the king by j.r. ward coverRatingfive-star-rating-md 5/5

About the Book

Title: The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood #12

Author: J. R. Ward

Release Date: April 1, 2014

Genre: Romance / Paranormal Romance

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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?


Has the King been overthrown? 

Ratingfive-star-rating-md 5/5


I’m going to be honest; this book did begin slowly. I felt as if I might not fall in love with this one as much as the others, but I was oh so wrong.

Sometimes I get frustrated with so many secondary stories because I was so caught up with Beth and Wrath! As I started to reach the middle of the story, afraid it was going to end, I read a quite a bit slower and reveled in the moment. J.R. Ward can write so well. I am in awe of her ability to keep you so addicted to her series.

Every series written keeps me wanting more each time. I just become so melancholy when they end. The Black Dagger Brotherhood has been one of my favorites since the first novel appeared on the shelves. I have been loyal ever since and you should to.

Each installment that is published, I wait with rapt attention and instantly run to the closest book store to purchase it and start reading immediately.

If you have not read any of her books, you are missing an amazing world;  filled with paranormal abilities, sexy men with the strength of ten, the right amount of comedy, and the women rule their hearts with an iron fist. What more could you want?

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