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Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
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it was amazing
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5+ stars - Vampire Romance

A lot of BDB series fans were unhappy with this book, but I loved it. I thought the relationship between warrior/brother Vishous and smart doc Jane was refreshing and incredibly sexy. The BDSM scenes were erotic, yet surprisingly sweet and tender. V is a total badass, and I love the way he and Butch sling teasing jibes and quips left and right at each other, yet there’s a deep, underlying respect and affection between them that adds a beautiful element to the story and to the entire series. This is my third favorite book (after Lover Awakened and Lover Eternal) in the amazing, phenomenal BDB series. I just can’t say enough...I LOVE the Brothers!
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Quotes Shawna Liked

J.R. Ward
“You so need to lighten up about that potato-launcher incident," Butch said.
Phury rolled his eyes and eased back in the banquette. "You broke my window."
"Of course we did. V and I were aiming for it."
"Thus proving that he and I are outstanding marksmen.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

J.R. Ward
“Red Sox looked around Jane at the patient, “Your mind reading coming back?”

“With her? Sometimes?”

“Huh. You getting anything from anyone else?”


Red Sox repositioned his hat. “Well, ah…let me know if you pick up shit from me, k? There are some things that I’d prefer to keep private, feel me?”

“Roger that. Although I can’t help it sometimes.”

“Which is why I’m going to take up thinking about baseball when you’re around.”

“Thank fuck you’re not a Yankees fan.”

“Don’t use the Y-word. We’re in mixed company.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

J.R. Ward
“Tell you what, you let me go, and I’ll ask you plenty of questions about your race. Until then, I’m slightly distracted with how this little vacation on the good ship Holy Sh*t is going to pan out for me.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

J.R. Ward
“Terrific. A bisexual dominant vampire with kidnapping expertise.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

J.R. Ward
“When I want you to beg, I'll tell you.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

Reading Progress

Started Reading
December 10, 2008 – Finished Reading
December 14, 2008 – Shelved
February 26, 2009 – Shelved as: author-jr-ward-jessica-bird
February 26, 2009 – Shelved as: bdsm-kink
February 26, 2009 – Shelved as: pnr-vampires
February 26, 2009 – Shelved as: favorites
February 26, 2009 – Shelved as: yowza-hotness
March 8, 2009 – Shelved as: i-read-own-faves-keepers
March 18, 2009 – Shelved as: made-me-cry
April 8, 2009 – Shelved as: 2008-post-gr-reads
May 12, 2009 – Shelved as: hero-im-gaga-over
May 13, 2009 – Shelved as: badasses-hunks-in-leather
May 13, 2009 – Shelved as: heroine-i-adore
May 13, 2009 – Shelved as: hero-alpha‎
May 13, 2009 – Shelved as: hero-abused-scarred-tortured-angst
May 13, 2009 – Shelved as: best-top-favorites
July 10, 2009 – Shelved as: favorite-romance-series
July 10, 2009 – Shelved as: hero-bad-boy-playboy-player
October 2, 2009 – Shelved as: hero-addict-excon-lawtrouble-thief
October 8, 2009 – Shelved as: erotic-romance-erotica-romantica
October 31, 2009 – Shelved as: series-black-dagger-brotherhood
January 1, 2010 – Shelved as: tattoos-piercings-body-art
January 11, 2010 – Shelved as: captive-kidnapped-hostage-slave
January 23, 2010 – Shelved as: enemies-to-lovers-opposites-attract
July 4, 2010 – Shelved as: psychic-special-abilities-powers
July 4, 2010 – Shelved as: doctor-or-nurse-in-the-house-shrink
September 24, 2010 – Shelved as: hh-warrior
January 6, 2011 – Shelved as: 5-stars-plus
March 10, 2011 – Shelved as: brothers-sisters-cousins-family
May 7, 2011 – Shelved as: angsty-dark-heavy-lotsa-drama
May 7, 2011 – Shelved as: heartbreaking-gutwrenching-romance
May 15, 2011 – Shelved as: hh-smart-intellectual-brainy-geek
May 15, 2011 – Shelved as: controversial-memorable-event-scene
July 7, 2011 – Shelved as: hero-tattalizing
November 6, 2011 – Shelved as: tearjerker-tugs-at-heartstrings
December 10, 2011 – Shelved as: a-all-time-best-top-fave-dik-reads
December 10, 2011 – Shelved as: best-snarkasm-humor
December 10, 2011 – Shelved as: a-all-time-favorite-hero
January 15, 2012 – Shelved as: hero-silent-quiet-type-reticent
January 15, 2012 – Shelved as: hero-brooding
January 15, 2012 – Shelved as: hero-cold-cruelbrute-dark-dangerous
January 15, 2012 – Shelved as: hero-bad-guy-ruthless-villainous
March 26, 2012 – Shelved as: a-all-time-best-top-50-fave-dik
March 29, 2012 – Shelved as: pnr-ghosts-spirits
March 30, 2012 – Shelved as: best-secondary-characters-ensemble
March 31, 2012 – Shelved as: best-friendships
March 31, 2012 – Shelved as: bdsm-lets-play-master-and-servant
March 31, 2012 – Shelved as: badass-kickass-motha-fucka
March 31, 2012 – Shelved as: hero-antihero-gamma
March 31, 2012 – Shelved as: hero-bedroom-bad-boy
March 31, 2012 – Shelved as: hero-dom
March 31, 2012 – Shelved as: hero-expert-skilled-voracious-lover
March 31, 2012 – Shelved as: heroine-classy-lady

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Marisol Of the series, this was my least favorite. Took me a while to finish it & really only finished it to move on to the next one.

Shawna That's how I felt about Phury's story, LOL!

Karla Well said Shawna, I liked this one too. Butch's book was such a disappointment for me, so I was glad this one brought it home.

Bridget I LOVED every single minute of every book. Like the Fever series, I can't seem to get enough.

Shawna Thanks, Karla! I read this back in 2008 but it's still one of my favorite BDB and PNR books.

Bridget, BDB is definitely one of the best ever PNR series.

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