By J. R. Ward
EPUB | English | 732 pages | ISBN: 978-0-349-40989-4
Title: The Bourbon Kings
Author: J. R. Ward
Published: Piatkus, 2015
The number one manhattan occasions bestselling writer of the Black Dagger Brotherhood provides the 1st novel in a captivating new sequence set amid the transferring dynamics of a Southern kin outlined through wealth and privilege—and compromised by way of secrets and techniques, deceit, and scandal....
For generations, the Bradford relatives has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the area. 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 via all appearances performs by way of the foundations of fine fortune and solid flavor. Downstairs, the workers 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, used to be not anything that she meant or wanted—and their sour breakup purely served to end up her instincts have been correct. Now, after years of staying away, Tulane is ultimately coming domestic back, and he's bringing the earlier with him. nobody can be left unmarked: no longer Tulane’s appealing and ruthless spouse; no longer his older brother, whose bitterness and undesirable blood comprehend no bounds; and particularly now not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a guy with few morals, fewer scruples, and lots of, many negative secrets.
As family members tensions—professional and in detail private—ignite, Easterly and all its population are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and in simple terms the crafty will survive.
About the Author
J.R. Ward is the #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 US 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 artwork heritage 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 previous triptychs and reliquaries. sooner than turning into an entire time author, she was once a company legal professional, serving for a few years because the leader of employees of 1 of Harvard clinical colleges top-rated educating websites. Her suggestion of absolute heaven is an afternoon packed with not anything yet her computing device, her puppy and her espresso pot and the Brothers, of course.
An Amazon most sensible ebook of August 2015: A modern day Southern relations that’s a ways too wealthy for its personal sturdy, each year the Baldwines cement their vast social prestige with a complicated Derby brunch at their property for seven-hundred in their closest acquaintances. prior to this year’s occasion, the go back of prodigal son Lane from self-inflicted exile units off a series of occasions that yanks relatives skeletons out of the closet and thrusts each one friend out of his or her well-known orbit, spinning them towards disaster.
A Yankee transplanted to the south, J. R. Ward describes filthy rich southerners and their eccentric behavior with the clear-eyed affection that in simple terms an interloper brings, evoking stories of John Berendt’s spot-on information in middle of the night within the backyard of fine and Evil. With The Bourbon Kings, Ward has stepped out of her personal orbit of penning bestselling paranormal romances, and readers might be completely satisfied they’ve taken this trip along with her. mystery infants, stunning affairs, fiery racehorses, scuffling with bourbon empires, a despicable relations patriarch, and an unfortunately-timed suicide (or is it murder?) 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 relations secrets and techniques, misplaced love chanced on, rivalries, delightfully nasty villains, and deliciously attractive 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 solid. wear your derby hat and take part the fun.”—New York instances Bestselling writer Susan Wiggs
“Breathless enjoyable! J. R. Ward strikes her trademark darkish and horny from the area of warrior vampires to the halls of the Kentucky elite, the place the kin members’ claws are only as sharp and the implications simply as lethal. I couldn’t cease turning the pages!”—New York occasions Bestselling writer Lisa Gardner
“I wish my Bourbon in mattress! J. R. Ward promises a sweeping saga the place kinfolk roots run deep and keenness sizzles warmer than a Kentucky summer time. effective and heady, one flavor simply isn’t enough.”—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, gentle, and pleasant as a tumbler of Kentucky bourbon.”—New York occasions Bestselling writer Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Soapy components abound during this Dynastyesque story, from lavish wealth to feuds, soiled secrets and techniques, and forbidden love…Ward is a grasp of pacing and international construction, and readers will love that the cliff-hanger finishing promises a minimum of a moment assisting of the Bradfords.”—Booklist (starred overview)
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