Now, the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will ...Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, possesses a destructive curse and the frightening ability to see the future. Tormented and abused growing up in his father's war camp, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time - until a destiny he didn't choose takes him towards a future that cannot include her ...
About the Author
J.R. Ward lives in the American South. Visit her and the Black Dagger Brotherhood at www.jrward.com.
It was scary. Not the book so much, although it has its moments, but the fact that for Vishous is a cunning cold-hearted vamp warrior devoted to killing the wicked undead vampire slayers known as the Lessers. V is proud and arrogant and unbeatable and—oops, injured. He finds himself in hospital, being tended by Dr Jane Whitcomb, and his cold heart melts. V brings Jane back to the Brotherhood, but there’s one small problem. V is destined to be the Primale, a warrior with multiple vampire wives to ensure the survival of the species. Human Jane will not be happy about that. For those who haven’t read Ward, be aware that although this sounds typical paranormal romance fare, this series is much darker and grittier than usual. Also, it’s a good idea to read this series in order. On a personal note, I got a bit weary of Ward’s last book, but this one is just as good as the earlier ones, although the first is still my favourite. Book 6, ‘Lover Enshrined’, is due out June 2008.
This is book five in Ward's successful vampire series, the Blackdagger Brotherhood. Those who have been following the series have been eagerly awaiting the tale of Vishous and they will not be disappointed by Lover Unbound. It's raw and sexy and everything we have come to expect from Ward.
For those newcomers to the Brotherhood, I suppose you could read Lover Unbound first, but I would definitely recommend reading the previous four books to give you a sense Ward's world and her interpretation of vampire mythology. Look out for Phury's tale in the upcoming Lover Enshrined, early 2008.
I so loved this book. I ignored the family all weekend because I couldn't put it down. The writing is excellent and resort to those cheesy 'Mills and Boon' descriptions. The main story is gripping although what happens to the Jane character is a little strange in the end and I feel slightly cheated. This book also develops the other characters as well. Unfortunately the next book has just arrived and its Friday afternoon. There goes another weekend. That's what happens when you start a book series late, you can just go from one book to the next, there's just no relief!!!
Vishous is my favourite brother so could not wait to get stuck in to this book. Was not dissapointed. Carrying on from Lover Revealed Vishous is left to deal with his feelings for Butch & his mating to Marissa. He is on a downward spiral which is not helped by losing his visions. But due to a gunshoot Vishous ends up in a human hospital under the care of Dr Jane Whitcomb. This draws Jane into the Brother's world as she cares & falls in love with Vishous. We learn about how Vishous came to be who he is & the role his parents played in it & what one will sacarifice for the love of another. There's not much of the Lesser's in this one but we get more on John, Qhuinn & Blaylock. Things are set in place for Phury in this enstallment that continues on into the next one Lover Enshrined, cannot wait to get my hands on it. This is my favourite series, highly recommened it.
This latest installment from JR Ward is another good read. Fans of the Brotherhood will like it but for a new reader, this book may not be best as an introduction to Ward's writing. I liked the love story between V and Jane but it would have been better if there was more romance than the action or at least a balance. A lot of new characters are introduced combine with development of currect characters. The ending is definitely not traditional but it's still a happily ever after of some sort so that's alright for me. It would be interesting to see where this series is going next. Overall, I enjoyed this book more than expected. Would definitely recommend this but maybe not to a first time reader of Ward's because it would be very confusing.