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Lover Avenged

(Black Dagger Brotherhood #7)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  109,686 ratings  ·  4,079 reviews
Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood—even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vamp ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 527 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by NAL
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Jenna She does a pretty good job of rehashing what you need to know. So, you could just skip ahead, but the books do build on themselves. I read the first t…moreShe does a pretty good job of rehashing what you need to know. So, you could just skip ahead, but the books do build on themselves. I read the first three or so year ago and picked the series back up. Although I remember a lot, I do feel like it would be better to go back.

All in all, if you really don't enjoy the others, then you can give this one a try.(less)

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Blacky *Romance Addict*

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“It’s simple. I don’t think you should date anyone.” Rehv moved in even closer, until he could see the flecks of gold in her eyes. “But I’m not just anyone.”

Wow! I think I've found my new favorite BDB book!!!!! (Besides Z's, he will ALWAYS be #1)
My first read was great, I loved it, but it didn't stand out from the others. On my second read... Amazing!! One of my favorite books EVER, not just the BDB! It's totally surprising considering Rehv and the nasty business with his blackmailer
Nov 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; paranormal romance fans-try this series!
Excellent, just excellent. JR Ward is back with a vengeance! For anyone who was disappointed with the previous two books in the BDB series, I urge you not to give up on it--“Lover Avenged” is every bit as good a book as the first four of the series. It’s got everything that you could want, starting with an outstanding hero and heroine in nightclub owner/ drug lord Rehvenge and nurse Ehlena. It’s a testimony to the author’s writing skills that she can make a drug lord, mobster pimp into one of he ...more
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Sin Eater Stars

First read 2014
Reread April 3 2017

“Life is such a glorious trauma, is it not?”-Wrath

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Lover Avenged is the 7th book in the BDB series and it was a good read with tons going on. I'm going to keep this review short and sweet so I can get to my John Matthews' book right away. Rehvenge and Ehlena were both cute and likable. I loved how playful, vulnerable, and tender Rehv was with Ehlena. Ehlena was sweet but she did make me angry for a bit when she didn't stand by her ma
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More)
I don't even know where to begin with this review. Like so many of Ward's other books, this book consumed my thoughts. Even when I wasn't reading it, I was pondering the interactions between the characters, hoping for the best, and dreading the worst that I felt was coming.

I don't know how the WARDen does it, but my love for this series and her writing grows even more all-consuming with each book. I do know that she understands the power of evoking emotions in the reader. I can't read any of he
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Well, this was much better than the previous book.

Honestly, I went into this book half expected it to be disappointing, considering I wasn't happy with Lover Enshrined. But I needed to read this one, just couldn't resist Rehvenge’s story. He caught my attention since book 3 so it was impossible to ignore his story. And I can tell you now, when I finished reading Lover Avenged, it wasn’t what I expected and it didn’t disappoint either—it literally blew me away! This book was amazing!

I reall
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“You know,” he said, “this is why I love you so much.”
Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. “What do you mean?”
“You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.”

Frankly, I read this book without a break. Rehv and Elena's story was more than I had expected even though I wasn't into his character that much from the previous books. Rehv have been a detached character for me from the start, I didn't sympathize him as much as I sho
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vamps lovers
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Type: Book 7 of Black Dagger Brotherhood series
POV: Third Person

Even though not a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Rehvenge was an influential member of the glymera. As a businessman, he was both feared and respected. But behind the persona, he had a secret that not only would change his life, but the Brotherhood as well.

Ehlena was a kind hearted nurse who had fell into tough times. Once a member of the glymera, a reversal of fortune forced her scrape
Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
Rehvenge is so Boss & Lash is a Villain you love to hate!

I am loving this series more with each book I read. All the characters feel more like Family. Even Lash who I really hated at first when he was just a trainee and was mean to John all the time. Now that he is the Omega’s son and an all powerful Lesser villain, he is pretty awesome. You just have to love how good he is at being bad. He is so much smarter than Mr. X, and Mr. O were. Plus he can really do some damage and he isn’t impotent lik
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
you know what needs to be avenged?

my heart

it didn't deserve this treatment
Sophia Triad
Rehvenge or Rehv and Ehlena

“Don’t take this the wrong way.”
She drew in a deep breath and he saw her bare shoulders tighten. “Okay. I’ll try not to.”
“You keep showing up here? Being who you are?” There was a pause. “I’m going to fall in love with you.

