Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.
My Thoughts: I know I have said it before but I love this series! This book is the first of the bunch that dealt with a romance between two men and I thought it was very well done. I love Qhuinn and Blay and I was so glad to finally see them get together. It was also nice to see Qhuinn deal with the demons from his past and open himself up a bit.
I am starting to notice that while the later books in the series still focus somewhat on one couple, they also have a lot of other subplots. There were two additional budding romances in this book and at times the story felt like it was bouncing all over the place. I do like Xcor a lot and hope to see him redeem himself but it was a little hard to keep him and Assail straight. Since they are both 'bad' guys, I started to get confused as to which one is involved in which kind of bad behavior.
The other thing I didn't love about this book was that most of the Brothers made very small appearances. I feel like usually you get to see more of the Brotherhood as a whole but that didn't seem to happen much in this book. I am really excited by Layla's pregnancy and can't wait to see another baby in the mansion. I think this book lay the groundwork for the next book and I can't wait to see what direction Ward is going to take the series. Overall, Lover At Last was a good addition to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series but I am hoping the next book will be even better. 3 stars.