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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

I've been a fan of J.R. Ward's since I read her third Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, Lover AwakenedIt had been highly recommended on an author's blog I spent a lot of time at, so I figured I'd give it a shot.  Huh...little did I know!

I started to read the book and realised almost immediately that the book was about vampires... I didn't READ vampire books!  But before I even finished the first page I was hooked and the rest, as they say, is history. 

So that's my BDB (Black Dagger Brotherhood) background... the extremely shortened version. *grin* And that brings me up to Ms. Ward's latest book in her extremely popular and ultra-sexy BDB series - Lover Mine. My daughter was sweet enough to bring a loaner copy home from the bookstore where she works, 'cause I'm not a fan of buying hardcovers.  But I digress....

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So, Lover Mine and mine review (okay sorry, I couldn't resist): 

J.R. Ward has done it again... only this time she's taken the action, the characters and the storyline and ratcheted it all up 100%. Holy moley the woman can write like nobody's business.

Just reading about the Brothers, the way they speak, the way they think takes me to a completely new and foreign world... the mind of men, and not just any ordinary men. Oh no, these are warriors with a capital "w"!

There is rejoicing, some loving - hot and STEAMY and SEXY lovin' - and some heartbreak (and I'm not saying anything about it for yourselves). But we get a lot more background on John Matthew and Darius... and Tohr. And the connections between a number of the characters is chillingly thrilling!

And OH has J.R. Ward set up some exciting stories to come... I can hardly wait.


J.R. Ward; Lover Mine - Black Dagger Brotherhood #8; Signet Eclipse; April 27, 2010; 512 pages

In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.

Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.


  1. Um, since I haven't read Lover Mine yet (just picked it up from the library, I can't read your review... ;)

  2. OH! I guess I should put up possible spoilers eh? Although I didn't really give anything away... I think.