Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lover Avenged By J.R. Ward

Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood #7)

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Now, as the vampire warriors defend their race against their slayers, one male's loyalty to the Brotherhood will be tested-and his dangerous mixed blood revealed...

Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood-even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.


I never really warmed up to Rehvenge until I read this book. Montrag has called on Rehv, who just happens to be a sympath, to plan a way to take out the king, Wrath, unfortunately for Montrag, Rehv has other ideas. Ehlena works as a nurse at Havers clinic, which is where she first meets Rehv. She can’t help but be attracted to him, even though he scares her, when he calls her sick; she decides to bring him medicine from the clinic herself, which ends up costing Ehlena her job there. When Ehlena delivers the meds to him, Rehv makes his move on her;

“”It’s simple. I don’t think you should date anyone.” Rehv moved in even closer, until he could see the flecks if gold in her eyes, “But I’m not just anyone.”"

Lots of steamy-ness follows from that point on and some hot phone fun with a pair of stockings. When Rehv is captured Ehlena and Xhex are set on saving him, which they end up doing however, Lash now a member of the lessers, sees this as the perfect opportunity to take Xhex for himself. The storyline that effected me the most in this was that if Wrath. He is struggling and it’s coming at the cost of his relationship with Beth, but their love for one another brings them back together, then a major shock happens with Wrath’s sight going to hell and when he totally loses his sight, it was heart breaking;

“I feel like I’ve died,” he choked. “If this is the way it’s going to be...I feel like the person I was... is dead.”

John Matthew giving up on Tohrment was sad but understandable. There is only so much you can do to try and help someone and have them throw it back in your face, they have to want it for themselves.

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