Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3)

J.R. Ward

Reviewed by OBS staffer Deannerenee


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…
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This was a great book!! There background on Zsadist was unbelievable. The story on him made you want to cry and kick the crap out of someone all at the same time. It was truly heart wrenching! Then Bella, who was introduced in Book 2 made Zsadist feel something….something he is not sure how to deal with. He wants her, but thinks he can;t have her…no, he don’t deserve her.
Between the story of Zsadist, and the love story of him and Bella, you will have to read this book in one sitting.
What is there left to say except I think that J.R. Ward might have a hard time topping this book. I can’t wait to read her efforts!