Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Review The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Title: The Bourbon Thief
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Series: Standalone
Release Date: June 28th 2016


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.

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Review by Iza

"Who could they love after loving each other? Who could they touch if not each other? They had ruined each other for anyone else. The curse was on them and in them and they must stay together lest they spread the curse to others."

 I have to admit, I went in sort of blind. This is the first book I read by this author, I wasn't familiar with her style; I didn't know how I would feel. But curiosity won out - especially with that blurb - and I read it. 
I regret nothing. 

You see, this is a story within a story. We have two sets of main characters. This reminded me of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, when Nelly Dean would sit down and tell the story of the past, of what actually happened at Wuthering Heights. In this case, it was about a bourbon distillery, a legacy. 

It's not easy to write a review to a book that wowed you because you don't want to spoil it for others; you don't want to give away too many details. Just enough to make one curious. 

I can and will tell you this: the story will pull you in. You'll keep on reading, no matter what happens - a lot of messed up things happen, believe me - and you will be left thinking WTF many times, but by the end of it, you'll be left wanting more. And that ending! Brilliant! Genius! The saying 'what goes around, comes around' applies to this story, even though it takes time for karma to strike. But strike, it does. I actually hope we get more because I feel there would be more to the story, to the present.

But if the author shall leave it to this one book, I'm fine with that as well. I loved it, I'm giving it 5 stars and it's a book I shall reread in the future. I want to thank the publishers for the copy given through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. It was my pleasure.  

Author Bio

Tiffany Reisz lives on Mt. Hood in Oregon in her secret volcanic lair with her husband (author Andrew Shaffer) and two cats (one good, one evil).

If she couldn’t write, she would die. Probably in a volcano eruption. 


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