Lover Unbound by JR Ward: Review

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Posted September 21, 2016 in review Tags:

Lover Unbound by JR Ward: ReviewLover Unbound by J.R. Ward
Pages: 502
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Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #5
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Library
Also in this series: Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed
Also by this author: Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, Lover Revealed, Consumed, Blood Truth
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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...

Lover Unbound
JR Ward

I have been just blowing through the BDB series. Lover Unbound was the first book I have hit that wasn’t really working for me. It wasn’t terrible or anything I just didn’t care for the characters as much.

V was the brother I probably was the least interested in. From his BDSM lifestyle to his overly important air, he just never really worked for me. Jane, his love interest, didn’t really work for me either. She is badass and tough, but it didn’t come across as genuine. Both of these two felt like flat characters to me.

I did love getting V’s backstory. Its so tragic but really compelling as far as understanding him goes. It was also interesting to get more of the story on the Scribe Virgin. Also, this was the first book where we are not introduced to the Fore Lesser. Actually, there are very few lessers in the story at all.

Now, the ending…sigh. You know that Jane is human so there is always the big question hanging above them throughout. Will see stay human? Will V find a way to use his special talent to extend her life? Will the Scribe Virgin step in like she has before? I will say this: I totally agree with John on this one. The way it all goes down is total bull shit! So, I was feeling a little meh about Lover Unbound but that ending just really irritated me.

  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: vampires
  • Triggers: physical and sexual abuse mentioned in a flashback
  • Series/Standalone: series
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »
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Authors like…
Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright, Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh…then you will probably like Lover Unbound and the BDB!

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About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books. She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance and is a multiple RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith College, she was a double major in History and Art History with a medieval concentration in both and she still longs at times for a return to those days sitting in dark lecture halls, looking at slides of old triptychs and reliquaries. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a corporate attorney, serving for many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard Medical Schools premier teaching sites. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day filled with nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot and the Brothers, of course.

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