Posted by: Jennifer | June 24, 2008

Lover Awakened – J.R. Ward

Ward, J.R. Lover Awakened. (New York: Signet, 2006). ISBN – 0451219368.

Main Characters: Zsadist and Bella

Related Works: This is part of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Dark Lover  (Wrath and Beth Randall’s story) is the first in the series. Lover Eternal  (the story of Rhage and Mary Luce) is the second. Zsadist and Bella’s story is the third in the series, Lover Awakened. Lover Revealed, Butch O’Neal and Marissa’s story is fourth. Lover Unbound (the story of Vishous and Dr. Jane Whitcomb) is the fifth in the series. The latest book published in the series is Lover Enshrined (the story of Phury and Cormia).

Description from the book:

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, a deadly turf war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion and terror his only passion – until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessing Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for each other begins to overtake them, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past and find a future with her . . .

My Thoughts:

So far, this is my favorite book in the brotherhood series. Zsadist is a scary figure – one who is scarred both physically and mentally from his time as a blood slave. The brothers worry about him and constantly warn people to stay out of his path. But, Bella is drawn to Zsadist from the first time that she sees him. When Bella is kidnapped by lessers, Zsadist starts to lose a bit of his control. He cares deeply for Bella despite the fact that he does not to – despite the fact that he doesn’t think he is good enough for her. In fact, he continually throws Bella at his twin brother Phury, who Zsadist believes would be a better mate for her. Bella, however, loves Zsadist – although he does not make things easy on her in any way. His past has too deep of a hold on him. Fortunately, he comes around in the end.

Read first June 2008

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  1. […] of Rhage and Mary Luce) is the second. Zsadist and Isabella’s story is the third in the series, Lover Awakened. Lover Revealed, Butch O’Neal and Marissa’s story is fourth. Lover Unbound (the story of […]

  2. […] Rhage and Mary Luce) is the second. Zsadist and Isabella’s story is the third in the series, Lover Awakened. Lover Revealed, Butch O’Neal and Marissa’s story is fourth. Lover Unbound(the story of […]

  3. […] of Rhage and Mary Luce) is the second. Zsadist and Bella’s story is the third in the series, Lover Awakened. Lover Revealed, Butch O’Neal and Marissa’s story is fourth. Lover Unbound (the story of […]

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