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Whiskey Rebellion by Liliana Hart
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Jun 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: indie-author, free-reads, light-hearted-read, wickedly-funny, romantic-suspense, law-enforcement, teacher, contemporary, chick-lit, mystery, 2011-read
Read from June 22 to 23, 2011

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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 (and expensive) car, a penchant for ice cream, and a horrible run of bad luck. Having been left at the altar by her scumbag fiance, who was of course busted banging her bimbo arch-nemesis (also the home-economics teacher from the same school she teaches at), and living in an apartment about to be condemned, she doesn’t currently have the funds to buy the adorable house of her dreams. Having made a bargain with the local sleezebag banker to have the money to him in 60 days, she’s desperate for money.

Enter her ill-fated — and incredibly short-lived — career as a stripper. Not only does she have absolutely zero talent for stripping, but she spies her Assistant Principal from school in the audience. Immediately after her only dance, her career as a stripper is over, and grateful to make her escape and put this horrible day behind her, she literally trips over a dead body in the parking lot of the strip club.

Unfortunately for Addison, things are rarely simple, and the body she stumbled over belongs to the same Assistant Principal who minutes ago was getting a lap-dance from another dancer and taking lewd photos of Addison during her performance.

Enter police hottie detective, Nick Dempsey. Immediately at odds with Addison, both feel an intense pull of attraction. However, neither lets that small fact get in the way of their animosity, and soon it seems that Addison can’t decide whether she wants to rip Nick’s clothes off and have her dirty, dirty way with him, or clobber him over the head with whatever heavy object happens to be handy. Or maybe both.

When Addison’s best friend, Kate, who also happens to be a private detective, takes pity on Addison and agrees to hire her to do some surveillance for her agency in exchange for $100 a day. Addison jumps at the chance, but she’s not exactly the most circumspect woman in town, and while she does get some good results, her methods are unorthodox to say the least…

Overall, I loved it. A perfect summer read, this is lighthearted and funny, while still possessing a pretty well executed (no pun intended) murder mystery. While Nick and Addison never go all the way, I think romance readers will still enjoy all the UST, the transformation from enemies to partners, and the delicious moments where it looks as though these two crazy kids might actually score.

While Addison does have a tendency to have quite a few Too Stupid To Live moments, the sheer amusement gained by reading her escapades is enough, in my opinion, to make it worth reading. And since at the moment it’s only $0.99 for the Kindle version, you really can’t pass it up.

4/5 Stars
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Ruth Great review, Jess!

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