Title: The Bourbon Thief
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Genre: General Fiction
POV: Third Person
Cooper McQueen had a love affair with bourbon. As a proud bar owner, he was looking to expand into distillery and had his eyes on the iconic Red Thread bourbon company which ownership is a mystery. One fateful night, a beautiful woman in red lured him into his bed, only to disappear with his prized bottled of the original Red Thread by morning.
Paris Christie only had one thing on her mind – to avenge for her family. And the bottle of bourbon held the key to it. In order to get it her way, she regaled the tale of affairs and betrayals from the Red Thread’s inception to its demise with the key players of teenage girl, Tamara Maddox of the family who owned the company and the family stable man, Levi Shelby.
Before reading this book, I wasn’t completely sure what it’s about but when it is written by my favorite author I knew it wasn’t even a risky undertaking and I was right. And true to the author’s signature style, this book told a story within a story. The book started in the present with Cooper and Paris and progressed and merged with the story of Tamara and Levi in the past.
“You’re boring the hell out of me. I liked it better when you were a spoiled rotten brat.”
I absolutely love Levi. He was snappy and snarky but with a good heart which reminds me of Nora, my favorite female character ever from The Original Sinners series by the author.
Tamara was young and had to carry her family burden. Even though at times she acted her age, she was strong and determined. She had great chemistry with Levi and their banters were highly entertaining.
The Maddox family is cursed, they say, and I believe it. And once you touch one, get inside one, the curse is in you, too.
The story was absolutely engaging and told in a somewhat slower pace to make readers satisfied yet crave for more. The scandalous family drama ranging from heartbreaking to downright disturbing fully immersed readers into the Red Threads legacy.
The Bourbon Thief is a richly layered tale of family, money and power with a splash of romance guaranteed to satisfy like the smooth burn of a prized spirit.
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