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Title: The Bourbon Kings
Author: J. R. Ward
Published: Piatkus, 2015
The number one manhattan occasions bestselling writer of the Black Dagger Brotherhood grants the 1st novel in a charming new sequence set amid the moving dynamics of a Southern kin outlined through wealth and privilege—and compromised via secrets and techniques, deceit, and scandal. .. .
For generations, the Bradford relatives has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the realm. Their sustained wealth has afforded them status and privilege—as good as a hard-won department of sophistication on their sprawling property, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by way of all appearances performs via the principles of excellent fortune and reliable style. Downstairs, the employees who paintings tirelessly to take care of the impeccable Bradford facade. and not the twain shall meet.
For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide approximately ruined her lifestyles. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was once not anything that she meant or wanted—and their sour breakup purely served to turn out her instincts have been correct. Now, after years of staying away, Tulane is eventually coming domestic back, and he's bringing the earlier with him. not anyone should be left unmarked: no longer Tulane’s attractive and ruthless spouse; no longer his older brother, whose bitterness and undesirable blood be aware of no bounds; and particularly now not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a guy with few morals, fewer scruples, and lots of, many bad secrets.
As kin tensions—professional and in detail private—ignite, Easterly and all its population are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and purely the crafty will survive.
About the Author
J. R. Ward is the number 1 big apple occasions bestselling writer of the Black Dagger Brotherhood sequence of vampire books. She is a winner of the distinguished Romance Writers of the United States RITA award for top Paranormal Romance and is a a number of RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith university, she used to be a double significant in background and paintings historical past with a medieval focus in either and he or she nonetheless longs every now and then for a go back to these days sitting in darkish lecture halls, taking a look at slides of outdated triptychs and reliquaries. ahead of changing into a whole time author, she was once a company lawyer, serving for a few years because the leader of employees of 1 of Harvard scientific faculties premiere instructing websites. Her proposal of absolute heaven is an afternoon full of not anything yet her computing device, her puppy and her espresso pot and the Brothers, of course.
Amazon. com Review
An Amazon top ebook of August 2015: A modern day Southern kin that’s a long way too wealthy for its personal strong, each year the Baldwines cement their substantial social prestige with a posh Derby brunch at their property for seven hundred in their closest associates. ahead of this year’s occasion, the go back of prodigal son Lane from self-inflicted exile units off a sequence of occasions that yanks family members skeletons out of the closet and thrusts every one loved one out of his or her normal orbit, spinning them towards disaster.
A Yankee transplanted to the south, J. R. Ward describes filthy rich southerners and their eccentric conduct with the clear-eyed affection that purely an intruder brings, evoking stories of John Berendt’s spot-on information in hour of darkness within the backyard of excellent and Evil. With The Bourbon Kings, Ward has stepped out of her personal orbit of penning bestselling paranormal romances, and readers can be completely satisfied they’ve taken this trip along with her. mystery infants, surprising affairs, fiery racehorses, fighting bourbon empires, a despicable kinfolk patriarch, and an unfortunately-timed suicide (or is it homicide? ) are only a number of the wild playing cards Ward throws into the combo, offering mayhem one of the moneyed crowd during this vastly enjoyable learn. – Adrian Liang
“Get prepared for summer’s so much sinful indulgence. The drama by no means stops during this story of family members secrets and techniques, misplaced love came upon, rivalries, delightfully nasty villains, and deliciously beautiful heroes. the garments, the whiskey, and the beautiful Kentucky backdrop will sweep you away. The privileged and the downtrodden by no means had it so reliable. wear your derby hat and take part the joys. ”—New York occasions Bestselling writer Susan Wiggs
“Breathless enjoyable! J. R. Ward strikes her trademark darkish and attractive from the realm of warrior vampires to the halls of the Kentucky elite, the place the kinfolk members’ claws are only as sharp and the implications simply as lethal. I couldn’t cease turning the pages! ”—New York instances Bestselling writer Lisa Gardner
“I wish my Bourbon in mattress! J. R. Ward supplies a sweeping saga the place kinfolk roots run deep and keenness sizzles warmer than a Kentucky summer time. powerful and heady, one style simply isn’t sufficient. ”—New York instances Bestselling writer Gena Showalter
“The drama and darkish secrets and techniques at the back of the Bradford family’s empire propel this impossible to resist tale of high-society scandal . . . a learn that’s wealthy, soft, and pleasant as a pitcher of Kentucky bourbon. ”—New York occasions Bestselling writer Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Soapy parts abound during this Dynastyesque story, from lavish wealth to feuds, soiled secrets and techniques, and forbidden love…Ward is a grasp of pacing and global construction, and readers will love that the cliff-hanger finishing promises a minimum of a moment aiding of the Bradfords. ”—Booklist (starred evaluate)
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