Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3) By J.R. Ward

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In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion – until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society. Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her.

Mass Market Paperback, 434 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Signet
Genre: Paranormal-Romance

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This is the third instalment in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

This is Zsadist’s story, Zsadist is my main man, my favourite of all the brotherhood. He is such a complicated character and I love him.

Zsadist has had a very hard life, he used to be a blood slave and still wears his slave band tattoos as a constant reminder. He has suffered a great deal in his past, at the hands of others. He is by far the scariest member of the brotherhood. Always so angry he enjoys frightening others.

Zsadist first meets Bella (also a vampire) at a party in the brotherhood mansion. She finds herself drawn to this terrifying scarred brother. The ‘Lessers’ kidnap Bella, torturing her for any information she may have on the brotherhood. Zsadist drives himself to find Bella and bring vengeance on her kidnappers.

Bella tries to bring Zsadist back from going over the edge of madness. Zsadist loves Bella deep down but because of his past, doesn’t know how to show Bella the love she deserves.

Can they have a future together?

Well the ending is fantastic, the best yet. A beautiful ending to the story, you couldn’t ask for more.

Next up is ‘Lover Revealed’ Butch’s story.

A 5 star read. 

Carly 🙂

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