Narrator: Jim Frangione
Length: 12 hrs 52 mins
Series: Black Dagger Legacy #4
Published by Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster Audio on August 13, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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As a trainee in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s program, Boone has triumphed as a soldier and now fights side by side with the Brothers. Following his sire’s unexpected death, he is taken off rotation against his protests—and he finds himself working with Butch O’Neal, former homicide cop, to catch a serial killer: Someone is targeting females of the species at a live action role play club. When the Brotherhood is called in to help, Boone insists on being a part of the effort—and the last thing he expects is to meet an enticing, mysterious female...who changes his life forever.
Ever since her sister was murdered at the club, Helaine has been committed to finding the killer, no matter the danger she faces. When she crosses paths with Boone, she doesn’t know whether to trust him or not—and then she has no choice. As she herself becomes a target, and someone close to the Brotherhood is identified as the prime suspect, the two must work to together to solve the mystery...before it’s too late. Will a madman come between the lovers or will true love and goodness triumph over a very mortal evil?
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I was so excited to get Blood Truth by J.R. Ward! I had gotten behind on the series and decided to pick them up in audio and man, what a great decision that was! I got caught up in time for Blood Truth’s release listening to the amazing Jim Frangione!
Boone was a character I was really interested in. His family are members of the Glymera, but his past is riddled with instances where being in that high society has really affected him. Instead of following what his father wants, Boone joins the Brotherhood’s trainee program and proves to be a great warrior. However, he is finds himself not being content with his Lesser kills. Boone wonders if there is something wrong with himself.
But we don’t dwell on it too much, as there is a character who displays even worse behaviors and has a terrible past. You wonder throughout the whole book whether this person is responsible for the murders Butch and Boone are investigating. The murders that bring Helaine into Boone’s life. He is instantly attracted to her. What I liked is that even though Butch was initially suspicious of Helaine, she was allowed to help with the investigation. Boone didn’t put up a big protection fence around her.
Blood Truth largely focuses on Boone and Helaine without diving too much into actions of the Brotherhood. I thoroughly enjoyed how much of the relationship and investigation made up the book. It also made me insanely curious about Sin. The wait for his book is going to be excruciating!
I know some people don’t like to jump into the audio versions of series once they have started in another format, but I can’t recommend the audios of J.R. Ward’s books enough! Jim Frangione does amazing accents and represents the Brothers and trainees so well.
For someone who was a little resistant to this series because of the age of the main characters, I’ve completely fallen in love. So glad I jumped in and decided to read despite my reservations.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2019 Audiobook Challenge