Heartfelt love story.
Quinn, because of his self discovery.
Love belongs to everyone...
Another in a great line of chronicles of the Black Dagger Brotherhood!! J.R. Ward never let's me down!!!
Currently, at the top of the list. I have never reviewed any of the books I got from Audible but JR Ward's BDB does it for me. I waited for Qhuinn and Blays story and was not disappointed. It reeled me in and I laughed, cried, screamed and fought right along side them.
The Narrator did a good job!
The sex/love sceens were moving and very exciting. Jr Ward did a great job with writing that material. I liked that she got her new characters mixed in the chapters I almost had to go back to the last book for a refresher. This is not a book for a first-timer.
All the sexual moments between Qhuinn and Blay. Even when their minds where silent and resistent their bodies handled business. I Loved the passion between them. The ending was as it should be but just a little quiet for me.
The Brothers protection and love for their King always moves me.
I hate when it's over and I have to wait for the next opportunity to disappear into the BDB world. It's alway over to quickly.
reading with a coffee in my hands
Is this a trick question?
The end of the epilogue. I won't type it out since it is a spoiler even though you know it's coming. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes! Second fave is Blay talking to him mom on the phone... I was so worried for him! ;)
Again, trick question? The only characters I don't like are the lessees. Even the BOBs grew on me.
Yes! But it's just too long. It did only take three nights and a bit of missed sleep though.
The only thing that bugged me was the lack of "luhbe"! Ouch! A little prep goes a long way...
Thanks for another great one Warden!
If you're a fan of the BDB series you'll know that this is primarily Qhuinn and Blay's story and it's absolutely, deliciously stunning. She might have shied away from telling the story of these young men via a novella or short story but to her credit, she did not-she gives their story the same thorough and thoughtful treatment that she does those of the other couples in the series. We see the challenges they deal with that ALL couples have to overcome-trust, misunderstanding, pig-headedness, etc., and she approaches gay sex exactly as she does hetero sex; head-on, graphic and steamy as all hell-it's impressively awesome. Other writers might have side-stepped or soft-pedaled the "sex thing" but Ward does not and it makes the story more real.
As usual, J.R. Ward weaves together several story lines so successfully that it was impossible to stop listening. She introduces a couple of new characters who are quite intriguing as well and she brings forward a couple of characters who have (until now) been mostly in the background. These elements serve to give greater depth to the over-all story line and just left me wanting more!
As always, Jim Frangione brings these characters to life and his narration is exactly what I want for this series.
First, let me say that it is clear to me that Ms. Ward was just as committed to Lover At Last as she was to the other books in the series. The cast of characters - Black Dagger Brotherhood, Band of Bastards, the Baby Powder Brigade, the aristocracy, the spiritual leaders, and the supporting characters - did what they supposed to: they advanced the plot and served as background activity for the main event, i.e., the relationship between Qhuinn and Blay.
Second, while most readers respect the rights of LGBT couples to be 'out', most of us have no first-hand knowledge of how courtship works for persons who are LGBT. From the beginnings, Ms. Ward approaches the relationship between Qhuinn and Blay in such a way that we, the readers, experience the agony and the ecstasy of being in same-gender love. It's a lot like different-gender love, isn't it? I think that was the point.
Finally, can I just say that the sex scenes were hot? I can? Okay, the sex was SMOKIN'!! You go, girl.
J. R. Ward has taken the concept of LGBT courtship out of the closet, so to speak, and put respectfully and gently on center stage in this novel. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Well done, J.R. Well done!
Audible Addict. I listen to 2-3 books a week, depending on my schedule. I've been a member since 2008 and feel like I have a personal relationship with my I-Pod! I'm an ecclectic reader but have been hooked on "romance" (I hate that term) and paranormal books lately.
I've always had a thing for Qhuinn. You just knew that he was a bad boy who wanted to be good. And we all knew that Saxton was not going to hang on to Blay. I was a little worried after book 10, Lover Reborn, because I was disappointed and felt that story wasn't at the same level as the other books. I was afraid that JR Ward had run out of fresh ideas. She has returned to form and advanced the Brotherhood storyline. I really enjoyed this book and am so glad that Qhuinn and Blaylock are together at last.
I live on the Gulf of Mexico and I love to listen and walk the day away along God's beautiful grace.
another great book from JR Ward about the brother hood, the story of 2 warriors who find that their life is different from their brothers, all though I could have done without the male on male sex parts, I loved the storyline. I do think that the writer is drawning out this series, I feel she needs to pick up the pace, solve some of the on going issuse that the BDB is dealing with, close up some gaps in the storyline.
This one had a few to many story lines. I found myself dong some fast forwarding. This one does give you the Quinn and Blah story we have all been waiting for.
Give me all your hot, sexy romance BUT must be a smart read too.
First of all, the Narrator is the best in the business!!! Jim Frangione IS the BDB!!! Once you hear his beautiful baritone voice, each and every Brother imprints into your mind and is always with you when you read/listen. I own all the audiobooks as well as the Kindle e-books.
I loved the boo, immediately falling in love with the many stories, new characters and budding relationships within this book. Being a hardcore BDB fan, and having said that, the explicit gay M on M sex was a little too much for this "meaty-irish-catholic" girl. I knew it would be such and I read at my own choice. This is just a warning to those who might be offended, which I wasn't, but even for me, it was a bit too,too.
To sum up the high recommendation to any new BDB recruit....Read all 12 books in sequential order or the stories will mean nothing to you. BDB fans read ALL the books MANY times over. I believe this book also will be a "multiple-read/listen" for BDB lovers.
Looking forward to installment 13. Must we wait a year???
J.R. Ward has done it again...this is an excellent book. It could have been better, but it was good. This series has always been exciting, edgy and had alot of beauty in it. You're alternately breathless and anxious and rooting for the characters...I've wanted to see these two resolved for a long time...however we don't get to enjoy it...not really...alot of agony through this book...and you don't get any insights, thoughts...etc. from alot of the other characters. I've always liked when JRW mixes it up...and I guess that she had that in mind introducing new characters. I like that...it's good...but we need more thoughts/insights from the old characters she mixes in...we didn't get much of that at all...or maybe I'm just spoiled. Regardless JRW remains a cut above the rest in writing in this series (and the the Fallen Angels) and I'lll continue to wait with bated breath for all of them....What's next JR?