Books, Romance

Review of Devil’s Cut (The Bourbon Kings Book 3)

This¬†third book in the Bourbon Kings series delivers a satisfying conclusion to the complex challenges faced by the Bradford family. The mystery is solved and unfinished business is resolved. This series is really good. One of the best I’ve read in a long time. So much suspense.¬† Bourbon, horse racing, murder, complicated relationships, and wealth set the stage for a page turner. J.R. Ward delivers another hit.

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Review of: The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J. R. Ward

Bourgon King 2This second book in the “The Bourbon Kings” series delivered a captivating next chapter for Lane and his family. I perhaps liked it better than Book 1 (maybe). The story of the Bradford family continues. A case of who-done-it beautifully woven between relationship tales and intriguing characters. Wealth and stature, family and solidarity meet adversity in this one. I savored this book and tried to take my time, but my goodness! the pages wouldn’t stop turning. The end is beautiful. I can’t wait to see what Book 3 brings.

My favorite moment in the book (moderate spoiler) is when Gin and Samuel T. meet at the Seminary. Oh my heart was heavy. I’ll leave it there.

Beautifully written passages and quotes that make you pause, pepper this beauty.

“He was old school meets new school, WASPy without the condescension and prejudice classically handsome as a Polo Ralph Lauren ad yet down to earth as a sitcom father.”

“For a moment, the beauty and the tranquility were so resplendent, she actually took a deep breath. Even though it was only May, there were blooming flowers, everywhere, and verdant leaves, and brick walkways that all led to the square of lawn in the middle. Fountains along the ivy-covered brick walls offered a symphony of calming sounds, and as the last of the light drained from the sky, peach-colored sodium lanterns on the tall wrought-iron stands made everything seem like Victorian London.”

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Books, Romance

Review of: The Bourbon Kings (Book 1) by J.R. Ward

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4 out of 5 stars

First in a three-book series. Lane finds himself in a position to fix all that has been lost. A wealthy family who prides itself on luxury, bourbon, and horse racing, finds itself in many different intriguing situations. It reminds me of a Kentucky Derby meets Downton Abbey. They may appear all that you could ever want, but no family is without it’s secrets. Characters are very likeable. Text is rich and descriptive. This is suspenseful and romantic with a surprise around every corner. J.R. Ward hit it out of the park. Now on to Book 2.

I recommend this book! So good.

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