Sunday, 10 April 2011

URBAN FANTASY ROMANCE REVIEW: Black Dagger Brotherhood 9: Lover Unleashed - JR Ward

Release Date: 29/03/11


Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself - only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, MD, is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can - but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birth right and the biology that separate them?


Fans of a more organic than orgasmic (though there are a some) Vampire relationships will more than likely by now have read at least one in JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Whilst I prefer the author’s Fallen Angel titles more, this one is well written with an outstanding cast. They’re full blooded (if you’ll pardon the pun,) have vulnerabilities and whilst fighting an on-going secret war are very easy to get to know.

This title, the 9th in the series, brings Payne, Vishous twin sister into her own alongside introducing her to her own nallum, MD Manuel Manello who learns that work and love can mix.

It’s cleverly done, the pace wonderfully constructed and when added to a series that blends paranormal romance with a more believable literotica it creates a series that demonstrates that not every urban fantasy featuring vampires needs to be over the top to the exclusion of plot and that a more organic feel can add a greater depth over multiple partner escapades.

1 comment:

Angela Addams said...

I totally did not like this book. Although I will continue to buy the series, I really feel like things are getting rather ridiculous within the confines of the world Ward has built.