Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: September 5th 2006
Number of pages: 527
Challenges: BDB Read-A-Long 2013;2013 Immortal Reading Challenge; 2013 Ebook Challenge;
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…
When you start this series the first guy you actually hate is Zsadist, but in this book we get all the story about his past and his reasons to act impulsively. Phury is his twin brother and we can all see they are completely different, and I loved reading again this book because his story of falling in love was perfect. He’s like a kid and everything was new and dangerous. I loved how helpful Bella was with and even pushed things a little. Zsadist needed a change in his life and we can all see how happiness made him different, even his eye color changed.
Nobody in the brotherhood believed he could be different and I loved seeing this couple. They are just my favorite. The lessers are also getting more dangerous because suddenly Mr. O became forelesser and he’s clearly the best commander so far. We had some dark and very sad moments in this book too. Tohr was like the perfect guy and we can see the hit really damaged him. John is growing more into the great guy we all know and love. The classes started and Lash is already an ass. But for me this book was all about the romance.
Series in Order
#1 – Dark Lover
#2 – Lover Eternal
#3 – Lover Awakened
#4 – Lover Revealed
#5 – Lover Unbound
#6 – Lover Enshrined
#6.5 – Father Mine
#7 – Lover Avenged
#8 – Lover Mine
#9 – Lover Unleashed
#10 – Lover Reborn
#11 – Lover At Last
#12 – The King (Expected publication: March 25th 2014)