Monday, October 12, 2009

Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5) - JR Ward

Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, is a cunning, stone-hearted vampire warrior devoted to killing the wicked, undead vampire slayers known as the Lessers; after an ill-fated visit to a hospital, Vishous falls instantly and unexpectedly in love with a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb. Soon, Vishous has brought the unwitting human back to the Brotherhood lair, where she returns his feelings, opening up a potentially cataclysmic conflict—Vishous is, against his will, destined to become the Primale, a warrior with multiple vampire wives who's meant to ensure the survival of the species.


Ok awesome! I really enjoyed this book. I never really cared for V until Butchs book (Lover Revealed) and in this book V really shines through as a caring and compassionate male! :o)

Alright so V gets shot and brought to a human hospital where he meets Jane...does anyone hear the word Mine coming??? lol Well so when the Brother break him out they take Jane with them and Jane and V end up falling in love.

There are however a few things that stand in the way of their love. First off V has to get over Butch: I really enjoyed V's love for Butch. I was very skeptical about them b/c I simply love my Brothers straight and I think Marissa and Butch are a good match...BUT I have to say the feeling that V had just warmed your heart. I think in the end when Butch had the talk with V and said that it want so much love but him feeling something for someone for the first time, he had it so right. Another thing in their way was the fact that obviously Jane has a life outside in the real world. Jane is a surgeon at St. Francis Hospital and has devoted her life work to her deceased sister Hannah (which btw her and her sisters story-Janes background- was great, very intriguing). It would take a LOT for Jane to want to give up her work for a VAMPIRE who risks his life every day. And the last big obstacle is the fact that V's mom...THE SCRIBE VIRGIN (ya...omg his background was super sad) has chosen him to be the Primale to the Chosen on the other side. Basically he is to mate with the Chosen in hopes to impregnate them so their species can carry on. This fate is unavoidable in both V and Janes eyes and when V tells Jane bye for the last time your left wondering if they will ever see eachother again. Esp since he had to wipe all of her memory of was super sad! :*(

A turning point in the story is when Phury decides that he will take V's place as Primale so V can go claim Jane. (In comes Cormia...which is Phurys mate in the next book) When thats done Jane ends up being shot and killed. V turns crazy and ends up bringing her to their secret tomb or whatever in hope of reviving her as...a lesser I suppose. Well it doesnt end that way and she stays dead until his mom ends up bringing a ghost Jane back to him. And they live happily ever after! lol

Ok this is where I have to give my one complaint...I didnt like how they brought Jane back. I understand that Ward had to think of some way to make her immortal BUT I just didnt like the ghost idea. I really felt for V and Janes love and it broke my heart when she died...and believe me I wanted her back BUT I felt it just wasnt done in a creative way.

Two more things...John Mathew...ok dont make fun of me and I know that Darius is his fatehr but I cant help but think that HE is Darius and doesnt know it...idk...a stretch?!?! Also we find out V has a twin sister named Payne that "sleeping" b/c the Scribe Virgin put her that way...idk?!? OH and Phury had sex FINALLY (btu you dotn read too much about it) in a bathroom stall at the club and he didnt finish...UGH!

Snib Bit~
"I dont want you to go," she whispered, tears in the achy pitch of her voice.
He put his bare hand to her cheek and felt the softness and warmth of her face. He knew when he pulled out of here, he was leaving his heart with her. He pulled her into his arms and rested his chin on the top of her head. Holly hell, he was never going to smell chocolate and not think of her, not pine for her. Just as he closed his eyes a tingle ran up his spine, trembling along the back of his neck and shooting to the anchor of his jaw. He pulled back and pressed his lips to hers. "I love you. And I'm going to keep loving you even after you don't know I exist."

Her lashes flickered, catching her tears until there were too many to hold.
He waited for a heartbeat. When she didn't finish, he took her chin in his palm and looked into her eyes.

"Oh, God, you're going to do it," she said. "You're going to-"

*sigh...ok so its a good addition to the BDB series and you shouldn't miss out on it! :o) Happy reading!

I give this book a total of...



~ames~ said...

Thanks for bringing me back up to speed with the series! Now I can get on with Lover Enshrined.

October 12, 2009 at 5:54 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Yes mam...Im soon to do the same! :o)

October 12, 2009 at 5:54 PM
Mandi said...

JM is Darius, and no one knows....yet:)

October 13, 2009 at 4:12 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

You think too??? See besides him having a lot in common with him (which it is his dad so that can happen) when Beth tells him (in this book) after his change "Im proud of you" and he replies "and Im proud of you" (although I dont think he says it to her, he just thinks it) and then hes not sure why he feels that way...thats when I was like OMG HES DARIUS! lol So now Im curious how they are gonna work that one in. Im reading Lover Enshrined starting Thursday! EPP!

October 13, 2009 at 5:16 AM
Mandi said...

JR Ward has said he is def Darius. I think in his book, which comes out next year, we are going to get the big reveal and all the details. But basically, When Darius died, the Scibe Virgin "created" JM as a baby and placed him back 25 yrs ago. So yes, while Darius and JM existed at the same time, JM only became in existence because of Darius' death.

October 13, 2009 at 6:09 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

How exciting!!! HA I KNEW IT! lol I cant wait for his book!

October 13, 2009 at 6:20 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Oh and thanks so much for the info! :o)I just love my BDB's!!!

October 13, 2009 at 6:33 AM
Tracy said...

Oh yeah honey I knew almost immediately when JM was having dreams, etc that he was Darius.

That little snib bit you wrote is a heart wrencher. That part always gets me.

This wasn't a favorite of mine in the series cuz of how Jane ends up, but it's still good.

October 14, 2009 at 12:59 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

lol it took me a while to get that he was Darius! Im excited to see how it all gets worked into the story. I start Lover Enshrined tonight!!! But Ill be reviewing it on my other blog Breezing Through! Oh and ya that sucked how they did Jane...esp b/c I REALLY liked her!

October 14, 2009 at 3:35 PM
Tracy said...

I can't wait to see what you think of LE. It was...different. lol

October 14, 2009 at 4:54 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya just started it (still on ch.1) my friend said it wasnt to focused on the romance :o/ Did you like it?

October 14, 2009 at 4:56 PM
Tracy said...

Well...I didn't hate it completely. lol I didn't like the street talk that the brothers had gotten in to and then there was "the wizard" and it is definitely romance lite.

October 14, 2009 at 5:57 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya Amy told me that its very heavy on the street talk! lol And ya Im already tired of "the wizard". lol

October 14, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Erotic Horizon said...

Love your review - Spoilers and all...

I must admit I love the brothers, but Ward lost me as a fan after this. I like Jane, I really liked Jane but that Ghost thing is just not right....

I hope she can work that around because next to Wellsie from the first book, Jane is the only other female to make such an impact with me...

Looking forward to your next brother review..


October 21, 2009 at 2:24 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ya LOVED Jane to...just not as a ghost! Ive already read the next was different! lol Ames and I will have the review up soon on Breezing Through so keep your eye out.

Im getting back onto reading the Dark Hunter books now! :o) On the 5th book!

October 21, 2009 at 3:43 AM