Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
(Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 9)

67%

11 Critic Reviews

Although more time could have been devoted to the main characters (Manny and Payne), the story is very well written and hard to put down.
-Examiner

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward's thrilling new novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

 

About J.R. Ward

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J. R. Ward lives in the South with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in health care in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff for one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation.
 
Published March 29, 2011 by Signet. 511 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Apr 17 2011
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Critic reviews for Lover Unleashed
All: 11 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 5

Examiner

Above average
on May 11 2011

Although more time could have been devoted to the main characters (Manny and Payne), the story is very well written and hard to put down.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
on Apr 28 2011

As Ward doesn’t hesitate for a second to explore the extreme highs and lows of human behavior, her novels resonate with a darkly edgy appeal!

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Maggie Boyd on Mar 01 2011

I am still enjoying the Brotherhood books, and felt this one was a nice, if not brilliant, addition. I would recommend it to fans of the series.

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Booklist Online

Good
Reviewed by Nina C. Davis on Mar 24 2011

New enemies and traumas from the past keep the pages turning with a blend of raw nerve and poignancy.

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Suite 101

Good

One of the most charming aspects of the BDB is the way the author gives her main alpha-males disabilities that make them more real to readers.

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Fiction Vixen

Above average
Reviewed by Sophia on Mar 24 2011

Although I was disappointed in several aspects of this book, I still found Lover Unleashed mostly enjoyable.

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Open Book Society

Below average
Reviewed by hmhibbit on May 11 2011

I don’t feel that this was the best of the series, but it wasn’t the worst either…just somewhere right in the middle.

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Love Vampires

Above average

Xhex is a difficult character to identify with...The male characters in the BDB books are always the stars of the show and the women tend to pale in comparison.

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Monsters and Critics

Below average
on Apr 07 2011

This is actually just a collection of vaguely connected subplots with a lukewarm romance between Payne and Dr. Manello that is nowhere near as compelling as one would expect from Ward.

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Geek Speak Magazine

Good
on Mar 29 2011

J.R. Ward’s greatest strengths have always been her world-building skills and her literary voice, which winningly intermingles machismo and sass.

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The Trades

Good
Reviewed by Carrie Bradshaw on Mar 25 2011

Overall, I really enjoyed Lover Unleashed. I was surprised to see this book split between the twins, but it really worked.

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