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The Bourbon Kings
The Bourbon Kings | J.R. Ward
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 privilegeand 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 privilegeas 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, Easterlys 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 wantedand 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 Tulanes 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 tensionsprofessional and intimately privateignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.From the Hardcover edition.
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CocoReads
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Yes, another #bookhaul stopped at b&n on our way to bookgroup tonight. Could not resist these guys.

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StephanieP1
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Mehso-so

So I didn‘t dislike the story but the narrator was HORRIBLE. Can‘t decide if it‘s worth it to read the next book in the series. Anyone read them and can help me decide whether to keep going? Maybe I can find it recorded by someone else.... 🧐

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MollyJCover2CoverCafe
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Mehso-so

This is more a 3.5 star review. I was both happy and sad with this book. Sad, because unlike with the BDB, I wasn't instantly sucked into the story line. It took me a long time to get into the story and really feel apart of it. That said, the characters were intriguing and definitely full of emotion that I could feel. I hope that the next book in Ward's Bourbon Kings series is easier to get into.

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MollyJCover2CoverCafe
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Centique All the best with the appointment and the op too - I hope the wait isn‘t too long 💕 11mo
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FantasyChick
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That moment when you walk into the Dollar Store and find book gold! They never have decent books in our little store so I was so pumped to find these today!!! #dollarstorebookhaul

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Spacegirl
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Wish I was reading it in English😬

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Mommamanzi
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1.My husband commissioned my favorite artists to paint it for me. Note the books, mermaids, coffee, shipwreck, and skulls ❤️ 2. 100 books on goodreads and #litsyatoz 3. I wear both. 4. Mountains. 5. There are so many BUT I think I am most excited about Ink and Bone!

TK-421 Beautiful! 😍 2y
WarpedSweetness That is awesome picture!! I also look.forward to your review of The Bourbon King. I love Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. 2y
CrowCAH It‘s beautiful! 🧜‍♀️ 2y
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tpixie How lovely! What a thoughtful gift!! 2y
Avanders Wow that's amazing! Both the painting and your husband's thoughtfulness! 2y
Readage That‘s beautiful! 2y
melyndarae I adore this!! Very beautiful! 2y
BethM Ink and bone is awesome and that painting is beautiful! 2y
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KarynGood
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Like Dallas only it's bourbon not oil and it's Easterly and not Southfork.

"Just a reminder that I'm a Bradford, my darling. We take care of things."

#amreading #jrward #bringbackgiantshoulderpads #howtheotherhalflives #holydysfunctionbatman

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R2-Reese2
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#10questions @LazyOwl
1. @MorbidAi Showed it to me!
2. Since I learned. 😂 My mom instilled good reading habits in me right away.
3. Harry Potter! It remains my favorite to this day.
4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
5. I love knitting, running, and drawing.
6. iZombie I think.
7. I bought Caravel based on the cover. It turned out amazing.
8. None
9. Nope
10. My mom actually.

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R2-Reese2
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Picked up "The Devil's Cut" today. Since it's been a while I think I'll reread the first two. #jrward #thebourbonkings

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ruskigurl16
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Ms. Ward still got it. A completely different world, and a completely different set of characters, but it sucked me in just the same. The intimate stuff was steamy, the intrigue is twisted and dark, and the setting is grand and imposing. Dark romance done right. I will be on the look out for more. #doneintwodays #JRWard #romance 4.5/5⭐

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ruskigurl16
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Took a short trip to the library with my dear friend @ladylionbot yesterday. Although I have a mountain at home, and am still working through #GOT, I could not leave without a book. J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood was a guilty pleasure, so I am giving this series a shot. The other one just sounded fascinating. #bookhaul #librarytrip #TBR 😊😁📚

LauraBeth Nice! 2y
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jackilynn
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Felt like I was reading a soap opera. Don't mind me as a kick back with my popcorn and watch all the drama unfold.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10000560

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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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And the shit hath officially hit the fan 😱🤔

CoverToCoverGirl Exactly! 😂 2y
jackilynn @CoverToCoverGirl It is really starting to get good. So much family drama and so many secrets 😵 2y
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jackilynn
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Audiobooking while I do some housework. This narrator is a hoot!!

CoverToCoverGirl Just finished that trilogy... sooo much fun! 2y
jackilynn @CoverToCoverGirl I had been hesitant to start this book for a really long time. I am a huge fan of J.R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood & Fallen Angel books but I knew this was nothing like those. I now see I had nothing to worry about lol 2y
CoverToCoverGirl @jackilynn I had the same worry .. it's not a good as the BDB but well worth the read.. you'll thoroughly enjoy it I'm sure! 😎 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Loved it! Very different from the BDB. Loved this high society dysfunctional hot mess of family drama.... and dysfunctional hot mess doesn't even really begin to describe it..... my first book one my new wall of books.. shelves are cut but still have to be finished... starting that task today 😍

#shelfie

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 of 5

Daughter-of-words Yes! I'm not usually drawn in to that much drama but man that family has issues😂 2y
britt_brooke These are lovely so far! Please post the finished product, too! 💚 2y
CoverToCoverGirl @Daughter-of-words Do they ever! 😳😏 those issues sure make for some scintillating reading! 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl @britt_brooke I will.. can't wait to get the books on the shelves! 📚❤️ 2y
OrangeMooseReads Sounds interesting. Those shelves are gorgeous 😍 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Liking it lots, Dynasty's got nothing on this.. a lot of intriguing sub plots, can't wait to see how she fleshes out this entire trilogy!

