Monday, April 30, 2012

Lover Reborn

Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward

Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10)

Lover Reborn is Book #10 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment is a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance- and is unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, desolate netherworld—he turns to the angel to save his former mate, only to despair at the path he himself must take to set her free. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vies for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past, and a future that he doesn’t know he can live with… but can’t seem to turn away from.

As a devoted follower of The Black Dagger Brotherhood series I anxiously awaited Lover Reborn's release.  Thankfully, J.R. Ward didn't disappoint with the 10th novel in this series.  I won't go into the background, but if you are a lover of vampire and paranormal romance and you haven't taken the time to read this series you should definitely put it at the top of your to-be-read list!  It is one of my very favorites.

Lover Reborn is Tohrment's story of saving himself and his beloved shellan, Wellsie, who was killed by the enemy.  Tohr realizes that Wellise hasn't moved on into the Fade like he thinks.  Instead she is stuck in a horrible place called the In Between.  She can't move on until he lets her go and learns to love again.  The problem is he doesn't WANT to love again!  This is where No'One enters the picture.  She is heartbroken watching Tohr and resolves to do whatever she can to help the warrior that helped her so long ago.  Unfortunately her disturbing past makes it difficult for her to trust. 

The journey these two take in helping to heal each other is beautiful.  Although I loved Wellise and it's heartbreaking to know Tohr must let her go, I was so happy that he gets someone to love again.  And No'One (or Autumn as she's known by the end of the book) has been through so much in her life.  It's wonderful to see her finally begin to put her past behind her and live again. 

We also got to see a lot of John Matthew and Xhex in this book.  Things are very stressed between these two and they spend much of the book apart.  The healing that goes on with Tohr and Autumn goes a long way towards strengthening the bond between John Matthew and Tohr and Autumn and Xhex.  This is good because they are going to need them to figure out where their future with each other lies.  John Matthew and Xhex are my favorite couple so I loved getting so much time with them!

I don't want to give away any of the story, but we get to see a lot of changes going on with the Quinn/Layla/Blay/Saxton drama!

All in all I really enjoyed this book and absolutely cannot wait until the next one comes out!  I love where Ward is taking this story and I know things are just going to get better.

Most definitely 5 stars!
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