Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward
This is an adult paranormal fantasy novel (Rated NC-17)
(Five F'ing Fantastic Hearts

Book Summary
J.R. Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.

Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?
My Review 
Okay, I’ll say if no one else will. And maybe this is just me. I’ve struggled a bit with this author’s overuse of misunderstanding in stories as a means of conflict. It’s why I didn’t much like Rhage’s or Zsadist’s stories very much. This time she handles it in a way that wasn’t noticeable or annoying.
Vishous is my absolute favorite but I thought his story was the worst. I wasn’t a fan of how the whole Jane thing played out. Still Wrath has been my number two until I met Qhuinn. They are tied now, but I was happy to once again embark on his story with Beth. This is the third time. And again, this author shows that love doesn’t equal a happily ever after (HEA).
But more importantly, this author broke all her rules. Before she’s stated that no one but the main couple of any book would have sex. So broken in this story. I won’t name names, but just to say, she broke what she declared to pieces.
I wish we would have gotten more Qhuinn and Blay, but you can’t have it all. She’s left us hooks for at least three or four future story lines and I’m not sure I can wait another year. God, at least when we wait a year we get a nice long, well thought out plot that makes us want more.
And, if you haven’t read this series, oh, you are missing out. Even the books that weren’t my favs were far better than most paranormal/urban fantasy books out there. Well worth the read, well worth the wait.
Audio Review
I’ll be honest. Jim Frangione doesn’t modulate his voice vary much for each different character. Yet somehow, I’m never confused about who’s speaking. Thus, he has talent.
My book boyfriend THE KING, Wrath.

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