Hard Liquor

Hard Liquor

by Blair Babylon

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London trial lawyer Gen has managed to corral that randy colt His Lordship Arthur Finch-Hatten, the Earl of Severn, at least as far as anyone knows. In public, he seems to be behaving himself, but she's kind of gotten involved with her client in a way that the Bar's Ethics Committee would totally not approve of. With Arthur's impending trial in the House of Lords and the constant backstabbing in her law office, the last thing Gen needs is for Arthur to whisk her off to Paris for the social wedding of the century to schmooze the people who will decide his fate.

Gen has broken all the rules, and she could very well end up with a broken heart.

She needs a stiff drink, and it had better be hard liquor.

Hard Liquor
is the exciting conclusion to the Arthur Duet that begins with Stiff Drink.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161290590
Publisher: Malachite Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/18/2019
Series: Runaway Billionaires , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,295
File size: 492 KB

About the Author

Blair Babylon is an award-winning author who used to publish literary fiction. Because reviews of her mainstream fiction usually included the caveat that there was too much deviant sex in her novels, she decided to abandon all literary pretensions, let her freak flag fly, and write hot, sexy romance novels. She’s having much more fun, now.

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Hard Liquor (Runaway Billionaires: Arthur Duet #2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very creative and very well written!
Iona Cabot More than 1 year ago
This 1/2 of Arthur's duet, sports a fantastic and suspenseful conclusion! I'm re reading this book, whilst awaiting Book #3 of Flicka's story - In a Far Away Land. This is book #2 in Arthur's duet, and the machinations, the dips and twists in the storyline are worthy of a spymaster. Blair Babylon not only has Gen brilliantly deal with whiny brother Christopher, but she ties up most(perhaps not all) of the storylines. Trust this reader, you just can't have 1/2 of a duet. The magic's in the entire compilation.
LadybugASA0519 More than 1 year ago
This book is the conclusion of Arthur and Gen’s story that started in Stiff Drink. Trust me, you’ll need some Hard Liquor after reading this book. It’s amazing detailed, enticing and exciting to read. It twists and turns and invites you into a world that is bright and shiny on the outside and dark and mysterious on the inside. Find out what Arthur is hiding and whether he will win his case against his brother trying to steal the Earldom from him. What lengths does he have to go to in order to be with Gen? I literally couldn’t put the book down! On top of all the twists and turns you get to see glimpses of characters from Blair’s other books as Arthur interacts with them. This book takes place chronologically before Rae, Lizzy and Georgie’s books, even though it was written after those books. It offers glimpses of those characters before they were given their happy endings. Enjoy!
JewelsNGems More than 1 year ago
I truly loved this book. It was well written, full of surprises. Arthur and Gen are steamy together. So happy to have read this book. For awhile I thought there might not be a happy ending for these two, but the author was able to bring it all to a nice HEA. Also loved the insights into some of the others, like Caz, Max, and Wulf. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Tammie More than 1 year ago
Gen is a feisty barrister who no one should challenge, especially Lord Severn. Watch the sparks fly in and out of the bedroom. Another great addition to Blair's Runaway Billionaires series. I would definitely recommend purchasing this book when purchasing the first book in this duet.
NancyWI More than 1 year ago
Gen is trying to gain tenancy, and her test is to win the most difficult case the law firm is handling, while trying to make sure that her mother is well cared for after her stroke. She has a brilliant mind, but will it be enough? Arthur is fighting his brother over the family’s Earldom, trying hard not to fall in love with Gen, and keep his other job “under wraps”. He’s a notorious playboy, wastrel on the outside, but so much more on the inside! Blair is an amazing author and always keeps you on the edge of your seat with the twists and turns, the unbelievable suspense and hot (and sometimes kinky) love scenes. She is a master at developing characters, making you believe there is no way that the story will end well, then BAM a new twist to put you back on the edge of your seat waiting to see what will happen next. It’s awesome that she weaves the characters from other series into each story for more depth. As always, she leaves you wanting more. Arthur and Gen’s story is no different. Blair had me laughing at some of the outrageous things that happened, scared to death for the next person’s safety, crying over what might have been, and loving all of the hot romance. I can’t wait to see what adventures she will have in store for us in Flicka’s story! I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review, but also purchased this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely bloody brilliant! I have read every single work by author Blair Babylon and I always end up thinking that her current book is my absolute favorite when I make it to the final page of the story. Ms. Babylon is truly a phenomenal writer, able to weave a tale with such vivid word choice and imagery that I truly feel like I am right there among the heat and action. As with each previous novel or short story of hers that I have completed reading, I now find myself impatiently waiting for her next book to be released. Every time I get my hands on a new