Title: Blood Vow
Author: J.R. Ward
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Book 2 of Black Dagger Legacy
POV: Third Person
Axwelle (Axe) son of Theirsh wanted to make something out of his life. As a trainee of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, he was ready for anything. When there was a job opening for a bodyguard, he took that opportunity without realizing how much it would impact his life.
Elise blooded daughter of Felixe yearned to be free. As a female of aristocratic family, she had rigid expectations to meet. And her life was not made easier when her attraction to someone she shouldn’t be with becoming too hard to ignore.
“I’ll be a good boy who keeps his hands to himself—his fantasies, too. But in this moment, honest is as honest does—and in my head, I’m making love to you. Right on that table over there, right in front of him to prove I can.”
On the surface, Axe was everything I like in a hero – sexy, broody and kinky. I like how he picked himself up from his broken past and stood up for himself. However, I wish his kinky side was explored more instead of it being more like an afterthought.
She was the conduit to the vein of torture, and as physically attractive as he found her, the power she had over him turned her into a goddess.
I like how Elise was not a typical aristocratic female. She had ambitions and put effort in achieving them. But there were moments of vulnerability that made her a hypocrite.
Goddamn it, how the fuck were they in this situation.
I enjoy the overall storyline especially when it comes to the changes in the dynamic between the trainees. And I also like the dilemma Rhage and his family had to endure (even though it felt dragged on at times). However I feel like Rhage’s story was too overpowering for Axe and Elise to shine, especially that he already had the spotlight in The Beast.
Blood Vow is a story of two individuals breaking free of the life that shackled them. With a new addition character in the series it’d be interesting to see how the storyline will evolve.
Note: I love how Lassiter always stole the show. The Snickers scene was priceless lol!
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