Y'all have NO idea how long I've been waiting on Alec's story. Just ask Christine Wenrick herself. He has been my favorite character in the Charmed TrY'all have NO idea how long I've been waiting on Alec's story. Just ask Christine Wenrick herself. He has been my favorite character in the Charmed Trilogy and this Brahm Hill series. I had very high expectations for him. Poppy had some major shoes to fill in my eyes. But I am happy to report that I have grudgingly let Poppy have her HEA with Alec. ;)
There is a lot to be said in this story but a I am going to have a really, really hard time not spewing spoilers. So pardon me while I basically give a brief rundown of my feeling while reading this book (not in any particular order as not to ruin any surprises-which Ms. Christine likes to throw in there for fun)...
"Mmmm. Love me some Alec." "Aww. Poor Poppy!" "Omg. Don't do it. I don't trust that guy." "Huh. Well, he might be a good guy." "Dude. I have no clue if this is a good guy or bad guy. This is going to pester me till the next book for sure." "Bow-chica-wow-wow. Oh shit! Omg! OMFG! She (Christine) did not do that to him! O.M.G. She's trying to kill me!"
How'd y'all like that? Lol. I'll be serious though. Poppy has witnessed a very messed up event that leads her to seek for some protection. And she has also grown up to believe she was cursed and that bad things happen because of her. So she decides to keep as far away from people as she can. But being around everyone, even a little bit, she comes out of her room more and more. Of course there are some hiccups along the way which has her backtracking just a bit, but Alec coaxes her back out of her shell. And then the shit hits the fan.
This is when Christine's books get real fun for me. I love to hate the twists she throws into her stories. You never see them coming. They are the type that while you're reading, you are frantically reading to see what happens. There are a few times where I have thought, "did she really just do that?!" I know with one of her books, I finished reading the last few words and sat there staring at the page and all I could think was, "holy shit!" Not many authors can do that to me. Most books have a general route they will go so they can be somewhat predictable. I love that Christine likes to keep her readers on her toes.
But I'm rambling. Back to the story. Poor Alec is still very down about losing his best friend, Lucas, in the massive fight at Brahm Hill. And on top of this, he recently became an Elder, so he has a ton of responsibility riding on his shoulders. We get to see him slowly start to loosen up (without shirking his duties) and have some of grief lift from his shoulders thanks to Poppy.
I really have nothing bad to say about this book at all. And please forgive me for my sckizo-sounding review. There is just so much I want to say but I am afraid I'm going to say too much and give something away. So just do yourself a favor and buy this book. Hell, go buy them all while you're at it. They are all so good! ...more
I have to say something first and foremost. I am so glad Christine found my blog and asked if I would review her first book in her The Charmed series.I have to say something first and foremost. I am so glad Christine found my blog and asked if I would review her first book in her The Charmed series. I wouldn't have been able to read this awesome spinoff!
Alright, so Someone Else's Skye pretty much picks up right after the ending of The Charmed Fates which was, one hell of an ending. If you y'all haven't read this series yet, you don't know what you're missing. Of course you can read Someone Else's Skye and not be left off, but it does give you a bit more of an insight as to what happened to the characters in the past. That and it's an outstanding series and I highly recommend it.
So we have the entirely too sexy shifter, Kane, as our book boyfriend this go round. In the previous books in The Charmed series, he is a complete playboy and will sleep with pretty much anything of age with a pair of legs and boobs. One of his latest...let's call them ladies...had another issue with one of the other ladies he was having some sexy time with and a big catfight broke out. As a punishment for what I'm going to call the last straw, he is tasked to find out what is happening up north where a load of unknown supernatural stuff is going on. Not happy at all with this outcome, his tune definitely changes when he spots the hottest thing on two legs he has ever seen in his life. Too bad she was nothing to do with his...legs.
Skye has a mission she is required to complete. Unfortunately, she finds herself in the path of the supernatural being more than once and in the path of a shifter that utterly oozes sex by just breathing. It's kind of hard to get the job done when all you can think about is the possible hot sex that could be had but she was more determined to make her father proud. She just has to convince Kane that he can trust her.
