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Monday, May 22, 2017

Hard Liquor by Blair Babylon

A Review by Diane
An Amazing Conclusion to the Arthur and Gen Story!

5 stars PLUS!!!

Blair Babylon continues her winning streak with her second book in the Runaway Billionaires series and Arthur Finch-Hatten’s second book, Hard Liquor, along with her unbelievable writing, her suspense filled plot and her deeply flawed, but amazingly deep, rich characters!  No two characters have had me enthralled and panting for more as Arthur Finch-Hatten, Earl of Severn and Geneviève Ward, Pupil Barrister at Serle’s Court Chambers.

Hard Liquor picks up immediately after the conclusion of Stiff Drink with our characters still deeply entwined with one another and still fighting through the bureaucratic nightmare of Arthur’s lawsuit to keep his aristocratic title.   Ms. Babylon did not take the easy way out in concluding their love story.  She keeps the twists and turns coming with every page turn.  In fact, at every turn, I was surprised with the direction of this story line and where it led our main characters.   Arthur, who is struggling with the lawsuit filed by his younger brother to abscond with his elder brother’s noble title, is still hiding secrets from our lovely pupil barrister, Geneviève Ward.  Geneviève continues as Arthur’s lawyer and also with her struggles of her deeply troubled past; however, now she is slowly starting to blossom under Arthur’s tutelage and affection.   And our hot as sin Earl?  He is beginning to realize that Geneviève might be more than just a convenient woman to have a “fake” relationship with in order to fool the media as to who he really is.  It’s a fake relationship that is quickly becoming very, very real for Arthur and Geneviève. 

This book is a romance story that rivals some of the most intriguing book series out there (and you know which one I mean)!  Ahhh, a rich story steeped in mystery; a love affair so hot that at times you almost couldn’t hold the book to read;  and the intriguing depth to Arthur’s and Geneviève’s pasts…..this is the stuff perfect books are made of.

As we hurdle towards the future with these two characters, we begin to realize that their chance to be together is colliding with their past and even threatening their very lives!!   This is a book I simply couldn’t put down until the VERY LAST PAGE!  A book that I kept looking for more pages to read even after “The End.”  We want more of them Ms. Babylon!!!  Couldn’t we have another book like “Fine Wine” to show us where these characters are in their Camelot future together???  Just a thought!!

 About Blair Babylon
Blair Babylon is the nom de plume of an award-winning, USA Today-bestselling author who used to publish literary fiction. Because professional reviews of her other fiction usually included the caveat that there was too much deviant sex and too much interesting plot, she decided to abandon all literary pretensions, let her freak flag fly, and write hot, sexy, erotic romance, plus wild, suspenseful thrillers, science fiction, and urban fantasy using the super-secret pen name Blair C. Babylon.

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