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Sunday, August 16, 2015

5/5 Review: The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward



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.

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I love J.R. Ward and will read anything that she writes. I have read  Black Dagger Brotherhood & The Fallen Angels series several times. There is no doubt that she can tell one heck of a story. I actually read the book twice, reason being that it was hard to get into the first time, but I think that was because I am used to reading the Black Daggerhood Series. The second time I read it, I was able to appreciate  the Characters ,especially Lane. This book has the making of a night time soap opera such as Dynasty!!!  It has everything that makes a good book, Cheating husbands & wives, Injured heirs, Arranged marriages, Death, Lies, and when I say Lies, I do mean LIES!!! The Characters are spoiled, over-indulged, self-absorbed adults surrounded by incredible wealth. Like I said a Perfect Night Time Soap Opera.

If I  could give this book 10 stars, I would. I have anticipated the release of J.R. Ward's latest book for what seems like forever. I was not disappointed. I won't give a synopsis since others already have. I'll just say that I loved every minute I spent reading this novel and haven't stopped thinking about the characters all day. My only regret is that I finished it too fast the first time. This book was good, laughed, cried, goosebumps, sometimes I couldn’t put it down and other times I could. The thing I loved most about this book was the dynamics between the family . You know that feeling when you finish a book and want to know every single thing about the characters after the book finishes?  I loved the sappy stuff, I loved the bad times and the good times. I loved it all. Definitely will read this series!