Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings #1) by J.R. Ward

His father is the current "king" of bourbon making.  They make the most bourbon in Kentucky, the best, and they have lots of money because of it.  The old man thinks he's invincible and he can do anything or take anything he wants.  His sons have a different opinion, though.

Penguin Publishing sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It was published July 28th, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

This one has a bit of the flavor of that old Dallas TV show.  It's part of soap opera, part high business dealings and is one of the most dysfunctional families I've ever read about.  The old man cares only about himself.  He has destroyed most family members and he feels no remorse or guilt over it.  He will have what he wants even if he has to give his daughter to a another wicked man.  Money is his god.

The three boys have their own problems; most are caused by the father.  When Lane starts adding things up, he realizes all the bad things going on trace right back to the old man.  He starts putting a plan together to prove his father's wrong doings.  He may get smashed for doing so, but he's through being manipulated.

It's a long story with lots of nuances and nasty things to keep your attention.  The words move well, the ending makes life sound more promising but you know life won't be that easy for this family.  The things the father put in motion are still there and more repercussions will be felt in future books in the series.

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