#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s Black Daggar Brotherhood series continues as the cold heart of a cunning predator is warmed against its will...
Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father’s war camp, he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time—until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that cannot include her....
The newest in Ward's ferociously popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series bears all the marks of a polished storyteller completely at home in her world. Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, is a cunning, stone-hearted vampire warrior devoted to killing the wicked, undead vampire slayers known as the Lessers; after an ill-fated visit to a hospital, Vishous falls instantly and unexpectedly in love with a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb. Soon, Vishous has brought the unwitting human back to the Brotherhood lair, where she returns his feelings, opening up a potentially cataclysmic conflict Vishous is, against his will, destined to become the Primale, a warrior with multiple vampire wives who's meant to ensure the survival of the species. Ward has by now become an expert at fleshing out the stories of her supporting characters each with his or her own novel without overpowering the central story, and while the romance between Vishous and Whitcomb is genre-typical, Ward isn't afraid to break with convention in challenging, gratifying ways. Though not recommended for newcomers to Ward's universe or romance traditionalists, this fix will give Brotherhood addicts a powerful rush.
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Love this series
First books were great this one so so
Not digging all the gay stuff and rape in this. I really liked the first few books but now they are going out on the rails a bit.
People read romances to get lost in the pages which is not easy to do when every other reference is about gay sex or gay rape. Plus the s&m stuff was not a turn on in 50 Shades and it isn't here. You end up just thinking these characters are bonkers. I read romances for the love story and ball gags don't scream love to me even if the author tries to make it mainstream by saying it's consensual. This book was a let down and I hope the series doesn't continue to this go this route.
Also why are all the females not attractive and in some cases manly? Again we read these to get lost in a fantasy of beautiful people with lots of money not to read about some flat chested female or masculine buzz cut security guard that somehow snags not one but TWO male leads interests? No way not believing that for a second.
So much potential ruined
I loved V and his relationship. I loved that Jane was smart and witty. Everything was setup great though predictable in a lot of areas (to be expected). I loved that this is the first book out of the series that seemed to have real consequences. I feel like past books set everything up great but the actual peak had no real substance behind it. This one felt like it was real.
BUT THEN THE ENDING. I couldn’t do it. Threw everything off for me. YIKES. It was cringeworthy.
Read it for sure, because everything leading up to the end is great. But it was a smidge too out there for me.