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Book Review: Blood Vow by J.R Ward


Blood Vow by J.R Ward 
Series: Black Dagger Legacy, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on May 23rd 2017 by Ballantine Books (first published December 6th 2016)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – J. R. Ward returns with an all-new tale of paranormal passion in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter–and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he’s unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.
For Elise, who lost her first cousin to a grisly murder, Axe’s dangerous appeal is enticing–and possibly a distraction from her grief. But as they delve deeper into her cousin’s death, and their physical connection grows into so much more, Axe fears that the secrets he keeps and his tortured conscience will tear them apart.
Rhage, the Brother with the biggest heart, knows all about self-punishing, and he wants to help Axe reach his full potential. But when an unexpected arrival threatens Rhage and Mary’s new family, he finds himself back in the trenches again, fighting against a destiny that will destroy all he holds most dear.
As Axe’s past becomes known, and fate seems to be turning against Rhage, both males must reach deep–and pray that love, rather than anger, will be their lantern in the darkness.

I didn’t enjoy first book of Black Dagger Legacy that much, so it took me forever to pick the second book up.

“The great thing about family, was that they showed up. When it really mattered, your family, be they blood or by choice, were always where you needed them to be, even though they had busy lives and jobs and children of their own.”

Elise wants to keep studying and has a goal about going into a private counseling practice for the race, specializing in PTSD. But she needs to do it in secret from her dad. I like that while Elise has always been a good daughter, he wants to break free from her father and doesn’t want to give anyone the opportunity to tell her what she can or can’t do.

I really enjoy good girl/ bad boy romances and this one was great but I also didn’t get as much from it as I usually do. Axe got jealous about someone else being interested in her and neither anted to be mated in the beginning but all in all I wish there had been more those really romantic scenes.

I love Mary and Rhage but I didn’t really care about their drama with Bitty. I also saw some similarities with Qhuinn and Peyton, which didn’t make me big fan of Peyton’s. I don’t even like the original Qhuinn.

All in all good book but I didn’t really care for rest of the plot besides Elise and Axwelle. There was one new character I’m really interested in, though and can’t wait to read more about him. Besides that while I enjoyed the ending, I didn’t really like how “the fight” got resolved.

3.5 stars

6 thoughts on “Book Review: Blood Vow by J.R Ward

  1. Ooof I haven’t read J. R. Ward’s series but I’ve heard so much about her series! I’m actually really picky about how I want a series to read too (blame Nalini Singh). I hope the rest of the series grows to your preference! ♥️


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