Last night was ''just one more chapter'' night for me. Of course, that means I devoured second half of Lover Unbound, unable to put it down. Yes, I wa...more Last night was ''just one more chapter'' night for me. Of course, that means I devoured second half of Lover Unbound, unable to put it down. Yes, I was late for work this morning, but it was worth it. I regret nothing ;)
Fifth book in BDB series surprised me more than once. First thing that got my eyes pop out was the role of Scribe Virgin. Thinking about it now, there is logic behind all that, but when I first found out who she really was, it caused me a serious case of bug eyes. She is still one very complex character and it's hard to just like or dislike her because she allways floats somewhere in between, but she is also very interesting and I like reading about her, regardless of my mixed feelings about her.
Another surprise was V, or to be more accurate – his past. It was so painful to read, poor V :( After Z, I did not expect other Brothers to have such a violent, brutal past/chilhood, so V's memories were even more disturbing because I did not see them coming. I felt for him so much and love him even more now.
Of course, the biggest surprise of all was the ending. I was warned about it by one of my GR friends, and still I was… WHAAAAAAAAAAAAA… NOONONOOONO… :( :( COME ON, COME ON… PLEASE… UH-HUH…
Yup, the ending shocked the hell out of me! Now I see the logic in it and understand it was actually the best option, given the circumstances. I like it. J. R. Ward made a risky move there and I think it payed off. Unexpected twist and shock with ending I (kinda) wanted is just fine by me (now that my heart beat is back to normal).
Some things I did not like so much. Introduction to next book, for example. It was too long and both Phury and Cormia got more chapters than I cared about. I really, really like them (especially Cormia), but some things between them happened too soon and I think they belong in book 6. Lover Unbound is about V and Jane and of course a lot of other characters, but there was just a little bit too much of Phury and Cormia. One more thing that felt wrong for me was the ''Mine'' part of the story. I know all BDB books are pretty much insta-love kind of books, but with V it was waaay too soon. I mean, his story with Butch was driving him crazy at one moment, and in the next he was all about Jane being his. I'm not saying it was wrong, it was just a little bit rushed for my taste. There was no future for V and Butch anyway, but still – V was too much in love with him to let it go just like that. That said, it was nice to see the two of them talk and even joke about V's feelings. I just can't get over how great they are together! <3 B and V<3
The bonding part was rushed. V was injured and he hardly had a chance to meet Jane, and before you know it, he was all ''Mine! Mine!''. It was hot in previous books, but it just didn't sit well with me in this one. Apart from that, I loved V and Jane together. At first I was not really impressed by her, but as she spoke more and more, she got under my skin. I just love strong, smart, witty women like her. I thought she was the perfect match for V and after I got over that insta-love thing, I enjoyed them together. Him being so smart (and reading books <3) was a huge turn on, and as she showed her personality more, I fell for them together.
Smart, sexy man + smart, sexy woman = smokin' hot couple!!! I read about the sink scene in another review and all I can say is – OMG that was HAWT!!! Now I know what exactly I was looking forward to and it was yummy. Amazing!
One big plus to Lover Unbound were chapters with John Matthew. He was present in previous books and I was happy to see that this one was no exception. I got used to him and I love him more and more. I can't wait to get my hands on his book!
BDB series is good stuff, love it more with every book. 4 stars for this one.
Just what I was looking for - dark, twisted,intense story with broken characters, dangerous situations and story so intense it was impossible to put d...more Just what I was looking for - dark, twisted,intense story with broken characters, dangerous situations and story so intense it was impossible to put down. Now this is exactly what I expected -and never got- from Fifty Shades of Grey. Fortunately, this book delivered everything FSoG failed to.
Captive in the Dark made me question my sanity and I loved it for that. I shouldn't feel so attached to Kitten and I shouldn't enjoy reading about all the things Caleb did to her in that dark room. It was wrong. Everything he did was so wrong. What she felt, what she feels for him is wrong. My mind keeps telling me that. BUT...
I fu..ing loved it!!!
Every word of it, every twisted scene and every dark emotion. It made me feel crazy, scared, conflicted and hot and I want more. Can't wait to see what's next for Caleb and Kitten. I only hope next book will be as good as this one was.(less)
Taking a break from the series after Lover Awakened was a smart move for me. Z and Bella are one of my all-time favorite couples and their story was t...more Taking a break from the series after Lover Awakened was a smart move for me. Z and Bella are one of my all-time favorite couples and their story was too emotional and beautiful, so I needed some time to gather my thoughts and emotions between books 3 and 4. It took me a while to get back to BDB, but I’m glad I waited because it wasn’t hard for me to get involved in Lover Revealed after the break (which probably wouldn’t be the case if I read them one after the other). This way, I gave it my full attention and enjoyed it very, very much.
I fell in love with Butch in Dark Lover. I don’t know why, but as soon as he showed up he instantly became one of my favorite characters in BDB series. In fact, he stands shoulder to shoulder with Zsadist on my personal sexy-tortured-charming-lovable-men throne. Maybe it’s the fact that he was an outsider in the vampire world, or that crazy vibe around him – I don’t care, either way I love him. No need to say that Lover Revealed was a treat for me and that I enjoyed his story so, so much!
I have to be honest, I agree with all those fans who were rooting for Butch-Vishous pairing. Those two have such a beautiful relationship and from the moment they met there was this special bond between them. I really wanted them together, but oh well… J. R. Ward obviously had other plans. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Butch and Marissa together, but… Yeah, it’s a shame to dismiss that powerful B/V chemistry.
Other than that whole V thing, Butch and Marissa were great together. Ever since Butch confessed sitting in the bushes under her window in Lover Eternal, I knew they would end up together. Their whole story was lovely and I really liked how they handled everything. Their feelings were so obvious and strong from the very first time they met and I liked how sure they were about each other, against all complications with him being human and all that aristocracy stuff on her side. First sex scene was great. Well, not great, but it was realistic and well written. I liked that.
Butch's abduction and everything that followed was pretty interesting. Omega finally made a big move and it was dark and dangerous and it changed a lot in BDB world. I loved that. It kept me guessing through the whole story about what will happen in the end. And the ending… Oh wow. Epic! I loved it so, so much. Maybe that’s because Butch has a special place in my heart, but I think he deserves every bit of it. It’s not over yet, I know, but for now, I am more than happy about his destiny. Yay!
It was nice to see John Matthew again. His chapters were interesting and I am looking forward to finding more about him.
This series is really great, one of my favorites. Lover revealed is a 5 star book for me, just like Lover Awakened was.
This book is phenomenal! Beautiful writing, brilliant character development, interesting story, smooth combination of philosophy and everyday life - '...more This book is phenomenal! Beautiful writing, brilliant character development, interesting story, smooth combination of philosophy and everyday life - ''The Fortress'' is one of those books you need to keep close and read parts of it when you feel the need to be inspired. This is life in 380 pages. Just amazing! I enjoyed every word of it and will definitely buy a copy very soon and read it again. (less)