I have been obsessed with this series! When Qhuinn and Blay were introduced a few books ago, I literally counted down the minutes, chapters, and words until I could get to Lover at Last! So Good! A definite multiple listen for sure.
Quite honestly, this is my favorite paranormal series--every story has been riveting, excellent narration, phenomenal characters that are interesting, funny, and best of all, it's totally hot hot hot! As for Lover at Last, if you're not ok with M/M romance, this may be one to bypass. If you're ok with that, then get ready to have your world rocked!
Definitely credit worthy!
I love this series and was expecting a great story, but it was just ok. A lot of bits and pieces of other characters life took away from the story. I was not impressed.
Again and again and again and again! Why? Because JR Ward has not written book 12 yet. I have listened to all 11 books and have absolutely loved everything about them. I've fallen in love with the characters and anxiously looked forward to my drive to/from work so that I could listen to their stories. I even secretly wished for more traffic, so that I could listen longer. Jim Frangione is a fantastic narrator, who embedded clear and beautiful images of each of the characters as well as their surroundings into my brain and my heart. I feel like I got to know them and now they're gone. I wonder what they're up to and I miss them every day.
Books 1-10 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There's no comparison to any other book.
Trying to pick a favorite brother is like asking which one of your kids you love more. It's not possible. I loved them all and Jim Frangione did an amazing job depicting them!
Yes and no. I could have stayed up all night listening to it, but then I would have had no more to listen to. I'm considering going back to book 1 and re-listening to them all again, while awaiting the next one (please let it be soon!).
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!
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.
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.