Review ~ Blood Fury by J.R. Ward @JRWard1

Posted May 20, 2019 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review ~ Blood Fury by J.R. Ward @JRWard1Blood Fury by J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Length: 13 hrs 11 mins
Series: Black Dagger Legacy #3
Published by Ballantine on January 9, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 442
4 Stars
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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?

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I’m caught up on another series! I was really glad to read this book as I wanted to know more about Ruhn and Saxton. It was good to get to know Ruhn and how he ended up with Saxton. I was so happy to see Saxton get his HEA. I always felt bad for him since Blay left him for Quinn. Their story was a nice romance with just one big hurdle. That hurdle causing great pain for Saxton as well as seeing a side to him that I never thought I’d see. I didn’t think he was capable of what he did. But, you don’t screw around with a vampire’s mate!

I was never a fan of Peyton. He had a lot of qualities I didn’t like and his addiction to Paradise was just annoying. He obviously wasn’t her true mate, so I felt like he just needed to move on. Especially when we saw that there was a slight interest in him from Novo.

Novo is a strong female and I wondered about her in the previous books since she seemed to have such a hard shell. It was telling that she had truly been through a lot. The more you learn about her past, and what she has to deal with with her family, the more you really want Novo to find happiness. I was concerned that she was going to be very disappointed with Peyton.

A deadly incident totally turns Peyton around and he starts to see how selfish and spoiled he acts. Unfortunately, his father picks this time to get on his case about his future. It turns out the two have totally different ideas of how that future is going to play out. I’m completely blown away by the way the glymera act. Their high and mighty lifestyles and rules have played a big part in all books of this series so far.

The turn around Peyton makes made me totally change my attitude about him and I wanted to see him be there for Novo. She really needed someone as her burden seems to get heavier with her sister’s actions. Memories and hurt come into glaring focus during this time so it was so good when she finally released some of that and confided in someone.

Blood Fury was a really good read. I felt like there was a lot of growth in Peyton’s character. He grew up in this book which really changed my opinion of him. Ruhn and Saxton’s story was also great and filled with a great happiness for the characters. They achieved a peace. The ending for both couples made me smile and left me satisfied for everyone.

I am totally happy with Jim Frangione’s narration. He did a great job with Blood Fury’s characters. I’m very glad I gave his narrations a chance. I have already downloaded Prisoner of Night, the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s novella that I missed so I can hear Frangione in this series again.

About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list. Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers. Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern.

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