Whiskey Rebellion (Addison Holmes Series #1)

Whiskey Rebellion (Addison Holmes Series #1)

by Liliana Hart

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Whiskey Rebellion (Addison Holmes Series #1) by Liliana Hart


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, but I could have gone without finding my principal dead in the parking lot of a seedy gentlemen's club.

After the initial shock of finding my first dead body, which included throwing back shots of Jack Daniels like it was water, I decided to take stock of my life. I was in a desperate situation and if the school board ever found out I'd been a stripper, even a bad stripper, I'd be jobless as well as fiancé-less and homeless. Fortunately, I had a friend who felt sorry enough for me to give me a job doing some surveillance work at her detective agency. Not to mention the fact that I was now able to stick my nose into other people's business for a good cause, find a murderer, and pick up helpful tips from an incredibly attractive detective.

Come check out my story and be thankful your life is relatively normal.

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What readers are saying:

Romancing the Book – "An entertaining, fun read."

Romanceaholic Book Review – "This book is hysterical. It's a true comedy of errors...A perfect summer read... lighthearted and funny"

Reader review at Barnes & Noble - "I haven't read a book this funny since the first few Janet Evanovich books... A definite recommendation for everyone."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012912602
Publisher: 7th Press, LLC
Publication date: 05/25/2011
Series: Addison Holmes Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 3,731
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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). Liliana began reading romance novels with all her new found free time, and when she ran out of things to read, she decided to write her own novels. The result was a 150,000 word thriller--a dazzling adventure--where the heroine was a thirty-year-old virgin assassin (Yes, you read that right). She couldn’t imagine why people weren’t knocking down her door to read it, but she persevered and began writing a second book. She finally got the hang of things, and eventually learned that losing one’s virginity wasn’t all that romantic after all. All of her books involve some kind of suspense (she just can't help herself), laughter, and a lot of steamy sex. Since the failure of her first attempt, Liliana’s books have won awards such as: The Daphne Du Maurier, The Suzannah, The Linda Howard Award of Excellence, The Maggie, and many others. Her affiliations include Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. Liliana loves to cook, and is addicted to reading, Internet Boggle, kickboxing, and Bones. She lives in a big, rambling house in Texas with a couple of cats to keep her company. She loves to get emails from readers.

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Whiskey Rebellion 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 216 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
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 that Addison first reported when she tripped over the body, was a likeable character and you enjoyed the scenes he was in. He is a good cop, very capable and determined; because of that, this is where the only problem I have with the story comes up. The police are on the case, and an accident prone, bad luck, unexperienced high school teacher feels she needs to embroil herself in the investigation. With multiple deaths, Addison feeling she should be involved in the case was somewhat irritating, especially when she keeps crucial evidence from the police. Overall, the story is worth reading. It is well written, entertaining and a quick read. I enjoyed the character developement of each of the principles. There were several different people involved, but Liliana gives you enough character building for each one that you feel you get to know them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good laugh out loud book. Addison was funny and had such great adventures. Everything with her was an adventure. It seemed like trouble followed her. Nick was a by the books police officer and Kate was a great friend. I am looking forward to reading more of Addison's adventures.
Brencz More than 1 year ago
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 great looking cop. Yep, this was a great book! I look forward to reading more by Lilian Hart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to write a recap about the book since that's already been done. I'm going to tell you to read this book - you will not regret it. I smiled, giggled and laughed out loud so many times during this read and you will too. Addison is a believable character. I love how clumsy she is and her reactions to the situations she falls into. Looking forward to reading more in this series and her other series. Enjoy!
Astariel More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was very good. Kind of like a southern redneck Stephanie Plum. I can wait to read the next 2 in this series. I bought them right away and I hope there is more to come. I also see other books by this author and if they are even half as good as this series it will definitely be worth a look! This book was very well written & very entertaining. Not many can keep my attention but this one did! So read this everyone! You have nothing to lose since this one is free for the nook! Enjoy, I certainly did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't seem like much of a mystery until the end when the heroine started actively trying to solve the murders. However, I found it funny and entertaining. There are a lot of wacky situations that keep your interest. I would read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light murder mystery with a little romance and humor Found myself laughing outloud Cannot wait to read next title In this series!
lovemynookgb More than 1 year ago
Wonderful-well written- lots of humor. Addison is smart and fun. I could not put this book down. It will keep a smile on your face from start to finish. I have ordered the rest in this series and can not wait to read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story. I never laughed so hard as I did while reading this story. It is about a school teacher who is trying to find a second job and the trouble she gets herself in.
JolieWeber More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a book this funny since the first few Janet Evanovich books. What a treat to find this on the Pubit! shelves. Addison Holmes is a great character and her zany relatives and coworkers add comic relief from the darkness of the murder plot. A definite recommendation to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Light, funny, and a hot male lead! Still, there needs to be some additional editing. Lots of typos! I do plan on reading the next installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well-written 188 page story of a ditzy, accident-prone high school teacher in a small southern town. An excerpt from next book included. Not an imperative purchase.
misskarenannOR More than 1 year ago
If you like Stephanie Plum then you will love Addison Holmes! Plenty of laugh out loud moments, but with enough smarts so the reader can still respect the heroine. Perfect weekend escape read!
readerforlife52 More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other reviewers about how funny this book is. I couldn't put it down, and pretty much laughed on every page. Addison Holmes is the girl next door mixed with Lucy Ricardo. I hope there's another book in this series soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was laughing out loud at this book. It was light and fun, and the characters had great chemistry. A perfect summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is absolutely nothing good to say about this, and I am totally baffled by how it got good reviews. I really struggled to finish it. The main character is an irritating immature ditz overly obsessed with sex. The male police detective she has the hots for is an arrogant, condescending jerk. Except for one minor character, none of the other characters are remotely likable. There are feeble attempts at humor that fail miserably. The story ends abruptly with the solution to the mystery rushed and some things left unexplained. This was free and still I feel cheated. Don't waste your time. JB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read only if truely bored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just sadly disappointing and formulaic. Kitt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't let the slow start fool you. This is not another predictable book about a gal down on her luck who meets Prince Charming. A good 'who did it?' with twists and turns that keep you gueesing. Such a great variety of characters - and good job of relationship development. Setting is simple. Not a mystery/crime book with lot of depth to the plot (certainly not a Grisham or Baldacci) but a quick easy read with a good bit of sexual overtones. AH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Witty. Fun. Sexy withou actual sex. I would read this author again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not even humerous enough to finish
LV63 More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time getting into this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lacking maturity -- so very glad it was free. Couldn't get past the third chapter due to the 30 year old ditz that is the heroine. Too freakin' unbelievable for a high school history teacher to be stuck on dressing, thinking and behaving as if she's the age of her students. Maybe it gets better further in, but not going to waste the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never laughed so much out loud while reading a book! Great read! I enjoyed it from front to back and look forward to reading the rest of the series. Thank you Liliana Hart for making me laugh so hard when I needed it most. Addison and the rest of the characters are true gems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just okay. Didn't make me want to keep reading.