Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 4)
Lover Revealed - Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 4 Author:J. R. Ward Butch O'Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard-living ex-homocide cop, he's the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world -- to engage in the turf war with the lessers. He's got nothing to lose. His heart belongs to a female vampire, an aristo... more »cratic beauty who's way out of his league. If he can't have Marissa, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers...
Fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he's found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls on Marissa to bring him back. But even her love may not be enough to save him...« less
This is my all time favorite series. The only books that I am keeping to re-read over and over. I have never gotten so into a series before, the lives of all the characters are just so interesting and complex, you can't wait to get the next one to find out what is going to happen. I am REALLY anticipating reading the next one...LOVER UNBOUND, as Vishous is my favorite character.
What a great, great book. While you can read this independently I would highly recommend starting at the beginning so you really get the feel of how all the relationships work and have evolved together as family. Even the side stories are well written. It's an exciting, emotional and passionate book. Well written just like the others.
Camilla J. reviewed Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 4
I have to say that this book was a big surprise, in a good way that is. I actually did not like Bush particularly before this book and was almost stalling to read it.
However, ten min into the book I was hooked and the reader gets to know bush for what he really is which is freaking amazing.
Go read it, you will not be disappointed.
C.J. P. reviewed Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Bk 4) on
Very entertaining book if you're into this genre. The story is well-told and generally well-written. The best part of the book (and the series) is/are the characters.
My biggest criticism of the writing, in general (of this series) is the dialogue. Dialogue is serviceable for the most part but too often it feels forced. The writer attempts to be unique to the brotherhood group, and has them use a few expressions that just don't feel natural and tend to "grate" on one's nerves.
Another issue is that if you're reading the series, after awhile each book gets a little repetitious. Love stories follow a pretty similar (and simple) pattern and become predictable--very few surprises and no great revelations.
Still, I admit it's a pretty enjoyable read and good characters.
This set on mount TBR for awhile. I was worried. I didn't care that much for Marissa. She finally gets a backbone and it's good. The BDB is an awesome series; however, I tolerate in small doses only. Why? Alpha (and I mean ALPHA) males can only be tolerated so much before I want to bitch slap them. Hard. While I appreciate the original spelling, really?! Then there's all that Brand Name dropping. They're rich. I get that. I don't like reading about it every other sentence.
I enjoyed learning more about John and his evolution.
Butch was not a character I took to right away in the other Black Dagger Brotherhood novels. So when it came time to read his book in the series I will admit I was thinking just to plow through the book and try not to think too much about it. I regret that choice and I regret thinking less of Butch ONeil. Once again J.R Ward has brought her delicious writing style with her blend of sensual seduction and fast moving action into Lover Revealed. J.R Ward lets us delve more into the back story of Butch why he has been a bit of a drunkard in the past but we than also find out what he has been thinking now.
If you have read the other books you know that he has been living with the Brotherhood. By Lover Revealed he has started to want to get out from under the living situation. It is not because he feels any less loyal to the Brothers, but he wants to feel like his own man. Anyone can understand that right? There is of course the tension still remaining between him and Wraths Ex Mate Marissa.
While I enjoyed the book there are still a few parts that get to me I am still not a fan at all of the slayers. The pieces with the slayers are not written badly they are just as good as any other bits it is simply the slayers are annoying and you wish their baby powder smelling selves should just go away. That said there is one interesting bit that crops up and blends well with the entire story having to do with the slayers. So if you enjoy the Black Dagger Brotherhood series you will enjoy Lover Revealed.