I knew this book was going to be good but Christine knocked it out of the park with her twists and turns. The ending of the book had my jaw on the floor from the twist she threw in there. She's really good at that and I love it (almost) every time. (If you've read The Charmed series, the third book had some surprises that had me actually saying out loud, "no!") I cannot wait until the second in the series comes out. I've been waiting for Alec's HEA for four books!...more
Before reading The Charmed, I didn’t know it would be anything resembling the Twilight series. After I read detail in the story, I went to investigateBefore reading The Charmed, I didn’t know it would be anything resembling the Twilight series. After I read detail in the story, I went to investigate other reviews on trust old Goodreads. I read that there are a lot of resemblances to the famous book series but I actually fairly enjoyed the books (much better than the movies although I have to say I watch for the Taylor Lautner eye candy.) and thought well it’s pretty good so far so I will leave my judgments for the end. Well I didn’t exactly wait for the ending to come to the conclusion that I liked this better than Twilight. Yes, I said it. It’s better than the famed series. I do want to point out that The Charmed just has elements that remind me of it. There are different things that happen during the book but honestly, the characters felt like they weren’t some thrown together ignorant people.
Let’s take the main character, Olivia, for example. She has a very gifted talent of music. She can wield the piano keys with her fingers to create masterpieces or duplicate the originals. What did Bella have as a talent? Second guessing herself and falling. Lol. And the differences in the love interests are not as dramatic but I feel that Caleb is more grown up than Edward. The whole story in general to me has a more adult feel.
So I say give this new author a chance to shine like she deserves. Me, I will be waiting for the second to come out in the next few weeks....more
I am a big fan of Jeaniene Frost's books. Her Night Huntress series is on my auto-buy list so when I first heard that she was finally going to publishI am a big fan of Jeaniene Frost's books. Her Night Huntress series is on my auto-buy list so when I first heard that she was finally going to publish Vlad's book, I was jumping up and down for joy. I am almost positive that I pre-ordered it the first day you could. I mean, how could I resist the sexy as sin Bones! *sigh* I can definitely say that I was not disappointed.
Leila is living her world without physical contact for fear of hurting them. When she was young, she was in a horrible accident that left her scarred and her life changed forever. Of course the scars aren't enough and she also discovers that with one touch, she can make a surge of electricity go through a person's body and learn their darkest secret. The only person she can touch is another vampire (who is works closely with Leila.) who she considers her family. She could never dream that her messed up world could be turned anymore upside down until she is kidnapped by creatures of the night looking to use her unique powers. Thankfully, she is tasked to find a certain dangerous vampire that instantly snags and keeps her full attention. Even when she isn't actively searching for his whereabouts, he is in her thoughts and dreams. This could be a problem, especially when he makes it known to her that he is aware of her watching him.
Vlad Tempesh. Vampire Legend. Can I say that I have been looking forward to his book since he was introduced in the Night Huntress series? I just knew I was really going to like him. Witty and charming, I was actually a little take aback that Vlad was a lot more serious in this book. Once I was further into the book, I found that this is just another side of Vlad that no one really sees and that made me like him even more than I already did. You can tell the only thing he wanted was to not be alone and to have someone to share his life with. By then end of the book, I signing out loud because I wanted Vlad to be mine. I want a badass paranormal creature for myself!
I have to say that I really couldn't have picked a better heroine for our hero in this story. Leila was a perfect fit for Vlad and vice versa. This book doesn't lack for action and adventure either. It was just the perfect amount that had me thinking this book couldn't be any better. So I applaud Ms. Frost for yet another spectacular book....more
I was a little unsure of how I would like this book. It actually took me a bit to get into it. You can definitely read this book as a standalone, butI was a little unsure of how I would like this book. It actually took me a bit to get into it. You can definitely read this book as a standalone, but it probably would of helped if I read the first in the series to be used to all the different types of characters and this whole world. By the end of the book though, I was flipping pages like a madwoman trying to find out what happens. I ended up reading it in less than 24 hours with little sleep. :)
Gabe. Where can I get me one of him? Sexy and smart? That is a diabolical combination that left me wanting to hunt down this man and make him my own. Poor Gabe struggles every day with an eye problem that gets worse and worse everyday. I just wanted to hug him and tell him it would be ok every time I read about it. He can't even shift into his wolf form because he will become vulnerable because of his eyesight. Even though I was totally feeling for him, he doesn't use it as a crutch in his life. Hell, he didn't even tell Lorin. She had to find out from one of her friends.
