Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.
When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.
As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.
It says that this book is supposed to be Payne and Manny's story, but after reading the book I think it was Vishous' book. A revisiting Vishous and Dr Jane's relationship...Truth be told their original wasn't all that appealing to me, but for some reason I truly liked them in this one.
Not all the usual characters were shown in the book, but mere mentions here and there which was okay with me. But I really wanted more with Blay and Qhuinn and of course Payne and Manny. But the moments with Payne and Manny were great, I just wished that were more of than.
And like the last few books of this series, I find that the book was more urban fantasy than a paranormal romance. But I love the overall series and I will continue on buying these books. I cannot wait to see what will come up next.
Lover Unleashed by JR Ward (4/5) Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance; Published: NAL Hardcover (3/2011); Format: Ebook for Kindle; Series: # 9, Black Dagger Brotherwood; Books 2011 (24);