Title: Lover Unleashed
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #9
Payne suffered from a terrible injury while training with Wrath. The only person who can help her is Manny, Jane’s old boss. They are instantly attracted to each other even though they know nothing can come from it but fate has other plans for them.
Payne is a strong, capable, and sheltered female. Her mother has imprisoned her for years and she is finally free to do as she wishes. I liked her but didn’t connect with her as much as I have with previous ladies. I knew Manny was going to come back into play and I think pairing him with Payne is a good choice. I think they will be a good couple.
There is also a lot of focus on V and Jane’s relationship in this book. They are having marital issues and it takes some help from Butch to get them through it. This was one of the slower paced books of the series because of the issues with V and Jane and the pace of Payne and Manny’s relationship. I still enjoyed this book but it doesn’t have as much of an impact as others of the series.
This book also introduces the Band of Bastards, who I had completely forgotten about. I am interested in seeing how their storyline progresses and their interactions with the BDB. There is also some development with Quinn with his feelings towards Blay. I cannot wait to get to their book!
Previous books in the series:
- Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1)
- Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood #2)
- Lover’s Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3)
- Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood #4)
- Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5)
- Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6)
- Father Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #6.5)
- Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood #7)
- Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8)