I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters
I love this series and I was really looking forward to listening to this book. Vishous the son of the Bloodletter and the Scribe Virgin who gave him to his father when he was a baby. He was not only the victim of brutality, at the he inflicted it on others as well. His scars are physical, mental and emotional. I felt so bad for him. Vishous is also the carrier of a power that he considers to be a curse. One of his hands is deadly to anyone it touches. He must always keep it gloved and hidden. I was also happy that John made it through his transition but, I was sad that he is still suffering from a past attack. Dr. Jane Whitcomb is a gifted surgeon, and her life is her work. That changes drastically, however, on the night that Vishous is brought into her operating room with a mortal injury. Jane is able to save Vishous, but she has to enter his vampire world in order to do so. The minds of the other humans at the hospital can be erased, but Jane is too involved. I think that Jane is good for him she had a smart mouth and she accepted V and with her he is able to find love. Jane is willing to explore his need for physical pain that no one else has understood. But happiness is still out of his reach. Because of his ancestry, Vishous is expected to take on the role of the Primale of the Chosen. His job is to further the Brotherhood and the vampire species by procreating with the Chosen females. The only way he can escape this fate is if one of his brothers is willing to go in his place. And even if Vishous is able to avoid his duties as the Primale which Phury volunteers for to get away from Bella and I think to give his life some meaning which I will find out in the next book. I also liked that V finally told Butch how he felt and they way they did it was very heart felt. This book was not as good as the last one but I still gave it 5 star because I love this series and this book had me laughing and crying. I also like how Z is taking time with John and talking to him and that he gave him Darius's book. I can't wait to listen to Phury and the rest of the rap music listening brothers.
V is definitely one of my favorite BDBs. The revelations kept coming all throughout the book, and each one peeled back more and more of V's many layers; it was pretty emotional stuff. I loved every minute of his tale, but that's nothing new because this series ROCKS!
K. K. Sutro
The most touching moments are sadly the most heart breaking, tear jerking ones between Tor and Noone. In all honesty their tragedies and past history are over the top and the dialogue between the two lacks back bone on both sides. Of course the reader is supposed to know that their mutual back bones have been ripped out but In all of the rest of the series the characters are brilliantly validated, vindicated and re-established as powerful. In this one it's too little to late and leaves a fan in a sort of Meh state of mind about Tor and Noone/Autumn.
Yes it did. Jim is the Voice of the Brothers, no question.
The First time I read it it made me mad. Years later as I listen to it.. yep still disappointed in the way the main characters of this story are fundamentally lacking aspects of the way they were previously written. Between Tor and No', especially their arguments were shallow and Tor being the aggressor made no sense and came off as being a hypocrite, while No' just took it like a shrug. Blech!
What's with the Angel all of the sudden? Where was the Scribe Virgin at all in this story. This Book was saved by all of the other aspects of the book that didn't have anything to do with Tor and No'one, of which there are many and they are brilliant!
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
Even though the dialog in this series made me nauseous, and the male names came across as silly instead of sexy, which is what I assume the author was going for, I hung in there through this book. But this was the last straw.
The main characters sounded like the intro to a really bad joke ... A vampire and a ghost walk into a bar ...
I am sorry, but I have read some outrageous plot lines before, but this one takes the cake. It is as if the author killed off her heroine and then remembered it was hard to have even a remotely HEA ending if one of the parties to the romance was dead. I have a word of advice for any other authors who find themselves in this predicament. Don't search around for a way to "fix" this situation. No matter what plan you come up with to fix it, especially if it involves bringing the character back as a ghost, it won't work. Instead, do what this author should have done - just delete the death scene and rewrite the ending.
Upper middle of the pack.
Continuing story of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Vampires. Sex. Violence. Tragedy. Passion.
That I'm not really aware of his "performance" is perhaps the best part. All the characters feel familiar and believable. They continue. I did notice a different pronunciation of Sympath(sp?) - which is what Revenge and Xhex are. A minor deviation from previous books.
Jane and Vishous' first sexual encounter felt "wrong." V was attracted to Jane because she stood up to him without fear. Yet, she submitted to his commands and did as she was ordered. . . just didn't feel quite right somehow.
There's no denying that the whole series is a load of male domination and Victorian sensiblities. But heck, its fiction, and the stories are certainly an entertaining place to go for an afternoon, or two, or three.
I have to say that what happens to Jane just feels absolutely not okay. She should be gone. Or not. I surely hope that in a later book there is some purpose/benefit to her amorphous state.
When the Blackdagger Brotherhood was recommended to me I thought I would not J.R. Ward's Fallen Angels series is very good. I expected it to be funnier after reading The Blackdagger Brotherhood, where the angel is hilarious.like it, based on title alone. I couldn't be more wrong! I instantly fell in love with the books!
Believer in what you can't see
Who's my mother?
Lover Awakened would compare to Lover Unbound. Both character have to deal with tremendous cruelty and they both think that they are broken and don't deserve love, but in the end they both find the love of their lives and overcome their past.
When Vishous comes back to claim Jane after he relinquishes his role as prime male and the Scribe Virgin lets him go. A wonderful scene. Put a big smile on my face and sigh.
The Power within can change everything.
This is my second favorite story in the series. Lover Eternal is my favorite.
Insightful, Edgey, Not-Believable (Jane end part)
All the books give you "GREAT" Insight on the "Main" Charater - this is always interesting info!!!
He's good - Wish he could get a bit more "into" Charater
Kinky Strong Man finds Match Lover
Just that I was sort of disappointed about the "Jane" ending - I mean "really"???? Coming back as a ghost that people can walk thru = so "not" believable nor the Writer Forte'