Friday, 17 February 2012

REVIEW, Lover Unbound

In the shadow of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly was raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race.
Now, the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will....

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Lover Unbound
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood series, book 5
Pub: 2007, Piatkus
Author: J. R. Ward
Cat: paranormal romance
Format: paperback (mid); 532 pp w/ 55 chapters
Whose: Zishous & Jane
Age Range: adult

Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, possesses a destructive curse and the frightening ability to see the future. Tormented and abused while growing up in his father’s war camp, he now has no interest in love or emotions, only in the battle with the Lessening Society.
But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time – until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him towards a future that cannot include her...

Trapped by the fact that he doesn’t have visions and his love for his best mate, V was becoming more and more unwound by the minute, until he is shot in the chest and taken to a human hospital where he is operated on by Jane, a woman that sparks something primitive in her unconscious patient.

Kidnapped by the Brotherhood because V can’t quite help himself, she’s trapped in a helpless case of needing to help him, and not wanting to have this feeling. The longer she stays, the more she learns about V and the more she wants to stay with him, but V has something else that he has to do and it doesn’t involved falling in love with the only woman he’s ever really seen.

I really like this book in the fact that, well, 1 we get to learn more about V, it’s not like we didn’t understand most of it, or didn’t expect it (I think, could just be me). I also really like Jane, I have liked her from the moment we first step into her world when she’s was a teen, and all threw the book you just love her more and more.

She’s s strong woman who knows what she wants and isn’t going to settle of second best. If only she can tell her heart that’s true. But there’s something about V that drives her wild and even when she can accept this, she also understands that nothing can come out of it, and makes the best with what she has. She’s strong and caring and I think it’s what you see, and why you end up losing her so much.  

I also really like the bromance in this book, I love it throughout the series, but this book takes an in-depth look at V and Butch, or more so the understanding and the reasons behind things that were left a little gagged at the end of the last book.

This one takes us more into the traditions of the race. The Chosen and the brothers, and lets you see how it’s not working anymore. it’s the start of a growth through the people with a mother that’s reluctant to let go. And a friend that’s determined to give someone else a chance at something he’s never going to get.

I will say this. This is a middle book. The series goes a little weird, or maybe not, but it’s in sections for different parts played out over a handful of books. This part started off in the last book and doesn’t really end until the end of the next one. At least a huge aspect of this book does that. But Ward is very good at weaving her series into a story that needs to be read from start to finish, even when you can miss a step.

This one isn’t one of my favourites, but it’s good. There is deep emotional cut offs along with understanding and sympathy that runs high threw the whole series.

Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed, [tb], Lover Enshrined, Lover Avenged, Lover Mine, Lover Unleashed, Lover Reborn,

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