Black Dagger Brotherhood

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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 Bro ...

C
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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Lover Reborn

A friend asked me how I can review books and whether or not doing so destroyed my enjoyment of the story. She suggested that concentrating on the ins and outs would take too much away from the story and ruin the reading experience. To me, that is what makes the difference between a good book and a g ...

B
Lover Unleashed

I've been following the Black Dagger Brotherhood since the beginning. For me they peaked with Lover Awakened; Zsadist and Bella just had that perfect mix of angst and passion that has made me read every scene in which they appear over and over. But while those two (and John Mathew/Xhex) are front ru ...

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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 face ...

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Lover Avenged

More than most books, I think, this one isn’t going to change any minds. If you’re expecting to like it, you will. If you’re not, then you probably won’t.  And, yep, to put to rest an issue that’s still out there, this first hardcover in the author’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series d ...

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Lover Enshrined

Wrath, Rhage, Zsadist, Butch, and Vishous – each had his big romance featured in his own book detailing his devotion to his mate. Through it all, readers have come to know and love each of them both separately and as a loyal member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Now it’s time for Phury’s boo ...

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Lover Unbound

To begin, if you haven’t read any of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series and you plan to start, please don’t read any further because this review does contain series spoilers. Still here? Let’s get to the big question: Does J.R. Ward deliver on the Vishous book? From my perspectiv ...