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Lover Unleashed: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author J.R. Ward's thrilling new novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself - only to face a devastating injury.

Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can - but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

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©2011 J. R. Ward (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    omega tampa, FL, United States 04-04-11
    omega tampa, FL, United States 04-04-11
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    "LOVER UNBOUND PART DEUX...AND BUTCH"

    Just when I thought the Phury got lost in his own book, I see now he had ample time. This installment is just a set up for transiting to future books. It raised so many more questions than answers, and some of them I lack the interest in knowing. As always the excellent narrator definitely saved this big bowl of 'chuop suhey'.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ilana 03-16-16
    Ilana 03-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "getting repetitive"

    I like the narrator. Story is good but the same. recipe as previous 8 books. I would like a conclusion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clarice Henderson, NV, United States 07-28-13
    Clarice Henderson, NV, United States 07-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Melodrama with limited vocabulary"
    What would have made Lover Unleashed better?

    The author should consider doing a word count and editing any word that appears over 500 times. That would cut the F-bomb in half. Not that I'm opposed to swearing, but it is SO thick that it takes the place of story and character in places.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Fine and predictable.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Frangione – was your favorite?

    The female lead, Payne. However none of the characters was very developed.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sadly, no reaction. A good theme and plot outline poorly executed.


    Any additional comments?

    Good to sleep to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-19-13
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 07-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Addiction is a bad thing"

    I am more addicted to the men in this series than in the actual story. What made this book tolerable was Vishous. I didn't really care for Payne or Jane. The plot was flat and boring. There is not no character development. Vishous however was wonderful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy STEILACOOM, WA, United States 06-13-13
    Cindy STEILACOOM, WA, United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "To long and drawn out Disappointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More about the couple who the story was about only able to make it threw 1 of the books and with that I hoped it would get better.


    What was most disappointing about J. R. Ward’s story?

    This book is not what I expected


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    anger disappointment. I will not be wasting any more of my valuable time with her books.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KindaPicky Houston, TX 01-23-13
    KindaPicky Houston, TX 01-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Pleasure for Payne"

    I actually liked this book we had a good intro to both the main characters. They are both new to the Brotherhood. Their relationship was teasing and tempting and forbidden. I would have liked to see more interaction between Payne and Vishous after all she did kill their father because of what he did to V. The V/Jane/Butch interaction was groundbreaking. We have to do something with our poor Quinn and Blay situation their hearts are breaking. The action between Xcor and Payne and the Band of Bastards is done well, it reminds us on how they all treat the Chosens and even if Payne is a warrior she is still a Chosen and respected by males of their kind. Manny being added is great Jane needs a friend and the BDB certainly can use another doctor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Modesto, CA, United States 09-18-12
    Tiffany Modesto, CA, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Somewhat Lacking"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I really enjoyed the other books, but this one just didn't measure up. Characters were introduced, but I asked myself why? Maybe for a later book, but seriously this book was just all over the place. Didn't really like it that much.


    What was most disappointing about J. R. Ward’s story?

    The book was too sporadic.


    What three words best describe Jim Frangione’s performance?

    Steady, consistent, strong


    Did Lover Unleashed inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I only listened to this book so I could continue the series. if I could have skipped it, and known I'd be fine with the series I would have. Disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-05-12
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "On a deadline?????"

    Not sure where the push to finish this installment came from, but that's what seems to have happen. There was no chemistry develop between Payne and Manny. What's worse is the tough Payne warrior woman from the past book basically ends up being a pansy.This book has disappointed all over it. I am big BDB fan and wished I had bought the entire series from audible, just to be able to write reviews about the BDB books that proceed this one. A MUST READ are the proceeding BDB books. Z and Bella's story one the most intense love stories I have ever read or listen to. I dare anyone not to cry or laugh. JohnMatthew and Zhec;s romance is built to perfection over the course of several books into a create climax in LOVER MINE. So what happen in this book is a mystery. The potential to build something with Payne and Manny should have started 1 or 2 books before this, so at least you feel the character connection. I can only say if you want to catch up on the other BDB then you will have to suffer through this disappointment as I did. JR does introduce some new villains so that is a plus. AND if you want an update on Vsexual, then there is that. It would have been cool to have the daughter of the bloodletter and the chosen to be one of the baddest female vamps. Knowing what she went through it would have been understandable for Payne to have some serious issues.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Lawrenceville, GA, United States 07-09-12
    Wendy Lawrenceville, GA, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2011

    To All My Favorite Narrators: You are the voices in my head...

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    "A Series Turnaround!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    Normally around the 8th book of a series there is a decline in the quality of the story... Not so for Black Dagger Brotherhood. The series took a giant leap forward in the previous book, Lover Mine, and continues the momentum in this installment. I don't do plot summaries in my reviews so I will just say: "Girl Power!" "Humans!!" "Evil Vampires?" "Lessers SUCK!"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry 06-09-11
    Sherry 06-09-11
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    "Lover Unleased"

    What a waste. The Payne character is worth developing as a female warrior but please lose Manny his charecter was weak and boring. JR Ward may have run out on this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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