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Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #4)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  85,063 ratings  ·  3,248 reviews
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 h ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 462 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Piatkus Books
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

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"United by their clasped hands, they became again the two halves, the light and the dark. The Destroyer and the Savior. A whole."

I admit, the first time I read this book I gave it 4 stars. But after my re-read, I loved it so much that I had to change my rating to 5. Just an awesome book :)

The story

Butch is getting sick and tired of being on the outside when it came to the Brotherhood, and he jumps in the opportunity to save a civilian from the lessers.
That only gets him taken by the bad guys,

Considering how late to the BDB party I am, I'm not going to write a review on this book. This is just a "collection of my random thoughts" so I can keep the story straight in my mind, and therefore it's bound to be full of spoilers. If you haven't read this book yet and don't like being spoiled, stop reading this "review" now. I'm not kidding!

Okay, here I go...

When I finished Lover Awakened, the previous book in the series, I didn't feel much compelled to keep going with the BDB books. I mean,
Lisa Jayne
Jul 28, 2013 Lisa Jayne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE



"What if I told you I had a fantasy" ...

Opening line of this book, and opening line of my review. Yes you guessed it, my book fantasy stopped right here with the black dagger boys, and I am still on the biggest book roll ever with this series. The five star fun run hasn't stopped yet, and my prediction is that it may not ever.


So now that I'm an established BDB fan, what did this book have to offer you may well ask ... Well it certainly pushed my 5 star rating buttons and I have on

There are so many images of Butch that I want to put in but I will stick with this sexy guy

Sometimes fate takes you in fucked-up directions

I didn’t like when Butch turned all GQ on me. Is that even an expression, “GQ” - you know what I mean, designer suits, cufflinks (although maybe the cufflinks would work). I wanted him in faded, jeans, tight t-shirts and scruffy boots. Naked would be good too!

"Why are you doing this? You're just human-"
"I am so sick of hearing that. Leave!"

Butch, an ex-cop,
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I LOVE Butch! He's one of my favourite Brothers, along with Rhage and V. Especially, when they are all together and joking around. Even as a human, this dude can kick some serious ass. He's such a tough guy, known as the hard-ass for a reason. But there is also this charming, sweet side to him as well. Butch definitely has what it takes to run with the vampires!

I loved Marissa as well. I felt so bad for her in Dark Lover. She is so innocent and pure, yet all these terrible things happen to her.
Emily May
May 11, 2011 Emily May rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: BDB fans
Shelves: pnr, paranormal-uf
I'm more than a little embarassed to say that it took four whole 500+ page books of this series to get me to see them for what they really are. It was mr sweet, troubled loner (Zsadist) that screwed with my head and had me hoping this series would blow my mind in a similar way to the Fever series (I know how surprised you must be seeing as I rarely mention Mac Lane, Barrons or Karen Marie Moning ¬_¬ ).

I'll just explain what I mean by the Zsadist thingy. So I read Dark Lover and really liked it,
Excellent re-read! Full review to come... Never did a casting or review the first time around.

My Butch: (Yep, I couldn't choose just one!)

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David Boreanaz - the only 'vampire' I would ever let Bite Me.

My Marissa:

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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I loved this book from page one. Butch resonated with me because he was so tortured. He was just as tortured as Zsadist but in different way. He got abused by his father and his mother ignored him. And his siblings pretty much followed their example and disowned Butch when his sister died. He felt like he was worth nothing and had nothing to live for. He was abusing himself and slowly killing himself day by day because his family had basically rejected him. That's why I love that he found The Br ...more

I must admit, at the thought of reading Butch's and Marissa's story i was all like...

For those who don't know i was NOT a big fan of them both in the previous books. Butch i kinda hated, and Marissa seemed really pathetic to me. Not a great mix of emotions, true?

Especially if you are the kind of reader (which i think the majority of us are) that if you do not care for the characters you do not care for the book. I am that type of reader, and that statement is accurate as that was exactly what h
4 BUTCH smart-ass, tough-talking, Scotch-sucking STARS

Butch O'Neal
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This book concentrates on Butch and Marissa’s relationship.

