Waiting on Wednesday #13: The Bourbon Kings

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in meme, Waiting On Wednesday / 32 comments


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

cover the bourbon kings by jr ward2

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.

So, for some reason I lost my way with J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. I plan to finish the series one day, but for now it’s in my never-ending TBR list. Then I saw The Bourbon Kings, a new series from Ward, a couple days ago and I got excited. It’s different, that’s for sure, but I need different. I am already hearing good things about this one. Can’t wait for July 28th!

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32 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #13: The Bourbon Kings”

  1. Caro @ The Book Rogue

    Hello there, new series… I’ve only come to book 3 with the Black Dagger Brotherhood so far, so I’m still pretty in love with it, but I’m intrigued by this as well. Sounds totally thrilling, full of hate and revenge, evil plans andconspiracy. I guess Ward’ on save turf with this. 😉 Although I wonder if there’s also paranormal in there?
    Anyway, I hope you will fall in love with this, so you have at least on foot in the door with J.R. Ward again. =)

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I am on like book 9 for BDB. I don’t think this new one is paranormal. Just a guess though.

  2. Lekeisha

    I would actually like to start my Ward reading with this new series, since I can’t play catch up to the Black Dagger series. Waaay too many books to try and get right now. I’m adding this to my Amazon wish list so that I know that I won’t forget.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      It will take time, but that’s the best part!!! the writing style is odd but interesting.

  3. Kristin

    I will admit that I’m not a fan of her BDB series. i could never get into them. The only exception being Lover At Last. This one does sounds really good though.

  4. andrea

    I’m not a big fan of Historical Romance so this might not be for me, but I hope once you get it, you enjoy it!!!

  5. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    You know everyone loves her books and I’m a terrible book lover as I’ve not read any yet. Hope you get and love this one. 🙂

  6. Christy

    I still haven’t started the other series. I’ve been saying I will for years now, but yeah, it hasn’t happened. This book sounds good too.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I would be very interested to see how you liker her BDB series. It’s so different.

  7. Jaclyn Canada

    Oh this one looks good! I’m so far behind on the Black Dagger Brotherhood too. It’s also just sitting merrily on my TBR list.

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