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Bourbon Kings

 

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.

 

Buy Link: Amazon

 

Biography

J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books. She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance and is a multiple RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith College, she was a double major in History and Art History with a medieval concentration in both and she still longs at times for a return to those days sitting in dark lecture halls, looking at slides of old triptychs and reliquaries. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a corporate attorney, serving for many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard Medical Schools premier teaching sites. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day filled with nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot and the Brothers, of course.

My Review:

Bourbon Kings is a sweeping saga centered around the kings of the bourbon industry, the Bradford family.
J.R. Ward brings her A-game with plenty of intrigue, passion, and compelling plotlines that will keep you turning the pages. I love the kind of book where I’m so engrossed in the story that when I look up I have to re-align myself with where I am, this book does that.
Filled with opulent settings and debauchery as only the very rich can pull off, it might be easy at first to write this book off as trivial. It is anything but.
The characters are brilliantly portrayed with twists and turns around every corner. Each member of the Bradford family carries secrets. Ones that could rip the very fiber of their existence apart at the seams.
I’ve heard rumors that Bourbon Kings has been optioned for a television series, I hope so, it’ll be one to watch for sure.
Favorite line is hard, I think I highlighted something from almost every page!
I give Bourbon Kings 5 lovely kisses
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