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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

It took me a while to get in to this book, and I was underwhelmed when I finished it today. I have read Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, so I am familiar with her style, but I think for some reason it works better in the fantasy world of vampire badasses. This felt like Dallas, but set in Kentucky with bourbon and horse racing. Annoying southern cliches, but I guess I care enough about the mystery to continue the series. 😜

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DarcysMom I have been wavering on starting this series. I think it will drop down on my list. 2y
litmuggle I started it a long time ago read a few chapters and put it down. Everytime I toy with the idea of starting it again I waiver and don't. 2y
sprainedbrain @litmuggle honestly, I may not have stuck with it if I wasn't reading it for a challenge. It did get better though. 2y
litmuggle That just makes me think ill proably never finish them and unhaul them most likely 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Just me and two of my reading buddies settling in for a few hours after an indulgent breakfast of homemade buckwheat pancakes with fresh raspberry jelly that I made yesterday... Saturday is really looking good! Happy Saturday reading fellow Littens 💕
#Amber
#CallieCat

#catsoflitsy

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Jerdencon
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Up super early on a Sunday morning and everyone else is still asleep so reading this one for Kentucky for the #unitedstatesofbooks

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Moonpa
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And now for something lighter!

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Smashlee
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This is not my typical genre AT ALL but it has a local setting (even though it's supposed to be fictional) and it was such an easy read. Rich, "southern" family and all their fucked-up deliciousness, mingled with murder, money embezzling, forbidden poorly timed love chances, and biting sarcastic wit from the writer.

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Smashlee
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"Much later, when everything had changed and he was living a life he couldn't have imagined on any level, he would come to recognize...that this moment, ..... was when he began to truly heal: For a brief instant, a split second, a single breath, his pilot light flickered on."

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Smashlee
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"I'm afraid your father is no better husband than you are."

Oh snap!

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Smashlee
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Took a break for dinner. It was Twitter approved 🙄🙄🙄. #crazyCat. #sheISboss #catsOfLitsy

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Smashlee
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Sire. Hahahahaha. I like her style of writing where she gives you just enough to be curious and want to know what is going on but dishes it out to you in little morsels.

Gayan I am excited to read these! 3y
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Smashlee
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I think I need a break from the supernatural. Dark Tower is hard to get into. Let's try some Southern fiction by a local writer.

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Duffer
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Perfect day for keeping warm with a blanket, old dog, and a good book.

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GetFictional
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this novel. It was fun. Dramatic. Gripping, even. I breezed through it, unable to put it down. But even as I was sucked in by the glamour and the darkness, there was so much frustration. The characters reacted, reacted, reacted, instead of thinking, and they seemed to refuse to communicate with each other. Most of the proverbial shit hitting the fan could have been averted had they simply opened their mouths. BUT, as I said, it's fun.

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LovesToRead
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What an amazing read!!! I love J.R. Wards BDB series and this is right at the top of my list. It's page turning action and adventure.. few books make me yell at characters with such anger this one did. I am totally invested in the characters and how the rest of the story will play out! Can't wait to get the next book!!

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LovesToRead
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I love her BDB series... figured I'd finally give in and try this one. Hope I like it

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LaurenMagoo
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Mehso-so

This book has all the problems that a lot of romance novels have: static stock characters, borderline obsession/stalking described as love, far-fetched drama, predictable plot etc. But this fast paced book was exactly what I needed to read and I am interested in the sequel. Guilty pleasure worthy.

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LaurenMagoo
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Meal prep and Romance for lunch today.

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LiteratiCafe
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Panpan

I was in the mood for a candy bar when I picked this book up at Target today. What I got was more disappointing. Egg custard disappointing. You know the type, looks good, smells delicious, but the texture is just not right. So it is with this book, JR Ward has written some good candy bars, the kind you hoard and pull out at midnight, knowing you need to sleep. This is not one of them.

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BethFishReads
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Mehso-so

Kind of like a soap opera. An insane amount of things happen over the course of a few days. Still, fun as pure escape. I liked it well enough that I plan to get around to book 2 one of these days.

Mamashep So drinking the bourbon more fun than reading a book about it? 3y
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BethFishReads
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Decided it was time to read this, seeing as the second book is out now.

MrBook Mmmm, Jim Beam! 3y
jennifersmeth Let me know how it is. I've had the first one for a bit. 3y
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Lindseyastin
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I only got maybe 1/4 of the way through this. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series is a guilty pleasure of mine so I thought I'd try this one out. It got really gross and awful. But it's about a rich southern family so I don't know why I was surprised.

kammartinez I tried reading this as well, and it didn't fly :|. What do you think of her series about angels? Tried the first book and it didn't really stick, despite some of the characters being familiar from the BDB series :|. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @kammartinez Yea, I tried the Angel books too and it didn't fly for me either. And although BDB was a guilty pleasure for me, I haven't read the latest or the side story spin off series yet either. 3y
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TheBookbabeblog84
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So far this book is addictive ❤️.....

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RandomBookMuses
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Reviewed by Melpomene https://goo.gl/gBBHAP

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Christy2318
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Dysfunctional epic family soap opera aka Dallas & Dynasty. Full of people you can love to hate.

Michelegg My favorite book from 2015. Can't wait for the next installment this summer 💕 4y
Christy2318 Summer is perfect time for this kind of book. I'm ready to sit out by a pool and read trashy books. 4y
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beckyarnold33
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JR Ward can do no wrong! BDB is my all time favorite series, no question, so I knew that I'd probably love this series just as much. It was perfection - the setting, the characters (I'm obsessed with Gin), the drama. It was everything I want in a book. Can't wait for the next one.