Speaking of Lorin, Gabe and her are one hot couple. At first, all they can do is be at each other's throat until the both secretly admit to themselves that they have the undeniable urge to strip the other naked and ravage them. With a little nudge, they take a tumble in bed and find they can't get enough of each other. Honestly, I wanted to claw my way into the book and join them the sex was that great. ;)
Through all the digs and bed olympics going on, they are also having to deal with an unknown danger that comes to life when Lorin finds a strange box that they think might give them insight to their past and how they came to be. Intrigue, sensual energy, and danger makes for an addicting combination that has you making more coffee to stay up late and get up early to finish this book. Now the only thing I didn't like about the book is the fact that I want to read about Gabe's brother and Lorin's best friend. *sigh* I guess I will have to dig up some patience to wait it out. ...more
Tohrment, oh Tohrment. Your story makes me so sad. I swear Ward just loves to torture her characters to the point that you have to truly wonder how thTohrment, oh Tohrment. Your story makes me so sad. I swear Ward just loves to torture her characters to the point that you have to truly wonder how they will ever make it back to at least half of who they were. Tohr is one example. Bonded males live their lives for their shellans, so when Tohr was approached by the whole Brotherhood to be told that his world was violently taken away from him, he goes berserk. There is a crack in a concrete wall to prove how badly a man can hurt when his wife and unborn child are taken away. Tohr goes on a rampage in his office and then disappears for years with no contact with the Brotherhood and John Matthew, the closest thing he has had to a son. In a few of the past books, we get some glimpses of a man who is basically staving himself and wishing for death every single second of every single day so he can be reunited with his heart.
The Brotherhood gets word that a fallen angel, Lassiter, has found something they have lost. Tohrment is the shell of his former self. After suffering for over a year over his lost Wellsie, Lassiter starts pushing Tohr to start helping himself. Wellsie isn't coming back and she would want him to move on. After many attempts at this strategy, Lassiter is getting concerned that there is little time left to get Wellsie and her unborn son out of the inbetween. Which brings us to John Matthew and Xhex's mating ceremony. Tohr goes and retrieves Wellsie's mating dress and gives it to Xhex to wear for hers knowing it is what his precious shellan would have wanted. While presenting Xhex with his gift, they are both surprised when they receive a visit from a blast from the past, and not a good one.
No'One, Xhex's mother and woman who Tohr watched die and buried himself, makes a surprising appearance in this world. Apparently after taking her life, she found herself in the Scribe Virgin's domain and knew instantly that she was given another chance at a form of living. Taking it upon herself, she dons a hooded robe and goes by the name No'One, not wanting to be the person she was before. After years of living this way, Payne makes her think that there could be more to her life so she decides it is the time to go to the other side and introduce herself to her daughter. No'One is approached by the fallen angel to ask for her help in making the tortured Tohr better. Wanting to do anything to make up for what she did to him in the past, she agrees to do anything necessary.
Tohr is still beyond stunned to know that the woman underneath the hood is the woman who took her own life with his dagger. He stays his distance from her for a bit but soon comes to start to get angry at the fact that his Wellsie is gone and not coming back but this woman who did an unforgivable act was given a second chance at life. How is that fair? Plagued by his overwhelming sorrow, he is not made to feel any better when he keeps having recurring dreams of his beloved and his child in a dark, dank place with no way to get out. The longer he has these dreams, the farther away and fuzzier they become but he can't figure out why. He soon learns that they're stuck in horrible place that could condemn their souls to eternity of nothingness. Tohr is willing to do anything except the one thing Lassiter tells him he has to do...move on.
