Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3)
by J. R. Ward
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…
5 out of 5 stars
This was just wonderful and I loved every single second. I couldn't read it fast enough wanting to absorb all the details.
Zsadist story was so heart breaking and sad but full of hope and redemption. He and Bella were on quite a journey together and I loved it all and loved her. She was strong and I like how she stood up to Z. Zsadist was this messed up man with so many issues. I think reading about him made me hit every emotion possible. I liked him. Was mad at him. Felt for him. Rejoiced for him. Cried for him. Loved him. And the two of them together were awesome, it was a build up of intense and odd and awkward and hot!
This series is full of so many layers and sub stories and I think it's fantastic. It's this elaborate world that pulls you in. I love all the third person POV’s so we get to know what a lot of the characters are thinking, even the deranged bad guy. Z and his brother Phury, it was heartbreaking and heartfelt. I'm really like the John story line and what happened with Tohr just about killed me. Even though I got closure with Zsadist’s story, I still have so many questions for the overall continuing storyline.
Ups and downs and drama and love. It's all just this fantastically solid story. I cannot wait for more. I am totally in love with this series. There is just such depth. Brilliant! I was just so captured from the start. Loved it all!
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