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WHISKEY REBELLION: AN ADDISON HOLMES MYSTERY 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 fiance 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 d ...more
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Published February 19th 2012 by Createspace (first published January 1st 2011)
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Robert Cohen
Dec 23, 2013 Robert Cohen rated it it was ok
Two chapters in, I was all set to declare Liliana Hart the next Janet Evanovich. By the end of the novel, not so much.

Addison Holmes is a very funny protagonist, and I wish her well as Hart develops her over the next several novels in the series.

But this book just has too many problems. Let’s start with editing. Whoever edited this novel was not paying attention. One chapter has a dialogue segment in which Addison is coerced by her friend Kate to go out on a blind date. By the next chapter, that
Mar 17, 2014 Kjen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars~~~This was a cute-light-funny read with a touch of sexy. Yes, there were Stephanie Plum hijinks, but I still liked Addison. The story was a bit slow starting...the curse of most first books of a series. Things got going around the 45% mark. Addison and Nick (the hot cop) have great banter. There were some really funny parts, too, and Addison's mom is a hoot. I did think the ending was a bit rushed. This was an Amazon freebie that hit the made me want to read the next. This wa ...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: May 30, 2011 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Self Published
Imprint: N/A
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Gift from the author
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Addison Holmes series
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy

Okay, this book is hysterical. It’s a true comedy of errors. Poor Addison is a high school history teacher with an incredibly awesome
Nicole Overmoyer
True story: I was looking for an ebook on Amazon and I passed this by twice, thinking it probably wasn't my thing. Then I accidentally tapped the screen and downloaded it. My first thought was "no, no, no!" My second thought was "eh, whatever. I've got it now, may as well try it."

Best. Happy. Accident. Ever.

I love this book. There's nothing I don't like about this book. Okay, maybe I don't like that books #2 and #3 aren't also free ebooks on Amazon at the moment but I love #1 so much that I just
Jun 01, 2014 Ian rated it liked it
Oh...I was unconscious and you took off all my clothes??? giggle giggle giggle funny. Kind of rapey.

I might have liked this book more if Addison wasn't such an idiot and her love interest wasn't so creepy.
Aug 07, 2012 Dee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies, romance
Two-haiku review:

Teacher needs money
Tries stripping then detecting
Finds body, meets cop

Funny but crazy
Not at all believable
Knock-off of Steph Plum
Karl Wiggins
Dec 06, 2014 Karl Wiggins rated it it was ok
A Mediocre Book

This is such a shame, because there was no reason for this book to be so mediocre. I liked the character – she reminds me of someone I know – and I felt the plot was a good one. She starts of as an inexperienced and none too impressive stripper, so there’s comedy there right from the start. However, despite the fact that I consider myself to be a man of the world I had no idea what a ‘bustier’ was or indeed ‘pasties.’ I assumed ‘pasties’ was a euphemism for her pale boobs but they
Romancing the Book
Review by Ursula: An entertaining, fun read. Addison has a knack for getting into trouble. She has horrible luck and it's only going to get worse. The story was well told from a first person point of view and moved the action on at a steady pace. Addison's mom, best friend and co-worker are the perfect addition to the story. They make the story more interesting and provide relief from Addison's horrible mishaps that seem to happen at an unnatural pace.

Nick, the cop working on the murder case tha
Mar 05, 2014 Reen rated it liked it
This was a kobo freebie. Addison is very Stephanie Plum-like right down to being the accident magnet, cop boyfriend and small town. Takes a second job as a PI too. Not a bad read, different enough from Plum to keep me interested. Can't wait to see if Ranger shows up in Book 2 lol!
Sep 20, 2015 Jo-Anne rated it really liked it
Addison Holmes needs more money than her salary as a teacher in Whiskey Bayou is providing so she takes a job at a strip club. Turns out she is not good at stripping so her first dance is also her last. She freaked when she saw her principal in the audience. When she saw him taking pictures of her she knew he was going to fire her. As she was leaving Addison tripped over the principal's dead body in the parking lot.

