Wednesday, January 23, 2019

[3.5 stars] Whiskey Rebellion (Addison Holmes Mysteries #1) by Liliana Hart

3.5 stars, 1.5 heat

Whiskey Rebellion has been sitting on my tbr pile for, well, ages. I finally dove in! Yay me! And while a little over the top in places it was so much fun!
The Gist: Addison has her eye on a new place-- her apartment is being condemned. And the girl LOVES her creature comforts. Which means...she needs money. Pronto. If she's gotta play stripper to pay the bills...well, she's gotta do what she's gotta do. *nods* Finding a dead body her first night might put a stop to that real quick, though.
Addison was...special. She's one you'll love or hate. Not the most practical or level headed. Completely accident prone. But full of heart and determination. And Nick? Hot sexy indulgent alpha male. He pushed the line now and again but, yeah, he'd give me good shivers if I were her, too. They were a bit of a handful on the romance side but it suited them. I think it'll be fun getting to know them and seeing their romance bloom as the series goes.
“Hello—Addison?” He snapped his fingers in front of my face a couple of times. “What are you doing?”

“I was praying that God would make you go away.”

Nick laughed and the sound turned my insides to jelly. It was deeply masculine and shivered all the way down my spine.
The mystery was pretty fun and full of disasters as Addison bails on stripping and takes a job as an investigator at her friend's PI firm. And keeps finding dead bodies that seem to be connected. It did keep me guessing and laughing as disaster after accident after disaster hit Addison. It...was not her best week as far as grace and elegance were concerned. Whew! Yall. But it was fun watching her and Nick figure it all out.

All in all, I'll read more. Easy, light mystery with entertaining characters and sizzling chemistry. Works for me!
My name is Addison Holmes, and I teach history at James Madison High School in Whiskey Bayou, Georgia. You might be under the assumption that my life went to the dogs when my fiancé left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got notice that my apartment building was going to be condemned, or even when I was desperate enough to strip to my unmentionables to earn some extra cash. The truth is that I'm pretty much used to disasters following me around on a daily basis, but I could have gone without finding my principal dead in the parking lot of a seedy gentlemen's club.

After the initial shock of finding my first dead body, which included throwing back shots of Jack Daniels like it was water, I decided to take stock of my life. I was in a desperate situation and if the school board ever found out I'd been a stripper, even a bad stripper, I'd be jobless as well as fiancé-less and homeless. Fortunately, I had a friend who felt sorry enough for me to give me a job doing some surveillance work at her detective agency. Not to mention the fact that I was now able to stick my nose into other people's business for a good cause, find a murderer, and pick up helpful tips from an incredibly attractive detective.

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