Book Review

LOVER REBORN
by J.R. Ward

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Vampire, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

2012 Vampire Romance Nominee

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The 10th book in Ward’s bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series focuses on Tohrment. As in all of Ward’s books, there are numerous storylines woven together, which makes the book a rich, dense feast. As none of her characters are without considerable flaws, everything is colored in many shades of gray. The consistent excellence of this series is a tribute to Ward’s storytelling talent.

Since the murder of his beloved, Wellsie, Tohr has been self-destructive and suicidal. His inability to let Wellsie and their unborn son go has trapped them in the In-Between, preventing them from going into the Fade/ Heaven. According to the angel Lassiter, unless Tohr lets them go they will shortly fade out of existence entirely. Meanwhile there is a power play going on as Xcor and his band try to take out King Wrath. John and his mate Xhex are still struggling with the boundaries of their relationship and Xhex is also coping with the miraculous return of her biological mother, the tormented No’One — proving that sometimes the hardest part of life is knowing when to let go. (NAL, Apr., 592 pp., $27.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: NAL

Published: April 2012

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(10 ratings)

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Lover Reborn

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 1:34pm.

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson]:
Immediately upon completion of this book I had one word: "wow". I laughed, I cried, I ranted, I raved, I gasped, I oohed & awwed... I was on a non-stop emotional roller coaster & I loved every second of it!
Like most Paranormal Romance readers I'm a huge fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I have had my favorite books and I've picked my favorite brothers. I've wished for outcomes that didn't happen and have greedily devoured not only the highly anticipated new releases but those that I felt were necessary to the series but not 'foundation reads' in my opinion as well. This book was hard to even compartmentalize like that because it was so robust.
With an interestingly intersecting past and equally tragic histories, No'One and Tohr are an interesting couple. There were times that I wanted to smack Tohr for being so hard on No'One, and there were times were I wanted to scream at No'One to buck up and fight for what she wanted. In the end I couldn't have imagined a better couple, but it certainly wasn't a Happily Ever After that came easy.
As I said above, this was - in my honest opinion - the most robust book of the series thus far and the most emotionally captivating read yet. It's very difficult to write a review for it though because while an incredible amount of things happened, I can't tell you about any of them without spoiling it for new readers.
Suffice it to say that this book will grab you from the 1st page and take you on a journey so incredible you'll feel completely wrung out by the end. While one of the longest of the series thus far, it's worth every word and every page.
The way the book ended makes me as a diehard BDB fan want the next book that much more, and JR made us all very happy by announcing that the next book will finally be Quinn and Blay's story.
I easily give this book 4 1/2 skulls and would recommend it to everyone. Though if you haven't read the rest of the Black Dagger Brotherhood yet, you'll want to start from book #1.