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Hevnens elsker (Black Dagger Brotherhood #7)

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  89,523 Ratings  ·  3,463 Reviews
Rehvenge lever i skyggene, som halvt vampyr og halvt sympath. Sympather får energi ved å manipulere andres følelser, og er fiender av vampyrene. Nå er Rehvs identitet i ferd med å bli avslørt, og han han vender seg til det eneste lyset i hans stadig mørkere verden. Elena er en kvinnelig vampyr. Og hun er den eneste som kan redde Rehv fra evig fordømmelse.
Paperback, 816 pages
Published 2010 by Cappelen Damm (first published April 28th 2009)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

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“It’s simple. I don’t think you should date anyone.” Rehv moved in even closer, until he could see the flecks of gold in her eyes. “But I’m not just anyone.”

Wow! I think I've found my new favorite BDB book!!!!! (Besides Z's, he will ALWAYS be #1)
My first read was great, I loved it, but it didn't stand out from the others. On my second read... Amazing!! One of my favorite books EVER, not just the BDB! It's totally surprising considering Rehv and the nasty business with his blackmailer, but I
May 04, 2009 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; paranormal romance fans-try this series!
Excellent, just excellent. JR Ward is back with a vengeance! For anyone who was disappointed with the previous two books in the BDB series, I urge you not to give up on it--“Lover Avenged” is every bit as good a book as the first four of the series. It’s got everything that you could want, starting with an outstanding hero and heroine in nightclub owner/ drug lord Rehvenge and nurse Ehlena. It’s a testimony to the author’s writing skills that she can make a drug lord, mobster pimp into one of he ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I don't even know where to begin with this review. Like so many of Ward's other books, this book consumed my thoughts. Even when I wasn't reading it, I was pondering the interactions between the characters, hoping for the best, and dreading the worst that I felt was coming.

I don't know how the WARDen does it, but my love for this series and her writing grows even more all-consuming with each book. I do know that she understands the power of evoking emotions in the reader. I can't read any of he
Oct 05, 2016 Alp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Well, this was much better than the previous book.

Honestly, I went into this book half expected it to be disappointing, considering I wasn't happy with Lover Enshrined. But I needed to read this one, just couldn't resist Rehvenge’s story. He caught my attention since book 3 so it was impossible to ignore his story. And I can tell you now, when I finished reading Lover Avenged, it wasn’t what I expected and it didn’t disappoint either—it literally blew me away! This book was amazing!

I reall
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Damn, the BDB series just keeps getting better and better. I really liked Ehlena and Rehv in this book. They are absolutely perfect for one another. I also loved that we got to see a bit more of Wrath and Beth. And of course, Xhex and John, although it is quite sad what happens to them in the book.

The plot again is crazy! There are so many twists and turns that I swear my head would fall off. The writing is incredible. Ward makes me so envious! I seriously cannot wait to find out what happens t
Lisa Jayne
Jun 14, 2013 Lisa Jayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


What this thirteen hour story didn't fit is not worth thinking about. I'm rammed to the brim with all things Black Dagger and that's the way I like it. I can't help but fall in love with each book in the series, and each time I start a new page, chapter or book I wonder if I'll ever tire of this extraordinary paranormal fix and the answer is a huge resounding NO.

What's it all about? ...
The start of 'Lover Avenged' brings us right into the caldwell action and the spotlight is on
Apr 07, 2013 kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires

I make females nervous.

Not her blood but her hurt was going to save him.

In this book we see that Wrath has many enemies that are willing to kill him.There are only 4 brothers left fighting so he decides that he should start fighting again but he hides this from Beth.

Rehvenge has to deal with his club , the princess and his sympath nature at the same time. Because of his nature he has to visit quite often Haver's clinic . There he meets Ehlena , a stunning nurse . Obviously , like t
5 Stars!!!!!

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Let’s meet Rehv...

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Your friendly neighborhood drug lord, pimp, and enforcer.

Rehvenge is one awesome male in this series. He is not a member of the Brotherhood. But he works with them. His sister Bella is mated to the brother Zsadist. And the brothers know his secret. Rehv is half sympath, along with Xhex. Technically speaking, he should be in a colony up north with the other sympaths, but his secret is safe... for now. He makes some huge sacrifices to keep it that way. By paying o
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

This was, in my opinion, the best of the series, and I now adore Rehvenge, whereas before I really didn't like him at all. That's the beauty of the WARDen's writing.

She's really outdone herself!

My birthday gift to myself was an autographed copy of this book. It came wrapped in birthday paper, has a birthday wish from the WARDen, and I LOVE IT!

