Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lover Revealed by J R Ward

Rating: 5 stars
Published 2007
480 pages

Synopsis: 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.

Review: I am completely amazed! How do I do a review on this book, any of the BDB books, without putting in lots of spoilers. Who am I kidding with the fan base that this series has, I am probably one of the last people in the world to have started reading it.

Butch, the human cop, is feeling out of place and wants to help the Brotherhood more. He knows the battle against the Lessers is not his, yet he feels that he must help. When he happens to see a civilian getting chased down an alley by a couple of these slayers he jumps into Hero mode and tries to save the day. He winds up being tortured for information and lands in the hands of the Omega. Returned to the Brothers with something dark inside him, Butch is taken to the vampire clinic under strict quarantine.

Marissa knows something is not right when she sees a couple of the brothers leaving the vacinity of her brother's lab. Eventually she ends up in the room with Butch without proper protection. Everything comes to a head with her feelings for Butch and his for her. Concerned for her safety Butch pushes her away. Then Havers gives her the boot...what a great brother than one is!!!

There is a twist that comes in and new information is revealed, This Human is definitely not going anywhere!

I enjoyed Butch's story. Butch was so sweet and gentle with Marissa. I love how they finally came together.

Going to start Lover Unbound soon. I can't wait to read Vischous's story, it aught to very interesting!

For the first four books this is the order of my favorites:

1. Lover Awakened (book 3)

2. Lover Eternal (book 2)

3. Dark Lover (book 1)

4. Lover Revealed (book4)

None of the stories lacked in anyway, I just seem to be partial to Z and Rhage. From what I am hearing from everyone I am sure that V's story is going to be somewhere at the top. Can't wait!!


Barbara said...

YAY! Another hit for you. I wonder if Ward's upcoming series will be just as good?

Heather said...

Upcoming series??? is she writing something other than the BDB too? I saw that she has a story in one of the anthologies called "Story of Son", will this be a new series?

Cindy W said...

It's Covet!!! An angel gets introduced in Lover Enshrined, but the story won't be about him.

Heather said...

Oh Thank you for sharing that. I went to her website but didn't see anything about it.

I am starting Lover Unbound tonight. It will be next week before I get to Lover Enshrined... I don't read alot on the weekends.

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