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The Bourbon Kings

(2015)
(The first book in the Bourbon Kings series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Breathless fun! J. R. Ward moves her trademark dark and sexy from the world of warrior vampires to the halls of the Kentucky elite, where the family members claws are just as sharp and the consequences just as deadly. I couldn't stop turning the pages!" - Lisa Gardner

"The drama and dark secrets behind the Bradford family's empire propel this irresistible story of high-society scandal . . . a read that's rich, smooth, and satisfying as a glass of Kentucky bourbon." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"I want my Bourbon in bed! J. R. Ward delivers a sweeping saga where family roots run deep and passion sizzles hotter than a Kentucky summer. Potent and heady, one taste just isn't enough." - Gena Showalter

"Get ready for summer's most sinful indulgence. The drama never stops in this tale of family secrets, lost love found, rivalries, delightfully nasty villains, and deliciously appealing heroes. The clothes, the whiskey, and the gorgeous Kentucky backdrop will sweep you away. The privileged and the downtrodden never had it so good. Put on your derby hat and join in the fun." - Susan Wiggs


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Hardback Editions

October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bourbon Kings (Thorndike Press Large Print Romance)
Author(s): J R Ward
ISBN: 1-4104-8343-6 / 978-1-4104-8343-0 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bourbon Kings
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Title: The Bourbon Kings
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ISBN: 0-349-40988-9 / 978-0-349-40988-7 (UK edition)
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July 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bourbon Kings
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ISBN: 0-451-47527-5 / 978-0-451-47527-5 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bourbon Kings
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ISBN: 0-349-40990-0 / 978-0-349-40990-0 (UK edition)
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bourbon Kings
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ISBN: 0-451-47742-1 / 978-0-451-47742-2 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bourbon Kings
Author(s): J R Ward
ISBN: 1-61176-427-0 / 978-1-61176-427-7 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Bourbon Kings
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July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bourbon Kings
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July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bourbon Kings
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July 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bourbon Kings
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