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by Tiffany Reisz
Released: June 28th 2016
Published by Mira
“If you don’t drink like me, the details of the deep-rooted history of bourbon will fly by you. There is quite a lot of it, and the mystery of the stolen one-million dollar bottle of bourbon is really the thing that carries this entire book. So just be aware of that if you decide to pick up this book.”
~ Under the Covers
I’m a huge fan of Tiffany Reisz and her writing style, the smart banter, the easy sexiness, and the wonderful plot twists all make for a wonderful story. So I was looking forward to reading THE BOURBON THIEF after The Original Sinners series wrapped up.
THE BOURBON THIEF is very different from the other books Reisz has written. It’s not erotic, nor is this a Romance novel but it does have a touch of romance in it. I also think that the heroine, Paris, is a very seductive character. Her personality reminds me a lot of Nora from the Original Sinners series, and for me, that was a good and a bad thing.
Paris has a thing for bourbon. She’s well-educated and very independent. And so when she first appears in front of Cooper McQueen, he is drawn both by her beauty and spirit. McQueen hopes to seduce her, but instead, Paris starts to seduce him. Like I mentioned, there is that touch of sensuality between the two, but don’t believe for a moment that this is a Romance novel.
I liked Paris, but I didn’t think she was any different from Nora’s character. The way they carry themselves, and even how they speak, is pretty much the same. So, if you’re a fan of Nora Sutherlin, then you’ll probably enjoy Paris’ character. However, if you were expecting something entirely different from the author, this doesn’t veer far from what Reisz is comfortable with in terms of characterization.
As you can expect, the book is rife with bourbon and the history behind it. The book has an old feel to it, especially when there are so many references to past events. I want to call it your typical Kentucky story that is filled with scandal so if you like those juicy stories, then I think there’s a lot to love with this book.
But if you don’t drink like me, the details of the deep-rooted history of bourbon will fly by you. There is quite a lot of it, and the mystery of the stolen one-million dollar bottle of bourbon is really the thing that carries this entire book. So just be aware of that if you decide to pick up this book.
THE BOURBON THIEF actually reminds me a lot of J.R. Ward’s The Bourbon Kings series, but this one does have more emphasis on the history of bourbon and less romance. Kudos to Tiffany Reisz for trying something different than what she is known for. I think it’s a good book that’s different from readers will expect from her.
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