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Lover Revealed: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4

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Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world - to engage in the turf war with the lessers. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. And if he can't have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers.

But fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he's found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him.

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©2007 Jessica Bird; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    KindaPicky Houston, TX 01-23-13
    KindaPicky Houston, TX 01-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Gotta love The Cop"

    Poor Butch those darn lessors did him wrong, never a good thing when the Omegas involved. We are counting on Vishous and the rest of the Brotherhood to make this right. This book is the best example so far of the Brothers togetherness and definitely helps define Butch and V's relationship. Butch is funny and always rapping to Marissa and trying to get "in there" since the moment he met her in the first book. This book does not disappoint and we are happy to find out why he was able to fall in so well with the Brotherhood. His story makes a lot of sense, good job Ward on dealing with the "human".

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    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 01-23-13
    Kimberly Ixonia, WI, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2017

    So many books...so little time! :)

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    "NEW BEGINNINGS!!"

    Lover Revealed revolves around new beginnings for both Butch and Marissa, personally and together. Butch struggles with his past and the fact that he is practically outcasted from his own family and the death of his sister. While Marissa on the other hand, endures something similar when she is basically shunned from high vampire society and from her brother's house. When they find comfort in each other and try to start a new...they deal with a possible repeat of their pasts.

    Again, there is so much packed into this book, and the world of the black dagger brotherhood continues to get better and better, not to mention deeper, with every book! One of my favorite parts of this book I think is the friendship between Butch and Vishous, which is so much more complicated then you would think! Also, I'm loving John's (aka Terror's) story too. I can't stop listening!!! Next up is Vishous, who is becoming a favorite of mine! Can't wait! :)

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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-14-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "The Black Dagger Brotherhood books are amazing!"

    J.R Ward keeps the hits rolling. If you have gotten to book 4 then you know why! The plots are awesome, the characters are awesome, and the love scenes are hot!

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    The Elf in the Kitchen Madison, MS USA 01-13-13
    The Elf in the Kitchen Madison, MS USA 01-13-13 Member Since 2012

    passionate reader and vegan

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    "Another Brother's Story--YAY!"
    What made the experience of listening to Lover Revealed the most enjoyable?

    I listened to this book out of order as I've read this series a number of times and this particular book is not my favorite (although there are some stunning moments in it). What made this book more of a standout listening was that Mr. Frangione really did a nice job with his narration. I have not been a big fan of Mr. Frangione in other BDB books but for this book, his narration was well done and believable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book, as all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, focuses on one of the brothers...telling his story while weaving in the lead-in for the next brother, developing the culture and mythology, etc. This book focuses on Butch O'Neill who is a good character and a twist from the usual. However, my favorite character in this book is Vishous as the relationship between Butch and V is front and center in my mind. This book is before Lover Unbound, which is Vishous' tale. The storyline in Lover Revealed is a great segue to Vishous book.


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

    Actually, Mr. Frangione did a nice job with Butch--frankly better in this book than in the following books (as Butch). In the books after this one, Mr. F adds a 'southie Bostonian' accent to Butch that does not ring true. However, in this book he does not and the character does not suffer for the lack of the accent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book elicited extreme emotions in me...the encounter between Butch and V at V's penthouse and Butch's induction into the Brotherhood were most powerful. I did cry at the induction even though I've read it several times. As for laughter, Ms. Ward has some wonderfully funny lines throughout all of the stories...I think the brothers just are naturally funny.


    Any additional comments?

    I suspect that most folks who review this book focus on the relationship between Butch and Marissa, which I found tedious and boring, for the most part. The other storylines worth a lot of attention is that of the Lessening Society and the Omega AND the Scribe Virgin. This is a well developed and powerful mythology of evil/good that serves as the common thread throughout the series. The Lessening Society has just as complex a culture and mythology as the Brotherhood does which makes them the antithesis of good. Really well done.

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    Carol Kennedy Wildwood, MO, US 12-24-12
    Carol Kennedy Wildwood, MO, US 12-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Book"
    If you could sum up Lover Revealed in three words, what would they be?

