Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lover Revealed By J.R. Ward

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #4)

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homicide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world-to engage in the turf war with the lessers. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who's way out of his league. And if he can't have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers.

But fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he's found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back, though even her love may not be enough to save him.


Butch, a human ally of the Brotherhood has been captured by lesser, The Omega contaminating Butch with a part of his form, inserting it inside Butch’s abdomen before dumping him in the woods for the brotherhood to find which they would thankfully be able to do, due to Vishous forcing Butch to drink some of his blood beforehand after a vision. The Scribe Virgin appears the Vishous telling him to use his hand to cure the evil of the contamination that Butch faces, which is the very start of a connection the two will share throughout this series. When Marissa, one of the vampires, hears of Butch being hurt she goes to see him in hospital, but he is under a sort of quarantine and she enters the room without protective measures leaving her trapped in there with him until they are both cleared, which allows them to clean up confusion between them, misunderstandings and the fact that they both have feelings for each other. The scene in the hospital bed with Butch and Marissa was hot! When her brother Havers finds out about them, he throws Marissa out and she has nowhere to go, except the Wrath to ask to stay with them which turn out to be the best thing to happen for Butch and Marissa. As it is revealed Butch comes from Wrath’s line of vampire and he decides he wants to be turned, to be with Marissa as it should be. The moment when Butch becomes one of the Brotherhood was great;

“”That’s you,” Wrath said. “You shall be called the Black Dagger warrior Dhestroyer, descendant of Wrath son of Wrath.”

“But you’ll always be butch to us,” Rhage cut in.”As well as hard-ass. Smart-ass. Royal pain in the ass. You know, whatever the situation calls for. I think as long as there’s an ass in there, it’ll be accurate.”

“How about basstard?” Z suggested.

“Nice, I feel that””

There are some big developments with John Matthew in this one, including a much needed friendship between him and Zsadist, but I won’t ruin it by going into the details, you will have to read it to find out. One of the things I approved of most in this book was that Marissa was a virgin and her first time with Butch wasn’t written all fluffy and un-realistic, something that you don’t often get with romance books. Another great BDB read.

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monkeycstars said...

I love Black Dagger Brotherhood! John Matthew is my FAVORITE :)

Jet said...

John Matthew is great and he has come so far from where he started back in the second book.