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 b ...more
“A mother’s tears,” Lassiter’s slightly echo-y voice said softly. “So hard, so beautiful. I told you everything was going to be all right. And those are to remind you of how strong you are, how strong your love for your daughter is…how, even in the worst of times, things have a way of working out as they should.” -Lassiter
Blood Vow is the 2nd ...more
There is magic involved every time I open a J.R. Ward’s book and then I suddenly land in Caldwell.
When I am there,
I usually hide in the dark alleys sniffing the air for baby powder smell and listening carefully for gunshots and body compacts,
I cover myself at the back of Manny’s ambulance behind a blanket making sure is empty on the way back to the mansion and everybody has already been home safe. Sometimes when it is not empty I listen carefully to sighs and encou ...more
“I’m stuck in the fucking chimney.”
I don't even have words to say about how grateful I picked this book up before Christmas. Blood Vow is the second installment of the Black Dagger Legacy series which is spinned off from the main one, Black Dagger Brotherhood. At first, I saw no reasons why J.R. Ward had to start her new series with the same setting and characters, but after I read Blood Kiss, I completely understood why she must do this.
“But the biggest fallacy people sell themselves is that they should bthis. ...more
Okay, so December wasn’t the best reading month for me. I’ll be completely upfront and honest, The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert put me in a terrible reading slump. I was blaming being busy, and/or the holiday season, but then I read this book in like twenty-four hours and realized that I just needed to read a good book that I actually wanted to read, and Blood Vow was honestly the perfect pick. I enjoyed this immensely and I feel so thankful that it is the last book I read in 2 ...more
I reread The Beast yesterday in anticipation of the release of The Chosen so naturally I have to reread this one too....just as fantastic as the first time I read it....maybe even more so!
5 Black Dagger Loving Stars!!
Honestly, I cannot get enough of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, so I am beyond ecstatic for the Black Dagger Legacy series, it feeds my addiction to these vampires!! So it took me awhile to do this review and I’ve decided to break it down into three mini reviews.
Axe & Elise:
Axe is a commoner, a guy who just wreviews.so! ...more
Paperback, yo. Not hardcover. Traditional PNR, just like DARK LOVER was in the old days.
That's JR Ward announcing this series in this blog post: https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...
Book 2 is already a hardcover at the price of $11.99. So I'm going to buy it when it's the paperback it was sold to loyal readers as. Not because I can't afford $11.99. I've got plenty of money. It's just that I don't like being taken for granted by authors and their publishers. So my protest will include me spending the money I might havwhy:Paperback, ...more
"Our strength must be tested," he whispered, "for us to know it's still there. And I will always be your warrior, Mary mine. Always and forever."~ Rhage
What a wonderful, beautiful story. I'm not a huge fan of this new generation of warriors, but the time spent with my Boys, their shellans and Bits - those moments alone make this story one I will re-read (parts of) often.
In fact, Blood Vow is well worth owning, so when the publisher decides/>"Our ...more
Even though this series is about the trainees, we get plenty of the original brothers. The main romance is between the BDB trainee, Axe, and a member of the vamp aristocracy, Elise, but there is also a substantial side-story about Rhage and ...more
“But how do I know you’ll come home safe?”
Rhage blinked. “I am never not coming back to you and Mary.”
“What if you die, though?”
His first thought was:
There are not appropriare enough words to describe how much I love this woman's style. I'm a sucker for pop culture references and all those names turned into verbs. If her style were a person, I'd hump their leg like a Chiwawa in heat.
Now, before she gets a restraining order against me, let's get to the book. ...more
I hoped the Mary-Rhage drama would be over by now, and I didn't really understand the importance of these two being MC in this book, too, but I really enjoyed it, although I'd have liked to read more about Elise and Axe. I felt like the development of their relationship was a bit rushed in the end.
The things I liked:
-Novo as the next MC will be awesome. I like her very much, I loved her/>-/>The ...more
Type: Book 2 of Black Dagger Legacy
POV: Third Person
Axwelle (Axe) son of Theirsh wanted to make something out of his life. As a trainee of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, he was ready for anything. When there was a job opening for a bodyguard, he took that opportunity without realizing how much it would impact his life.