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And with these four words so begins J.R Wards 7th instalment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I couldn't wait to read LOVER AVENGED and at 642 pages Ward does not disappoint. She has encompassed it all; Surprises galore, evolving storylines, several POV's, plot-twists, humour, action, romance and of course heartbreak.

I won't give away too much here, I'll just give you a brief rundown of all the goodies involved in this intricate story. First off, and this was important to me.
DRUMROLL PLEASE........its time for some Rehvenge

EPIC EPIC EPIC SWOON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mohawk madness......need.want.gotta.have.more....Rehv- or the Reverend, as the human clientele called him- was a drug lord and pimp who didn't give a shit about the vast majority of people. Which meant he was capable of, and frequently did, anything the fuck he wanted to. So the guy who cared about very little was in charge of a hell of a lot.

Rehvenge is a ......holy swoony sex on a stick......

It's so hard t
Nov 12, 2016 P rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“You know,” he said, “this is why I love you so much.”
Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. “What do you mean?”
“You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.”

Frankly, I read this book without a break. Rehv and Elena's story was more than I had expected even though I wasn't into his character that much from the previous books. Rehv have been a detached character for me from the start, I didn't sympathize him as much as I shoul
Rehvenge's Story brings back the hard-hitting action and suspense we've come to expect from this series!

Beware of Spoilers if you haven't read the first 6 books in the series...
...every once in a while, from out of the blue, someone reaches the quiet place where you spend your private time and changes the way you see yourself...
I'm cautiously optimistic... I feel like we've reached a turning point with this installment, and I sincerely hope the momentum continues with the subsequent books.
3.5 Stars

I won’t recap the story, since I am probably writing review number 1,000 for this book. Instead I will just share my thoughts and feelings.

I have been looking forward to Rehv’s story, I have always been intrigued by him. I think that is why I might have been more disappointed then the average reader.

As always I love reading about the Brotherhood and their spouses. I especially loved John’s story.

To me John stole the show…I was basically like Rhev who?? Where is John?

I have had this is

The original story _in english_ is outstanding.
The characters as always, are bigger than life, and the plot is amazingly complex and dangerously addictive.

The author has the ability of connecting every single point in the story, leaving no lose ends.
There's action, romance, and drama.

There's stories, and moments in it, so heartbreaking, that they almost make a reader feel as if one's reading a non fiction work.
Amy (Foxy)
Why do these books have to be so long?! I have a short attention span so staying focused for 500+ pages and keeping a bunch of different story lines straight pushes me each time I read one of these books.

I'm still not a fan of the lessers and tend to skim their parts unless they are messing with the brothers.

Rehv & Ehlena were the main love story in this one.
"Why did you come? -Rehv
"I followed my heart." -Ehlena

But JM and Xhex caught my eye in this one. By the end of the book I don't eve
Crystal~BIG book addict~
4.5 I love Rehvenge Stars!!

Where to start.....Rehv

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I loved Rehv's story. It was so heartbreaking to see what he has been subjected to over the years with the Princess blackmailing him and what he has been forced to endure to protect who he and Xhex are. After he meets Ehlena, he wants nothing more than to have as much of a normal life as a Symphath can with anyone. He doesn't believe that he is good enough for her though.

Ehlena has always found Rehv intriguing. With her father's bad health and h
5+ stars – Vampire Romance

WOW...just...WOW! J. R. Ward is back with a vengeance (no pun intended).

I had every intention of being monetarily responsible and waiting for the paperback release, but I figured it would be like when I got behind on the TV show LOST and had to dodge all the water cooler and break room conversations every Thursday by covering my ears and singing la-la-la while getting my morning coffee in an attempt to avoid unwanted spoilers, which ultimately proved unsuccessful. So, I
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
Attention please if you read this book you are definately:


The plot again is crazy! There are so many twists and turns that I swear my head would fall off.The writing is incredible.Ward makes me so envious!

Rehv's and Ehlena's love story is well done and surprisingly sweet.Ehlena makes a worthy mate.Ehlena is a nurse from the clinic who treats Rehv after he develops sepsis from repeatedly injecting the dopamine he must take to hide the fact that he's a sympath.It's an unlikely pairing that some
5 stars for my dear Rehv!!!


Wow! I didn't expect this! Why the hell it took me so long to finish this book? Although Rehv and Ehlena are not my favorite couple (sorry but I'm in love with John and Xhex), I really enjoyed their love story.
They are perfect for each other. And Rehv was so romantic, I fell in love with him.

“It’s simple. I don’t think you should date anyone.” Rehv moved in even closer, until he could see the flecks of gold in her eyes. “But I’m not just anyone.”


