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Whiskey Sour

(Addison Holmes Mysteries #2)

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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 to 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 sto
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Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published July 2013 by Liliana Hart (first published June 16th 2012)
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Siv30
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
"I tried to keep watch on all the entrances to the backyard like Kate had told me to do , but I was too fascinated by the lock picking set in her nimble fingers. I wondered if they’d teach me to do that stuff in classes to become a private detective. Somehow, I was thinking that wasn’t a skill they wanted to teach to the general public. She had the door open in a matter of seconds, and when she gestured for me to join her, I ran to her side like the great loping gazelle I was— almost slipping on ...more
Shadow
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another Fun Read

The best thing about the Addison Holmes series is that it's an easy fun read. The pacing is excellent. The characters are brilliant. Addison is beyond likable. Everyone has or wants a friend like her. The mystery is always interesting even if a bit fluffy. It's definitely chick mystery, but the reveal is always satisfying. There is romance, but I wouldn't really call this romantic mystery. There needs to be more development on that front to warrant that description. Don't get me
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JadeShea
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

Whiskey Sour begins when Addison and Nick are talking again, but things may not be all that great, especially when Addison decides to help the FBI and get her private detective license. While she's having these issues, she's also having issues living with her mother and her mom's new boyfriend.

This book was actually very good. At first, I thought it was sort of slow to get into and I don't like when the prologue gives you more information, but I was hap
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Katja
I'm hooked. Straight onto the next book in the series, no question about it. I've grown quite fond of Addison, the accident prone disaster magnet. The humour in these books is spot on.
Adrielle
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-suspense
3.5 stars
This series is a bit of dumb fun. It has a lot in common with the Stephanie Plum series. Definitely parts that made me giggle.
Lizz
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to be honest and say that when I read the first book I thought Addison was kind of a clueless ditz. Then the friend who recommended that I read the book pointed out that the reason she had thought I'd like it was that Addison is so much like me. I went back and thought about it, and darned if she isn't right! I would totally fall out of the tree and get stuck at the top of the fence. Totally. That being said....

This is book two in the series, and like book 1 it ended with lots of room for
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Donna Porter
Aug 28, 2013 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 gets fired from her teaching job and decides she wants to become an detective She also gets involved with a fellow worker Nick. They have been attracted to each other for some time and they finally enter into a relationship of sorts. Addison isn't sure how Nick feels about ...more
Lacey
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, favorites
Another awesome novel in the Addison Holmes series! Addison while goofy and a little frustrating at times, is a very likable character that I felt I could relate to very easily (especially when it comes to her addiction to sweets). The action and romance in this book is off the scales and incredibly fun and funny to read. It's a quick and easy novel to sink your teeth into when you're feeling down and need a good laugh. While the love triangle gets a little irritating you can't help but enjoy bo ...more
Ellie Ashe
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adore Addison Holmes. She makes me laugh like no other heroine has in a while. I loved Whiskey Rebellion, but I think I enjoyed the second book even more. The secondary characters are well-drawn and likeable. Great chemistry between the two main characters. Adding a new potential love interest was a great twist and complication for poor Addison to stumble through. The mystery was such a minor subplot for me -- I just wanted to see what trouble Addison was going to get into next.
Ms. Hart, I kno
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Jill
Feb 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Meh. The characters are engaging enough for me to want to keep reading to find out what happens, but the book is still very poorly edited/proofread - the kinds of errors that spellcheck wouldn't catch, but an actual person would - like when she said that a particular person's reaction was a "very good sigh" (meaning it boded well for the future).
Szilvamag
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imádtam!
Ez a rész határozottan jobb volt, mint az előző, szinte dőltem a röhögéstől amikor olvastam, úgyhogy kedvenc sorozat is lett belőle. Már alig várom, hogy a folytatást is a kezembe vehessem.
JMV
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Alway a fun read. Ms. Hart can make me laugh.
Fiona
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Another fun, easy, quick read, great to fill in the time between some heavier novels.
Kim
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
These are some entertaining characters!!
Alyssa
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series is so fun and absolutely hilarious. I actually got stitches in my side the other night from laughing so hard.
Lorraine
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one, too!
Teena in Toronto
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Addison has been working part-time at her friend, Kate's detective agency. Kate has been hired to help find out what happened to some stolen jewels that a designer had bought in an auction but never received and the murder of the courier who was transporting the jewels. Because Addison doesn't come across as an experienced investigator (because she isn't), she is brought in as part of the investigation.

