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Book Review-Lover Revealed

Lover Revealed
Black Dagger Brotherhood (
J.R. Ward
Onyx, 455 Pages
Published Mar 2007
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-451-41235-5

 Synopsis:

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York there’s a war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defender of their race. But now an ally of the Brotherhood is about to encounter his own dark desire…

Butch O’Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard living, ex-homicide cop, he’s the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world to engage in the turf war with the lessers. He’s got nothing to lose. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who’s way out of his league. If he can’t have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers…

Fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he’s found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls Marissa to bring him back. But even her love may not be enough to save him…


My Review:
Butch O Neal is a ex cop and the only mortal a part of the Brotherhood circle. Butch after certain events being brought into the Black Dagger Brotherhood, fell in love with a woman, who has held his heart ever since he met her. Now not having her in his life, he still feels the loss. Then when he leasts expects he he gets kindapped by some lessers and by the Omega. After the Omega opens him up and puts a part of himself into Butch, Butch knew he would never be the same ever again. He is then found by his friends of the Brotherhood, and taken to a doctor, since it is obvious to all that he has been changed. And there is only one person that can truly help him now….his lost love Marissa where only her love will save him, and take them on a journey that will change both of their lives for all time.

This is one of my favorites of this series so far, from the first pages, I was entranced. I have always wanted to read Butch’s story, and now that I have, I am so glad that I did read his story. I loved this story where Butch finds a inner strength within himself that he never expected was there. Where the only one that truly saved him was Marissa, whom he has loved truly. Marissa is a vampire and has always feared hurting Butch. But when she is summoned to his side, she realizes how much Butch means to her. As their reconnect with one another, they will discover that their love is enough to give them strength to last all the struggles they will face as long as they face them together. This was a truly intense but emotional love story, that is a real treat to read.

My Grade On This Book
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series
Dark Lover
Lover Eternal
Lover Awakened
Lover Unbound
Lover Enshrined
Lover Avenged
Lover Mine

Book Review- Lover Unbound


Lover Unbound
Black Dagger Brotherhood (5)
J.R. Ward
Signet, 502 Pages, Published October 2007
Fantasy/Vampire Romance
ISBN: 978-0-451-22235-0


Synopsis
In Caldwell, New York, war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers–six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will…

Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father’s war camp, he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time–until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that cannot include her….




My Review:
Vishous, is a member of the Brotherhood, having his best friend Butch recently married, he is feeling a bit put out. Vishous is a relentless fighter against the Lessers, he also has a more rough approach to sexual encounters due to the way that he was raised. Having not known his mother, his father was a cruel “son of a bitch” ( to be putting it mildly) who was a bloodletter. Vishous grew up tormented and abused. Presently he discovers that his mother whom he has never known is the Scribe Virgin. At first Vishous is shocked to say the least. Apparently the Scribe Virgin wanted her child to have all the aspects his father had. A fighter, strong, cunning,  and ruthless in his fighting. His mother agreed to his father to let him train their son for three centuries. When hearing that his mother agreed to this deal, knowing the cruelites he was forced to bear, he is furious. Then when she tells him that he is to be the Primale and have forty mates, and bear children upon them all, he is stunned. Later, Vishous doesn’t know if he can go through with it.  One night while fighting a Lesser, he gets a mortal injury, and is taken to a mortal hospital to be treated by Dr. Jane Whitcomb. Jane, is a talented doctor and surgeon and loves her job and being able to save lives. Jane has a high position but wants to be chief of surgery. Knowing that will never happen at her current situation, since the current Chief will most likely be there for another twenty years, she is planning a trip that weekend to head down to South America for a high position as Chief Surgeon. However her plans change, when a certain particular patient is brought in the ER for severe injury to the chest which could be fatal if she doesn’t operate soon. So when he is brought in she does, and see notices things such as his heart is different from anything she has ever seen before. When she has him stable, his “brothers” come in and take him along with kidnapping her, at Vishous’s insistence. So Jane finds herself taken captive by unknown men where she will treat Vishous until he has fully healed. During this time however, Jane and Vishous connect and find themselves risking everything for what they have found in each other. A desire and a deep abiding love stronger than anything they have ever known. Vishous is at a loss as to what to do, for he has a duty and responsibility to his brotherhood, yet his heart also speaks of another duty, to keep the one he loves by his side for all time.

I enjoyed reading Vishous’s story, it was definitely an emotional and engaging read that had me on the edge of my seat in suspense. As a reader, we see that Vishous is a tormented being who has been tortured and abused for many years by his father, and is still trying to heal and the effects of the abuse still linger in him. Then he meets Jane who even though being a human and mortal, stirs a passion in him and calms the wild beast. She is the one he loves and trust more than anyone else, and he knows he has to let her go soon and erase her memory of her knowledge of their precious time together. Its basically a scenario of deciding what is more important duty over love. Jane, having been raised in a home where her family never appreciated her and having her parents and sister gone, she is all alone in this world. Then she meets the one man that even though he scares and thrills her at the beginning, she starts to soften toward him, and she knows she is falling for him, madly. This is probably the most emotional book that I have read from J.R. Ward. I truly enjoyed reading most of the story, although the ending was a little weird and not what I expected at all ( definitely will shock you, for it did me) it was a deep and thrilling romance, that either had be crying or laughing, or so intense in its action that had my heart pounding, it sure was a well worth it read!!! J.R. Ward has done it again for me, totally enthralled me in her stories and captivated my heart to the characters.

My Grade For This Book:
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series
Dark Lover
Lover Eternal
Lover Awakened
Lover Revealed
Lover Enshrined
Lover Avenged
Lover Mine