The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. 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 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 does not include her…
“I love you. And I’m going to keep loving you even after you don’t know I exist.”
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I really liked this book. I read the first few books in this series a while ago and I ended up putting it down because I wasn’t too interested in reading Butch’s story. I loved the first three books in this series and I realized that I desperately wanted to go back to it, so I decided that I was just going to skip Lover Revealed and move onto this installment. And I am so glad I made that decision because this book was just what I wanted to read right now!
I have loved Vishous since the first book in this series. His prophetic abilities have always intrigued me as well as his hand. In the past installments, V had always played a background role really. He never really had any character development and there wasn’t really anything said about his past. Because of this, I was really curious going into this book. I wanted to get to know Vishous and learn more about his backstory. And let me tell you, like Z’s story, it was tragic and tore my heart out sometimes. The more pieces I got of it, the more I sympathized with V and the more I appreciated the strength and courage it must have taken him to survive and to get where he is.
I liked Jane, but I must say that I am a little disappointed with her character and development. I read the prologue of this installment and I was really looking forward to learning more about Jane after that. Sadly, Jane’s back story and just the overall development of her character didn’t live up to my expectations. I wish that she would have been flushed out more and a little more developed as a character.
The main problem I had with this book was pacing. At times, the book was really fast paced and I was really interested in what was happening. J.R. Ward tends to skip around to different POVs and some of them are more interesting at certain times than others. Because of this, at times, I was completely uninterested and I struggled to get through the chapter.
Overall, I really enjoyed this installment in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I had a really fun time while reading it and this book definitely brought back my love for the series. I will be continuing with the next installment, Lover Enshrined .