REVIEW: Lover Avenged by JR Ward


Rehvenge is used to living in the shadows and dealing with the roughest night walkers around—including the Black Dagger Brotherhood. As his secret identity as a sympath is threatened, he turns to the only light in his ever darkening world—a female vampire untouched by corruption, who’s the only thing standing between him and eternal damnation.

Title:  Lover Avenged
Series:  Black Dagger Brotherhood
Book #: 7
Author:  JR Ward
Approximate Book Length:  737 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


I love Rehvenge, I really do. That being said, I found the first half of this book to be pretty slow. He's in a sucky situation all around and I believe he does the best he can with how he handles it all. Ehlena is a very strong woman, albeit a little plain. Her plainness is enchanting too. We learn a lot about the sympaths in this book and they are creeptastic for sure. Rehv's ending isn't ideal, but it makes sense and works out. I look forward to Xhex and JM's book, but I'm also a little afraid of it. I don't look forward to reading about Lash ever.

In addition to Rehvenge, we see from Wrath's POV a lot too. It's nice to see him in action again, but my heart also breaks for him. In his struggles, though, he brings a new character to light.

Bottom Line:

Lover Avenged is both predictable and surprising and is worth the slowness of the beginning. Wrath features heavily too and that always makes me happy.