Review: The Story of Son by J.R. Ward

Title: The Story of Son
Author: J. R. Ward
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Standalone Novella
POV: Third Person


Claire Stroughton was a lawyer specializing in estate management. When one of biggest and long time client called for a meeting, she didn’t think much about the long drive to Caldwell. A simple trip for a signature turned out to be more than she bargained for when her client apparently had something else in mind.

Son was different from the day he was born and that unfortunately earned him a life in isolation. He never wanted something more until he met with the headstrong Claire. He was afraid of the possibility while she was determined to show him something new.

I’ve always been a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series since I first picked up the first book. However, since the books are so long, I stopped at book 2. I’ve been meaning to continue the series, but still can’t find the time. So when I saw this novella, I knew it would be a good substitute until I can get to commit to reading the full books. Yes, this novella certainly helped with my craving, but at the same time made it worse because it reminded me what I’ve been missing.

“Let me help you. Give me your word.”

The Story of Son was about two individuals taking chances, doing something outside their comfort zone. Sometimes you never realized what you need until it presented itself to you.

She might look like a lady from her chignon to her sensible pumps, but on the inside she was a killer.

I love Claire as a heroine. She was strong willed and assertive, always knew what she wanted in this life. But when something happened that required a change in her beliefs, she wasn’t afraid in adapting.

He was as beautiful as his voice, as beautiful as his scent, as beautiful as an angel . . . 

Son, or Michael as Claire renamed him, was hard not to fall in love with. His innocence and sadness pulled me to him. He was incredible polite and old fashion – a perfect gentleman. But do not be mistaken for him being a pushover. He was alpha to the core. And he had long hair with red and black!

All the feeding scenes were incredibly sexy. I don’t even mind that they fell in love within three days. I mean vampires are different from human. They probably excrete some kind of hormone making women dropping their panties in a snap. I know I’ve been affected by that haha!

Overall, this little standalone novella is great addition to the BDB series whether you’re a huge fan or just started to dabble in the sexy world of fangdom.

“Mine,” he said. “You are mine. Always.”


This review is also available on Goodreads.


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