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Where Winter Finds You

(Black Dagger Brotherhood #17.5)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  7,796 ratings  ·  799 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward is heating things up this winter with a holiday novella featuring some of her most iconic Black Dagger Brothers.

When Trez lost his beloved to a tragic death (The Shadows, Black Dagger Brotherhood #13), his soul was crushed and his destiny seemed relegated to suffering. But when he meets a mysterious female, he becomes convince
Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Gallery Books
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Tommeh Bell It does suck that everyone else got to come back or they get to be immortal and go into the Fade when their hellren does but she literally killed Well…moreIt does suck that everyone else got to come back or they get to be immortal and go into the Fade when their hellren does but she literally killed Wellsie and the baby and there's no coming back for them. I really liked Wellsie(less)
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Sophia Triad
“My love…,” she whispered. “How I have missed you.”

Merry Christmas Trez and Selena!

I was so prepared NOT to like this book. So absolutely prepared mentally to hate it. What was the point of this book really?
To change the ending of the saddest book in the Black Dagger universe? Yes, I am talking about The Shadows.
What could possibly happen in this book to make me reconsider that The Shadows should have a different ending?

Well, the answer is simple. The book proved to me a definite fact for my
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 bittersweet & to late stars


Okay let me just say that I love J.R. Ward. She is one a few authors that I will continue to read and forgive, even when they do crazy things like kill off beloved characters. The Shadows broke my heart and made me ugly cry, I still loved it and rated it five stars. Now I was hoping that Trez would get his HEA and I am glad he did. However this book was just one big blah for me. It was like I've moved on and now th
Sammy Loves Books
Me after reading Trez and Selena in The Shadows


What is this? Is Trez getting another chance at love?



Glad these two finally got their happy ending. I love JR Ward's writing style and this book didn't disappoint. It was really nice that this book focused solely on the main couple with our any distractions.

I only gave this a 3 star because the story itself was just ok. Trez's original storyline was far better than his second chance.
3 stars
"Blessed are those who believe in all that two hearts aligned achieve. For once united, no matter where winter finds them, they will always be warm."

'The Shadows' is JR Ward's thirteenth book in her BDB series and I think it gutted me more than any of her other books. Ever since I read it, I was hoping that somewhere down the line, Trez would get his happy ever after. This book is the second part of his story.

Trez lost the love of his life and he just knew he would never fin
Tommeh Bell
Nov 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
*deep spiritual sigh* I just can't anymore. This is literally a fan fiction plot line and considering Ward's stance on fan fiction she should be ashamed of herself. You kill off a character that we didn't care enough about to kill and you wreck a character we actually do care about, and after the backlash we get this drivel? If you were going to do this why couldn't we get Wellsie back!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL!! Why couldn't we get Darius back!!! If you were just going to hand out immortality and br ...more
Trez Latimer is a Shadow who not long ago sacrificed everything to mate with Selena, a Chosen. When she later died, a part of him did, too. His brother and those in his life who care for him worry that he’s lost his will to live and are concerned that he’ll take matters in his own hands. But recently, a young woman named Therese comes to work for iAm in his restaurant as a server and stuns all that see her because she’s a dead ringer for Selena.

I so love being back in the world of the Brotherho
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Honestly, he hadn’t just been born under a bad star; he’d been born under one that kicked him in the nuts so badly, he’d coughed them out in his hand.

Clapping a hand over her mouth, the absurdity of it all struck her bell so hard, she nearly snorted. And as she vowed to stop— because he was clearly not in a good mood— she really wished she was a good giggler, one of those females who managed to express oh-that’s-funny in a melodic, pretty way. But nope. Not even close. She was a
Dec 05, 2019 rated it liked it
We all know that I'm trash fo BDB and The Shadows is the only BDB book I've actually cried while reading. I was so excited we were getting a Christmas romance for Trez and, after some hints about his HEA in the previous books, I wanted to see him finally happy.

I was definitely interested to see how Trez's romance was going to go with Therese, especially since she looked exactly like Selena. I was hoping it wouldn't be cliche and predictable, but unfortunately, it was. The conflicts between them
I don't know why I even bothered. Even an appearance by my beloved Rehv couldn't get me to like this story. I think Ward also made me dislike Lassiter now.

