NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this sexy paranormal romance novel set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of two couples—both fighting to find love in the midst of the war with the Lessening Society.
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 a 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?
Praise for J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series
“Utterly absorbing.”—Angela Knight
“To die for . . . I love this series!”—Suzanne Brockmann
Ward's third Black Dagger Legacy novel is considerably toned down compared to earlier books, but readers will still be satisfied. While Peyton, a wastrel member of the aristocratic glymera, is training with the Black Dagger Brotherhood in their existential war against the Lessening Society, he attempts to prove his worth, but his bad judgment nearly kills Novo, another trainee. Peyton's attentions during Novo's recovery are sweet and sexy, but a combination of their selfish families, her insecurities, and a big secret may destroy their relationship before it can blossom. Of the two romances in this entry, theirs is the more emotionally intense, but the love story that develops between Brotherhood consigliere Saxton and new household member Ruhn may be more poignant, thanks to rough-edged Ruhn's uncertainty about his elevated position in the Brotherhood. Ward's duo of redemptive and complementary romances is engrossing and surprisingly tender.
Loved it as usual....she never disappoints.
Read the ENTIRE series. You won’t be disappointed. Wow this lady writes so good. Keep em coming hunny!
J.R. Ward is an extraordinary storyteller. This spinoff series is a lot of fun.
I love Saxton and Ruhn!
This was really good. I loved loved loved Saxton and Ruhn’s story! I didn’t realize how sad my baby Saxton was. I just wanted to hug him so tight. And I loved the backstory for Ruhn. It was so sad! I loved how even though he had a horrible past, he was still so shy and sweet. I loved them together. I honestly could have read the entire book from their POV. I wanted more!
I also like Novo and Peyton together. I loved Novo’s backstory as well. It was so sad and really explained why she was so closed off now. I loved how she slowly opened up to Peyton. His growth was more in the beginning by taking responsibility of his life and being committed to the program. The beginning was a little slow for me. There was a lot of internal monologue and i felt like they didn’t interact much. But once they did I really loved it.
This was a great book. I just wish it was longer and had more depth. Maybe even a little more angst. I really enjoyed it though. Especially Saxton and Ruhn. I hope they continue to show up in the BDB series.