Father Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6.5)
Readers met and fell in love with Zsadist and Bella in J. R. Ward's third New York Times bestselling novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Awakened.
As a former blood slave, Zsadist bore the scars from a past filled with suffering and degradation until Bella came along and helped heal his emotional wounds. Now, though, with the birth of their child, the demons...more
A beautiful novella about Z and Bella having difficulties in their marriage, and finally we see some closure for Z.
I cried about 3-4 times and absolutely loved the ending.
Simply amazing, not to be missed!
"You are everything to me."
The heartbreaking tale of Zsadist and the ghosts of his past continue in this novella that to be honest I completely devoured. I loved having an 'extra' glimpse into the family life of Zsadist, Bella and their newborn, Nalla.
Zsadist is my favourite of the black dagger brotherhood, and it goes without saying that I was more than a little excited when I found out this short story was next in the line up.
So what's it about ...
Well, like the title suggests...more
One was his heart and the other a piece of himself, and they completed him by filling voids he didn’t know he had.
I didn’t think I could love Z more than I did in Lover Awakened, but Z finding his place as a father and as a hellren was even better. He is unbelievably strong as a male but so damn fragile at the same time. My heart went out to Bella, how hard it must have been to sit back and watch the two most important people in your life act like strangers. And Nalla, she was a sweeth...more
"...having a baby changed everything."
Time, space, feeling emotion...
Everything is affected....
We know Zsadist has demons from his past; will they impact on his role as a Father and a husband?
Bella and Zsadist are still dynamite together, with their passion and their fierce love of one another.
Is that enough to keep them together...???
To see this big strong man with so much fear and emotion was truly touching and very beautiful. I loved reconnecting with them and sharing in their new angst r...more
Zsadist is having problems transitioning into fatherhood. Bella feels neglected and even Nalla is noticing her father's distance from her. He can't get past all of the evil The Mistress did to him. Can he get past his nightmares to become the husband and father that the women in his life need?
“I’m so sorry. I love you. Please forgive me. Can’t li...more
I read this story in the BDB Insider's Guide and it is such a beautiful story of what happens after the HEA. I (like so many other BDB series fans) love Zsadist and Bella and their against all odds love story. This is J.R. Ward at her best!
FIRST COMES LOVE.....then comes marriage....
THEN COMES BABY......AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I GET ALL SWOONY OVER BIG HULK-FORCE MEN THAT ARE A PILE OF GOO-GOO-GA-GA.....FOR A TINY LITTLE BEAUTIFUL SOUL
Ward did an excellent job of portraying both Zsadist's and Bella's insecurities about their new roles in life.
Bella is like we've come to know (and love) her: both understanding and tough, while trying to guide Zsadist. The secondary characters -Doc Jane, Mary and Dr Franklin- played small but very important roles in helping Zsadist realize his past doesn't have to influence his future.
An excellent addition to the Black Dagger...more
After marriage and a baby, life isn’t always a happily ever after.
This was such a beautiful novella about Zsadist and Bella. A quick read, but a powerful read. I think I cried almost the whole time I was reading this... sad tears, happy tears... there will be tears.
‘I love you... Please don’t leave me.’
Z is one of my favorite brothers, and I love his shellan, Bella. A must read novella for all BDB l...more
Note : Must read Lover Awakened first, so you will understand Father Mine.
I really love this story. In Father Mine, J.R.Ward tell Zsadist's worry on his daughter Nalla and Bella's feeling. Bella feel Zsadist was so distant from her.
Zsadist still have his trauma because his past with Mistress. He doesn't want Nalla to know his cruel past,and he think he can't be a good father to her. He can't touch Nalla, and alw...more
This was a little glimpse into Z and Bella's life after the birth of their daughter. Things are not perfect at first, but the road to their version of perfection was heart wrenching and beautiful at the same time.
There was so much emotion packed into this 90 page novella, that my heart was literally bursting throughout the entire thing......more
I'd like to say that if you'd love Zsadist you'd definitely love this. I don't know if I'm weird or I'm just really weird that when it came to Z I felt that my heart was melting every time I've read about his struggles and how he's so tortured on the inside. And honestly I did cry on this book, really what's wrong with me? o.O I'm not really a usual crier so that's really is some...more
BDB Fans this novella is not to be skipped!
Father Mine is less than ninety pages and held so much heart break, love and hope.
This female cried sad tears and happy tears as my favorite couple of the brotherhood struggled with the scars of their past and the beauty of their present.
”Of all the places she’d ever been, this was the best one. Right here. With the two of them.”
”Yes he felt exactly the same. This was his favorite place, too.”
SWOON.... I JUST LOVED IT!!!
-Your shellan is the beating heart in your chest. More than that, even. She's your body and your skin and your mind...everything you ever were and ever will be.-Wrath
-"You are everything to me."
-Z's face melted into an absolute glow of love, the fierce concentration draining from his e...more
I loved this short novella about Zhadist, Bella and Nalla, reading about how our toughest warrior deals with fatherhood. Great to watch Z and Bella together again, and how Z's heart opens up to the new little woman in his life. Very sweet!
A VENTURE INTO THE VAMPYRE-LAND
an EPIC Buddy Read continues
A short touching novella of some 11 chapters dealing with Zsadist's and Bella's struggle with parenthood in the first few months after Nalla's birth.
I was a bit afraid to dive into this straight after Book #3 without reading Butch's and V's story, but I craved more Bella and Zsadist and it was hard to resist the temptation. I found to my relief that although some events mentioned are from the 3 books I have "jumped", there is no...more
His and Bella's story was absolutely freaking fabulous.
I loved Zsadist because he was such a broken soul but had the most love to give.
Bella brings that love out of him.
She makes him feel loved and whole.
What I really love most about this series, besides the hot sex, is to these men, their Shellans are their entire universe.
Their Shellans truly do complete them and they take pride in caring for their Shellans.
I also loved that Bella, despi...more
BY JR WARD
Ini cerita tentang Zsadist,Bella dan Nalla, bayi mereka.
Doc Jane menegur Z yang katanya seperti orang yang gak makan berbulan-bulan, dan keadaan Z yang mudah luka meningkatkan kecurigaan Jane,bahwa Z sudah lama tidak “feed” dari Bella. Alasan Z karena kasian Bella yang sudah lelah mengurus Nalla.
Bella yang kecewa dengan Z yang tidak pernah menyentuh Nalla sekalipun sejak Nalla lahir, curhat ke Phury. Pas di tanya, Z bilang...more
0.0% "So excited! Z is my fav. So far :)"
27.0% “He was very much alive. He really was.
Right on the heels of that realization he thought of Bella. And Nalla.
He had to reach them.”
28.0% “I’M SO SORRY. I LOVE YOU. PLEASE FORGIVE ME—CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOU.” think I'm gonna be highlighting a lot!!!"
39.0% “Sometimes IVs and pills weren’t always the best course of treatment for the injured. Sometimes all you needed was the tou...more
I love this story. It was so real. The emotions and feelings - just brilliant. I loved them in Lover Awakened and my love and respect expanded as I read this novella. I was only on page 17 when I began sobbing, weeping, crying etc. It was just too much. Zsadist and Bella's story has got to be one of the most realistic relationships I've ever read about - if not, the only. The struggles and obstacles they constantly have to face breaks my heart.
The way they both hold and suppor...more
This was a fantastic story, and Z jerked the tears out of my eyes several times. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it!!!
Jessica Rowley Pell Bird was born on 1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She is the daughter of Maxine F. and W. Gillette Bird, Jr. She began writing as a child, penning her thoughts in diaries as well as inventing short stories. She read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to college, she had boxes...more
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