Villains & Vodka – Review

Villains & Vodka by Alta Hensley
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Title: Villains & Vodka
Series: Top Shelf #2
Author: Alta Hensley
Genre: Dark Romance Standalone
Release Date: December 5, 2017


My life is one long fevered dream, balancing between being killed or killing.
The name Harley Crow is one to be feared.
I am an assassin.
A killer.
The villain.

I own it. I choose this life. Hell, I crave it. I hunger for it. The smell of fear makes me hard and is the very reason the blood runs through my veins.
Until I meet her…
Marlowe Masters.
Her darkness matches my own.
In my twisted world of dancing along the jagged edge of the blade…
She changes everything.
No weapon can protect me from the kind of death she will ultimately deliver.

*Villains & Vodka is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a splash of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail.

$2.99 or Free with Kindle Unlimited



Amount of sex 3 / 5
How explicit 3 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

Villains & Vodka is the second book in the Top Shelf series by author Alta Hensley.  This story is a standalone romance, although I highly recommend you read Bastards & Whiskey before beginning this one.  I believe you will have a better experience when reading the books in order, but know, it’s not required.

In this story, Marlowe workers at the New Orleans gentlemen’s club Spiked Roses. She has been drooling over bad boy owner, Harley Crow for some time now.  She finds out Harley will be attending this month’s tasting event for the first time. Even though he is an assassin and not a very nice guy, Marlowe believes she can handle him.  She decides to participate in the tasting in hopes that Harley will pick her to taste.   When he does, is Marlowe able to handle his dark ways?

A fantastic book with lots of twists and turns!  I was thoroughly engrossed and cannot wait for the next in the series!

*Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Copy*

I sit amongst the Presidents, Royalty, the Captains of Industry, and the wealthiest fucks in the world.

We own Spiked Roses—an exclusive, membership only establishment in New Orleans where money or lineage is the only way in. It is for the gentlemen who own everything and never hear the word no.

Sipping on whiskey, smoking cigars, and conducting multi-million dollar deals in our own personal playground of indulgence, there isn’t anything I can’t have… and that includes HER. I can also have HER if I want.

And I want.

*BASTARDS & WHISKEY is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a sprinkle of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail.

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Amount of sex 3.5 / 5
How explicit 3.5 / 5
Story 4 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5

Bastards and Whiskey is a dark erotic romance and the first in the Top Shelf series by author Alta Hensley.  I enjoy reading dark stories but sometimes they can be repetitious. The plots tend to be similar or follow the same formula, sort of like a cookie cutter storyline.  I love that Bastards and Whiskey is different than anything that I have read.

In this story, Anita Kyle grew up in an old broken-down trailer in a small town in Nevada.  She worked as a caregiver to an elderly woman, Virgie, who happens to be her only friend.  Virgie started to reminisce meeting her late husband and encouraged Anita to move to New Orleans. She gets a job as a cigar sommelier at the Spiked Rose, which happens to be a private gentlemen’s club which caters to the wealthy men and their kinky/taboo desires.

What will happen to Anita when she accepts a request by the head of the mafia family?  Can Kenneth Saxon, one of the founding members of the Spiked Rose, help Anita when she gets in trouble? A captivating and really naughty story and a definite add to your TBR list!

*Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Copy*


Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling author of hot, dark
and dirty romance. She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a
multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty
alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales
of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.


Check out our Author Page for Alta Hensley!

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Rating Report
Amount of sex
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How explicit
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Overall: 5 / 5

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