Title: Lover Awakened
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #3
A former blood slave, Zsadist, still bears the scars of his past. He is hostile, dangerous, and feared by both humans and vampires. The only one not scared is Bella, an aristocrat. Bella is instantly entranced by the scarred warrior Zsadist. When she is kidnapped by the lessers she knows he will save her, she just has to survive.
Zsadist and Bella are probably my favorite couple from this series. Z helps Bella work through the trauma of her captivity and she does the same for him. She makes him live again and changes his outlooks so he wants to be a better person, not just a killing machine. I loved watching Z fall in love and deal with his past. It was so emotional and heartbreaking. I can’t get enough of these two and am glad they will be in future books.
“I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came…and I was awakened.”
Major changes also happen within the Brotherhood in this book. We have Tor missing, Phury is struggling with his addiction and feelings, something is going on with V, and we know there is going to be something big happen to Butch in the future. That was very vague but I didn’t want to spoil anything for new readers so just expect a lot to happen.
I can’t wait to reread the next book because, as I said in my review for Dark Lover, it’s been 6 years and I don’t really remember much.
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