Lover Reborn tore my heart into tiny pieces that I wanted to give to Tohr to help piece together the parts of his heart that were missing. Out of all the BDB books, this one has the goods to make you tear up or flat out cry (like I did). It takes a lot for me to cry so that can tell you how emotionally invested I became in this book. I am just overly ecstatic that Tohr and No'One both got their happily ever after they both deserve. :)...more
I have been patiently, who am I kidding! I have been impatiently waiting for Phineas' book since his character was introduced in the series. I was supI have been patiently, who am I kidding! I have been impatiently waiting for Phineas' book since his character was introduced in the series. I was super excited when I found out that she was coming to Virginia with Pamela Palmer for a panel and book signing. When I found out I got on the phone and called my mom and told her if she had something planned she had to cancel because we were doing this. Kerrelyn was the author who got me hooked into romance novels. Before I was just reading YA (which there is nothing wrong with) but my eyes were inevitably opened to the awesome world of romance novels. So my mother and I drove an hour to see her. I wanted to get a good seat (mainly because I am short and can't see over people's heads. LOL.) and snagged a couple in the first few rows back. Well my mom went gallivanting off looking for whatever and I was sitting there looking around and being a total fan girl and staring at my favorite authors, I noticed Wanted: Undead or Alive sitting on a shelf behind the authors. I was really confused because it was the 24th and the book came out on the 27th. Why would it be on the shelf already? Well I about crapped myself when they said Avon was letting Kerrelyn sell them to us lucky attendees. SQUEE!!!!!! My mother laughed because I turned in slow motion towards her with wide eyes which automatically earned me a calm the f*ck down comment from her. LOL. Needless to say I ignored my mother and started reading the book during our lunch but at least she understands my obsession. ;)
Now that I have completely showed how much of a dork I am, to the review! Whoosh. Alright, so I was super curious how Kerrelyn was going to write Phin's story. He is different then the other characters she has written. He's a goofball in all the stories, calling himself "The Love Doctor." Well he is determined to shake off the reputation he has with the paranormal world. He is tired of being basically a checklist on ladies' to do lists. He sees all his friends happy with their wives and wants the same thing. The poor thing tried his hardest to make a mortal woman he absolutely adored fall for him to no avail. Of course the woman was an idiot and couldn't see what was in front of her because she doesn't like vampires. There is someone else Phin tries with all his might to at like he doesn't find alluring...Brynley.
Brynley is a werewolf princess hiding out from her father's pack and his you do only as I say attitude. She finds herself living in a vampire school so she can be close to her twin, Phil, who was kicked out of her father's pack years ago. There's just a little issue with that. She hates vampires, or at least she thinks she does. Every time she sees Phineas her heart starts to race, she becomes flushed, and can think of nothing other than getting him into bed. But of course she tells herself she can't have those feelings towards a vampire. Well she soon finds herself in Phil's cabin alone with Phin to help flush out the evil Corky Currant who is thought to be hiding in Wyoming. Brynley soon realizes there is more to Phin then meets the eye.
I was really happy Kerrelyn decided to pair these two together. They are just what each other needed. Between their attraction and the other exciting events, this book was so addicting! Now I just have to wait for my next anticipated character...Howard!!!! XD ...more
I wasn't quite sure how I was going to like Payne's book. We are introduced to her in previous books where she is awakened from a deep sleep her motheI wasn't quite sure how I was going to like Payne's book. We are introduced to her in previous books where she is awakened from a deep sleep her mother, the Scribe Virgin, had her in for a good couple hundred years. Let's say the word pissed is a good description of how Payne is feeling towards mother dearest. To pass the time, Payne and Wrath get into full on fights with the two of them not holding back. They get some bruises and cuts but nothing much. Their latest fights leads Payne to hit her back and damage her spinal cord which makes her paralyzed. In a panic, Wrath takes her down to Doc Jane, with the consent of the Scribe Virgin, but Jane is not able to do much for her so she sets out to get her old boss, Manny Manello. When she goes to the hospital and finds out he's not there, she goes to his condo but he isn't there either. Paging him multiple times, he finally decides to hit her back which enables her to figure out where he is. She flashes to the cemetery where he is standing over her grave. Pushing past her instant guilt for lying to Manny, she makes herself corporeal. Which made things get real interesting.
After sucking up his shock that he might not be going crazy and seeing Jane, he decides that he wants to help the person Jane is treating in the super secret place she is now. The second Manny sets eyes on the woman he is supposed to perform surgery on, the only thing he can think of is that she is meant to be his. He feels an instant connection he has never felt with anyone else. Snapping out of it, with the help of Jane's burly husband, he gets to work on Payne. Out of surgery, they find she is still paralyzed. After a series of things that happen along the way, Manny finds himself back at that massive mansion he was at before trying to help the woman he has have very vivid dreams about. Payne and Manny quickly discover that with some help with sexual release, it makes her happy which makes her glow and heal her legs to enable her to walk.