However to be honest I found the development of his relationship with Vishous to be more exciting than the romance between him and Marissa.
I thought that Lover Revealed was simply lacking in the lovely, heart-stopping scenes that I really love to see, so I found it difficult to really feel their love in the powerful way that I did with the main characters in
Lover Revealed was a decent book. It doesn't have the intensity Lover Awakened had, but afterall: Butch isn't Zsadist.
Don't get me wrong: I love Butch. And I liked Marissa. And I luuuved Butch and V. Actually I was wishing for a Marissa/Butch/Vishous menage but alas :(
Still: enjoyed it. A lot. 4 stars.
Jxxx  ♥ Pink Lady ♥
5 Belonging Stars.... You feel me?

‘Sometimes fate takes you in fcuked up directions’ ~ Butch

Butch.....sigh.....the cop....the man....


I absolutely fell in love with Butch in this story, what a fierce loving sweetheart he is!!!

I have to be honest, I didn't care too much for Butch at the start of this series, he was just an 'extra' character, a filler, but he has grown on me in a lovely way.

He is a man of honour, a lost man.....
Where does he belong?
Who does he belong with?

‘…he was right wh
Dec 01, 2008 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of PNR Romance
Reviewed for

After meeting Butch and Marissa in Dark Lover, the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I was intrigued by the characters and looking forward to reading their story. Unfortunately, I found it a bit difficult to become emotionally invested in the ups and downs of their relationship as presented in Lover Revealed. I think this may have been the result of a few different things. First, Butch and Marissa spent very little time together during those initia
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Outstanding Daggers

My love affair with the BDB absolutely keeps getting better and better. After 4 books, I am fully vested with the Brotherhood and can't wait for every book.
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Lover Revealed is about Butch. He is the human that the BDB has taken in from the beginning. There is something special about Butch but no one knows why that is......The 2 quotes below sum up Butch perfectly.

Sometimes fate takes you in fucked up directions.

Still on the outside looking in.

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Even though t
Amy (Foxy)
We've met the brotherhood and now it is time to get to know their females.

Cheat sheet for the females :
Beth: is (view spoiler) daughter. She's Wrath's shellan (wife) and is half-breed. She has a pet- kitty named, Boo.

Mary: when she meet Rhage she works at a legal office and volunteers for suicide hotline. She's Rhage's shellan. She has (view spoiler).

Wellsie: is Tohrment's shellan. She has a special place in her heart for John.

Bella: is Mary's

~ if you wanna kiss the SKY better learn how to kneel boy - stars !!! ❤❤❤❤❤

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Wow another great book !!!

I need to feed
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This book has served it's purpose ! Now my interest is on high alert for Rehvenge's book!!

With his Mohawk and drug-dealing self ! I need to get my hands on him ! STAT!!!!!

Solidified in concrete and everlasting love/lust and all GIRLY PARTS COMBUST ❤❤for Vishous

His book is going to blow
Opening Line:"What if I told you I had a fantasy?"

This is the story of Butch O'Neil The 4th member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood to find love. A former cop, he's been living amongst the Vampire Warriors since stumbling into their secret world back in book 1 (Dark Lover) Unable now to return to his old human life yet not really fitting in with the Brothers either he is a man lost between two worlds. He's also hopelessly in love with a woman far above his station. The beautiful socialite Marissa
Butch O'Neal...5 Stars! Vishous...5 Stars! Marissa...2 Stars! Audiobook Narration...3 Stars! The story...*cringe*...barely 3 stars! JR Ward and her never ending reference to products, tagging items with dollar amounts and pointless narrative...nothing but annoying -3stars!

I so hoped that my Butch would have a stronger female and that his story would have been better, but unfortunately, in my eyes, it didn't play out so well. The overuse of product advertising...the author must have stock in Gre
The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to deliver amazing stories, but was compromised by the inclusion of a questionable love interest... Sorry Butch...

"I liked you cop. From the moment I met you. No… not the first moment. I wanted to kill you when I first met you. But then I liked you. A lot."
This is a 3.5 Star read, but I'm rounding up to 4 because I still love BDB...

My opinion of Marissa detracted from my enjoyment of this book. I found the relationship between Vishous and Butch far mor
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Book 4 of the BDB primarily features Butch ‘the cop’ and Marissa. We also get a good bit of Vishous and John Matthew. I liked Butch the first 3 books, but I was nervous I wouldn’t ‘love’ this book. I just didn’t feel that Butch/Marissa connection in the first few... Once again, I was wrong. I loved this one!

