Quick Review: The Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward

Posted October 8, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Angels' Share (The Bourbon Kings) Quick Review: The Angels’ Share by J.R. Wardby J.R. Ward
on July 26, 2016
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Genres: Contemporary, Family Life, Fiction, Romance
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 426

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series—a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity, while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation…
In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder…
No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle—as well as with his former horse trainer’s daughter. Meanwhile, the family’s financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself.
Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family’s demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior...or the worst of all the sinners?


The Bradford Family saga continues with J.R. Ward’s latest in Bourbon Kings series. What a soap opera it was! Sex, lies, secrets, mystery, murder, money – this book had it all and more.

I started reading this book in the print format and quickly switched to the audiobook. For some reason this story works better to me as an audio. Maybe it is because all the different story lines and subplots that remind me of a TV show, and I like having it read to me. Also, the narrator is pretty fabulous. If you are an audio lover, I definitely recommend this one.

I love these characters. What more can I say? They are all flawed, though slowly but surely they are getting their acts together. Hopefully redemption is within sight.  Even though Ms. Ward’s characters are flawed, her writing is not. I cannot find a single thing wrong with The Angels’ Share. This book is a solid 4 stars and I’m anxiously awaiting what will happen next with this dysfunctional family I can’t seem to get enough of.

About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. Ward is a graduate of Smith College who currently lives in Kentucky. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a lawyer in Boston and also spent many years working as Chief of Staff for one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation.



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