Addison has a few drinks while waiting for the police to arrive and take her stat
Aug 24, 2015 Keri rated it really liked it
This was so laugh out load funny at times. Addison Holmes needs money quick! She is on the hook to buy a cute little house in her native Whiskey Georgia and due to be homeless in 90 days or something like that, as her apartments are due to be condemned. So what does any smart, 9th grade teacher do, go and get a stripper job...yes that would have been the first thing I thought of. Now, her career as a stripper is very short lived shall we say as Addison may be a pretty woman, but her middle name ...more
Jun 29, 2015 Pöfivonat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A maga nemében nagyon jó ez a könyv, humoros és szórakoztató, a főszereplő páros pedig nagyon is kedvelhető. Imádtam! A folytatás pedig jöhet azonnal. :)
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Nov 13, 2013 UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish marked it as own-need-to-read

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After reading some awesome reviews for this book I went to Amazon to buy it, only to find out that I already owned it, and that it's still free!



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 fiance left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got not
Marina Finlayson
Jan 20, 2015 Marina Finlayson rated it liked it
A light and funny "mystery" with a bit of hot romance thrown in. If pratfalls are your thing you'll find it very amusing as the heroine is constantly falling out of trees, tripping over things (including a dead body at the beginning of the novel) and nearly having/causing car accidents. I found her a little annoying, which affected my enjoyment of the story.
I couldn't finish it. Actually I liked the idea of the book but it's more like a raw draft and not a finished book. There are huge plot holes, the characters are not very well developed and also not very likeable.

For example: it isn't a funny banter between potential lovers if the male says she is in a bad mood because of "those days in the month". For heaven's sake: we have 2014 - how old is this "funny joke"?
Major plot holes: given the circumstances you would assume that Addison is the main su
Ellie DeFarr
Apr 24, 2014 Ellie DeFarr rated it it was amazing
Addison Holmes is a thirty something high-school history teacher and, to earn extra money, a novice investigator for the McLean Detective Agency. She’s accident prone, financially challenged, relationship adrift, and irrepressibly optimistic. So you’ll probably understand why she failed to see the dead body she tripped over after sneaking out of the Foxy Lady, a strip joint where she’s just been fired after her first show. Turns out the body belongs to her high school’s principal. For some tran ...more
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

Whisky Rebellion begins when Addison finds herself down on her luck. She needs a new home, and she's trying to make extra money to get it, even working at a seedy strip club. But on her first and last day, she ends up finding a dead body, and meeting a very hot detective. Now, Addison is trying to figure out what happened to the man she find, and figure out who is stalking her. But things go from bad to worse for her, and she ends up in even more danger
2.5 stars. This was very meh. I was basically raised on this type of comedy-mystery books – then written by Janet Evanovich, starring the heroine Stephanie Plum with love interests and side-kicks Joe Morelli (cop) and Ranger (bounty hunter). This felt like a pale imitation of those books. The heroine, Addison Holmes, felt like a less interesting and likeable Stephanie knock-off and the love interest, Jake, felt like a merger of Morelli and Ranger… which was a little weird when he had to take on ...more
Apr 16, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun, fast read. We meet Addison as she is about to go onstage at a very seedy stripper bar in a desperate attempt to raise money for a down payment on a home. She is spotted by her school principal, causing Addison to get offstage fast. But as she makes a beeline through the parking lot she trips over the bloody, still-warm body of the same principal, throwing her into the middle of a murder investigation.
The lead detective is incredibly hot and sexy, which kind of freaks Addison out,
Really liked this! It reminded me very much of the Stephanie Plum series. The main character is fearless, cute and a trouble magnet - just like Stephanie Plum. Only Addison is a new and part time private detective working 'temporarily' for some extra cash. Her real job is as a middle school world history teacher. By the end of the book, though, the private detective gig may have become more like a full time and very permanant thing.
I would love to read more of this series - but I think there is
Sep 01, 2013 Theresa rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Murder, Comedy, and Romance!! Book 1 in the Addison Holmes Mysteries series. I loved this book - it made me laugh out loud several times! It was quick to read and hard to put down. The was action at every page turn! And now a bit about the story...

