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text 2017-09-19 02:04
Halloween Bingo - Vampires
Lover Revealed - J.R. Ward

Going into the game, I only had 2 squares figured out for which books I'd be reading, and the Vampires square was one of them. I had started reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series a while ago, but hadn't gotten far with it, even though I'd loved every book, so I decided to use Halloween Bingo to get back to it with the next book in the series, Lover Revealed. And since almost every character is a vampire, I figured it was perfect for the Vampires square.

 

 

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-09-10 19:49
Bourbon Sins
Bourbon Sins (Bourbon Kings, Band 2) - J. R. Ward,Marion Herbert,Katrin Kremmler

12,90 €

inkl. MwSt.

 
 

LYX

PAPERBACK

LIEBESROMANE

536 SEITEN

ALTERSEMPFEHLUNG: AB 16 JAHREN

ERSTERSCHEINUNG: 28.06.2017

 

 

 

Liebe und Verrat, Lügen und Geheimnisse 

Nach dem Tod des Familienoberhaupts hängt die Bourbon-Dynastie der Bradfords am seidenen Faden. Der Patriarch hat nicht nur das Unternehmen hoch verschuldet hinterlassen, nun entpuppt sich sein vermeintlicher Selbstmord auch noch als Mord. Unter Verdacht gerät der älteste Sohn Edward, den sein Vater um alles gebracht hat, was die Zukunft für ihn bereithielt. Während sein jüngerer Bruder Lane alles daran setzt, das Familienunternehmen zu retten, liegt das Schicksal der Bradford Bourbon Company nun ausgerechnet in den Händen ihrer größten Konkurrentin, der Frau, die Edward über alles liebt, aber unerreichbar für ihn scheint … 

 

Meine Meinung:

 

Ich habe ja vor einigen Wochen den ersten Teil dieser Reihe, Bourbon Kings, gelesen und war daher sehr gespannt auf den 2. Teil, da der 1. Teil mit einem fiesen Cliffhanger geendet hat. Die Cover gefallen mir sehr gut, sie sehen toll aus im Regal. 

 

Mir wurde das Buch freundlicherweise vom Verlag zu Rezensionszwecken zur Verfügung gestellt. 

 

Der Einstieg ist mir im Gegensatz zum 1. Teil hier sehr leicht gefallen, ich war direkt wieder in der Geschichte drin. Der Schreibstil war wieder schön flüssig. 

 

Der Anfang hat mir wirklich sehr gut gefallen, muss aber sagen, dass das Buch aufgrund seiner vielen Seiten zwischendrin schon seine Längen hatte. Meiner Meinung nach hätten bei der Geschichte auch 100-200 Seiten weniger gereicht. 

 

Als Charakter hat mir Edward sehr gut gefallen, auch die Geschichte um Sutton und ihm fand ich sehr fesselnd. 

 

Die Kapitel erzählen ja auch abwechselnd von den verschiedenen Charakteren, die in dieser Geschichte eine Rolle spielen. Gefallen hat mir die Entwicklung von Gin, da möchte ich hier aber nicht mehr vorweg nehmen. 

 

Alles in allem kann ich hier eine Kauf- und Leseempfehlung geben. Abgesehen von den vorhandenen Längen hat mir der 2. Teil auch gut gefallen und freue mich schon auf den 3. abschließenden Teil. Interessant finde ich an dieser Reihe, dass es um Geld, Leidenschaft, Verrat,  Liebe und Intrigen geht. Von mir bekommt das Buch 4 Sterne. 

 
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review 2017-08-22 17:46
Dark Lover / J.R. Ward
Dark Lover - J.R. Ward

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

 

***2017 Summer Lovin’ Reading List***

Not my cuppa tea. First, a bunch of leather-wearing, loud-rap-music-favouring, foul-mouthed alpha-male vampires. For my buck, vampires must be elegantly dressed and well spoken. These guys were more like a biker gang—without the motorcycles. Fine if you like that kind of thing, but I don’t.

Then the names! Wrath? Rhage? Phury? Zsadist? Can I roll my eyes any louder?

Add to that these are supposedly big, bad men, but as soon as Wrath meets our good-girl Beth, its instant love and he completely changes who he is. Suddenly, he can’t be parted from her and all his boys are worshipping at her feet as well.

The villains were much more interesting. If the next book were about Mr. X, I be much more interested than I am.

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text 2017-08-18 20:42
Devil’s Cut
Devil's Cut - J.R. Ward

The Bourbon Kings, Book 3

I Picked Up This Book Because: The conclusion to a delicious trilogy.

The Characters:

The Bradford/Baldwine Family:
Assorted significant others and family friends:

The Story:

So many things happened in this book I’m not sure how to sum it all up. Here’s a random list: (view spoiler) I’m sure there is much more but that’s all I have off the top of my head.

It was all written beautifully and performed masterfully. I laughed out loud. I cried actual tears. I was often in a state of shock. I was late to work a lot because I was sucked into this world. I’m so very sad to see this trilogy end. I want to see what is a head for this troubled family. I want to keep riding their ride.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4.5 Stars

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review 2017-07-16 18:20
The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward - My Thoughts
The Bourbon Kings - J.R. Ward

Holy potboiler, Batman!  The combination of  insomnia and a book that was written to be breezed through made this book a quick read.  J.R. Ward is known for her Dark Brotherhood books that people have been raving about for years.  (I have the first one and yet to read it - but it's in paperback, not ebook, so I'm less inclined to just pick it up.)  This book is the first in a family dynasty epic, romance, mystery, soap opera trilogy.  Well, unless she decides it needs to go further.

For me, the most interesting character in this saga is the eldest brother, Edward.  He's had terrible things happen to him and he's really mostly a shell of a man when we meet him, but I couldn't tear my reading eyes from him.  Broken, beaten and more, scarred and ill - the man is a conundrum. :)

The heroine of this tale, Lizzie King, is the head horticulturist at the estate of the uber-wealthy bourbon barons, the Bradfords.  And she has history with the youngest son, Lane.  I alternated between enjoying her independent self and rolling my eyes at her silliness.  I wanted to pinch her, hard, more than once. 

Much of the book, the characters, the setting, the feel of the thing is cliché, but it's enjoyable!  The writing is okay - Ward writes for the present, lots of pop culture references that will be out of date in another 10 or less years and those inner dialogue asides that almost but not quite break the fourth wall.

I'm going to read the next book, but I will most definitely wait until it goes on sale.  I may even check out that Dark Brotherhood book I have up in the bookcase. 

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