Review: Lover Unbound (BDB, #5) by J.R. Ward [Such a bewitchingly tough love story!]

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Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father's war camp he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a future that cannot include her...

This series is just so ravishing!

Lover Unbound is all about Vishous, who is the most intellectual, technology savvy member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. His damning quality is his right hand, which is completely covered with tattoos and obliterates/destroys anything and everything it comes into contact with; as well as his vision - Vishous has the ability to read people's minds and see into the future. This also means that he knows how he and his brothers will die; he just doesn't know the "When?" How horrific, right?

At six-feet-six, and descended of the great warrior known only as the Bloodletter, V was a massive male. With his blue-rimmed ice white irises, his jet-black hair, and his angular, cunning face, he might have been considered beautiful. But the goatee and the warning tattoos at his temple made him look evil.
His romantic partner goes by the title of Dr. Jane Whitcomb. That's right, folks! Vishous falls for an intelligent yet sexy doctor!

Turning his head, he saw a tall human woman with a short cap of blond hair. She wore rimless glasses, no makeup, no earrings. Her white coat read, JANE WHITCOMB, MD, CHIEF OF TRAUMA DIVISION in black cursive letters.

Since she is the chief of trauma, you can pretty much guess how the two love birds meet.

Jane is a hard-as-nails type of girl. She likes being the leader or the boss, and she's not afraid of confrontation - she thrives on it! Therefore, it makes sense that she is the only female in the world who is strong enough to stand up to a hardass like Vishous!

In this installment, we learn a lot of surprising things about V, both in his personality as well as in his past. We learn about his family (which will SHOCK the crap out of you!), we learn about his sexual preferences, as well as his sexual orientations.

Yes, that means the topic of bisexuality does come up, so if you don't like it, don't read this novel. It is very light, nothing overpowering. I thought that it was an amazing and realistic attribute to the novel, so I loved it!

In Lover Unbound, readers learn about V's childhood and how heartbreaking it is! He never knew his mother as a child and his father ("Bloodletter") abused him in more ways than one. Ultimately, this has caused Vishous to become the defensive, angry, stoic version of himself that he is today.

But the moment he meets Jane, his leelan, everything is forever altered! This was an extraordinary love story that throws surprises at you that I KNOW you will never have expected. It's provoking; it's emotional; it's wholehearted.... JUST READ IT!

Swoon-worthy quotes:
"Every night when you get home I'm going to be here. Every early morning before I have to go back to the compound, I'm going to be here. Every night I'm off, I'm going to be here. We're going to steal the time when and where we can, and we're going to stay in touch on the phone when we're not together."
5 TARGETS! 

Carmen Shaw

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Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.

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