Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #20
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Setting: Caldwell, NY
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed, Lover Unbound, Where Winter Finds You, The Sinner, A Warm Heart in Winter, Lover Unveiled
Also by this author: Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed, Lover Unbound, Consumed, Blood Truth, Where Winter Finds You, The Sinner, The Jackal, A Warm Heart in Winter, Lover Unveiled, Claimed, The Wolf
True love brings a deadly threat to the Black Dagger Brotherhood in this sizzling new novel in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Possessed by the demon Devina, Balthazar is once again on the hunt for the Book of Spells—and fighting an undeniable attraction to a woman. As a thief, he has stolen a lot of things…but he never thought his heart would be taken by another. Especially not a human.
As a homicide detective, Erika Saunders knows there is something otherworldly going on in Caldwell, New York. Mutilated bodies that cannot be explained are all over her case list—and then there are her nightmares in which she’s hunted by shadows and captivated by a mysterious man who is both a suspect and a savior.
When Devina’s wish for true love is finally granted, Balthazar and Erika unwittingly become the gateway for the rebirth of an old enemy of the Brothers. Will the very thing that brings them together lead to the ultimate destruction of the Brotherhood? Or will they have to lose everything in order to save the race’s most sacred defenders?
Lover Arisen continues the Black Dagger Brotherhood series with another great installment! Balthazar is such a fascinating character! He is possessed by the demon Devina so things aren’t exactly easy for him. And then there is human cop, Erika.
The story is totally action packed. It gave me the old school BDB vibes that I really loved. But, I am not gonna lie-this book ends in a not satisfying way so be forewarned. Do I think it is the set up for more? Sure. But this ending hurt like a bitch.
Lover Arisen really represented some progression in the story. I know some readers had walked away from the series, but I feel that this book really gets back to why readers loved the BDB! If you haven’t kept up with the series, you really can’t just jump in here. You need to be up to date on everything if you are going to keep up with all the threads that get pulled in Lover Arisen.