By J.R. Ward
#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s Black Daggar Brotherhood series continues as the cold heart of a cunning predator is 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 Black Dagger 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 cannot include her....
First books were great this one so so2By jjdollyNot digging all the gay stuff and rape in this. I really liked the first few books but now they are going out on the rails a bit. People read romances to get lost in the pages which is not easy to do when every other reference is about gay sex or gay rape. Plus the s&m stuff was not a turn on in 50 Shades and it isn't here. You end up just thinking these characters are bonkers. I read romances for the love story and ball gags don't scream love to me even if the author tries to make it mainstream by saying it's consensual. This book was a let down and I hope the series doesn't continue to this go this route. Also why are all the females not attractive and in some cases manly? Again we read these to get lost in a fantasy of beautiful people with lots of money not to read about some flat chested female or masculine buzz cut security guard that somehow snags not one but TWO male leads interests? No way not believing that for a second.
So much potential ruined3By Brooke McEntireI loved V and his relationship. I loved that Jane was smart and witty. Everything was setup great though predictable in a lot of areas (to be expected). I loved that this is the first book out of the series that seemed to have real consequences. I feel like past books set everything up great but the actual peak had no real substance behind it. This one felt like it was real. BUT THEN THE ENDING. I couldn’t do it. Threw everything off for me. YIKES. It was cringeworthy. Read it for sure, because everything leading up to the end is great. But it was a smidge too out there for me.
Love this series!5By ShawninDallasEvery one of these books has a brand new angle on the life of Brotherhood. I never know what will happen next, but I always enjoy the way each line of the plot is strained with conflict then resolved in unexpected ways. I was very satisfied with the experience of elements of both reality and fantasy mixed to perfection!
V5By kathyesfVishous's story and I loved it. Not only was it V but we had some Phury and John mixed. Spending time with this group of men and their women is all about the bond between the brothers and the connection they have to their women and how fiercely they cherish both relationships. I know that I am not the only one who finds this series to be amazing and because you learn about each one of the brothers you become vested in reading more of the nooks to find out their stories and she how things end up for them all.
Great read.5By Budget mommaThis series is so well written and after the first few books, it still has you holding your breath. I can't wait to see what happens to the brothers next!!
A Bit Much Sometimes3By Jasmyn9I had a hard time buying some of this one. Vishous is quite a cold hearted vampire. His history was a rough one, and I did enjoy seeing how it shaped him and his personality. A lot more about him made sense after reading this book. I felt a little sorry for him to be honest. Although I still don't quite understand how this odd relationship with Butch fits into the whole thing. Vishous is feeling a little sorry for himself now that his bromance has found a mate of his own. He puts himself at risk needlessly and ends up in a human hospital - this is one of the worst things that can happen. Human doctors can quickly see the difference between vampire and human anatomy (and I found some of the differences to be fascinating). Enter Dr. Jane Whitcomb. We get a ton of history about her - some of it was a bit confusing. I kept waiting for her sister to pop up again in the story and she never did. Maybe she does later? There were some pretty heavy hints dropped that I kept waiting for her to appear. Jane quickly realizes Vishous is different than any patient she's ever seen before. And when she's kidnapped to keep watch over her patient after he's rescued the "I love her - but she's human - but I love her - but she's human" begins and never seems to end. Well, eventually it does, and I think JR Ward wrote herself into a corner again. There are a few times now that she's really broken the rules of her own world again. I think this was my biggest pet peeve of the series so far. She finds a way to sort of make it work, but it's not quite within the rules either. There are some pretty big reveals about some of the brotherhood, which I like. And I enjoy seeing all them in each story. Revisiting past favorites is always fun - but I wish the women had a stronger appearance as well.
Great book5By LegalizeCannibalismI don't know where people are getting the idea that Jane is boring ???? All the heroines seem very alike to me, and Jane isn't an exception. Her and V's relationship works perfectly, I very much enjoyed them being together!! ;) I would have preferred the ending a little different but it works.
Great read5By Caveman282It was a great book in the series, another one to add to the list! Can't wait to read the rest!
Lover Unbound5By Animal PrintzThis is my 5th book in this series! I love these stories. J.R. Ward is an awesome writer. I'm about to download the sixth book. I've become an avid reader because of these books. I hope they keep coming cuz I don't want the stories to end! I get completely submerged reading these!!!
Awesome series!5By Freckles2540Would read over and over.. Great books.. Love them all so far!