Ehlena is a sweet, humble nurse who lives with her old and unable to help himself father. She is a good nurse dedicated to her job at Haver’s clinic and her patients. She is a good daughter who stands by her sick father an
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series keeps getting harder and harder to review. Each book covers so much information across so many characters that I can't possibly begin to touch on everything. So I am going to do something I don't normally do... I am going to do gif reactions. If you want me to elaborate anything, just drop me a comment.

Wrath -

Rehv -


Xhex -

Xhex and John -


Beth -

Rehv and Ehlena -

Wrath and Beth -

Rehv and Bella -

Wrath and Payne

Ending -

“Even the powerful needed protection sometimes.”

Lover Avenged is one of my favorite installments of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It is the love story of Rehvenge and Ehlena. 

Rehv's character is so special and extravagant. Despite his tough and merciless façade, he is self-devoted and selfless for those who he loves. I really enjoyed the reveal of his personality. 

Ehlena is perfect for him: she is honest, open-minded, clear-sighted, and brave.

Like in the previous books of the
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

This was, in my opinion, the best of the series, and I now adore Rehvenge, whereas before I really didn't like him at all. That's the beauty of the WARDen's writing.

She's really outdone herself!

My birthday gift to myself was an autographed copy of this book. It came wrapped in birthday paper, has a birthday wish from the WARDen, and I LOVE IT!

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May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!!!!

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Let’s meet Rehv...

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Your friendly neighborhood drug lord, pimp, and enforcer.

Rehvenge is one awesome male in this series. He is not a member of the Brotherhood. But he works with them. His sister Bella is mated to the brother Zsadist. And the brothers know his secret. Rehv is half sympath, along with Xhex. Technically speaking, he should be in a colony up north with the other sympaths, but his secret is safe... for now. He makes some huge sacrifices to keep it that way. By
Jun 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone, especially paranormal romance fans
Damn, the BDB series just keeps getting better and better. I really liked Ehlena and Rehv in this book. They are absolutely perfect for one another. I also loved that we got to see a bit more of Wrath and Beth. And of course, Xhex and John, although it is quite sad what happens to them in the book.

The plot again is crazy! There are so many twists and turns that I swear my head would fall off. The writing is incredible. Ward makes me so envious! I seriously cannot wait to find out what happens t
• Lisa •
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing


What this thirteen hour story didn't fit is not worth thinking about. I'm rammed to the brim with all things Black Dagger and that's the way I like it. I can't help but fall in love with each book in the series, and each time I start a new page, chapter or book I wonder if I'll ever tire of this extraordinary paranormal fix and the answer is a huge resounding NO.

What's it all about? ...
The start of 'Lover Avenged' brings us right into the caldwell action and the spotlight is on
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampires

I make females nervous.

Not her blood but her hurt was going to save him.

In this book we see that Wrath has many enemies that are willing to kill him.There are only 4 brothers left fighting so he decides that he should start fighting again but he hides this from Beth.

Rehvenge has to deal with his club , the princess and his sympath nature at the same time. Because of his nature he has to visit quite often Haver's clinic . There he meets Ehlena , a stunning nurse . Obviously , like
And with these four words so begins J.R Wards 7th instalment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I couldn't wait to read LOVER AVENGED and at 642 pages Ward does not disappoint. She has encompassed it all; Surprises galore, evolving storylines, several POV's, plot-twists, humour, action, romance and of course heartbreak.

I won't give away too much here, I'll just give you a brief rundown of all the goodies involved in this intricate story. First off, and this was important to me.
I wasn't expecting that much emotion from this story, honestly. I skipped two books and went straight into reading this one, since I got a steal for this hardcover and I don't really regret it, nope. At times I was slightly confused but at the end I caught up on the main things.

I liked that we got to see more Wrath and Bella again but they sure had their own problems. But nothing like Rehvenge's problems. Man, that poor man. Reading about his past and how he came to be the sexual slave for his p
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
After being a tiny bit disappointed by Book 6 I was very happy that this one was back up to standard! I have never been a great fan of Rehvenge but he turned into a much nicer character once under the influence of his Ehlena and I enjoyed their whole story.
The side stories were the best though and the humour. I love the banter between the brothers and I really like Lassiter. I hope we hear a lot more of him in the future!
As usual the book was a tad too long and it flagged a bit in the middle bu
DRUMROLL PLEASE........its time for some Rehvenge

EPIC EPIC EPIC SWOON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mohawk madness......need.want.gotta.have.more....Rehv- or the Reverend, as the human clientele called him- was a drug lord and pimp who didn't give a shit about the vast majority of people. Which meant he was capable of, and frequently did, anything the fuck he wanted to. So the guy who cared about very little was in charge of a hell of a lot.

