Review: The Angels’ Share by J. R. Ward
Series: Bourbon Kings #2 Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Publication: July 26th 2016 by NAL ASIN: B0191X34KE
Oh my, from the first book of this new series of The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward I was hooked. I found the entire premise of a Southern Bourbon Dynasty full of years of privilege and prosperity to have hooked me right from the beginning. But as one read further, one would discover what a completely dysfunctional and screwed up family they were when looked at from behind the scenes of genteel privilege.
THE BOURBON KINGS was the teaser for the series in discovering some horrendous secrets, but book #2 – THE ANGEL’S SHARE showed more of the dysfunction and the strengths which were needed to come back from disaster and start rebuilding a venerable dynasty instead of taking the easy way out and giving up.
At the end of the first book, the patriarch of the family had seemingly committed suicide, but at the beginning of book 2 – it was looking more and more like murder and in this screwed up family everyone was under suspicion!
*** Oh yes, this was another ‘can’t put it down’ read by one of my favorite authors. No paranormal here but simple pure adrenaline rush and a very sensual romance. Not to mention some wonderfully thought out scenario’s and fabulously fleshed out characters. Only one new central character was introduced in book #2 and that was long-lost missing brother Maxwell – who at this point might or might not be a bad guy – only time and more books will tell! And I must say now that I sincerely hope that this will be a long running series, and thrilled I got in on the ground floor with the very first two books!
I was truly surprised that Edward, appearing to be pulling himself together and out of the depths of his despair after his tortuous kidnapping from years ago, whose love for Sutton Smythe was admitted would let her go. Lane and Lizzie’s romance, on the other hand, was such a relief from all the suspense and aggravation of trying to save the Bourbon business from the embezzlement that set the company on very brink of disaster. The action and suspense is definitely palatable and has kept me turning the pages far into the night! This was an absolute pleasure to read and the ANGEL’S SHARE and this series is dynamite! Don’t miss a single book – awesome!