Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #4 - Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred

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Food and books are the two greatest loves of my life, so it's only natural that I participate in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts every week. This is where I will post food and/or drink quotes from the book(s) I am currently reading.

This week's selection is from Rum Luck, the first book in the Bar on the Beach Mystery series by Ryan Aldred (review coming soon). In this scene, Ben's best friend, Miguel, just got back from a devastating hit-and-run, after poking his nose into the murder of the previous bar owner, Antonio.

With Miguel out of commission, he'd have to get behind the bar himself tonight. First things first, though. He grabbed one of the new bottles and a couple of glasses from the bar, took them over to Miguel, and poured a healthy measure into each glass. 
Miguel roused himself and picked up his tumbler of Patron. "Have I gone to heaven?" he said with an attempt at a smile. "Or have you? You always said we'd share a glass of tequila over your dead body." 
"I'm starting to regret my choice of words," Ben said.
And this scene technically doesn't have much in the way of food or drink in it, but it's such a good passage and it introduces us to Ben and the beginning of his troubles.

Ben Cooper had had his share of hangovers over the years, but this one deserved to be immortalized in poetry. Where lesser ones faded with time, this one was still returning on a winged tequila worm to take him to Hangover Valhalla. Unfortunately, his other senses were now coming into focus, including his sense of smell. His cell reeked of hot sweat, stale beer, and bitter disappointment.

So what is your liquor of choice? And what was the worst hangover you've ever had? 


  1. Oh my... Ben really does like his tequila, eh? I love both quotes, Mia, thanks for sharing!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Actually he hates tequila, he's just doing it to placate Miguel. Ben's more of a rum kind of guy. As in, a full bottle of rum all to himself...

  2. I do love a good shot of Tequila now and then...LOL. And, of course, drinks made with Tequila. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    1. I do too, but there's something about tequila that always leads to trouble...