Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #9)
#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward's thrilling new novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to sa...more
"You're the one who's Payne's."
No hesitation on that. No hesitation on his reply either: "Yeah. I am."
This was such a romantic book, I must say I loved Manny and Payne's story <3
What made it even better was a side-story concerning Vishous! Fantastic :))
The new bad guys are irritating as hell and I had the same urge to skip them as I do the lessers :(
But overall, I loved this one <3
This one picks up right after Lover Mine.
Payne is at the Brotherhood compound, injured and frust...more
This book is just all kinds of amazing!
**Fear thee not, spoilers are hidden**
There are so many things to love about Lover Unleashed, the 9th installment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I’ve come to expect truly great stories with complex characters and lots of emotion, and this book didn’t disappoint. In fact, it ranks right up there with my favorite book in the series, Lover Awakened.
What makes this so amazing, you ask? Well, important things were resolved, new things were revealed and...more
Lover Unleashed is Payne and Manny’s book and although I would have liked to see more romance between the two, I found that I really enjoyed both of them! Manny wasn’t exactly my favourite character in Lover Unbound only because he was competition for V, but I found myself falling for the hot doctor. He had big sh...more
Ah yes, how sweet it is to be back with the Black Dagger Brotherhood. It was with some anticipation (understatement) that I cracked open the 489 pages I’d waited almost a year on, and it was with baited breathe that I began. Wondering exactly what direction JR Ward was going to take this 9th instalment in? Well I can tell you that with this one she does not disappoint, giving us fans exactly...more
Payne has just been revealed to everyone as V’s sister and you might remember Manello as Jane’s boss at the human hospital, who V thought the word ‘Brother’ about. (Bear in mind that it was a single-word sentence, so it could be either Brother as in a warrior in the Brotherhood or brother as in family, so yes, it does make a difference.) man i...more
*Hardly any spoilers, but damn most of you read it anyways*
Another BDB book has come and gone, and what a book it was. I will say honestly, I was not in love with this book. Totally boning for the characters, but not all weak in the knees for the story. I always love to be reacquainted with the men of the brotherhood, but it seems there is an added brother I did not know about (will discuss later). I will have to break this one down cus there is just so much to fre...more
Here’s a checklist rundown of some of my favorite highpoints:
*More romance between main H/H? – Check!
Manny and Payne were amazing characters, and I absolutely loved, loved, luvvved them together! They were such a sweet, sexy couple with a strong emotional connection and explosive chemistry. In fact, their sensual, evocative romance was possibly my favorite since Lover E...more
Each time a new release for the Black Dagger Brotherhood series is on the horizon I find myself becoming more and more excited as each day passes to the countdown to the big day. Time and time again J.R. Ward has wow’d me with this series of books with only the occasional disappointment. While I’m not completely disappointed in Lover Unleashed it was not all that I’d hoped it would be.
The romance between Payne and Manny–while semi-sweet– basically fell flat. Th...more
As always I LOVED this book, and it only took me to the end of the...more
Basically, in my opinion, Lover Unleashed is a complete 180 from the previous installment, Lover Mine. Before Lover Mine, there was a lot of build up in past installments as well as character development for John and Xhex's story. But with Lover Unleashed,...more
Obviously, we've run out of Brothers, so we need new warriors. Enter Xcor and his five "bastards." They're hardcore killers, who fight dirty. They kill Lessers and live in the old-ways. H...more
Saying that reading this book was worth the wait would be a HUGE understatement.
At times I thought I would go insane waiting for March 29 to get here, then I was pissed at the Barnes and Noble E-book charge of 14.99 and absolutely refused to pay for it (really that is just absurd), and finally I was estatic when my amazing hus...more
Lets start with the bad things....i skimmed over most of the police stuff (later having been told that Veck was the hero of the new Fallen Angels book i'll have to read it when my real book comes hopefully this weekend!)
V didn't feel right to me...the things he said mostly. i know he had to shatter to peice himself...more
What to say?
Ummm...in all honesty? It tanked for me.
I found the storyline weak and Payne, who should've been a kick-ass heroine (ala Xhex, perhaps, but sexier?) was everything BUT. I also found Manny's and (LORD-PLEASE-FORGIVE-ME-FOR-TYPING-THIS) Vishous' story lines to be too neatly wrapped up and tied off with a pretty bow. Furthermore, Qhuinn's premonition? Uh, perhaps I don't recall, but I thought that the only one who could see into the future was V. That felt kind of like it came o...more
Okay, after reading this book, I'm guessing that the next book will be about Qhuinn and Blaylock's relationship so I am still hopeful.
Spaz and WLP DISCUSS:
Shall we discuss? First, if you haven’t read the book: STEP AWAY FROM THE BLOG NOW. Go, RUN ALONG. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, so CLOSE THIS NOW!
Okay. Complaints first.
I swear to god if I read the word Verily ONE MORE TIME, I was gonna shank a bitch. Geezus, you can say fuck but somehow you still manage to throw in verily? DURING SEX AHHHH.
Spaz: I would like to see Wrath pass a new law, effective immediately: T...more
Still agree with what I wrote and still don't particularly like Manny or Payne...
I like it but didn’t love it, as it only as it had one reference JM and not enough Qhuinn time… and do not get me started on the ONE appearance of Z! “He came down with Bella and the Nalla and the rest of the brothers”…
WTF is with that?! Ugh I can't review this...
No just joking!
=====>as normal spoilers and swearing involved! SORRY!<=======
“For shit’s sake, it wasn’t
This was a 3.2 star book for me which I figured out by rating all the little things and then rounding them. (See the end of my review).
It has taken me a half a day to think about this book before I could start writing a review or even rate it. I realized that on the large scale I just didn't enjoy this book. For me it felt like a lot of this book was an attempt to make everyone happy and/or to try to change popular opinions of...more
I checked the prices for ebooks at all the big 3 and they are all selling the ebook for about twice what a paperback costs.
The book is very mellow action-wise. It is wonderful character-wise. I really fell in love (again) with Butch. I thought Payne was wonderful. I won't even begin on my lustfest for Qhuinn and Blay. V and Jane played major roles in this book and it was well, e...more
We’re baaaaaaaaack! After the birth of baby KC what book could we not wait to get our hands on…Lover Unleashed! Hell, I almost planned my c-section around this release date. Kidding, only a little bit. So, in-between late night feedings – learning to nurse with one hand and read my ipad in the other; to say I was excited to read the next BDB book is an understatement.
Oh Lover Unleashed where to begin with you.
LU starts off Xcor witnessing the Bloodletter’s (Vishous and Payne...more
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"I think we're dating now." As V barked out a laugh, the cop shrugged. "Come on....I got you naked. You wore a damn corset. And don't get me started about the sponge bath afterward."
"To the end.”