Lover Unleashed ~ Black Dagger Brotherhood Giveaway

Posted March 27, 2012 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 25 Comments

Lover Unleashed ~ Black Dagger Brotherhood GiveawayLover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #9
Published by NAL Trade on March 29, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 489
4 Stars

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.

When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.

As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.

In anticipation of the release of Lover Reborn, by J.R. Ward.  I did a re-read of Lover Unleashed, to refresh my memory.  In reading other reviews, I felt like there were story lines that I didn’t completely absorb.  I’m really glad I did, because I think I only glossed over the content for Vishous and Butch the first time.

The problem with doing a re-read is you already know some of the main things that happen.  There are a few scenes with Vishous and Jane that I knew were coming and I knew were very emotionally charged.  It made getting through the book hard because I would get to the start of the scene, and I was either too close to sleep, or in too public a spot to continue on.  Those scenes were meant for private reading spaces where you can weep freely without freaking people out.  Oh and weep I did.

Payne is sister to the Black Dagger Brother Vishous.  Injuries she has sustained from sparring with the Blind King have left her paralyzed from the waist down and only the skilled hands of Manny Manello can get her walking again.  Ok, tough time with that sentence.  “Skilled hands”, “restore feeling” and “waist down”, hmmmm was I talking healing or something else… anyway… where was I?  I think that this book was supposed to be based mainly on Payne and Manny, but I found that the other storylines sort of over shadowed it a little.

After reading some other reviews, I think I understand now why the Jose De La Cruz and Veck’s storyline totally puzzled me.  Others have said that it is related to the Fallen Angels series, and I’ve never read any of those, so that explains it.  I felt that that part of the book kind of ended up in the air and I just didn’t see the real reason it was even in there except for the one connection with Xcor and his gang.

Giveaway and hop is now closed.

About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list. Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers. Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern.