Saturday, November 10, 2012

Double Mini-Reviews: Lover Revealed & Lover Unbound



Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward
Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood #4
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Pages: 455 (paperback)
Source: Bookshelf
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Quote:
“Butch didn't live in his own place. He didn't spend his own money. He had no job, no future. He was a well-kept pet, not a man.”
 ― J.R. Ward, Lover Revealed

My Rating:

Lover Unbound by J.R. WArd 
Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood #5 
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampires 
Pages:  502 (paperback) 
Source: eLibrary 
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 Quote:
“V settled back against the pillows and measured the hard line of her chin.
"Take off your coat."
"Excuse me?"
"Take it off."
"No."
"I want it off."
 "Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won't affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you.”
 ― J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound
My Rating:


My Thoughts:
Just checking in with my progress on this series.

Lover Revealed is Butch's story and I wasn't a fan.  The Lessors managed to kidnap Butch.  Not only was he tortured by the Omega gave him something special.  It was interesting and freaky at the same time.  I'll be interested to see how this turn of events plays out in future books.  What I didn't care to much for was Butch's romance.  I liked Butch just the way he was and I didn't like how he was "changed."  Since a huge part of the awesomeness of this series comes from my attachment to the brothers and their love lives, this one just didn't do it for me.  I'm not sure I would skip it though.  They all have so many storylines that go into the future that I don't think anyone should skip any one installment.

Lover Unbound is Vishous's story and it was all kinds of awesome until the end.  I couldn't put this down.  I inhaled this book only to be disappointed how it turned out in the end.  Vishous has huge issues because his father abused him and he didn't know his mother.  Well he finds out the identity of his mother and he isn't happy.  He's also dealing with his strange relationship with Butch.  While dealing with a bunch of lessors, tragedy strikes and Butch ends up in a human hospital where he meets Jane.  Jane is fab-tastic!  She's next to Rhage on my list of favorites.  Jane can hold her own and she is sarcastic.  Unfortunately, Vishous has found himself responsible for ensuring that the Brotherhood grows.  This responsibility kind of messes up any chance of a relationship of any kind.  Things only get crazy from there.  Again, I loved this book until the end.  I'm completely invested in this series but I need a little break after this one.

Thoughts?  Where are you on this series?  Who are you faves and next faves?
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13 comments:

  1. I agree that Butch's book was a bit on the meh side, and V's was good until, you know, the end. I was so disappointed with that.

    But yeah, it's hard to skip them because of the other storylines weaved in.

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    1. I was surprised about Butch's book and V's book made me wanted to step back from the series for a bit.

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  2. Man I hate hearing Butch's story was just meh. As the only human among them I was looking forward to seeing how his story played out. I'll still have to read it though.

    And now I must know what goes on with Vishous! Jane sounds like a great addition to the cast of characters in the BDB series. They need women who know how to keep up and hold their own. The brothers ain't nothing to mess with!

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  3. I have heard a lot about this series from co-workers. It's not on my list of things to read but if I happen to come across it I will pick them up! They seem interesting enough.

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    1. They are much better than I expected. I didn't love the first one but these are engrossing reads.

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  4. I'm totally up to date on this series. Patiently awaiting the next book, due out March next year (I think). I totally agree with you on end of Lover Unbound. I wasn't pleased either.

    I think my favorite story is Zsadist and Bella's. Rhage's story is pretty good too. Oh yea, and Payne's is really good too. Payne's story is pretty far into the series (book 9), so I won't give anything away. :-)

    Tamara @ Shelf Addiciton
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    1. I have a bit to go till Payne's. I'm not sure I even know who that is. Lol.

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  5. UGH I need to read more of this series sometime! Only read book one :/

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    1. I didn't love book one. You should definitely keep reading.

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  6. *sighs* I wish I could like Jane, and I kind of did like her, until she became a ghost. That was stupid. It think Butch and V should have had a love story. LOL

    I have a love/hate relationship with this series, but I do think they are fun to read. :)

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    1. They are so engrossing. I love that about them. But sometimes they make me soooo mad (like when Jane became a ghost).

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  7. I need to get into this series.

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