Payne is walking on water when it comes to Manny but she can't help but feel like her time with him is short lived. He's a human and their relationship can't possibly work out. After a nasty reality check courtesy of Manny himself, Payne goes out into the night by herself where she stumbles across some lessers which is no issue for her. The problem she comes across is finding herself kidnapped by a group of vampires out to get her.
Yes this book was about Payne and Manny but I am pretty sure Vishous and Jane had more "air time" then the main love interests. Of course this was completely fine to me since I absolutely love V. ;) I am really happy that we get to see him delve deeper in his feelings and finds away to open up to the people that are the most important in his life. And might I say that the scene with Butch and V at his condo about broke my heart! I love you V!!! ...more
JOHN MATTHEW!!!!!!! I was anticipating this book from the first book we meet John in. We meet him as a scrawny, awkward, pre-trans and get to watch hiJOHN MATTHEW!!!!!!! I was anticipating this book from the first book we meet John in. We meet him as a scrawny, awkward, pre-trans and get to watch him grow into his new body and emotions. He is one of my favorite books in this series. Not only do we get to go more into his story, we also get more of Qhuinn and Blay. I hope they get their own book soon. I want them together so bad!
At the beginning of the story, JM is in a frenzy to try to find Xhex who is kidnapped by Lash from the previous book. The scene where they finally track down where Lash is staying, they search all the rooms and come to the one that was holding her. Little did they know Xhex was in the room while they were there but they couldn't see her. When John broke down it about broke my heart! I just wanted to jump in those pages and give him a massive hug and tell him she is in the room. If wasn't already in love with John Matthew at this point I was then. Gotta love when a man is so deeply in love with someone he openly breaks down in front of his brothers.
We see much more into Xhex's backstory and what is happening in the present. I had sort of a love/hate relationship with Xhex. I loved how strong she is and how she takes no crap from anyone and goes for what she wants. I wasn't a big fan of how she kept pushing John away. If it was clear as day that the man had it bad for me, I would be all over him like white on rice! Seriously, out of all the men in the BDB, I would go for JM. He pulls everyone of my heart strings and he is so damn sexy it makes me ache! How could Xhex not want him all to herself! Let's just say there were times that I wanted to go into the book and risk my life to slap some sense into the woman. It's horrible to say, but I am glad that the kidnapping woke her up to what she had right in front of her face. Yes she was a little standoffish at first but she eventually threw everything she had in the pot and that made all the difference to me.
I was really excited to see Tohr more in this book. Seeing more of him makes me feel so bad for him and making me want to comfort him through his mourning. Right before the mating ceremony of John and Xhex, I loved that No'One turned out to be Xhex's mother. I actually didn't see that one coming. Tohr's reaction was a little funny too because clearly he wasn't expecting ever to see this woman again. We also find out that Xhex's previous lover is still out there. Hopefully we will be seeing more of him soon. :) ...more
Owen Rhys is what people call a Sin Eater. When people are on the brink of death they call him in to take their sins away so they can pass with a cleaOwen Rhys is what people call a Sin Eater. When people are on the brink of death they call him in to take their sins away so they can pass with a clean slate. For this he is shunned from society where people cross to the other side of the street and avoid eye contact. Needless to say he has very little contact with people which just breaks my heart. He is helping people out and should be praised for this not looked down upon! I guess it's the whole scared of what he is way of thinking. One thing is for certain, the local doctor and his helper will never ignore Owen. The good doctor knows what it's like to hide who you truly are.
Andras is entranced with Owen. From the first time he laid eyes on him he was hooked. When Owen decides to make the trek home in the middle of the night, Andras gets the bad feeling and sets after him. Finally finding him in the forest, he sees that he is being attacked by a vampire. He does what any other person secretly in love with someone does, attack the thing as if his life depended on it. Even though the vampire is now slain, Andras knows that his son will soon come looking for his father and will attack if they don't leave the area.
