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 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. But the family tree is rooted in tainted soil and has borne rotten fruit. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. The Maddoxes have bourbon in their blood—and blood in their bourbon. 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.
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*** 3 Star Review ***
I am going to keep this one short and sweet. This book was good. I just didn't find it earth shattering. I know many of my fellow readers loved this book. I can see why. I am just hanging over here in the middle, just liking it.
The story itself is very intriguing and interesting. The author did a fantastic job with historical references and making this feel like a true story. Her ability to paint such a vivid picture, I couldn't help getting wrapped up in this book.
Although I enjoyed the overall story, the story drug for too long in parts where I almost lost complete interest. The drawn out parts unfortunately did take away from the story for me.
Again, I see why so many people have loved this book. It is certainly a unique and interesting tale that will most likely leave the reader bewildered and in a stupor by the end.