Review: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward

Posted March 27, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 15 Comments

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Review: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
Lover Reborn
by J.R. Ward

5 Stars


Released: March 27, 2012
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #10
Published by NAL
Pages: 572

We are now on the tenth Black Dagger Brotherhood book and I still love this series as much as I did when I started Dark Lover, for me this series never gets old. When I first started reading though I never though Tohrment would need a book of his own, he already had his shellan, Wellsie, but shit happens and Tohr is now drowning in his own grief, which is not only killing himself, but is preventing Wellsie and his son from going to the Fade. Which, brings us to Lassiter’s mission: Get Tohr over Wellsie so she can move on to the Fade. Could No’One be the answer?

It was such a tradegy when Wellsie died, I remember reading it, dreading Tohr’s reaction when he found out, then sobbing like a girl when he did. So when I received Lover Reborn through the post I was both excited to see what would happen, how Tohr and No’One would connect and also anxious I mean Tohr and Wellsie just fit so well together how could No’One possibly live up to that? After having read it, I still have mixed feelings, this romance is so different from the others, vastly more complicated, more mature and though I was very pleased in the end sometimes it was painful to read their progression. Mainly I think because I am not a huge fan of No’One she is like a vampire doormat, her placid and accepting nature annoyed the shit out of me, although I know that is she had been any more aggressive the romance wouldn’t have happened in the first place. So you see; mixed feelings.

But, although the couple wasn’t my favourite what I adored about this book was the Band of Bastards. Love. Them. They have their very own Brotherhood which is both darker and more violent then the original and they are definietly stepping up their game in their bid to put Xcor on the throne. The face off between B.o.B and the Brotherhood is going to be explosive and even more tense because I like characters from both sides, one of the reasons I am jonesing for the next book is so I can see more of them. Also…Love Triangle Alert involving Throe, Xcor and a certain unnamed female….

Qhuinn and Blay Update. Man people are going to be pissed at some of the developments in this book, but how the last chapter ended with those two…we need the Qhuay book. NOW.

I loved this book, the romance wasn’t particularly my favourite but there are so many other things to love about it and all I can’t think about right now is getting my hands on the next book in the series.

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About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list. Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers. Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern. Connect with her online at,, and

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