This was clearly nothing more than Ward pandering to those who were angry at the end of The Shadows, which I wasn't, because I loved that book. The storyline was ridiculous, with the timeline and the reincarnation being given a very vague explanation at the end, that made little sense. I would say don't even bother reading it. All you need to
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Nothing like Christmas love! ❤️
I have to admit I started and stopped this book several times. It’s not the fact that it wasn’t a good story. But it’s because I don’t normally read paranormal tropes unless it’s one by JR Ward. But it still takes me a little bit to get into the storyline.

This one proved to be a little more difficult because it is definitely one that you want to have read the prior book. I believe these two characters were first introduced in book number 13 of the s
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-2
Trez and Selena (Therese) are getting their second chance at love at last in a reincarnation story line. But does Trez love Therese for her, or just because she has the same face as his ex? And what’s with the weird looks everyone keeps giving her, lol? This novella brought back some of my favorite characters we hadn’t seen in a while (view spoiler) Some hot steamy scenes and I especial ...more
I liked the first three quarters of the story, and was thrilled that Tres got his happy after what JRW put him (and me!) through but, and it's a big BUT .... that last quarter and the whole reincarnation thing? Yeah, that was ... I have no words. 🙄

4 stars for the first part of the book, 1 for the last. I'll leave this right here
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
4 Trez Gets His HEA Stars!!

Once again JRW has enthralled me, I love the Shadows and I’m beyond happy that Trez finally gets his HEA although he had to go through some hard times, soul searching, and come to terms with his feelings for Therese. As for Therese, i really like her, but I was a bit put off by her attitude towards her family, I understand anger and hurt but I felt it was overly dramatic and a bit childish. That said, we’re introduced to her family and I’m hoping we’ll see more of
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Makes no sense. I love BDB and the shadows but Selena was dead for a very short time before Trez dated Therese. So the whole reincarnation thing makes no sense because while Trez was with Selena Therese was already an adult. WTF J.R. Reincarnation is not the Wardens strong suit. I tried to enjoy the book but the whole reincarnation while someone is already old is weird and pissed me off. Either have the story 20 years in the future so the reincarnation makes sense or have Therese be a doppelgang ...more
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Paranormal Romance
Series : - 17.5 in the series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - yes
Rating - 3 stars


I have to be honest - I was not sure about this story when I heard about it - and even now I still am not!

2.75 stars

Because she was Selena. And Therese. At the same time.

I'm a little stuck on the rating for this one. I want to give it 3 stars cause the ending was sweet but overall I wasn't feeling it. This reincarnation story arc didn't work as a novella. Trez is not even a year into mourning Selena and she already comes back as someone else? Too much. Way too soon. I don't understand why Ward didn't just hold off in reuniting them if she changed her mind about Selena dying. At least freaking wa
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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I've been loving the last few releases in the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Legacy series. This one was no different! It broke my heart, punched me in the feels, made me angry and then tied it all up in a pretty bow.

Due to my lack of interest in certain storylines and characters, I chose to skip part one (which is the book called The Shadows - BDB #13) of this story and I'm regretting the moment I made that decision! This would have probably been so much more intense and
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ⭐'s

Eh, so I wasn't excited about this book. It seems like the story was backpedaled to appease the fans and I hate that. Plus there is that whole implausible explanation and well, I had a hard time deciding to read it or not.

But then The Sinner came out and I just had to read that one. I really enjoyed it and wanted more of that world so here I am.

And I wasn't that disappointed. Trez is a likable enough guy but I really liked Therese even if she seemed a bit too easily manipulated.

The dr
💛❤️ “Blessed are those who believe in all that two hearts aligned achieve. For once united, no matter where winter finds them, they will always be warm.” 💛❤️

“That was impossible, right? Reincarnation didn’t happen.”

* * *
“Just because a lie feels good doesn’t mean it’s true.”
- iAm

* * *
“I died. Who I thought I was, who I thought I belonged with, and to, died. And a ghost was left in my place.A ghost is still in my place.”
- Therese

* * *
“That was kind of what true love was, wasn’t it. Against
Nov 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, vampires
3 1/2 "I just don't know." Stars!

