Monday, April 2, 2012

Lover Reborn by JR Ward (Review)

5+ Stars
(Black Dagger Brotherhood series book 10)

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy.

When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquillity of the Fade—he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed....

Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future…but can his heart let go and set all of them free?

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      My Thoughts; This was the first book in this series that I have had to wait for, anticipate, pine over, cry myself to sleep because I couldn't have it (ok, I just fell overboard on that one). Ok now for the serious biz!

 I was really scared to read this book. I mean literally sick to my stomach anxious. I fell head over heels for Wellsie early on in this series. Not just because she was Tohr's shellan but for several reasons; she was a strong woman. She could command a room if need be and she could make this warrior that she is mated to stutter and end up just saying, "yes dear". She took in John Matthew and the first day he was there he was, to her, already her son. She loved him as a mother should even before she ever met him. As the reader, losing her was hard. To take losing her through the characters eyes was heart wrenchingly unbearable. I was not ready to see Tohrment with another female. I wasn't ready to see John having to essentially watch another person try to feel Wellsie's place. I was mad because I don't understand how others were given second chances and she wasn't. Bottom line...I, ME, MYSELF, was not ready to let her go. And a part of me never will. I will always wish it had played out differently.

 Although Tohr will never forget Wellsie, he was able to let her go and he was able to share his heart with another. I don't think this story could have wrapped up in a more perfect way. No'One came back into his life at the right time. I don't think Tohr would have ever been able to move on if he had not had his time to, not only hit rock bottom, but tunnel through it straight into his own personal hell. He had to be able to grieve his shellan in his way. I did feel like he was pushed into his relationship with No'One and for that I am a little, meh! But, in the end I am completely happy with the way Ward wrote this book. It brought a bit of peace to my heart over losing Wellsie just as it did the characters.

Ok, now I want to say a little about the "side stories" that are going on.

I am not, I repeat NOT a Xhex fan. Have not been since the beginning. Even when I came to grips with her in Love Mine, I never came to really like her. But I can tolerate her. I just get so mad at her. Why does John always have to be the one who compromises, what has she given up for him? She wants him to except she is a fighter and she can handle herself, well why can't she except that he is a bonded male and it is in his nature to want to protect her. She just really makes me grrrrrrrrr sometimes!!

B.o.B-----No comment at this time. (yeah right, when have I ever NOT commented) I don't know how I feel about them yet. One minute I am hating the very ground they walk on and the next minute Xcor is all sad and vulnerable. Then the next he has done/ordered someone to do something that makes me want to jump into the book and dagger him right in the eye!!! Then he is back to pulling my heart strings in the next minute, dang my indecisive ways.

Lassiter is as always a mystery. But it was confirmed that Lassiter will eventually have his own book. It is yet to be determined whether or not it will be done as a BDB book or part of the Fallen Angel series.

And last but not least, Qhuinn and Blay...... well I think I will just say this for those who didn't hear the roar of the crowd...... THEY ARE NEXT!!!!!!! I am so excited to finally get to see these two have their HEA.

Happy Reading!! :-)


  1. Hey Selena! I totally agree with you on Xcor and the BoB!

  2. It is just really hard to hate a charater when they keep doing something to make you feel bad for them :-(