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.
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**** 4 Stars ****
I had been dying to get the final book in this series. I have been hooked on it since I started the series. I love when a book ends on a cliffhanger and leaves me in suspense. The buildup and wait for what happens next is part of the fun in reading stories like this.
This book definitely did not disappointed. There were answers given to questions that I hadn't even thought of. The who, when, where, why... It was all enthralling.
From the start of this series to the end, we get to see each character learn and grow. The character development and changes the characters go through are a big part in what made this series such an entertaining and enjoyable story to read.
Characters I despised in the first two books got some sympathy from me in this book. The heroes from the start won me over all over again.
Kudos to J.R.. She really did outdo herself in this final book of the Bourbon Kings. It was well worth the wait!