on Published July 28th 2015
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Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Romance
Series: The Bourbon Kings #1
Source: ARC via publisher
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal....
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.
Now this family would make a GREAT reality show!
“I’m prepared to be a very patient man when it comes to you. I will seduce you for however long it takes-give you space if you need it or follow you tight as sunshine on your shoulder if you’ll let me.”
A page turning start to a new series. JR Ward has pretty much perfect writing skills and imagination like no other. I enjoyed her BDB series, but dare I say it, I think I will like this one more.
The sweet and innocent Lizzie couldn’t help but fall in love with the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty. But they could never last, with her being the help. After years of them not seeing each other Tulane comes back to the family home and Lizzie is forced to deal with their past.
“Sex with a playboy was nothing she was interested in. Raw lust with a real man? That…was so much harder to walk away from.”
Not only do we meet Lizzie and Tulane, but we get introduced to the other Bradford family members. Gin’s story is one I want to get my hands on ASAP! She seems so tough on the outside, but she is stuck in a life she wants nothing to do with, but the Bradford Patriarch is a total ASSHOLE and is forcing her hand. I could go on with the other siblings, but I think you should read the book, to see for yourself. They all have many layers and I cant wait for Mrs. Ward to dish them out!