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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 incarnateXhex 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


10 thoughts on “Lover Mine

  1. says:

    Some things are destined to be It just takes us a couple of triesto get thereLover Mine is the eighth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series It’s about second chances About circumstances and relationships coming full circle About revenge trust friendship and love But most importantly it’s about John Matthew John Matthew aka Darius reincarnated is undoubtedly one of the most popular characters in the series When we meet him in Lover Eternal he’s a scrawny little mute who lives in a run down apartment and carries a big secret with him In Lover Mine he has turned into a beautiful vampire male with a warrior body who lives with the King of his race and fights with the Black Dagger Brotherhood Warrior body or not inside John Matthew feels small empty and out of place He wants to belong to someone and his object of affection is XhexNow Xhex must be one of the most controversial characters of the series With her athletic body her strong features her men’s haircut and her tough as nails attitude she’s hardly your typical romance heroine But there’s much than meets the eye to Xhex and John is drawn to her like a moth to a flameTo me the great thing about John and Xhex’s relationship is that it has been running for a couple of books We experienced their initial awkwardness followed by sexual tension tentative trust and full on implosion Lover Mine finally gives them their HEA But to accomplish this they need to overcome the burdens of the past and learn to truly trust each other Unlike previous books the love story had a prominent role in this one In previous editions the secondary plots set up a back story for the next books This book introduced a few new characters but pretty much left it at that The focus was on love and closure John and Xhex got a truly wonderful love story which turned out to be of epic proportions due to Darius’ involvement Their scenes were emotional exciting heartbreaking and scorching hot and these two characters ended up being much alike than anyone would have thought The secondary plot which also focused on love was about the relationship between Qhuinn and Blay Oh the tension The mixed and missed signals The angst It was really hard to bear and many times left me on the edge of my seat or screaming “noohoooo” to the book Another great thing about Lover Mine was the villain Lash Lash truly is the best thing that ever happened to the lessers He single handedly changed the lesser scenes from boring and skip worthy to exciting not to miss sometimes hilarious He is bad with a vengeance but he’s engaging and interesting and funny After all this raving and the 5 star rating you would think I found this book to be absolutely perfect but sadly no There were many things small and big which irked me First of all the fashion in which Murhder’s character was introduced left a lot to be desired The whole story about the camera crew seemed redundant and Murhder didn’t leave a good enough impression to be even considered interesting Another story line was a flashback about Darius Since this book is about closure and looking to the future I and everyone with me had expected a final moment in where the JMDarius connection would come out in the open or to an end or would transition or anything But no The way this situation was resolved or not resolved was really anticlimactic There were lots of loose threads throughout the book Things being said or mentioned never to be picked up later on Too many things happened in the last 20 pages which made the ending seemed hastily wrapped up and unfinished There were also quite some inconsistencies The timeline didn’t make much sense characters disappeared for short parts of the scenes and popped up in the end characters who had a relation before did not talk at all Ehlena and Xhex etc Certain situations defied all logic like Xhex not having seen John’s tattoo till pretty much the end of the book despite all their wild love making Or Xhex being able to follow a rant in ASL after she’d just learned to spell the alphabet and then have JM sign slowly to her the next day So there was some seriously sloppy writing going on please Ms Ward find yourself a new editor and for a book that is about closure too many questions were left unanswered And that makes me sad because there’s no guarantee that they will be answered in the next book and not be forgottenAnother thing which makes me sad is that this book seems to mark the end of an era Much has changed throughout the books but John Matthew’s narrating was a constant factor which saw us readers through the series It was wonderful to see the world through his eyes but now that he got his own book I’m very much afraid that we will lose himI'm still holding out hope though because of this dedication from Ward to John Matthew in the beginning of the book I cannot believe you and I have come so farYour book is not a goodbye however just another beginningBut you’re used to thatOverall a good book 45 out 5 But John Matthew deserved a full 5