Love strong female characters, like twists and unpredictable story line. Love it steamy. Recent favorites; Game of Thrones, Divergent...
Narrator's voice does not really match the "slang" in the story. Sometimes appears awkward. Use of some terms are already. Story did provide the emotional ride I was hoping for.
Tell us about yourself!
I love this series. In the beginning of this book I disliked Marissa she was too naïve I mean she is over 300 years old and a virgin who had never worn pants I am so glad she grew a backbone. Butch has been in love with Marissa since the first time he met her she was Wraths shellan who he had never taken. Butch touches something deep inside her and only her feelings of unworthiness combined with her fear that if she feeds from Butch she will kill him, keep her from falling into the arms of the human who has touched her in these unknown ways. Her relationship with her brother has fallen apart because of her feelings for a human. Her brother is a doctor and has placed Marissa on a pedestal he in unable to forgive her when she falls in love with a human. Butch runs into a situation where he chooses to save a pre-transition vampire from the lessers who are attacking him. He is captured and tortured by the lessers. When the Omega finds out who Butch is he inserts an evil part of himself into Butch. Now only Marissa, the Brotherhood and the Scribe Virgin may be able to save him. But even with the changes in his body he is determined to fight and serve the ones he trusts and loves. Butch as it turns out is a cousin to Wrath therefore he can turn into a vampire hear is where the story gets weird he is part lesser and part vampire. Vishous was in this book a great deal and helps Butch with the change We also discover why there is the special bond between Butch and the brother Vishous. I felt for Vishous who saw Butch as 'his', not in a sexual way, but in a brotherly love kind of way. Though he is happy for Butch, he can't help but feel more lonely than ever. It was also good to see John Matthews and the other pre-transition warriors, become friends and allowing for this series to go beyond the main brotherhood characters I also liked that John stood up for himself against Lash, but John seems so lost and I was glad that Wrath stepped in to help him. I am looking forward to reading the next book about V and his BDSM.
Yet another good one! Since Butch was introduced in book one, I knew something special was in store for him. I love his and V's relationship...kinda hot, "TRUE?" Anyway, this story seemed a bit longer than usual, but it was packed with content so it wasn't just unnecessarily lengthy. Marissa and Butch finally get their act together and accepted their destiny. On top of all the heart melting romance throughout the story, I could just listen to the narrator and take in the BDB world all day long. Highly recommended!!
I can't get enough of the characters and the ever changing story line. Many thanks to the author for setting the stage for a great fantasy getaway!
Yes. The interactions between characters feel "normal" and real. Allowing for the unique vernacular "I feel you, brother." The humorous back and forth between the brothers feels like I'm listening to the conversation between long time friends. The way they relate to one another. I also love the warmth and tenderness of the romantic encounters. Yeah, they're spicy, but they also feel "real."
No question, Butch. Love his toughness and humor. His willingness to do anything for his best pal, V. And what he goes through to be with Marissa.
Each character is distinct. His female voices feel a bit tougher to distinguish, but they work.
I really like J. R. Wards written conversations. There is more to them than just exchanging facts and information, or pleasantries. There are scenes and interactions that aren't critical to the tale, yet fill out the universe of Wrath's community and make for a richer story.
Believer in what you can't see
Lover Revealed was about average for me. Although I like Butch and Marissa the story wasn't as interesting as the first three. I like that Butch has part of the dark side in him, but uses it for good.
No I can't think of another story that compares with Lover Revealed.
My favorite scene is when the Omega and the Scribe Virgin both appear in front of Butch when he is attending the Council meeting and bringing Lash back to his family after being caught dealing drugs.
When Butch is depressed because Marisa won't speak to him, but she realizes that she is trying to force Butch's hand because she wants a certain outcome, just like her brother did to her and she goes back to him.
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I love this series. In this novel we get answers about butch. Which I for one was ready for.
One disappointment I had was Marissa. I am not fond of aristocratic types and she was overkill in that department. I found myself wanting to fast forward her parts. However I think butch evens her out in the end. Which is what makes the story!!
I am not sure why others dislike Jim Frangione as a reader. I think her does a great job.!
As like all the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, there exists around the town of Caldwell, NY the secret band of brother vampire warriors who are the defenders of their race in a life and death battle with the Lessors - a group of soulless once human beings that have been turned into pure evil by the most evil of them all - the Omega. Their goal is to wipe out the vampire race and the Brotherhood which is intent on holding the lessors at bay. Each of the books so far has highlighted each of the Vampire Warrior brothers. Book 4 - LOVER REVEALED is the story of Butch O’Neal - the human who was befriended and allowed into the inner sanctum of the Brotherhood, loved and trusted and treated almost as if her were born of the vampire strain. This is Butch’s amazing story and revelations.
*** A fighter by nature, Butch made his living as an ex-homicide cop so he knew how to fight, nothing as compared to the men he now called ‘brothers’ but he could hold his own if the brothers’ were less magical and strong as powers inherent in their bloodlines gave them. Butch was more or less adopted and became best friends with Vishous who plays an important and vital spot in Butch’s story as does Marissa, a full-blooded aristocratic vampire, who is far beyond Butch’s reach and his love interest.
In LOVER REVEALED, many things come to light which push this story forward and make it one of the more exciting edge-of-the-seat volumes in this series. In this, our favorite ‘cop’ Butch gets caught by the Lesser’s and not only is he tortured, but something is done to him by the Omega that makes Butch a walking time-bomb - but for which side? And who ultimately will be able to save him - Vishous or Marissa?
The skill and artistry Ms. Ward has for creating unbelievably tense situations that turn and twist all over the place as she tells the stories of these fabulous vampires is simply awesome! She continues to dazzle and enthrall me with each layer of loyalty, bravery, and yes, humanity for these amazing warriors have for each other and their kind. Ward simply covers all the bases, consistently adding in more and more layers of revelations about each of characters lives and hinting at even more to come.
Bottom line: In LOVER REVEALED, J.R. Ward delivers in spades another fabulous volume to this a totally captivating series that has me completely entranced! WOW!