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Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

July 21st, 2013 by Debbie's World of Books

Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: September 25, 2007

Publisher: Signet

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #5

Rating: ★★★½☆

Summary from Goodreads.com: 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 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…

A co-worker of mine has got me back onto my Black Dagger Brotherhood kick and I am not sure if that is a good thing.  I’m behind in writing reviews on three BDB books because I can’t put these down.  I’ve stayed up way too late to finish each one and am seriously suffering from lack of sleep and had to force myself to take a break.

I had to skip Butch’s story because it hadn’t arrived at the library for me yet so I know I was missing a lot of the back story between he and Vishous but I was still surprised by the depth of feeling Vishous had towards Butch beyond simple friendship.  I knew Butch would end up with Marissa so I wondered how everything would play out.  I love the interaction between Butch and Vishous and was glad to see that continued despite the awkwardness after Butch and Marissa’s bonding.

This book was filled with one surprise after another for me.  First off was the parentage of Vishous.  I have to say I would have never guessed who his mother was.  Then came the ending which was a total shocker.  I couldn’t believe how it wrapped up and honestly I had to say that was one strange twist that I don’t know if it really sits well with me.  I suppose I will have to see how it works in future books.

These BDB books are so hard to put into words.  I thought the first was a disaster and while I think the story line still seems kind of random and full of quirks that leave me not quite satisfied I still can’t stop reading them.  I can’t even explain why.

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2 Responses

  1. Jenn

    I had the same experience with these books. The dialogue is cheesy as heck but I really like the characters. Even more annoying is Ward’s efforts to run both the good guys’ storyline and the bad guys storyline at the same time. In several books, I basically did little more than skim the Lesser chapters. Nonetheless, I devoured the series when I discovered it a few years ago. Glad you’re enjoying them now, but sleep is very important!

  2. Debbie's World of Books

    Yeah, I tend to skim over the parts with the lessers. I don’t find it as interesting.

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