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Review: ‘Lover Reborn’ by J.R. Ward

Review: ‘Lover Reborn’ by J.R. Ward

Lover Reborn

by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #10
Published by NAL on March 27th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy.
When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquillity of the Fade—he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed....
Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future…but can his heart let go and set all of them free?

My Review

First, off…let me go ahead and type right now if my review sounds jumbled or all over the place it’s because this Mama is beyond exhausted at this moment.  I stayed up late almost every night to read this book so that I can type up the review for today.  I was able to squeeze in some time during the daylight hours to read this book, but unfortunately, my two girls had other plans for me during the day.  My oldest would always complain she’s bored and wants something to do (so I made her clean her room) and my youngest of course just coos at me or screams at me when I’m not showing her my full attention.  (She’s five months old and already back talks me).  Yup…needless to say.  I’m beyond exhausted, but this book was well worth staying up at night to read until 2 or 3 am in the morning to sneak in some chapters while my girls were asleep.  Hubby, of course, knew better than to disturb me when I read this book.
WarningThis book will take you through an emotional, crazy ass ride that will make you want to go into the book and kick some ass too.
My thoughts on Lover Reborn is I cried so many times; I lost count.  I had tissues next to me the whole time because it was an emotional roller coaster reading this book.  I was prepared to do some crying since it’s Tohrment’s book…but dang…not that friggin’ much.  I wasn’t expecting to cry over something else also in this book.  I about went into the book and saved the DAMN Vampire myself. I wanted to shred Xcor to pieces…that piss of crap.  GRRRR!!  How dare he!!  How dare his group of BoB’s.  I friggin’ hate them.  I thought when I read Lover Unleashed, that I wanted to know more about him.  Now I don’t.  Hell to NO.  Go to HELL, XCOR!!  I hate your guts!  And I hate your so-called Brotherhood of wannabes.
Tohrment had me in pieces throughout the book.  Here’s a Vamp who is having a hard time getting over his beloved shellan that died and his unborn son.  He didn’t know he was making Wellsie and his son suffer in the “In Between” (which you must read the book to find out what it is).  He never expected to fall in love again or feel attracted to another female vampire, but it just happened when he saw her in the pool, swimming and of course naked.  Something sprang up in him and he couldn’t stop it.
No’One…he knew her from before.  He actually saved her from before.  No’One is Xhex’s mother who has suffered so much.  All she wants to keep busy and clean around the mansion.  Who knew the sexy, tormented, Tohr, would catch her eye and she would fall in love with him.
Lassiter the Angel plays a significant role in the book that helps No’One and Tohrment get together in the end.  His primary focus is to get Tohr to help Wellsie and his unborn son to go into the Fade because if they stay in the “In Between,” they will be gone forever.
Quinn is also in this book again, and boy I’m upset with him at the end.  And that stupid ass, Layla.  Grrr!!!  I realize she had no clue what she was doing, but really.  I won’t even go into that.  I’m so mad at her.
Blay and Saxton also played a minor role in this book all I can say I’m looking forward to Quinn and Blay’s book a lot more because of what happened between them in this book.
Another main couple in this book was Xhex and John.  Xhex is not your normal Female she can kick your ass, my ass and every males ass out there.  She’s not to be messed with and what John did to her and the Brotherhood did…no wonder why she moved out.
I thought J.R. Ward couldn’t get me to cry anymore after Vishous’s book and Rhage’s book…but damn her, she proved me wrong.
There’s just one incident in this book that took the crying over the edge though, and I would’ve never forgiven J.R. Ward if she killed him off.  Oh…I’m so friggin’ happy he’s okay.  He’s been a favorite character of mine since I read his book.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves Paranormal Romance and loves Vampires.  No…this is nothing like Twilight so don’t even go there.  These Vampires don’t Sparkle.  These Vampires would friggin’ laugh at Edward and eat him alive.
If you haven’t picked up the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series to read yet, what are you waiting for start reading the series now?  Just a warning when you do, you will fall in LOVE with the characters.  You will miss them after you are done reading every book.  Thank goodness J.R. Ward will continue to write the other characters in the series.  I love finding out what my face characters are doing.
Now on with the waiting for the next book to come out.  =(
FranJessca

FranJessca

Owner/Reviewer at Book Lovin' Mamas
I guess I should type a bio here. I'm FranJessca or Fran for short. I'm the owner of Book Lovin' Mamas and main Reviewer. I've been reviewing books since I got out of the Navy in 2011. Now 7 years later, I'm still reviewing, but this time with my oldest daughter aka Lil' Sidekick.
When I'm not reading and reviewing, you can find me at my day job during the week and on the weekend taking care of our little farm.
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