I am an avid reader, not a professional book reviewer. I gladly offer my opinion of the books I read/listen to.
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.
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.
I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters
I loved listening to this book and I love this series. This was the book that made me want to read this series, with that being said this book was frustrating to listen to and at times I found myself screaming at it. This book had a lot going on in it and that was the frustrating part for me with so many storylines and all the jumping around in it. This was a great read I love Quhinn and Blay I didn't like all the beating around the bush that they were doing. Blay has been in love with Quhinn for years, but Quhinn didn't want to admit his true feelings for Blay. Quhinn has always been treated like in outcast by his family because of his eyes the whole one blue one green thing so he learned to take care of himself Blay was his best friend along with John they never judged him and always had his back and he had there's. The book also focused a lot on the Shadows Trez and IAm with Trez running from s'Hisbe and his new habit of having sex with any female who moves. Xcor and his band of basters who are still trying to Kill Wrath and him using Layla to find the compound. Assail and his drug dealing and being caught up with Sola. This book had a lot going on in it. I was glad to see that Quhinn finally found some happiness I don't want to give too much away, but this book was better than I expected it to be even though it did frustrate me at times. This book was very well written although I did feel it was too long at times. I would recommend this series to people who like reading about hot sexy vampires and action.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
This book is hard to handle due to the sexual content and description of man on man sexual encounters. I skipped over the chapters that involved man on man sex. The story would have been more appealing if the author skipped the descriptive homosexual sex scenes. As a woman, I am not interested in listening to every detail about a man performing oral sex on another man. It is not appealing!
The narrator gave a great performance. It was well delivered.
It inspired me to skip over certain chapters.
Excluding the homosexual sex scenes the book was great.