This was my favorite in the series, SO FAR! I started dowloading the entire series after I listened to the first book, only to find out there was NO book 4 available. HUH?? I got as far as this book and now I am stuck. I refuse to skip ahead. BUT, I just went on to the Recorded Books website and they are releasing Book 4 on CD in November... (I guess it hasnt been available in audio format) so I am keeping my fingers crossed... Audible wouldnt be that cruel as to not offer it to it's faithful members...
If you want a review to this book, I can only say that is was incredible. I loved each character. I hated Z in some parts but understood why he was the way he was. I cant wait to read them over and over again. Not a fan of the narrator, he is a little stiff for me, but... not a big deal. GREAT BOOK! 'Nuff said
When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!
I was so happy when I saw that Audible chose to include this book in their collection! This has always been my favorite book in the series. I love the eternal hope that you feel. Zadist is so emotionally damaged from severe sexual abuse that he pushes everyone away from him! He is so scary that he won't let anyone get close to him. Even his own twin brother has a hard time connecting with him. But Bella is amazed by him, by his strength! He helps her when everyone else has given up hope and while trying to ease her pain he allows her to help heal him without realizing it was happening! Enjoy! It is worth every cent or credit!
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - Even though this is the third book in this series, it is my first and also my last. I like hot romance novels, but this book seems to have been written just to set up situations for sex. There are some minor subplots, but the main story is about a male warrior vampire, Zsadist, who is mentally screwed up from being used as a feeding/sex slave because he's so well-endowed. He's a very dark character. As other reviewers have said, the book is about a painful journey and overcoming tragedy, etc., which is true, but IMHO it was a very dark, amateur story with hot sex but very little romantic appeal.
PERFORMANCE - Narrator was okay.
OVERALL - I can't recommend this book, but if you like dark, sexual stories with happy endings, you might enjoy this one.
(( So sorry I mixed up my reviews)) Zsadist is one of my favorite characters and I just loved the way the story was written. JR has become one of my favorite authors
I can't compare it. She is an author who can write stories that connect but are not copies of the others. And that is a great in my book!
How Bella's love was able t save Zsadist from himself.
hot crafty goodness
The depth of pain the leads have to overcome makes for a conflicted yet tender storyline.
Zsadist is my favorite brother...definately the character that has the most growth in the series and the most depth.
It was unremarkable, bland even. The Brothers do not have individual voices, even Butch who has a Boston accent, was read in the same tone as Wrath (also suppose to have an accent.) There is such a richness in dialogue, snappy sarcasm and smart ass one-liners, contrasted with sincere, heartfelt depth that the practically monotone reading was just horrible. If you can READ this book, don't listen to it. The AUDIO is a WASTE of an incredible story. I would avoid all books read by this performer, at all costs.
A better narrator would have sent this over the top. And less time spent with the Lessers, I always just skipped over those parts as I read. They really did not add much depth or more conflict to the story.
As far as romance novels go, this is the best one I have found. I haven't read alot of romance but other authors fall far short of JR Ward and the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Entertaining and steamy. I have listened to this one multiple times. Worth listening to.
I listened to this one first because all the reviewers said it was their favorite of the series. I would have immediately started listening to this book again if I hadn't become instantly and overwhelming addicted to hearing the entire series.
As a big fan of the written Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I had high expectations of the quality of this book, which is one of my favorites of them all. The pathos and badass nature of the writing really come out with this reading. JR Ward's writing style is not for the wilting-lily romance reader--it is hard-biting, and gets every scrap of pain from her characters. This reading by Jim Frangione definitely does it justice. Hop on and go for a ride! I enjoy that I can purchase this from Audible, because the download price is much less salty than purchasing hard copies (of whichever format) directly from Recorded Books. Thank you, Audible.com.
Zadist's story has always been my favorite of the series. I love Z's character evolution. I love how strong Bella's character is.
This has the typical BDB format but Z's history is very ugly and the struggle he must go through to overcome it is heartbreaking.
The narrator read in a mono-toned voice throughout the entire book until the last few chapters, then he decided to give the butler an original voice- one that was pretty good, I might add. Why he couldn't even read the sentence markings (sound more excited when there was an explanation mark or raise his tone at the end of the sentence when it's a question mark) is beyond me. You could tell how very uncomfortable he was with the unique lingo- such has "What's doing." This book and it's characters deserved better.
Yes and no..... yes because I love this book and have read it many times....no because of the narrator.
I would buy this book all over again if only Phil Gigante would narrate! (hint hint audible)