Review – Lover at Last by J R Ward
Lover at Last, Black Dagger Brotherhood #11 – J R Ward
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together… finally become one. Click here to view Lover at Last on Amazon >>
This review of Lover at Last was written for us by our Facebook page fan Julia Moore (WARNING: Review may contain spoilers!)
Oh Qhuinn and Blay! To say that I've been waiting for this moment would be a huge understatement. But I never quite thought that it would go down the way that it did, that is, until I read Lover Reborn. It was then that I knew, like I'm sure most of you did, that it was Blay that was going to be playing hard to get, not Qhuinn. So the book starts off with Saxton-ugh- and Blay breaking up…. and when Saxton goes off to get himself some strange, Qhuinn flips out because he hasn't heard the happy news yet. After he beats the ever living hell out of Saxton, Qhuinn then offers himself to Blay as a kind of ‘revenge'. Oh happy day those two light up the page, sheets, book you name it. They are perfect together.
Moving on to other news, this book also introduces new characters and further delves into the How is this gonna work? between Layla and Xcor. Because really? How is that going to work? I know that he loves her and she loves him, but he put a bullet in Wrath. That is not going to be forgiven by any of the Brothers um like ever! And with Layla being pregnant with Qhuinn's young, seriously because I'm wondering how many gaskets the guy is going to blow when this news comes out. Because with how Layla feels about Xcor, it's going to come out. Soon.
Then Xcor finally seems to have found a way to get Wrath dethroned.
A lot of things come to pass in this book. Zadist gets shot, Qhuinn flies a CESNA and becomes a landscaper, a new forlesser takes charge and starts making deals with Vampires, and a big occurance-Qhuinn's brother is finally found and rescued. If you've been paying attention through the last few books then you should have deduced that this was going to happen in Qhuinn and Blay's book. How could it not?
So many up's and down's in this book. And although by reading the summary on the back of this book you know that Qhuinn and Blay are going to be together, so many of the things that happen leave you wondering if maybe you read the summary wrong.
These are my favorite of all the characters. While reading this book I cried, laughed, gasped, fanned myself, and smiled outrageously Hands down, this is my favorite of all the books so far. I can't wait to read the next to see how Qhuinn and Layla's young turn out. And I'm glad that though, while giving me what I wanted with these two's love finally coming out, she still leaves us in the dark in so many different areas. Questions are raised and never answered in this book, leaving us to hope that she answers them in the next one…
Thank you Julia Moore for writing this review for us!