Lover At Last by J.R. Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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.
OMG I have waited so long for this one!!!!!!!
And I have to say I am disappointed...The story had so many threads that I got bored of all the jumping around I wanted to know about Quinn and Blay but I really didn't care about the rest. In the end I skipped whole sections of the book.
I am am massive fan of M/M romance so I was stoked and really hoped that J R Wards romance style would translate to the same sex relationship and it just didn't. The sex was hurried and violent there was no foreplay or even care, it begs the question as to whether the author did any research into the mechanics of a M/M sexual relationship. The re were so nice emotional moments between Blay and Quinn but had the intimate relationship been as good the story would been 100% better I think Trez and I.am thing should have been in a separate book it just cluttered this one! I have to say I fear this series is running out of steam and I just hope J R Ward can breathe some life back in it but I doubt it!