“No matter what you we
Lover Avenged was a great entry into the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. The writing was very good this time: the narrative flowed well, the romance was there and the storyline was furthered. The entire story packs a serious emotional punch, you will root for and cry with all of your favorite characters.

I don't really review these books because it's too hard for me. I think everyone takes something different from the books in this series but for me I love the stories. I love finding out more ab
o boy...Rehv. Lovely..although Zsadist is my favorite. What can I say, I love a man with battle scars.
Alex is The Romance Fox
Yes, on a BDB tour again!! i just can't help myself...keep reading these books over and over again.

I have to admit that I was not that crazy about Rhevenge the first time I read this book but each time I reread it, the more I like him. He's so much more than the "gangster" facade....he's totally devoted to his family and the people he loves and will do anything to protect them, even giving up his life for them. Ehlena is a perfect "foil" for him. photo images3_zps2ddd8701.jpg
And of course, getting some more about these fabul
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
This is one of the better books in this series. I enjoyed it a whole lot more that the others. Probably because it had a lot of Wrath in it, who are my FAVORITE character in this series. However this one doesn't beat the best book in the series, which was ofc Dark Lover, Wrath's story :) Seriously pissed though, that he (view spoiler). On to the next one. John would probably be i ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
May 17, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
Yes! J.R.Ward has done it again and "Lover Avenged" is a return to the style of her earlier books. I cried, more than once, while reading this story. A character I really never though I could admire became a hero, and one I already admired became whatever term there is for more-than-a-hero. Fans of the 'Black Dagger Brotherhood' will rave, I'm just headed to make some room on my keeper shelf!

Rehv, Rehvenge, or the Reverend...whatever name you use, he's still the same man. Part vampire, part symp
Hannah, this review is for you... Our literary experiment continues....


To: Dr. Lily Hannah

From: Arlene Likes Swheet Candy, Literary Scientist PhD

Crystal Turnsher Self in Circles, Associate Literary Scientist PhD

Date: December 3, 2010

Regarding: Update on Vampiric Molecular Theorem

Our ongoing study is progressing as expected. This next phase of the experiment has proven that we have collected the correct data sample to further investigate the hypothesis that was presented at the Summit.
May 03, 2010 Mel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Lover Avenged is the seventh book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. This series just keeps getting better and better!
Ward proves herself to be an excellent story teller. The series has evolved to a full blooded urban fantasy saga and she mixes the love story in really nicely.
Next to the wonderful romance between Rehvenge and Ehlena, we also get reunited with Wrath and Beth, which was a great treat.

Besides that: Xhex becomes a little less of a mystery, Lash a lot more of an asshole and J
Inés Izal
Oct 16, 2015 Inés Izal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015

”Algunas veces, incluso los más poderosos necesitaban protección.”

Ha habido tantos feelings en mí mientras leía este libro, que no sé por dónde empezar.
Todas las tramas, todos los POVS, y todo lo que se avecina… ¡Ay!

La trama principal gira en torno a Rehvenge. Ese sympath misterioso, del que todos sabemos, pero que nadie conocemos realmente.
Rehv nos descubre cómo es, lo que es y los porqués de ese modo de vida. No ha tenido una vida fácil, es un matón, un proxeneta, narcotraficante y dada
Jun 01, 2009 Eastofoz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: BDB fans only, as a stand alone it's too messy
Shelves: paranormal
If I were rating the cover of this book it’d be 5 stars hands down :D Too bad the book isn’t like the cover though :-/ Granted this one isn’t as bad as Lover Enshrined but it’s a close second for me. There are way too many plots running at the same time that left me wondering if the story’s main focus was really about Rehv and Elhena or if it was about Lash’s new role, Wrath’s blindness, Wrath and Beth and their marital issues, Tohr’s coming back to the land of the living, Lassiter helping Tohr, ...more
Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover and KA Addict ❤️
Rereading series in anticipation of Lover At Last. I've forgotten how freakin hot and seductive Rehv is!!!!

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Just as fantastic the second (or third) time around!! On to Lover Mine

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“You know,” he said, “this is why I love you so much.”
Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. “What do you mean?”
You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.”
“The staircase that was revealed was lit with a soft red glow.
I feel like I'm walking down into a porn movie," V muttered as they took the steps with care.
Wouldn't that require more black candles for you," Zsadist cracked.
At the bottom of the landing, they looked left and right down a corridor carved out of stone, seeing row after row candles with ruby color flames.
I take that back," Z said, eyeing the display.
We start hearing chick-a-wow-wow shit," V cut in, "can I start calling you Z-packed?"
Not if you want to keep breathing.”
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