Blood Kiss: What an awesome read!

I promise, I’m trying to get back to blogging. I really am!

Well, I have an excellent reason for a post…I finished Blood Kiss last night. Before I go any farther, I will gladly admit that I wasn’t happy with the ending of The Shadows and came very close to swearing off anything new from J.R. Ward.

Of course, I’m a sucker for the Brothers so I decided to check out Blood Kiss. After all, I’d read some great reviews, and the thought of going back to the training center…keeping our old favorites while introducing some new blood had me excited.


Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it’s very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O’Neal, a.k.a. the Dhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.

And that’s before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated—and left wondering whether she’s strong enough to claim her own power…on the field, and off. Continue reading “Blood Kiss: What an awesome read!”