Thursday, April 3, 2014


By: J.R. Ward
Published By: Piatkus
Released : 1st April 2014
Details : Paperback from publisher for honest review, 573 Pages. Thank you Hachette Australia.


Blurb: Goodreads

Long live the King...After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle- with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sits heavily on his head.

As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone- at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

But when she decides she wants a child, she's unprepared for Wrath's response - or the distance it creates between them. The question is, will true love win out...or tortured legacy take over.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Hell. Yeah! With a great big rum and raisin icecream with the brothers on top!


This was a most scrumptious read. I just want to pull out the thesaurus and throw down a whole lot of words. But, you get my drift.

Freakin’, darn, awesome.

Worth the wait.

Ok, so Ms Ward has adopted the multiple pov style from Lover At Last, again. I really like it.

I will say, that I was missing Qhuinn and Blay, but they did have a whole book to themselves and it is time to move on and put the spotlight elsewhere. I did miss them. 

Call me pervy, but I did miss them.

* waggles eyebrows *

It’s no surprise that this book is about Wrath and Beth and her need for a kidlet. I loved how that played out.

I shall say no more.

Or I could say... 

“It’s all about carrots!” 

...Aaaaaand I could throw in a non spoiler quote, because duh!! 

“I love you,” he said into her hair. “Forever.” 

Even though I wanna say more.

iAm was my guy in this book. I loved him. He is such a cutie. 

Lassiter too tickled my funny bone, but he tickles it each book he is in. He is just the BDB sidekick character that J.R lets loose with and has some awesome fun. I can tell how much fun she had writing him in this book. 

* snort * 

Lassiter is currently what I call a floating character, he just pops in and out as she pleases and makes me snort.

I could so see his scenes.

HA! HAaaaahahaaaa!

Lassiter is effortlessly, precious.

“What the fuck is that?” 

At the sound of V’s voice, John turned with the rest of them... and when he saw what was up at the head of the grand staircase, he blinked once. Twice. Twelve times.

See, no spoiler from me. You will have to read to see what was at the top of that staircase.

“I didn’t bring enough tobacco for this,” V bitched.

I gotta say I laughed and laughed over a couple of pages.

I am a mega Fritz fan. The poor doggen just wants to do stuff. I need him to come over to my house. He can tidy up after the kids and be on cloud nine.

Fritz sprang into action, pulling open cupboards and drawers -- and she didn’t have the heart to tell him not to wait on her.

I tell ya, he puts Batman’s, Albert to shame.


The butler rushed over from the crudite arrangement he was working on. “Yes, master! I am eager to be of aid.” 

Xcor - fan art 
Xcor, I do really like you. You are a naughty BOB - Band of Bastard with your evil thinking, but I cannae help liking you. Not sure why I went Scottish there. You make me laugh with your old ways and... you do have a heart underneath all that cold exterior. I think you are quite hurt underneath.

“Knock her dead, my man.”

“Oh, no,” Xcor shook his head. “That shan’t be necessary. This one I like.”


OOO, Ms Ward was throwing in some Miley C, snark. Loved it! Seriously if you can get your name several times in a BDB book, all the power to ya! 

Starts thinking of ways to get J.R.'s attention. you let the cat out of the bag. I do love you too.

Sola and Assail, and grandma. HA! It takes a little ol’grandmother to be able to wear the pants. Love it!

She opened her mouth as if to argue, but she was headstrong -- not foolish. “Then I do the darning.”

“Our clothes are in sufficient shape --“

Ehric cleared his throat. “Actually, I have a couple of loose buttons.”

I got to say I do love Goddamn. What a pairing.

I kinda went, awwwwwwWWwww.

It’s very hard to write this review, without almost saying nothing and just going 5 STARS!! Read it! You won’t be disappointed. But, I write reviews, so I have to say stuff, so I am trying without spoilers. 

Not as easy as you think because a lot of stuff was going on, back and forth in this book.

It isn’t bad ass thick and tall for no reason, people!

A very intriguingly paced read which made me laugh hard at times and it made me get a little choked up. Lots of pov’s being juggled around and more seeds dropped for future books which I am going to be really old by the time I get to read them all.


Bring. On . Number Thirteen.

Hell. Yeah!!

I kinda wish my life away on some authors, just to get to another book.

Read BDB , I highly recommend this series. The brothers are all something to behold.



  1. Oh lord Michelle this sounds awesome. I bough book one of the series and cannot wait to read it :)

    1. It was!!! J.R is a brilliant writer. The only book I was a bit not loving as much as the rest was # 6 - Phury's and I think a lot of peeps thought the same, but you can't miss it cause lots to learn for # 7. A fave of mine was #3 Zsadist book and # 11 Lover At Last :D

  2. Looks great, I'll be reading book #4 soon, so it's good to know the series will still be awesome after so many installments :)

    1. You have rad # 3 which was one of my faves...Zsadist. Bless him!

      Enjoy not having to wait on at least another eight!!

  3. You liked what I disliked about this LOL but that's why I love you, Matey! It's always fun to compare notes with you. I miss the fighting though, I wish we'll have more of that in the next book.

    1. We are both passionate xxxx i do see what J.R is doing and I do love it. I think she knows that it takes a good year to get a book published and on the shelves so she is feeding her own author interest by adding the multiple pov's into the mix. Gets more in.

      But we do love each other across the cyberspace miles and oceans and land. xxxx


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