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Lover Revealed

Official information

Lover Revealed Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood

Publisher: Signet

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly war 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, an ally of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will face the challenge of his life and the evil of the ages.

Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard living, ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world- to engage in the turf war with the lessers. He's got nothing to lose. His heart belongs to a female vampire, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. If he can't have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers...

Fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, found by a miracle, the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him...

My review

Lover Revealed is focused on a human, a sidekick to the Brothers and the one with the destiny equally thrilling than the others.

The story was not as raw or tragic as Lover Awakened and I don't believe there are many books that can top it (for me), but Lover Revealed has its own strengths, uniqueness, intensity and power.

Butch and Marissa singed the pages ever since they met in Dark Lover , so naturally, I waited for their own story. But by the time they got their own book, the passion just wasn't as strong as I would have expected. Their relationship included a lot of misunderstandings, every one of those almost ending their relationship permanently. And even though I sometimes love this kind of conflict (and it is necessary for some scenes), I did want for them to communicate a bit more.

To be honestly fair, I should say that sometimes I felt Marissa and Butch's relationship paling in comparison to Vishous and Butch's. Even though I am not into homosexual romance books, sometimes I thought they could make a greater pair than Butch and Marissa.

Regardless of the negatives, I loved the book. It is probably one of the very few where I could stand the virgin heroine. Plus, despite the fact that this review appears to be negative, it really isn't.

It is a fast-paced story full of action and danger. Not exactly stand-alone. But with an intricate world that continues to grow, introducing new twists and possibilities. With secondary characters that are wonderful and simply addictive.

And after everything is said and done, I don't regret reading Lover Revealed. Even a bit. Moreover, I simply can't wait for the next book to arrive. Enjoy the read!

Rating 4

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