Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10), by J.R. Ward

Barnes & Noble

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance, unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld—Tohr turns to the angel Lassiter to save his former mate. The only way to rescue her is for Tohr to love another. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vie for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past and a hot, passion-filled future. But can his heart let go and set all of them free?

Not my favorite of the BDB series. I love Tohr and I lost it when Wellsie died, so I was really looking forward to reading about his HEA. Unfortunately, it felt very forced: I don't understand why he had to fall in love with another female in order for Wellsie to go into the Fade. There are plenty of ways to move forward without being pressured into something you're not ready for.

It was nice to get to know No'One better and I think her relationship with Xhex is beneficial for the both of them. I didn't see the attraction between Tohr and No'One, though. In each of the other books, we get a real sense of they why behind the pairings. And this one just didn't seem to fit. (I also didn't like the Phury/Cormia pairing, so I'm shrugging this one off, too.)

I am really looking forward to the next book in the series; Ward has set up two fantastic romantic pairings!

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