Review: Devil's Cut by J.R. Ward

Author: J.R. Ward
Series: The Bourbon Kings #3
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Ballantine/Random House
Source: Publisher
Pages: 418
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 5 Stars
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In #1 New York Times bestselling 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.

Marie's Thoughts
I LOVE THIS TRILOGY. Not even kidding. Of course, I love anything J.R. Ward touches, but this one took the cake. For the sake of not wanting to spoil anything for anyone… I’m going to delicately write my review in the hopes that it conveys just how much I loved this book and this series.

Devils Cut was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more. It’s an emotional roller-coaster ride that, in true J.R. Ward fashion, ties up beautifully in the end. Full of well-developed characters that have been through more than enough twists and turns, Devil’s Cut brings everyone’s story lines together and proves that love truly does stand the test of time.

With the beautiful Kentucky setting, the seductively charming Bradford family and the scandalous moments that ultimately bring us right up to the very end, this highly addictive book is the perfect guilty pleasure.

I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.

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