Book Review: Devil's Cut (The Bourbon Kings #3) by J.R. Ward @JRWard1 @penguinrandom

Book Review: Devil’s Cut (The Bourbon Kings #3) by J.R. Ward @JRWard1 @penguinrandomDevil's Cut by J.R. Ward
Series: The Bourbon Kings #3
on August 1, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.

The highly anticipated conclusion of The Bourbon Kings didn’t disappoint. The drama was so insane I could almost see the words play out like an episode of Dynasty.  All that was missing was oversized shoulder pads and mile high hair.

Closing up all the loose ends, The Devil’s Cut was packed full of detail with the perfect combination of twist and turns.  The final book gave us the finest bourbon of all, who the killer was! Ward’s perfectly aged words were nothing less than a masterpiece.  Her writing transports you to each location, as if watching it in real time. The Bourbon Kings Series was a perfect three part play that will hold a spot at the top of my favorites list for years to come. There is no mistaking why J.R. Ward is one of the top authors in the game.


About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list. Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers. Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern.

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