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Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
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Oct 20, 2011

it was amazing
Read from November 01 to 04, 2011

As much as I love Zsadist, I have to admit that his brother-in-law Rehvenge comes a very close second. Throughout the series so far, we have seen Rehv in a lot of different ways. As he protected his sister in Lover Awakened, there were glimpses that a very different male lay behind his facade. While he was put as a go between for the glymera and the Brotherhood, there was reason to wonder just what side he was on and who he would support in the end. Lover Avenged puts all the doubts to rest and shows us that Rehvenge is a true hero and a male of such worth that even he doesn't realize how wonderful he really is.

Rehvenge is a half-sympath who knows that he has been blessed to have the love of his mother despite the tragic circumstances under which he was conceived. Always one to sacrifice himself for those that he loves, he has put himself in an unenviable position to protect himself and Xhex from the sympaths that know of their existence. Despite the demeaning way that he must act to protect them, he does it willingly. He also sacrifices his honor as a male to prosper as a drug lord and pimp in order to protect his mother and his sister from the very circumstances he caused by killing his step father. What Rehv truly wants is to find what his sister has found. A contented future with a mate and young of his own. The one thing he can't bring himself to do, though, is hurt the one female he could see himself with by bringing her into his world of depravity.

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“Oh, man there's a marathon of Beaches running tomorrow night. Can we go after ten so I can see it once all the way through?"

Everyone in the room turned to the blond-and-black haired guy, who was propped in the corner, massive arms over his chest.

What," he said. "Look, it's not Mary Tyler Moore, 'kay? So you can 't give me shit."

Vishous, the one with the black glove on his hand, glared across the room. "It's worse than Mary Tyler Moore. And to call you and idiot would be an insult to half-wits around the world."

Are you kidding me? Bette Midler rocks. And I love the ocean. Sue me."

Vishous glanced at the king. "You told me I could beat him. You promised."

As soon as you come home," Wrath said as he got to his feet, "we'll hang him up by his armpits in the gym and you can use him as a punching bag."

Thank you, baby Jesus."

Blond-and-Black shook his head. "I swear, one of these days I'm going to leave."

As one, the Brothers all pointed to the open door and let silence speak for itself.

You guys suck.”
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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.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Avenged

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“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.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Avenged

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