Paranormal Review: Lover Unleashed by JR Ward

Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0749955600
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: March 1st 2011
Number of pages: 512
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

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Review:

Not the best book in this series for me, because everything felt a little lost and there was almost no fight. Payne we met previously in this series and this is her story, but it felt like it was V and Doc Jane book two. There was way too much DR between this couple and after they found each other, I really thought things wereperfect, but V is messed up so a relationship is really difficult for him.

After discovering that Payne was his sister, V kinda lost it, but the book is also about Doc Manello helping Payne walk again and their love story. Nothing too complicated and he didn’t even changed, so a failure to me.

We also got some new and very badass vampires coming to town and creating all kinds of drama with the glymera, making everything more difficult for Wrath in the near future.

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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: April 1st 2014)

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Paranormal Review: Lover Mine by JR Ward

Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)Lover Mineby J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0749941782
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 30th 2010
Number of pages: 653
Source: Bought

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Summary:

John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was — or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war between vampires and their enemies, he will need to call upon both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate — and rescue his one true love.

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Review:

I loved seeing John grow and the changes some dark moments made in his soul. We can see how much he loved Torh and the new life he was introduced to, but everything became more after he met Xhex and we watched that tiny and scared man fall in love. They sounded so different in the first moment and we watched things change over the books, so for me their story is more than just this book.

I loved seeing John and hs fight to have Xhex back after Lash kidnapped her, but the best of all was the way he made her change, not completely, but to accept him and trust in another person, she suffered a lot and we saw some stories from Darius past that are connected with Xhex.

The book is also about Quinn and Blay, we can see their relationship has changed and is now in the verge of completely disappear. Can’t wait for their story.

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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: April 1st 2014)

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Paranormal Review: Lover Avenged by JR Ward

Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7)Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0749941731
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 27th 2009
Number of pages: 719
Source: Bought

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Summary:

As the vampire warriors of the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOODdefend their race from their slayers, one male’s loyalty to the Brotherhood is about to be tested – and his dangerous mixed blood revealed.

Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It’s also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious nightclub that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he’s approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King, and the leader of the Brotherhood.

However, Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood. He’s a symphath and the revelation of his deadly secret will result in his banishment to a colony for sociopaths. And a plot within and outside the Brotherhood take their toll against Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in the darkening world: Ehlena, a vampire untouched by corruption that has its hold on him – and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

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Review:

Rhevenge was one of my favorites and his book showed his softer sides. He was always concerned about his family and every action was for the good od his family, so seeing this side of him with Ehlena was super cute. Ehlena has suffered a lot in life and now she’s trying to find some happiness, at first I thought these two didn’t fit very good together, but after seeing how strong and secure Ehlena is my points changed and she became a very nice girl.

As always the story also showed the rest of the Brotherhood and this time the focus was on John Matthew and Xhex getting some moments together. I liked these changes in John because it showed his growing into the fine man we all love. Wrath also made a huge appearance and we got to see more of his problems with controlling the vampires and the glymera.

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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: April 1st 2014)

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Paranormal Review: Father Mine by JR Ward

Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella's Story (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6.5)Father Mine by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: B001HQHCBQ
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: October 7th 2008 
Number of pages: 91
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Readers met and fell in love with Zsadist and Bella in J. R. Ward’s third New York Times bestselling novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Awakened.

As a former blood slave, Zsadist bore the scars from a past filled with suffering and degradation until Bella came along and helped heal his emotional wounds. Now, though, with the birth of their child, the demons of his past have been resurrected, called forth by the innocent eyes of his beloved daughter, Nalla. Unless Bella and Nalla can bring him back with their love, he may be lost to them forever.

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Review:

This novella was super cute. Zsadist and Bella are one of my favorite couples in this series and ever since we saw she got pregnant, and how dangerous these moments are for vampires, things changed a little in their relationship. We can see Zsadist more concerned with Bella but talking less about their life. Nalla was born in the end of the previous book and everything looked perfect, but reading this story is clear to me that Zsadist needed more time to understand the new reality and his fears are still very close to the surface, so it took him some difficult moments.

