I really enjoyed this book. I love the multiple story lines, the characters, and the general flow of the book. However, all the "new-age" slang was a stumbling block for me. A dash of slang is okay, but this book was too heavy with it. And I would've preferred a bit more action with the Brotherhood. But overall it was really good.
I am English married to American. I have Been an RN for 33 years, I work in OR. We have Three children (all grown now).
I can't get enough of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
and I hope J.R. Ward continues to write more of these books.
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!