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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward returns with an all-new tale of paranormal passion in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter - and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he's unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.
For Elise, who lost her first cousin to a grisly murder, Axe's dangerous appeal is enticing - and possibly a distraction from her grief. But as they delve deeper into her cousin's death, and their physical connection grows into so much more, Axe fears that the secrets he keeps and his tortured conscience will tear them apart.
Rhage, the Brother with the biggest heart, knows all about self-punishing, and he wants to help Axe reach his full potential. But when an unexpected arrival threatens Rhage and Mary's new family, he finds himself back in the trenches again, fighting against a destiny that will destroy all he holds most dear.
As Axe's past becomes known, and fate seems to be turning against Rhage, both males must reach deep - and pray that love, rather than anger, will be their lantern in the darkness.
©2016 J. R. Ward (P)2016 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cyndi on 02-03-17

Loving the BDB Spin Off Series!

Oh how I love this world and the Legacy series is such a great new side of the BDB stories and still gives us a BDB fix! I'm loving the new characters, they are all very different and I love these seriously strong female characters! JR Ward is doing an amazing job with such different characters but all in the same world. I think one of my favorite things about this book was Lasiter, he is really stepping up for what I think will be his new role ;) Can't wait for the next book and sad it'll be a year before I get the next chapter for the training center recruits.

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5 out of 5 stars
By CAROLYN on 12-08-16


I never have to read the synopsis of the book because, when it comes to J.R. Ward's BDB, I never have to question my decision of auto buying it, I never have any doubts that it's going to be an exciting and well-written listen that'll evoke all the feels, I never have to doubt that much loved and new characters will enthral me, I never have to doubt that Jim Frangione's narration will be great.. and I never have to doubt that there will be one hell of a good romance too. But any fan of hers already knows this by now.

Worth a credit? I never have to doubt that either.. YES.

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16 of 18 people found this review helpful

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