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Publisher Description

Betrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150–year–old mystery 

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 the 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. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. 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.

Fiction & Literature
June 28
MIRA Books
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation

Customer Reviews

Mhchhsbdkxka ,

The Bourbon Thief

Tiffany Reisz never ceases to impress me. I have read all of her books and am a huge fan of everything she’s done. 11/10 always🖤

Isygaliz ,

The Bourbon Thief

I loved this book, just as I have loved all your others. Though this book is fiction, the story of slavery, human ownership, and rape were very true. Unfortunately, they are still true today. Will we never learn?

Thank you for the wonderful stories you weave. The erotic and the not so much. I had a hard time putting the book down. You created the characters and their story, but I couldn’t help feel that there are those out there who could say, “that’s my family’s history.

I would be happy to read more about Paris and Cooper!

Annmric8 ,

Have some crackers with your bourbon.

The Bourbon Thief was about Red Thread Bourbon that was a distillery owned and operated by the Maddox family. The Maddox family dated back to the 1880s beginning with Jacob Maddox. The Maddox family was blessed with wealth and a good bourbon. Secrets and lies dating back to the Civil War held the mystery behind the curse. Generations of Maddox men to pass along the wealth and business.

The story was told by Paris. Paris inherited the story of secrets that held the cursed Maddox name. Paris seduced Cooper McQueen, the world-class whiskey and bourbon collector. Paris shared the secrets about the Red Thread bourbon that was produced by the Maddox family with McQueen.
The story was primarily about the love interest between Levi and Tamara. They lived in the 1980s even though some parts of the states continued to live in the past. Levi and Tamara had an interesting connection of love/hate in the beginning. These two characters were quite entertaining with their expressions of love and fighting. The dialogue between these two was witty.

“All I’m saying is if you’re gonna have a cracker for a daddy, might as well be a Ritz cracker, right"? Greatest quote I ever read.

For me the key to the story was unlocking the secrets. There were many secrets and some lies. Tiffany orchestrated a wonderful tale of characters. I enjoyed the journey. Tiffany entertained me all the way to the end. It was bittersweet and a little anti climatic learning the truth. I found the lies were more scandalous than some truths.

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