REVIEW: The Addison Holmes Mystery Box Set

REVIEW: The Addison Holmes Mystery Box Set by Liliana Hart.

Blurb: There's a hot cop, tons of sexual tension, and three great mysteries. Romance abounds amidst intrigue and a cast of fun, sassy and sexy characters.

The Addison Holmes Mystery Box Set

By Liliana Hart

Reviewer: Kate
Date: May 26, 2014
Book: The Addison Holmes Mystery Box Set
Author: Liliana Hart
Genre: Mystery

When I read the first Addison Holmes book, I was thrilled to see there were at least two more to keep me going. Then life intervened, time passed, and I didn't get a chance to read as much as I would like. I blinked, and there it was – an Addison Holmes box set! Party for me! The only problem was finding a chunk of time large enough to read the two books in the set that I hadn't read yet: Whiskey Sour and Whiskey for Breakfast. Why, you ask? Because I knew after reading the first book, Whiskey Rebellion, that I wouldn't be able to stop after book 2 – I'd read it all the way through book 3, bedamned the consequences 🙂

There's a hot cop, tons of sexual tension, three great mysteries, and a reasonable and steamy progression of the underlying romance between heroine and hero. Hart combines small town life with big city mysteries by creating a tiny suburban town outside of a larger urban center. In choosing Savannah as the city setting, Hart brings in some great historic settings, interesting southern royalty characters, and a good diversity of supporting cast members. In contrast, the small town life of Whiskey is charming, a hot-bed of gossip, and a reminder that we can't escape our past.

Addison is in many ways a typical girly girl. She loves her shoes, her underwear club, and her sweet ride. But thankfully, she's more than that. A bit clumsy, occassionally ditzy, and always good natured, Addison is most importantly self-aware. She knows that she's clumsy and is a walking disaster waiting to happen. And she even makes some small progress in changing herself for the better. Go Addison!

Bottom line: As long as you don't mind a little tasteful romance with your mystery, you really can't go wrong with this box set. Since I recommend all three books, puchasing them all at one time will save you time – because read one and you'll want to read the rest!


BOOK QUALITY – Please see the “How We Score” section of the website for the specific criteria.

Overall: Star-5
Plot: Star-5
Characters: Star-4
Relationships: Star-5
Readability: Star-5

PERSONAL TASTE – These ratings do not reflect on the quality of the book, but do allow you to rule out certain books, if you object to excessive profanity, violence or sex.

Profanity None  Some   Moderate   Pervasive
Violence None  Some   Moderate   Pervasive

Includes Torture

Includes Rape

Yes  No

Yes  No

Sex None  Warm/Hot   Steamy   Erotica   BDSM

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