“In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.
Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.”
Release Date: April 27th, 2010
My Copy: privately bought eBook copy.
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*This review might contain spoilers if you haven’t read the other books in this series.
I was waiting anxiously for JM and Xhex’s HEA and I have to say that The Warden (J.R.Ward) did not disappoint in the least, not only that, she has brought so much more to the table, that i am still reeling from the impact.
Ever since John Matthew laid eyes on Xhex at ZeroSum, we have been following his infatuation, turn into lust and finally become love. However, it wasn’t the right time and until now all JM had encountered when it came to Xhex, was rejection and pain.
Xhex is half-sympath and half-vampire, her sin-eater nature is her burden to carry and has only brought pain and suffering to her life. She does not believe she is entitled to love and happiness and actively refuses to open herself up.
I have never seen such two characters more perfect for each other than JM and Xhex, which is even more obvious in this book. They have both suffered so much in life, with similar pasts and pains, that I was thrilled to see them get their HEA at long last.
They are absolutely soul mates and its undeniable. Their chemistry is also something to fawn over. Their smexing moments were amazing and got me needing to fan myself, over and over again.
Besides the main couple in this book, there were a couple side stories that were extremelly captivating and in the forefront I have to say was Blay and Qhuinn’s journey. It was a hell of a ride, with a lot of ups and downs and plenty of heart break. The only thing that keeps me going with these two, is knowing that they are meant for each other and all that is left is being patient and wait for their Happily Ever After to unfold and bring joy to our Team Qhuay Hearts!
I have seen a lot of complaints about the side stories and flashback cuts throughout Love Mine and even though I understand that at times it can be annoying, specially when it leaves a cliffhanger for a chapter further, I absolutely loved these flashbacks and side stories, they were proof of Ward’s genius in storytelling in my opinion and the surprises she has in store had me taken totally by surprise and gasping in shock.
I love the BDB series and I am so happy to say that Lover Mine has taken the place as my favorite book in this series so far. Quite an accomplish to a series that is in its 8th book and counting. I can’t wait for Payne’s story next and I’ll be counting the days!
If you love the BDB series, you need to read Lover Mine like, right now! If you haven’t read this series yet, I am sorry for you for not having the Brothers be part of your life, just make sure to correct that mistake ASAP, I promise you won’t regret it!
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