July 15, 2015

Review: The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

The Bourbon Kings
by J.R. Ward
Hardcover, 420 pages
Expected publication: July 28th 2015
by NAL

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal....

For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.

For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted—and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane’s beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets.

As family tensions—professional and intimately private—ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.

The Bourbon Kings was everything I wanted and more! It has that BDB feel, only contemporary. There is nothing paranormal in this book, but I loved it anyway! I enjoyed it from page one until the very end. DEVOURED IT!

The story is about Lane & Lizzie, but if you are familiar with J.R. Ward’s work, then you know she always has to introduce other characters and drag them through the mud before you get their complete story. I think that was what I loved most. You meet Lane, his sister Gin, and his brother Edward.  All three siblings have a story. I was completely lost in their mess and their drama, I could not stop reading. I really hope that Gin gets her own book because that woman has some secrets that kill! I am dying to know how it will all play out.

Ward fans, trust when I say you WILL NOT be disappointed with The Bourbon Kings!

Funny moment:
“Sutton, as always, a pleasure.” He glanced at his sire. “Father, fuck you.”

I don’t know why, but I laughed so hard at this part! A DEFINITE MUST-READ!

5 HUGE stars!


1 comment:

  1. oh yay!! I just can't wait to read this book. So glad it a winner!!


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