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I am an avid reader, animal lover, devourer of guacamole, storyteller and the author of An Unexpected Obsession, A Dose of Reality, Witch Way, A Coven by Christmas, Love Spells, Summer Solstice (coming soon), Flirting With Death, Flirting With Murder and the rest of the upcoming Assassins Anonymous series. I attended Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!) and make my home in the Valley of the Sun with my husband and three pampered pets. I like to discuss everything funny, sexy, sassy and absurd. But mostly I like to talk about books... and shoes... and outrageously expensive purses... and Chanel sunglasses ...oooh, and anything sparkly... or fluffy! So, come on in and let's chat!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

It's Official, Liliana Hart Rocks! Whiskey Rebellion & Whiskey Sour were Incredible Reads!

I'm starting to sound like a bit of a fan-girl here, but I love finding a go-to author for reliably fabulous reads! After finishing the first two books in the J.J. Graves Mysteries series, I decided to check out Ms. Hart's Addison Holmes Series. Yay! LOVED Whiskey Rebellion. Humorous romantic suspense is the ultimate escape from reality in my opinion and this book hit all the sweet spots! Devoured it at the expense of my own writing... which I tend to do anyway as I'm wrapping things up, so I can't actually blame her.

Addison Holmes is my favorite type of heroine - self-deprecating, intelligent, irreverent and real. She's an every-woman type of gal and I was completely wrapped up in the events of her fictional life as I read this book.

And then there's Nick... yummy!

Read it! I can guarantee if you normally like my recommendations that this one will soon be a favorite of yours, too.

Description from Amazon:

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.

Of course, as soon as I realized there was a second book in this series, I immediately downloaded it. And... Whiskey Sour is another home run! Only this time Addison is intentionally solving crimes instead of stumbling across them (oh, she still stumbles - wouldn't be Addison if she didn't, but she's getting better:)).

And to ratchet up the OH, YEAH factor, we get to meet Matt Savage. Can I get a HALLELUJAH?  Yummy factor times ten. Addison can have Nick... I want Matt. The new love triangle is expertly handled and I loved every minute of it.

Again, read it! A great continuation of a fabulous story. Either can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading them both, in order - I'm obsessive like that.

Description from Amazon:

Addison Holmes is at it again. When priceless Russian gems are stolen on their way to Savannah and the courier is murdered, all the clues lead back to an escort service that seems above reproach. But looks can be deceiving.

Throw in a sexy detective and a dangerous FBI agent, and Addison finds out very quickly that she's in way over her head. But nothing is going to stop her from getting her man.

Happy Reading!

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