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Buddy Read: Lover Unbound by J.R Ward

Lover Unbound by J.R Ward 
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 502 pages
Source: Library
Published on March 6th 2007 by Onyx
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Read in Finnish and might contain some spoilers

The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a member of the 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 does not include her…

Lover Unbound is one of the few books Ruby @ Bookishly Ruby finished before me but I was waiting her to catch up with me and before I knew it she had to wait for me. I think I might’ve over worked myself a bit with night shifts, another buddy read and then this one. You can read Ruby’s thoughts here.

“Love was worth sacrificing for, he thought as he left his room. Even if it wasn’t yours.”

Vishous, V to his friends is feeling a little bit down. Butch, his best friend and a guy he has feelings for just got mated and they live in the same apartment as he does. Vishous gets hurt and meets Jane. I loved the fact that he didn’t think he’d ever find someone but he didn’t even see Jane’s face before he got all possessive about her. I like that Jane is so smart and practical. She doesn’t let little things bother her and she’s a great doctor.

Vishous and Jane were cute together despite the whole kidnapping part. I love how Jane basically didn’t care about that and just wanted to help him and his brother. I just have a thing for a couples when hero is ready to do anything for the heroine. We didn’t get as many sweet things as I hoped but totally worth reading for these two.

I still don’t like John Matthew and think his chapters are pretty pointless. I loved Darius and I don’t really see similarities between the two expect the tattoo and how he’s starting to act more like a warrior, I guess. Just a whiny one. He’s usually just annoying but in Lover Unbound I hate how he made Layla feel because of his insecurities.

Let’s no even mention Jane’s parents. I don’t get why they were the way they were– just to make Jane’s grief about her sister bigger some how?

I had to lower my rating from my 2018 rating which was five stars. I guess I was right in my last review of the book that if my expectations were higher I’d rate it lower and here we go. I think a thing I remember happening in way way later in the books (like maybe after The Chosen) also affected my enjoyment of V and Jane.

I can’t say I’m that exited about Phury’s book. We haven’t even started it yet and I already feel bad for Cormia. She deserves better than being a second choice. I’m amazed after all the stress about what was going on with Bella, Zadist never got annoyed by his twin’s feeling for his shellan. I don’t hate Phury but I don’t understand why Ward decided to go down the road with him in love with Bella and I just hated some of his actions and thoughts because of his feelings. He actually mentioned something about giving up his happiness so his brother could be with a female they both loved. Phury never had a chance with Bella since from the beginning she only saw Zadist, so how did he see it as letting Bella go?

4 stars
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2 thoughts on “Buddy Read: Lover Unbound by J.R Ward

  1. I will be honest I liked John Matthew until his book and I wasn’t a fan of what he became or who he mated with at all.

    Great review on Lover Unbound, I remember loving this one here.


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