Asolutely loved this book!!!! Can't wait for the next one, and hopefully there will be one. I love how well she ties all of the stories together. I have loved all of the books, but I think I like this one the best so far.
This was a great book and well worth the wait. There were a lot of different plots, but it all came together well. Jim Frangione is exceptional so please keep going on the series!
I loved the book! The whole story just came together so perfectly and in the most creative ways! I love John and his woman together!!! The only part I am upset with is that Quinn and Blay are not together... I know eventually they will be but damn I am so upset that they aren't. I was so excited for those two to get together but I'll have to wait till the next book. My favorite book is still Bella and Zsadist but this book comes to a close second.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
J. R. Ward/Jessica Bird often has interesting plots in her beefcake, vampire romances but her writing style relies very, very heavily invoking a picture with brand names rather than verbal descriptions. While I realize the use of brand names as a verbal shortcut will be a minor distraction for most, it really bothers me. I was interested in this book because Ward's female characters are often relatively weak and 2-dimensional, but this has not been true for Xhex in other books; so, I was excited to see what Ward would do with a strong female. Unfortunately, Ward didn't do much with her and this disappointment is the primary reason I gave this book two stars. Lover Avenged is probably the best book in this series but we'll see what Ward does with Payne in her next book and hopefully Tohrment and Lassiter in the future.
I didn't think I would love any story as much as Zsadist and Bella's story until John Matthew and Xhex. This whole story blew me away. I even liked the creative way Murhder was introduced. Blay and Saxton are a much better match than Blay and Quinn and I'm glad that the pairing wasn't forced simply because of proximity. I'll looking forward to Payne and Manny's story.
I was hanging on Jim Frangione's every word as always.
I bought the book to read but I'd been waiting too long for this book. Being too busy to sit down and read I went and bought the audio as well and I'm very pleased. This book was everything I'd hoped it would be, and more.
Once again J.R. Ward delivers an addicting story that is sexy, heart-wrenching and action packed. I loved the Darius twist. I will be re-reading the entire series all over again!
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. Its intense, heart wreching, lovely, and sexy. Several questions are answered and some existing storylines continue.
Xhex and John's story is the most complete and heart warming love story of the series so far.
I always wanted John Matthew to have a pretty, warm, nurturing, feminen love interest so I have to admit I wasn't thrilled at the prospect of the bulked up Xhex with the mannish haircut as a potential partner for John. I knew J. R. Ward would have a high hurdle to leap in order for me to accept this pairing. Well, she flew over it with room to spare--and then some. Not only did I accept Xhex and John as a potential couple, I came to earnestly root for them to find some way to be together.
In this book, Ward interjects flashbacks of Darius's history with Tohrment and includes a seemingly unconnected story of paranormal investigators in South Carolina between sections of the main storyline and then finds a way to connect all the seemingly unrelated storylines. We don't get all the relevant information we are interested in and one glaringly obvious aspect of who John is never gets specifically revealed, but the story reveals and resolves a satisfying amount of information. My main complaint is that it should have been twice as long and contained more of everyone and everything! OK, so that isn't practical... but waiting another year for more of the story is going to be tohrture!
One point for those to whom it matters, there is a subplot involving Blay and his love for Qhuin and Blay's initial involvement with Saxton, Qhuin's male cousin. I've always really liked Blay and have wanted good things for him, but never thought Qhuin was one of them. His emotional journey is well handled and while his sexuality isn't in any way concealed, the scenes are never more explicit than I could handle. Generally, I prefer my romance between a male and a female but find I do care enough about Blay to follow him as far as Ward took it. Still, I'm not hoping for a whole book dedicated to a Blay and Qhuin coupling.
Lover Mine is a welcome continuation of the series in Ward's incomparable prose style and worth every minute.