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Lover Unleashed: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series: Book 9

Lover Unleashed: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series: Book 9 [Kindle Edition]

J. R. Ward
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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Vampire fantasy just doesn't get better than this (


Vampire fantasy just doesn't get better than this ( )

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 708 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (29 Mar 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Q9TC5U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,330 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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Black Dagger Brotherhood: Lover Unleashed 6 May 2011
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I have just finished reading this and all of the reviews so far and can say that I can see where some of the negative points have come from within the reviews and I agree with most of them although I still enjoyed this book and I am still a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I think this is going to be one of those books where there are going to be mixed feelings and reviews about it.

I agree that it was very hard to try and connect with Payne and Manny's characters as they didn't have the book solely to themselves but I can see why J.R. Ward has felt she needed to re-visit Vishous' and Jane's relationship and why she included it in this book what with it being about his twin sister and her character not having had a major role in any of the other books so far other than to be Wrath's sparring partner. I have a suspicion that this book has been used as a sort of filler and a lead into maybe some of the new character's stories in the future and I think we will see if this is true or not in the next couple of books. I think Xcor and his band are probably going to end up with their own stories and I for one hope that this is the case and look forward to reading them. I also think the love triangle between Qhuinn, Blay and Layla could possibly be a really good story if and when JR decides to write it and if so I hope that they are given their own book for it.

I personally still really enjoyed reading this book, it isn't my favourite of the series so far (Zsadist's story Lover Awakened is) but I am certainly going to stick in there as a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I eagerly await the next instalment.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vischous part 2, however.. 5 April 2011
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This book is advertised as a story about Payne, twin of vishous who after being imprisoned in tne sanctuary by their mother frees herself and comes over to our side.

Dont get me wrong, Payne does feature in the story but seems to take a back seat to Vischous who absolutely dominates this book throughout.

I wish that J.R had actually told Vishous's side of this story in a separate book as i felt that everything else faded into the background compared to V and his violence issues, which we all knew about anyway and i really dont feel that this time it added anything to the storyline, there was much more i was interested in reading about.

I like many other reviewers was not entirely convinced with the relationship between Dr Manuel Manello and Payne because it seemed to of been rushed. The whole story takes place over the course of what i can gather is about 3 or 4 days give or take, and i dont care whether your a vampire or not, nobody falls in eternal love that quickly. However the introduction and mating of this pair is vitally important to the story as later on in the book a revelation is bought to light that makes Manny a member of the "gang".

Qhuinn also has quite a lot of face time this time around and i was pleasantly surprised by that, i love Qhuinn as a character, he is constantly conflicted about his feelings for Blaylock, torn between being "gay" but wanting a future with a woman, and this book seems to tell a little bit of his transformation into a new possibly lead character, in fact the story is told in such a way that you imagine there to be an entire book about Qhuinn later on in the series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The righting of a wrong??? 17 April 2011
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I agree with some of the reviews regarding this being V book2, however I do feel that there was a need to establish Janes role after the rather pittiful ending of V's book where we were all left not wondering was she a ghost or not???
That aside this book is awesome!! its J R Ward at her best, graphic sex scenes, lots of vampire brawn and a introduction of the band of bastards which will hopfully keep this remarkable series alive.
If you love the books, then leap on board and enjoy the ride!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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I'm having a mixed bag of thoughts and feelings after closing Lover Unleashed and what first comes to mind is that I feel slightly underwhelmed by this story. I think one of the problems for me is that Manny and Payne are likable characters but I had very little chance to get emotionally invested in them prior to their story. It wasn't until the last chapters of Lover Mine that they were firmly put on my horizon and their story was set up. I was intrigued but nothing beyond that. Then they get their story told in Lover Unleashed but they weren't the focus. The situation with Payne's physical disability puts her and Manny together and from there on it is an ebb and flow between them that's rather easy. I got treated to a sultry chemistry which I enjoyed to the fullest, I loved the moment Payne ogled Manny in the shower, but the romance development lacked a spirit and depth to truly hook, line and sinker me. Of course Manny has his classic MINE reaction, I would be shocked if he didn't have one, but it all fits too easily. The romance isn't really challenged by anything, the stakes aren't that very high and it lacks a certain originality. While I liked seeing them together they are the kind of couple I can forget the moment I close this book.

The one scene in Lover Unleashed that pulled me completely in to the moment and the emotions is a certain scene between Butch and V. It is undoubtedly that V, Jane and Butch are prominent characters within this story, almost to a point where I thought J.R. Ward could've easily told it in a separate published novella like she did with Father Mine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Brilliant book well worth a read. Arrived quickly and in great condition.
Published 6 days ago by MrsP
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book.
Published 10 days ago by Linda Bjørge
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
absolutely love JR Ward , have them all.
Published 23 days ago by Audrey A. Bixby
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow#
Like all Black Dagger Brotherhood books this one was absolutely amazing! Adding another layer to an amazing story! Delightfully complicated!
Published 1 month ago by Nicola
5.0 out of 5 stars Book 9
I have been reading this serious of books and have found it hard to put down and hope there are many more to come. Great read.
Published 4 months ago by lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly my favourite
Absolutely loved this one, the first to move me to tears. I know lots of reviewers have pointed out that this is a story about Vishious just as much as Payne. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ellipsen
3.0 out of 5 stars Although could be perceived as part 2 viscous it's relevant
I enjoyed the book, I felt it slotted in nicely, and I also feel Payne and Manny needed bringing in. I feel that they all intertwine, I love the butch/manny link. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Miss D Stocks
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillian
This series of books has kept me engrossed. Could not put it down until I finished it! Can't wait for book 12.
Published 5 months ago by Linda Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Lover Unleashed
Quite simply, I love The Black Dagger Brotherhood. I fell in love with them in Dark Lover when bacon and chocolate was mentioned in the same sentence and from then on, I was... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Merissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read books
Love these books, can not put them down , the suspense keeps you page turning and every book tells a different story
Published 6 months ago by tracy
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“I wish I were whole. I wish I could have given you young if you’d wanted them and could conceive them. I wish I could have told you that it killed me when you thought I had been with anyone else. I wish I had spent the last year waking up every night and telling you I loved you. I wish I had mated you properly the evening you came back to me from the dead. I wish …” Now his shimmering stare flipped up to hers. “I wish I were half as strong as you are and I wish I deserved you. And … that’s about it.” &quote;
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