Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lover Unbound Book Review...

♥Vishous & Jane♥

Title:  Lover Unbound
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5
Author:  J. R. Ward

My Rating: 5 Gorgeous ♥'s

My Gut Reaction:  Heartache from cover to cover but I loved it! At times, I wondered how much more pain Vishous (or Phury) could endure. Very graphic, violent, & emotional read & yet always an underlying hope for a hea.


In Caldwell, New York, war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will...

Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father's war camp he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, 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 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 into a future that cannot include her...

My Review:

Open the cover of Lover Unbound with tissues in hand.  This book may be the most heartbreaking yet, as we get a first-hand vision of the pain, cruelty and torture Vischous endured at the hand of his father.  We witness the horror that has made him into a cold, heartless shell of a man merely existing - never really living. Emotions mean nothing more than bad memories...nightmares to V.  But then in an act of rage, the unthinkable happens, and Vischous is mortally will take a miracle to save him and that's just what he gets when surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb operates on him. For the first time ever, Vishous feels something other than pain - he experiences an overpowering connection to this human woman, a burning desire to have her, and an emotion that is totally foreign to him - could it be love?!

What ensures is the story of Vishous & Jane, and it is one emotional trip.  The pages of Lover Unbound burn with their passion and bleed with their tears and heartbreak.  Every single time I thought they had finally made it to their hea, Ward would throw another obstacle in their path, sending them back into the depths of despair - literally to hell and back.  My own emotions were all over the place while reading this book, and still, I held on praying for a miracle for V. & Jane.  Among all the dark, heart-wrenching moments, I found an occasional spark - a ray of hope shining through the darkness, revealing what it means to love another more than life itself and how high the cost of forgiveness sometimes is.  Does love mean holding on no matter the cost or loving enough to know when to let go? 

Fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series are rewarded with a few big revelations in Lover Unbound, and the stage is definitely set for more shockers to come. There is not a dull moment in this one, and the ending will either leave you greatly satisfied or screaming in frustration.  No spoilers here so I'll just say I can live with it.  A must read!  An emotional wreck!  A Page Burner!

My Rating: 5 Gorgeous ♥♥♥♥♥'s...And that's the truth!

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  1. A very nice review of this book. I've never read any J.R. Ward, but that might have to change.

  2. I highly recommend the Black Dagger Brotherhood books but be sure to read in order, as always!