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Lover Awakened: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3 | [J.R. Ward]

Lover Awakened: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3

The vampire Zsadist is a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.
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Publisher's Summary

Author of the number-one New York Times best-selling Black Dagger Brotherhood novels, J. R. Ward enthralls fans with her erotic urban fantasies.

The third book in the series tells the story of the vampire Zsadist, a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.

Listen to another Black Dagger Brotherhood chiller.

©2006 Jessica Bird; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"This genre-bending third novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series...is a perfect fit for those who like fast-paced urban fantasy rich in both fury and poignancy." (Booklist)

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    bluebelle 08-03-09
    bluebelle 08-03-09 Member Since 2015

    When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!

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    "My favorite in the series!"

    I was so happy when I saw that Audible chose to include this book in their collection! This has always been my favorite book in the series. I love the eternal hope that you feel. Zadist is so emotionally damaged from severe sexual abuse that he pushes everyone away from him! He is so scary that he won't let anyone get close to him. Even his own twin brother has a hard time connecting with him. But Bella is amazed by him, by his strength! He helps her when everyone else has given up hope and while trying to ease her pain he allows her to help heal him without realizing it was happening! Enjoy! It is worth every cent or credit!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Hillsborough, NC, United States 12-10-09
    Leslie Hillsborough, NC, United States 12-10-09 Member Since 2013
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    "My favorite in series"

    I loved this book. I would recommend to anyone that enjoys paranormal romance.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Brockton, Morocco 09-19-09
    Lisa Brockton, Morocco 09-19-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved the book but... frustrated!"

    This was my favorite in the series, SO FAR! I started dowloading the entire series after I listened to the first book, only to find out there was NO book 4 available. HUH?? I got as far as this book and now I am stuck. I refuse to skip ahead. BUT, I just went on to the Recorded Books website and they are releasing Book 4 on CD in November... (I guess it hasnt been available in audio format) so I am keeping my fingers crossed... Audible wouldnt be that cruel as to not offer it to it's faithful members...
    If you want a review to this book, I can only say that is was incredible. I loved each character. I hated Z in some parts but understood why he was the way he was. I cant wait to read them over and over again. Not a fan of the narrator, he is a little stiff for me, but... not a big deal. GREAT BOOK! 'Nuff said

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    tina cokato, MN, United States 10-12-10
    tina cokato, MN, United States 10-12-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Lover Awakened"

    As far as romance novels go, this is the best one I have found. I haven't read alot of romance but other authors fall far short of JR Ward and the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Entertaining and steamy. I have listened to this one multiple times. Worth listening to.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 01-23-13
    Leesa 01-23-13 Member Since 2014

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Rips at your heart"
    If you could sum up Lover Awakened in three words, what would they be?

    Tormented, reborn, peace


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bella, because she looked beyond the scars and saw the soul.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! Great series!

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 11-21-11
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 11-21-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio-addict!!

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    "Wow! Most intense and beautiful yet!"

    I couldn't wait to write this review. Oh my goodness, this one is the best. Grittier, sexier, sweeter, bigger in every way! Zsadist and Bella have a story that moved me to tears, beyond words.

    I read the first two and was intrigued to hear Zsadist's story. I never expected this book to have this much depth. I was in tears at the beautiful character that emerged in the end. The story is so much more than just Zsadist and his heroine Bella. This 3rd book of the series opens the door for much more to come. The side stories are not just distractions, but very compelling, Many characters that were meaningless to me before have become very interesting and likeable. Butch and John especially. And Bella... What a wonderful, strong and amazing female character. I adore this couple. But I warn fans that it's a painful journey to find the light at the end of the tunnel! BUT IT IS WELL WORTH IT!

    This is a MUST READ. Narrator finally has won me over, and I can't imagine any one else telling the story. I have also become a much more enthusiastic fan of JRWard. I didn't seem to like the first two as mush as everyone else. I liked the second book a lot though. But now that JR Ward has set the stage and introduced us to the world of the brotherhood, I can see why she is so beloved by her fans.

    SideNote: I have read reviews that people discussed being uncomfortable with some of the content. I don't agree with the point of view. But want to touch on it. Yes Zsadist and Phury had a difficult story from their past. But I would expect anyone with the open mind to read a fantasy novel would understand that the abuse suffered by the characters past and present is a part of what shapes them. These are vampires. What do you expect? It's not Buffy...
    So I just want to warn sensitive readers that there are parts that are uncomfortable, but it's my opinion that it's not gratuitous. It's heart wrenching and intense, not just a light read.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    debbie 04-24-15
    debbie 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't put it down"

    An exciting new angle for the story of the dark brotherhood. Sit on the edge of your seat entrancing. Intense.

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    Tracey Stiegler 04-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "the love and pain"

    this is one of my favorite books. you can really feel the emotions of the brothers and their families.

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    Cheryle 04-12-15
    Cheryle 04-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    This series just keeps getting better with each new release.
    The characters and story, just get better with time. Very hard to put this one down.
    I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristy Folsom, CA, United States 04-12-15
    Kristy Folsom, CA, United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen"

    There are parts that are frustrating. Like the back and forth with this story's love interest. It just goes on and on. I still really enjoyed the book. I really get into the other story lines and even though they aren't always wrapped up at the end. They are the reason I must read/listen to the next one. The narrator is very good and plays a big part in how much I enjoy these books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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