This was my first The Black Dagger Brotherhood series book. How did I manage to understand everything properly and not feeling lost even for a second you say? Well, because I have an amazing friend who knows how to explain nine books in one chat with such a devotion and passion that I enjoyed every minute of my reading and I really didn't have problems with the background story. Of course I will read of all them anyway, once started you need more and even if I know the previous events, I'm sure I will find a huge pleasure in reading every book!
I found Tohrment a beautiful character in every sense! I felt so much pain for him, and it's true I couldn't feel a connection with Wellsie so I know I missed that sadness fans can relate to with Tohr, but still I see how desperately in love he was with her shellan and it made me struggle for him... Along came cries, but with No'One... I liked her character a lot and I absolutely loved every Tohr/No'One moment!
It would be a big lie if I'd say there's just one character who captured my attention first and my heart then, I practically love all of them and in this it helped the fact that even if the book focus on a particular couple, others have always found their right space among the chapters and so you live more than just one story. I liked that and one thing is for sure, give me more Qhuinn, John and Lassiter and I'll be a damn happy woman!
I really love J.R. Ward's writing style, you laugh so much that you start having cramps one minute and cry like a baby the next, so (to quote V) "fan-fucking-tastic"!