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In New York Times best-selling author 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.

©2017 J. R. Ward (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Unparalleled

This epic tale was beautifully done. I was totally engrossed from page one, book one!

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Yes this was the best

I agree with the other readers this was the best.
everything explained and resolved. very enjoyable.

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Freaking awesome ending to a great story!!!

I loved this book! Narrator could of had a better grasp on the female character voices, they all sounded old and rough, other than that I would repeat the listen.

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  • JThralls
  • HOUSTON, TX, United States
  • 10-03-17

Loved every second of this entire series.

I finished all three books in about two weeks and they were incredible. Another hit by one of my favorite authors.

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A great ending

The only negative comment I have is about the narrator. His manly voice is awesome, but his female voice sounds shrewish and grating. All the females sound alike, and you tend to not want to like them based on the sound of the voice. Other than that, it's a fantastic read!

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Sooo good.

I loved it. I loved that we got to see the story of the entire family unfold.

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Great wrap-up to the series

William's murderer is brought to light and it was a shocker to me. Edward decides to be brave and reach out for love. Lane & Lizzie are still solid with one little hiccup in the middle. Gin & Samuel T grow up. Amelia gives us hope for the future of the family.

Sort of loose ends. Will Max stay? What about the half-brother? This was supposed to be a trilogy, but will there be another book?

In the final analysis, these books kept me riveted throughout. I first listened to these books as digital downloads from the public library; liked them so much I bought them.

The narrator's female voices were still sometimes annoyingly shrill. However, his southern accent and flare for the dramatic more than made up for this in my opinion.

There's just something about these books that drew me in and makes me want to listen to them again.

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vulgar

This book was extremely vulgar. I could not listen to it. I would like to return it for something that's not X-rated.

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Absolutely Fantastic

A beautiful culmination of a fantastic story.

JR Ward's words always have an ability to bring me to another place where I feel like I am right with her characters as a welcome specter. This series was as no different. I could smell the fresh cut grass, weep when it felt right, become enraged because of so many transgression, and cheer when even the smallest of triumphs happen. There are many times when I finish a series I am left with a feeling that something was forgotten, but not with this one. I feel a sense of peace that I wasnt sure I would feel when I started.

If I can say nothing more about Alexander Cendese then this next little bit then I will do my best to put into words what I am thinking. From the very first word, in the first book of this series I wa as caught in his snare. His ability to bring each and every character to life is a gift. Each with their own voice demanding to be listened to, and I wanted to listen. The slight nuances and timbres, and flows were something to behold.

So again I say, fantastic. Thank you to JR Ward, for putting the ink to paper and falling in love with Kentucky, and Thank you to Alexander Cendese for being so damn good at bringing these written words to life.

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Good Series

This was a good series. A modern story. I do not like these stories where the narrator are men.