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Adult, Review / August 24, 2012
Lover Unbound by J R WardLover Unbound
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #5
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Date: October 2010
532 pages
Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal
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The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only 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 into a future that does not include her...

Another fantastic installment to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

This one is Vishous’ book. After being told the horrifying news that he has to become the ‘Primale’ of the vampire race (i.e. he is required to mate with the chosen females to ensure the survival of the warrior race) Vishous goes out to take his anger out in a hunt for lessers. Unfortunately, he takes a bullet to the chest and ends up on the operating table of Jane Whitcomb in a human hospital! From thereon the story gets better and better as V’s brother’s bust him out of the hospital before the sun can come up and before the staff notice his weird anatomy! Only problem is, V insists on bringing Jane home with him..!

I LOVED the storyline between V and Jane…it was developed so naturally throughout the book…and certainly wasn’t love at first sight! Jane is one of the stronger female roles of this series and it really was nice to see her take control of the relationship.

Another great aspect to this installment was the developing storyline of John Matthew. I always enjoy reading his sections in these books and this one contained the best of John’s story so far…really really great. I think the reason why myself (and so many others) love John Matthew is because we have seen him grow through several books from a shy terrified boy unaware of his destiny to a strapping vampire training to become one of the brotherhood and dealing with some real emotionally tramatic events. I believe John’s ‘book’ is book 8 or 9 and I can’t wait to see what happens to him!

Now unfortunately I was unable to give Lover Unbound 5 stars for one reason. And that is the ending. Although the ending was exciting, dramatic and filled with twists and turns, one aspect of the ending actually baffled me a little, I’m still not quite sure what happened there… It did not spoil my enjoyment but I have to be honest with my ratings and so for this reason I knocked off half a star.

Really REALLY looking forward to book 6 which I believe is the book of Phury.. his storyline was quite prominent in this book too and was a great lead up to what is sure to come for him!

4.5 Stars

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