Title: Lover Awakened
Author: J.R. Ward
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Part of a series: Yes, Black Dagger Brotherhood #3
Length: 464 pages
Publisher: Signet Book
Release Date: September 5th 2006
Where I got this book: My own e-book collection.
Again, we are back in Caldwell, New York, where a deadly street war continues between the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a band of six vampire warriors, and their enemies. One warrior, Zsadist, is perhaps the fiercest; with his scarred face and shaven skull, he looks like the Grim Reaper, if the Reaper were packing a small arsenal! Not even his twin, Phury, can understand Zsadist's obsession with finding the beautiful Bella, an aristocratic civilian abducted six weeks earlier by the evil Lessening Society.
When Zsadist finds Bella -- and he does -- she has been traumatized by her abduction and feels safe only with him. Their subsequent passionate romance is undeniably one with issues. Zsadist's past as a blood slave, humiliated and sexually abused for centuries, has left deep scars. Bella's abduction fills him with the need for revenge. Still, this is not just a tale of passion between two strong characters; it is also the tale of the two brothers, Zsadist and Phury, who were separated at birth, and their subsequent history.
My ReviewOOOO I loved this one!! Zsadist is one of my favourite characters in this series and watching him and Bella was a joy and a pain. A joy because you get to see the real Z and a pain because it takes do damn long and I ended up crying like a baby when Z finally got his act together.
Now I have read these books before so I knew what was coming but my heart still stopped at what happened to Thor's shellen (wife) and then the aftermath. I defy anyone not to feel heartbroken by the events and the effect it has. There is something about the way J R ward writes that get your right into the heart of the emotions of the plot and just carries you along with it, making you feel part of the tapestry of the piece. which of course means that I will be reading the next book right after finishing this one, so I guess I am on a BDB marathon, oh well poor me ;)
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