Monday, September 21, 2009

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 4) - JR Ward

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...

Ok…yet another Black Dagger Brother book. You know everyone has been telling me how these books go down hill but I have yet to see it happen…at least for me anyways. I REALLY enjoyed Butch’s book! OMG did I enjoy it! There are so many great things about this book I almost burst with excitement.

I think first off one mentionable would have to be…how many of us have wanted this to happen? Butch is there and ya he’s part of the group but really he’s always left out of the crowd and can’t truly fight along with the brothers. I knew something was up when he started sending off a bonding scent and how about how protective/ aggressive he got around her! HELLO that was hot! :o)

I have to admit I wasn’t sure about Marissa and Butch…and I also have to say Marissa isn’t my fav gal BUT I believe when she started taking what she wanted and started being the aggressor it was wonderful! Ive always had a soft sport for Butch and I loved that the brotherhood let him stay with them. It was about time the guy got some booty from Marissa. Lol Sure she still had her ‘V-Card’ but above all I enjoyed their intimate moments together both before AND after Butch’s change.

Oh and speaking of his change I LOVED that he had to feed from Beth!!! LMAO! Wrath wanted to kick his arse so badly they had to hold him back! EPP! And I was so effing caught up in the moment I fear I didn’t care at the moment if Butch lived or died! Lol I mean come on we knew hed live anyways. Lol

And what about all that mess with the Lessers?!?! I actually enjoyed reading their parts (even though they were far and few in-between)! I can’t believe Butch is like the “Chosen one”! I love that hes going to play a huge role in the brotherhood! :o)

Ok before my snib bit I wanted to mention a few fly by thoughts…

1- OMG V so wanted into Butchs pants…I’ve heard both sides of what people think and I personally want my “brothers” straight! Lol I just like to think that Ill meet one one day and he will take me away…and he WONT if he digs the hotdogs instead of the taco! Lol ok that was too picturesque! BUT im glad to see he did let Butch go and to me it was like bitter-sweet. Hes sad to see him go but it was a true match with him and Marissa.

2- John- I seriously feel for this kid. Guy cant catch a break! Getting beat up in school and taking heat from the brothers…o-well Lash got his and hes soon gonna change! :o) AND Id really like to see him get some booty. I wonder if the Chosen One he will feed off of during his change will hook it up with him…hmmm…and I want Tohr back :*( hes one of my favs and I want John to have a daddy.

3- I didn’t think Phury was in it enough…

Snib Bit~

"I need you in me," she said roughly. "If not your blood, then your sex. In me. Now."
She kissed him again as his tongue shot into her mouth she knew she had him. And oh, he was so good. He rolled her over and swept his hand from her neck to her breast, then followed the path with his lips. When he got to the bodice of her gown, he stopped and his face grew hard again. With a savage moment, he gripped the silk and ripped the front of the dress clean apart.
"Take it off," he demanded.
As she nodded, he pushed her panties to the side and put his mouth right on her core. The orgasm he gave her was a claim staked, a mate's marking, and he made her ride it out until her body was limp and shaking.


"Baby we don't have to do this."
"No Butch, wait. I want this."
"You're just so very tight."
"Well you're very big."
He laughed in a burst. "Nicest say the nicest thing."

LMAO! HELLO...I think we all knew he was big...and that was BEFORE his change! YIPES!

Ok so overall this book was a GREAT BDB! I have to say Butch is one of my favs of these books! :o) I cant wait to read the next!!!

I give this book a total of...



Nicole McLaughlin said...

Oh do I love thee...let me count the ways. He is so hot...and i'm with you...I totally want the boys straight. But there is something about V's feelings for Butch and the scenes that follow that is so touching!! And sort of hot in a majorly messed up-whats wrong with me-kind of way. Your heart starts to pound when your reading just wait girl!!!

Get on the next book!!

September 21, 2009 at 5:13 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

LOL I hear ya girl. V is so passionate and I cant wait for the next book! :o) I think Ill start it after the book youve sent me...maybe...Im scared to catch up b/c then I wont have the brothers anymore...well I guess I could go back to the Dark Hunter series BUT I feel these books are better! :o)

September 21, 2009 at 5:15 PM
~ames~ said...

