Saturday, October 22, 2011
Review: "Lover Awakened" by J.R. Ward
When Zsadist finds Bella -- and he does -- she has been traumatized by her abduction and feels safe only with him. Their subsequent passionate romance is undeniably one with issues. Zsadist's past as a blood slave, humiliated and sexually abused for centuries, has left deep scars. Bella's abduction fills him with the need for revenge. Still, this is not just a tale of passion between two strong characters; it is also the tale of the two brothers, Zsadist and Phury, who were separated at birth, and their subsequent history.
My Thoughts: Can I just say that I LOVE this series? Lover Awakened is the third book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I swear that these books just keep getting better and better. From the first book, I found Zsadist to be a really intriguing character; one minute he was super hateful, and the next he seemed kind of sad. I love that, in this book, the reader gets to learn more about his past and to see why he is the way he is. He was just such a lovable character. I also liked that we got to know Bella much better in this book; she had a cameo in Lover Eternal but the reader was told very little about her. This book had a CRAZY ending, some of the stuff that happened really surprised me and left me so excited for the next book. Even if you don’t normally lean towards paranormal books, I highly recommend this series. It is sooooo good and super addictive. You won’t be able to put them down! 4 stars.