    Very well written


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover Revealed?

    Butch's change


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    He has a lot of inflection in his voice and he makes the ladies voices believable


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Good vs. Evil


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    DesignerBee Ft. Worth, TX 12-19-12
    DesignerBee Ft. Worth, TX 12-19-12 Member Since 2009

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    "I want to like this series more..."

    I really like this series at its base level, but there's so many irritating things about it! Honestly, does JR Ward not know any other word for 'boot'?? 'Sh*t-kicker' over and over and OVER again!!! Extremely irritating to the point of distraction. And the way the men talk to each other is completely ridiculous. Yes, we get that they are giant badasses wearing giant badass "sh*t-kickers" (!!!), but is the bad, at times humorous, 'gangsta' vernacular necessary? It's very hard to believe that the guys in these stories, having lived as long as they have, actually speak this way. "Ya feel me my brotha? True?" Really? And the name dropping is very heavy-handed and extraneous. Telling the reader that Butch is hearing some specific rap song does not lend to the story. It only serves to irritate and create a mental road bump when you're listening. Again, the character's 'badassery' has been well established. The poor defenseless reader/listener doesn't need that message slammed home any more times.

    But as for this specific book, Butch's story is very interesting and I'm glad it was explored further. The back and forth and constant miscommunication with Marissa was at times too annoying and ridiculous to be believable though. But so far, this book has been the best in the series.

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    Annette COLUMBUS, GA, United States 12-11-12
    Annette COLUMBUS, GA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great read, wonderful listen."
    Would you listen to Lover Revealed again? Why?

    I read the entire series first. I fell in love with the characters, the story line and the love scenes. When I joined Audibles, I bought the series so that my daughter, with dyslexia, could "read" them on her Nano. I started listening on my computer while I checked my email and became hooked all over again. I have now downloaded the entire series on my Nano and listen while I do my housework,sure livens up dusting!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Butch. He's street smart, with a great wonderful sense if loyalty to the brothers.


    What does Jim Frangione bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I gave him 4 stars because his voice is too soothing for the story line, but that is exactly why my daughter has started looking for other books by him.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All the love scenes. And what he went through to join the brotherhood


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    Erin Weston, WI, United States 10-23-12
    Erin Weston, WI, United States 10-23-12

    Communications Professional, Jewelry Artist and Lifelong Reader

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    "Can't complain."
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It's par for the course in fantasy romance. I've listened to 4 books by this author recently. The world she creates is vivid, but I need a break from the foul language and The Brotherhood's catchphrases.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have. This performance of his is as good as the others I've listened to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed when Butch learned the truth about his ancestry. I knew The Brotherhood would find something, but I did not expect what that "something" ended up being.


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    Davida BUFFALO, NY, United States 10-22-12
    Davida BUFFALO, NY, United States 10-22-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Good but not Great!"
    Where does Lover Revealed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the series. And the book was well written. But Butch as a character never intrigued me. Although the story was well written and continues to tie into the series nicely.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lover Revealed?

    How Butch was able to be transformed.


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    Kimberly 10-12-12
    Kimberly 10-12-12
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    "Loved this book in the series!!"
    What did you love best about Lover Revealed?

    That Butch had a full storyline wriiten for him and not a short story or
    'novella' since he isn't one of the original Black Dagger Brotherhood


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Butch - for his faithfullness and bravery


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    I think Jim Frangione did an amazing job with his performance/narration in every book in this series - and I'm not exactly sure who tho thank -editors/publishers/ Audible, etc. for having the same narrator throughout the full series!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a series that's really not to be missed! It ranks high up there as one of my favorite series I've read &/or listened to. Now I'm head over heels for the Fallen Angels series (although the narration for Rapture ruined the book - at least for me- since they seem to have speeded up the narrators voice).
    If you love the Black Daggerhood series I'd also recommend like the Midnight Breeds by Lara Adrian which also has excellent narration.

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