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May 30 2013 @ 03:27 pm
Lover At Last by J.R. Ward (BDB#11)  
Title: Lover At Last
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, 11
Author: J. R. Ward
Pages: 591
Rating:
Links: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle

Book Description:
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.

What did you think of the book? (Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)
I have to say one of the things I truly love about Ward's writing now (as opposed to the beginning of the series which I still love) is the telling of multiple stories. Not only did we learn more about Qhuinn and Blay, but we also got to know more about Layla, Xcor, Trez, a new Chosen, iAm, Assail and a new character named Sola.

Now while Qhuinn and Blay's story is not my favorite at all, I'm so glad I got to read more about Qhuinn. Qhuinn is a character I've liked since his beginning in this world. It is probably because he's the underdog, the outcast. His family disliked him because he wasn't perfect with his mismatched eyes. This made me empathize with him.

Blaylock on the other hand never really appealed to me.

What I did love in this book most of all was the resolution Qhuinn got with so much of his life.

And then there were more characters. Trez's life and betrothal have really interested me especially with the development of the Chosen he meet at Rhev's place. Then there is Layla and her sad/happy story which I can't wait to read more about. I'm hoping the issues with the BoB can be resolved. And then there is Assail and Sola. Honestly, I think their parts were my favorite of the entire book.

And when Sola noticed Assail purring. Dang. I need to read more about those two.

I would say I was into about half of this book. The rest I could have taken or left. Can't wait for more though as I'm curious to what happens to the rest of our characters.

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