Making it back to Owen's cabin, he asks Andras what he really is. Not wanting to lie, he tells him the truth, he is a long tooth, or vampire. Of course he isn't the traditional kind for he does not feed off humans but animals. After taking this all in, Owen is actually completely fine with everything. Actually, it's quite a turn on. Boy do those two burn up the sheets! The sexual energy is on the top of the charts. I am pretty sure anyone who reads this book will agree with me too. ;)
The story was written wonderfully. You can tell that Keta put in a lot of work researching that time period for this book from the dialect to what is traditional in the villages those days. I really enjoyed the connection that Owen and Andras had between the two of them. Oh and I loved that Keta threw in some tongue and cheek between the characters too. Some of the stuff that came out of Owen's mouth made me laugh. It was so refreshing! I am so happy I had the chance to read this wonderful book. Keta has a new fan. :)...more
Rehvenge was in interesting character to me. He is not a member of the Brotherhood but he seems to play an essential role in their everyday dealings.Rehvenge was in interesting character to me. He is not a member of the Brotherhood but he seems to play an essential role in their everyday dealings. Rehv is half sympath, half vampire hiding who he really is. His sister doesn't even know what he really is. The Brotherhood just happened to stumble upon his little secret but have been closed lip to anyone outside of their circle. Because of his cryptic life, he is constantly drugged into oblivion to keep his skeleton under wraps. Sympaths are feared for what they can do so they have been secuded into a colony and anyone that comes across one is by law required to turn them in. So needless to say he is hiding in himself and is happy to stay that way. Until he meets Ehlena.
Ehlena used to be a member of the Glymera but when her father got sick, they pretty much got kicked to the curb. To make up for the money they no longer have, Ehlena works at the Havers' clinic as a nurse in order so they can afford their house and the nurse that stays with her father during the day. The only one able to stand being around the intimidating man, she is the nurse who usually attends to his visits. Each time she is near him, although she is fairly intimidated, she also feels a pull to know more about him.
Even after he is turned down multiple times by Ehlena, Rehv still takes any chance he can to talk with and be close to Ehlena. When she finally agrees to dinner, he fixes her a meal in his home instead of taking her out. He wants it to be just the two of them. He loves that she is not corrupted by all the evil in the world and can do nothing but admire her morals and strong will. When it seems that not even his drug haze can keep his "feelings" *wink, wink* under control, he decides to give in a little. Can we say steamy phone sex!
Eventually, they grow much closer and we find out more about Rehv's past and who is blackmailing him. All I have to say on that part is EEEEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!! I couldn't wait until that person was killed. We also see more into the lessening society which gives us more of a look into the giant douchebag Lash, apparent son of the Omega. I could have done with less of him in the story but it allowed the story to flow just fine. Between the hell of a ending to the book and the sweet love we see from our bad boy Rehvenge, my emotions were all over the place. If I didn't already like Rehv before Lover Avenged, I surely did after. I am so happy that he got to have his own happy ending. :) ...more
From the start Lucian entranced me with his roller coaster of emotions. His connection to Bronwyn is mesmerizing. From previous books, the spark betweFrom the start Lucian entranced me with his roller coaster of emotions. His connection to Bronwyn is mesmerizing. From previous books, the spark between the two has caught my attention and I couldn't wait to read their story. Lucian does what he wants when he wants and doesn't care what anyone else thinks, or at least that is how we perceive him to be in previous books. In Eternal Captive we get to see more into the person inside.
Bronwyn helps bring out the protector and lover in Lucian. Not wanting to be offered to the Breeding Male, Bronwyn tells everyone she found her true mate but Lucian can't help but feel an undeniable pull towards this particular female. With a turn of events that brings out the protector on Lucian, he and Bronwyn become closer and that's when the sparks really fly. Their chemistry was literally setting my Kindle screen on fire it was so intense.
