In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.
Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.
After the last two books of the series, I was a little skeptical about buying the book. But in the end, I broke down and bought it for my Kindle.
John Matthew has been one of my favorite characters in the series. He has had a very hard life, an orphan with a disability, he needed and wanted to belong to a family. And when the Brothers finally found him, he thought he finally had want he wanted. Then his father figure disappears and he's thrown into a loop. But he always seemed to have it together. But in this book I found him a little whiny, you know the type, a grown-up baby who lost his favorite toy. He left me cold, I really didn't care for him. On the hand, I never truly cared for Xhex. I didn't think she had the character to become a heroine. But she really proved me wrong in this book. I loved her! She's courageous and strong and she's finally able to let go of her fears and truly give herself to John Matthew.
The secondary story in the book, Qhuinn and Blay are trying to come to terms with their feelings for each other. Blay is ready to move on and Qhuinn is not too happy to see that he's moving on with his cousin Saxton. I'm really curious on what will happen next. And I feel for Layla! Will she have her own story?
Overall I think it was a good book and I am glad that I bought it.
Lover Mine by JR Ward (4/5) Paranormal Romance: Vampires; Published: NAL Hardcover (4/10); Format: e-book for Kindle; Series: # 8, Black Dagger Brotherhood; Books 2010 (53);