Review: The King by J.R. Ward

Title:  The King

Author: J.R. Ward

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #12

Genre: Paranormal 

Format: Hardback

Date Read: April 19, 2020

4 stars
4 stars – It was really good

After denying the crown for years, Wrath finally takes the throne with his mate, Beth, at his side. The crown comes with heavy burdens and a lot of enemies. What he doesn’t expect is to have to make heavy choices between his crown and his personal life. 

I love Wrath and Beth so getting another book featuring them made me happy. That said, this was not a book filled with how happy they are. This was a book filled with marital problems, arguments, resolutions, and finally happiness. 

Beth has been hanging out with the pregnant chosen Layla trying to start her own needs because she wants a baby. Unfortunately, Wrath is against this and makes it clear to her. After a lot of conflict and discussion they work through this issue though and she does end up pregnant. This wasn’t the only issue for these two though. His kingship comes into question because of her not being a  full blooded vampire which leads to some desperate measures being taken. 

While I don’t usually like conflict between an established couple I actually enjoyed this one. Seeing them fight for the kingship finding ways to thwart the glymera just showed how powerful their bond was, even when upset with each other. Of course, in the end everything works out for these two. I really can’t wait to see more of them in future books, especially with LW. Wrath is just a great dad and I need more scenes of him in dad mode. 

I can’t wait to read the next book and see what is going to happen with the shadows.


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