Trainees at the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center continue to prepare for the war against the Lessening Society, but fighting is the last thing on Axe’s mind. Still plagued with the guilt of his father’s death, the brooding loner finds himself battling an unlikely attraction to Peyton’s enticing, aristocratic cousin, Elise. Elise feels it, too – especially when the two are thrown together in unusual circumstances, and she must decide whether she can trust Axe as she uncovers the mystery surrounding her sister’s death.
Meanwhile, Mary and Rhage are fostering Bitty, a young pretrans orphan, and hope to adopt her… until the appearance of a young male claiming to be Bitty’s blooded uncle threatens to tear the new family apart.
Blood Vow is the second book in the Black Dagger Legacy series and boy did this one have a lot happening. I love J.R. Ward and her books and actually I have waited to write this review because I wasn’t sure what to say to be honest. I loved the book, and while I normally love the continuation of other characters stories in the books I feel that Rhage and Mary overtook Axe and Elise’s story. Honestly I wish that either Ms. Ward had either included their parts in The Beast or even in the next BDB book. I want to read about those in the training program, to get to know who they are and their pasts. I felt that Axe and Elise didn’t have the ability to truly allow their story to be told and that something things were left unresolved.
Blood Vow does have the funny moments that we love about the books in both series, as well as some action, drama, and sexiness. I loved Lassiter and his role in the book, especially when he um gets stuck; I think I died laughing at that point. Overall Blood Vow was another good addition to the series and I hope that the next in this series will focus on the main characters more than other storylines because as much as I love Rhage I am about to tap out on anymore at this point.