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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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    BluBumbleB 04-28-14
    BluBumbleB 04-28-14 Member Since 2015

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "My Favorite!"

    Hands down, this is one of the most addicting series I've listened to. I'm on a BDB roll these days and I can't get enough. It's like a movie that I don't ever want to end, the books seamlessly transition to the next one, and so far, each one has been enthralling, erotic, funny and for me, emotional. I was so ready to be consumed by book 3 when Bella and Zsadist met in book 2-----I knew his story was going to be a good one, and it totally surpassed my expectations. Loved, Loved, Looooooved this story! Can't wait to hear what happens next!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Annette Gingrich Alabama 08-14-09
    Annette Gingrich Alabama 08-14-09 Member Since 2012

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    "LOVED IT! WAITING FOR BOOK 4"

    I love this series but am very disappointed that they do not put them out in order! please, hurry with book 4! There are several series books that I have looked at here in Audible but will not purchase them because the whole series is not available. They go from book 1 then my skip to book 6 or 7. Very annoying!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Knoxville, Tunisia 07-21-09
    Kimberly Knoxville, Tunisia 07-21-09 Member Since 2014
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    "FINALLY!!!!!"

    This is the best book of the series, and it is great that it is finally available on audio.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    cmclien Illinois 11-12-09
    cmclien Illinois 11-12-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Into the series now!"

    Lover Awakened is the 3rd Black Dagger Brotherhood books and so far I have to say is my favorite. I couldn't put this one away, walked around with my headphones in my ears for much of my days while I listened. This book started out at a rapid pace and stayed that way. This is mostly about Zsadist and Bella. If you haven't read the first two books I recommend it because I think its a good idea to have an idea of who Zsadist is and where he fits in the brotherhood before starting this book. Have already downloaded Book 4. Really am enjoying this series but its a very unusual take on the whole vampire thing. Be warned these books are highly sexual/erotic reads but I thought of the three so far this one had the most substance in it.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Burleson, TX, USA 05-16-10
    Kimberly Burleson, TX, USA 05-16-10
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    "Wonderful story of overcoming trajedy!!"

    I love this book...and hearing it on audio was a special treat! J. R. Ward has a way for drawing you in to the lives of her characters...and this story of Zsadist is my favorite of hers. It is a compelling emotional story of victory over enormous abuse. Everyone loves to see the victim rise above the ashes to soar in life. Zadist is that victor!! I loved it!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Aurelia 02-19-10
    Aurelia 02-19-10
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    "Lover Awakened"

    I loved this book. The reader did a pretty good job. He was a little flat as a reader, but once I got used to his tone, it worked pretty well. Z has always been my favorite and his book is outstanding. He had so far to come for redemption, it was really well done.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa CARSON CITY, NV, USA 07-23-09
    Theresa CARSON CITY, NV, USA 07-23-09
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    "Lover Awakened"

    GREAT book, Can't wait for the entire series to be available here. Why not have the whole series, they are great! HIGHLY RECOMMENED!!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gisele 07-22-09
    Gisele 07-22-09
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    "My Favorite"

    I love this book my favorite in the series. I am so happy it is now available.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Deidre Maryland Heights , MO, USA 04-22-10
    Deidre Maryland Heights , MO, USA 04-22-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Moving"

    I've read this book (the series) and I was skeptical with the narrator voice initialy, but just past the beginning Frangione's voice becomes very easy to listen to. Lover Awakened is a moving story of past, present and future love that will warm any heart.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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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