Saturday, December 12, 2015
The Bourbon Kings (Book #1) by J.R. Ward
Normally I adore JR WARD's storytelling - especially her Black Dagger Brotherhood vampire series - and I've never DNF'd (did not finish) one of her books before. One might assume it's because of the genre - The Bourbon Kings being contemporary "romance" - but that's not the case here. In fact, I loved her earlier contemporary romances - which really were romances - written as Jessica Bird and can't wait for some of those stories to continue. Not holding my breath, though...
So, what's the problem, you ask? Well, here's my take on this first installment of The Bourbon Kings...
First, let it be known that I went into this story with no 'high expectations' so that's not the issue. Honestly, the short and bittersweet of it...it just didn't draw me in. The world JR WARD created just didn't do it for me. I wasn't a fan of of the night time dope-opera, Dynasty, and couldn't give a frog's fat ass who shot J.R. Other than the narrator's luscious voice there was nothing to keep me invested, nothing that had me excited about - or mildly interested in - continuing.
And that kinda breaks my heart.
When book 2 comes along, and if it can be read as a standalone story, I'll give it a shot. This is the WARDen, after all.
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