I loved this new glimpse in their life together. I think we could have more insights like this for the other couples, since we lose touch with them as this series grow.

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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: April 1st 2014)

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Paranormal Review: Lover Enshrined by JR Ward

Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6)Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0749955007
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: June 3rd 2008
Number of pages: 534
Source: Bought

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Summary:

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. And now, a dutiful twin must choose between two lives…

Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood’s bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is obligated to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive, and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.

As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself. She is drawn to the noble responsibility behind the emotionally scarred male. But Phury has never allowed himself to know pleasure or joy. As the war with the Lessening Society grows grim, tragedy looms over the Brotherhood’s mansion, and Phury must decide between duty and love…

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Review:

Phury was never my favorite and this time I was more focused on the side stories than on his. Cormia is a little to nice for Phury, I think he needed someone like Xhex to control him better, especially now that he became an addict. I loved Quinn and John learning more about their new life “together”. Those scenes with Lash were a little intense but worth it. We can clearly see the war is changing and those lessers are becoming more dangerous now that a leader has arisen.

So to me this book deserves a good rating for the developments in the series more than for the leading couple. We can see Rehvenge being important in this story and even Torh returning. So the book is huge and there’s a lot going on but we are never lost and that is something very important to me.

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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: April 1st 2014)

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Paranormal Review: Lover Unbound by JR Ward

Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 074993848X
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: October 31st 2007
Number of pages: 509
Source: Bought
Challenges: BDB Read-A-Long 2013;2013 Immortal Reading Challenge2013 Ebook Challenge

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Summary:

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. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who’s way out of his league. And if he can’t have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers. But fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When he falls prey to the darkest force in the war and is left for dead, the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him.

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Review:

This is V story and again not a favorite of mine. Like Butch the story was too strange for me. I liked Doctor Jane but her finale was way out of Twilight Zone. I wanted them to have more time together. The brothers treated her really well considering she’s only a human. Also was nice meeting the other side where those ladies, Chosen, protect the Scribe Virgin. I think this goddess is a little off and way to selfish, but what God isn’t?

Didn’t like the way she treated V and expected him to follow rules when she has never done anything to save him. She knew of everything that his father has done and never helped. Bad mom for me. But the worst part was the way she simply pushed him to become the Primale, without a choice to say no. The other brothers barely appeared in this book, but we also have the changing for John Matthew. Plus meeting Xhex. I don’t know why but she is a fave of mine.

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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: April 1st 2014)

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Paranormal Review: Lover Revealed by JR Ward

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)Lover Revelaed by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher:
 Piatkus Books
Format:
 ebook
ISBN: 0749955325
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: February 1st 2011 
Number of pages: 480 
Source: Bought
Challenges: BDB Read-A-Long 2013;2013 Immortal Reading Challenge2013 Ebook Challenge

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Summary:

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. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who’s way out of his league. And if he can’t have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers. But fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When he falls prey to the darkest force in the war and is left for dead, the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him.

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Review:

This is not my favorite book, mostly because I never really loved Marissa and she is always so perfect, but so full of problems. Butch is a nice guy and I liked him living with the brothers, especially his relationship with Vishous, they are truly great friends and this book showed some changes in their bromance. I like the other stories that as usual happen in this series, the most important is John training. I loved him since Lover Eternal and he’s growing to be a great warrior.

But my huge problem with this book is the fact I don’t love the couple, they are great together, but I just don’t feel a great empathy toward them. Butch is more a human to me than a vampire and his changing was a little too much for me. I understand the only way he could be with Marissa was if he became a vampire, but it changed the dynamic with V and I loved these two changing insults and some love.

Next book is Vishous story and I can’t wait for him to find his other half.

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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: April 1st 2014)

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