Title: Blood Fury
Author: J.R. Ward
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Book 3 of Blood Dagger Legacy
POV: Third Person
Peyton son of Peythone had his heart on someone but she was never his to keep. That was until his eyes started to see Novo, his fellow trainee, as what she’s worth. However, she had her own past to deal with before she could open her heart to others.
Saxton was still mending his broken heart when Ruhn walked into his life. But as Ruhn’s life turned completely around, he had hard time accepting the changes including the one within himself.
I was excited to start this one because even though Peyton started the series as an annoying brat, I wanted to see how he would evolve, and of course Saxton needed to find his own happiness too. But I felt like their stories were not special enough.
Novo was a bonfire he wanted to jump into. Wearing a suit of firecrackers and carrying a gas tank on his back.
Both of the stories in this book pretty much mirrored each other and that’s where the issue is. On the surface, the similarities might seem like what connected the stories together. Instead, it just felt repeated, only with different couple.
I like Novo’s past which added the needed heart into the story. But that was about it. What saved the book for me was Ruhn. As a newcomer to the series, his character brought a breath of fresh air especially with his humility and vulnerabilities. However his character evolution was too much too soon, and could use more angst in between.
In truth, the biggest problem Peyton represented wasn’t a sexual one, but something far more dangerous to her well-being. He got into her heart? He was going to do more damage than that lesser with the dagger had, for sure.
Blood Fury is a story of unrequited love. I’m not sure if there will be more books in this spin-off series (because the one left has been completely under the radar since book 1), but if there is I hope the author will focus more on the primary couple instead of letting the secondary one overshadow the new characters.
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. 📖 #CurrentlyReading: Blood Fury by #JRWard . When I was a kid, there was one humongous #mangosteen tree beside my late grandmother’s house. When it’s fruiting you can pretty much feed the whole damn town haha! I love picking up the fruits and I prefer the small ones because the flesh is softer. I think it’s such a sensual fruit. You have to squeeze it gently to open it before you’re rewarded by the soft, sweet flesh lol! Maybe that’s why they’re called the Queen of Fruits 😁. . . ★ Book Details ★ (Blood Dagger Legacy Book 3) Buy: https://amzn.to/2M1WalQ Blurb: 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? . . .