By: J.R. Ward
Published By: Piatkus
Released: 1st December 2015
Details: Paperback ARC from publisher for honest review, 397 Pages
RATING: 4.5 CRAEG , BUTCH, RHAGE, LASSITER, VISHOUS STARS!
Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it’s very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O’Neal, a.k.a. the Dhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.
And that’s before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated—and left wondering whether she’s strong enough to claim her own power…on the field, and off.
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:
When Blood Kiss arrived on my doorstep on Thursday I was all...cray cray with excitement.
Cue the silly fan girling around the house.
Shit just gets dropped for J.R. Ward.
The schedule gets swiped across the table, stuff going everywhere and then I am sticking up the Do Not Disturb sign.
Family... leave mamma alone.
Only if you are needing a hospital will you interrupt me.
Well, I do look after the brood, but ya get my drift.
I have a lady boner for The Warden.
Now I’m not a spoiler so this review won’t have much in it.
Yes, J.R. Ward has brought us back to that original vibe of BDB. I love where she is heading in the current series, but this felt like a walk down the old lane and I really loved it.
Great balls of fire, people!
New kids on the block
Craeg, son of Brahl the Younger. Phwoooaaaaarrrr!!
“Do you like playing with fire, girl?” he growled. “Because if you keep looking at me like that, I’m going to burn you to the ground.”
You know that ache you’ve got right now? The one between your legs? I’m going to show you how to take care of that by yourself. And you’re going to make me come when I listen to what it sounds like.
Paradise. Simply love her.
New sub characters, expecially Axe, the boy is a bit Goth and he likes the erm...wild side.
Other than exchanging names – his was Axe – they hadn’t said anything, and his brooding silence fit his image completely: The male had killer written all over him, with his black spiked hair, those black piercings on one side of his face, and that tattoo of something evil running vertically up half of his neck.
Butch oh I do love Butch. What was a personal surprise for me, was Marissa. Now I didn’t really take a shine to her in the original series. She shone for me in this spinoff.
Lassiter. Oh dear God you crazy endearing angel. Man, he made me laugh. There is a visual of a scene in particular, you will know it when you get to it and the man...erm angel, is freakin’ hilarious.
This is all I can give you.
After a couple of “me-me-me-mes” – like he was warming up to do a solo – he took a great breath and –
She lowered a forkful of chicken back to her plate. “You actually made a calendar of yourself.”
“Why do you think I had my pants off.”
Now V I think is just plain annoyed with Lassiter. LOL
Speaking of V...oh there is a scene and I will say no more. Again you will know when you get to it.
What I loved about this book was the Brothers are in a teaching role and the way they teach. Hehehe.
Now I may not have gone the full five stars for this one because of a couple things I won’t say, because all is subjective, but I full on enjoyed this book and devoured it. I simply ploughed through it over a couple nights.
I am so addicted to J.R. Ward she rocks my kazbah.
Thank you Hachette Aust for feeding my addiction.
Goes without saying...buy this!
p.s. I usually like US covers more than UK/Aust covers and I gotta say we scooped the pool with the UK/Aust cover.