Addison is a high school history teacher living in a crumbling apartment building about to be demolished. She has 60 days to find a new place to live. Due to the expenses of her wedding (which didn't happen), her fancy car, and her und
Apr 02, 2014 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: addison-holmes
I was hooked on this book before I finished the first chapter. Addison Holmes is a Plain Jane school teacher who decides to supplement her income by becoming a stripper at an out of town establishment. After seeing the principal at her school sitting in the audience, her one and only performance ends with both disastrous and deadly results. This book has it all, a little comic relief, a little mystery and a whole lot of the sexy cop, Nick Dempsey. I have already purchased the second book in this ...more
Nov 28, 2014 Richard rated it liked it
This was a fun read, rather quick and breezy. I liked the amusingly hot to trot protagonist and the detective, Nick, whom she keeps running into. I sure didn't figure out whodunnit, and that's OK with me. I liked it well enough to probably buy/read one or more others in the series.
Mar 13, 2014 Barbara rated it it was amazing
What a great fun book to read. You won’t want to put it down. It has a little bit of everything in it; murder, mystery, love, mothers and humor. Very light read but so enjoyable. Everyone can relate to a teacher who has her fiancée leave her at the altar, her apartment building is condemned and starts a job as a stripper to earn a little extra money, right? And since there’s a murder in the area, why not do a little detective work too. And of course, while doing surveillance work there’s that gr ...more
Jun 27, 2013 Lara rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, 2013-tower-team
This book was hysterically funny. Addison is a smart woman living in the small town where she grew up, teaching in the local high school. Her best friend is still there, as is her high school nemesis. She needs to move very soon, and has her eye on a cute little house to buy, but is short some down payment funding.

Addison is an absolute trip because she doesn't think things through. She throws herself into things, and is actually quite talented, but not very careful. Her romantic interest is a h
Donna Porter
Aug 31, 2013 Donna Porter rated it it was amazing
I loved this book Liliana. I just love Addison. Sometimes she is so much like me when I was younger. She is such a clumsy person, but you have to love her. This book is about Addison and her work with the Detective agency. She starts to get attracted to Nick during this time and they struggle to try and get together, but it just never seems to work out for some reason. Follow the antics of Addison as she does undercover investigations on some local townspeople and the trouble she gets into. I kn ...more
Judy Decaigny
Dec 27, 2014 Judy Decaigny rated it it was ok
I wanted something light and fluffy to read after a fairly heavy and serious book and this certainly filled the bill. Not much substance to it, although not a bad mystery. Just not my style. And trying too hard to be funny. I don't even know why I gave it 2 stars. But there you are.
Aug 30, 2015 Zenka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rajongás van - tehát muszáj hamarosan megszerezni minden egyes részét. :P
Colin Barnes
Sep 15, 2014 Colin Barnes rated it really liked it
Good fun mystery with funny moments and compelling characters.
Dec 28, 2013 Tim rated it liked it
This was a pretty solid mystery. What really kept it from being 4 stars, for me, was the really cheesy and over done romance between Addison and Nick. If the author would have cut the bulk of that "plot," the novel would have been a much more streamlined read. It would also free her up to add more details to the mystery.

If you like romance books and mysteries, this is the book for you. Personally, I don't think I'll read any more in the series.
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Liliana Hart spent five years teaching music in the public education system. She molded America’s youth, busted kids for smoking pot in the restrooms, and broke up illicit affairs behind the stage on a regular basis. (Liliana’s Addison Holmes Mystery Series, about a small town teacher who gets into a whole lot of trouble, is somewhat autobiographical, but she won’t confess to which parts).

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