Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Lover Revealed" by J.R. Ward


SERIES: Black Dagger Brotherhood #4
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard living ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world—to engage in the turf war with the lessers. Fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, found by a miracle, the Brotherhood calls on the beautiful vampire Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him...


For most part of "Dark Lover" (first instalment in the series) I didn't quite like Butch, but then Marissa appeared and something changed in him so much that I started to look at our cop with different eyes, and that special sparkle I was so hoping for hit me like a cyclone! In every book Butch was a constant revelation and he quickly became one of my favourite characters in the series, so I was really looking forward to read his book. But believe me, I would have never guessed what Ward had ready for him...

I loved every minute, page, event... Everything. The only thing, or better character that bothered me a little was Marissa. A shame because I really liked her at the start of the series, but here I felt like she lost some of her charm with all the highs and lows with Butch. Anyway, I do still like them as a couple, some of their moments together put a lovely smile on my face and it was then that the Marissa I like was really shining.

Vishous... Sigh, V... I had an instant chemistry with him from the very beginning, so no big surprise I was in awe with everything that involved him in here. And how much involvement there was! The whole Butch/Vishous 'situation' is something you need to read by yourself to understand how things are between those two and see if you like it or not. Personally, I think V gets Butch (and vice versa) in a way nobody else does and I was really touched by them. Now there's definitely nothing that I want more than go ahead and read V's book!

RATING: 4.5/5
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