Well... Trez and Selena/Therese take 2! I guess I'm still a little bitter about the need for this book, but let me stop talking about that after all these years... I guess that's why this book was written.

So, J.R. Ward is definitely a talented writer. She had me enthralled from the start. Overall, I am so happy Trez is in a better place and that he finally has his Shellan. He again had to go through the emotional wringer. But I reall do love Trez. Therese was a g
He lost his true love and for Trez, life was nothing but pain and grief, until Therese came into Caldwell. Could she be the reincarnation of his lost love or has his tortured mind finally broken?

Therese came to Caldwell only to have her very foundation shattered. Is it true she was adopted? Now adrift in a sea of hurt and confusion, is she ready for what Trez is offering or will she see it for a man desperate to mend his broken heart, no matter the cost?

WHERE WINTER FINDS YOU is one more fabulou
Kimaya Mathew
Dec 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Ok, so brace yourself because this is going to be a long review!
I have mixed feelings about this one. I could feel some major loopholes in the story. Those loopholes are going to equally reflect in the BDB world too. I'm a die-hard BDB fan. Every new release fills me with anticipation for something new and exciting. But I was left anti-climaxed at this one. This feels like Anu Malik trying to be A.R.Rehman. Few questions:
1) Couldn't Therese had her own identity?
2) Why does this book look like a
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is not a typical Ward's book. I've found it not having depth and complex storyline as any others. Where Winter Finds You features Trez and Therese as Ward introduced them in her last books. Trez is getting his second chance with his beloved one (finally), and do you know what happened? Yeah, he almost f*cked it all up.

I also thought that if (view spoiler).

Anyway, if you finished The Shadows an
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
I had such high hopes for this one because I LOVE Trez and his story broke my heart in The Shadows. I was so looking forward to seeing how he would get his second chance at love, and while I did enjoy being back in the BDB world, the romance just wasn’t enough for me here. The story definitely focused more on Trez’s grief more than anything else. The ending also wrapped up a little too quickly and easily for my taste. Still, I’m beyond happy Trez finally got his HEA!
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
It was a feel good story that though good, I could have missed. For this series and the spin-off, this is the first time I felt the story was all romance and no other plot to speak of.

For me, I enjoy my romance spicy with other things such as UF, Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Paranormal, Dystopian, etc.

However, this story was all romance. There were little to no paranormal aspects. In fact, this could be contemporary with very little effort by removing the vampire aspects and slight sto
Laura Elizabeth
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: suck-me-vampire
Where did winter find me? It found me unhappy with this book. It made me wonder ......why did she bother? It made me bored, for one thing, I picked this up and put it down twenty times over the last month. Now I’m angry again over Trez losing Selena and this reincarnation is just BS. It would have been far better to just have written him a new woman. That is all.
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Yeah.. I wasn't crazy about this one. Honestly, Ward should have left this one alone. I got why she went the route she did with Trez in "Shadows" though it was heartbreaking and the glue that held the explanations of Selena's illness were flimsy at best, still I got it. It felt way more organic to me than this TOO SOON reunion/second chance for Trez. I would have felt better if Therese was just someone he fell for with no other link to him whatsoever. *shrugs*

Now, I did love that I got a story w
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This book is about Trez and his second chance, given the fact that he lost his mate in a very tragic way, and he was struggling to survive until Therese appeared in his life and he got so intrigued by her....
Could he finally have a happy ending??? Read and find out
Nubia Souza
Nov 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Mixed feelings


I must confess that I am struggling with this book. I don’t feel like giving it 4 stars, but 3 seems a little low so let’s say it’s 3.75.
The main problem with this book for me is that it sort of reopened a wound that for me was already healed. Selena’s death in The Shadows was devastating. I honestly grieved her death for many months. But I learned to move on, I found comfort in the next books and focused on the other stories and characters (e.g. Rhun and Saxton
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Heartbreaking 💔 but oh so satisfying at the end!!
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J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.

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