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Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood) [Paperback]

J. R. Ward
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Electrifying! Exciting! Erotic! Sept. 17 2006
By Jane
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This series of vampire novels is absolutely fantastic! JR Ward's writing is wonderful journey of imagination, erotiscm, pathos, love, hate, suspense..and is truly unique! Zadist's story is erotic,sensual and touching. The emotions are deep and you get pulled into the story. She holds nothing back in describing his life as a blood slave! As in real life, sometimes things happen that you wish do not happen. This story is fast-paced! The action is well-described. I love that you cannot predict what the bad guys are going to do and what The Brotherhood are going to do. The actions of all individuals are totally so unpredictable that when it happens - you can't believe it! I love the way she develops the love between the twin brothers, and how they discover that love for each other. I like that sometimes her characters are still flawed in the end of the book. I could not put this book down and even re-read chapters. The emotions evoked by her characters are utterly wrenching. It is very refreshing to read her books and find that there is not a 'cookie-cutter' ending. I look forward to many more of The Brotherhood books! I can't say enough good things about JR Ward's vampire books and style of writing! Except WOW! AMAZING! UNIQUE!...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweetheart bad boy Oct. 29 2007
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While I haven't read the other BDB books, I can safely say that Zsadist is probably my favourite brother. There's something so beautiful about him. Whether it be his tortured past, his closed-off attitude to avoid getting hurt again, his discovery of love, etc... all of Z just calls out to me, and it's not just because he's a tortured bad boy. It's... him. It's ridiculous, but I almost weeped when he felt his heart "hurt".

Z is my favourite sweetheart bad boy :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating Nov. 23 2013
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Lover Awakened took hold of me from the first chapter. The story line was captivating and held me 'til the very last page with longing for more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling hot! March 2 2013
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Hot, hot, hot. Did I mention I thought The Black Dagger Brotherhood were hot. Mucho aliente. Im planning on reading a few paragraphs outloud with my hubby.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, Zsadist, You Broke My Heart May 19 2009
By Buggy TOP 50 REVIEWER
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This is an amazing book and my favourite in the series. LOVER AWAKENED tells the agonizingly painful story of Zsadist, a former blood slave and most feared member of the Blackdagger Brotherhood. After Zsadist rescues the beautiful, aristocrat Bella from the Lessoning Society's torture facility she refuses to leave his side (or bed.) Craving the strength and security she now finds only with him. And it's with her growing love and patience that this reluctant hero ultimately `awakens'. It's a bumpy ride for our pair and this relationship will leave you in tears, both of joy and sadness as we witness Z's transformation from the `cold one' into a male of worth. A multilayered novel L.A of course has several stories and POV's running simultaneously and the action never stops. Full of suspense, erotic and ultimately heartbreaking.

Introduced briefly in the past two books, we now get to find out what made Zsadist the way he is. A confirmed sociopath who avoids all relationships, Z is scarred, pierced, tattooed, violent and illiterate. He's the most feared Brother and distrusted by all because of his intimidating and just downright mean nature. He enjoys pain yet can't bare any kind of physical contact due to the years of physical and sexual abuse he suffered during his time as a blood slave. Zsadist makes for an unlikely romantic hero but JR brilliantly gains your sympathy and you will grow to love this misunderstood and abused character.

Phury as Zsadist's twin plays a major role here, and through a series of flashbacks we learn the details of Z's enslavement and Phury's daring rescue of him. It's a striking scene resulting in the loss of his leg and Z's brutal scarring.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This Series Dares To Feel Oct. 14 2006
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Book one, "Dark Lover", is released and I am intrigued. Book two, "Lover Beware", releases and I am breathless. But "Lover Awakened"...I am beyond stunned. J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood will always be a coveted group of books on my shelf. Her weaving of each brother's story is flawless. From the young vampire trainees to the astounding leading male, readers will feel every emotion, every struggle that each character faces.

Zsadist harbors, like all the brothers, a dark and tortured soul. In previous books he is touted as a vile man, accused of various crimes and potential ones. What lingers beneath the surface is a lost soul yearning for one that makes him complete--Zsadist just doesn't know it yet. Awakened begins where the previous installment left off, with the search for the missing Bella, a member of the glymera, their aristocracy. Zsadist feels a connection to the beautiful woman and his body is trying to tell him what his heart wants to deny. When he manages to extricate her from their enemies, the Lessers, he vows to destroy the one that took her. How he will manage to do this and keep the growing arousal she causes at bay, he isn't quite sure. And he will have to figure out if what he is fighting are indeed his body's needs or his heart's.

Zsadist's background--that of a blood slave--comes slamming to the forefront in "Lover Awakened". Since his release hundreds of years ago, he hasn't exactly been living life. Just as it seems he's almost become comfortable with the angst and tortured feelings, Bella enters and stirs his buried heart like no other has ever been able to--not even his real brother Phury. Their attraction is the most pulse pounding of the series to date and that's putting it mildly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Made of Awesome
The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a group of six very powerful warriors, respected and feared by civilian vampires: their role is to protect them. Read more
Published on March 29 2011 by Tynga's Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great in the BDB Series
This book will leave you wanting more where the other books felt more complete in the ending. I hope to hear more about Bella and Zsadist. It could easily be two books. Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2010 by TJ
4.0 out of 5 stars thirds are supposed to be a disappointment, but not this one.
Lover Awakened follow the style of the previous two books, being dedicated mostly to the character developped here : Zsadist. Read more
Published on Dec 7 2009 by Hélène
5.0 out of 5 stars My FAVORITE of the series by far!!
I was so in love with this book! After I read this one I knew then that the whole series was going to be just great. I had to get everyone I know to read them! Read more
Published on Sept. 22 2009 by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps my favorite in the series....
After reading the first 5 books in this truly captivating series, I think this one is my favorite. The relationship between Zsadist and Bella is more complex, 3-dimensional, and... Read more
Published on Aug. 21 2009 by C. Glover
5.0 out of 5 stars Lover awakened
Lover awakened describe the life of Zsadist one of the six vampire black dagger botherhood when he was young he was kidnnaped and use as a blood slave and among other things,his... Read more
Published on March 16 2009 by Denia Lopez
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