Angy’s Audiobook Review: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

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Angy’s Audiobook Review: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Angy’s Audiobook Review: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany ReiszThe Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
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Published by MIRA on June 28th 2016
Narrator: Kim Staunton
Genres: Fiction
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Source: NetGalley, Purchased audiobook

A Family With Bourbon in Its Blood, and Blood on Its Hands

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.

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.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.


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Book & Audiobook Review: 5+++ stars

Overall five-stars Performance five-stars Story five-stars

Scandal, revenge, murder, blood, sex, sins and money!

Love what they destroyed. Destroy what they loved.

Would you listen to The Bourbon Thief again? Why?

OH. MY. GOD. YES. What I love the most about Tiffany Reisz’s books is that they have secrets upon secrets hidden behind every word and they can only be found by rereading her books. I will repeat The Bourbon Thief at least three or four more times. I need more of these amazing characters. I need more of this taboo story. I need more of revenge. But most of all, I need more of Tiffany’s words. She has a way to write that captivates me, that makes me think deeply and that makes me fall in love more and more with her. I don’t think I won’t ever get enough of Tiffany’s books *sighs* PURE PERFECTION.

“But what was the truth? The one-drop rule had never made any sense to him. If one drop of black blood made you black, why didn’t one drop of white blood make you white? And hadn’t anyone noticed yet that everybody’s blood was red?”

What other book might you compare The Bourbon Thief to and why?

To be honest, no other book I’ve ever read compares to the Bourbon Thief. This story is unique. The past, the present, the romance, the drama, the shocking storyline. Everything was like nothing I’ve ever read before, and I thank Tiffany for that. It’s been almost three years since I started reading Tiffany’s books and she always surprises me. With her Original Sinners Series, which I love deeply and madly, and of course with her other non sinners books. But this book, The Bourbon Thief, has something different from her other novels. It’s not romance, but it has romance. It’s not erotica, but the sex is as amazing as it was in The Original Sinners. It’s categorized as historical, but I’m not sure if a story in the 80’s is historical perse. But… The Bourbon Thief is all that: It’s a romance novel, with highly erotic content, that tells a story from the past. It’s a thriller with censored content that will shock you, make you scream but you won’t want to put it down until you know how this story will end.

“There are no sins,” Levi said. “Gods don’t sin. They act. What they do is right not because it’s right, but because they did it.”

Which character – as performed by Kim Staunton – was your favorite?

This is a hard question to answer. Kim Staunton did an outstanding performance. Her inflexions for every character were perfect. Her voices for the female and male characters fitted perfectly to their personalities and to the circumstances they were living. But if I have to choose I’d say Tamara was my favorite character. She was young but that didn’t stop her from doing what she had to do to protect herself, to get her revenge, to achieve what she wanted. She suffered the unimaginable but she also experience the extraordinary. And she never broke. There were moments when I thought she was going to give up, I thought her young age was going to come up and she’d act childish or immature, but she never did that. She’s the best, she’s my hero, she’s my god! *chuckles* I’m just quoting her. But seriously, she’s amazing.

“I didn’t know who I was before you. I don’t know who I would be after.” Levi had a beautiful voice, resonant as an oboe. Was this the first time she noticed that? “But while I was with you, I knew myself.”

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to everyone. Everybody has to read it. From Original Sinners Fans to romance readers, to suspense readers, to historical readers, to erotica readers. EVERYBODY. I warn you, around 25% you’ll be shocked but don’t stop reading, keep going and you’ll get to experience one HELLUVA story that will captivate you and keep you on edge until the very last word if this book.

“You never told me this,” Levi said. “Why?”
“Because I was afraid you wouldn’t believe me. And if you didn’t believe me, I couldn’t love you and I wanted to love you. I needed to love you.”





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