Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Lover Avenged is the 7th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by JR Ward. While the first six books revolved around the members of the Brotherhood, this book highlights the evolving relationship between secondary characters, Rehvenge and Ehlena.
Being familiar with the series already, it was very easy for me to understand conflict created between joining a drug dealer, pimp, (Rehvenge) to a goody two shoes nurse (Ehlena). However, if you're just entering into the series with this book, I'm not sure if you could fully appreciate Rehvenge's dark side and the challenges that face him with being involved in this relationship without knowing his dark past that's outlined in the previous books.
There were other ongoing side stories with other characters like Brother-in-Training, John Matthew and leatherclad, female Bouncer-of-all-men's-dreams, Xhex. This hot relationship provides an excellent jump off for the next book, Lover Mine and closure to the issues that have haunted the Wrath, the Vampire King since the beginning.
Overall, I was very pleased with the latest installment in the series and I recommend that you pick up the series from the beginning. But I have to admit I'm mad that I read this book so soon. I should have waited until March 2010 -- that way I'd only have to wait a few weeks for Lover Mine to be released, which is scheduled for April 2010. :)