Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lover Unbound & Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward reviews


Description from Goodreads:

In Caldwell, New York, war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Now the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warmed against its will...Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father's war camp he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a future that cannot include her...

My review:
 Vishous was the brother that interested me the most from the first book. He was just so mysterious and captivating. His story is really heartbreaking and definitely helps you understand why he seems so cold. I will admit that the first time I read this I was disappointed with how certain things went with Jane but to avoid spoilers I wont mention what happens but the second time around I was more open to it and it's an interesting twist. Jane is a great character too. Very witty and had a take no prisoners attitude. They were very well matched. So this is one of my fav's of the series.

Description from Goodreads:
In this "frighteningly addictive" paranormal romance saga there's a war raging between vampires and their slayers. Here are the stories of a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now a dutiful twin must choose between two lives...Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is obligated to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive, and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.

As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body, but his heart for herself. She is drawn to the noble responsibility behind the emotionally scarred male. But Phury has never allowed himself to know pleasure or joy. As the war with the Lessening Society grows grim, tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, and Phury must decide between duty and love....
My review:
 This one was hard to get through. Phury isn't one of my favorite brothers but I do think he was dealt a bad hand. I really liked his character in the earlier novels but in the later books and this one he just became very sad and annoying to me. I was just fed up with his self pitying. Now I do think he was treated pretty awful from those he calls brothers and even his twin Zsadist. He gave up a lot for them and when he was going through some bad stuff they basically just wrote him off.  I loved getting more backround on some of the other characters in the series and it makes me want to read their books even more. This one just left me wanting more for Phury though. I may not necessarily like him the most but I think he did deserve better.


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    1. Theres sex but I don't think that these would be considered erotica?

  2. Ahh Vishous. I loved him. I think I was like the ONLY person that wasn't upset by the ending. lol

    1. LOL the second time around I wasn't but the first time around it was just too weird!