I think this book is where things started to go downhill for me. Because I wanted some brother love, if you know what I mean. LOL And I felt like Ward was leading us on and then copped out. But that's all I'm going to say about that.

Also, I love when Wrath got jealous and I actually had to go back and reread Dark Lover after reading that scene. I heart Wrath. :P

And John - he's the reason why I'm still interested in this series.

September 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

See like I said I want my brothers me a better chance at getting one! ;op lol I CANT WAIT till Johns book! EPP!

September 21, 2009 at 5:40 PM
Isabel said...

I didn't like this one. But maybe because I kept picturing Dennis Franz as Butch.

September 21, 2009 at 9:41 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Dennis Franz...omg! LMAO! NO WAY!!! ;o)

September 22, 2009 at 3:28 AM
Mandi said...

LOVED Butch. Was not looking forward to his book and it turned out to be one of my favorites.

I do kind of wish V and Butch got it on. I am all about the manlove. That would have been hot:) But, I suppose Marissa will have to do. Wait for Phury's book - I didn't necessarily like Phury, but damn there are some good scenes in there.

September 22, 2009 at 1:30 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

I LOVE PHURY...idky really but just something about him...mmm...I cant wait to read his book...I may read it next week! lol

September 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM
Mandi said...

That is interesting- I don't come across a lot of Phury fans. Very interested to see how you react to him in his book. V is after Butch, have you read his yet?

September 22, 2009 at 5:18 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Nope...THATS the book im wanting to read like next week! So Phurys book is after V's???

September 22, 2009 at 6:25 PM
Mandi said...

Yep - V in Lover Unbound, Phury in Lover Enshrined, and then Rehv in Lover Avenged. My boy JM gets Lover Mine next spring!! :)

(I'm a bit obsessed with this series..LOL)

September 22, 2009 at 6:31 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

I cant wait till John gets his book! *sigh...Im crushing on him! lol My friend just finished Rehv's book and I got the impression she wasnt fully satisfied...whats your take(without giving too much away(?

September 22, 2009 at 6:34 PM
Mandi said...

I thought Rehv's book was much better than Phury's. But I wasn't a Phury fan - that is why I'm interested to see how you like it. Lover Avenged had a unresolved ending - so maybe that is why she wasn't satisfied?

September 23, 2009 at 3:40 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya i dont think she wasnt technically happy with the book, b/c I know she was...its just by how she talked about it i felt she wasnt 100% satisfied...Mmmm...BDB! ;op Glad to meet someone that loves them as much as I do! lol So many peeps talk abotu how its gone down hill! :o( But it hasnt for me yet1

September 23, 2009 at 6:14 AM
Tracy said...

I really loved your review Monroe but I have to say this is my least favorite book in the series! Ok, wait, Phury's is pretty damned close too. As much as I would have loved to see B & V together I knew it would never happen, but I wanted someone different from Marissa. She needs to be hit by a bus, I believe. Ahem, but that's just me. :)
Glad you're enjoying the series!

September 24, 2009 at 3:55 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

lol ya I see where Marissa is annoying...and like I said she not my fav but maybe what REALLY kept the book afloat was Butch, I LOVE THAT GUY! :o) Thanks for your thoughts...I love that Im getting the good and the bad on this book from you all b/c thats why were are here! To talk about it all!

September 24, 2009 at 4:05 PM
Nicole McLaughlin said...

Ok, Im the "unsatisfied" friend!! lol (my nose was itching!) I just thought that Rhev and her (lord, i cant even remember her name!!) didn't spend enough time together! I mean...I wanted more face time with them together. Oh well, it was still entertaining and I love the way she leads us into the next couples book. I'm so excited for Johns book!! And..ummmm....I'm glad I'm not the only freak that sort of wanted V and Butch to get it on!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Youre a dirty dirty that why we get along so well?!?!?

September 24, 2009 at 5:45 PM
Nicole McLaughlin said...

that's exactly why! ;)

September 24, 2009 at 6:08 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

LOL...two peas in a pod huh?!?! ;op

September 24, 2009 at 6:29 PM