In #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s thrilling finale of the Bourbon Kings series, the Bradford family dynasty teeters on the edge of collapse after the murder of their patriarch—and a shocking arrest.
At first, the death of William Baldwine, the head of the Bradford family, was ruled a suicide. But then his eldest son and sworn enemy, Edward, came forward and confessed to what was, in fact, a murder. Now in police custody, Edward mourns not the disintegration of his family or his loss of freedom . . . but the woman he left behind. His love, Sutton Smythe, is the only person he has ever truly cared about, but as she is the CEO of the Bradford Bourbon Company’s biggest competitor, any relationship between them is impossible. And then there’s the reality of the jail time that Edward is facing.
Lane Baldwine was supposed to remain in his role of playboy, forever in his big brother Edward’s shadow. Instead he has become the new head of the family and the company. Convinced that Edward is covering for someone else, Lane and his true love, Lizzie King, go on the trail of a killer—only to discover a secret that is as devastating as it is game-changing.
As Lane rushes to discover the truth, and Sutton finds herself irresistibly drawn to Edward in spite of his circumstances, the lives of everyone at Easterly will never be the same again. For some, this is good; for others, it could be a tragedy beyond imagining. Only one thing’s for certain: Love survives all things. Even murder.
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Advance Praise for DEVIL’S CUT
“Ward has done a terrific job exploring the motivations and emotional depths of her characters as they each struggle to deal with the unfolding crisis. If you love your epic family drama with a splash of danger and bourbon, then this is the book and series for you!”
“Ward does the wealthy dysfunctional family subgenre proud, skillfully portraying the stark contrast between the vapid, soulless characters and the sinful opulence of all the superficiality that money can buy”
J.R. Ward transports readers to the world of elite Southern society, bourbon industry, and horse country. She has called her Bourbon Kings series a love letter to her adopted home state and a cautionary tale of big money, traditional values, and hidden sins. DEVIL’S CUT is a contemporary romance that will sweep you away with its Southern charm and heart wrenching drama.
There's never a dull moment for the Baldwine family. And for third and final conclusion of The Bourbon Kings, this family will guarantee more drama, lies and mystery. I can't get enough of this family drama. It had me wondering and gasping every turn of the page.
We all know William Baldwine, the head of the Bradford family has been murdered, but we aren't entirely sure who did it, even thought the eldest son, Edward, confessed. But it doesn't add up and Lane and Lizzy are determined to find the truth. This book had me guessing until the very end. Not only do we deal with the aftermath of William Baldwine's death, we get more chaos of Gin's big secret from Samuel T. These two are so explosive together, but wrong at times. And let's not forgot Edward taking the fall for the murder, but why. And can Sutton pull him out of the darkness?
There's plenty of going on in the Devil's Cut and guaranteed to answer your questions since book one. It's a non-stop read that will have you shocked and HEA, because they all get their HEA one way or another!
Overall, a fantastic and dramatic series from Ms. Ward. This series needs to be transferred on screen (***NBC OPTIONED BOURBON KINGS FOR A TELEVISION SERIES***) ASAP, because I've got my popcorn ready!
About the Author
J. R. Ward is the author of more than thirty previous novels, including those in her #1 NYT bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South with her family.
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