Series: The Bourbon Kings (Book #1)Pages: 400 pagesPublisher: NALExpected Publication: July 28th 2015The official synopsis according to Goodreads states:
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.
Why I’m Waiting
Author J. R. Ward really knows how to write romances that keeps her audience on the edge of their seats. I’m not much of a romance reader, but I find her stories leave me wanting more. What I love about this series is that it will be a romance between mortals, unlike her ever popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I also love the idea of a romance between a wealthy man dealing with running the family business and a woman who works for his family. True, it’s a typical romance theme, but I anticipate the Warden will bring readers a feisty, tough heroine, instead of the usual damsel in distress that runs rampant through romance novels. Besides, I’m always a sucker for a bad boy with southern charm.