In the meantime, Addison and Nick, the police officer involved in this case, are trying to fig
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Dave
Sep 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
I abandoned this book after reading only 10 pages - I found the breezy style too fake and cheesy. Here's a few lines from those first few pages:
"His muscles had muscles and I was pretty sure it wasn't his gun pressing into my belly..."
"I waited for the sound of gunfire and for hot metal to rip through my skin, but there was nothing but tense silence..."
"Just remember, that payback's a bitch, sweetheart..."
"The air was thick with syrupy humidity..."
I considered the ten minutes or so I spent on th
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Kat
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Kathrine
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fluff, humor
So here's the thing about these books (I'm only through book 2, so I reserve the right to change my mind later in the series): Addison drives me up a wall. But apparently in a good way? Honestly, I actually like her (most of the time). You know, when I don't want to pull her aside and shake her. Because she makes terrible choices. But she knows they're terrible. Or at least figures it out fairly quickly. Not to mention that she makes me laugh.

My one complaint with this one is that the big myste
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Nancy
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, series
I love this series, and probably anyone who loves Stephanie Plum will too. There is a lot of similarity between them, but enough differences to keep it entertaining. Addison works for her girlfriend, who is a legitimate detective, doing odd jobs and surveillance. She lives in the South. The similarities are that she always messes up, doesn't quite know what she is doing, eats poorly, has no money, men and sex are a big part of it, and it is hilarious. The plot is almost a minor part of the story ...more
Noodle TheNaughtyNightOwl
9/10: Fantastic, left me wanting more.

No, no, no! You can't leave it like that! Arghh!

But, heart breaking endings aside, this was a great follow up to book one.

Nick. Nick. Oh, Nick.

He paused a minute to kiss me, his tongue stroking mine in a way that told me Nick would be the type of man who left no stone unturned when it came to bedding a woman. He’d be a vaginal Magellan.

And the laughs made it even better...

“Not even the promise of wild monkey sex with you and the Doublemint twins could get m
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Carol Gronli
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Along with this author, I purchased - by mistake - another author who wrote using the same title. This time I was in for a surprise. The book made me laugh. The "heroine", main character, is a total klutz, has foot-in-mouth disease, and is of total Southern stock. These aren't usually paired up but in this case it worked. It's a little steamy, for the adults out there that enjoy that aspect, and the plot is mild but not heavy. Want to laugh a bit? Get the book!
doris
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hart/whiskey sour

Whiskey rebellion is first series this is second one. I thoroughly enjoyed this author style of writing right along with my other favorites, deleon,evanovich,fern Michael ,cox, bond, etc.... A few others. Addison , detective agent in training find herself along with her boss, kate, who owns MacLean detective agency,along with cop detective, nick, involved with fbi agent, savage, to take down an espionage spy for the govt.
Nina Mintzer
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very like Kinsey Milhone, clever, cute, laugh out loud funny.

I like Addison and the people in her life. The problem I had was the plot was almost secondary to all the sex she was having. It was a bit much. But I did like her antics and she did make me laugh and that is always a positive. a few errors in spelling ,i.e. StationAry instead of StationEry etc. Overall a fun and enjoyable read that I do recommend.
Laura
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Meg
Shelves: 2017
This is a hard book to rate. On one hand, I found it enjoyable. On the other hand, I only picked it up when I didn't have anything else handy. I wasn't invested in the mystery part. I didn't care one way or the other. Maybe if we had some interaction from the antagonist?? Addison is a train wreck, but I guess that's what makes this book so entertaining. I'm not sure.

My friend loves this series, so I might recommend it to the right person.
Angela
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Things pick up shortly where the first book left off. There's a new guy on the scene to mix things up a bit but for the most part this story is just as entertaining as the first book was. Things are changing in Addison's life and its as of yet to be determined whether or not that's a good thing. Definitely going to read the next book.
C.E. DeJoria
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Ok story

Not my kind of characters. Not enough mystery and too much ogling the opposite sex and jumping in bed then deciding it wouldn't work. The best friends didn't come off as a real relationship to me. I thought the main character was a very immature 30 year old. Perhaps it's a series for younger people.
Kelly
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Never Gets Boring!

This is my second time reading this book and it actually was better than the first time. I love Addison! Her positive outlook on life is inspiring. I laughed out loud because I could actually picture and hear these conversations taking place. I enjoy reading the Addison Holmes series because it’s a fun and sexy read. Definitely a must read!
Miss Shelagh McNamara
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fan-tas-tic!!!😊

I just can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book!! I found myself totally involved with and constantly amused by Addison's antics . A terrific read. Can't wait for the next one.
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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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Other books in the series

Addison Holmes Mysteries (6 books)
  • Whiskey Rebellion (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #1)
  • Whiskey for Breakfast (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #3)
  • Whiskey, You're The Devil (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #4)
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (An Addison Holmes Mystery, #5)
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