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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 1st 2012 by Createspace (first published January 1st 2011)
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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
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
Robert Cohen
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
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!
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.
Alle Wells
Addison Holmes isn’t Whiskey Bayou’s everyday high school history teacher. When strapped for money, Addison takes a job dancing in a strip club. But her career is cut short when she recognizes her principal in the audience, tries to escape, and trips over his dead body in the parking lot. While in a drunken stupor over her circumstances, Addison meets detective, Nick Dempsey. They begin a cat and mouse relationship, while Addison seethes over the relationship of a former boyfriend. One part-time ...more
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
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
UniquelyMoi ~ The 1-click Diva
Nov 13, 2013 UniquelyMoi ~ The 1-click Diva 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
Ellie DeFarr
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
Karl Wiggins
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Colin Barnes
Good fun mystery with funny moments and compelling characters.
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.
Thank goodness this was free. I just couldn't finish. This story caught my interest from the first page...drama and humor combined. The story line was really good and I really wanted to find out what happened, but I CAN'T STAND THE MAIN CHARACTER, ADDISON!!!!!
Oh my gosh, what a DITZ, an airhead, so irritating!!! I have no patience for a person that causes their own trouble. And Addison is a high school teacher????
She breaks the rules and wonders why she gets into trouble?
She takes a 2nd job as
Whew I finished the book!! I also read through a few 3 star reviews to see if I was being fair. And, it seems I'am , by rating it 3 stars. I have read another book by the author and enjoyed it which is why I snatched up this freebie read. I didn't read the synopsis and was looking for a quick read which for the most part it was.

I love a good mystery book like Misa/Melissa Bourbon Ramirez's Lola Cruz mysteries and of course Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. This book started off in that
Feb 28, 2014 Shadow rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series
A quick read with lots of laughs

If you're looking for a synopsis, this review isn't going to help you. I've never understood the point in giving you the story if you're looking to read it yourself. If you're interested in the blurb that's all you need to know.

What I can tell you is that the blurb doesn't really do the novel justice. The story is interesting, just enough mystery, though I'd say it's probably more chick lit comedic mystery rather than thrilling edge-of-your-seat mystery, it's wel
This cracked me the fuck up. That is all. It is a hilarious whodunit, mystery, murder, romance with a twist...just freaking crazy type of book I love to read. Seriously, I laughed my ass off most of the time reading this.

It's a first-person point of view storytelling experience that is well written, in my opinion.

Addison Holmes, high-school History teacher,(fuckin-A this chic cracks me up with her shenanigans) gets herself into a shitload of messed up situations while trying to gain extra doug
Amanda Ferry
This is one Kindle Freebie that turned out to be a really great read. The main character kept me laughing through the entire book. The supporting characters added flavor to a fun story that includes a little bit of romance, a little bit mystery and some really funny antics (I say "antics" for lack of a better adjective). I purchased the sequel, "Whiskey Sour" on my Kindle the very morning it was released (it turned out to be just as good too!)
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru

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,
Whiskey Rebellion is an entertaining comedy/mystery/romance. I enjoyed Hart's characters, especially Addison, her quirky, trouble-prone heroine. The book leaves some loose ends to be tied up in a future book or books, as is the case in most series. It does leave me interested in following up on Addison's further adventures.

I "purchased" this as a free Kindle download, so I was pleasantly surprised.
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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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