Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Recommendation Thursday ~ Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3)

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…

The Twilight series is the series that got me back into reading BIG time but J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood is the series that got me into the Paranormal genre big time.  No sparkily vampires here!  It's best to start at the beginning of the series.  Each book builds off of the book before it.  Z and Bella's story is my FAVORITE one to date.  Kind of a vampire "Beauty and the Beast."  Check out this series!  I'll leave you with my ALL TIME FAVORITE quote from this book.

“I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened.”


  1. I adore Zsadist. The other books are okay, but I really, really, really love his.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF post. I'm now following you back (sorry, I didn't even notice I wasn't before).
    _yay_ @ Book that Thing

    1. I agree with you entirely. I've only read as far as V's story so far but I LOVE Zsadist's story. Plus he has some pretty swoon worthy moments for a fictional character :)

  2. Ohhhh I've only read the first book so far but I did really enjoy it. I loved a lot of things and there were a few things I didn't like but I think it is just because Wrath isn't my favorite brother. But with so many other yummy choices I'm sure I'll eventually find one that suits my needs. I really loved Butch in the first book. I think his book is the fourth on but I still need to read the second and third ones first. Have you read the Night Huntress series?! Cause that is a must read hot vampire romance!

    1. Wrath isn't my favorite brother either. Z's my main man right now as far as the brotherhood goes. I've read Butch's book (yup he's book 4) and wasn't really impressed with it. The second book (Rhage's story) and thrid book (Z's story) are really good reads. I've only read as far as book 5 and I've only not cared for 1.

      I've read the first book in the Night Huntress series. Cat and Bones are another PNR couple that I really like.

  3. Omg you know I read the 1st book of this series like 4 months ago and never continued. EEP. I liked it too. I have to get to those!


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