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Rehvenge is a ......holy swoony sex on a stick......

Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I won’t recap the story, since I am probably writing review number 1,000 for this book. Instead I will just share my thoughts and feelings.

I have been looking forward to Rehv’s story, I have always been intrigued by him. I think that is why I might have been more disappointed then the average reader.

As always I love reading about the Brotherhood and their spouses. I especially loved John’s story.

To me John stole the show…I was basically like Rhev who?? Where is John?

I have had this is
Rehvenge's Story brings back the hard-hitting action and suspense we've come to expect from this series!

Beware of Spoilers if you haven't read the first 6 books in the series...
...every once in a while, from out of the blue, someone reaches the quiet place where you spend your private time and changes the way you see yourself...
I'm cautiously optimistic... I feel like we've reached a turning point with this installment, and I sincerely hope the momentum continues with the subsequen
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rehvenge is just such a great character because like so many of JR Ward's leading men, he's strong as hell, but also has his own inner demons and struggles to contend with every day. Once again I love that Ward has given him a significant disability to deal with. Keeping his sympath side in check with drugs that deliver nasty side effects helps make him more real. The relationship with Ehlena worked well too, I thought. Ward wrote her well, and I found her very relatable. I especially liked Rehv ...more
There was a lot going on in this one, a LOT! I'm finding that as the series grows the poor characters the book is supposed to be about seem to be getting less and less page time, to the point of getting totally swallowed up and lost in everyone else's dramas.

That said, the little I did get of Rehv and Elehna together I loved, he needed her quiet strength and support. Ward certainly gives her characters the perfect mates.

The original story _in english_ is outstanding.
The characters as always, are bigger than life, and the plot is amazingly complex and dangerously addictive.

The author has the ability of connecting every single point in the story, leaving no lose ends.
There's action, romance, and drama.

There's stories, and moments in it, so heartbreaking, that they almost make a reader feel as if one's reading a non fiction work.
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Why do these books have to be so long?! I have a short attention span so staying focused for 500+ pages and keeping a bunch of different story lines straight pushes me each time I read one of these books.

I'm still not a fan of the lessers and tend to skim their parts unless they are messing with the brothers.

Rehv & Ehlena were the main love story in this one.
"Why did you come? -Rehv
"I followed my heart." -Ehlena

But JM and Xhex caught my eye in this one. By the end of the book I don't even re
Alex is The Romance Fox
Yes, on a BDB tour again!! i just can't help myself...keep reading these books over and over again.

I have to admit that I was not that crazy about Rhevenge the first time I read this book but each time I reread it, the more I like him. He's so much more than the "gangster" facade....he's totally devoted to his family and the people he loves and will do anything to protect them, even giving up his life for them. Ehlena is a perfect "foil" for him. photo images3_zps2ddd8701.jpg
And of course, getting some more about these fabul
Crystal~BIG book addict~
4.5 I love Rehvenge Stars!!

Where to start.....Rehv

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I loved Rehv's story. It was so heartbreaking to see what he has been subjected to over the years with the Princess blackmailing him and what he has been forced to endure to protect who he and Xhex are. After he meets Ehlena, he wants nothing more than to have as much of a normal life as a Symphath can with anyone. He doesn't believe that he is good enough for her though.

Ehlena has always found Rehv intriguing. With her father's bad health an
5+ stars – Vampire Romance

WOW...just...WOW! J. R. Ward is back with a vengeance (no pun intended).

I had every intention of being monetarily responsible and waiting for the paperback release, but I figured it would be like when I got behind on the TV show LOST and had to dodge all the water cooler and break room conversations every Thursday by covering my ears and singing la-la-la while getting my morning coffee in an attempt to avoid unwanted spoilers, which ultimately proved unsuccessful. So, I
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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.

Other books in the series

Black Dagger Brotherhood (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
  • Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)
  • Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3)
  • Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)
  • Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)
  • Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6)
  • Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)
  • Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)
  • Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10)
  • Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

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“You know,” he said, “this is why I love you so much.”
Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. “What do you mean?”
You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.”
“The staircase that was revealed was lit with a soft red glow.
I feel like I'm walking down into a porn movie," V muttered as they took the steps with care.
Wouldn't that require more black candles for you," Zsadist cracked.
At the bottom of the landing, they looked left and right down a corridor carved out of stone, seeing row after row candles with ruby color flames.
I take that back," Z said, eyeing the display.
We start hearing chick-a-wow-wow shit," V cut in, "can I start calling you Z-packed?"
Not if you want to keep breathing.”
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