Author: J.R. Ward
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Hardback: 572 page
Genre: Paranormal, Vampire
**NOTE--Reviewer bought Kindle eBook version
Where to buy the book:
Barnes and Noble
Where to find the author:
Official Blackdagger Brotherhood Yahoo Group
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Blackdagger Brotherhood Store
In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Now back in the Brotherhood - and unrecognisable as the vampire leader he once was - Tohrment is physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair. When he begins to see his beloved in his dreams - trapped in a cold, isolating netherworld - Tohr turns to a self-serving fallen angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. When he's told he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed . . .
Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King's throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past, and a very hot, passion-filled future . . . but can his heart let go and set all of them free?
There is seriously NO WAY that I can do this book review any true sense of justice. The words that swarm around in my head are jumbled--HOLY SHIT, HOT DAMN, OMG, JAYSUS, and JR, YOU ARE KILLING ME. This is just a taste of what echoes inside my head as I read LOVER REBORN.
I wanted to savor this book like a vintage aged wine--caress each word like a long lost lover, memorize every scene like a favorite movie, and immerse myself with the Brothers that I have come to love and adore. I didn't want it to end.
Sometimes, you wait forever for a book to be released. You sit on pins and needles hoping and praying that you won't be disappointed. And sometimes, if you're lucky, the author surpasses your expectations and blows it completely out of the water.
JR Ward, I bow to your greatness and am so freakin' jealous of the tremendous talent you have. As a writer, you have touched a part of my creative soul and have made my toes curl. The words that flow from you are heart-felt, genuine, and so damn real. I had several moments where the characters (especially John Matthew) literally stood in front of me and I could feel everything like a punch to the gut. If I could have one-tenth of your talent, I would die a happy gal.
There are sooooo many lines, scenes, and parts of this book that affected me deeply. And I will NOT spoil it for those who haven't gotten the chance to read it. Let's just say that this book made me cry several times, laugh out loud and literally jump out of my seat.
The icing on the cake? Quinn and Blay will have their own book--a full length novel, peeps--and I wait on pins and needles, again.
Thank you, JR, for staying true to yourself, the Brothers, and writing what you see--not what the public or the publishers demand. I commend you for that.
|4.5 Horny Devils|