Bourbon Sins by Meghan Quinn Review

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On the streets of New Orleans, sins are committed every night.

My name is Jett Colby and I save tarnished souls.

In the downtown, under the glittery lights of Bourbon Street, I found her in cheap lingerie, flaunting her body for callous men and money.

From the lace of her cheap lingerie, to her garter belt, I knew she had to be saved.
She had to be mine.

Broke and destitute with no way of out, she had no choice but to come to me and into my club.

She had no other choice but to become a Jett Girl.

But see, that’s the thing about this city; you might think that under the dazzling lights and illusion of salvation, she’s the one that needed saving.

When the glitter fades and the dirt is washed away, the one worth saving just might be me.


Meghan Quinn is one of my go-to authors when I need some humor with my heat. I’m telling you, she has that nailed and always delivers a hot and hilarious story without missing a beat. I’ve read many of her books, laughing myself silly while simultaneously fanning myself—no easy feat, mind you, while also holding a Kindle. Some of the stuff she comes up with is so ridiculously absurd, and her verbal slapstick is my kryptonite. To this day, I cannot see or hear the word flaps without thinking of Meghan Quinn and her infamous character, Bellini. When an author can do that to me, when their words, whether they be emotionally meaningful or comically amusing, stay with me long after I’ve finished the book, I know I’ve struck gold.

See, here’s the thing, though, Quinn is by no means a one-dimensional author. Sure, her sense of humor is front and center, but Quinn is also quite stealthy in the way she manages to weave powerful emotions into her stories. Every single time – every.single.time. – she manages to surprise me with a sucker punch to the feels. I’ve read enough of her work to know that I’m not going to get a simple romantic comedy when I pick up one of her books. Oh no, there is going to be strong emotion and a sweet romance intertwined with all that wit and heat, and it’s definitely not going to be an afterthought, it’ll be an integral part of the story. I know this about her work, and yet the depth of feelings I experience when I read her work still never fails to amaze me. I don’t know why this is or how she manages to pull it off, I’m just grateful for that consistent reading experience.

Bourbon Sins is the first book in her re-titled, re-covered, re-edited and re-released Bourbon series, formerly known as the Jett Girl series. The Jett Girl series is some of Quinn’s earlier work and a series of hers I hadn’t yet read. I was offered the opportunity the read advance copies, and as soon as the books went live, I was click, click, clicking away. Bourbon Sins begins the complex story of Jett Colby, a wealthy and powerful New Orleans gentleman’s club owner, and Goldie, or Lo as he calls her, a down-on-her-luck cocktail waitress in one of the seediest strip clubs in the city. Bourbon Sins sets up Jett and Goldie’s three-book trilogy and lays the foundation for Jett’s righthand man, Kace’s, story. This story made my heart race with excitement and anticipation. I think it is by far the sexiest story I’ve read from Quinn to date, and that’s really saying something. I honestly have no idea where this will go, and I cannot wait to start the next book.

A richly developed, provocative, sultry tale meticulously layered with intrigue, sex, emotion and humor, Bourbon Sins sparked my appetite and left me craving the next book. I am positively captivated! Five smooches from me for Meghan Quinn’s Bourbon Sins!

~ Danielle Palumbo