NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In J. R. Ward’s thrilling finale to her 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 is for certain: Love survives all things. Even murder.
Praise for J. R. Ward’s Bourbon Kings series
“A most sinful indulgence . . . The gorgeous Kentucky backdrop will sweep you away.”—Susan Wiggs
“Breathless fun!”—Lisa Gardner
Ward's third and final Bourbon Kings novel (after The Angel's Share) successfully ties every thread of romance-tinged Kentucky drama into several sparkly bows. Edward Bradford Baldwine, eldest of the Bradford family, awaits arraignment in Washington County Jail for the murder of his father, William. He's losing any hope of pairing up with Sutton Smythe, the love of his life. Chantal Baldwine is plotting to leverage her pregnancy by William into a heftier settlement in her divorce from William's son Jonathan Tulane. And the entire Bradford clan is grieving, less over William's death than the loss of the millions that he embezzled. If the Bradfords' delicious dearth of rectitude and familial fealty isn't enough to tickle a reader's fancy, the luxurious backdrop of the family compound and the surrounding horse country surely will. 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.
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Bourbon Series3 books
LOVED IT, LIVED IT!!!! I live in Simpsonville, KY!! It was especially fun when it I recognized a place!!
Hate that it's over!
Could not stop reading... this book was non stop from page one, ups and downs and you just couldn't get enough! So sad that I'm finished.
Love reading this series. JR Ward is the best.