Reviews: BLOOD VOW (Black Dagger Legacy #2) by J.R. Ward


BLOOD VOW (Black Dagger Legacy #2) by J.R. Ward

Publication Date: December 6, 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance


image#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward returns as her thrilling, original spin-off series set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues! When a brooding vampire warrior-in-training teams up with a quick-witted aristocrat to solve a deadly mystery, the only thing more dangerous than their mission is their undeniable attraction.

Trainees at the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center continue to prepare for the war against the Lessening Society, but fighting is the last thing on Axe’s mind. Still plagued with the guilt of his father’s death, the brooding loner finds himself battling an unlikely attraction to Peyton’s enticing, aristocratic cousin, Elise. Elise feels it, too – especially when the two are thrown together in unusual circumstances, and she must decide whether she can trust Axe as she uncovers the mystery surrounding her sister’s death.

Meanwhile, Mary and Rhage are fostering Bitty, a young pretrans orphan, and hope to adopt her… until the appearance of a young male claiming to be Bitty’s blooded uncle threatens to tear the new family apart.



Cori 5 Stars

I loved it! The Black Dagger Legacy series gives me those same feelings I had while reading the first books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I just love it! BLOOD VOW is Axe and Elise’s story and I fell love with Axe while reading it. He’ll fit right in with Brothers. BLOOD VOW was exciting, sexy and emotional. It had more of the trainees working with the Brothers and it also had a lot of Rhage with Mary and Bitty which I loved. I’m excited about the direction of the series storyline. I couldn’t put this book down and I loved everything about it. J. R. Ward is one of the queens of paranormal romance and always delivers a great story. I can’t wait to find out who’s next in the Black Dagger Legacy Series.

*Review copy provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.


Donna review 4.5 stars

I loved this book! It was sexy, fun and exciting. Was it perfect? No. But it was so enjoyable to read. Axe is broody and not as deeply in to the seedier side of life like I thought he might be, but that is a good thing since he is still rather young. Elise was interesting, but not as intelligent as her psychology education would have made her. That bothered me a little. I liked the sexiness of their relationship. And yes…I will go ahead and say it. This is the Legacy Series, so I’m bothered that they are so full of the Brother’s stories. I was hoping it was a one-off thing with the first book. Guess not. I think they should be a real background thing. That being said, I was touched by the whole Rhage-Mary-Bitty story. Lassiter was perfect in this book – and I generally cringe at some of the things he has done. I couldn’t put it down, even though I was dog-tired. I’m also excited about the teasers put in there. I hope we don’t have to wait too long to find out which couple will be next.

*Review copy purchased from Amazon. 






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BLOOD KISS: The Black Dagger Legacy Series by J.R. Ward

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Publication Date: December 1, 2015
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SERIES LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo
✦Dark Lover ➢ Kindle
✦Lover Eternal ➢ Kindle
✦Lover Awakened ➢ Kindle
✦Lover Revealed ➢ Kindle
✦Lover Unbound ➢ Kindle
✦Lover Enshrined ➢ Kindle
✦ The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide ➢ Kindle
✦ Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella’s Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella (eBook – the printed version of this story is also found in “The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide”
✦Lover Avenged ➢ Kindle
✦Lover Mine ➢ Kindle
✦Lover Unleashed ➢ Kindle
✦Lover Reborn ➢ Kindle
✦Lover At Last ➢ Kindle
✦The King ➢ Review: | Kindle
✦The Shadows ➢ Review 5 Stars: | Kindle
✦The Beast ➢ Review 5 Stars | Kindle


About the Author

imageJ.R. Ward is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books. She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance and is a multiple RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith College, she was a double major in History and Art History with a medieval concentration in both and she still longs at times for a return to those days sitting in dark lecture halls, looking at slides of old triptychs and reliquaries. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a corporate attorney, serving for many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard Medical Schools premier teaching sites. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day filled with nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot and the Brothers, of course.

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