonna do justice to this book.. AMAZING!!!!
Will read just about anything. Favourites include Tom Robbins, Umberto Eco, Michael Connelly, Chris Brookmyre, Julian Barnes, James Joyce, Tim Butcher, Barbara Kingsolver, Ettienne van Heerden, Deon Meyer and ....
I bought this book on recommendation and immediately wondered whether I'd made a mistake. I hadn't.
Epic, simultaneously old-fashioned and daring, beautifully read. Paris Shelby will captivate you as the seductive narrator, but it's Tamara you'll remember v
Very interesting Southern Tale of incest, murder, and bourbon. Really enjoyed this Tory and thought the narrator did a great job keeping me entertained!
Tiffany is a great writer that keeps you think and then it twist. I really enjoy all of her books. This one so different. Can't wait for the next one about Paris
"It was ok"
I wasn't really taken by this. A story about someone who gets what they want, all the time.
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