Friday, August 22, 2014

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Zsadist was held captive for a hundred years, used as a blood slave, tortured and sexually abused. A hundred years have passed and still he can’t stand to be touched, won’t eat food that might have been laced with morphine - the drug used to sedate him while he was chained for his mistress. After this much time none of the Brotherhood believe he’ll ever change, not even his twin, Phury.

Then Bella, a civilian vampire and friend of Mary, Rhage’s shellen, is captured by the Lessers. Zsadist had met Bella, twice, and he can’t stop thinking about her, even though it makes him crazy. When he hears that she’s in trouble, he stops at nothing to get her back - and that’s when he finds out just how deep into her he is.

Like the previous BDB books, all it takes is the right woman to tame the beast. The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and these warriors fall like ten ton barbells when they meet the woman worth committing to.

I hadn’t been sure what to expect of Zsadist’s story, I hadn’t even been sure there would be one. I liked watching this character transition out of the wall he’d built around himself. There were a couple times when the back and forth with him came close to being overdone and his relationship with his huge endowment was almost comical, but in the end, I did like the personal triumph of this story.

Book four is Butch and Marissa. I’m not especially looking forward to that, but I’m going to read it. Will I like it? It will be interesting to see what happens. Stay tuned.

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