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Lover Unbound: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series: Book 5

Lover Unbound: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series: Book 5 [Kindle Edition]

J. R. Ward
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In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race

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Dr Jane Whitcomb, leader of a cardiac trauma team, is about to leave the medical centre for the night when an emergency is brought in - a man with a gunshot wound to the heart. As she examines him, however, she begins to suspect that her dangerously sexy new patient is not entirely human.One night, while he's still in recovery, this tattooed stranger reaches out to her. He seems soothed by her presence. And she is oddly captivated by his.She will soon learn that he is Vishous - V for short - the smartest vampire in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. But his tortured past has left him avoiding intimacy. It is against V's nature to let anyone see his vulnerable side. Except Jane. He has the oddest sense that she understands.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (3 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LX0D6S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,780 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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J. R. Ward lives in the South with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in health care in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff for one of the premier academic medical centres in the nation. She is the author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Fallen Angels series.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By Lonan
I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to this book being published. I have recently re-read the previous books in the series, and literally couldn't wait for this next installment.

And now, although I can't put my finger on the why, I can't really say I liked this book.

It's the story of Vishous, complete with all his weird practices. Maybe he's just not the tortured soul I've come to expect from JR Ward - he seems to be pretty much in control of his (love) life and I felt the female doctor picked out as the love interest was only brought in because it's a tried and tested formula. Although the relationship between V and Butch features quite heavily in the first few pages, it's then almost conveniently brushed aside.

I finished the book within 2 days and although I know there has to be a new slant on becoming immortal, I was disappointed with the ending, or maybe confused as to why JR Ward felt she had to go down that certain track.
I don't know.......maybe I'm just not V's biggest fan. Zsadist and Rhage were my absolute favourites, and maybe there's just no living up to 'em!!
I'd be interested to see if anyone names THIS book as their favourite, but my advice would be 'buy the book' - you'll need it to keep up to date with the newcomers.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
There are 500 pages of Vishous story and I didn't really get what I needed from this romance novel. In the previous novels Vishous is portrayed as a smart ass, strong, bold and sure as hell of himself Brother but I couldn't find this all back when he finally takes center stage. His story starts with a shocker in his lineage department which immediately grabbed my attention and I snuggled on the couch for prime brotherhood reading time.

V has his destiny revealed and he's not in any way warming up to it. Still dealing with this he gets shot by a lesser and ending up in a human hospital finding a woman that makes him instantly growl: Mine. As Butch and Phury rescue him he demands that Dr. Jane is taken with him and arriving at his penthouse V doesn't really understand himself but is accepting the emotions he's feeling. V and Jane are discovering each other as Phury finds a darker side and John Matthew's journey continues. Still destiny will not be so easily discarded and for every joy there will a price of pain. Will V take control of his destiny or will he submit?

As I close this book I felt like I was blown away by a hurricane of chaotic storylines, though the novel is starting strong I couldn't relate to the romance of V and Jane. It was like they weren't given enough time and space to tell their story as strong, almost overbearing sub plotlines take away your attention and this left me detached. V and his preferences in the passion department was something that could have been more developed as this is such a defining part of his character. It is briefly mentioned in a scene with a female but as things got interesting J. R. Ward seems to back out on it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Plot? Hmm...not so much. 5 Sep 2008
Although other readers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood may disagree - and even feel slightly offended, so I apologise in advance - these novels are really a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I do love vampire novels, but I come very much from the Anne Rice school, and as a consequence I'm slightly conflicted about JR Ward, and never more so than with this, the fifth novel.

It's not difficult to summarise the plot, because it's effectively the same as all of the other books: vampire meets girl, circumstances are engineered in order for them to spend time together, a bond forms between them which the vampire resists due to his traumatic past, girl breaks down vampire's defences, fate intervenes to separate them, hand of God comes down and saves the day. Oh, and they get married.

It's not the formulaic nature of the story I have an issue with, however; nor is it the slightly clumsy writing. Firstly, I found it hard to care particularly about Vishous, which surprised me as I've always been fond of him - but, as another reviewer pointed out, there was little evidence of his "wicked smart" intelligence in this book. I also felt Jane was somewhat insipid, but the female characters always strike me as being rather weak - with the possible exceptions of Beth and Bella. Perhaps it's understandable that they should be overshadowed by the vampires, as it's clear that where the author's own heart lies (especially with Zsadist).

I didn't feel particularly that JR Ward bottled out of the BDSM element of the book - I didn't expect her to go very far with it, these being primarily romance novels - but what I did find INCREDIBLY frustrating was the intervention, again, of the Scribe Virgin.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars First disappointment with the series 23 Jan 2008
By Miss C
Firstly, I admit that J.R Ward's doing well to stretch the series out and each time I've picked up the next book I was sure that it one be the one to let me down. Up to this point I was always thoroughly please to be proven wrong and have loved them all. That is until Lover Unbound. I agree with the previous readers comment in that there just wasn't enough heat in this one and it did leave me a little cold. The relationship wasn't as strong and was furrowing my brows as I put the book down, unsatisfied.

I was however, intrigued by the John Matthew's sub plot and of course Phury....!He is sounding fitter and fitter by the book. And will Thor make a reappearance?

Although it's only a 3 stars rating for this one and my lowest yet, it's still not enough to stop me ordering the next!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Brilliant book well worth a read. Arrived quickly and in great condition.
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Published 14 days ago by michele brownlee
5.0 out of 5 stars all the books are fantastic. can't put them down
I started off a little unsure of these books. Thinking they was a little hard to follow. But after the 2nd or 3rd chapter everything staeted to fall into place. Read more
Published 19 days ago by francesca phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant series better than 50 shades
Great series of books that keep you gripped to the books.
Far far better than 50 shades and feels like it's actually written by an adult. Read more
Published 24 days ago by kerrygirl
5.0 out of 5 stars great continuing story
These books just keep me hooked from one to the next. Got book 6 lined up for holiday read will keep you posted.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a heart-breaking romance.
Poor V has gone through such a lot in his life in his life and things get better. But also so much harder. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bex79
5.0 out of 5 stars Such fun!!
Brill, I'm not sure how Ward manages to make each one better. Would read them all back to back, if I didn't have a family to look after.
Published 5 months ago by Jupiter
4.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmmm.......not sure about this!
This book was all over the place for me. Here we are told the story of Vishous and Jane. It starts by telling us that Jane is destined to marry Vishous. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sunshine
5.0 out of 5 stars black Dagger Brotherhood
This is the second time I've read this awesome series, just as brilliant the second time around, can't wait for The King book 12
Published 5 months ago by Helen St John
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Every book has been s pleasure to read. This one has been great, with twist about Jane. I like where vishous' relationship is going with his mom.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs I J Gibbs
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