Image of (Lover Awakened) By Ward, J. R. (Author) Mass Market Paperbound on 05-Sep-2006

LOVER AWAKENED

Image of (Lover Awakened) By Ward, J. R. (Author) Mass Market Paperbound on 05-Sep-2006
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When it comes to tormented heroes, few can top the dangerous and tortured Zsadist. In a change of pace, it's the hero who has sexual issues resulting from his violently abusive past as a blood slave. Both the hero and heroine have suffered greatly, but it's Zsadist's journey to self-acceptance that makes this book so compelling. Ward pulls no punches in this dark, dangerous and at times tragic series. Waiting for successive installments is getting harder and harder.

When beautiful, high-born vampire Bella was abducted by the evil Lessors, few held out hope of her survival. For Zsadist, the darkest and most tortured member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, finding or avenging Bella has become his obsession. A sudden twist of fate allows the Brotherhood to learn of Bella's whereabouts and mount a rescue.

To Zsadist, Bella represents all that is good in the world, but his belief in his own unworthiness produces an almost insurmountable obstacle to their burgeoning attraction. Unfortunately for all, the twisted and evil Lesser, who held Bella captive, is dangerously obsessed with her and will never stop trying to reclaim her.

When it comes to tormented heroes, few can top the dangerous and tortured Zsadist. In a change of pace, it's the hero who has sexual issues resulting from his violently abusive past as a blood slave. Both the hero and heroine have suffered greatly, but it's Zsadist's journey to self-acceptance that makes this book so compelling. Ward pulls no punches in this dark, dangerous and at times tragic series. Waiting for successive installments is getting harder and harder.(SIGNET, Sep., 464 pp., $6.99)

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Jill M. Smith