Book Review: Blood Truth (Black Dagger Legacy #4) by J. R. Ward

I love this spinoff series set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world. I really like that it feels new and fresh yet incorporates characters I already know and love. Be sure to check out my review for Blood Truth below.

Book Review: Blood Truth (Black Dagger Legacy #4) by J. R. Ward
Blood Truth (Black Dagger Legacy #4) by J. R. Ward

As a trainee in the Black Dagger Brotherhood's program, Boone has triumphed as a soldier and now fights side by side with the Brothers. Following his sire's unexpected death, he is taken off rotation against his protests—and he finds himself working with Butch O'Neal, former homicide cop, to catch a serial killer: Someone is targeting females of the species at a live action role play club. When the Brotherhood is called in to help, Boone insists on being a part of the effort—and the last thing he expects is to meet an enticing, mysterious female...who changes his life forever.

Ever since her sister was murdered at the club, Helaine has been committed to finding the killer, no matter the danger she faces. When she crosses paths with Boone, she doesn't know whether to trust him or not—and then she has no choice. As she herself becomes a target, and someone close to the Brotherhood is identified as the prime suspect, the two must work to together to solve the mystery...before it's too late. Will a madman come between the lovers or will true love and goodness triumph over a very mortal evil?

4 out of 5 stars

Blood Truth was an excellent addition to the Black Dagger Legacy series. I love this world, the suspense, and the heat. Boone and Helania were awesome!

I loved the instant attraction that Boone and Helania had in the midst of the situation they were in. They both were dealing with a lot and I felt for them. Boone had such a struggle within himself and his upbringing and I liked how he dealt with it. I felt so much for Helania as she dealt with her sister's death. She was so shy but trying to put herself out there. I loved watching her growth and healing over the course of the story. She had a great inner strength that really shined by the end. I loved them together. I thought there was great character development and I enjoyed learning their histories. I loved the build to them coming together, the hotness between them and getting to their HEA.

I really liked the overall storyline happening and the suspense element in play with the murders. I had so many questions and I loved the build to getting the answers. It was exciting to read. I liked the different POVs happening as well. I was thrilled to really meet Syn, he was intense and mysterious with some serious darkness in him, I'm totally intrigued and can't wait for his story. I loved getting more of Butch and seeing him in cop mode and enjoyed the bit of healing he found. I always enjoy the Brothers, the bonding, and the entertainment value they bring to the table. I really liked a new character that was introduced thanks to Boone and Helania as well as her story and how everything came full circle.

I loved the depth and building layers, and how everything came together. I’m a huge fan of this series and the Black Dagger Brotherhood, I'm always excited while reading, I hate to put my books down, and feel completely immersed in the world. This was another winner!

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I read this book in hardcover and in the book, the heroine's name is Helania. However, in the description and on the inside of the book jacket, it says the heroine's name is Helaine. It is written that way on J. R. Ward's website as well. While reading, I went with Helania since that's the name I was actually seeing. This inconsistency made me crazy. It didn't influence my rating of the book but it bothers me enough to give everyone a heads up that it exists. 

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