REVIEW: Lover Awakened by JR Ward


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 his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for each other begins to overtake them, 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....

Title:  Lover Awakened
Series:  Black Dagger Brotherhood
Book #: 3
Author:  JR Ward
Approximate Book Length:  468 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


This book is heart warming to the extreme as well as completely heart wrenching. Z's history is atrocious and breaks my heart into a thousand peices. The way it's caused him to live his life is just so empty. Bella's been through hell and watching them both heal is a powerful thing. It also means there are some seriously hard parts to read through.

There are also some other really sad events. I don't want to give anything away, but one of our beloved Brothers and a relatively new addition to our cast are left floundering which leaves us as readers left hanging regarding what might be in store for them.

Bottom Line:

Lover Awakened is an intensely emotional read with such sweet moments and an ending that makes everything worth it!