The Bourbon Kings by JR WARD
The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1)
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.
Our 4 STAR REVIEW
So this is a hard book for me to rate. I almost DNF’d it. That would have been a shame. The first 25% was way too wordy and I felt like I couldn’t get anywhere with it. I found my self getting lost in words and trying to remember what she was talking about again. I messaged my blog partner and was all, gahhhhhh, this is hard…
but then suddenly the build up had a purpose. Things happened and the book moved along. I found myself lost in (in a good way) typical JR WARD fashion.
I’m not even sure I can classify this as a romance, maybe mystery? It doesn’t really matter because what this ended up being is a no holds bar, drama at every turn, amazing story. It’s also a beginning. So many more things have yet to play out and once you get past that dreadfully boring 25% you are completely entranced with this plot!
I can not wait to see where it’s going and other books in this are going to be picked up by me right away!! I have to know what happens to all of the players. I need to know how all of the siblings stories play out. What really happened to dad? What about the business? Oh Edward, I have to know about him too!
So much is left unsaid and I want more like tomorrow. So get past the start of this book and I promise that at about 25% you will be like BAM there it is.