Release Date: July 26, 2016
Format: Audio MP3
Pages: ebook: 426 pages | Audio Length: 12 hours 35 mins
Narrator: Alexander Cendese
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Review Date: April 26, 2017
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Synopsis: In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder…
No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle—as well as with his former horse trainer’s daughter. Meanwhile, the family’s financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself.
Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family’s demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior...or the worst of all the sinners?
In my opinion, the romantic scenes weren't over the top, so listening in a car, at home or work on a speaker won't embarrass you. This is an adult read, so it does get a little bit spicy depending on your comfort level. If you have young kids around, you may want to pop in a pair of ear buds. I consider this title headphones optional.
The Angels' Share: A good whiskey is likely to lose approximately thirty percent of its original volume by the time it is ready for bottling. The expression The Angels Share refers to the quantity of the whiskey or wine, which is lost to evaporation during the aging process
Another cool thing to note is that you don't have to read The Bourbon Kings to enjoy The Angel's Share. Ward does a great job refreshing us on the previous happenings in a way that is passive and not an info dump. My book club discussed this title last month and two of the members had not read The Bourbon Kings and they still enjoyed this title and didn't feel lost at all. I'm not sure if the third and final book will work out in the same way as I am hoping and expecting a lot of forward movement in the plot, but you can definitely jump in with The Angels' Share if you like.
I'll be finishing out this story in August when The Devil's Cut hits the shelf. If you enjoy contemporary romance with lots of family drama, this is right up your alley.