Lover Awakened : Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 by J.R. Ward

Lover Awakened : Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 by J.R. Ward

I may be taking a few small breaks from BDB, but that doesn’t mean I ever gave them up! Which means I have already read more, and it’s time for you to read my review!

Lover Awakened

Lover Awakened features Zsadist’s story and he is here to stay!

We have seen a few glimpes about Zsadist in the other books and we already know that his story is a tortured one.

Bella, on the other hand, is determined to claim him on whatever level she can.

We had left them at a very difficult place at the last book, (I can’t say much, in case you haven’t read it), but at least THAT detail was resolved quickly enough for my own mental health and stability.

Even if I did know that the two of them would end up together eventually, it was very nice seeing their trip and how they both evolved.

I think that his is one of the best couplings I’ve read in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series!

Again, I do believe that Mrs Ward is doing an excellent job with the bad guys and I want them all dead. Yesterday, if possible……

In case you need a bit more of a persuasion, here is a small teaser that I picked for you…..

“He wanted to see her eat. After the sex, after he came inside her, he wanted to have her eat food he’d bought her, and he wanted her to take the stuff from his hand. Hell, he wanted to go out and kill something for her, bring the meat back, cook it himself, and feed her until she was full. Then he wanted to lie beside her with a dagger in his hand, protecting her as she slept.”


I hope you pick up the book and enjoy it as much as I did, if you haven’t read it already, that is!

Lover Awakened : Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 by J.R. Ward

Title: Lover Awakened
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #3
Also in this series: Dark Lover, Lover Revealed
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Published by: Signet
ISBN: 0451219368
Published on: 5 September, 2006
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 434
Audio Length: 15 Hours: 13 minutes
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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…

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A copy of this title was provided via Self-Purchased for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.

5 responses to “Lover Awakened : Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 by J.R. Ward

  1. Pansy Petal

    Nice review K. Love this series, and yes, I think this one was one of my favorites. Since each book only seems to get better, that is saying something. Thank you.

    • Kiki S

      Thank you!!! I truly believe that Ward has a talent and this is one of the books that prove it!

  2. ElishaB

    Nice review 😀 This was has been my favorite book in the series, followed by the Dark Lover.
    I love Zsadist and Bella <3

    • Kiki S

      It is one of my favourites too! I like how they both tried to get what they want! But I think my favourite so far is JM’s book (review coming soon! 😉 )