release of hers, I completely devour every word and every page of the story. Now I am left emotionally spent, yet happy, having to wait who knows how long until I receive my next Blair Babylon fix. Arthur and Gen's story is chock full of all of the components that make the author's stories so addictive: endearing lead and secondary characters that are never fully as they initially seem; loin melting, panty dropping sexual chemistry; enough twists, turns and valleys in the plot to keep the most ardent "whodunit" fans guessing right up to the end; and my favorite, the reappearance of previous characters that add a richness to the story that newly introduced characters just never could develop. My only wish (and this is petty) was that Casimir would have brought Roxanne with him to the wedding. She was sorely missed in this book, especially since Casimir played such a major role in the story. Every other aspect of the book was P.E.R.F.E.C.T!!! (There are not many published books that I would say this about!) I can't wait to read Max's story. I can only begin to imagine the different ways that Blair Babylon will twist his story and blow my mind. I'm absolutely giddy in anticipation! I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Read Copy of this book. Loved it so much, so I bought it as well!
kdawnms More than 1 year ago
My heart was in my throat for most of this read. The suspense is incredible and I cannot imagine Gen and Arthur not being together. They are made for each other. Casimir and Maxence are the best friends and really only family Arthur has. I love how Blair links the characters from her other stories. It's like you get to catch up with them as they involve themselves in the next story. But seriously I had tears in my eyes so many times and then the next moment I'd be laughing about something one of them has done or said. This is a tight group of friends and they'll do anything for each other. I am so looking forward to Max's story.
TSteffens More than 1 year ago
What an emotional roller coaster of a book! I don’t think I’ve ever been this anxious for a book to come out, but when I got to the end of Stiff Drink I was counting the days, and Hard Liquor did not disappoint! I don’t like spoilers in reviews, so don’t expect any here. What you CAN expect is to be put through the emotional ringer before the HEA. I don’t recall ever spending so much time crying and laughing in the same book. Now I need to go re-read the entire series since this book has helped my brain wrap around some of the plot lines in her other books. I absolutely LOVE that her stories tie together but not so much that you’re lost if you miss one or read them out of order. I did receive an ARC of this in exchange for my honest review, which I have wholeheartedly provided. I also pre-ordered the book BEFORE receiving the ARC because I wanted it THAT MUCH!
YGrimes More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in Author's story. All I can say is ...OMG!! I had no idea how Gen was going to be able to help him. I love that we got to see familiar faces and places. I really enjoyed this story! Don't want to say too much and ruin it for anyone, but know this...it's a must read!!! Now I want to know about MAX!!!
Shadowplay4u More than 1 year ago
When you find your heart completely lost to a tumultuously stunning plot whose characters intertwine and ignite a firestorm that razes and implodes your very world, you KNOW you have found an epically talented author who owns every ounce of your reading devotion to the end of time. Hard Liquor is utter perfection with its sizzling mystery, undeniable passion, and mind-blowing twists that catapult it into the realm of fantastically, true bliss. This is romantic suspense at its absolute finest! If you are looking for a refined yet genre-blasting story that will feed your intelligence along with your heart, then you have found the object of your obsession. Blair Babylon will feed your passion and set your imagination alight with her limitless possibilities and awe-inspiring imagination. On one side of a gaping, bottomless chasm, we have a woman who has learned to claw and sweat for every single inch of ground that she has gained to rise from the bottom of her mountain. She knows better than most the value of hard work and the wonder and satisfaction of earning each milestone that she has risen above. She is heading up the ladder of her aspirations, and nothing and no one will slow her down or stop her. On the opposite side, we have a man who lives life on the edge of society while charming everyone to stay in their good graces. His life appears to be charmed, but he is forced to even relinquish even a small amount of control to another, he is forced to see that not everyone is as simple as he once thought. Complexity is just a swirl of shadow and misdirection that swallows up the simple as seen by the mindless masses, but all it takes is one person to clear the mist that hides the very essence of a broken and lovely soul. Can love truly conquer the endless darkness between these two, or will the strict rules of life be the end of all that we have only just begun to see and understand? If any good advice exists, it would be to allow your heart to lead. Even as contrite as that might sound, it will not allow you to disappear in the dark shadows never to be seen from again. It will dare to pull you from your bed of quicksand and put your feet on solid ground. Our fantastic characters found this out the hard way. They were forced to trust blindly in the other especially against their better judgment. The courage and strength that they possessed is a true inspiration to the chaos and anger that swirls around us every day. Staying true to yourself will be the greatest test and accomplishment that you will ever achieve in your lifetime. Don’t underestimate those around you, and don’t let them fall away into despair. Grab their hand and pull them back to reason and hope before it’s too late. Blair Babylon is a testament to the extraordinary beauty, grace, and talent that is quickly fading around us. More than anything, we long to experience the pure and living creation that is well written and heart imbued hope in the form of words breathed into the universe that will eventually find its way in our very soul. Readers can breathe a sigh of contentment and relief to ingest and savor the incredibly soul nourishing and heart transforming words from this spectacular author. I have yet to read anything from her that doesn’t touch me deeply and sincerely every time I pick up one of her breathtaking masterpieces.
