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Book Review: Blood Fury by J.R Ward


Blood Fury by J.R Ward 
Series: Black Dagger Legacy, #3
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 430 pages
Source: My Copy
Published by Ballantine Books (first published January 9th 2018)
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Might contain spoilers.

Synopsis:

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 an erotic 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?


Blood Fury is third book for Black Dagger Brotherhood spin off. It took me a long while to read this one even though I was exited to read Saxton’s story. I just didn’t like Peyton in the last books.

“Sometimes what we do to survive…is harder than what we do when we die.”

I was surprised how I liked Peyton more than Novo. From last books I got the feeling like he was Quinn 2.0 but Novo actually got to my nerves more than he did. I wish Novo had had a fight with her family, espicially with her sister after everything she had been through.

I was so exited for Ruhn and Saxton’s romance even though Saxton still had feelings for Blay. Ruhn was such a precious character. He could fight like he was part of Brotherhood but that didn’t mean he wanted to. Ruhn is insecure and I loved how he thought Saxton hated him while really they were attracted to each other. I liked the fact that he didn’t know he was gay until he realized what he felt towards Saxton.

All in all this book had a little too much angst for me and I don’t like how both couples had one part of the couple was still interest in someone else. I didn’t feel that connected in either one because I feel like there wasn’t that much growth in their relationships. Like Peyton was in love with someone else and even saved her, causing Novo to get hurt. 

I think I would’ve enjoyed these couples more if they had gotten their own books and I could’ve connected more with them.

Rating
3.5 stars

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