Thursday, 3 April 2014

Lover At Last - Black Dagger Brotherhood #11

Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)
Lover At Last by J.R. Ward


Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.

Lisa's Review - 3.5 out of 5 stars

Finally comes the book that focuses on the burning topic of Qhuinn and his relationship with Blay. I have been waiting for several books now for the outcome of that situation - and can honestly say I was left feeling pretty disappointed. The whole way through the book was full of near misses, oh-so-closes, and lots of what-the-hell moments that left me feeling frustrated. When the two vampires finally get their acts together and sort out their relationship rather than just the sex, it seems so rushed and almost skimmed over. Which was a let down, as Ward certainly pulled no stops when it came to writing man on man sex scenes. We all know from every other book in the series that she writes good sex, so it was really good to read that she didn't skim over the male sex scenes, instead putting her all into them.
I also found myself drifting off from the book at times, the Lesser war seems to have drifted off and we maybe saw three or four mentioned in this entire book, but there is now the Band of Bastards, and the fact that Xcor is madly in love with the Chosen Layla, who is carrying Qhuinn's baby, and something going on with Trez, then Assail and Sola...there just seemed so many sub plots for this book I was getting lost at times, and I guess the Trez plot, and the Assail and Sola one are leading into the next book, but for this one they just didn't seem to fit in at times and bored me to tears.
I really hope the next book is a 5 star rating again, I was desperate for this one to be a mind blower of an instalment, so hopefully my rating for book 12 can go up!


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