The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the number-one New York Times best-selling author....
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, aka 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.
©2015 J. R. Ward (P)2015 Penguin Audio
Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
I was skeptical about JR Ward doing a spin off of the BDB series, and was afraid it would be more of a young adult novel due to the main storyline being about a training class. However,
I should've had more faith, this was classic JR Ward all the way, and I loved the spin off!
Blood Kiss does introduce us to some younger characters which is refreshing, but I was happy to see there was a strong presence of some of the original BDB characters including two of my favorite Vishous, and Butch. While the main plot is about Craeg and Paradise, the subplot with Butch and Marissa tied in nicely.
JR Ward is my favorite author! She knows how to write an awesome story that's full of romance, action and surprises.
This story was well worth the credit, and time well spent! I can't wait for the next book in the series. :-)
I loved this book, truly had the feel of the first books in the series, took you back the start o the first trainees. She explores the psyche of Butch and Marissah. How things in their past has been affecting their behavior in and out of their mating. The new recruits on the scene are dealing with troubles of their own, some have lost their families in the raids and have nothing and no one left. New love is on the bloom or is it, our heroine and leading man are struggling to find their own paths in life. Like most you adults. there is a murder mystery to so and lots and lots of laughter.
J.R. Ward has a very particular style of writing and vernacular. While sometimes the use of over the top vernacular and name dropping can get a little wearisome, her stories are always a fun read in my opinion. At least she mixes it up and keeps it interesting! I hope she continues with the BDB Legacy series.
I am SO glad I did not listen to the negative reviews I read about this new book! I honestly LOVED this book. This series has gone on for a long time now and I think I burned myself out on it. I never even finished The King yet but have continued with the rest of the series. Blood Kiss is a new, refreshing book that I fell in love with! I love the new characters interacting with the old characters we have grown to love! Craeg and Paradise are amazing and I love the training program. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on more of this new series!!!!!
I loved this book. She's does it again. She weaves a take that is funny, heart warming and page turning.
The narrator is always good. Love him. Now I'm waiting for the Beast.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I was a little skeptical about this spin off - but wow was it good. Even though it is set in the same world of BDB it felt so fresh. I love the new characters and can't wait to see what happens next.
Say something about yourself!
The Black Dagger Brotherhood has gotten weird lately. I use to adore their books, but the last one about the Shadows..yeah I couldn't even finish it. I bought this book with the hope that they would get back to basics...and thankfully JR Ward listened. We are back to the fast paced world of the BDB!
Paradise is her fathers only daughter and an aristocratic pure blood according to the Glymera. Her mission in life is suppose to be to throw parties and mingle with the aristocracy until she is formerly matched by her father to a worthy male. Yeah, that's THEIR plan, her plan is to join the Black Dagger Brotherhood training program and fight for her race and become the person she suspects she can be, and it doesn't involve a ball gown!
This story had action, love, adventure and we got a deeper look into Butch and Marissa's relationship, but honestly Paradise held my attention way more. I really hope they keep the books about the next generation coming because I have missed this world.
when she decided to stand up to her father and the old ways of the vampire laws
when they met for the first time and it was instant chemistry...
I laughed and cried....these books truly take you into the story like you loose yourself
I am very excited about the series ..glad to see the new spin off I can hardly wait for the next book in the new series
WOW! I wish I could be more eloquent in expressing how good this book was. It was the freaking bomb!! I shouldn't be surprised because JR Ward is simply one of the best writers of this genre. BLOOD KISS completely lives up to the BDB series. I'm ecstatic that this particular spin off is bringing forth a whole new set of experiences with the BDB couples and also introducing new characters like Craeg and Paradise. They were the perfect pair to jumpstart a great new layer to a series that has not disappointed me once, and keeps me literally glued to my earbuds for hours. I couldn't have imagined a story being better than the BDB books, but, it's definitely a strong contender for being one of my favorite books from Ward. I completely and whole-heartedly recommend this book.
Loved every minute of it and can't wait for more! On of the best JR books I have read in a long while. I hope this is a start to many more!
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