Friday, February 7, 2014
Reviews: Father Mine + Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
As a former blood slave, Zsadist bore the scars from a past filled with suffering and degradation until Bella came along and helped heal his emotional wounds. Now, though, with the birth of their child, the demons of his past have been resurrected, called forth by the innocent eyes of his beloved daughter, Nalla. Unless Bella and Nalla can bring him back with their love, he may be lost to them forever.
I really enjoyed another little story into Zsadist and Bella's storyline. I always felt that there was a lot more to their journey that needed to be explained. He had so many issues that they wouldn't be resolved so fast. I liked that this was a filler to help see how he was coping and more into him becoming a father and that dynamic.
Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.
Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood-even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.
I love Rehv! Since we were first introduced to him I found him fascinating and wanted to know more. I was very happy with his story. I really like Ehlena too. She was a great fit for him. There was a lot of Wrath in this one too. I know in all the books they have bits of the other brothers in them but there really was a lot for Wrath. Not that I'm complaining. I always love going back and revisiting the other brothers. I'm hoping that since The King is another Wrath and Beth story that JR Ward may write more to the other brothers. I love Rhage and Mary and would like more of them. I also loved getting a little more insight into Trez and iAm. I definitely want a story for them.