"The hottest collection of studs in romance" (New York Times best-selling author Angela Knight) returns as number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward brings together two of the most beloved people in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world - at last....
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it's about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young - just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It's hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he's learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions...but as the battle over the race's throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together...finally become one.
©2013 J. R. Ward (P)2013 Penguin Audio
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.
If your a Brotherhood fan then your going to love it because you simply want to continue the story. This is a long listen but allot of stories will spring from it. This happens to be my favorite paranormal series and I can't wait until the next one. Be advised this story is a MM story and has explict sexual content. Never a credit wasted when it comes to the Brotherhood.
J.R. Ward has done it again...this is an excellent book. It could have been better, but it was good. This series has always been exciting, edgy and had alot of beauty in it. You're alternately breathless and anxious and rooting for the characters...I've wanted to see these two resolved for a long time...however we don't get to enjoy it...not really...alot of agony through this book...and you don't get any insights, thoughts...etc. from alot of the other characters. I've always liked when JRW mixes it up...and I guess that she had that in mind introducing new characters. I like that...it's good...but we need more thoughts/insights from the old characters she mixes in...we didn't get much of that at all...or maybe I'm just spoiled. Regardless JRW remains a cut above the rest in writing in this series (and the the Fallen Angels) and I'lll continue to wait with bated breath for all of them....What's next JR?
It is right at the top. It helps that it is in a series that I have listened to or read with baited breath but this book had promised something that is not often broached in books that I read a relationship between to male characters which I had come to love during my reading of the series. Being a Christian this is a subject I am to be truly against and for myself I would be truly against a same sex partner that being said I had a brother who was (I really hate the term homosexual I think it sounds perverted and I myself prefer to say Gay as it means happy to me so I will use that term) sorry for not being politically correct he was Gay he studied every religion was very well educated and was pushed away from my family for his choice. I was very young and could not make the decision to tell my family to kiss my ass but he and I remained close in spirit. Listening to this book I can only pray that he had someone to share these beautiful moments with I did not find them gross or vulgar I found them human and loving. I enjoyed hearing about how each of them felt and what they felt and I am sure my brother knew GOD and in my heart I am sure he is with him now if I am wrong GOD will correct me I need no man to do it. It is a beautifully written book about feelings and love and deserves being judged on that alone. I LOVE you Richard will be with you before you know it.
I have no other books to compare that AI can think of right now I just finished reading it at 4 this morning and it is still fresh in my memory and think it will always be fresh for what it has meant to me. For me there is no comparison only hope that my brother found that kind of love here on earth.
I think it would be butch loved the accent.
It made me think and pray and dare to hope that someone I lost at the age of 6 had love in his life other than the distant love I had in my heart for him and that all of his life was not the beatings from pigs who didn't like the way he looked. It made me believe that his kind of love was just as important and deeply felt as heterosexual love is. It opened my eyes to thew fear people have of feelings unknown.
What a wonderful book, What a wonderful long awaited story and what a beautiful ending, no one could ask for better thank you Miss Ward.
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.
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