Laura Wright has definitely outdone herself with this third installment in this series. I love Bronwyn and Lucian before but she made me invest my heart into this book. I can't wait to see where she takes this series with the new characters she has introduced. :) ...more
I was beyond ready to read V's book. We got bits and pieces of him from the previous books and got an in depth look into his tortured soul in Butch'sI was beyond ready to read V's book. We got bits and pieces of him from the previous books and got an in depth look into his tortured soul in Butch's book. His soul is so beaten it's a wonder he is even a good person anymore. Basically a genius, for all that he knows, he doesn't know how to express his feelings so he bottles them up. The only person who has been able to break through his emotional wall at all has been Butch. V wouldn't classify himself as gay but there is something about Butch that just draws him to the human. Lately it has become harder for him to deal with his emotions towards his fellow Sox fan. On top of Butch now becoming the prophecy of the Dehstroyer, he has found his very own shellan and is extremely happy but Vishous can't help but feel saddened like he is alone in the world.
When it is revealed to him that his mother is the Scribe Virgin, he goes into a downward emotional spiral that leads him to become injured on the job. Since he was lights out to the world, a human stumbled upon him and called for an ambulance and was taken to a mortal hospital. Enter Dr. Jane Whitcomb. Thinking he is a run of the mill patient that needs her help, she goes about her business of fixing him when she discovers he has a six chambered heart. That was not normal. One thing leads to another and Jane finds herself providing private care to the stunningly handsome patient in his home. She tries unsuccessfully to get away but is deterred by one of her kidnappers who looks crazy familiar to her. She swears she has seen him on more than one occasion in the hospital. She just can't put her finger on it.
My version of Jane. After Vishous wakes up, he is entranced with the human female who is taken to caring for him during his recovery. It takes him a whole twenty-four hours to fall in love with her completely. V has never in his life felt this way towards another. Not even with Butch. He gets the inexplicable urge to purge his feelings towards Jane. He is able to open himself up but not all the way. (He will get to that point in another book.) That doesn't matter to Jane for she is also a very independent person who also doesn't know exactly how to rely on another. Eventually, Jane is allowed to go home and upon seeing V off, she is shot and dies in V's arms. In a desperate attempt to get Jane back, Vishous goes to see his mother, the Scribe Virgin in a bid to get Jane back.
V's story had a different feel to it. It had less fighting with lessers and had more love story/emotional journey to it but you know what? That works for me. My heart was constantly breaking throughout the whole story for both Vishous and Jane but then you get a happy ending I didn't see coming and it made my day. I have my favorite brothers in this series but V takes the cake. He is my numero uno sexy Black Dagger Brother that I want for my own. And who wouldn't when the sex was off the charts hawt and the person I picture in my mind when I think of V is David Gandy! I am going to say this again and again. Don't wait forever like me to read this series. You will be kicking yourself in the ass if you do! :p...more
What to say about this book...I LOVED IT! This was one of my favorite books from the series. The ones that seem the most gone are the ones that are thWhat to say about this book...I LOVED IT! This was one of my favorite books from the series. The ones that seem the most gone are the ones that are the hardest to fall and will take your heart with them on the way.
As Phury put it, "Zsadist is ruined, not broken." Having been a former blood slave, he is still struggling to come to grips with what we would call PTSD these days. The blood slave tattoo around his neck doesn't help with him trying to forget. It is a daily reminder of what he once was. Everything changed for him the day the brothers got notice that the aristocrat Bella was kidnapped by lessers. Consumed with the need to save her, he doesn't sleep, eat, and avoids the other brothers more than he already does. Finally able to rescue her, the brothers are shocked to see Z acting like a bonded male towards Bella and are not quite sure what to do other than let him watch over and assist with her healing and hope he doesn't hurt her.
Bella can't believe she is out of that hell hole she was in. Literally. She is even more astonished to find that Zsadist is the one helping her get better. And is that a bonding scent coming off him? Yes, that makes everything better and helps her be able to work through a lot of the hard stuff. Z is another story altogether though. He seems like he is struggling with revenge and it's eating him up inside. Bella goes on her own mission to help Zsadist come to grips with his past and the present with her kidnapping. She needs him here with her. She knows he is the one she wants to spend her days with and that makes all the difference.
Zsadist was constantly breaking my heart in this story. He is such a tortured soul that you just want to hold and take all his cares away. When we learn more about Z's past, I can't help but feel my heart ache for what he was put through before Phury rescued him. Let's not even get into what Z puts Phury through. That is for another book. At least Bella comes into his life and offers him the solace and sunshine he needs to make him whole again. Ward couldn't have thought up a better heroine to pair with this wounded soul. ...more