Book Review: A Shot of Bourbon

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This is my stop during the blog tour for A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 29 March till 11 April, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

A Shot of BourbonA Shot of Bourbon (The Bourbon Series #1)
By A.C. Land
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Publisher: BookFish Books

In the little highway town of Bourbon, Missouri, deadly secrets lurk behind Southern charm.

Seventeen year old Charli Valentine didn’t expect to spend the last few weeks of summer break nursing a broken heart, icing a black eye, and watching her ex kiss another girl. Since being a good girl has gotten her nothing but heartache, Charli decides to give rebellion a try. She pigs out, drinks, and hangs with Luke Parker, the son of the infamous Bourbon Butcher.

But there’s more to Luke than meets the eye. His tough exterior and terrible dialect hide a good person despite his bad boy reputation. No matter how hard he tries to fight it, Luke is drawn to Charli’s innocence and finds her clumsiness too charming to resist. Though they’re from opposite sides of the tracks, neither can resist the magnetism drawing them together.

When Charli discovers a box in her mother’s closet, she pieces together the truth about Bourbon’s past and uncovers a deadly secret about her family. And once Luke learns of it, he vows to protect Charli no matter the cost.

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A.C. LandAbout the Author:
Author of the Bourbon Series, A.C. Land has been a lover of stories since she first read about Peter Pan giving Wendy an acorn and teaching her to fly. A.C. always dreamed of telling big stories about small towns.
Residing on a cattle farm in Missouri, A.C. loves playing with her rambunctious Jack Russell, Riley, making decorative cakes, taking pictures, drinking pumpkin spice coffee, and hanging out with her nephews.

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My Review:

Bad boy meets rich girl. Rich girl has a rich boyfriend. Bad boy doesn’t want to commit, but begins to like rich girl too much. Classic? Well, up to a point. Combine a classic story with a secret that affects both characters; add a little bit of funny moments and you get a good story.

What I liked about the story is the way each character, Charli, Loona, Luke, Luke’s brothers, Charli’s boyfriend and parents, had a role to play in the secret and its unfolding. The twist is unexpected and will leave you wanting more. Still, I would have liked to feel the danger of situations more vividly; I didn’t feel that scared for Charli. The construction of the moment, how we got to it, was quite nice, but the scene itself could be a little more worked.

Coming back to the love story between Luke and Charli, their relationship starts in a funny way. It made me laugh sometimes and I had fun with them and with their crazy acts. What annoyed me a little was how Charli acted around her boyfriend. I mean, the guy was visibly cheating on her and she still finds excuses for him. Also, Loona and Luke’s brother have a sweet chemistry that we’ll probably read about.

To sum up, I enjoyed the book very much, even though maybe one or two scenes could have been a little more intense. A thumbs up for the author and good luck with the next book in the series, which I can’t wait to read about !!


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4 thoughts on “Book Review: A Shot of Bourbon

  1. Thanks for being part of the blog tour! And I am glad to hear you enjoyed this one even though one or two scenes could’ve been a bit more intense, it sounds like a good book overall 🙂

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