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Butch didn't live in his own place. He didn't spend his own money. He had no job, no future. He was a well-kept pet, not a man.

Butch has never really felt like he belonged. Not with his fa
May 27, 2008 Daisiemae rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Daisiemae by: My peeps here on goodreads...:)
Do these books keep getting better??? Oh my gosh! I started this book last night and finished it at 3 a.m.!! I didn't know if I would like Butch and Marissa's story...I always thought Butch was interesting, but I wasn't sure if Marissa deserved him...okay so I was wrong.
Admittedly, there were times I wanted to strangle both of them. They want to protect one another so much that they pushed each other away and it drove me crazy! But, with Butch's very humble beginnings and tortured past, it is un
One of my favorite books in the series and one of the most intriguing.

In this fourth installment, we are given Butch O'Neal's story and I loved it. The special bond between Vishous and Butch is revealed along with the mystery surrounding this hero.

There were so many things I liked about ex-cop O'Neal and as his past is shown to us a part of my heart broke for him. It was so easy for me to love this guy. Marissa's past is full of rejection making her feel inadequate and defective. And while I l
5 stars - Vampire Romance

The best part of this book is the close relationship and unexpected, deep bond that is forged between warriors/brothers Butch and Vishous, not the contrived love story between Butch and Marissa. Although I didn't like it quite as much as the previous books in the series, it's still an awesome read. The BDB series is the best in vampire romance!
Kellie is a bookwhoreasaurus
Re-Read March 12th 2013

Oh how I love the Brothers! So glad Butch got a HEA and I want more JM and Qhuinn
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April 7th 2012
I am in LOVE with the BDB.. As in I want to move in the mansion with them all in love! I’m going to sound like a teenager with the amount times I’m about to write Awesome but there is not words for how much I love this series!

This main characters in this book is Butch and Marissa, they are just awesome together. Her Naivety made me laugh at times as I really could imagine it
 ♥  Barb ♥
5 Humongous....VUTCH stars

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This is the 4th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. This one is about Butch and Marissa, BUT... V is a gigantic part of this one and I LOVED it!!!! The banter between Butch and V was awesome and i'm not much of a M/M reader, until now!! LOL....and i'm not going to bore you with my READ THIS NOW!!! Bring on V.... ♥ the BDB

“V, you know I love you like a brother, right?"
"You feed her and I'll tear out your fucking throat out"

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Fave Quot
“When I lie this close to you, when I smell your scent, when I hear your voice, I know everything that matters.” She looked down the length of him. “You are the male I want to mate with. That’s who you are.”-Marissa


The fourth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood has a lot going on! There were many plot twists and turns. There is continued underlying sexual tension that V was feels for Butch. Although I believe it is so much more than just about a physical attraction V feels for Butch, the tens
May 05, 2010 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
I intended to do a quick re-read of this one after reading Lover Mine and forgetting all about the link between Xhex and Butch and why John Matthew was jealous and why Vishous din't like Xhex. But after a few chapters I couldn't put it down--I'd forgotten how good this one was! I always was fascinated by Butch's story--he was a flawed human with a sad backstory, just looking for a place/family to belong to. And I know a lot of readers don't particularly care for his mate Marissa, but I liked her ...more
Jennifer Kyle
3 1/2 Cop Stars

Is my mind playing tricks on me? I felt that Butch have more of a connection to Vischous than Marissa.

I felt like Vischous wanted Butch in the worst way. This story stayed true to course pushing Marissa and Butch together. I didn’t find the couple to have any real connection other than he loved her beauty and the smell of the ocean.

The couple’s scenes together should have filled me with thoughts of...


But strangely my mind keep bringing up visuals of what Vischous and Butch could
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“That's you," Wrath said. You shall be called the Black Dagger warrior Dhestroyer, descended of Wrath son of Wrath."

"But you'll always be Butch to us," Rhage cut in. "As well as hard-ass. Smart-ass. Royal pain in the ass. You know, whatever the situation calls for. I think as long as there's an ASS in there, it'll be accurate."

"How about bASStard?" Z suggested.

"Nice. I feel that.”
“I liked you, cop. From the moment I met you. No… not the first moment. I wanted to kill you when I first met you. But then I liked you. A lot.” 615 likes
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