Elise blooded daughter of Felixe yearned to be free. As a female of aristocratic family, she had rigid expectations to meet. And her life was not made easier when her attraction to someone shePersonRating:LegacyPOV:RomanceType: ...more
BLOOD VOW is Elise and Axe’s book. Axe is the kinkier one of the new recruits and for a moment, I worried that he was going to be Vishious 2.0 but actually he’s not anything like V at all and the BDSM aspect that I thought that might be present isn’t there at all.
I wasn’t sure I w ...more
The thing is they aren’t just one book to review. Every book in this series is a continuation from the initial book, every character just gets added to, to ...more
This book snuck up on me. I didn’t even realized it was out until I saw it on Amazon. I’m a fan of The Black dagger Brotherhood series and I’m finally caught up on it. I really like how J.R. Ward continued the series with this spin off Black Dagger Legacy series. Like ALL of her books, you can read them as a standalone, but it’s better if you read them in order. I will even say, it’s better to read both The Black dagger Brotherhood series and Black Dagger Legacy in order. It will ju ...more
Another fun read by J.R. Ward. I liked this better than Book 1 simply because the couple were sweeter and the side story was more interesting & intense.
The things I loved:
Axe & Elise: I’ll be honest I wasloved:Axe ...more
As I expected I loved this book. So, so much. All these characters mean so much to me, I can't imagine my life without them in it, it may sound harsh and dramatic but I've followed these books for almost 8 years religiously, they became part of me, part of my friends and family, I feel like I know everyone so well I could write one of the books myself. I will never tire of reading BDB books, never.
One of my favorite things about these books has to me how we follow them in their mundane live ...more
I really enjoyed this installment, especially the parts that focused on one of my all-time favorite romantic couples, Rhage and Mary, and the scenes with Lassiter.
There's a new romance between the BDB trainee/fighter Axe and the aristocrat Elise, but it's largely a continuation of Rhage, Mary, and Bitty's story from The Beast.
Oh, how I love being back in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world!! This is book 2 in the Black Dagger Legacy series, however I wouldn’t really call this is a spin off. It’s more a continuation of the BDB storylines – but with the spin off characters giving us a second storylne. You will need to have read The Beast (BDB, #14) before you read this one otherwise you’re going to be a bit lost.
The Black Dagger Legacy books focus around a group of trainee warriors being trained by the BDB boys within their compound. T ...more
What a RIDE! After book one Blood Kiss I jumped right into this book only it wasn’t so much as a hit. It was kind of a miss for a good part of it.
So I actually took a break, read a few other books and picked this back up last night and boy am I glad I did because then things started to get interesting.
Axe’s and Elise really became a couple I wanted to know more about.
And the war between the lesser and the vampires started to get some action.
Ahh and then Rhage and Mary had s ...more
This was great as always. I teared up several times in the story. I just loved Axe. But he's broken and I love broken characters.
The story with Rhage was good too. Though V is my all time favorite. My heart still breaks for him and hope is the family thing will resolve in a future book soon.
Saxton has a crush on Run. The question is will Run return his affection.
And honestly I wanted more between Axe and Elise at the end. Hell, I didn't even realize P ...more
By now you must now that we are massive fans of J.R. Ward here at Under the Covers. So it's safe to say that when I cracked open my copy of BLOOD VOW there was a giddy anticipation before I even read the first word. What immediately captivated me is the ease in which this author can transport me into the world with nothing more than a few sentences. Even a few words. See, I was worried that I wouldn't remember some things before starting BLOOD VOW and considered re-reading BLOOD KISS but I kne...more
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"You weren't supposed to tell him!" Lassiter barked.
Rhage frowned. "Lassiter?"
"Fuck you!" came the muffled response.
Mary pointed to the hearth. "Lassiter is in a Santa suit, stuck in the chimney, impaled on something that means he can't dematerialize. So we've got a problem."
Rhage blinked once. And then threw his head back and laughed so loudly the windows shook.
"This is the best fucking Christmas present ever!"
"Fuck you, Hollywood!" Lassiter yelled from inside the chimney. "Fuck you so hard--”