Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Angels' Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward

Series: The Bourbon Kings #2
Author: J.R. Ward
Publication: July 26, 2016
By: Berkeley NAL
Genre: Adult 
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#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?

*I received ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

In my review of the first book in this series, The Bourbon Kings, I said, if the old school drama sagas Dallas and Dynasty got married and had a baby, it would be named The Bourbon Kings.

That's still true. 
Honestly, I don't know even know what it is about this story and these characters that sucked me in from the first page and refused to let me go, and I don't care. All I know is, I could.not.stop turning the pages.

I loved the multiple POVs, the ships, the crazy drama and the plot-twists. Lane and Lizzie may be the main couple, but they're not the only couple. Edward and Sutton are my ship. They're the ones I want SO DESPERATELY to get a happy ending. Even Samuel T. and Gin--who stress me out like crazy and I can't decide if I want to hug them or smack them, maybe both---grew on me. 

When I reached the end, I sent Erin (Publicist at Berkley/Penguin), an email that said, Please tell me there is one more book, I NEED THERE TO BE ONE MORE BOOK OMG! Because I am a professional.  
The Angels' Share is not to be missed!


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