ARC Review: The Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward

Posted July 26, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: The Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward
The Angels' Share
by J.R. Ward

5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 26th 2016
Series: The Bourbon Kings #2
Published by Penguin
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

” If you thought the first book was packed with dark secrets and even darker characters, be prepared for more jaw-dropping surprises that will surely make your head spin. Ward flawlessly executes each twist and turn, resulting in a gripping read that will keep you hooked.”
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In the second installment to the Bourbon Kings series, J.R. Ward delivers a page-turning read with THE ANGELS’ SHARE. If you thought the first book was packed with dark secrets and even darker characters, be prepared for more jaw-dropping surprises that will surely make your head spin. Ward flawlessly executes each twist and turn, resulting in a gripping read that will keep you hooked.

Ward utilizes multiple POVs in this book, just like she does with her BDB series. There are plenty of moments between Lane and Lizzie as she further deepens their connection and love. We get more updates on Gin and the sad situation she is now in. While I didn’t immediately fall in love with her in the first book, I am growing to like her more and more now.

But I think for me the star of the book is Edward. Edward is the one Bradford that we don’t really know much about. Shrouded in secrecy all the time, we don’t really know what is going on in his head most of the time and I find that fascinating about his character. He’s my favorite character of the series, by far.

Again, Ward focuses on the family drama, keeping the romance dialed to a simmer. It’s still effective though and I actually liked that it wasn’t played up too much. There’s already so much going on that I think it would’ve been unbalanced otherwise.

For me the writing is what makes this book so good. Ward hit a wave with this book. It flows so eloquently and when it’s time for a bomb to drop, it’s done so perfectly that you don’t often expect until it happens. Even if you aren’t a fan of soap operas or the South, you can’t deny that the story just keeps getting juicier with each book.

I would highly suggest reading the first book before this one, and be prepared for some shocking twists! The South has never been so scandalous!

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About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list. Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers. Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern. Connect with her online at www.jrward.com, Facebook.com/JRWardBooks, and Twitter.com/JRWard1.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Thanks for the review

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YES!!! I can’t wait to read this! Eeep! Thanks for the review, Annie!

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Thanks for the review, I have book 1 on my TBR pile.

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Sounds good…thanks Annie

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This was so good! I’m not normally a contemporary romance reader, but I was hooked with this book!

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Yeah! I really liked this one! It definitely amps things up!