Friday, May 8, 2009

Lover Avenged

This is the 7th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J R Ward and the story of Rehvenge and Ehlena.

Book Blurb:

Caldwell, NY, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society.

It’s also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord at the notorious nightclub, ZeroSum, that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he’s approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King, and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood, even though his sister is married to a member. Because he’s a sympath, his identity is a deadly secret- the revelation of which will result in his banishment to a colony for sociopaths. And as plots within and outside the Brotherhood take their toll against Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in a darkening world- Elhena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him- and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

J R Ward rocks!!! I could just leave it at that. :) But I won't. LOL

For those familiar with the BDB - this is the continuation of the stories surrounding the Brothers - but with a little more emphasis on Rehv.

We find out more about Rehv's background - what has driven him to become the person he is and how that makes him feel. We also see a different side of him - one he rarely, if ever, shows to anyone other than his Mother and Sister.

Elhena is a nurse who works in the clinic with Havers. Rehv comes in on a regular basis for his dopamain and antivenon and he is taken with Elhena - but only admires her from afar.

This book also touches on Xhex and John and Tohr. I hope that the next book is John Matthew's. :)

A new development with Wrath occurs.

Lash and the Lessening Society are still up to their tricks.

Payne makes a small appearance and I am really wondering where Ms Ward is gonna take us with Payne's story. Part of me wants Payne to end up with Tohr - but another part of me can't see that happening. I really can't see Tohr with anyone at all. Another part of me wonders if Payne is gonna end up with that might be interesting.

I just wish Ms. Ward wrote as fast as we read. :) But the whole series is well worth the wait.

I give this book and the entire series 5 out of 5 stars.


Black Dagger Brotherhood

1. Dark Lover (2005)
2. Lover Eternal (2006)
3. Lover Awakened (2006)
4. Lover Revealed (2007)
5. Lover Unbound (2007)
6. Lover Enshrined (2008)
7. Lover Avenged (2009)
Dark LoverLover EternalLover AwakenedLover Revealed
Lover UnboundLover EnshrinedLover Avenged


Cecile said...

I am slowly obtaining all 7 of them! I have the first one, so I can start.. I have never read it, but after VampFanGirl's week long series... how could one not be interested in them... and now your review... Damn... I will have to read non stop to catch up with you guys!! LOL!!!
Hope you are having a good Friday!

Michelle G said...

Hello Cecile,

I too was a late comer to the BDB. :) But that enabled me to buy the first 4 and read them one after the next. It was lust at first chapter. LOL

I am having a great Friday - will be leaving shortly for Chinese with the fam - a little belated birthday outing. :) I'm always in the mood for Chinese.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Anna said...

Great review... I just sent you and email on myspacce with some info. ;)

Anna said...

and well look at that, I can't type straight today. LOL!

Lea said...

Hey Michelle!

Great Review! I happy you enjoyed book 7 the BDB series. :)

Warm Regards

Michelle G said...


I got your info and sent you back a response. :) don't worry about the typo fairies...they need love too. LOL


I did indeed enjoy this book. I think it is one of my favorite series....and to think - I wouldn't have known anything about it if it hadn't been for my book group on Myspace. LOL

Have a wonderful weekend ladies.


Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I haven't read JR Ward yet, so many books to read. But you make them sound great, especially with your rating.