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Book Review: Where Winter Finds You by J.R Ward


Where Winter Finds You by J.R Ward 
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #17.5
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 445 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on November 26th 2019 by Pocket Books
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Contains spoilers for The Chosen.

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward is heating things up this winter with a holiday novel featuring some of her most iconic Black Dagger Brothers.

When Trez lost his beloved to a tragic death (The Shadows, Black Dagger Brotherhood #13), his soul was crushed and his destiny seemed relegated to suffering. But when he meets a mysterious female, he becomes convinced his true love has been reincarnated. Is he right? Or has his grief created a disastrous delusion?

Therese has come to Caldwell to escape a rift with her bloodline. The revelation that she was adopted and not born into her family shakes the foundations of her identity, and she is determined to make it on her own. Her attraction to Trez is not what she’s looking for, except the sexy Shadow proves to be undeniable.

Has fate provided a grieving widower with a second chance…or is Trez too blinded by the past to see the present for what it really is? In this sensual, arresting book full of the themes of redemption and self-discovery, two lost souls find themselves at a crossroads where the heart is the only compass that can be trusted…but that may require a courage that neither of them possesses.

Where Winter Finds You is part of this long series and one of the only books I’ve ever preordered. While this was over 400 words– it also didn’t wake many feelings for me. I actually wrote maybe less notes while reading this than while reading some novellas.

“And it was hard, when you were in a dark place, to be around those who were not. You didn’t want to bring anybody down, but you also couldn’t fake the happiness.”

I could shorten this review to four little words: Too little, too late. I’ve been waiting this book since I finished The Shadows, which is thirteenth book of the series. In the end I didn’t think Selena and Trez would get their happy ending but I got so exited when I heard about this book but honestly I could’ve survived without it.

Trez met Therese in The Chosen. I honestly don’t remember much about their relationship in this book and Trez really couldn’t decide between her being Selene and just looking like her.

I was expecting this to go either Therese finding out about looking like Selene from the beginning or even Trez falling in love with her as Therese but of course I should keep my exceptions low because for some reason I end up enjoying these books more when I think they’re just going to end up OK. I did love the first books but you never know which way these later books will go. But as long as J.R Ward keeps writing them, you bet I keep reading them.

I could’ve ended up giving this 3.5 star but the ending just felt so rushed and Trez and Selene deserved better than this book.

3 stars

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Where Winter Finds You by J.R Ward”

      1. Bo. It’s the first book from Black Dagger Brotherhood and actually my favorite book of the series. I love Wrath and it didn’t have as many POVs as later books.

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