Books by J.R. Ward

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Lover Awakened (#37 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 27, 2006 Lover Awakened is the third book in J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Those who have not read the first two books may feel a bit like the new bride at a family reunion, but eventually you'll figure out who's who. A handy gl ...

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Blood Kiss

Every morning for over forty years, my cousin has eaten a chocolate frosted Poptart™ for breakfast. Every morning.  I once asked her if she didn’t get sick of the same thing every single day, and she just shrugged, saying she likes what she likes. If you like J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherh ...

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The Devil's Cut

First things first: this is not a stand-alone book. If you have any interest in this soap opera of a Kentucky bourbon dynasty, then you must start at the beginning, The Bourbon Kings. And if you’ve been missing Young and the Restless or are a lover of Coronation Street, lawd alive, I’d recommend ...

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The Angels' Share

For years I’ve read and enjoyed J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. All of the books seem to focus on the Brotherhood at large, setting up future books, but I’ve never minded that since a lot of the focus was still on the main couple; Ward always seemed to strike a nice balance betwee ...

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The Angels' Share

In The Angels' Share, bestselling author J.R. Ward continues the story of the wealthy Bradford family first introduced in last year's The Bourbon Kings. This second instalment will not stand well on its own, so if you haven't done so already, I strongly advise you to pick up a copy of the first book ...

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Lover at Last

After slogging through six hundred pages of nothing much happening except for the cynical additions of several characters and story arcs, I am officially through with the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Lover at Last was supposed to be the highly anticipated culmination of the m/m romance that has been br ...

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Crave

Wow. Just, wow. Crave left me almost speechless and pondering the intricacies of the characters and situations. Since I haven’t read Covet yet – something I will shortly correct – I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I can say that if you go into this one expecting or wanting traditional r ...

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Lover Awakened

Favorite Romance Audiobook Poll Winner - First place - Favorite Paranormal Romance Audiobook 2011 Narrated by Jim Frangione Although I’m generally not a fan of vampire romance, I’ve now read (or listened to) Lover Awakened five times (a personal record). Declaring that it is a romance favo ...

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Lover Mine

You know the oft-repeated sentiment that J.R. Ward’s books are like crack? I may be ready to check into rehab. This one feels overstuffed with multiple storylines, highlights the author’s problems in creating compelling women, and frequently left me with a WTF expression on my ...

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Covet

Confession first: I'm not crazy about the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. The first fifty pages of Covet seemed to bear out all the reasons I'd checked out of the BDB. The punctuation idiosyncrasies. The super slow setup. The martyred heroine. And ...