Daisy_C More than 1 year ago
Love Gen and Arthur's HEA! This is the second part to Gen and Arthur's story and as always Blair did an excellent job keeping you hooked wondering how it will end. Love seeing Maxence and Casimir and how close they all are. It was fun seeing appearances of characters from Blair's other books. I was laughing one moment and worrying the next with all the twists this book has. I recommend this book you will get a steamy romance, suspension, lovable characters, and funny moments.
ledLD More than 1 year ago
Second in this story line. Throughly enjoyed and I wondered how it could possibly work. There is suspense, romance and a good amount of steam. As always, Ms. Babylon does not disappoint. Well worth the time spent. I would however start with the first book "Stiff Drink".
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
OMG – this is hot and suspenseful and wonderful!! Hard Liquor is the conclusion to Stiff Drink and what fantastic stories they both are! In Hard Liquor Blair Babylon managed to keep me on the edge of my seat throughout nearly the entire book. I’m really not sure I know how to review this without giving anything away – which I won’t do. At times it seems like there is no hope at all – for Gen and Arthur’s relationship, for Arthur to win the lawsuit his brother has brought against him, for Gen to gain the offer for tenancy she so desperately needs to pay for her mother’s care. Blair Babylon has once again managed to craft a story that has very funny moments, heart-breaking sad moments and an HEA that I was sure couldn’t happen (except that I know Blair always manages to give us one – eventually). For those who love a story with lots of detail and complicated characters, Hard Liquor is just that; it is definitely not a quick read. It is, however, a very satisfying and wonderful conclusion to Arthur and Gen’s story. I’d also better mention that it is also H-O-T, hot!!! The sexy time between Arthur (he’s a bit kinky) and Gen may make you blush! Blair Babylon will never be able to write fast enough to satisfy my thirst for new books by her. It’s a good thing there are other great indie authors out there to help keep me occupied until the next one is ready.
janice1231 More than 1 year ago
A Review of Hard Liquor (Runaway Billionaires: Arthur Duet, Book #2) by Blair Babylon The end of Earl of Givesnofu**s? - 5+++++ stars Blair Babylon has done it again! She gave us characters that we fell in love with, flaws and all, then takes us on a roller coaster ride with so many twists and turns that you are literally sitting on the edge of your seat for most of the book. This book picks up where the first half left off. Arrggghhh, there are SOOOOO many things I want to talk about, but I can't give away all the spoilers and ruin it for others. You REALLY need to get this book as soon as you can and read it to finish up Arthur's story. I can tell you this, I used almost an entire box of tissues during several sections of this book. The love that Arthur has found for Gen is one of those once in a lifetime loves that makes you hurt when one of them hurts. I had a strong idea of what was going on with him early on, but I never expected the betrayal that comes out. If you haven't read the first book yet, make sure you pick it up as well and start with it. As much as I don't like cliffhangers as a rule, Ms. Blair knows how to write a storyline that will make you soooo invested in what is going on that you can't help but love ALL of her characters. **Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**
Readnread More than 1 year ago
Review Excellent finish to the Arthur Duet and a terrific chapter in the Runaway Billionaires by Blair Babylon. Gen and Arthur's story continues in this book with tense, emotional scenes, fun, loving banter, and heartbreaking love scenes. I could not stop reading. I had to know how their story would end. As a reader, I was, of course, pulling for that HEA, but at times it seemed so heartbreakingly hopeless to expect the fairytale ending. I love the way Babylon gives us little glimpses of characters we have loved from her other books and series. It seems like touching base with old friends. Congratulations Ms Babylon on another wonderful story for us to enjoy! Unbiased opinion, freely given, after reading an advance copy.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
As with the previous books in this series, I absolutely loved this story. We get the finale. This book takes us into their battle for Arthur's Earldom. Gen also begins to trust Arthur more in all things including the bedroom. It's up to Gen to save her man can she do it? Sexy, Hot, and Exciting read !! Can't wait to see who is next.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
Great conclusion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed both stories about Arthur and Gen, and how their connection increased as they learned more about each other. From Gen offering herself as a "babysitter" to Arthur to their setting parameters for their illegal relationship, this story revolved around British history and law with a spy element thrown in.