Review: Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward (Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted April 1st, 2011 by in Uncategorized / 0 comments

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From Goodreads: Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.

When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.

As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.

Bought from Amazon
Actual Rating 4.5

What I Loved:  This was a book about Payne, Manny, Vishous, Jane, and Butch!  I refuse to give any kind of spoilers so let me just say if you love the BDB world, you will at the very least like this addition to the series.  If you are like me, you will love it.  I have heard people have had complaints but I really loved Payne and Manny.  I loved the introduction of new characters (cops, other vamps) and the focus of the book being on more than one character.  J.R. is brilliant at keeping her characters front and center when they need to be even when they are not the center of the book.  It is a brilliant way to keep you invested in the world.

What I Liked:  This was an easy read and felt like you were just picking up the story where it last left off.  The BDB series is one of the few that can drag me right in after just a few pages!

Complaints: Not another till next year ::big pout::

Why I gave it a 4.5: Not my favorite book in the series but still one of the better books on the market.  Very good edition to the series.

Who I would recommend it too: Fans of BDB! Don’t start with this book if you are not–these definitely build on one another.

Author Website:  http://www.jrward.com/

Other Books in the Series:
DARK LOVER (Wrath/Beth)
LOVER ETERNAL(Rhage/Mary)
LOVER AWAKENED (Zsadist/Bella)
LOVER REVEALED(Butch/Marissa)
LOVER UNBOUND (Vishous/Jane)
LOVER ENSHRINED (Phury/Cormia)
LOVER AVENGED (Rhevenge/Elena)
LOVER MINE (John Matthew/Xhex)
LOVER UNLEASHED(Payne/Manny)

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