I do not give a synopsis of the book, just my opinion on the listen. I am not a book critic, just one who loves to read!
I love this series, however this book is not among my favorites. It is a must read to complete the series! I would not recommend buying it unless using a credit or a sale.
it's a feel good love story, love these guys,so sexy and the extra story lines are like listening to a vampire soap opera. Addicting!
Lover at last is full of a great deal of angst as the main character comes to terms with who he is and how he wants to live his life. The book is a good read and definitely enjoyable. The repetitive nature of the language does get tiring especially the repetitive use of shit kicker and the use of the arcane manner of speech.
It is easy to be happy for the main characters but one does not identify with them so this is not as personal a novel as the others but still a good read.
The performance as always is excellent and really puts life into the story.
I loved the love story of Qhuinn and Blay. It has been a long torture to witness Blay struggle with his unrequited love for so many books before this one. The author did justice to the story as Qhuinn suffered so much in this book that I was right there with Blay in forgiving him. So romantic and hot - and I'm a heterosexual female. Awesome love story. I can't help
Wishing I was a vampire now. I guess we can all just try to be a little more like the brothers and their Shellans.
Audiobook review: For those following this series in order, we have seen a lot of interaction between Qhuinn and Blay, from the very beginning before their transition with them being the very best of friends. While LOVER AT LAST does focus on the relationship between Blay and Qhuinn anyone familiar with this series realizes that Ward will never just touch on one story but will engage the reader in the lives of the other brothers and introduce new characters into this magnificent series.
After reading other reviews, I understand that some readers want to just see the progression of B & Q’s relationship, I personally like the way Ward engages and teases the reader with other secondary stories by picking up with the newer character’s i.e. Assail; building a more significant background with Trez and his brother; and a little bit more depth on Xcor, the leader of the Band of Bastards. In my opinion the cut-aways are a break and just build more interest on the main story of B & Q’s story. AND, I really love learning more background and depth of interest on the side story characters. Naturally, Ward does not hold back on the sex, and it is hot and steamy (both the actual, and the dreams of the leads!).
LOVER AT LAST also gave a new and interesting level of what will be one very BIG star-crossed lover relationship involving Layla who is carrying Qhuinn's young. One can see the writing on the wall for this and I can’t wait for Ward to give the reader more on this storyline because it seems almost impossible for a happy ending. We’ll have to see.
Add to that, Trez and Assail’s issues with women they have become attracted to, along with the impossibilities of happily ever afters, these two storylines seem like 'mission impossible' and Ward is going to be very busy building stories around these unimaginable pairings. On the flip side - I was brought to tears at the wonderfully descriptive scenario’s where B & Q came to discover truths about themselves, especially Qhuinn’s revelations of who he truly was.
Bottom line: This series just gets better and better and the fabulous performance by Jim Frangione’s interpretation, and voice over’s make these books and the characters come to life! Anyone who has not read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series is totally missing out on such a wonderful experience!
Marilyn Rondeau, for www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com
I've tried on several occasions to listen to the audio version of this book. It's not my fav. I'd say skip the book and go see the movie.