Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Publisher: Signet J.R. WARD'S BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD novels have introduced readers to a "different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing" world.
Now, as the vampire warriors defend their race against their slayers, one male's loyalty to the Brotherhood will be tested- and his dangerous mixed blood revealed.
Caldwell, NY, has long been the battleground for the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and notorious nightclub that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King, and leader of the Brotherhood. Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood, even though his sister is married to a member. Because he's a sympath, his identity is a deadly secret- the revelation of which will result in his banishment to a colony for sociopaths. And as plots within and outside the Brotherhood take their toll against Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in a darkening world- Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him- and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.
moves beyond the Black Dagger Brotherhood members and focuses on Rehvenge. Well, at least tries.
The book is actually divided between Rehvenge and Ehlena, John Matthew and Xhex, and Wrath. Not to mention the part with Lash scheming. Because of him, the Lesser parts in the book are more interesting and enjoyable, not something you simply had to bare.
To be honest, I liked every page in the book. Every plot and subplot, the heroes and the secondary characters (though I am not sure I should call them so, since J. R. Ward gave so much attention and so many pages of the book to them).
However, as far as I know, John is getting his own book and as much as I love Wrath, he already had his. This was time for Rehvenge. Hence, my problem with Lover Avenged
- I could count the scenes with both hero and heroine in it on the fingers of my one hand. Missed a bit more development in their relationship. Evolvement of their feelings. Wanted a gradual development, not a leap from point A to point B without much consideration for everything in-between. Probably considering the amount of pages they got, it was only natural. Though when they did get together it was beyond steamy. When it was their time, I could say I truly felt them.
If only they had more of it.
Despite that, Lover Avenged is a thrilling ride I guarantee you'll never forget it.
p.s. The fans of J. R. Ward know her style, but new readers be forewarned. She does like to shock her readers. So, if you are a conservative reader, her books are not for you. I would say her books are not for the faint of heart. But for the brave ones.
-> Romance books
-> Lover Avenged