Review: Lover Unbound

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‚Lover Unbound
by J. R. Ward

Black Dagger Brotherhood # 5/

First Sentence:
“ ‚Just take it, Jane.‘
Jane Whitcomb grabbed the backpack. ‚You’re still coming, right?‘ „

Last Sentence:
“ Without another word he dematerialized back to the life he’d been given, the life he was leading… the life he now, and for the first time, was grateful he’d been born into.“

In Caldwell, New York, war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now the cold heart of a cunning predator will be 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 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 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… (Source:

My thoughts about the book:
I love this book, I love the characters in it, I love the main story, the stories beside, I love the beginning, the middle part and the great end. I love all in it, especially Vishous and Jane, but also John, Zsadist, and so on. There is only little which I would have like a bite in another way, but that are just peanuts. The fifth book in this absolutely adorable great book series is the best one so far and I can’t believe it that it was over so fast. This book has made me cry, laugh, think and the whole time I was like handcuffed 🙂 but not only to Vishous and Jane but also to the other things which happened all around.

Part 5 tells the story about the background and history of Vishous who couldn’t have had a more brutal childhood in a fighter camp of his father. Not only he has to fight against the other pretrans to get enough food to survive, but also his father, who was a sadistic vampire, used every possibility not only to abuse him but also to mutilate him. Vishous is carrying these scars not only on the outside on his skin, but also in the inside, which force him to live his preferences at sex in the violent way. But then he gets shoot and Dr. Jane Whitcomb saves his life and with her authoritative direction, she doesn’t only catch her patient but also the man inside, who feels the wish to be bond to her. But it wouldn’t be Ward’s style if she lets everything happen without any complications and they both would be happily ever after so easy. No; at first Vishous has to face his past, has to admit his mother and to go through his destiny and his responsibilities, because he has to overlook the big picture, to ensure the future of his kind.

Even if I have already thought that part 1 or part 3 are wonderful, then I have to say that it’s getting better and better and part 5 reached a new exhilarating level. Not only from the love story which stands in the focus (and which are always great) but also because off all the things which happens around, like the thing with the Lessers or with John Matthew and his friends or with the virgin of the writing. I like it so much that we get insights of the lives of the different people and always several supporting plots run side by side till they get together to one big plot – so fantastically that I’ve no words for it.
Therefore I’m really very curiously about what will become of John Matthew or what will happen to Phury and Cormia and whether they get together or whether Bella keeps her baby and survives the birth or what the Lessers will use against the vampires in their next plan? The tension rises with every book and it tickles on the skin, so urgently is the need to read on.

I have become a gigantic fan of this series and I can only thank Ward for her great work and I will read the books over and over again or declare parts of it to my personal treasure.
And now that I’ve finished this book again I’ve to admit that I’m really sad because I simply don’t want it to be over so fast again. I want more of Vishous and Jane and the other warriors who can be brutally hard, but are at the same time also intelligent and sensitive.
Therefore at this point I would like to use the quotation of Paul Sweeney, because I couldn’t express my feelings any better concerning the Black Dagger books:

„You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” (Paul Sweeney)

The style is the same like the other book covers in this series, though here I like the picture more as well as the coloring.

All in all:
The absolutely best book in the Black Dagger series so far und I can’t get enough of it. Please more, more from the brother and from the vampires and from all of it!!!

5 of 5 points (I loved it – Buy it!)


Jane:  Stop it.  Do not feel safe with him. The Stockholm Syndrome is not your friend.

Vishous: She was staying. A little longer.
V smiled to himself. So this was what winning the lottery felt like.

Buch: „Like I said, my man, it’s whatever. You and me? Same as always, no matter who you screw. Although… if you’re into sheep, that would be tough. Don’t know if I could handle that.”

Vishous and Jane: V settled back against the pillows and measured the hard line of her chin.
„Take off your coat.“       „Excuse me?“
„Take it off.“    „No.“        „I want it off.“
„Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won’t affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you.”

Vishous: „I love you. And I’m going to keep loving you even after you don’t know I exist“



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About the author – J. R. Ward:

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USAToday Best Selling author of erotic paranormal romance. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.

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