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Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
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Nov 17, 2010

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Recommended for: Paranormal Romance Lovers
Read from April 05 to 06, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** I really missed the Brothers and I guess I didn't know how much until I started reading this story. The great thing about this series is how easy it is to fall into step with the characters and their world without needing much back story to get me up to speed. Each of their voices and personalities are unique and easily identifiable. I think I missed the banter between them all the most, but this story took a surprising turn for me with some of the characters.

This story had a lot more to do with V and his issues than it does with Payne or even Manny. V turned into a real jerk and I had to give a lot of respect to Jane for staying with the guy. Everything turned out great for them in the end and V even announced becoming officially mated to Jane.

The romance between Payne and Manny was really sweet, but not as hot as I would've liked it to be. Payne had such a feisty and defiant attitude when she was first introduced that I was expecting to see more of that here in her story, but I actually grew to like her and understand her more here in this story. I was wondering how Manny was going to get his in to the Brotherhood mansion like Butch did and I'm still wondering how everything will turn out, but it sounds like their will be another vampiric blood relation to play on.

Quinn is in a steep decline physically, emotionally, and mentally and although Layla is trying valiantly to keep him together it's obviously never going to be enough. At the very least he has come clean to her and relieved himself of the total burden of his secret. He's also made it clear that him and Layla can't be anything more than friends. Now there's just that little thing about the dream or vision that he had that has to do with possibly getting Layla pregnant... interesting.

Xcor and his band of bastards is an interesting addition and should make a good plot twist in the next book. Wasn't sure at first what they're purpose was until I figured in Payne's role to their history, so it takes some reading to figure them out and then of course they are still a bit of mystery by the end.

Unfortunately, I will have to admit to skimming some of the story. There was just some instances where it didn't hold my attention and if there isn't enough dialogue then it's easy for me to lose focus and want to move ahead. At this point, I'm thinking the next book will be better than this one since Xcor's threat is becoming more solidified and who knows where the Omega and his Lessers will come in to play while the Brotherhood is busy fighting physical and political attacks from some of their own. There are still some unanswered questions from the revelations that came at the end of John's book and I imagine Xhex would have lot's of her own questions as well. So now once again we wait to see what the very unpredictable J.R. Ward will do next.

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message 1: by Christine (new)

Christine Bell that's how I felt too...

Dahlia (yadkny) I'm glad I'm not the only one:) This book was kind of a let down for me coming off of John's book.

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