NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this sexy paranormal romance novel set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of two couples—both fighting to find love in the midst of the war with the Lessening Society.
A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family’s traditions. And he thought he’d found his perfect match—until she fell in love with someone else. Yet when his split-second decision in a battle with the enemy endangers the life of another trainee, Peyton has to face the idea that his future, and his heart, actually lie with another.
Novo, as a female in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training program, feels like she has to prove herself to everybody—and she has no interest in being distracted by falling in love. But when Peyton proves to be so much more than a rich playboy, she is forced to confront the tragedy that has broken her soul and closed her off from love.
As the two grapple with Novo’s past and Peyton’s present, another couple must contend with a connection that is unparalleled—and potentially scandalous. Saxton, who has had his heart broken, discovers in himself a deep-seated attraction to Ruhn, a new member of the household. But will the other male explore the connection? Or will he close his mind and his heart to what could be true love . . . and cost Saxton everything?
Praise for J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series
“Utterly absorbing.”—Angela Knight
“To die for . . . I love this series!”—Suzanne Brockmann
Blood Fury book summary coming soon..
I think it was a couple books back that I began losing interest. I loved the initial 6-8 BDB books and kept eventually reading. I've had a few favorites and some I thought really sucked. Now they are becoming too predictable, as well as far too many storylines that just disappear like Assail (he's been screaming for the last 3 books now??) and the predictable 4/5 pages of story & then 4/6 pages of sex. I think I'm done now. I even stopped recommending the series a number of books back. Also, kind of tired of the over descriptive narrative author uses to fill in gaps from a viewers perspective and sound hip or with it. I tried to get into the Bourbon Kings. Gave up not even halfway into 1st book. Read a couple of the Fallen Angels, somewhat entertaining but am done with that too. I'd like to read more story & less descriptive sex too. As a rule I'm not into romance novels - more a staunch sci-fi fan. I originally got a six volume paperback set for Christmas from a friend who was "re-gifting" because she wasn't into the genre. These books caught my interest in the first 6 or so and it's been pretty much downhill. This one is definitely my last JR Ward book. 👿 15
I adore this series ; so much so that I re read them over every time a new book comes out . However , paying $14.99 for an EBook with a flat storyline left me angry and unhappy. The story between Ruhn and Saxton was interesting, but had none of JR Wards usual character depth . The Peyton and novo relationship was predictable. Overall i say don’t pay the exorbitant price to read , just borrow from a friend 25
Read the ENTIRE series. You won’t be disappointed. Wow this lady writes so good. Keep em coming hunny! 55
What can I say....ward is top shelf on reading material for anyone! Read one and soon, like me, you’ll be reading every single book written by her! 55
Another fantastic read by J. R. Ward. 55
The Warden is back! And this book landed with a resounding “Meh” in my inbox the other day. Good things: Saxton gets his HEA (FINALLY). Ward’s writing is still equal parts funny, sexy, and thrilling- she’s lost none of her magic. Bad things: the plot of the main couple is laid out and easily guessed at. You can figure out where things are going from the very beginning. Also, Saxton’s beloved (Ruhn) was introduced literally one or two books ago, but his backstory comes from nowhere. Ward is famous for her ability to lay the foundations for characters over time so we the reader get to know them. But his time in the spotlight moves to fast- his backstory is told so quickly that what is related is more funny than horrifying. 35
Made you laugh and cry...no not cry sob! Beautiful work and a lovely read. My only complaint is that is was so awesome I finished it day one and have to wait for the next book! Lol! Buy this book you wont be disappointed! 55
With Ward's spin-off from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Black Dagger Legacy, we continue to get to see the newest generation of fighters who want to save their race from the Lessening Society. The legacy books are pretty basic compared to its counter part. There is so much going on with in the BDB series that you have to follow along and know what's what. With the BDL books, it's just a couple and their journey to happiness (whatever that may be). I really love that she gave us these books. We have so many more characters to fall in love with and so much more time with the ones we have loved all along. These couples in this latest installment made for one addicting read and an amazing addition to the Black Dagger Legacy series. Saxton has broken my heart since the fall out of his relationship with Blay. I didn't like those two together but I always liked Saxton. Watching his relationship with Ruhn grow was worth the wait. Even though this series is supposed to be the original BDB guys and the new recruits, I think it was prefect to have Saxton's story in this series. His would have been over shadowed in the BDB series and I really did not want that to happen to him. Peyton comes into his own in this book and for me I couldn't get enough of it. Peyton was the one I have been waiting for since Blood Kiss. He peaked my interest then and I have been dying to get more. Novo was everything and so much more than I expected. I would have liked to have seen more about her needs for the club she went to but with everything else I get why we didn't. I've had so many people ask me when should these start these books. Even though this is a separate series and it could possibly stand on its own. I truly think these books would mean so much more to you if would have read the books in the BDB series at least through all the ones named Lover ______ . After that she kinda revisits some old characters and some side characters get a story too. So with the start of The King you could jump into these at any time. I've loved all of these books, some more than others, but they all are amazing and at the top of Paranormal Romance recommendations. Blood Fury is a journey of overcoming and moving on, starting fresh and finding your voice. It's emotional and full of the trade mark humor we have come to jknow and love from Ward. I couldn't get enough of this book. 55