Wednesday, 29 July 2015

(ARC) Book Review (488): The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1) - J.R Ward

The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1)

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I have to start by saying that J.R Ward (the Warden) is one of my all time favorite authors ever, her Black Dagger Brotherhood series is in my top five series that I love, so I will basically read anything that she releases, so to say that I was excited to receive a ARC of The Bourbon Kings was an understatement.

With the books she's most famous for paranormal based, I was beyond intrigued to see how she'd go with a contemporary series set in Kentucky based around the Bradford family who are the elite in the bourbon business, but all is not what it seems the Bradford's while in public have the persona of a perfect and happy family, behind closed doors is a different story, the Father is a tyrant who rules his household with an iron fist, with a wife who spends her days in bed in a drug induced stupor and four kids who despise him, this family is full of hate, deceit, blackmail and betrayal.

Filled with drama, intense storylines and a cavalcade of twists and turns that will be sure to keep you glued to the pages, J.R Ward has crafted another series of what I'm sure is going to be a best seller, there is nothing it seems she can't do, with an ending that will leave you desperate for more and for a copy of book two, the anxious wait is on to continue on with the Bradford family.

I really enjoyed this book, and while for me it didn't reach the heights of my beloved Black Dagger Brotherhood, there is still plenty here to love, a very promising start to an all new series.

I give this 4/5 stars.

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USAToday Best Selling author of erotic paranormal romance and she also writes contempary romance as Jessica Bird. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot. Visit the JRWard Facebook page for more on the Brotherhood or email her at J.R. Ward reads all mail, but due to the volume she is not always able to respond-although she appreciates all the kindness and support!


  1. I am super excited to read it. I just got it, so hopefully over the next few days I will be able to get to it. I love that she is doing something so new and different.

  2. I can't wait to get my hands on this one very soon hopefully.